Shine Dental

Meet the Entire Team

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

The Dentists

Dr. Brent

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.

Dr. Saniya

Dr. Saniya's knowledge, expertise, and skillful hands will ensure your visit to Shine Dental is a great one. Your comfort is always top priority, and she strives to provide you with the highest quality of dental care in a calm and enjoyable environment. Dr. Saniya graduated with honours from the University of Manitoba in 2008 and is able to provide you and your family with a full range of general dentistry. When not in the office, Dr Saniya, her husband Michael and their young son and daughter love biking, swimming, soccer and traveling.

Dr. Karen

Some of you might remember Karen as one of our superstar dental hygienists. In 2009, she left us to return to dental school. Today she is Dr. Karen and we are excited to have her back in the Shine Family. Dr. Karen provides our famous Shine General Dentistry Services at both our locations. Karen enjoys playing hockey and even played for the Manitoba Bisons! If you or someone you know needs a great general dentist, Dr. Karen is a excellent choice!

Dr. Brian

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 5 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.

The Dental Hygienists


Manon is our senior hygienist who rounds out our hygiene department with style and grace. She is always willing to guide you through the benefits of proper care and maintenance of your overall oral health. She loves being a Mom to her two beautiful daughters. Manon is currently on maternity leave.


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.


Zena is a skilled hygienist who has a great sense of humor! She will make your experience at Shine an enjoyable one while getting the job done in an efficient manner. Zena goes the extra mile to make sure all of her patients are well informed for maintaining the best oral health possible. Zena enjoys being a mom to her three young kids: Ashton, Sophia and Elizabeth. And loves spending quality time with her best friend and partner, Neil!


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!

The Dental Assistants


May can inform you of all the ins and outs of our services at Shine and at the same time will get to know all about you too! If you see her you can expect to be greeted with a warming pearly smile and feel very taken care of as she explains all of your dental options and answers your questions with detail. She will do whatever it takes to serve our patients with compassion and excellence. May enjoys being a Mom to her daughter Brooklyn and of course, loves Glenn dearly.


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.


Marilou is a family oriented individual. She is a loving mother and wife and will do anything to make sure they're happy. Marilou is a soft spoken and patient person, her heart towards patients is evident in her actions and words. She has multiple roles at Shine and always makes sure things are done properly!

Kayla W

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.


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!

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!

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. Recently she and her husband have added a daughter to the family.

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.

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. An interesting fact is that he has an identical twin!



Jeddahlyn is a loving and hardworking mother of 5. Her warm smile and (well earned!) patience will ease your visit at Shine. Very approachable, she is always willing to help others out with a calm personality and her undivided attention. She is currently back from leave after the birth of her daughter.


Nella joined the Shine team last year after a rewarding career at MTS. A fun fact is that Nella is married to Ron, Shine's shuttle driver and they have recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. In her spare time she loves to cook and bake as well as enjoy other hobbies that include scrapbooking and card making.

Receptionist / Dental Assistant


Rodeleen is a soft spoken dental assistant that is just as gentle and caring to her patients as she is to her family and friends. Rodeleen enjoys spending time outdoors and going swimming with her son Leo. She is very knowledgeable and always eager to help, if you have questions or need a hand, Rodeleen aims to please.


Lindsay is a graduate of CDI College. In her free time, she loves spending time with her huge family who all live within a short distance of each other allowing gatherings happen frequently. Quality time with her daughters and spouse are especially important to her. A dedicated and hard worker, she is also very friendly and loves meeting new people at Shine!

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.

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!

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!

We have a relaxing and fun atmosphere at Shine Dental. Before you come in, why not take a tour of our beautiful office.