Dr. Bruce Tranter
Hi, I’m Dr. Bruce Tranter and I’ve been running Vic West Dentistry- Vic West Health Services in Victoria for over 25 years. My main area of focus during my career has been restoring smiles through cosmetic dentistry. I love to see the genuine happiness in a person’s smile when their confidence is returned to them. My interest in dentistry started at an early age, I knew my passion was the satisfaction of making people smile. Being able to transform someone’s life through enhanced dental function and the aesthetic transformation of teeth is amazing – and makes the best smile possible!
Originally from Collingwood, Ontario, I pursued my passion of Dentistry at McMaster University. By 1985, I graduated from the University of Toronto in Dentistry and worked with the Canadian Armed Forces for several years. In 1989 my passion for the outdoors brought me to the beautiful West Coast. I opened Victoria’s Westside Dentistry, now known as Vic West Dentistry- Vic West Health Services, and have been helping patients in Victoria ever since. In my spare time I like to run trails in the Victoria area and wilderness camp in Olympic National Park.
I look forward to working with you - Bruce
Dr. Erin Kotelko
Hello, I’m Dr. Erin Kotelko. I’ve always been interested in all aspects of dentistry, but I have a real passion for working in children’s dentistry and orthodontics. I love how excited children get when getting to pick out a new toothbrush at the end of their appointments!
I was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan which makes me a prairie girl at heart. I attended the University of Saskatchewan and then followed my passion completing my education at the College of Dentistry. While serving in the Royal Canadian Navy I had many opportunities to visit Victoria; ultimately I realised this prairie girl loved the island life and decided to move here. In 2015, I traveled to the Philippines to provide volunteer dental work and I hope to provide more volunteer work in the future.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love interacting with people and making patients feel at ease while delivering the best care possible!
I look forward to working with you - Erin
Dr. Mikhael Gerasimov
Hello, my name is Dr. Mikhael Gerasimov. I was inspired to pursue dentistry while working as a dental hygienist.
Originally from Ukraine, my family immigrated to Israel, and then to Canada seven years later. I completed the dental hygiene program at Camosun College, and worked as a registered dental hygienist in the Cowichan Valley. The dentist I worked for was personable and caring toward his patients which inspired me to pursue dentistry. So I did! I completed a science degree at the University of Victoria, followed by a dental degree at the University of Detroit, Michigan. Upon graduation, I provided dental services to the First Nations community in Alert Bay, located on northern Vancouver Island. I look forward to helping you with your dental needs at Vic West clinic.
I’m dedicated to providing positive dental experiences to my patients of all ages. Moreover, I would be happy to provide services in Ukrainian, Russian and Hebrew.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also like to learn new developments in our complex, yet fascinating world.
I look forward to working with you - Mikhael
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