Meet the Team

At Williams Lake Smiles




Office Manager

Jennifer completed her dental reception course at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George in 1994. She worked at Pine Centre Dental and Lakewood Dental in Prince George as both receptionist and chairside dental assistant from 1994 until 2001. Jennifer and her family moved to Williams Lake in 2001 and she was delighted to join Dr. Wasssenaar’s team. She enjoys helping patients realize and achieve their dental goals in her position of Office Manager for Dr.Wassenaar and looks forward to greeting you at their office.



Dental Receptionist

Teena was born and raised in Williams Lake and joined Dr. Wassenaar’s team in 2013. She brings many years of customer service and accounting with her. Teena attended the Business of Dentistry Conference in August 2014. She is very thankful for the great opportunities and vast knowledge that Dr.Wassenaar and his team has shared with her. She is excited to share them with all of our patients.



Registered Dental Hygienist

Krista completed her registered dental hygiene program at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George in 1997. She moved to Williams Lake for the opportunity to join Dr. Wassenaar’s team in the fall of 1997. Krista has demonstrated a long commitment to dental health as she began working in a dental clinic as a junior receptionist throughout high school and college. Krista enjoys the chance to continually enhance her dental knowledge together with Dr. Wassenaar and the rest of the team through a wide variety of advanced education seminars both nationally and internationally. She looks forward to sharing this range of information from her dental experiences with all our existing and new patients.



Certified Dental Hygienist

Kaylyn graduated with honors from the Certified Dental Assisting program at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George in 2009. During her graduation year she was the proud recipient of CDABC’s Award of Excellence and the Lieutenant Governors Silver Metal for outstanding achievement with a GPA of 4.07. She was thrilled to be able to join Dr. Wassenaar’s team in January 2010. Kaylyn is certified in CPR and has also trained in the ZOOM whitening system. In June of 2011 she became a graduate from UBC’s Orthodontic module. Kaylyn continues to expand her dental knowledge and skills by attending courses with Dr. Wassenaar and the team each year. She looks forward to helping provide quality care and making your visit with us as comfortable as possible.



Certified Dental Assistant

Danya completed her Certified Dental Assisting Program at the College of New Caledonia in 2015. She had previously worked at Smile Dentistry in Kamloops where she learned about dental surgery, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and reception. She also had the opportunity to work at Vivid Orthodontics in Kamloops where she learned the ins and outs of orthodontics. Danya is certified in CPR, mild-moderate sedation and has her prosthetic module. Danya joined Dr. Wassenaar’s team in October 2019. She looks forward to expanding her skill set and getting to know all the patients at our office.



Certified Dental Assistant

Courtney completed her Certified Dental Assisting program at the College of New Caledonia in Prince
George in 2019. She was the proud recipient of the CDABC’s Award of Excellence for her class during her graduation. She did her practicum placement at Dr. Wassenaar’s office and was overjoyed to start her career at such a dynamic office in July 2019. Courtney is excited to continue expanding her knowledge and skills in order to give the best possible care in helping patients with their dental journeys.

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Covid-19 (Corona) Virus

Dear valued patients of Williams Lake Smiles,

We hope this finds all our patients and friends healthy and well as summer is supposed to be arriving! Fingers crossed that we will see some sunshine in the Cariboo soon!

Our clinic staff have been working hard through this "new normal" of COVID-19 and ensuring that our clinic is exceeding the regulations to create the most safe and comfortable environment for all our patients. In the field of dentistry, we have always been experts in infection control. Now we are establishing a modified workflow to go above and beyond in this endeavor.

We are starting to resume some scheduling of more routine procedures as well as emergency care at this time. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about our current protocols or would like to schedule care.

Please respect our measures we are taking to ensure physical distancing within our office. This includes completing the COVID-19 prescreening form that is emailed to you before each appointment. We are also continuing to limit our waiting room to one person at a time and having patients complete payments and scheduling in their treatment room before exiting through the side door. This allows us to prevent interaction between patients whenever possible.

You may also find that we are slightly less flexible in our available appointment times for now as we are managing these new measures. We need to consider the amount of patients within our clinic at any time as well as stagger our patient entry and exit times.

Please be patient and kind as we all adjust to this protocol that is in place for the safety of all of us.

Take a few minutes to watch and share our latest instalment of Dr Wassenaar's appearance on the television program "The Wellness Hour". This interview outlines a lot of what we are doing to make sure that our patients have the utmost confidence and comfort in visiting Williams Lake Smiles at all times.

Our first TV interview has enjoyed 860,000 views with world-wide sharing. We would love to hear your feedback.

We look forward to seeing you in our office soon.


Dr Rudy Wassenaar

Dr Sophia Dahai

And all the Williams Lake Smiles team

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