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Dr. Michael Webster D.M.D. and Dr. Sarah Garbelya

Dr. Michael Webster | D.M.D.

Dr. Webster was born and raised in Kelowna, and is a proud graduate of Rutland Senior Secondary. He attended UBC-Okanagan where he earned a B.Sc. with a major in Biology and completed his Doctorate of Medicinal Dentistry at UBC-Vancouver. Following graduation he moved to Fort St. John to practice dentistry as an associate which allowed him to diversify and shape his skills. In January 2013, he purchased Kelowna Dental Centre.

Dr. Webster practices all forms of general dentistry including endodontics (root canal treatment), crowns & bridges, cosmetic dentistry, and extractions. He has a particular interest in oral surgery, including wisdom teeth extractions and dental implants for which he has completed extensive training. Dr. Webster enjoys educating patients on the longterm benefits associated with dental implants and providing all related services. He is also pleased to offer Intravenous Sedation at his clinic because of the significant role it plays in helping patients achieve their dental needs.

Dr. Webster and his family have put down firm roots in Kelowna and he loves developing and establishing life-long relationships with his patients. He establishes treatment plans that will best serve the patient over time, considering the long-term picture and prioritizing treatment accordingly. When talking to Dr. Webster it is apparent that he genuinely cares and has your best interest in mind. He is a conscientious practitioner and has made a personal vow to ALWAYS practice evidence based dentistry.

Dr. Webster spends his free time maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the Okanagan and enjoys a variety of outdoor activities with his family. He also enjoys hitting the hockey rink, annual fishing trips on the ocean, and traveling to sunny destinations. He married his wife Danielle in 2013 whom he met while attending Okanagan University College. Together they have a pug named Ugh and welcomed their first child Elizabeth in 2015. Their family grew again in 2016 with the arrival of their second child Pearl. He continues to look forward to raising his growing family in this great city.

Dr. Sarah Abel | D.M.D

Dr. Sarah Abel is a Kelowna native and happy to be back after living in the lower mainland for eight years. She graduated with Dr. Webster from RSS and obtained her Science degree at UBCO. She completed her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at UBC in Vancouver. She honed her dental skills in a busy Surrey group practice before making the move back to the sunny Okanagan.

Sarah is a certified Invisalign provider and enjoys providing orthodontic care for her patients. She offers free Invisalign consultations to new and existing patients. In addition to Invisalign, she practices general family dentistry and is committed to providing quality, evidence-based treatment.

Sarah enjoyed being a volunteer dentist at the downtown eastside dental clinic in Vancouver which has helped shape her into the gentle and ethical dentist she is today. She continues to give back to the community by volunteering and teaching UBC dental students at the Kelowna Gospel Mission dental clinic.

Sarah is committed to being a lifelong learner through continuing education by attending dental courses, study clubs, and conferences.

Sarah and her husband Kevin welcomed their first child in May 2017. In her spare time she loves spending time with her family and friends, attempting to cook, and travelling.

Credentials:
  • UBCO – Bachelor of Science – June 2006
  • UBC – Doctor of Dental Medicine – May 2012
  • Certified Invisalign Provider – March 2013
  • Volunteer Dentist – Kelowna Gospel Mission

Dr. Hanan Dehrab | D.D.S.

Born and raised in Kuwait, Dr. Dehrab moved to Canada in 2007 to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry. She was then accepted to the Doctor of Dental Surgery Program at Dalhousie University. Her education at Dalhousie University engendered a deep respect for working as a Dentist as she was fully immersed into the profession.

Coming from a different culture allowed Dr. Dehrab to relate to people from different backgrounds and socio-economic situations. Her expertise in implementing relaxation and breathing techniques prior to starting any type of dental procedure, especially with anxious patients, has enabled her to gain their trust and enhance their dental experience. She also keeps her patients informed with regards to the procedural steps as well as scientific evidence in order to address their concerns and ensure their comfort throughout the process.

Dr. Dehrab has broad experience in the fields of Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics, as well as Oral Surgery. Her practice philosophy is centered on utilizing evidencebased methods to best serve patients. Although, many patients perceive dental experiences negatively, Dr. Dehrab’s patients always leave with a smile and are eager to come back for any required follow-ups.

Credentials
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry – Dalhousie University, 2011
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery – Dalhousie University, 2017

Dr. Sophia Lata Dahia | D.M.D.

Dr. Sophia L. Dahia was born, raised, and educated in beautiful Vancouver BC! As a UBC graduate, Dr. Dahia ventured across Canada providing dental services in remote, rural, and under-serviced communities. After 12 years of practice ownership, associateship and locums, she is honoured to settle in the magnificient Okanangan. An avid outdoors woman, Dr. Dahia enjoys all the interior has to offer with her family of dogs and many new friends which she has been blessed to gain since her arrival.