Dr. Bruce Prokopetz was born in Armstrong, British Columbia. While growing up, he gained a valuable background in farming, forestry, and logging, and eventually pursued a career in dentistry. He graduated from Loma Linda University in Southern California in 1986, and then returned to Canada where he joined a team dental practice in Terrace, B.C. for the next 7 years. In 1993, he opened his own practice in that area, and in 1998, he and his family moved to Kelowna where he again opened his own practice and continued to enjoy the Art of Dentistry. In 2012, Dr. Prokopetz opened a new practice in Sicamous BC where he enjoys the small town atmosphere.
His patients find that his varied background makes him easy to talk to. His personable staff, and the beautiful Parkland Dental Centre all serve to put patients at ease the minute they walk through the office door.
Dr. Prokopetz, is dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients. Because of his "down to earth" nature, he prefers to be called "Dr. Bruce". In his spare time, Dr. Bruce enjoys going to third world countries and providing emergency dental services to people who do not have access to dental care.
Dr. Bruce is committed in his desire of meeting the needs of each patient’s individual circumstances, and many people discover that he and his team far exceed their expectations, not only in meeting their immediate needs, but as teachers to assist in helping them to develop preventive measures for the long term maintenance of their dental health.
Dr. Bruce is always up to a challenge and therefore, seems to thrive on the need to keep current in our ever changing world of technology. He frequently attends opportunities of learning in order to study under other Giants in their field of expertise, some of those being: Dr. Dick Barnes of California for cosmetic crown and bridge work, Dr. Kenneth James of Washington, for excellence in the Hygiene Department, Imtiaz Manji for efficient management skills, and Dr. Mark Morin for quality ceramic restorations.
Valerie is our Certified Dental Assistant. She finds it a joy meeting people and strives to make each person comfortable from the moment they sit in the dental chair. Valerie assists Dr Bruce in patient visits and does double duty around the office to help make your visits enjoyable. Valerie’s past experience in nursing is a valuable asset to my medical considerations that you may have.
Jolene is a Registered Dental Hygienist. Jolene is a graduate of the University of Alberta and has been practicing for over 15 yrs. Jolene & her family recently moved to the Shuswap area from Winnipeg. She is committed to further education and enjoys learning new things. Jolene enjoys travelling, camping, hiking & biking. She also enjoys getting to know new people and looks forward to meeting the new clients in the Sicamous area.
Patrick brings over 30 years of experience and a wealth of denture knowledge to Parkland Dental Centre. He started a four year apprenticeship working with his father in 1981 and obtained a denturist licence in 1985. In 1987 Pat began his own practice and has made thousands of dentures since that time. Patrick left denturism in 2009, but after meeting Dr. Prokopetz in 2012, he was excited to begin working for him at Parkland Dental Centre. Patrick feels blessed to use his skills in the service of others. He has often said "If I were rich, I would make people's teeth for free!" Patrick works in our in-house lab to create and provide our clients with beautiful, handcrafted dentures, partials and mouth guards. He stands behind his work. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys helping people by working on their computers, cars or doing construction projects. Pat is involved in may sports including dirt biking, basketball, volleyball, boating and water skiing. Pat loves being a grandfather.
Brenda is our receptionist who joined us in June 2014. She comes to us with a wealth of experience in office administration and accounting. Brenda is bright, energetic & compassionate about people. Brenda will go out of her way to help your experience be a positive one. She will set up and bill your dental plan directly to make your payments convenient and easy. Brenda has a zest for life and has a variety of interests. Brenda is an active volunteer in Sicamous. Brenda loves being a grandparent.