Meet The Team

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

  • Crystal
    Practice Manager
    Crystal
    Practice Manager
  • Natalie
    Certified Dental Assistant
    Natalie
    Certified Dental Assistant
  • Dana
    Registered Dental Hygienist
    Dana
    Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Emily
    Registered Dental Hygienist
    Emily
    Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Melissa
    Registered Dental Hygienist
    Melissa
    Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Emily
    Certified Dental Assistant
    Emily
    Certified Dental Assistant
  • Zoe
    Office Administrator
    Zoe
    Office Administrator
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    Babita
    Dental Assistant
    Vic West Dentistry Staff - Babita
    Babita
    Dental Assistant
  • Vic West Dentistry Staff - Kris
    Kris
    Office Administrator
    Vic West Dentistry Staff - Kris
    Kris
    Office Administrator
  • Vic West Dentistry Staff - Nicole
    Nicole
    Registered Dental Hygienist
    Vic West Dentistry Staff - Nicole
    Nicole
    Registered Dental Hygienist
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    Shantal
    Office Administrator
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    Shantal
    Office Administrator
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    Laura
    Registered Dental Hygienist
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    Laura
    Registered Dental Hygienist