All our professionals at Transcona Dental Centre maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Charles W. Rubin, DMD
Born and raised in Winnipeg , Dr. Rubin completed his undergraduate education at the University of Manitoba and graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry in 1990 with the University Gold Medal. He received numerous other awards during his dental education including those for periodontics, oral diagnosis, dental radiology, operative dentistry, oral medicine, nutrition and metabolism, pediatric dentistry, and anatomy. In addition, Dr. Rubin was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Dentistry (Bsc.Dent) for his research into pediatric dental treatment on remote reserves in Manitoba. His research was published by the Journal of Dental Research, International Association of Dental Research, and others. He was also nominated for and accepted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, an international dental honour society.
Dr. Rubin has practiced his entire career in Winnipeg and has been at the Transcona Dental Centre since 1994. He is a member of the Winnipeg Dental Society, Manitoba Dental Association, and Canadian Dental Association. He served on the Ethics Committee of the MDA from 1997-2006. He is currently a Student Mentor at the College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba.
Dr. Rubin has taken numerous educational courses since graduation, with a particular emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, endodontics (root canal treatment), and adult orthodontic treatment. He spends countless hours ensuring that he is up to date on all advancements in dental technology and procedures to provide the most current and proven treatment options to his patients. His goal is to create a relaxed, personable, comfortable environment for his patients.
In his spare time, Dr. Rubin enjoys reading, sports, and travel. He has coached and been involved with hockey, baseball, basketball, and soccer. He and his family have volunteered at their children's school and Winnipeg Harvest. He and his wife Janice have a son, Tyler, and a daughter, Erin.
For any non-urgent dental concerns or questions Dr. Rubin can be reached at [email protected]
Dr. Kevin Pham, DMD, BSc
Dr. Kevin Pham received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Manitoba in 2016, and completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree at the University of Manitoba in 2020.
He is passionate about dentistry and developing thoughtful relationships with his patients. He enjoys practicing all aspects of general dentistry and believes in staying at the forefront of dentistry through continuing education.
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with family and friends - especially his four nieces and nephews. He enjoys summer days at the family cabin and cheering on the Winnipeg Jets in the winter season. He is fluent in both English and Vietnamese. Kevin is excited about working at Transcona Dental Centre and welcomes new patients to his practice.
We wish Dr. Ken Strong all the best in his future endeavors as he begins his retirement.
Franca - Office Manager
Franca brings over 20 years of dental experience to our office. She strives to make sure your dental experience is a positive one assuring all of our staff and patients are taken care of in a comfortable and healthy environment. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, traveling and relaxing with family and friends.
Shauna - Dental Hygienist
Shauna is one of our hygienists and has been with us at Transcona Dental Centre since 2001. She is a licensed dental professional who specializes in preventative oral health. She enjoys working individually with clients to help educate and maintain a healthy smile! Shauna graduated from the University of Manitoba with a diploma in Dental Hygiene, Honours Standing. She was also awarded the Margaret E, Miller Award in Community Health, Dental Faculty Women's Association Prize, Dr. Louka Award in Restorative, and has completed the requirements for Extended Practice, Orthodontic and Restorative. She is also an active member of the CDHA. and the CDHM. Shauna looks forward to seeing you at TDC.
Marie - Dental Hygienist
Marie is a registered dental hygienist who has been with TDC since April 2008. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2002. Marie is also an active member in both the CDHA (Canadian Dental Hygienists Association) and the CDHM (Canadian Dental Hygienists of Manitoba), Marie believes that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health, She takes pride in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. When not dedicating her time to clients, you can find Marie at a movie or reading a book at home. She also LOVES to go on vacations, and loves hearing about all the places that her clients visit. Marie looks forward to enhancing your smile!!!!
Terri - Dental Hygienist
Terri graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a B.Sc. in Biology, and furthered her studies at the University of Manitoba where she received her diploma in Dental Hygiene. Terri has been part of our team since 2009, with over 20 years experience. Terri's has a thorough approach to dental hygiene and consistently educates her patients helping them understand the importance of oral health. Terri's upbeat, easy going and fun personality brings constant joy into the office, you will often hear her singing to herself in the hallways or laughing with her patients. On her spare time, Terri loves relaxing at the lake and spending time with her husband and 2 sons.
Jessie - Dental Hygienist
Jessie graduated in 2008 from the University of Manitoba in Dental Hygiene and joined the Transcona Dental Centre team in 2017. Jessie will always greet you with a warm and comforting smile and will work with you to help achieve your oral health goals. When Jessie is not at work she enjoys spending time with husband, son and puppy named Rusty.
Melanie - Dental Assistant
Melanie is a Phase 2 dental assistant and brings over 15 years of experience to our practice. She is a graduate of Red River College and first began working with Dr. Rubin in 1997. Dr. Rubin was thrilled to welcome her back to Transcona Dental Centre in 2009. Mel's gentle, friendly nature and her compassion help ensure all patients experience the most comfortable visit possible. Most patients are amazed at the level of teamwork between her and Dr. Rubin. She usually knows exactly what he's thinking and is one step ahead. Melanie genuinely cares about our patient's well-being and will ensure that your visit for treatment at TDC will be a comfortable and relaxing experience. She actively furthers her knowledge and skills in the dental field through continuing education courses. Melanie enjoys staying active, especially in the great outdoors, and spending as much of her spare time as possible with her son.
Shannon - Dental Assistant
Shannon's soft spoken personality and gentle nature makes every patient feel welcome and at ease making sure your experience is as comfortable as possible. When not a work, she loves spending time with her family.
Christy - Dental Assistant
Christy graduated from Red River College as a Registered Dental Assistant and brings over 20 years experience to our office. Christy strives to provide a fun, professional and friendly environment, always with a smile on her face. In her spare time Christy enjoys going to the lake and spending time with family and friends
Cynthia - Dental Administrator
Cynthia has over 20 years experience in the dental field in a variety of administrative roles. Her positive attitude, cheerfulness and willingness to assist wherever is needed is an asset to our team. When not at the office you will find Cynthia at the gym, hiking the trails and spending time with her partner and 3 boys.
Kelly - Dental Administrator
Kelly's fun, friendly and outgoing personality makes every patient feel comfortable as soon as they enter our office. On her spare time she loves creating DIY crafts, interior design and going to the gym.