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about your kitsilano dental clinic
la vita dental centre

about our Kitsilano dental clinic

Warm, fun, friendly, and non-judgemental – these are the qualities we aspire to at la vita dental centre. Our goal is to offer you dentistry from a happy place, and our group of high-energy dental professionals and support staff takes that goal seriously. These qualities and goals aren’t just words to us, they are a mantra we infuse into every aspect of your dental experience with us. Experiences such as our comprehensive new patient exam, that includes both an iTero® scan and dedicated one-on-one time with one of our dentists for you to discuss your dental dreams and concerns. The iTero scan is a detailed 3D scan that is used to track your teeth’s movement over time, educate you and your dental team about the condition of your teeth, and has the added bonus of being useful by preparing you for Invisalign® should you ever want to straighten your teeth using their clear aligners.

meet your Kitsilano dentists and support staff

Dr. Lindsay Flumerfelt

Dr. Lindsay Flumerfelt

My journey to becoming a dentist is an interesting one! I attained my BSc in Kinesiology from SFU. While I was studying I worked in various positions in offices, some of which were dental offices. Being able to see the “behind-the-scenes” action made me fall in love with dentistry and decide to pursue and obtain my DDS from UBC. Now, I am a member of British Columbia Dental Association and the Vancouver and District Dental Society.

A smile really can radiate confidence. I love that in a single visit, I can change my patients’ attitudes about themselves and, in a way, change their lives. I get to know each and every one of my patients, to make sure that I know their needs and concerns thoroughly. Having knocked out half of my front tooth at the age of 8, I understand how a minor or major defect can make a person feel self conscious: I do everything I can to create a beautiful, healthy smile.

I believe in lifelong learning. To make sure that my patients are getting great care, I attend study clubs and continuing education courses to make sure that my team and I stay on top of the latest dental news, science, and technology. I love being involved in the community such as volunteering at dental clinics here and overseas! In my free time, I enjoy the beautiful BC outdoors through hiking, running and skiing. I also love traveling and experience different cultures and adventures; I even backpacked through Europe! Being a Kits resident, I can be found sitting on patios with friends throughout our amazing neighbourhood; Don’t’ hesitate to say “Hi!”

Dr. Miekella Okyere

Dr. Miekella Okyere

I love to travel. I love the adventure. But I know there’s something special about home. I grew up in the Vancouver area, and I’m grateful that I can spend my time paddle boarding in English Bay, hiking the North Shore, swimming at Kits Beach, or running to hot yoga. Home is a beautiful place.

I received my BSc in Microbiology at the University of Victoria, and my DDS at the University of Detroit Mercy. I was a scholarship recipient, and received the highest honours in Restorative Dentistry. I’ve been involved with research in the fields of embryology, cell and microbiology, and biomechanics.

I believe health and beauty are inherently linked and that the confidence that comes with a beautiful, healthy smile is powerful beyond measure. I want my patients to look and feel amazing so they can feel empowered to achieve their dreams. It’s what motivates me to embrace modern technology in dentistry and stay current with the newest innovations and research.

I believe in being a gentle and compassionate health care provider. That’s why I’ve spent time helping with local, national, and international dentistry services in rural and underserved communities. I’m now embracing the new adventure of taking care of a dog. He’s a labradoodle named Babar, and we are both so glad to be a part of the Kitsilano secret.

Diane - Hygienist

Diane – Hygienist

your kitsilano neighbourhood dental clinic

Our team at la vita dental centre are all Kitsilano residents and neighbours. We live, eat, and shop locally, supporting other local Kitsilano businesses. Our sense of community is important to us, and we work every day to remind ourselves of how amazing this place is, how fortunate we are to live and work here, and how warm and friendly the people of Kitsilano are to work with.

Kitsilano is a special place. From the beaches to W 16th, from Burrard to Alma, Kitsilano is a melting pot of cultures and people. Just walk a block down West 4th in either direction and you will get an idea of the Kits lifestyle. A rich mosaic of high-end boutiques and wonderful family-owned diners and unique eateries. All of this anchored with foundational businesses like Whole Foods, Safeway, and if we may say so our own little local Kitsilano dental clinic.

Feel free to drop in and meet us, any time. We’re always happy to meet our neighbours, and we enjoy sharing the Kits lifestyle. And if you ask us where to eat, you’ll definitely get suggestions. With so much variety in the neighbourhood, it may not be an easy decision, but it’s always a fun conversation. That’s the Kitsilano lifestyle we love so much.

reviews of your kitsilano dentists

At La Vita Dental Centre, we invest our time into understanding you, not just your teeth. Check out what our patients have been saying about us!

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La Vita Dental Centre
Reviewed from Google

4.8 out of 5 stars

Nat M.
Nat M.

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

The foh staff, dentists and hygienists are super friendly! They made me comfortable and welcome. They use state-of-the-art equipment that helped me see my teeth in various formats.

They scanned my mouth to actually show me underlining issues visually. It really helped me understand what needs to be done in the future. While I don't look forward to returning to fill in some cavities, I know I'll be in good hands.

Jisun Kim
Jisun Kim

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

My friend recommended this place and I wasn't disappointed! The staff is very kind and helpful and Dr. Flumerfelt is also very kind and did thorough check-up. You can feel that they care about your concerns. The office itself is clean and well maintained. Diane did great cleaning and gave me helpful tips to keep my teeth healthier. I highly recommend this place.

Jordan Swanston
Jordan Swanston

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

La Vita Dental has been great for handling my dental needs. They've found that great line of professional service mixed with friendly demeanour and a great, comfortable space. No one seems to enjoy visits to the dentist, but the crew at La Vita really make it a great experience.

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