About Qualicum Dental

General, Cosmetic, and Restorative Dentistry

Our Practice &
Core Values

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

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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

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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. Betsy (Betsabe) Behkish

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

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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


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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.


Adult Care


Child Care


Orthodontic Care

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.


General Cleaning

Implants & Restoration

Orthodontic Care

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


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


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


“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”