Penticton Dental Centre

1185 Government St., Penticton, BC (view map)

Meet Our Dentists

The caring dentists at Penticton Dental Centre provide a comprehensive range of dental services for families in the South Okanagan area.


Dr. Neufeld & Dr. Irvine, Penticton Dentists, South Okanagan

Dr. Matt Irvine

Naramata raised, Dr. Matt Irvine is a UBC dental school grad from 1995, and has been providing caring treatment in Penticton since 1999. He remains busy with family when not in the office, and maintains an active interest in orthodontics and direct filling of front teeth using the Bioclear method. Dr. Irvine is known as a gentle and caring dentist who puts the patient first. » Learn More

Dr. Jennifer Neufeld

Dr. Jennifer Neufeld earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Lethbridge and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Alberta, where she received the Class of 2008 Gold Medal as the top overall dental graduate.

Her advanced training in sedation dentistry allows her to provide deep I.V. sedation for general dentistry and advanced surgical procedures. When she's not working, she stays busy caring for her three children. » Learn More

Dr. Katrina Saina

Dr. Katrina Saina is originally from rural Alberta and spent summers here in Penticton.

After graduating from Queen's University with an honors Bachelor of Science degree she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from University of British Columbia in 2011.  She was a highly awarded graduate, receiving awards in Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, and as the top overall student Clinician.

Dr. Saina enjoys practicing all aspects of general family dentistry and prides herself in providing quality care to her patients.  She is also a certified provider of Botox treatment to help patients with smoothing of facial expression lines.

Outside of work, Dr. Saina enjoys being outdoors wakeboarding, snowboarding, and gardening.

Dr. Alan Clifford

Dr. Clifford wanted to be a dentist since he was knee high to a grasshopper and a summer spent working in logging camps convinced him of that decision.  He was born in Windsor, Ontario where he received his Bachelor of Science degree. After completing his dental degree at the University of Toronto, Dr. Clifford practiced for many years in Chatham, Ontario.

Dr. Clifford is a widower and father to two children. Scott recently graduated as a nurse, and Aimee has completed a degree program in Vocal Music.

Dr. Clifford enjoys rock, blues, jazz, and world music, and also hiking, photography and gardening.  He is looking forward to discovering all that the Penticton area and British Columbia have to offer. 

Dr. Eric Ruby

Dr. Eric Ruby, long time principle dentist at the Penticton Dental Centre, was tragically killed on March 11/2016, while on vacation in Mexico.  Dr. Ruby joined Dr. Fred Moore at the office on Main Street in 1987, and spent the next thirty years as a caring and energetic practitioner.  Eric was originally from Montreal, and together with his wife Linda, raised their two daughters here in Penticton.  Eric lived a full life, even though it ended far too early at the age of 64.

He will be remembered as a compassionate dentist, a devoted father and husband, and a dedicated community builder.  His infectious laugh will be missed by all of us here at Penticton Dental, and he leaves a hole both here and in our hearts that will not quickly be filled.

Contact the Penticton Dental team today, and get your family on the path to life-long oral health.

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A crown or a filling for you?

Posted Jun 1st, 2016

Oh oh...broken front tooth. Crown needed.

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Dark Triangles

Posted May 27th, 2016

What are these triangular spaces in between my teeth?

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