dentistry from a local place

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

Dr. Flumerfelt attained her BSc in Kinesiology from SFU. While she was studying she worked in various positions in offices, some of which were dental offices. Being able to see the “behind-the-scenes” action made her fall in love with dentistry and decide to pursue and obtain her DDS from UBC. Now, she is a member of the British Columbia Dental Association and the Vancouver and District Dental Society. 

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Dr. Miekella Okyere

Dr. Miekella Okyere

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

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Dr. Wendy Lee

Dr. Wendy Lee has aspired to be a dentist since she was six years old. She has always loved that dentistry is a health science that allows her to utilize her artistic skills. Dr. Lee first attained her BScPharm from UBC; while working as a community pharmacist and then continued onto dental school at UBC. She graduated top of her class in 2004, winning the CDSBC gold medal and multiple awards in periodontology, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, and radiology. In 2021, Dr. Lee joined La Vita dental to serve the community she loves and lives in. She believes in patient-centred comprehensive dentistry and enjoys helping her patients achieve their oral health goals. She loves to take walks along the seawall and travel in her spare time.

Dr. Lindsay Flumerfelt

Dr. Mae Hegagi

Diane - Hygienist

Sam – Office Manager

Diane - Hygienist

Kady – Certified Dental Assistant

Diane - Hygienist

Gemma – Certified Dental Assistant

Diane - Hygienist

Sarah – Hygienist

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Barbara – Hygienist

Diane - Hygienist

Allison – Hygienist

Diane - Hygienist

Mariana – Administrator

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Aleece – Administrator

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Sol – Recptionist

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!

google reviews

 

La Vita Dental Centre
Reviewed from Google

4.9 out of 5 stars

Kali
Kali

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

I am very happy with my choice in La Vita Dental for my regular cleanings and all else. Their staff are knowledgeable and I always leave feeling like I know better how to take care of my teeth. I saw Barbara today for a regular cleaning and she told me lots about my teeth and gums and let me know how I could improve. She was gentle and thorough and just overall did an excellent job! Thank you Barbara! And thanks to the reception team for always getting back to me promptly, whether it's by phone or email. You all rock. See you in 6 months 🙂

Sarah Martz
Sarah Martz

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

The Team at La Vita Dental is meticulous and provide the highest quality and expertise for dentistry. I have been a patron for over a decade when it was still linked with the Arbutus clinic. They take great care of our whole family and our children since they grew teeth. I also notice they have orange shirts prepped for Truth and Reconciliation Day, which shows they have high ethical standards. I highly recommend their services.

Paul Priest
Paul Priest

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

I switched dentists about a year ago and I am glad I did. Dr. Lindsay Flumerfelt is an excellent dentist. She applied an artificial crown for tooth 46. (I know, I haven't provided any photographs. Guess you will just have to take my word for it.)

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