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.
Sien is originally from Calgary and has called the Okanagan home since 1990. She started her career in dentistry in 2003 as a dental assistant and became a dental hygienist in 2010. Sien brings a calm demeanour and a lightness to the thorough yet gentle care that she provides for her patients. She aims to find individualized solutions for each person she works with and tries to set the tone for the most comfortable experience as possible.
Another passion for Sien is wholistic health and wellness. She teaches yoga and is a wholistic health counsellor. The combination of dentistry and yoga keeps Sien well balanced and allows her to provide the best care to her patients as she cares for herself.
Joanna was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. She has been with Dr Skidmore since 2013. Jo comes with over 22 years of experience in the dental field, is a certified Dental Assistant in NZ and is also certified in Canada. She decided to come to Canada in 2011 to explore her Canadian side (her mother is Canadian). When not at work she loves hanging out with her hubby, family and friends and being out and about in the beautiful Okanagan.
Sheree is a Certified Dental Assistant having graduated from Camosun College in 1997. She continued to expand her Dental Knowledge acquiring both the Orthodontic and Prosthodontic modules. She has been with Dr Skidmore since 2011. Sheree has a broad understanding of health related issues that affect the oral environment. With experience in Pediatric, Geriatric and General dental health care. Having always valued and lived a healthy lifestyle she recently graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She now possesses a unique understanding of the value of optimum nutrition and is trained in recognizing symptoms related to nutritional deficiencies. Her Home base business supports individuals in achieving their wellness goals using wholefoods, supplementation, lifestyle and psycho-spiritual recommendations.
Desi has been with Dr. Skidmore since 2010. She is a trained Pets and People Therapy dog. She is part time at Dr. Skidmore's office. On her down time, she takes a great interest in birds, her squeaky toys and tennis balls. She is also an avid digger.