meet the team

Our Approach

 

Health, symmetry, and function through collaborative care and research is our strategy. Comprehensive diagnosis and collaboration with colleagues in Osteopathy, Craniosacral Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Lactation Consultancy, Dentistry, and Medicine.

Our Mission

 

Through dedication to the wellness of our patients and the mind-body-breath connection, CO₂llaborative Care + Research will prevent, diagnose, treat, and research Myofunctional, skeletal, and systemic dysfunction with evidence-based dentistry and integrative oral medicine.

"Cultivating the natural genetic potential of human form

feels a lot like organic farming."

 

Dr. Hilary Pada
DR. HILARY PADA
BACHELOR OF ARTS, DOCTOR OF DENTAL MEDICINE

 

Outdoor Enthusiast. Passionate Learner. Lifelong Wellness Chaser. Advocate for Mind-Body-Breath Connection. Emporium of Ideas + Curiosity. Board Game Fanatic. Found Harmonium Band Member. Dentist. Orofacial Myologist.

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Three decades ago, Dr. Hilary Pada was inspired to pursue a career in dentistry. While shadowing other dentists, she saw people, young and old, and recognized they were not just a mouth but a human being, body, and mind. Dentistry would become the unique balance of her talents and passions, her love of the fine details needed for the technical aspects of dentistry, as well as the interpersonal aspects of each day. 

 

In 2000, Hilary graduated from the University of British Columbia Dental School. Her interest in Hospital, Emergency, and Complex Medical-Dental care motivated her to pursue the UBC-VGH General Dental Residency. Dr. Pada’s exposure to Oral Oncology piqued her interest, and brought her home to work at BCCancer in Kelowna. 

For over two decades, Dr. Pada has served patients in private practice dentistry, as well as BCCancer. In 2003, she began post-graduate studies at the Kois Center Evidence Based Teaching Center. Dr. Hilary Pada furthered her commitment to learning and teaching by attaining Kois Mentor status in 2013. In 2018, she embarked on a new journey in Myofunctional Care and Integrative Oral Medicine. Dr. Pada began to see how airway restrictions and an unhealthy microbiome interconnected many conditions affecting our population. She has come to realize that a Myofunctional Care approach can redirect the trajectory of wellness and the natural genetic potential of all life forms. With her prior knowledge and experience in dentistry, Dr. Hilary Pada assembled a team of dedicated health professionals. Their combined passion for reaching the potential of optimal health, symmetry, and function became the catalyst for CO₂llaborative Care + Research.

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The Team
 

With calm, urgent strength, we weave breath into health on earth.

Want to join our team?

 

Are you interested in a future in Integrative Oral Medicine?  We are looking for either a chairside assistant (to train) or a certified dental assistant, depending upon the candidate’s qualifications and interest. We are a growing clinic practicing early interventional dental care related to breathing, swallowing and other myofunctional habits. Our focus is on thorough diagnosis of tethered oral tissues, sleep history, and investigation and understanding of how these may affect dental development, future dental issues, and overall health outcomes.

 

Our clinic is housed in a newly renovated heritage home that offers a unique patient and working experience. There are several aspects of computer software work which are integral to our case planning which are easily learnable. We perform minimal hands-on dental procedures, and all skills are teachable for someone to become a chairside assistant including suctioning, passing of instruments, room setup and take down, and sterilization of instruments.

The ideal candidate is kind, detail-oriented, enjoys working with all ages (including babies) and is available Monday-Wednesday 8:30am – 5:30pm with future possible work on Thursdays.  A keen interest in education in this newer realm and a curiosity to learn are important characteristics for this job position. We offer training and mentorship for the successful applicant.  The salary range is $23 - $33 per hour dependent upon the candidate’s training and work experience.

Please feel free to drop your resume off in person at our clinic (please note the hours) or send your resume to welcome[at]co2llab.care

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