About Us

A Client-Centred Approach

Dr. Tatra serves clients in a brand new latex-free facility with digital imaging technology and equipment. Maintaining a client-centred approach to dental care, Dr. Tatra has designed the bright and spacious new clinic to give you access to exceptional dental service and technology, including diagnostic and sterilization technologies, massaging chairs, and faster access to care in case of dental emergencies.

There’s lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven’t the time to enjoy it.
— Josh Billings

About Dr. Sunny Tatra

About Dr. Sunny Tatra

With practice in family dentistry since 2003, Dr. Tatra is proud to have a reputation for helping children and adults feel comfortable at the dental clinic.

Dr. Tatra gained his Doctor in Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at UBC under the Canadian Military Dental Officers Training Program. He also has a BSc. and MSc. in Plant Molecular Physiology. Coming from a family of doctors, Dr.Tatra started his career as a medic and a health administrator. Dr. Tatra now sponsors two teaching clinics at the UBC Faculty of Dentistry and four bursaries. He’s honoured to help young dentists in their training to serve British Columbians.

Dr. Tatra comments, “I’m fortunate to have a career in dentistry. I’m lucky to wake up each day knowing I’ll give people a reason to smile. Helping people become healthier and express their natural confidence is my way of giving back.

After all these years, I still look forward each day to meeting my patients and working with my amazing team of professionals. I can’t imagine doing anything else. When I’m not in the clinic, you might find me with the volunteers of the Victoria and District Dental Society. I might also be helping fundraise for various charitable events hosted by the German Auto Import Network (which we are proud sponsors of) and the David Foster Foundation, both of which benefit all the families that call Vancouver Island home.

To meet Dr. Tatra and the Staff click here to book an appointment.

The Staff at Sunny Tatra’s Dental Office

Aileen

Aileen

Office Manager

Aileen is our Office Manager. She trained as a dental Office Receptionist in 2005 and was immediately hired by a dental office in Victoria. When Dr. Tatra became a partner in that business, she became his full time office manager, and Dr. Tatra calls her the backbone of the office.

Aileen says “I enjoy being the conduit to the office, and finding solutions is what I do. When not working, I am likely to be found at a live music venue or riding my motorcycle.”

Chay

Chay

Chay graduated from Camosun College as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2015. She enjoys her job, and loves seeing patients smile with confidence again. She joined us as a practicum student in 2015 and we knew she would be a wonderful addition to the team, so she stayed with us upon graduation.

When she’s not working she likes spending time with family and friends. She also loves being on the water, training for Dragon Boat and Outrigger.

Katie

Katie

I graduated from Camosun College as a certified dental assistant in June 2018. I was fortunate enough to have joined Dr Tatra’s team as a practicum student and started my new career as a dental assistant with him and his friendly team straight out of school.

I enjoy meeting all the new and existing patients and learning new things. On my off time, I like spending time with friends and family, the great outdoors, and photography.

Josie

Josie

Josie graduated from Camosun College’s Dental Hygiene Program in 2013. She plans to further her commitment to the profession by completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Sciences at UBC. She joined us in May 2018 and says “I look forward to welcoming new patients as well as getting to know the existing ones”.

When Josie is not at work she enjoys spending quality time with her daughter Alexis. She also enjoys the outdoors and says the best part of her time away from work is spent out in nature. She enjoys camping, hiking and boating.

Diana

Diana

Diana is the newest addition to Dr Sunny Tatra’s team, she temped with them previously, until officially joining the office in September 2020.

With the wonderful new addition of Diana, all of Dr. Tatra’s hygiene team members each have over 20 years clinical experience!

(Full Bio to come soon)