Lakeside Dental Clinic (250)756-1300

IV Sedation - Dental Implants - General Dentistry - Botox® - Nanaimo BC

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We Care About More than Just Your Smile...

When you visit our dental office in Nanaimo, your smile and oral health are our top priorities.  However, did you know that the team here at Lakeside Dental Clinic loves to hear about what makes you smile as well?  We hope that the work we do gives you the confidence and energy to go out and enjoy life to the fullest.

We look forward to meeting you soon if you are a new patient to our office and excited to see the many familiar faces that have been with our office for years - our patients are truly an extension of our family.



Dr. Robert Wolanski - Dentist / Owner

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Home Town: Edmonton, Alberta

What Dentistry Means to Me: To me dentistry simply means helping people attain better health and avoid more serious complications of pain and infection.  I also enjoy meeting new people and working with some of the best staff on the island.

Activities / Hobbies: When I am not in the office you can find me out of the water kayaking, fishing or scuba diving.  Don't be surprised to run into me wearing coveralls around town either if I have been working on my excavator.

Michele - Treatment Coordinator

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What Dentistry Means to me: My first memory of going to the dentist was when I was about ten years old and I was playing tetherball. I banged my mouth on the metal pole and chipped my front tooth. My mouth was really sore and I was rushed to a dental office. My chipped tooth was restored and consequently restored various times since then through the years. I recall always enjoying my dental visits and picking out a ring at the end of my visit was the best! I always received excellent care and found the dental office atmosphere positive, caring, friendly and welcoming. There was no question that when I grew up I wanted to be a part of that, and now here I am . I love helping to make our patients' dental visits as positive as mine always were.

Activities / Hobbies: Running, camping, other outdoor activities and spending time with my family.

Jessica - Treatment Coordinator / Reception

Hometown: Nanaimo, B.C.

What Dentistry Means to Me: I love seeing a happy healthy smile and the confidence that comes with it.

Activities / Hobbies:  Cooking and baking.  Recently started running half marathons!!! :0)

Extra stuff: I participate in many fundraiser events for cancer awareness (Relay for Life and Run for the Cure).

Kim - Registered Dental Hygienist


Home Town: Port Alberni, BC

What Dentistry Means to Me: I enjoy helping people and making them happy.  What better way than to improve their oral health and therefore their smile!

Activities / Hobbies: Running, hiking (night trail running), movies, reading, traveling, spin class and biking.

Other things about me: I commute a few times a week for work and will continue to do so as long as Lakeside Dental will have me.  Love this office and the fabulous team.

Cheri - Certified Dental Assistant

Hometown: Nanaimo, B.C.

What Dentistry Means to Me: I have always enjoyed helping people and dentistry gives me the opportunity to do just that.  Whether I am helping someone who is in discomfort or helping someone regain their confidence through a brand new smile.  I have had the pleasure of being part of the Lakeside Team for 10 yrs now and in these years have learned so much about people, my profession and myself.  I feel lucky to be part of this amazing team and hope to continue along this path.  Wear a Smile - One size fits all!

Activities / Hobbies:  Running, softball and anything involving my kids.

Danielle - New Patient Coordinator

Home Town: Nanaimo, BC

What Dentistry Means to Me: I always had an interest in Health Care.  Coming from a family of nurses, I knew I wanted to work with Public Health.

Activities / Hobbies: I enjoy hiking and walking my dog - Jackson - on the beach. I enjoy spending my time and doing anything I can with my new puppy.

Heather - Certified Dental Assistant

Home Town: Taber, Alberta

What Dentistry Means to Me: I enjoy helping people and changing their lives by improving their smiles.  While assisting Dr. Wolanski, I get to see first hand the transformation from the before to the after. I am grateful that the work we do helps to improves the confidence of our patients. Gives me something to smile about :o)

Activities / Hobbies: If I am not at Moksha Yoga or the gym, you might find me walking my dog Bailey. I love being outdoors, so I do spend a lot of time boating and camping, especially when the sun is out.  

I enjoy working with people, I love my job and working with the team at Lakeside Dental Clinic.

Leanne - Certified Dental Assistant

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 Home Town: Comox, BC

What Dentistry Means to Me: I like that I get to help and meet new people everyday. I like that everyday is something different.

Activities / Hobbies: Camping, hiking, going to the beach, running, fishing and reading.

Extra stuff: I have been a CDA for 2 1/2 years and I really enjoy my job. 

Kailey - Certified Dental Assistant

Hometown: Nanaimo, B.C.

What Dentistry Means to Me: My father taught me that one of the best things you can have in life is a good sense of humor. What better way to spend my time than helping people feel the confidence to laugh and smile?

Activities / Hobbies:  I enjoy reading, writing, walks on the beach and watching documentaries.