Our Team

Doctors

Dr. Marcela Kahane DMD

Dr. Marcela has been practicing dentistry since 1985. She is devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long-lasting smiles. While she does all aspects of general dentistry, her real love lies in the cosmetic field. Her artistic abilities are evident in the results she achieves both with single restorations and with full mouth reconstruction cases. When asked why she likes dentistry, Dr. Marcela has been overheard saying, “I don’t know. I just love teeth! There are so many facets to them and it’s so satisfying to take a tooth from being dull, crooked or discolored and transforming it into something of beauty. Maybe it’s the artistic side of me that comes into play but I truly love to see how changing a patient’s smile can change their life in so many other ways!” Dr. Marcela’s patients often comment that she makes going to the dentist fun with her happy, easy-going attitude!Along with on-going general dentistry courses, Dr. Marcela has enhanced her training by attending the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI)(of Extreme Makeover fame) to achieve a Masters in Neuromuscular Coronoplasty and Case Finishing as well as Comprehensive Aesthetic Reconstruction. Dr. Kahane is fluent in Hebrew and Romanian as well as English.

 

Dr. Amos Kahane DMD

Dr. Amos trained at the Institute of Medicine in Timisoara, Romania graduating with his DMD in 1985. This was followed by a two year internship in Oral and Maxiofacial surgery at the Rambam Medical Center – a hospital in Israel. He then continued his studies at Yeorit Institute leaving with a certificate in oral rehabilitation(known in Canada as prosthodontics). Since coming to Canada, along with on-going general dentistry programs (including some at LVI), Dr. Amos has further enhanced his studies by doing two years of orthodontic studies with Canadian Straight Wire Orthodontics, enabling him to provide valuable support to the practice’s visiting orthodontist. Dedicated to staying on the leading edge of dental technology, Dr. Amos then went on to do a mini-residency in Implantology through the University of Miami School of Medicine. He took plenty of continuing education in Sleep Medicine and is able to treat sleep disorders. This additional expertise allows him to provide comfort to those patients who require dentures or implant dentistry. Over the past several years Dr. Amos has participated in Community Dental Day, a volunteer program organized by the BC Dental Association. This program is dedicated to providing free dental treatment to patients in need, and to date Dr. Amos and his volunteer Certified Dental Assistants have donated in excess of $10,000.00 worth of treatment!

 

Dr. James Jensen DMD

Dr. Jensen was raised in West Vancouver, BC, Canada. After graduating from West Vancouver Secondary School he spent 2 years in Hokkaido, Japan while he served a volunteer mission for his church. He then attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2001, and then attended dental school and earned his DDS in 2005, graduating in the top 15% of his class. Dr. Jensen practiced general dentistry for 9 years in Alberta and BC. He then decided to pursue graduate education and went back to school to specialize in the area of endodontics. He spent two and a half years at Loma Linda University in California and received an MSD degree and a specialty certificate in endodontics. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a diplomate of the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Jensen is registered as a certified specialist in endodontics in both Alberta and BC. In his time away form work, Dr. Jensen enjoys cycling, running, and spending time with his wife and three children.

 

Dr. Darren Tkach, BC Certified Specialist in Orthodontics

 

Dental Hygienists

Katherine

I graduated from Confederation College in 2012 and have been working with  Dr A. M. Kahane in Fernie since December 2017. I have previously worked at dental offices on the west coast, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

 

 

Ortho Certified Dental Assistants

 

Jodi
Currently on Maternity Leave

 

 

 

 

Ute
Title: CDA (College of the Rockies) with Orthodontic Module (Okanogan College) History at this Office: Practicums here while taking the CDA course in Cranbrook during the winter and spring of 2007. Started full time in the summer 2007. I am also trained at the front desk and am currently working both as a CDA and a receptionist. Family / Hobbies / Personal Interests: I have been married since 1991 and have 3 children ages 15, 12, and 8. I am very involved with the children’s activities such as Girl Guides and swim club. I am involved with the Parent Advisory Councils at both the elementary and high schools. I am interested in reading, spending time with family and friends, hiking, biking, skiing, and traveling. Personal Dental Philosophy: I care about all of our patients, it’s important to me to ensure each visit is as comfortable as it can be. I am proud to be a member of a great team providing our patients with the best dental care possible.

 

Sarah
Title: CDA (College of the Rockies) History at this Office: I started in July 2012 after graduating from the CDA program at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, BC. I have been a patient here for the last 20 years. Family / Hobbies / Personal Interests: My family and I moved to Fernie in 1992 and my sister, mom, and dad have all stayed in this beautiful town since. I have been married since 2007 to my lovely husband, AJ. We have 2 dogs, Caesar and Apollo, and own a house in West Fernie. My hobbies are skiing, camping, BBQing with friends, walking my dogs and running. Personal Dental Philosophy: I enjoy working in the dental office where I get to see new and familiar faces every day. I am proud to say that I work in a great office with a great team where we pride ourselves in making our patients feel comfortable during their visits and confident in the treatment we provide them with.

 

Office Administration

Rhonda

Office Manager

I am lucky enough to have been with Dr. A. M. Kahane since 2007. I was born and raised in Fernie and am now enjoying life in Jaffray with my husband, Jim, and our two beautiful children, Dawson and Dakota. I enjoy biking, hiking, and heading out into the backcountry on our ATV. I love relaxing on my sundeck, watching our dogs play in the yard, and taking in the peace and serenity.  When my husband and I can escape, we love exploring the different wineries and orchards in the Okanagan.

 

Terylene
Treatment Plan Coordinator

Erin, Receptionist

I am the newest member of the dental team and am looking forward to meeting all the friendly faces who come through our office. I followed my sister Katie to Fernie in 2017 from Ontario, having never visited before. Once here I knew I would never move back. This is where I met my Scottish partner, Tom. We both have come to love the beautiful areas in and around Fernie. On the weekends you will find me camping, hiking and canoeing. In the evenings I love to go for drives and look for meteoroid showers.

Deb, Receptionist

I have held a casual reception position with  Dr.  A. M.  Kahane since 2014.  I am always looking forward to seeing and helping the friendly faces of Fernie and beyond, but mostly I am proud to work with a great team of professional and caring people.