Meet Our Team

Sydney - Practice Manager

Sydney is the Practice Manager here at Cook Street Village Dental - her focus is to make sure your experience at our office is frictionless, enjoyable, and personalized to your individual needs.

Originally from Kelowna, Sydney moved to Victoria and loves all this city has to offer especially year-round gardening. One of the first things you’ll notice when you walk into Cook Street Village Dental is the selection of beautiful plants all thanks to Sydney, a self-professed “green thumb” and plant lover. We love the vitality and freshness Sydney brings to the office not only with her love of botany but her welcoming smile and friendly personality.

A people person at heart, Sydney’s favourite part of the day is interacting with the patients and getting to know the members of the community who pop in to say hello. Sydney’s administrative skills and affable character are one of the main reasons you’ll find Cook Street Village Dental to be the most comfortable and caring dental experience you’ve ever had, and we are so happy to have her as a part of our crew!

Brookelyn - Business Administrator

Victoria native Brookelyn discovered her calling in community service early on. Initially embarking on a career in healthcare, she serendipitously stumbled upon her passion for dentistry. At Cook Street Village Dental, Brookelyn seamlessly merges her dedication to patient care with her enthusiasm for dental health, prioritizing the overall well-being of each individual.

During her free time, Brookelyn relishes in exploring the picturesque beaches of Vancouver Island alongside her beloved mini dachshund, Mr. Finn. When she's not on the move, you'll likely find her engrossed in the latest true crime podcast, tending to her growing crystal collection, or indulging in the beauty of poetry.

Tasha - Registered Dental Hygienist

Tasha is our hygienist here at Cook Street Village Dental and is excited to meet and treat as many friendly faces as possible! An Islander through and through, Tasha grew up in Nanaimo, and attended Vancouver Island University for her clinical training in dental hygiene. After years of practice in Nanaimo, the draw of a bigger city brought Tasha to Victoria, and we’re so glad she chose to join our team!

Tasha is passionate about using her knowledge and clinical experience to educate her patients about the whole-body health benefits that can be gained just by improving one’s oral hygiene. Did you know having inflamed gums can lead to heart disease, make it harder to manage diabetes and is even linked to a higher risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

Tasha is more than a hygienist who cleans your teeth, she will work with you to find a strategy that can help keep your teeth (and whole body!) in the best shape. Besides her gentle but thorough touch in combination with the most up-to-date knowledge of gum health, one of Tasha’s biggest strengths is her ability to connect with patients.

Tasha’s favourite part of her career is the opportunity to work with her patients as individuals - she loves developing a personalized dental hygiene care plan that takes into account each person’s unique needs, and limitations. Tasha curates a customized approach to managing your gum health and combines it with comprehensive tracking to show you your gains and keep you motivated!

Don’t worry, Tasha wants you to know that Cook Street Village Dental is completely judgment free. You’re never going to get a lecture and you’re not going to be told there is only one way to be treated. Tasha will sit down with you to develop a plan that works specifically for you.

Being new to the city, Tasha is always open to recommendations to try new things. Do you have a favourite restaurant? Hike? Book? Recipe? Tasha would love to hear the recommendations! A keen reader, cook (ask her about her famous seafood pasta!), and hiker who loves to socialise with her friends, Tasha is really looking forward to getting to know you.

Gabi - Certified Dental Assistant

Hailing from Victoria, BC, Gabi brings with her a rich French Canadian heritage, having mastered the art of bilingualism from a young age. A graduate of the Certified Dental Assisting Program at Camosun College, she is deeply committed to her profession, which you will notice the first time you interact with her.

In her downtime away from dental, Gabi indulges her passion for exploration, seizing every opportunity to travel and discover new camping spots across the island with her friends. She finds joy in the abundance of freshwater lakes and the vast expanse of the ocean that British Columbia boasts.

Away from the dental office, Gabi finds joy in the company of her two cats, Olive and Simon. An avid culinary enthusiast, she delights in concocting new vegetarian-friendly recipes to share with loved ones or sampling the latest offerings at local eateries in the city.

Jessica - Certified Dental Assistant

Born and raised on The Island, the self proclaimed “favourite daughter of Mechosin”, Jessica’s passion is for all things animals and the outdoors, Jess harbors an unwavering love for animals and the great outdoors. With a penchant for exploring the pristine beaches lining Vancouver Island's western coast, Jess finds solace in nature's embrace. On rainy days, she retreats indoors, indulging in her passion for football (go Packers!) and NASCAR, or sharpening her skills as reigning champion of music bingo.

Although Jess's journey into dentistry wasn't immediate, her experiences when young—where dental visits often sparked anxiety—fostered a desire to create a more comforting dental experience for others. Inspired by the calming presence of her dental assistant during those formative years, Jess embarked on a path to offer that same reassurance to her future patients, and is phenomenal with anxious patients.

Outside of work, Jess cherishes moments with her cat, Dennis, while snacking on the tangy crunch of salt and vinegar chips. Always on the lookout for new culinary adventures, she enjoys trying soups and charcuterie boards, all while immersing herself in the vibrant energy of live music venues.

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