Dr. Michael Lowe – General Dentist
Dr. Michael Lowe moved to Victoria from Kentville, Nova Scotia in 2014. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Dalhousie University after completing his undergraduate at Michigan State University.
Dr. Lowe is dedicated to excellence and continues to take the best continuing education possible. This includes:
- Completed an intensive, hands-on soft tissue surgical graft course with Implant Seminars focusing on free gingival grafts and subepithelial connective grafts aimed at treating recession, gummy smiles, and other gum defects
- East Coast Endodontic Study Club, mentored by Dr. Robert Roda, the first Canadian to be named president of the American Association of Endodontics
- Member of the International Association for Orthodontics, having completed training in Invisalign, the two year International Straight Wire & Orthopedic Seminars (ISWOS) program, and the one year Rondeau seminars program.
- Comprehensive study of implant dentistry at the gIDE Implant Institute in Los Angeles receiving diplomas from both Loma Linda University and gIDE Implant Institute in the one year Master Clinician program. At the institute, he learned the latest techniques in guided bone and soft regeneration under the tutelage of Dr. Sascha Jovanovic.
- Currently studying at Seattle’s Kois Center for Aesthetic, Occlusion, and Restorative Dentistry. The curriculum is built upon Dr. John C. Kois´ mission statement: “Enabling motivated dentists to achieve extraordinary levels, expanding both knowledge and application skills in restorative dentistry.
Dr. Lowe is a CEREC Doctor Mentor and trains fellow dentists on single visit crown and restorative CAD/CAM technology.
A recipient of the Canadian Dental Association President’s award, as well as the American College of Dentist’s Award, Dr. Lowe is an active member of the Victoria and District Dental Society, the Canadian Dental Association, the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. and the
British Columbia Dental Association and maintains his license to practice in Oregon in addition to Canada.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Lowe loves spending time with his family and friends. He golfs every chance he gets and enjoys hockey, hiking and skiing.
Dr. Lowe is also the principal at Hillside Dental Centre in Hillside Shopping Centre, practising there two days per week.
Dr. Kevin MacDougall – General Dentist
Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Kevin MacDougall moved to Victoria in 2005. He attended the University of Calgary for his undergraduate studies focused in behavioral neuroscience. After being accepted into the dental program, he relocated to Edmonton, Alberta, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Medical Science concurrently with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2003.
Dr. MacDougall is very active in keeping informed with all the latest dentistry has to offer and enjoys attending various continuing education courses throughout the year. He feels very fortunate to have a career he truly loves and really enjoys getting to know all of his patients. He appreciates all of the trust his patients have placed in him over the years and always strives to provide the highest quality dentistry.
In his free time, Dr. MacDougall enjoys spending time with his three boys. He loves the outdoors particularly hiking, fishing, and boating and is actively involved in sports including soccer, squash, ball hockey, and spike ball.
Dr. Jennie Tebb – General Dentist
Dr. Jennie Tebb was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Regina, and then attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where she completed her Doctorate in Dental Medicine.
For many years Dr. Tebb would travel out to B.C. any chance she got to escape Saskatchewan’s hard winters and explore beautiful British Columbia. In 2021 she decided to make Victoria her home. Dr. Tebb enjoys all aspects of dentistry. She cares deeply about her patients and is passionate about her constant advancement in knowledge and expertise in the dental field.
In Dr. Tebb’s spare time she enjoys competing in equestrian show jumping, hiking and exploring the island, and trying new food.
Dr. Erin Kotelko – General Dentist
For the last year and a half Dr. Kotelko has been splitting her treatment time between Smiles by Design and our other sister office, Hillside Dental Centre. As of January 2022, Dr. Kotelko will be focusing her treatment time to Hillside Dental Centre and will be available there Monday thru Friday, with the occasional Saturday available.
Appointments with Dr. Kotelko can be coordinated with the reception team at Hillside Dental Centre, 250-592-8282
Teresa was born and raised in Victoria and now lives in Shawnigan Lake. She completed the CDA program in 2000 at Camosun College then continued her dental education in the Dental Hygiene Program in 2002. Teresa has a gentle touch and works hard to make people feel comfortable in the dental chair. Teresa has four children, two boys and two girls and loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and family.
Originally from Victoria, Rebecca attended the Dental Hygiene diploma program at the University of Manitoba and subsequently worked and lived in Vancouver, New York and Toronto before happily returning back to the Island five years ago. She has three children whom she adores, and in her free time, loves biking, hiking and relaxing at the family cabin.
Rebecca strives to always ensure her patients always feel informed and comfortable during their visit, being sensitive to the patient’s concerns and dental fears. She loves her job, in particular working together with patients to achieve their optimal oral health.
Dee was born and raised in Prince George and made the move to Victoria where she has happily spent 13 years thus far. She obtained her certification as a CDA at Camosun College in 2012 and has been practicing since.
Dee began working with Dr. Lowe in 2014 and feels fortunate to be apart of the growing practice at Smiles. You will primarily find her here but she makes appearances at the sister office Hillside Dental Centre. She is quiet natured and believes in bringing a positive and relaxed energy into treatment to lighten the experience for patients.
Dee enjoys living an active and healthy lifestyle so you will typically find her at the gym or getting about outdoors. She enjoys exploring markets, live music and spending time with friends.