Our Dental Team

Victoria BC dentist Oak Bay Dental Clinic Office Manager Shanti

Shanti – Manager

Shanti joined Dr. Pite in 2011 and with the growing practice, her role expanded to Manager in 2014. With 15+ years in administration her attention to detail and diplomatic manner is appreciated by both patients and dental team. Above all Shanti loves her children. Spending time with her two daughters, Scarlet and Stella, is her ultimate joy. On weekends Shanti may be spotted jogging through forests with her dog Gretchen by her side, reading, enjoying live music, cooking and baking or buying fresh produce from local farms.

Victoria BC Office Administrator Laura Newbigging

Laura – Administrator

With over 10 years of dental experience, Laura is competent in various settings including general, pediatric and institutional practices. Now an administrator, her knowledge as a Certified Dental Assistant, as well as her involvement in the hospitals, have proven invaluable in creating mutually rewarding patient relationships.

At home, Laura is a devoted mom and is proud of her Black Belt protégé son, Dylan. Together they enjoy cycling, concerts and anything Harry Potter.

Victoria BC dental assistant Kaori

Kaori – Certified Dental Assistant

Kaori is a 2014 graduate of the Vancouver Community College Certified Dental Assisting program. Prior to dentistry, she worked in tourism in Vancouver for 10 years. She believes in creating a positive dental experience for all ages. She strives to provide a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for our great patients.

Outside of the office, she enjoys biking, rock climbing and traveling.

Victoria BC Dental Assistant Mikayla

Mikayla – Certified Dental Assistant

Mikayla is a 2016 graduate of the Camosun College Certified Dental Assisting program. Mikayla was with us for 3 weeks during school for her practicum and has been with us since! She currently sits on the Camosun Alumni Committee for past dental grads. Mikayla takes pride in creating relationships with patients and creating a positive experience for all.

Originally from the Comox Valley, she has been in Victoria for the last 4 years. Mikayla works closely with environmental groups, doing beach cleanups and furthering her knowledge on climate change prevention. She has a deep passion for music is often found listening to music or at live shows! When relaxing she is usually found gardening or exploring the island.

Victoria BC Registered Dental Hygienist Jamie Whidden

Jamie – Registered Dental Hygienist

Jamie is a 2013 graduate of the Camosun College Dental Hygiene Program. She has a background as a Certified Dental Assistant and has over six years of experience working in the dental field. Jamie is passionate about dental hygiene and strives to provide a caring and supportive environment each day. By setting goals and providing individualized treatment, Jamie works with each of her patients to help them achieve optimal oral health.

Outside of work Jamie enjoys cooking, yoga, reading and getting outside with her husband Andrew and their dog Cinder.

Registered Dental Hygienist in Victoria BC Preety

Preety – Registered Dental Hygienist

Preety is a 2018 graduate from Camosun College Dental Hygiene Program. Prior to dental hygiene, Preety’s work experience and knowledge has provided her with building trusting relationships and great communication skills. She strives off working together with patients to make oral care interventions and to meet optimal oral health. Preety is excited to be in the dental field to expand her knowledge and work in a people oriented atmosphere.

Outside of work, Preety enjoys spending time with family and friends. Some of her hobbies include traveling, hot yoga, baking and cooking. She loves interacting with people and helping patients feel at ease during dental hygiene care.

Registered Dental Hygienist in Victoria Evelyn

Evelyn – Registered Dental Hygienist

Evelyn is a 2019 graduate of the Camosun college dental hygiene program. With her passion for dental hygiene she strives to build a caring and supportive environment for patients while helping them achieve their oral health goals. Evelyn enjoys getting to know patients and building relationships so she can offer personalized care.

Outside of work Evelyn enjoys hiking, biking and traveling with her fiancé, long walks with her two pups, spending time with family, and binge watching a good tv series.

Victoria BC Certified Dental Assistant Sarah

Sarah – Registered Dental Hygienist

Sarah is a 2013 graduate of the Camosun College dental hygiene program and is pleased to have returned to the dental field. Dental hygiene has provided her with an opportunity to interact with individuals on a daily basis and support them in achieving their oral health goals. Prior to graduating as a registered dental hygienist, Sarah enjoyed working and expanding her skills as a certified dental assistant.

Outside of work, Sarah loves running, hiking, quadding, and camping with her husband Christian and their “doggy- daughter” Kona. Sarah’s passions include painting and learning new languages — she is currently committed to learning German, making her almost trilingual. Above all, she values being an aunty and is pleased to have two nieces and a baby nephew.