Dr. Jane S. Wrinch
Dr. Wrinch graduated in 1992, obtaining her DMD degree from the faculty of dentistry at the University of British Columbia. After working a short time in northern British Columbia, she was selected to complete a multi-disciplinary hospital residency at the Montreal General Hospital through McGill University. This residency provided her with advanced training in all the specialties of dentistry including oral surgery, anesthesia, and treatment of medically compromised patients. Dr. Wrinch then moved to Ottawa, working first as an associate dentist while holding staff positions at the Ottawa Civic and Queensway Carleton Hospitals. While there, she chaired the startup of a hospital based geriatric specialty clinic and owned her own practice.
Dr. Wrinch is a member of the Victoria and District Dental Society, the BC Dental Association, the College of Dental Surgeons of BC, the Saanich RV Tucker Gold Study Club, the American Association of Gold Ferriers, the Canadian Association of Restorative Dentists and Prosthodontists, and the Canadian Dental Association. Dr. Wrinch has also held membership in the Advanced Orthodontics Study Club at UBC (six years). She was on staff at the Victoria General and Royal Jubilee Hospitals, and is a fourth year dental student mentor for the Faculty of Dentistry at UBC. In January 2000, Dr. Wrinch opened her private practice in the Royal Oak Shopping Centre. She enjoys the challenge of providing quality conservative family dentistry in a comfortable and friendly environment.
Dr. Wrinch is an avid gardener. She and her husband James are heavily involved with the raising of their six children. They all enjoy travelling, hiking, small scale farming, and numerous other outdoor activities.
Dr. Anna Rankin
We warmly welcome Dr. Anna Rankin to Dogwood Family Dentistry Centre. Dr. Rankin graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry with a Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree in 2010. Prior to dental school in 2004, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Biology and Genetics with a minor in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Rankin was awarded with the following upon her graduation from dental school: the Hanau Excellence in Prosthodontics, the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award for Clinical, Academic Performance and Leadership, the Scotiabank Award for Clinical Performance and the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain Outstanding Senior Student Award.
Raised in the lower mainland of British Columbia, Dr. Rankin, and her husband Carl, relocated to Victoria in order to enjoy the slower pace on Vancouver Island. Since graduation, Dr. Rankin has worked as an associate and has owned her own private practice. She practices all aspects of general dentistry and enjoys caring for patients of all ages. Dr. Rankin receives much gratification by interacting with her patients in a compassionate manner.
Dr. Rankin participates regularly in continuing education courses, in all areas of dentistry to maintain progressive skills in general dentistry. She is a member of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, the Canadian Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Victoria and District Dental Society, the Saanich RV Tucker Gold Study Club and the Academy of General Dentistry BC Chapter. Dr. Rankin is also a graduate of the highly esteemed Kois Institute, and has taken courses at the Spear Education Institute. In the past, she has also been a member of the UBC Advanced Orthodontic Study Club (2010-2013) and the Victoria Composite Study Club (2011-2013).
Currently, Dr. Rankin and her husband are busy parents of three young children: Brandon (3 1/2 years old) and Ava and Isla (identical twin girls, 2 years old).
Hillary (Certified Dental Assistant)
Born and raised in Victoria, Hillary is a 2018 graduate from the Camosun College Dental Assistant Program. She loves working with children and assisting with oral surgery, and reports that she has had an interest in the dental field since she was very young. In her free time, Hillary loves going to beaches and getting outdoors to explore Vancouver Island. She loves being active and has a passion for yoga, which she attends regularly. Hillary’s other passion is her two cats, Dragon and Bucket. We are appreciative of Hillary’s calm and compassionate nature. She has been a valuable addition to our dental team.
Rebecca (Certified Dental Assistant)
Rebecca graduated from Camosun College as a certified dental assistant in June 2014. Raised in Kitimat, a small northern BC town in the heart of bear country, Rebecca loves to spend her free time outdoors. She loves camping, kayaking, hiking and volunteer cleaning up beaches with her boyfriend's photography company. Her newest passion has been to train her two cats to become outdoor adventure cats. Rebecca's enthusiasm and attention to detail has been most welcomed and appreciated by Dogwood's team and our patients. Her previous experience working in oral surgery as well as general dentistry has been a huge asset to our practice. You may get the pleasure of experiencing Rebecca's multi-talents, as she now works on Fridays at the front reception desk.
Janet (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Janet is a 1991 graduate of the Vancouver Community College dental hygiene program in Vancouver. With over 20 years of hygiene experience and some prior years of dental assisting, we are lucky to have such a gentle and qualified dental team member. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm to maintain high and current standards in the profession of periodontics are truly appreciated by her patients and dental team. Janet's practice in our office allows her to be able to spend valuable time with her children, at school and with their many activities. Janet and her husband Gavin have two daughters, Celine and Katie.
Kelly (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Kelly graduated from Camosun College in 2008 and brings to the office a fresh attitude and a passion for providing oral health care and education. After many years working in retail, she understands the importance of good customer care. Kelly prides herself in staying current with the latest research in preventative oral health care. Her professionalism and commitment is noticeably reflected in her positive attitude and delivery of care. Kelly is bilingual in both English and Vietnamese and enjoys travelling and spending time with her family, friends and dog Lua.
Marianne (Registered Dental Hygienist)
Marianne graduated from Cegep de l'Outaouais in Gatineau, Quebec in 2014, obtaining her dental hygiene diploma. Hailing from saint-Lin-Laurentides in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, she started her dental hygienist career in Gatineau, working for a number of family dental practices, before moving to Victoria with her partner. Both fans of snowboarding, hiking and trekking, camping and other outside activities, Marianne and her partner are delighted to now live in Victoria, after having slowly migrated west. Marianne's calm, gentle and easy-going manner has been welcomed by patients and the dental team. Marianne will be going on maternity leave in late October 2018.
Tanya (Registered Dental Hygienist)
After having Tanya work with us to cover a maternity leave, we are delighted that she is now back with us permanently on a part-time basis. Tanya is a 2008 graduate of the Camosun College Dental Hygiene Program (a classmate of our hygienist Kelly – clearly a great year!). She strives for a positive patient experience and likes collaborative care plans for optimal health. Her conscientious manner and calm, gentle demeanor is appreciated by her patients and the Dogwood dental team. In her time away from the dental chair, Tanya enjoys running, travelling and spending time with her husband and two teenage sons.
Sabrina, our friendly receptionist, is a native of Victoria, having graduated from CDI College in 2004 from the certified dental assisting program. Since that time, she has acquired much experience including working in paediatric dentistry, and at the University of Alberta Dental Clinic with residents and staff dentists. Sabrina’s lively personality, competence and ability to connect well with patients has been a huge asset to our dental practice. We are delighted to have her as an integral part of our team, keeping us organized and with high morale at all times. Sabrina and her husband Randy, have one very cute little son, Leland, who has become another member of our Dogwood family of children.