The Sunnyside Dental Team

At Sunnyside Dental, we offer a fully computerized, child-friendly office providing the highest level of care to our patients.  Our dental services include family and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign®, Professional Teeth Whitening, and Botox®.  You can count on the gentle Sunnyside dental team to provide quality dental care in a friendly environment.

If you have any questions or would like to know how we can give you a better smile, call our office today for an appointment (250) 764-7794.

Dr. Chaitra Rao

Kelowna Dentist

Dr. Rao joined us in 2020 from Ontario, and loves to help our patients with restorative treatments as well as Invisalign clear aligner treatments.

Dr. Jaana Koning

Kelowna Dentist

Dr. Jaana Koning is originally from Finland, and graduated from the University of Turku, Finland, in 1991, receiving a degree as Doctor of Dental Surgery. She then moved to Canada in 1992, and is fully certified to practice as a dentist in Canada by the National Dental Examining Board.

With over 25 years of experience, “Dr. Jaana” has been providing dental care to patients across the country. For example, she’s worked in Ontario, far up in Canada’s Arctic provinces, and here in British Columbia. Also, here’s an interesting fact—Dr. Jaana has done the most Invisalign® cases in the Okanagan of any other female dentist! Because of her experience with so many different cases, Dr. Jaana understands the full range of treatment options available to each of her patients. In addition, Dr. Jaana is a full and founding member of the Dr. David Galler Invsalign® mentoring group. As a result, she has access to a network of other professionals dedicated to Invisalign® treatments, as well as helping each other with additional clinical advice.

Her treatment philosophy is to be honest and direct with her patients, and to use the latest in techniques while trying to make patients as comfortable as possible.

Meet the Team


Office Manager

Peter supports the team by making sure the office is kept in order and equipment is running smoothly. In addition, Peter coordinates staff schedules, ensures that supplies are available at all times, and helps with the website. If he’s not in the office, then Peter enjoys skiing and going for walks in the Mission.



With significant experience with dental insurance and her lovely disposition, Roberta loves going for hikes with her husband in the hills above Ellison.


Certified Dental Assistant

Andrea is originally from North Van, and moved to the Okanagan in 1995, where she raised her 2 boys and is now a proud grandmother. She has been a CDA for over 30 years, and is very compassionate with her patients. A lot of her career has been spent working as an orthodontic assistant, and as a result, she has significant experience with Invisalign. She loves playing the piano, quilting, and hiking. Also, she regularly takes her big orange kayak on the lake with her husband Cliff.


Certified Dental Assistant

Linda moved to Kelowna 8 years ago from Upper Little Boot, Manitoba. She enjoys explaining treatment options and supporting the doctors as they treat the patients. Linda is a key member of the local rollerskating racing team, and also strolls through her neighbourhood walking her pet skink, Spiny Norman.


Certified Dental Assistant

Viv enjoys all the good things that the Okanagan has to offer. Viv’s peaceful nature adds to the friendly atmosphere of our clinic!


Registered Dental Hygienist

With 20 years experience, Tara was looking for a leading edge, family-oriented practice to join and found Sunnyside Dental. She has been a great addition to the team and all of our clients love her! If she’s not at the office, then Tara is at the beach with her family or spending time in her garden.


Registered Dental Hygienist

Rose brightens our week as our additional hygienist. Rose has had Invisalign treatment, and finds that life in the amazing Okanagan gives her plenty of opportunity to show off her beautiful smile!