Our Staff

Brent Wong: Dentist

Dr. Brent is a self-proclaimed glutton for knowledge, which is evident in his wide range of dental techniques. From full mouth restorations to sleep apnea, he can make your smile shine! Outside of the office, Dr. Brent cherishes his time with his wife, Wendy, and two boys - Jonah and Isaiah! He is passionate about learning and helping others, which is why he continues his education worldwide and has brought hundreds of people to third world countries to offer free dental, medical and construction aid to those in need.

Brian: Dentist

Dr. Brian is Shine's newest dentist coming to us from Ontario. He graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at Western University in 2009. Following that he completed a 1 year hospital residency in New York State before starting to work as a dentist at his own practice. Dr. Brian met Dr. Brent at a Shine The Light trip and has volunteered his services 3 more times since then! His wife is originally from Winnipeg which prompted the move to join Shine in the fall of 2016. In his spare time he loves to spend time with his wife and young son, and he is also passionate about Jiu Jitsu along with overall health and fitness.

Courtney: Dentist Assistant

Courtney's patients find her genuine and compassionate while she pays close attention to the details. Staff look forward to every conversation they have with her and you will too as she makes your visit a comfortable and relaxing one. She enjoys spending time at the farm with her son Nicholas.

Kayla: Office Manager

Kayla is our downtown office manager with a big personality. She helps you to feel confident and very well taken care of with her professional attitude and attention to detail. Kayla enjoys outdoor activities with her husband Matt and their dogs Roxi and Ricky.

Yvonne: Dental Assistant

Yvonne joined the Shine team in 2014. She is a welcome addition who loves to make her co-workers laugh. Some of her hobbies include playing volleyball, video games and watching anime and horror movies. Friendly and approachable, Yvonne will be there if someone needs help!

David: Dental Technician

David moved from Korea 6 years ago and joined the Shine team at the downtown office shortly after. He is the skilled hand behind Shine’s dental crowns, single dental implants, and even All-On-4 dental implants! At home he enjoys watching movies with his wife and daughter. David has a big smile and is always sharing his wife’s cooking with co-workers!

Lina: Dental Hygienist

Lina graduated from University of Manitoba in 2015, and found a role at Shine later that year. Her strong desire to travel and explore the world has produced a love for learning new languages - she speaks English, French and Laotian! She also enjoys exercising and makes fitness a priority. You can find her bright smile working at both Shine locations!

Jen: Director of Operations

As one of the office managers, Jen oversees the day-to-day operations that help make our practice Shine! She enjoys attending her sons (Todd and Ethan) sporting events with her husband Geoff; as well as spending time with her daughter, Sophie, getting pampered at the nail salon. Jen is a busy mom of three teenagers, but in her spare time she loves to volunteer, sing, travel, and spend time with her girlfriends.

Andrew: Director of Business Development

Andrew has 13 years experience in the dental industry with the most recent position being that of Region Manager with Nobel Biocare. Andrew joined the Shine family in May 2017. He is currently the Director of Business Development. He is responsible for establishing and fostering relationships with our network of referring dental clinics in Manitoba. When he is not working he enjoys snowmobiling in the winter and off roading in the summer on his ATV.

Ian: Director of Strategy

Ian has joined us from working the last 2 years in a tech start up. His experience in marketing and passion for seeing Shine guests become raving fans fuels his role overseeing Shine guest's customer experience. He is a family man at heart with a wife and four daughters whom he enjoys spending time with.

Ron: Shuttle Driver / Quality Control

After a fulfilling 29 yrs in Law Enforcement Ron has found a new home at Shine Dental. He is the friendly face who can be seen shuttling patients, making deliveries and even acting as a handyman making sure Shine is running smoothly. He enjoys camping, karate, and loves learning new things. Soon he will be adding another unique skill to his set by taking an introductory course in blacksmithing!

Valerie: Graphics/Multi-Media Designer

Valerie is Shine Dental's graphic and multi-media designer. She is responsible for everything from print ads, brochures, the videos you see in the waiting room and online, newsletters and social media! Valerie loves traveling, has lived in England, and has a very spoiled cat named Chief. She believes happiness is a balance of being fulfilled with work and making time for your family, your health and fitness and everything that you truly love to do!

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