Dr. Tom Colina received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from the University of Manitoba in 1989. The first four years in practice were an excellent learning opportunity, as he worked at a multi-specialty clinic, the National Defence Headquarters Dental Clinic in Ottawa. In 1993, Dr. Colina returned to Winnipeg and co-opened the Ellice Dental Group.
Always welcoming innovation and striving for constant improvement in the delivery of care, Dr. Colina was the first general dentist in Manitoba certified to provide Invisalign in 2002. Another first was the acquisition of the E4D CAD/CAM milling machine which allows superb crowns to be provided to patients in a day. To better treat patients with pain, Dr. Colina completed the Master of Science Degree in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Colina has also been involved in organized dentistry, being a member of the Communications Committee and Peer Review Committee of the Manitoba Dental Association (MDA). He has received several Merit Awards from the MDA for his service to the profession and has been involved or has led dental humanitarian missions to Peru, the Philippines, Guatemala and Zimbabwe.
Dr. Colina is a part-time instructor and lecturer in the Dental Diagnostics and Surgical Science Department at the University of Manitoba's Dental Faculty. He is a Certified Instructor for the International Association for Orthodontics, and has earned Fellowship status in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain. In addition to being a member of the the organizations already mentioned, he is also a member of the Canadian Dental Association.
Dr. Nguyen (Wayne) T. Nguyen graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and completed hospital pharmacy residency training in 1992. Dr. Nguyen continued on to pursue his dental career. He obtained his dental degree in 1998 at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Nguyen is a part-time instructor in the University of Manitoba Dental Faculty. Dr. Nguyen was born in Vietnam and speaks Vietnamese.
Dr. Nguyen is committed to providing the highest dental services. He has continuously updated his skills and knowledge by participating in various dental continuing education courses. One of his goal is to provide information to patients so that they will become more knowledgeable about their dental health. This will allow the patients to take an active role in improving their dental health and in turn their quality of life.
Dr. Nguyen has attended a number of orthodontic mini residencies to allow our patients a broader choice of options in terms of achieving the smile they desire. "Cosmetic dentistry will at times require an orthodontic component and we can provide this right at our office". Dr. Nguyen is a member of the International Association for Orthodontics, the Canadian Dental Association, the Manitoba Dental Association, and the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association.
Dr. Benjamin Yue was born and raised in Winnipeg. He attended the University of Manitoba and was granted a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in 2001. Always wanting to pursue a career in the oral health profession, Dr. Yue earned his dental degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry in 2005. As a dean’s honor list student, he achieved numerous awards, most notably the Robert Day Memorial Award (voted by classmates as one who best exemplifies a propensity to help others in all aspects of life), and the Dr. Daniel Tai Humanitarian Award (voted by the graduating class as the most compassionate and unselfish practitioner and a person who has shown the willingness to always help others). Dr Yue was also awarded the Dr. and Mrs. T. Hechter Award (for the student who demonstrated superior knowledge and ability in the major types of restorative treatment, principles of examination, diagnosis, treatment planning, and professional manners, attitudes and behaviour patterns).”
Dr. Yue is a member of the Manitoba Dental Association and Canadian Dental Association. He is currently undergoing additional continuing education to increase his technique and knowledge in the field of orthodontics. He is committed to providing excellent dental health care with a sense of caring, comfort, and kindness. “I am dedicated to help patients understand and achieve their oral health goals. I treat every patient with the same care that I would provide my own family.
After completing his four years of Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Dr. Phong Luong graduated with honours for Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry.
Dr. Phong Luong received several awards including the American Association of Orthodontics award and the Dr. John Earl Abra Scholarship in Orthodontics for achieving the highest standing in 4th year Orthodontics.
In addition, Dr. Luong also received the Dr. M.H. Garvin Prize and the Josephine and Louis Green Scholarship for attaining the highest standing in Periodontology in 3rd year dentistry and the Mary Jane Ego Scholarship for attaining the highest standing in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 4th year.
Dr. Phong Luong currently teaches at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry as a pre-clinical instructor. He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association and the Manitoba Dental Association. He participates in a number of continuing education throughout the year locally and abroad in order to maintain a high level of knowledge of current dental technologies and treatments. Dr. Luong is passionate in helping his patients and is dedicated in providing quality dental care for patients of all ages, including children. He practices all aspects of general dentistry including restorative dentistry, children's dentistry, endodontics (root canals), oral surgery and prosthodontics (dentures, crowns and bridges). Dr. Luong is available evenings and Saturdays and welcomes all new patients!
Dr. Tricia Magsino Barnabé is an active member of the dental community, having volunteered her services to Open Wide (a day of providing free dentistry for those in need) and to the Manitoba Dental Association Communications Committee. She founded and chaired the All-Dentists Musicals Group to establish a successful fundraising musical theatre production for Prairie Theatre Exchange. For these efforts she received the 2012 Manitoba Dental Association Recognition (for significant valued service to the dental profession and the public as a committed volunteer).
Other awards include the American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award (for special interest and achievement in community dentistry externship and dental public health) and the Martin Neville Award (for high academic standing in children's dentistry and a demonstrated high level of care, judgement and treatment of pediatric patients).
She has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for Cancer Care Manitoba.
Dr. Tricia Magsino Barnabé is the daughter of Dr. Romulo Magsino and Mrs. Patria (Leah) Enverga Magsino. Married to Dr. Norman Barnabé, they have two daughters.
Additionally an accomplished singer/actress, Dr. Tricia Magsino Barnabé was the first champion of the Tuklas Talino Talent Competition. She has appeared in radio, television, Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, and musical theatre, most notably as the lead role “Kim” in Miss Saigon (Rainbow Stage). You may recognize her face in the Manitoba Dental Association television commercials, bus tails, newspaper ads and Safeway checkout grocery separators. Tricia was one of three featured performers hand-picked by Father Fernando Suarez to headline the HEAL LA concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in California for an estimated crowd of 15,000 people.
Suzanne is a proud alumnus of the University of Winnipeg where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995. She continued her studies at the University of Manitoba graduating with a Doctor of Medical Dentistry in 2000. Suzanne has over 10 years of experience in both private practice and community dentistry . During this time, she has worked at the Centre for Community Oral Health which had her traveling to the remote regions of Baffin Island. She has also worked for the Winnipeg Regional Health at the Smile Plus program which services underpriveliged children and Mount Carmal Dental Clinic with the New Immigrant Program.
In addition, she has also taught at both the Red River Community College and University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry. While also maintaining a private practice she volunteers at the Open Wide and Mentorship Program through the University of Manitoba and the Manitoba Dental Association. Suzanne enjoys working with families and this is reflected in her general practice which includes general, cosmetic, pediatric, oral surgery, endodontic, and prosthetic dentistry.
When she is not busy at work, she enjoys running, traveling, camping and canoeing with her husband, daughter and twin boys.
Our Registered Dental Hygienists, Sandy, Sonia, Vicky, Aguedo, Martha, Laura, Agee, Carl, Maricris, Aira, Mark, Jasmine and Queenie are licensed professionals and members of both the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba, pride themselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry, periodontal treatment, and patient communication . They possess the highest standards of quality of care and integrity. They are motivated to achieve with our family of patients the best results possible. They help each patient to achieve optimum periodontal health, through thorough oral screenings and sound treatment planning in collaboration with the patient and the dentists.
Our Phase II Dental Assistants Esther, Ryan, Cerizza, Jennifer, Jean, Samantha, Patricia, Demi, Desiree, Haspert, Ryan, Alyssa and Nicole will strive to partner with you to achieve your ideal oral health. Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.They will work with you along with the dentists to give you the information needed to understand your dental health, and help you find routines and systems that works. We want to be your oral health partner, helping to find the solutions that are right for you. A dynamic team that supports one another, we are always there not just for each other but for all the patients needs. Our patients always come first.
Our dedicated and motivated staff has one primary goal, your utmost comfort! We feel it's important that you understand the treatment that you'll be receiving and address other concerns so that you can relax during the procedure.
At our Ellice location our administration team of Jessica, Nora, Maria, Grace, Mary Grace, Carol, Mira, Aileen, Kiel and Myla are all eager to answer any questions regarding your dental care.
At our Keewatin location, Mayet, Melanie, Connie, Emy, Ara, Analynn, Larissa, Zabrina, Isabella, Ciara, Jessica and Alana will be glad to give you the time necessary to answer all your questions.
Please feel free to share with us your needs and concerns.