Lakeside Dental Clinic (250)756-1300

Celebrating 32+ Years of Service in 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 William Wolanski - General Dentist / Owner

HomeTown: Born and Raised 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 the best team on the island.

Activities / Hobbies: When I am not in the office you can find me out on the water boating, 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.

Volunteer Work: I am a current board member of the Vancouver Island University Foundation, Director on the Board of the BC Dental Association, and was grateful to join Access and the Semiahmoo Dental Outreach in Kenya with my wife in June of 2017.

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Lakeside Dental Clinic

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Nanaimo Dentist

#7 4800 Island Highway North

Nanaimo BC, V9T 1W6

Michele - Administrative Team Manager

Home Town: Port Alberni, BC

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.


Jess - Treatment Coordinator / Receptionist

Home Town: Nanaimo, B.C.

What dentistry means to m: I love being able to support people achieve happy healthy smiles.

Activities / Hobbies: Running and hiking





Kim - Dental Hygienist

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.

"Flossing is you friend!"

Cheri - Clinical Team Manager / Senior 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 15 years 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, cooking and anything involving my kids.




Heather - Senior Certified Dental Assistant

Home Town: Taber, Alberta

Team Member Role: Implant and Sedation Assistant.

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.

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.

"I have been a CDA for 12 years and every year gets better.  All the new information and technologies make practising dentistry fun and exciting. Also, I just finished my medical lab training and I am excited to implement my training in office."



Chloe - Certified Dental Assistant

Home Town: Ladysmith, BC

What Dentistry Means to Me: My mom took the Dental Assisting course as well and I was always with my mom at the orthodontist office where she worked, so I felt like it was meant to be.

Activities / Hobbies: Spending time at the beach.