Wendy Walkinshaw, Dental Receptionist
Wendy Walkinshaw is our friendly Dental Receptionist and the first face you’ll meet at Vernon Denture Clinic.
Wendy is a graduate of the Dental Assisting Program at George Brown College and has over 15 years of assisting and administrative experience in the dental field. Her role at VDC is to ensure that everything runs smoothly when it comes to scheduling, treatment planning, insurance inquiries, and much more.
Thrilled to be back in the Okanagan after a few years of being away, Wendy and her family enjoy taking day trips throughout the valley, hiking, skiing at Silver Star and Sovereign Lake, and visiting all of the beautiful parks and beaches in and around Vernon.
Eric Kjarsgaard, Dental Technician
Eric Kjarsgaard joined the Vernon Denture Clinic team in 2014. He brought with him experience as a machinist, sporting goods technician, sales manager, and business owner – and a desire to learn the art and science of Dental Technology. Working closely with Denturist Tyler Perrault, Eric learned quickly and his steady hands keep our on-site lab humming.
Eric’s hardworking nature, attention to detail, focus on quality, and passion for finding new solutions and efficiencies are key aspects of what makes him an all-around amazing technician and team player.
Prior to joining VDC, Eric held management, sales, and technician positions with several Okanagan-based marine, cycle, and ski centres and earned recognition for excellence in sales, service, and customer satisfaction. Eric is also an experienced carpenter and electrician.
A long-time resident of Vernon and avid outdoorsman, Eric and his family can often be found skiing in the winter, and hiking, kayaking, swimming, and camping in the summer.
Fun fact: Eric’s wife, Linda, is also a Dental Technician and worked alongside Vernon Denture Clinic founder, Frank Knobel, for many years until his retirement in 2000.