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 Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 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.
Ken J. Strong, DMD
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Dr. Strong graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1990. Dr. Strong has been practicing family dentistry for over 20 years with a special interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Strong has been involved in continuing education programs focusing on all areas of dentistry, and in 2010 received his soft tissue laser certification. Dr. Strong is a current member of the Winnipeg Dental Society, the Manitoba Dental Association, and the Canadian Dental Association, Dr. Strong practices all aspects of general dentistry and is dedicated to delivering the utmost quality and gentle dental care to all his patients,
Dr. Strong enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving, and learning to speak Spanish.
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 later went on to University of Manitoba where she received her diploma in Dental Hygiene. She is a perky addition to the office and loves to make her patients laugh. With over 20 years experience,Terri's thorough approach to dental hygiene and educating her patients helps them understand the importance of oral health.
Kelly - Dental Hygienist
Kelly joined our team in 2019 graduating from the University of Manitoba in Dental Hygiene. Kelly has a warm nature and friendly attitiude towards all her co-workers and patients and is dedicated to providing exceptional care. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, baking and reading.
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.
Reema - Dental Assistant
Reema has enjoyed working as a dental assistant since she graduated in 2009 from KDM, Alberta. She is dedicated to providing care to all patients and believes taking care of your oral hygiene is paramount to your overall well being. On her sparetime she enjoys travelling, cooking and spending time with her husband and 3 beautiful girls.
Breanna - Dental Assistant
Breanna joined our team at TDC in July of 2015 after graduating from CDI College as a Phase 2 dental assistant. Breanna grew up in the Transcona area and was ecstatic at the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Ken Strong. In her spare time Breanna enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog.
Martha - Treatment Coordinator
Martha has been a part of the team at TDC since May 2014 and brought with her 8 years of knowledge and experience in the dental field. Martha's positive attitude always shows whenever someone is in need of help or assistance. In her spare time Martha likes to bowl and play baseball with her husband Tyler. She also loves watching their son Seth play hockey and baseball.
Ashley - Dental Receptionist / Dental Assistant
Ashley brings over 6 years experience to Transcona Dental Centre along with her positive and outgoing attitiude. Her favourite part of her job is restoring patients confidence and smiles. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and son in the great outdoors!
Franca - Office Manager
Franca brings over 16 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, travelling and relaxing with family and friends.