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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

“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


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.

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Dr. Katie Davidson, DMD., BSc.

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)

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


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!

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Dr. Lorraine Serletis, DMD


Dr. Lorraine Serletis graduated from the University of Toronto’s Human Biology program in 2006, and obtained her Masters in Biomedical Engineering in 2008.

It was during this time, while studying human umbilical cord stem cells, that a chance collaboration with the University’s Dental Faculty sparked her interest in the dental field and Dr. Serletis choose to follow her passion for helping people into dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree with Distinction from the University of Toronto in 2012.

Dr. Serletis joined our Kids Dental team last year, and in that time she’s become a patient favourite because of her warm smile and soft touch.

Lorraine is also mom to three wonderful daughters of her own, and enjoys cooking, spending quality time with her family, being outdoors - when it’s warm :) and she loves being able to experience life through her children’s eyes.

Dr. Serletis is currently accepting new patients and would love to be your child’s dentist!

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Dr. Pamela Dahl, BSc, DMD


Dr. Pamela Dahl graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry before receiving her Doctor of Medical Dentistry Degree (DMD) in 1996 from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry. Dr. Dahl was included on the Dean’s Honour List in her graduating year, and has received awards from the American Academy of Oral Medicine, the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.

Before joining our Kid’s Dental team, Dr. Dahl’s passion for helping people led her into community outreach dental work here in Manitoba where she worked for the Centre for Community Oral Health (CCOH) with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Dahl has also worked in many of their outreach dental clinics and was the Director for CCOH.

In a teaching capacity, Dr. Dahl has supervised 4th year dental students in various clinical settings, and was the Course Coordinator of the Community Dentistry Externship Course for 4th year dental students.

In 2017, Dr. Dahl received the University of Manitoba Outreach Award and after more than 6 years as the CCOH Director, Pamela retired from this role to focus on working more directly with patients. Dr. Dahl continues to work at the Manitoba Development Centre in Portage la Prairie (one of CCOH’s clinics) treating residents with intellectual disabilities and recently celebrated her 14th year with the organization.

When Dr. Dahl isn’t providing her patients with fun, stress-free dental visits, she enjoys biking, reading, travelling with her family, and spending time with her husband and three children.

We’d like to welcome Dr. Dahl to Kids Dental and thank her for joining our amazing team! Dr. Dahl is currently accepting new patients and would love to be your child’s new dentist!

You can also book your next appointment with our new Online Booking App, simply visit the link below to book with Dr. Dahl!

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