Meet The Team

Meet the Kelowna, BC Dental Team of Dr. Skidmore

Dr. Patricia Skidmore, DMD, General Dentist

Dr.Skidmore is originally from Vancouver, Canada.  She received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree from the University of British Columbia in 1984.  After working in Northern B.C. and working as an associate dentist in Kelowna, she opened her private practice in 1986 in Kelowna.  She has been involved as a member of the Academy of R.V. Tucker Cast Gold Study Club in Kelowna since its inception here in 1991.  She is a firm believer in continuing education to stay well informed about advances in dental techniques, which is essential for providing her clients with the highest quality of dentistry possible.

Dr. Skidmore has been involved in the community as a former Director for the Chamber of Commerce, has been past president of the Kelowna and District Dental Society, participated in the job-shadows of Okanagan college dental assisting students, and in the Okanagan College Advisory Board for dental assisting.  She has also been a part of the St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog program with her black standard poodles, Lydia and Oscar.  She is the busy parent of two teenagers Emma and Owen.  Out of the office, she enjoys skiing, hiking, sailing, travelling and cooking for friends and family.

She is thankful to have a great staff to come work with each day.  She enjoys meeting the ‘whole’ family; some of her clients have been with her for over 30 years!



Tarah was born and raised in Kelowna. She has been with Dr. Skidmore since 2012. She has ventured out of the Okanagan, but always found her way back home.  In 2003, Tarah graduated from OUC B.C. as a certified dental assistant and has since acquired her prosthodontics and orthodontic specialties.  She has a great understanding of dental plans and loves watching the families grow in the practice. They really motivate her to take great pride in caring for their dental needs.



Jennifer has over 20 years of experience working as a dental hygienist.  She joined Dr Skidmore's office back in 2006. She enjoys providing individualized care for her patients in a thorough yet gentle manner, and welcomes all patients.  Jennifer enjoys the vast array of outdoor activities that the Okanagan has to offer including skiing and cycling.


Princess Desiree

In memoriam: Desi had been with Dr. Skidmore since 2010. She was a trained Pets and People Therapy dog. She was part time at Dr. Skidmore's office. On her down time, she took a great interest in birds, her squeaky toys and tennis balls. She was also an avid digger.  She is greatly missed.