Meet the Entire Team
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Manon, our senior hygienist rounds out our Shine family with style and grace. She has many passions, including her French/Métis culture, doing artistic projects & supporting local farmers. Staying active and overall health is important to her to keep up with her 3 girls she is raising with her husband!
Jamille is an energetic and outgoing person who always looks to the brighter side of things. Jamille is dedicated and gives 100% of herself to the things that she is most passionate about. Always willing to make your visit enjoyable and convenient, her positivity will have you enjoying every minute of your visit from start to finish.
Nikki graduated from the U of M school of dental hygiene in 2015 and shortly after joined the Shine team. Very caring and precise when providing dental hygiene treatment, she always tries to make sure her patients are comfortable. In her spare time she likes to go to the gym with her mom. Their favourite class to take together is Zumba. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend who happens to be her high school sweetheart.
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!
Making patients comfortable has been Tessa’s top priority since she joined the Shine team 1 year ago. Her interest in the dental field all started when her mom who was an assistant, brought her to Take Your Kid To Work Day! She enjoys going to spin class, cooking, & spending time with her family & friends.
Sherry is a graduate of the U of M Dental hygiene program and has been a valued member of the Shine family since 2016. She likes going to spin class, cooking & traveling with her fiancé.
Anahita is one of our hygienists at our Academy location! She moved from Iran to Winnipeg with her family in 2006, graduated from U of M in 2016 and joined the Shine team in 2019. She enjoys spending time with her husband & going for walks with their Golden Retriever named Cuddles!
Caring and sensitive to the needs of others are some of the qualities that make Amber a great hygienist! When she is not at work she can be found spending time with her husband & 2 kids. She also loves outdoor activities like camping, playing sports, canoeing and gardening.
Kayla has been a dental assistant since 2010. She graduated from CDI College with honours. Quiet and observant, Kayla is always willing to learn something new and try new ways to make your visit a comfortable one. In her free time she enjoys camping and travelling with her husband Tyler and dog Onyx.
Zoe comes to Shine after working with kids for 4 years at a Montessori preschool, needless to say she has a heart for children! Most weekends you can find her spending time with friends and trying new recipes. She also likes travelling and singing and can speak 3 languages - English, Cantonese and Mandarin!
Syd is a dental assistant whose easy going and sweet demeanour has fit right in with the Shine family. She mainly works out of the downtown location also supports Dr Brian on Academy. She loves plants, being outdoors, her cat Tom and enjoys spending time with family and friends!
Kind & gentle, Lisa is always checking on patients to ensure they feel comfortable! She graduated from Red River with honours in 2018 and joined the Shine team in 2019. Born in democratic republic of Congo she moved to Canada in early 2000s and enjoys hanging out with her large family and friends.
Lesley is a new member of the Shine family, always ready to learn new things and assist in surgeries at our downtown location! She graduated from CDI College in 2016 and has been working as an assistant ever since. She enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities.
David moved from Korea in 2012 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!
The Office Managers
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.
Traci is one of the original "Shiners". She has been working with Dr. Brent since 2004. Her knowledge and expertise goes far beyond her job requirements and she is always willing to go the extra mile to help. Traci also has a heart of gold. If you're nervous, she will keep you laughing with her wild stories, always making your visit comfortable and relaxing. She and her husband keep busy running after their 4 year old daughter!
Director of Operations
Jen oversees the day-to-day operations that help make our practice Shine! Her family life is significant, having raised Sophie, Todd and Ethan with her husband Geoff, in their 25 years of marriage. She loves to volunteer, sing, travel and go on long walks with their dog Daisy.
Always friendly and ready to learn, Candice is a graduate of CDI College with an assisting license who joined the Shine family in 2019. In her spare time she likes to read, go to church and do bible groups. She also loves to get lost in a good show and her current favourite is Stranger Things.
Jeanette is our receptionist at our Academy location! She has been in the dental field for over 30 years so when you call you know you will be well taken care of! She loves to spend time with family & is looking forward to becoming a grandmother next year. She also enjoys reading, knitting and crocheting.
Gail, one of our experienced receptionists can be found at our Provencher location! She loves going for bike rides with her husband Ted and going for walks with their two dogs Douglas & Maxwell. She also enjoys going to Maui & spending time with family and friends.
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 Oliander. 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!
Ana works with Dr Brent and Dr Brian out of our downtown location to help patients navigate through the process of dental implant treatment. She graduated from Dental Assisting with honours from Red River College in 2012. Ana loves soaking up the sun in the summer time with her family.