About Us

About Us

We look forward to exceeding your expectations.

Pacific Pearl Dental Hygiene Clinic is here to provide you with the highest standards of care. Our approachability and communication skills will enable the people of central Vancouver Island who are struggling with dental uncertainties, to have a comfortable experience in a very caring atmosphere.

Our mission is to bring high quality dental hygiene therapy treatment to all our patients in a professional, safe, compassionate and accessible way.

Ricki Weissbach

The founder of Pacific Pearl Dental Hygiene Clinic, Ricki Weissbach, was born and raised in the Okanagan. She has been a registered dental hygienist since 2012 and was certified in Prince George. During the last 7 years she worked in private practice under several amazing dentists (from Fort St. John to our beautiful Island). During this time working in private practice, she noticed a need that was not being met. People want more affordable and easier access to dental hygiene therapy.

A dental hygienist with his/her own practice runs under the CDHBC fee guide which is a bit lower than the fee guide used by most private practice offices. Pacific Pearl Dental Hygiene Clinic has flexible hours and direct bills to all insurance plans for you.

Ricki became an independent hygiene practitioner to set a new bar on what to expect from your dental hygienist, while making dental hygiene accessible to everyone.

Denise Vanderlee

Now an independent dental hygienist, Denise brings dynamic care to her clients with nearly a decade of experience. She is Vancouver Island born and raised in Port Alberni and a mom of two boys. Certified in Prince George, she has worked in private dentistry for valued dentists who specialize in procedures under IV sedation as well as prosthetics.

Denise has broadened her career by volunteering in Tanzania, learning about socioeconomic trends and dental presentations within the region. To promote the best possible client care, she is now studying to become a Dental Hygiene Practitioner. Her passion is to work one on one with clients to achieve optimal oral health outcomes.

Denise is thrilled to collaborate with Pacific Pearl to exceed hygiene expectations. “Its a pleasure to generate a warm and professional atmosphere for everyone we meet.”

Carmen Stauffer

Carmen has been in the dental field since 1997 when she graduated as a Certified Dental Assistant. Carmen enjoys travelling, golfing, walking Diego (her puppy), and trying new recipes. She enjoys relaxing with family and friends.