About Qualicum Dental
General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry
Our Practice &
Our practice is committed to delivering the best possible oral health care to our patients. We strive to be ethical, professional and value our integrity above all else.
We give our patients the information they need to make informed decisions about their dental treatment while being sensitive to the fact that different people have different financial constraints.
We are honest and transparent in our diagnosis and treatment planning, and for this is an interactive process in consultation with the patient.
photo by Donna Seymour
The Dentists That Keep You Smiling!
Our dental family is lead by the following dentists.
Dr. Jo McShane
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
Dr. Jo McShane grew up in Qualicum Beach. She attended both UBC (University of British Columbia) and SFU (Simon Fraser University) in Vancouver, BC, obtaining her undergraduate degrees. She did her dental training at USC (University of Southern California) in Los Angeles, CA with full credentials achieved in 1999.
She presently lives in Qualicum Beach with her husband and two high school-aged children. After work she enjoys jogging with her father, Dr. Verne McShane; and spending family time. She is fondly referred to by many patients as Dr. Jo.
Dr. Rafael Magana
Mon, Tues, Wed
Dr. Rafael Magaña has been practicing at Qualicum Dental since 2001. He speaks Spanish & English, having been born in Mexico and raised in Southern California. Dr. Magaña studied biochemistry at the University of California San Diego and he graduated from dentistry at University of Southern California in 1999.
Rafael enjoys playing baseball, curling and time spent with his two active children.
Dr. T. Andy Wood
Wed, Thurs, Fri
Dr. Andy Wood has been with Qualicum Dental since 2010. Originally from Ontario, he received his Doctor of Dentistry from the University of Western Ontario. His preventive approach to dentistry, educates and gets the patient involved with the care of their teeth. Restorations are kept as small as possible and treatment options are clearly explained.
Having spent the previous 26 years at his own practice in Quesnel, BC, he now resides in beautiful Qualicum Beach BC with his wife. They have 2 adult daughters and 2 grandsons from their eldest daughter, residing in Nanaimo, BC. He enjoys surfing, skiing, motorcycles, airplanes, hunting, fishing and occasionally sampling IPA craft beers and varieties of Scotch. He and his wife are most passionate about their grandsons and getting the family together.
Dr. Wood observes dental habits and their effects on the oral health of his patients. He regularly counsels patients in identifying and changing oral habits from clenching or grinding to suggestions on more positive dental snacks. Cavities are preventable and he is committed to sharing many ideas on how to do just that!
Dr. Betsy (Betsabe) Behkish
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
Dr. Betsy BehkishDr. Betsabe Behkish, grew up in Tehran, Iran and graduated from dental school there in 2008. She moved to Canada in 2013. and has also achieved her DDS certification from the College of Dental Surgeons of BC, from the University of British Columbia in 2016. She resides in beautiful Qualicum Beach now and is renovating their new home with a new husband, Amir. They both enjoy Vancouver Island and are amazed by all the beautiful nature and outdoor activities offered here. Betsy likes to welcome new patients to the practice.
Dr. Verne McShane
Dr. Verne McShane started Qualicum Dental in 1974 and recently retired from general practice in 2017. He is still active in the practice doing consultations and some select cases.
Dr. Verne graduated from the UBC faculty of dentistry, he has served as President of the Upper Island Dental Association and has been active in many orthodontic and implant study clubs.
Dental Care for The Whole Family
Thorough exams and treatments from sensitive and caring staff members makes your experience with us relaxing and comfortable.
We Are A Full-Service Dentistry Practice
We offer modern dental services for the entire family. After the clinical exam and diagnosis, your dental visit may include one of many treatments. More information on these treatments is explained under Dental Services.
Implants & Restoration
You’re In Good Hands
We appreciate your confidence in us and value your personal time. Therefore we endeavor to operate on time to serve you as soon as possible, but please understand that occasional dental emergencies may interrupt our scheduled day. At these times, we thank you for your patience.
“Don’t know how one can find a dentist better than Dr Magana..all aspects of his work so very professional. Confident, deliberate, precise…a man of skill and science. Submitted April 26, 2018“
RATE YOUR MD ~ DR.MAGANA
“Excellent care! I have sensitive teeth and have been coming here for years for the best, gentle, preventative care. They’re the best! Lisa Parker Sumitted February 16, 2019“
GOOGLE REVIEW ~ QUALICUM DENTAL
“Dr Jo McShane is a excellent dentist in my personal opinion . She has never tried to “up sell ” any treatment or procedure. Very good chair side manor. Submitted February 22, 2018“
RATE YOUR MD ~ DR. JO MCSHANE
“Dr. Wood is an excellent informative dentist. I have never had so much detail and advice during a dental visit. Plus he was very understanding of my fear and painLESS!! I almost can’t wait to see him again….I can’t believe I found a dentist who cares about me and my wallet. Henry Smith Submitted February 18, 2019”
GOOGLE REVIEW ~ DR. WOOD