Dr. Justin Patterson, BA, BSc, DDS
Dr. Patterson grew up in Freeport, Nova Scotia and graduated from the University of Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry in 2012. In dental school Dr. Patterson was awarded the Dr. Terry Ingram Memorial Scholarship for “a student who exemplifies strong ethical and humanitarian principles” and the Comprehensive Patient Care Award for “greatest proficiency in clinical comprehensive patient care”. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts with an honours major in Psychology at Dalhousie University. Dr. Patterson enjoys supporting people of a variety of backgrounds and needs.
After graduation, Dr. Patterson practiced for a year in Nova Scotia, then he and his partner Katie moved to the Comox Valley where they fell in love with Vancouver Island. They moved to Victoria in 2015 when he took ownership of the Quadra Dental Centre.
When not providing high level care to his patients you'll find Justin and Katie spending time outdoors, taking their dogs Sully and Charlie hiking, enjoying camping, and kayaking. Katie works for a non-profit mental health/education program and is an avid volunteer at the Victoria General Hospital. Tell us about your Vancouver Island adventures - we love to explore new places!
Darlene- Office manager/ Reception
Darlene has been an indispensable part of the practice since the beginning! She is the friendly face at our front desk, and long-time patients love the familiarity of seeing her at each visit. She started in our office as a Certified Dental Assistant and then moved onto administrative and reception duties. Darlene has a knack for names and faces, and will always remember little details like trips or new grandbabies. Darlene shares her life with her amazing husband Bruce and is kept busy with two grown daughters and their little Yorki-Pom Harley. Darlene loves to go for long walks, camp with friends, spend time with family, shop and relax on the patio with some wine.
Heather - Certified Dental Assistant
On maternity leave - Heather has been a vital member of our team since 2011. Heather is our offices go to computer whiz, resident problem solver and Miss-Fix It. If she’s not working chair-side with Dr. Patterson, you can find her up at the front desk helping Darlene with administration . Heather shares her home with her wonderful husband, Jason and two cats, Luke and Leia,and baby girl Ellie. When she is not at the office she loves spending time with family and friends, brewing beer, playing Roller Derby, gardening, camping, hiking and exploring the world.
Gabriella - Registered Dental Hygienist
Gaby has been with our team for four wonderful years! Her contagious smile and easy going attitude makes her a dream to work with, and of course patients love her gentle touch too! Gaby completed her diploma in Dental hygiene at VIU in 2012 and continued onto a Bachelor of Health Sciences through Thompson Rivers University, graduating in 2014. When she is not at work she loves playing soccer, spending time with family and friends and going for walks.
Shawna - Registered Dental Hygienist
Shawna has been an amazing member of the Quadra team for over 10 years! Patients love her thorough, yet gentle technique. Shawna brings lots of laughter and warmth to our office. When she is not at the office she loves to spend time with her fantastic husband Mark, awesome twin boys and adorable daughter. You can find Shawna cheering on her kids at the hockey rink or lacrosse box, but she also loves making jewelry, spending time with friends and camping with her family.
Lynda - Certified Dental Assistant
Lynda has been an essential member of the Quadra team since 2013. With many years’ experience in the dental field, she brings an extensive skill set and endless knowledge to our practice. Lynda has completed the Certified Dental Assistant Prosthodontic Module and likes to keep up on her continuing education. Most importantly she brings a happy and positive attitude every day! Lynda shares her home with her wonderful husband and two sons, she loves to spend her time with her family, in the garden, hiking and exploring local beaches.
Brenna-Registered Dental Hygienist
Brenna joined our practice in the fall of 2016, shortly after she moved west from Ontario where she graduated from Cambrian Collage in 2012. The lure of endless music festivals and sunshine brought her to BC. She has been a fantastic member of our team from her very first day, bringing lots of laughter, fun and light to our office.
She loves to spend her spare time exploring the beauty of the island with her sidekick Jenna, dancing in the rain, live music, finding the best Tuna Poke bowl and researching essential oils.