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Meet the Pinetree Dental Team
Dr. Magda Kalinowski
Dr. Magda Kalinowski is a graduate of the UBC Faculty of Dentistry and has practiced for several years in local dental offices throughout the Greater Vancouver area. In the peak of her dental career in Europe she owned her own dental practice before relocating to the Lower Mainland in 2000.
She is a General Practitioner and is highly referred to for treatment of children and disabled patients and holds membership with the British Columbia Dental Association, Canadian Dental Association and Advanced Orthodontic Study Club for General Practitioners at UBC.
Dr. Magda’s calm reassuring manner welcomes and creates a comfortable atmosphere. Her personal approach ensures you will receive the quality of care necessary to set you and your family’s treatment care plan in the right direction.
In her free time Dr. Magda, enjoys spending time with her husband and children. When she gets the opportunity, she enjoys hosting friends and family for delicious home cooked meals and to share and create memories.
Deborah joins our meet and greet team with over 17 years of dental experience in reception and office management. As early as she can remember, she has always loved going to the dentist. Now she gets to spend all day doing what she loves. In her free time she enjoys reading, good movies, and going for walks with her husband and their dog "Kona". Maui is a special destination that she loves to visit often. If she can find the time she hopes to brush up on her French.
Salima joins our team as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She received her Diploma of Dental Hygiene at Vancouver Community College and has over 8 years of full time clinical experience. She went on to obtain her Bachelor of Dental Science degree at UBC and is currently working on her Master of Science in Craniofacial Science. Salima's priority is the comfort and health of her patients, while focusing on preventive dental therapy. If you have concerns related to gum disease or periodontitis, Salima is ready to help. In her down time, Salima enjoys sports, cooking and time with her nieces and she dreams of travelling to Europe and Africa one day.
Janice is a member of our meet and greet team. Her duties help keep our operations running well. After 20 years in banking she decided to take on a new adventure in dentistry to allow her to spend time with her husband and daughters. When she does get a few moments to herself, she enjoys spending time baking and crocheting. She will gladly trade you kitchen or craft secrets.
Jenna is the newest member to our meet and greet team. She enjoys ‘lending a hand’ to help the day run smoothly here at Pinetree Dental. Jenna is certified in Dental Office Administration and wants everybody to have a healthy, happy smile! During her time off Jenna loves to try new vegetarian recipes and go outdoors! Whether that be hiking, kayaking, walking the dog, etc. Another passion of Jenna’s has always been drawing. In her spare moments she continues to learn more about how-to incorporate computer graphics into her art creations and expands her knowledge on oral health. She has even designed a children’s colouring sheet exclusively for our office!
Anna, our Dental Assistant, has been working in dentistry since 1995. Anna has always enjoyed working with people and her role at Pinetree Dental Centre is to assist Dr. Magda and ensure you are comfortable throughout your visit. Anna enjoys hiking and travelling and taking in the sights, museums and architecture of new places. She hopes her future travels will include Morocco and Peru. Around town, you will find her walking her dogs or getting out with friends for coffee or a day at the beach. One day Anna hopes to learn to express her creative side through learning to paint with oils.
Bethan graduated in 2007 with her diploma in dental hygiene and went on to complete her bachelors of dental science degree. She is passionate about oral health, and currently teaches part time in the clinic at the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene. She hopes to pursue a masters degree in the future. Bethan left Canada for a year in 2013 to practice dental hygiene in New Zealand, which was a great learning experience. Bethan enjoys spending time with her young son and husband, going on hikes with their dog, traveling whenever they get the chance, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Marie joined our team in March of 2018 with her diploma in dental hygiene. She strives to assist patients to realize the importance of their oral health and its relation to their general health. Marie has many varied interests and loves to try new things from paintball to archery tag. She hopes to try snowboarding, scuba diving and maybe even learn to play piano. She enjoys Japanese cuisine and culture and hopes to visit Japan one day soon. During her quiet time, Marie enjoys time with family and friends and catching up on some of her favourite TV shows like Big Bang Theory and Black Mirror.