Family Members

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. 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 born in Edmonton, Alberta, but raised most of his childhood in West Vancouver.
1994 -Graduated from West Vancouver Secondary School with honors with distinction.
For two years (1995-1997) Dr. Jensen was a volunteer church missionary in Sapporo, Japan.
2001 -University of Alberta Bachelor of Science Degree, deans honor list.
2005 -University of Alberta Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree, deans honor list.
Received G. H. Gibb memorial award for restorative dentistry.
Received Pacific Coast Prosthodontic Society award for excellence in prosthodontics.
Dr. Jensen is a General Dentist offering all areas of Dentistry except orthodontics. He has an
interest in endodontics and implants, and has taken many continuing education courses in these areas.
Dr. Jensen also enjoys working with children.
Dr. Jensen is married to Brooke and has three children: Brock (11), Denver (9), and Ivy (3).
They live in Lethbridge, Alberta. Dr. Jensen’s interests outside of work and family are mountain
biking (looking forward to spending time doing this in Fernie) and physical fitness.

 

Dr. Frank Foster DMD (Our Locum Dr)
I trained in Newcastle – Upon – Tyne in Northern England followed by a couple years of post-graduate training in the hospital service some general practice. I passed the Canadian National Examining board exams and came to Canada in 1977. I relocated to Essex, Ontario where I opened a practice and proudly served the Essex region until 2003. My lovely wife and I discovered the natural beauty of British Columbia and made a home for ourselves in the Comox Valley. I enjoy providing locum services and manage to keep up with many dental courses. When I am not working, I enjoy skiing and cycling with a host of other things snapping at my heels to find time for them.

 

 

Dr. Karl Peach DDS MS (Orthodontics, Certified by The American Board of Orthodontics)
Dr. Peach loves the daily challenges and rewards of helping people find their smiles! He enjoys patients of all ages, and getting to know them beyond “just teeth”! He shares some interests with his patients including dirt bike riding and snow-boarding, and hockey. Dr. Peach has provided orthodontic care to North Idaho and Eastern Washington area residents since 1994. Born in Spokane, WA, Dr. Peach grew up in Spangle, WA and attended college in Walla Walla, WA. After completing Dental school at Loma Linda University in California, he completed a one year residency in advanced general dentistry at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana. Following two years as a Captain in the USAF Dental Corps at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Peach returned to Loma Linda University for two additional years to complete a Masters Degree in Orthodontics. Dr. Peach is dedicated to ongoing continuing education to stay at the forefront of the specialty of orthodontics, and afford the latest techniques to his patients. This includes local courses, study clubs, and national seminars, to address all aspects of orthodontic care. Dr. Peach is a member of the British Columbia Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Peach lives in Post Falls, Idaho with wife Brenda, and children Kelsey, Kasey, and Karson. He is heavily involved in giving back to the community. He sponsors several local sports teams, and spends time visiting local elementary schools in February to promote Children’s Dental Health Month. See more Dr. Peach’s bio

 

Dental Hygienists

Samantha
Title: Registered Dental Hygienist (Algonquin College), General Bachelor of Science (University of Waterloo) History at this Office: I started at this office November 2009, after moving to Fernie from Ontario. Family / Hobbies / Personal Interests: I married my high-school sweetheart in May 2012. We like to spend our weekends skiing, hiking, or camping, depending on the season. We also enjoy piling our dogs into the car and exploring all that BC has to offer. Personal Dental Philosophy: I believe that patient education is the key to improving dental health. The more I can inform my patients on dental disease and the methods for prevention, the more I hope my patients will take pride and care in their own dental health.

 

Jan
Title: Registered Dental Hygienist (John Abbott College) History at this Office: I originally worked for Dr. Ahmoye for 6 months then the practice sold to Dr. Amos and Marcela Kahane. I worked with and for Dr. Amos and Marcela for 12 years, since 2000. Family / Hobbies / Personal Interests: I have a wonderful husband and 3 great, grown sons all born and raised in Fernie. I have 5 beautiful grandchildren and wonderful daughters-in-law. I love to garden (flowers), golf, snowshoe, and travel. I like reading and enjoying my yard in the summer. Personal Dental Philosophy: If things are not completed today there is always tomorrow. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

 

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.

Philomena
Title: CDA with Orthodontic Module (Provincial Instructors Diploma), Education Assistant, ESL Tutor Diploma History at this Office: Employed by Doctors Amos and Marcela Kahane as an Orthodontic and chair-side assistant since 2001 Family / Hobbies / Personal Interests: My husband and I have lived in Fernie since 1981. We raised our three handsome sons here, and now have two very fine daughters-in-law and two grandsons (also handsome). I am glad to have the Rocky Mountains as my playground, where I enjoy biking, hiking, skiing, and picking huckleberries. For relaxation, I stroll on the paths by the Elk River stopping to take photos, or sometimes meditate. I could not live without music and literature, and can sometimes be found on my patio reading, writing poetry, listening to music, playing my guitar or drum (not well), and singing; not all at once. If I can fit in to my schedule, I hope to take up hot yoga this winter, and continue with voice lessons. Personal Dental Philosophy: The World Health Organization defines Dentistry as “the science and art of preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth”. Through the work of dedicated scientists, doctors and dentists over a period of many years, dentistry has advanced and developed to become a highly sophisticated forward moving health profession. It is an essential health service and ethical profession where dentists offer a wide range of care to their patients contributing enormously to the quality of health in the lives of those they treat. Claudius Galen (A.D. 130-200) who is considered to be the greatest physician of ancient times after Hippocrates referred to the teeth as the “naked bones of the body”. I have the honour of being involved in aiding and educating the public in the care of those naked bones for the past twenty-four years and hope to continue for a few more.

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.

 

Reception

Deana
Title: Receptionist History at this Office: I started at this office in February 2011. I previously worked in a medical office for 5 years. I have been a patient of this office since Drs. Kahane started in 2000. Family / Hobbies / Personal Interests: I am a separated, single mom of two great boys aged 18 and 16. I love to spend my weekends camping and exploring our beautiful surroundings on my ATV. I really enjoy traveling and have been to several destinations including Hawaii, Mexico, New York, California, and Las Vegas.

Terylene
Title: Office Manager History at this Office: I joined the dental team here in June 1997 with Dr. Ahmoye and Dr. Abbey. When Drs. Kahane purchased the practice, I joined their team in July of 2000. Family / Hobbies / Personal Interests: My husband of 12 years and I were both born and raised in Fernie. Our families have many generations that were born and raised in this beautiful valley. I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible and love to walk, hike, skate, bike, ski, and hunt. We have a new addition in our family, an adorable puppy named Jigger. On our down time you can usually find us camping, boating, gardening, traveling or attending car shows.

Rhonda
Title: Office Manager History at this Office: I joined Dr. Kahane’s team January 2007 and have worked full time ever since. I was initially hired as the Accounts Manager and Receptionist and have been the Manager for just over a year now. Family / Hobbies / Personal Interests: I was born and raised in Fernie and have now made a lovely home in the South Country with my wonderful husband, Jim. We are blessed with a handsome 10 year old son, Dawson, who loves music, animals and science; and a beautiful 6 year old daughter, Dakota, who lives for reading, dancing, and playing outdoors. I also share my home with our 3 active dogs – Tundra, Chloe, and Lenny – and our 3 cats – Whiteface, Badger, and Jewels. I enjoy snowshoeing, skiing, biking, hiking, going to the lake and heading out into the backcountry on our ATV. I love relaxing on my sundeck, watching the kids and dogs play in our yard.