The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example!
Denturist Association of British Columbia
College of Denturists of British Columbia
Established in 1969 by Fred Trestain, Trestain and Pryce Denture Clinic has been a successful practice for over 40 years. Frank Pryce joined Fred Trestain in 1974. He successfully graduated from Vancouver Community College to become a licensed Denturist in 1977, and retired in July 2011 selling the business, and leaving Kore Connolly his Legacy. Both Fred and Frank were pillars in the Denturist community and they both served on the Denturist Association of BC, giving back to their profession.
Kore Connolly’s grandfather, George A. Connolly was one of the founding fathers of Denturism in Canada. George Connolly exemplified the spirit of service to his profession. George Connolly’s love for Denturism was shown through his commitment to further the profession not only in Canada but internationally as well. The Denturist Association of Canada recognizes George’s Legacy and has handed out the George A. Connolly Denturist of the Year Award, each year since his untimely passing in 1986. His Legacy is strong within the community of Denturists, and the Denturist Associations across Canada. George Connolly also established a scholarship fund for students, recognizing the highest achievement in Denturism studies. This scholarship is still being gifted yearly to hard working students, helping them become successful graduates into the Denturist Profession. George Connolly established the Main Street Denture Clinic in 1952 and it has been a successful family practice for over 50 years. Jim Connolly, R.D., his son, took over the practice in 1974.
Jim is also dedicated to serving the Denturist profession. He is an active member, having held executive positions with both the Denturist Association of BC and the College of Denturists of BC. His involvement has been instrumental in the on-going development of the Denturist Profession. Jim was presented with the Denturist Hall of Fame award in 2012, recognizing his devotion over the years. Kore was able to work with Jim during his one year internship, learning not only the skill of Denturism but the benefits of hard work and dedication to the profession.
Kore graduated from The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and has been a licensed Denturist since 1999. Before joining the practice at Trestain and Pryce Denture Clinic in 2008, Kore was an Instructor at Vancouver Community College as well as worked at a denture clinic in Richmond. One year after Frank Pryce’s retirement in 2011, Trestain and Pryce Denture Clinic was transitioned to Legacy Denture Clinic, to honor the reputations and the Legacy of George Connolly, Jim Connolly, Fred Trestain and Frank Pryce, as well as Kore’s own commitment to strive for excellence and advancement of the denturist profession.
Kore Connolly followed the examples of George Connolly, Jim Connolly, Fred Trestain and Frank Pryce and has been involved as a member of the Denturist Association Executives since 2008.
Brandi became a Registered Dental Technician in 2008, after completing the Technician Program at Vancouver Community College. She worked at Protec Dental Lab in Vancouver for one year before moving to Kamloops BC, where she worked as an Office Manager of a busy Denture Clinic. She was offered a great opportunity to work as a Dental Technician with Frank Pryce and Kore Connolly and started in 2009 at Trestain and Pryce Denture Clinic. Brandi works hard to excel in the fabrication of dentures, focusing on quality and service to our patients.
Julie is our office manager. She’s the voice you hear on the phone and the smiling face you see when you visit Legacy Denture Clinic in Kamloops. Her natural energy, easy smile and engaging laughter will make your denture experience comfortable and welcoming. She is here to help you with appointments and to assist you in deciphering those confusing insurance quotes and payments. Please do not hesitate to phone her or come in to Legacy Denture Clinic with your questions. Julie will be happy to help you with anything you need!
Tanya joined us in 2015. She comes to our office with eight years of dental experience and is the other enthusiastic and friendly voice you will hear when you call our office.Next time you are in to see us make sure to introduce yourself to her, as she is keen to get to know you so that she can help you have an enjoyable experience. Please ask her any questions you may have, as her wealth of dental knowledge and eagerness to make you feel welcome are just two of the things that make Tanya a perfect fit with our team.
Jean is the newest member of the Legacy team, joining us in September 2016. After completing the Dental Technology course at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Jean worked at Aurum Dental Lab in Calgary. Wanting to specialize in dentures, Jean packed up and moved to Kamloops to join our team. Jean is always eager to learn new techniques for fabricating your new dentures, making her goal the most comfortable, well fitting, and stunning smile for you.
Attending continuing education courses each year enables Kore, Brandi, Julie, Tanya and Jean to stay at the forefront of denture technology so that they can provide you with the best care possible. They continue to receive training for advances in cosmetic prosthetics (full and partial dentures), dentures on implants, business management and patient relationships.