DR. GURJIT GAKHAL
Dr. Gurjit Gakhal graduated in 1997 from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science Honors in Biochemistry. He went on to graduate from Dentistry also at UBC in the top 10% of his class. He is a strong believer in continually updating and extending his knowledge base and frequently takes courses to make him the optimal dentist. He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the BC Dental Association, the Saanich RV Tucker study club, and is a fellow with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
He has completed several courses at the KOIS Centre, a leading edge dental education institution based on current science and research in dentistry. He recently completed the Master Clinician Implant Program with the Global Institute for Dental Education.
Dr. Gakhal practiced in Burns Lake for 2 years before settling in Victoria. Dr. Gakhal has volunteered in Guatemala providing dental services to people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to dental care. He has also worked in Northern Manitoba and at the Cool-Aid clinic providing service to lower income clients. Consequently he is experienced in and provides a broad range of dental services. Along with general dentistry he also places implants and can provide IV sedation.
Dr. Gakhal is married and has two beautiful girls, who are the apples of his eye. He also shares his home with a young cat named Lucas and two geckos. He enjoys trap-shooting, and you can find him most week-ends at one of the Island ranges.
DR. KRYSTEN JOHAL
Dr. Krysten Johal was born and raised in Victoria where she began her educational journey studying at the University of Victoria for a B. Sc. in Biology. She then relocated to sunny Florida for her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Nova Southeastern University and graduated in the top 10% of her class. She is a proud member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), a Nation Dental Honor’s Society that promotes and recognizes high scholarship attainments, exemplary traits of character and potential qualities of future professional growth.
Dr. Johal is very passionate about all aspects of Dentistry and strives to build strong patient relationships to provide comprehensive care. She treats all of her patients with both warmth and compassion and is dedicated to educate and ensure they are comfortable and relaxed during their appointments. Dr. Johal prides herself on her high quality of work and friendly demeanor.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Johal enjoys spending her time with friends and family, going on hikes and trying out new restaurants in Victoria!