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Winnipeg Kids Dental News

Feb 20th, 2019

At Kids Dental, we believe that developing a life long commitment to positive oral health doesn’t just happen. That’s why we’ve created a kid-friendly dental experience that your whole family will love!

It all starts with our newly renovated family area, “The Grinich Village School of Magical Dentistry!”

Our family reception area features comfortable chairs & bistro tables, and our discovery zone features playful pavilions filled with entertainment for children of all ages, including a screen room filled with iPads loaded with fun video games and movies, our new magical photobooth – where parents and their kids can share their visit to win great prizes – and our interactive kid-sized kitchen area that’s perfect for the little ones!

And it doesn’t stop there! Our Kids Dental examination rooms are colourful & calming, and our patient Kid-friendly staff always go the extra mile to make your child’s appointment enjoyable, stress-free and fun!

So call 204-222-KIDS (204-222-5437) to book your next appointment and set your kids up for a lifetime of healthy smiles today! :)

Feb 20th, 2019

EVERY PARENT WANTS to be able to teach their children good, healthy habits so that they will be ready for the responsibilities of adulthood, and those include oral health and hygiene habits. But what do we do when our kids aren’t interested in brushing and flossing? Fortunately, in the age of the smartphone, there’s an app for that.

Disney Magic Timer By Oral-B

Enlist the help of your child’s favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars characters to encourage them to brush with the Disney Magic Timer app by Oral-B. Your child can track their brushing progress in the app’s calendar and create a customized brusher profile. 90 percent of kids will brush longer when they use this app. It pairs with an Oral-B or Crest Health Stages toothbrush, and while the app is free to download, it does have in-app purchases.

My Bright Smile

Another great brushing timer app is My Bright Smile. This award-winning app includes a two-minute timer, as well as five games that teach children the right way to brush, why dental visits are important, and which foods are most harmful to their teeth. It’s a great combination of educational and fun!


One fun way to help your child keep brushing for the full two minutes is with the Toothsavers app, which turns brushing their teeth into an adventure. They can unlock new Toothsaver characters each time they brush, and once they fill up a month in their calendar, they will be able to battle the evil sorceress villain of the game.

Tooth Fairy Camera

If you’ve been looking for a quick way to make losing a tooth more magical for your child, try the Tooth Fairy Camera app! This app allows you to capture live Tooth Fairy footage with your mobile device. You can follow her as she flies around your home, then share the footage with your child. There are a variety of apps like this, some free and some with a price tag for the improved special effects.

Know Of Other Great Dental Apps?

If you’ve already been using a dental app with your child, let us know about it! We’re always looking for great apps to recommend, because we want parents to have every tool they need to encourage their kids to have great oral hygiene habits for life!

We love to see those healthy smiles!

(The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.)

August 30, 2017

We are excited to announce that to better serve our patients we are expanding and renovating!

We apologize for any inconvenience and offer our sincere thanks for your patience and support.

August 16, 2017
Dr. Rachel Goldberg

We are excited to announce the newest addition to our skilled pediatric dental team, Dr. Rachel Goldberg!

Dr. Rachel Goldberg graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree. With a strong interest in healthcare, Dr. Goldberg went on to complete her formal dental education at the University of Manitoba in 2017, receiving her DMD with Honours and B.Sc. (Dentistry) degrees. She earned the Academy of General Dentistry Award for the student who shows the most promise of being an outstanding general dentist, the American Association of Orthodontics Award for exceptional interest in the oro-facial complex, and the Golden Scaler Award for high standing in the fourth year clinical periodontics course. After completing a research project during her time spent in dental school, Dr. Goldberg developed a strong passion for dental research and continuing education with the goal of ensuring her patients receive the best care possible.

In her spare time, Dr. Goldberg enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring Winnipeg’s food scene, traveling, walking her dog, and reading a good book. She is also an avid sports fan and loves to watch both hockey and basketball. Dr. Goldberg is excited to welcome new patients to her practice!

May 15, 2017

Congratulations to Milana, Sascha and and Rusty - recent winners of our random monthly prize draws!!

May 16, 2016

A BIG congratulations to Tanner, Paul and Zara - recent winners of our random monthly prize draws!!

December 1, 2015

Congratulations to Nicolas! Nicolas was drawn as a random prize winner for completing his Brushing & Flossing Diary. Keep up the great work!

October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween!!

October 30, 2015

Our fantastic front desk staff, Tammy and Courtney, in full Halloween mode! We make your kids' dental visits fun!

October 26, 2015

Congratulations to our latest monthly prize draw winners, Agapi, Paige and Avery — all three were cavity free! Great job!!

October 23, 2015

Leo won our monthly random prize draw for having NO CAVITIES! Awesome job, Leo! Enjoy your prize.

October 9, 2015

We make your kids' dental visits fun! Dress them up to match our daily costume themes for Halloween Week, from October 26-30!

October 9, 2015

Congratulations to Robin who won a monthly prize for being cavity free! Yaaayy, Robin!! Keep it up!

April 2, 2015

A star is born! Our very own Dr. Katie Davidson is starring as Inga in an all-dentist production of the Mel Brooks musical, "Young Frankenstein". The show runs from April 9-12, 2015 at the Shaw Performing Arts Centre at The Forks (home of Manitoba Theatre for Young People). Proceeds from this project go to support children and inner-city children’s dentistry.

Buy your tickets today!

Break a leg, Katie!


February 13, 2015

Prize winner, Maeve, won her prize for completing a brushing & flossing diary. Great job, keep it up!


February 13, 2015

Jamie won his prize for completing a brushing & flossing diary! Way to go Jamie!


February 13, 2015

Congratulations Eli! Eli was a prize winner for being cavity free... great job!


January 1, 2015

Congratulations to Nolan, who won his prize for being cavity free! Way to go Nolan, keep it up!


January 1, 2015

Congratulations to Kaitlyn, who won her prize for completing her brushing & flossing diary!

June 17, 2014

Dr. Anna Le has joined the Kids Dental team! She is excited to be here and is currently accepting new patients! Call 204-222-KIDS

May 31, 2014

Congratulations to MacKaila, May's prize winner for stopping sucking her thumb! Way to go!

May's contest winner

May 31, 2014

Congratulations to Brenna, May's prize winner for being cavity free! Great job - keep it up!

May's contest winner

April 11, 2014
April's first contest winner

Halloween Costume - Day 4
Happy Halloween!



Halloween Costume - Day 3



Halloween Costume - Day 2
Pajama Day


PJ Day

Halloween Costume - Day 1
The Cowgirls


Cowgirls 2

Cowgirls 1

Happy Halloween!

Come in costume when you come for your appointment!

October 28 to November 1

Daily Themes

Monday - Cowboy/ Cowgirl
Tuesday - PJ Day
Wednesday - Prince/Princess
Thursday - Halloween
Friday - Superhero

Halloween Poster

May 20, 2013
The latest colouring pages from Natasha's school visits. Great Job!


Kids Colourings

March 16, 2013


Febuary's first contest winner

February 27, 2013


January's contest winners

February 15, 2013
One last winner from 2012. :)


December's contest winners

January 29, 2013


December's contest winners

January 2, 2013


December 10, 2012

Thanks Natasha!

Another job well done.

The kids thank you letters are the proof of your great work.

Thanks Natasha!

November 26, 2012


November Winners

October 31, 2012
Halloween at Kids Dental!

August 8, 2012

Kids Dental goes to Uganda

Kids in line. Nassia helps out a patient in the chair. Kids in line. Nassia helps out a patient in the chair. Dr. Cohn's son and a young Ugandan girl playing.
Ugandan children playing in the yard.
children coming into class.
Dentist standing with a young Ugandan woman. Dentist inspects a child's mouth. Dr. Cohn's son sitting with two Ugandan children. Dr. Cohn restoring.
Dr. Cohn standing with Ugandan Boy
Dentist sitting with a child in the dental chair.
Dr. Cholakis working on a patient
Dr. Cholakis working on a patient
children sitting in the classroom.
Dr. Cohn sitting down with children waiting in line to be checked.
assistants and helpers standing and discussing.
Alexia Cholakis with a Ugandan child
Dentist standing with the children in the yard.
Kids reaching up to the camera
Wide shot of all the kids in the yard.

August 1, 2012

Dr. Davidson has launched a beta website for herself. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts on your next visit. Would you like to see one for each dentist?

Check out Katie's new Website!

July 15, 2012

We've upgraded the two larger TV's and the XBox 360 Kinect is now up and running! Come on down to see our wonderful facility.

June 25, 2012

Dr. Katie Davidson

Kids Dental welcomes Dr. Katie Davidson!

Dr. Katie Davidson received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba in 2008 and completed her formal dental training in 2012, graduating with honours and receiving her DMD and B.Sc.(Dentistry) degrees from the University of Manitoba. She was awarded with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Predoctoral Student Award and the Martin Nevile Award for outstanding work in the field of dentistry for children. Katie is involved in dental research with the Manitoba Institute of Child Health (MICH) with particular focus on early childhood tooth decay and presented her current project at the 2011 Canadian Dental Association convention in Halifax, NS.

When not practicing dentistry, the former All-Canadian U of M Bison volleyball player enjoys training for triathlon. Katie is excited to be working with the Kids Dental team and is happy to welcome new patients to her practice!

May 03, 2012

It's that time again... time for a teddy bear's picnic!

Join us on May 27th at the 26th annual Teddy Bear's Picnic!

February 15, 2012

Please join us at the Convention Centre on the 25th and 26th of February for the Baby and Kids Show! Along with the other wonderful and numerous booths for new and upcoming parents, we will have a large section for parents to come and learn about good dental hygiene, and some free stuff for the kids as well!

Baby and Kids Show on the 25th and 26th of February

January 31, 2012

Time for an update! Recently, we've added a few new and exciting things to our kids play room! A new library of movies and games will be coming out over the next week or so, and even an XBox Kinect system!

New Games Here!

January 18, 2012

Natasha continues to do great work for the schools, and educates children about proper dental hygiene. Just look at this wonderful evidence!

Way to go Natasha!

Sept 2, 2011

Our latest winner at Kids Dental!

Corbin, our latest winner!

August 29, 2011

Here are the August monthly prize winners for the girls!

Winners for August

August 17, 2011

Dr. Carla Cohn has been invited to some important lectures on children's dental health coming up around North America, including one in Winnipeg!

Here are the Dates:

July 27, 2011

Recently, our hygiene coordinator Natasha Kroeker received praise from the St. James-Assiniboia School Division for her dedicated services to the schools. There will be more about her dental hygiene work published in the October issue of Contact!, the local area newsletter in St. James.


June 28th, 2011

Dr. Cholakis and Dr. Cohn recently went to Athens Greece to present their findings and positive patient results with regards to Caries at the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry Conference.

February 8th, 2011

It was Pajama Theme Day. We are such a comfortable work environment. The staff seemed to really enjoy this theme. See Dr Amanda Huminicki and a patient in their comfy attire.

January 27th, 2011

We are thrilled every time we see our patients who have great checkups and especially a no cavity check up. Joshua's "No Cavities" ballot was pulled from our Kids Dental draw box. Congratulations and great work Joshua.

January 26th, 2011

Crazy Hat Day was too much fun. See some of the kids and staff having fun with this Kids Dental theme day.

January 4th, 2011

Happy New Year. What could be better...wearing your pajamas to your first dentist visit of the year. Our theme days are truly a hit with everyone.


Kids Dental® Educational and advocacy programs playfully educate children and their parents on healthy eating habits and proper dental home care.

Our dental and nutritional health programs reach out to children by creating a dynamic experience dedicated to helping students learn by participating and doing. Our presentations are designed for both an in-class experience as well as a field trip experience where children come to Kids Dental to learn and interact in Grinich Village, our health discovery center.

It is designed to enhance public health learning.

More than a field trip, Grinich Village is a fun filled journey in an environment that encourages co-operative learning. Children interact with exhibits, adults, and each other in creative and imaginative ways.

It is our mission to instill a sense of excitement within children about their dental health and overall well-being.

Kids Dental educational program brochure.

December 22nd, 2010

The Kids and Staff are already having so much fun with our theme days. Watch for the next theme and let's see who shows up in their pajamas.

December 15th, 2010
Kids Love to play and have fun (so do we) so we've decided to create Kids Dental theme days. With each theme day there will be a little something special for the children who participate. So if you see the staff all dressed like their favorite superhero or wearing a funny hat, you'll know why.

November 17th, 2010
By popular demand from our patients we have upgraded our selection of games. We have recently added three new games for the kids of all ages to enjoy. We notice that the parents are very happy to be playing while their children are being well attended to during their appointment. We encourage the child in all of us to relax and enjoy this unique children's dental clinic. Who says going to the dentist can't be fun!

August 9th, 2010
Our recent grand prize winners of a $50 ToysRus gift certificate. Congratulations Alexandria - No Cavities ballot and Amber - her completed brushing and flossing ballot. Their ballots were the lucky ones pulled from our in-clinic draw box.

July 15th, 2010
We are honored to receive this letter from St James School Division, Chief Superintendent, Ron Weston. Thank you Ron on behalf of all the staff at Kids Dental for letting us encourage and support the great students and faculty in dental health programs.

June 22nd, 2010
See the link below to view Dr Carla Cohn's online interview.

Dr. Carla Cohn, DMD
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June 16th, 2010
New chances to win everyday at Kids Dental. There are now three new ways to gain points for chances to win. Our bonus code program has been expanded and now there are more ways to add to your online points, for more chances to win everyday.
See some of the new prize choices here.

June 15th, 2010
Congratulations to Lexie - our newest Monthly Grand Prize Winner of a Wii system. Lexie won by playing our Kids Dental online Treasure Hunt Game and accumulating many points. Congratulations and keep playing.

June 2nd, 2010
Our May Bonus Prize draw winners have been picked and they are starting to come in. See Owen and some of the others below.

May 17th, 2010
Kids Dental school program continues to inspire us all. We love the many creative letters and artwork from the students. Thank you.

April 30th, 2010
Kids Dental TennisFest kicks off another season of tennis fun. And it's FREE! The First 50 participants at the various locations and events will receive a free kids racquet.

April 28th, 2010 - Kids Dental goes on a mission to Cancun Mexico
See Kids Dental Flick page for all the great photos.

April 16th, 2010
Congratulations to Lily - a Winner of a Wii system.

April 15th, 2010
Congratulations to James - another Wii winner.

December 22nd, 2009
Congratulations to Shanaya - our latest Grand Prize Winner of a Wii system.

December 17th, 2009
Congratulations to Cole - our latest Grand Prize Winner of a Wii system.

Raising a Racquet for Kids with Tennis Manitoba and Kids Dental

The Manitoba tennis community will be Raising a Racquet for Kids on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 as we gather to celebrate the achievements of our top players and recognize the outstanding contributions of our 2009 Manitoba Tennis Hall of Fame inductees.
Continuing on the successes of the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Tennis Manitoba Awards Banquets, the Raising a Racquet for Kids presented by Kids Dental event will feature a doubles exhibition match with professional ATP players.

Has your child been on a field trip to Kids Dental Grinich Village or had an inclass presentation?

The 2009/2010 school year is busier than ever for our Dental Health school program. The response has been wonderful from teachers and kids alike. We are thrilled to be able to offer this to all schools, from kindergarten to grades six.
The children are very eager and enthusiatic when Ashley our dental health coordinator shows up with our fun and interactive presentation.
Please ask your child if they've had a Kids Dental presentation in their school. If they've brought a new toothbrush home and a bag full of dental health material then you know they have.

September 28th, 2009
Congratulations to Marcus - our August Grand Prize Winner of a Wii system.

August 28th, 2009
Congratulations to Christian - our July Grand Prize Winner of a Wii system.

July 15th, 2009
Congratulations to Madison (left) and her sister Brooke (right) - our June Grand Prize Winners of a Wii system.

June 8th, 2009
Teddy Bear Picnic May 31, 2009

June 5th, 2009
Congratulations to Tianna - our May Grand Prize Winner of a Wii system.

May 31st, 2009
23rd Children's Hospital Teddy Bear Picnic - Assiniboine Park, 9am to 5pm. Come see Winnipeg's Kids Dental at the Big Red Tooth Booth.

May 15th, 2009
Congratulations to Rebecca - our April Grand Prize Winner of a Wii system.

May 5th, 2009
In association with Tennis Manitoba and Tennis Canada - Kids Dental is proud to be the title sponsor of TennisFest'09: June 6th, 2009, at the Sargent Park Tennis Center.

April 27th, 2009
Congratulations Megan, our March Grand Prize winner of a portable DVD player.

April 9th, 2009
Magaret Underhill Grade 2 field trip, enjoying a Grinich Village dental health presentation.

April 8th, 2009
We have Wii!

March 12th, 2009
Kids Dental welcomes the Brownies to Grinich Village!

March 5th, 2009
We are excited about our enhanced computer lab classroom support.

March 2nd, 2009
Congratulations to our newest Monthly Grand Prize winner.

February 27nd, 2009
We are so proud when we see our efforts making a difference in the community.

February 14th and 15th, 2009
Come visit us at the Baby and Kids Show at the Convention Centre and see what's new!

February 10th, 2009
Kids Dental is proud to sponsor the 2009 Junior Open Tennis Championships - February 12-15th.

February 2nd, 2009
Kids Dental installs large touchscreen monitors and the kids are having a blast!

January 12th, 2009
Bonus points are here! Watch for yours today.

December 30th, 2008
The newest monthly prize draw winner - Jack.

December 15th, 2008
Kids Dental upgrades it's gaming system.

November 15th, 2008 - Kids Dental Celebrates it's One Year Anniversary!
In our first year, thousands of children chose to be cavity free. Join us and together we'll make tooth decay history!
Kids Dental protects more than just your child’s teeth. Studies are showing that cavity free children are more likely to grow to their ideal weight and height. Emerging research is also linking good dental health with a decreased risk of stroke and heart disease later in life.

November 1st, 2008
Kids Dental is once again the Presenting Sponsor of the Winnipeg Baby and Kids Show. February 14th & 15th, 2009

October 31st, 2008
Kids Dental gives away cavity fighting gum for Halloween.

September 1st, 2008
Kids Dental begins another year of visiting schools with our fun and interactive presentations.

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