The team at Lytton’s new dental clinic in their “dream facility”. (from l) Dr. Dang

The team at Lytton’s new dental clinic in their “dream facility”. (from l) Dr. Dang

State of the art dental clinic opens in Lytton

Clinic at the Tl'kemstin Community Health Centre is open to all.

Bernie Fandrich

Lytton’s new Tl’kemstin Community Health Centre includes a state-of-the-art dental clinic.

Dr. Dang, the dentist, recently moved to Lytton from Quebec. He coordinated the installation of all the new  dental equipment, which is valued at more than a quarter of a million dollars.

“I recently retired, and when the Lytton opportunity came up I left Quebec and moved to Lytton, where the sun always shines and winters don’t last very long,” he says.

A dentist for 40 years, Dr. Dang beamed when he described the new dream facility. “Everything here is the best in the industry. Tooth fillings can be performed painlessly using our drill replacement tool, and with the new Velscope machine we can even perform pre-cancer screening.”

Hygienist Deborah Bossence moved to Lytton from Penticton to work in the spotless clinic.

“I’ve enjoyed working and living in Lytton, especially because people are so friendly and appreciative of what we’re doing,” she says. “We’ve encouraged school groups to tour our facility, and we’ve impressed upon the students that having teeth cleaned or repaired won’t be painful.

“We tell them that our laughing gas is here to make them laugh, not cry,” she joked.

The formal ribbon-cutting took place on Feb. 19, under the guidance of Lytton First Nation (LFN) Band Administrator Dr. Rosalin Miles. She introduced LFN Councillor Debbie Abbot, who cut the ribbon, formally opening the impressive facility.

“Lytton First Nation is pleased to open the Tl’kemstin Dental Clinic. It is available to all residents in the surrounding communities and neighbourhoods, status or non-status,” Abbot said.

Lytton Mayor Jessoa Lightfoot also attended the opening, and congratulated LFN on a job well done.

Delightful door prizes were drawn after a light lunch for the 75 people who attended the opening ceremony.

The clinic is open Monday to Friday. Appointments can be secured by calling (250) 256- 8573 or by dropping in to the Community Health Centre. Dr. Dang and his team are looking forward to serving Lytton and area residents.

Just Posted

Ashcroft hospital emergency closed sign, 2016. Photo credit: Barbara Roden
Ashcroft Hospital emergency department closed this weekend

Closure due to unexpected limited physician availabiliy, says Interior Health

Residents line up outside the Vernon Recreation Complex for their COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, June 5. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
No appointments necessary for first dose COVID-19 vaccine: Interior Health

People can just show up at clinics, register on the spot and get the shot

Heidi Roy of the Cariboo Jade Shop in Cache Creek with the 3,000 jade boulder, which is now on secure display inside the shop. (Photo credit: Barbara Roden)
Massive jade boulder returns to Cache Creek store six months after daring heist

The 3,000-pound boulder was stolen on Dec. 19, 2020 and found abandoned in the bush a week later

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
Child sex crimes charges against Interior’s top doc won’t impact pandemic response: Dix

Dr. Albert de Villiers is charged with sexual assault and sexual interference

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

Kelowna General Hospital. (File photo)
COVID-19 outbreak at Kelowna General Hospital declared over

Three people tested positive for the virus — two patients and one staff — one of whom died

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

The B.C. government’s vaccine booking website is busy processing second-dose appointments, with more than 76 per cent of adults having received a first dose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations stable for Tuesday

108 new confirmed cases, 139 in hospital, 39 in intensive care

A worker, at left, tends to a customer at a cosmetics shop amid the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Half of cosmetics sold in Canada, U.S. contain toxic chemicals: study

Researchers tested more than 230 commonly used cosmetics and found that 56% of foundations and eye products, 48% of lip products and 47% of mascaras contained high levels of fluorine

White Rock’s Marine Drive has been converted to one-way traffic to allow more patio space for waterfront restaurants. (Peace Arch News)
Province promotes permanent pub patios in B.C. post-pandemic plan

More than 2,000 temporary expansions from COVID-19 rules

Most Read