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0-12
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Meet our Dentists

At Kids Dental, we work very hard to make a visit to the dentist as easy as possible for you and your child. Our team of dental and health professionals deliver quality service in a fun, energetic environment that is centred on the needs of younger patients. While we're having a great time doing our work, we take our commitment to helping "our kids" become cavity free very seriously. We take great pride in our dental "home" and invite you to join us in celebrating a lifetime of smiles.

Dr. Ernest Cholakis, DMD. MBA

Founder
“I’m having so much fun, sometimes I forget this is work!”
Dr. Ernest Cholakis obtained his DMD in 1982 from the University of Manitoba and his MBA in 2002 from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. As a dental student he was the recipient of the Preventive Dentistry Award for his work in dental wellness. In 2007, Dr Cholakis launched Kids Dental, founded on the Previstat® model of care that integrates risk profiling, advanced prevention, educational programs, nutritional counseling and clinical research with the goal of eliminating Canada’s most chronic childhood disease – tooth decay. He was a recipient of Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his contributions to dentistry and his community. In 2012, Dr Cholakis was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his "significant professional achievements and philanthropic contributions to the province of Manitoba."
 
 

Dr. Carla Cohn, DMD

Dentist
Dr. Cohn graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba in 1991. She furthered her education, completing a post graduate internship in Children's Dentistry at Health Science Centre, Children's Hospital. Dr Cohn regularly attends continuing education programs to stay current in the latest advances in modern Dentistry. While practicing at Kids Dental, Carla continues to support “hospital dentistry” - treating children under general anaesthetic in the operating room.
 
 

Dr. Katie Davidson, DMD., BSc.

Dentist
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!
 
 

Dr. Billy Wiltshire, BChD, BChD(Hons)(DentMat), MDent(Restor.), MChD(Orth), DSc(Odont)(Pret), FRCD (C)

Orthodontist
William Anthony (Billy) Wiltshire qualified as a dentist at the University of Pretoria with final year distinctions in Community Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry, following which, he completed his BChD (Honors) with Dental Biomaterials as his major (cum laude). His first Masters degree, the M.Dent in Restorative Dentistry was awarded, also cum laude  for his in vitro and in vivo work on Resin Bonded Bridges. Next, he completed the 4-year full time specialty Master’s degree in Orthodontics, receiving the MChD(Orth) from the University of Pretoria in 1989 and registered as a specialist orthodontist with the South African Medical and Dental Council. Subsequently in 1995, he was awarded a Doctorate in Science, the DSc(Odont) for his research work on “Restorative and Orthodontic Perspectives of Clinical Dentistry.” Academically, Professor Wiltshire served as Professor and Head of the Department of Orthodontics and Chief Orthodontic Specialist at the University of Pretoria until he moved to Canada. Dr. Wiltshire took the exams of Royal College of Dentists of Canada and attained Fellowship in Orthodontics in the Royal College. He is also a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists.
 
 

Dr. Anna Le, DMD

Dentist
Dr. Anna Le graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2010 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. Wanting to further her education in health care, Dr. Le completed her formal dental education at the University of Manitoba in 2014 receiving her DMD degree. Dr. Le enjoys continuing her education to perfect her skills in dentistry for optimal patient care, and also enjoys volunteering with dental missions overseas to treat underprivileged communities with oral health needs. In her spare time Dr. Le enjoys physical recreational activities and loves traveling to learn about various cultures and lifestyles. Anna is passionate about improving her skills in dentistry and is ecstatic to welcome new patients to her practice at Kids Dental and our sister clinic, the Cholakis Dental Group!
 
 

Dr. Hamideh Alai-Towfigh, DMD, BSc

Dentist
Winnipeg dentist Dr. Hamideh Alai-Towfigh obtained a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University and went on to pursue a degree in dentistry at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1993. Her interest in children’s dental care led her to do a mini-residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Minnesota in 2013. She is a part-time instructor at the University of Manitoba and the WRHA. She keeps herself current through continuing education courses. In her spare time, she enjoys being with family and friends, watching movies and sports, traveling for leisure and for dental missions, most recently to Guatemala and Peru. She is currently learning Spanish for her future dental missions. Hamideh and her husband have three children. She is excited to join Kids Dental and welcomes new patients to her practice.
 
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