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We are OPEN Monday to Thursday the following hours:

Monday and Tuesday

8:30 to 4:00

Wednesday and Thursday

9:00 to 4:30

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Please call:  250-468-7132

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2461 Collins Crescent, Nanoose Bay, British Columbia

Behind the Red Gap Center

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Dr. Rustin Abdurahman

Dr. Rustin Abdurahman remembers being drawn to dentistry at a young age . . .

“I think I wanted to become a dentist because of my childhood dentist who was always kind,  gentle and fun to be around. He made the dental experiences I had positive ones. To this day I try to emulate Dr. Vanry so people have gentle experiences with me as their dentist”


After receiving his Kinesiology Degree from Simon Fraser University in 1990 Dr. A decided to act on his dream and in 1995 he graduated from the University of British Columbia Dental School.  Upon graduation Dr. Abdurahman went to work as an associate dentist in Terrace where he met his wife Rhonda. In 1997 he bought a practice in Nanaimo.  After 10 years, in 2007, he sold the Nanaimo practice in order to purchase retiring Dr. Jim English’s practice in Nanoose Bay!


Dr. Abdurahman’s dental philosophy revolves around educating patients on their current level of oral health and their subsequent treatment choices and he treats each patient gently as possible – many patients comment on how gentle he is during injections.  He attends many Continuing Dental Education courses and conferences to keep his own knowledge current in the ever evolving dental field.

Feat for Food 5k

2016-feat-for-foodNanoose Bay Dental is hosting, for the 6th year, the annual Feat for Food 5 K walk or run takes place Sunday, April 3, 2016 to support the Nanoose Bay Community Cupboard on Vancouver Island British Columbia.  We Make a Difference Together!

Rain or Shine. Start and finish at Nanoose Bay Dental, 2461 Collins Crescent behind Red Gap Centre.

Visit the website for all the details and to register.



We have been coming to this office for three generations – me, my daughters and my granddaughters. I love the girls out front , Barb and Marion, they are caring and helpful.

Dr. Abdurahman likes to do things just right and I feel like he listens and combines my needs with his treatment recommendations.



When my wife and I had to change our timeline for all the treatment we needed, Dr. Abdurahman and his team were very accommodating. Thanks to their overextended flexibility all of our dental work was completed in the short time we needed with great care. Service like this is hard to come by.

Greg. B


Dr. Abdurahman and his team are great! I find them to be exceptionally up to date on the latest research and technology but it is their caring approach that makes them stand out. After a more complicated procedure they called the next day to make sure I was alright. I’ve been going for 22 years and am glad to be a patient here.

V. Brucker


I had been going to this office for 29 years and when Dr. Abdurahman starting working here a couple of years ago I thought I would be nervous. I was pleasantly surprised to see Barb and Marion at the front – they remembered me and made me feel comfortable. They also talked about how great Dr. Abdurahman was which instilled the confidence I needed.

I noticed all of his new equipment and really liked the way he made my new smile look. I felt 10 years younger! I would absolutely recommend him to others.

J. Hirsch

The Team

Barbara Flynn, CDA/Receptionist

Barb has lived on Vancouver Island most of her life and there is no place she’d rather be. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 29 years, 3 of which have been at Nanoose Bay Dental. What she loves most about being here is how dentistry has such a positive effect on people’s daily lives. Barb is married with four grown children and one, apple of her eye, grandson. She loves family, friends, food, hiking, fishing, her farm animals, movies, music, dancing and sunny days.

Peggy DeMelo, RDH

Originally from Toronto, Ont., Peggy moved to Nanoose in March 2009 with the intention of working for a year and moving back to Ontario. Thankfully she has fallen in love with Vancouver Island and is here to stay along with her husband, son, and daughter. She also enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, swimming, cycling and camping – a major reason for loving the island. She really enjoys working at Nanoose Bay Dental because everyone here is genuinely caring, professional, and a pleasure to be around.

Sheri Stansal, RDH

Sheri graduated with her BSc in Dental Hygiene at the University of Alberta in 2001.  She moved along with her husband to the Island in Oct 2002 shortly after getting married.  3 kids keeps it busy but she still finds time to volunteer as a leader with Girl Guides and school PAC initiatives, as well as enjoying various fitness activities, ladies fast-pitch softball, home renovations, cooking and gardening.  Sheri believes in sharing evidence-based dental knowledge to empower her clients in making informed decisions regarding their overall health.

Kelsey Carter, CDA

Kelsey graduated Vancouver Island University in 2012 and has been a member of Nanoose Bay Dental for since then. She enjoys helping people and seeing positive changes. Also, she looks forward to expanding her knowledge and continuously learning.

In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys going to the gym, hiking, and relaxing with friends and family. She also loves spending time with her pets as well as her niece.

Tianna Bamforth, CDA

Tianna was born and raised on the island and loves it here. She graduated from Vancouver Island University in 2013 and joined Nanoose Bay Dental not long after. Tianna is passionate about the profession and helping people become more confident and comfortable with their smile. Outside of the dental office she enjoys running, hiking, camping, anything outdoors and being with friends and family in her spare time!