Dr. Peter Kiss, General Dentist


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Dental Education & Experience

As a pre-teen, Dr. Peter Kiss had at least one filling in 26 out of 28 teeth and the experience he went through to restore his teeth is something he wouldn’t wish on anyone – let alone a child. This prompted a strong desire to learn all he could about preventing dental issues, and he began his first dental career after earning his Dental Hygiene Degree from Vancouver Community College in 1988.

After several years helping people learn how to prevent dental issues, Dr. Kiss began his second dental education earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from UBC in 1996. Ever since, he has been passionate about helping people prevent dental issues with a focus on education.

Practice Philosophy

As a dentist in Kamloops, Dr. Kiss believes that a person’s approach to dental care is shaped at a young age based on their experiences with their dental care providers. To help patients of all ages, his goal is to create as positive an environment as he can that is tailored to each person’s unique personal and oral health needs.

Knowing that not everyone has access to oral health education, Dr. Kiss takes a compassionate lead when it’s needed, while answering any questions you may have about how you can enjoy excellent oral health with a beautiful, functional smile.

Home Life

Born and raised in Kamloops, Dr. Kiss has lived here his whole life, except while he was in Vancouver for his dental education. You may have met him or his wife Tara (a fellow Kamloops native) in town or at various family events they’ve attended with their two children.



Meet Dr. Kristine Forrest, General Dentist


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Education And Experience

After earning her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Toronto and working as a researcher, Dr. Kristine Forrest realized that her true passion lay in having a more hands-on approach while helping others. She moved west to earn her DMD degree from UBC. Shortly after earning her dental degree in 2008, Dr. Forrest joined the team at Pure Dental where she takes great joy in helping people smile with confidence.

Practice Philosophy

In order to meet her goal of helping her family of patients achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums, Dr. Forrest places her focus on creating an environment of friendly, caring, compassionate care. She believes that before she can help you achieve all you desire for your smile, she needs to take the time to develop the honest and open two-way communication that builds trust over time.

Home Life

Moving to Kamloops after earning her doctorate was an easy decision for Dr. Forrest and her husband Brad – our small community with plenty of outdoor space is a perfect place to raise a family, which now includes two daughters. In their spare time, Dr. Forrest and her family enjoy time baking cookies together and spending time outdoors with their Boston Terrier, Stella. She loves driving, winter skiing, reading, and camping.



Meet Dr. Scott Palasty, General Dentist


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Education And Experience

After earning his Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degrees from the University of Alberta in 2010, Dr. Palasty wanted to further his education before beginning his practice as a general dentist. He completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Alberta Hospital from July 2010 to June 2011. There he gained vast experience working in a hospital setting with medically compromised patients under IV sedation.

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Palasty’s first priority is to give you whatever information you need to make well-informed decisions about your dental care – whether to prevent dental issues or to restore teeth damaged by trauma or decay. Knowing that every person is different, with different needs and desires, Dr. Palasty takes the time to get to know you so he can provide your care in a way that works best for you.

Home Life

Born and raised in 100 Mile House, Dr. Palasty spent most of his youth playing sports throughout the Cariboo and North Okanagan. After completing his dental education, Dr. Palasty chose to be a dentist in Kamloops because most of his friends and family now live here. Still active in recreational sports, Dr. Palasty also enjoys hiking, biking, and being outdoors or big game hunting whenever possible. He and his wife Lori met in university and now have two fur babies: German Shepherds Kaiya and Riley.



Our Team

Using the same preventive approach as our dentists, our kind and compassionate team is dedicated to working with you to ensure your health is as good as it can be. From finding you convenient appointment times to helping with your insurance or even arranging a payment plan for your treatment, our team is here to help you get the care you need.

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Meet Dr. Peter Kiss, General Dentist


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Dental Education & Experience

As a pre-teen, Dr. Peter Kiss had at least one filling in 26 out of 28 teeth and the experience he went through to restore his teeth is something he wouldn’t wish on anyone – let alone a child. This prompted a strong desire to learn all he could about preventing dental issues, and he began his first dental career after earning his Dental Hygiene Degree from Vancouver Community College in 1988.

After several years helping people learn how to prevent dental issues, Dr. Kiss began his second dental education earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from UBC in 1996. Ever since, he has been passionate about helping people prevent dental issues with a focus on education.

Practice Philosophy

As a dentist in Kamloops, Dr. Kiss believes that a person’s approach to dental care is shaped at a young age based on their experiences with their dental care providers. To help patients of all ages, his goal is to create as positive an environment as he can that is tailored to each person’s unique personal and oral health needs.

Knowing that not everyone has access to oral health education, Dr. Kiss takes a compassionate lead when it’s needed, while answering any questions you may have about how you can enjoy excellent oral health with a beautiful, functional smile.

Home Life

Born and raised in Kamloops, Dr. Kiss has lived here his whole life, except while he was in Vancouver for his dental education. You may have met him or his wife Tara (a fellow Kamloops native) in town or at various family events they’ve attended with their two children.



Meet Dr. Kristine Forrest, General Dentist


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Education And Experience

After earning her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Toronto and working as a researcher, Dr. Kristine Forrest realized that her true passion lay in having a more hands-on approach while helping others. She moved west to earn her DMD degree from UBC. Shortly after earning her dental degree in 2008, Dr. Forrest joined the team at Pure Dental where she takes great joy in helping people smile with confidence.

Practice Philosophy

In order to meet her goal of helping her family of patients achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums, Dr. Forrest places her focus on creating an environment of friendly, caring, compassionate care. She believes that before she can help you achieve all you desire for your smile, she needs to take the time to develop the honest and open two-way communication that builds trust over time.

Dr. Forrest's ultimate goal – the prevention of dental disease – is met by giving you whatever oral health education you require to help your gums and teeth stay healthy and beautiful. And if there is any aspect of your smile you wish you could change, Dr. Forrest will explain the options available to you.

Home Life

Moving to Kamloops after earning her doctorate was an easy decision for Dr. Forrest and her husband Brad – our small community with plenty of outdoor space is a perfect place to raise a family, which now includes two daughters. In their spare time, Dr. Forrest and her family enjoy time baking cookies together and spending time outdoors with their Boston Terrier, Stella. She loves driving, winter skiing, reading, and camping.



Meet Dr. Scott Palasty, General Dentist


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Education And Experience

After earning his Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degrees from the University of Alberta in 2010, Dr. Palasty wanted to further his education before beginning his practice as a general dentist. He completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Alberta Hospital from July 2010 to June 2011. There he gained vast experience working in a hospital setting with medically compromised patients under IV sedation.

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Palasty’s first priority is to give you whatever information you need to make well-informed decisions about your dental care – whether to prevent dental issues or to restore teeth damaged by trauma or decay. Knowing that every person is different, with different needs and desires, Dr. Palasty takes the time to get to know you so he can provide your care in a way that works best for you.

Home Life

Born and raised in 100 Mile House, Dr. Palasty spent most of his youth playing sports throughout the Cariboo and North Okanagan. After completing his dental education, Dr. Palasty chose to be a dentist in Kamloops because most of his friends and family now live here. Still active in recreational sports, Dr. Palasty also enjoys hiking, biking, and being outdoors or big game hunting whenever possible. He and his wife Lori met in university and now have two fur babies: German Shepherds Kaiya and Riley.



Our Team

Using the same preventive approach as our dentists, our kind and compassionate team is dedicated to working with you to ensure your health is as good as it can be. From finding you convenient appointment times to helping with your insurance or even arranging a payment plan for your treatment, our team is here to help you get the care you need.

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Request My Appointment

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