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.

Brock Vandor: Denturist

Brock is a valued asset at Shine Dental Implants. Brock bounces back and forth between our two offices (Shine Dental and Shine Dental Implants) constructing dentures, implant supported dentures, and oral prosthetics that look and feel so real you’ll forget you had work done! Brock has the pedigree, knowledge, and skills to ensure that your smile is wonderfully suited to you. He has a great sense of humor and and is passionate about helping others.

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.

Val: Office Manager

The best way to describe our office manager Val, would be that she is calm and collected in the midst of chaos! Her dedication in guaranteeing the practice runs smoothly is inspiring to all the staff. Val is a blessing and she is a big part of Shine's success. Val and her husband have added a daughter to the mix and that keeps her busy when she’s at home.

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 5 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 Technician

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!

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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