The owner of a downtown Vernon business is poised to take a bite out of Kelowna.
Tyler Perrault, with Vernon Denture Clinic, has recently opened Kelowna Denture Clinic.
“Many of our patients were travelling to our Vernon location from Kelowna, West Kelowna and the even the South Okanagan,” said Perrault,
“They were keen for us to open a clinic right in Kelowna, and dentists had been encouraging us to open a clinic there too. We decided that the need was large enough for us to take the leap.”
In April, Perrault and denturist Stacey MacAulay opened a brand new and completely customized clinic, featuring four patient rooms, adjustment and sterilization areas, charting rooms, staff spaces and a state-of-the-art lab.
“We have had dentists, specialists, oral surgeons and dental labs meet with our staff and tour our clinic,” said Perrault.
“They’ve been enthusiastic about the lab we have built and the design of the clinic. They tell us it will be a great place to refer patients to.”
From the general contractor through to the interior design support, Perrault was keen to support Okanagan businesses with his new venture. In fact, even the artworks are local.
“A few years ago I had made a connection with A.J. Jaeger, an artist based in Vernon, and really liked her art,” said Perrault.
“With our new clinic, I made sure to have enough open space to showcase as many of her pieces as we could.”
Perrault’s says his interest in paying it forward locally began when he met Vernon Denture Clinic founder Frank Knobel.
“Frank gave me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move to the most beautiful place to live and work,” said Perrault. “I’m so thankful to him for that.”