Meet Our Team

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Jacquie – Treatment Co-ordinator

Jacquie started her career in dentistry in 1997 as a receptionist and then expanded her knowledge to graduate as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2001. That same year, she joined Dr. Yamaoka’s practice as one of his surgical assistants. Following 6 years of assisting Dr. Yamaoka, Jacquie moved into the position of Treatment Co-ordinator. Her knowledge from working along side Dr. Yamaoka in surgery has proven to be invaluable in providing outstanding care for our patients. Born and raised in Vancouver, Jacquie enjoys walking her dog, music festivals, cooking and experiencing the variety of cuisines our city has to offer.



Bonnie – Certified Dental Assistant

Bonnie has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 2001. She started working in general practice, followed by a year long hiatus in Australia and travelling through South East Asia. Upon returning to Vancouver, she joined Dr. Yamaoka’s team. Working in a specialty practice has exposed her to the amazing aspects in periodontics and the excitement from learning new technical advances or meeting interesting patients. Creating positive energy with her work is important and she carries this enthusiasm to all aspects of her life. She enjoys spending time with her family, chasing sunsets and travelling the world.



Priscilla – Certified Dental Assistant

Priscilla was called back to Vancouver in 2016 by her family and the coastline after living and working as a dental assistant in Calgary. She has spent her career assisting in the full spectrum of dentistry but has always had a strong interest in the precision and fine details of surgery. In 2017, she met Dr. Yamaoka and his team and their friendliness, patient care and work ethic stole her heart and the rest is history. Priscilla is also a certified yoga and acro-yoga instructor. In her spare time when she is not teaching, travelling or upside down in midair, she is adventuring in the mountains or along the coast with her two Australian Shepherds, Cove and Echo.

 Erin - Certified Dental Assistant


Erin- Certified Dental Assistant

Erin started her career as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2003. She loves her career choice and is appreciative of her broad dental background, including both clinical assisting and teaching future dental assistants. Erin takes great pride in her work and providing only the best for patients. She is happy to be part of a team with the same values. Outside of dentistry, she can be found swimming many kilometres in English Bay or other bodies of water abroad and exploring local trails with her dog, Cargo.



Aiste – Registered Dental Hygienist

Aiste came to Canada from Lithuania in 1997 where she was working as a dentist. She fell in love with Vancouver and decided to make it her permanent home. In 1999, she started working with Dr. Yamaoka and Dr. Basaraba as a chairside assistant. In 2007, she graduated as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Vancouver Community College. She was honoured to receive 5 academic awards, one of them for the highest overall achievement in clinical and academic studies. Shortly after graduation, she returned to Dr. Yamaoka’s practice as a Dental Hygienist. In 2013, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene at UBC and has taught at UBC’s Continuing Education Program. Aiste and her husband have 2 children, Sierra and Ash and enjoy travelling and outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, camping, biking, skiing and snowshoeing.



Elsa – Office Manager/Human Resources

Elsa was born in Monterrey, Mexico and received her university degree in marketing from the Technologico de Monterrey.  Early in her career, she was involved in working for non-profit organizations and later worked as Marketing Director for the first computer and software distributor in Mexico representing Intel and Microsoft. In 1995, she moved to Canada and helped transition Dr. Yamaoka into Dr. Neil Basaraba’s practice.   She enjoys being part of Dr. Yamaoka’s team to create an outstanding dental practice and patient experience. Elsa enjoys travelling, skiing, reading and finding amazing restaurants in Vancouver’s culinary scene.

Are You Looking for Periodontal Care?

Call us with any questions or to schedule an appointment!

Call us: 604-738-3626