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Meet the Team

At Sidney Centre Family Dentistry, we are dedicated to offering comprehensive, personalized dental care for the whole family in our comfortable, modern clinic. Using our digital radiography and intraoral cameras, we provide patients with the best dental care possible and can help them achieve the healthy smile they’ve always wanted. Call today for more information.

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Staff of Dentist

Dr. Loren Braun

Dr. Braun graduated with honours in 1996 from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in biology. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of British Columbia in 2000, earning a scholarship in Prosthodontics.

Dr. Jacalyn Sollid

Dr. Sollid attended the University of Victoria from 1992-1995, majoring in biology. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of British Columbia in 1999, graduating at the top of her class. She received numerous scholarships and awards, including the College of Dental Surgeons Gold Medal and the Canadian Dental Association President’s Award. At this time, Jaci is not practicing dentistry due to neck problems.

Both Loren and Jaci are members of the Canadian Dental Association, the BC Dental Association and the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. They enjoy practicing all aspects of family dentistry and welcome patients of all ages. They take pride in keeping their dental knowledge current by attending a variety of continuing education courses, study clubs and conventions.

On a more personal note, Jaci and Loren married after meeting in undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria in 1993. After graduating from dental school, they moved to Sidney to set up a dental office together. As their practice grew, so did their family. Their two sons, Riley and Payton, are currently attending dental school. Payton is in California at Loma Linda University and Riley is in Arizona at Midwestern University. After they finish school in 2027, they plan to return to the Island and practice at Sidney Centre Family Dentistry!

Liz - Receptionist/Certified Dental Assistant

Liz entered the dental field in 1977 as a certified dental assistant, and then later switched into the role of a receptionist, which she loves. Outside the office, she enjoys growing dahlias, cooking, hiking and exploring the outdoors with her family and two dogs. Liz is also an active volunteer with the Saanich Fair each year.


Tina - Receptionist/Certified Dental Assistant

Tina initially trained as a certified dental assistant in 1988, making the switch to the reception in 2011. She still enjoys the dental field after all these years! When not working, she likes to try new recipes (her Flourless Chocolate Cake is to DIE for), card making and scrapbooking. Tina also enjoys spending time with her family, biking or hiking the trails in Dean Park.

Amanda - Dental Hygienist

Amanda has been a hygienist since 2002 and joined our team in 2006. She has come to appreciate the ongoing rapport she has been able to develop with so many of her patients. She is loved for her gentle yet skilled treatment and personable approach. Amanda spends much of her free time with her husband in the outdoors, as well as chasing around their two sons. She can also be found doing yoga or trying her hand at anything creative!


Katja - Dental Hygienist

Katja has been in the dental field since 1988, first as a certified dental assistant, then later training as a dental hygienist. She was born and raised in Berlin but has made Vancouver Island her home since 1999. Katja enjoys the outdoors, sports activities, and spending time with her partner and two energetic dogs. She can also be found running races and fundraising for MMRF during marathons.

Teresa - Dental Hygienist

After Teresa completed her dental hygiene program at Camosun College in 2009, she moved back to Metro Vancouver. She practiced dental hygiene for 6 years and loved developing wonderful relationships with her patients. She and her husband welcomed their first daughter in 2016 while coincidentally deciding to return to the Greater Victoria Area. When not at the office, she enjoys chasing her children at the beach or on hiking trails.

Teresa - Dental Hygienist

Riki - Dental Hygienist

I enjoy trail running and camping with my family. I am happy to be a member of Dr. Braun's fantastic dental team!

Trina - Dental Hygienist

Trina is a 1994 graduate of the Camosun College Dental Hygiene program. Her career has taken her to Germany, Ontario, Prince George, and the lower mainland. After many years of practicing in Saanich, Trina is pleased to join our practice on the peninsula where she was raised. She takes pride in the care she provides for her clients and is passionate about helping people maintain a healthy smile for life.


Karen - Certified Dental Assistant

Karen has been a certified dental assistant since 1995 and still loves it. When not at the office assisting Dr. Braun, Karen can be found, alongside her husband, cheering on their two teenage sons on the sidelines of the soccer field. She also enjoys gardening, playing the piano and scrapbooking.

Ashley - Certified Dental Assistant

Ashley joined our office in 2009, immediately following the completion of her dental assisting degree. She loves the career path she has chosen and enjoys coming to work each day. Outside of the office, Ashley enjoys anything to do with outdoors, playing with her puppies, cooking, gardening and challenging herself in events such as the “Tough Mudder”!


Emma – Certified Dental Assistant

Meagan joined our office in 2024, and has been a great addition to our team! She enjoys being outside in nature, reading, running, and spending time with family and friends! She also really enjoys working with such a great team at Sidney Family Dentistry.

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Amanda joined our team in 2024. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling the world whenever the opportunity arises.

Amanda - Certified Dental Assistant/Receptionist

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