” I unfortunately have had a fear of dental work for years, and needed a lot of work done. I was introduced to Dr. Vineyard Choy, and was delighted with his gentleness and skill, but was devastated when he cut back his hours. With some trepidation I made an appointment with Dr. Mehrdad Jamei, at the same dental clinic. To my mind, he is a wonderful replacement as several hours in the chair convinced me. “

– Lizbeth W

” I have had many dentists over the years (11 so far). However, I am happy to say that Dr. Jamei is without a doubt the best dentist I have ever encountered. He is careful, gentle and meticulous. I no longer have any fear coming to the dentist office!  “

– Wes S.

” It is always a pleasure to come to The Sunshine Coast Dental Group. Everyone from reception to hygienists, and the dentists are wonderful and caring. “

– Barb H.


” From the moment I met with Dr. Virkela to discuss the possibility of orthodontics I knew immediately that I had found the answer I had been looking for. Although my fear of dentistry has been long lived, I now walk into Sunshine Coast Dental Group and no longer have that feeling of dread. They have allowed me the confidence to have a year of orthodontics and finally have the “smile” I never had. I no longer have the metallic fillings that I wanted out so badly, gone are the empty spaces and instead I have a bridge. Thank you to Dr. Virkela for being so patient and gentle. Thank you for my beautiful smile and my crowns of course. Thank you to Dr. Choy for the pain free root canals. To the assistants for always being right there beside me from the beginning and talking me through each orthodontic treatment, and more. To Nedeen and the girls at the front desk, you have all made me feel like I was walking into a room filled with friends. I thank you for always being there with a smile to greet me and finding a way to make my appointments fit my schedule. Over the past four years, I have recommended The Sunshine Coast Dental Group to friends, family and even clients. I have recommended them for all the reasons above but most of all because of their ability to provide informative, pain free, state-of-the-art professional dentistry. “

– Wendy S.

” The treatment is excellent by all. They have a very relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. I had informed them in passing that I am a stamp collector, and am always pleasantly surprised when I arrive for any appointment that they have set aside a collection of stamps for me! Not to mention that they always laugh at my jokes! “

– Chewy S.


” I was there in Gibsons on May 11 and saw Dr. Denise Chiasson. This is a short note to say she was awesome! No problem with the freezing, no swelling, no pain, nothing! She ROCKS! I would travel down there again in a heartbeat to see her, just letting you know! “

” Thank you “

– Kelly H.


” I feel quite compelled to write and recommend to anyone seeking dental services who perhaps is reluctant to contract with services on the Sunshine Coast, that you could not find a more professional, caring and compassionate group anywhere. ;”

” Sincerely, “

– Charlie C.


” Monika Miller, RDH is the best dental hygienist I have ever had. I have had a few unfortunate experiences over the years with other dental professionals, so I have a tendency to be quite nervous and guarded when getting any work done. Ms. Miller is so gentle, kind and unobtrusive yet efficient and I’ve found to my amazement that I’ve actually drifted off while she was working on my teeth- and had lovely naps! I feel very fortunate to have experienced her work, as it has significantly offset the negative impact of those earlier experiences. Thank you for your professionalism, tact, and kindness!  “

– Janice W.