Meet our Doctors
Dr. Fadi Kass
BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C) – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Fadi Kass, or Dr. Fadi as he is called by the children he treats, is one of our 7 fun pediatric dentists. He grew up in Winnipeg, attending the University of Manitoba where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He then spent 4 years at the faculty of dentistry at the University of Manitoba earning his dental degree in 2002. Due to his love of kids, Dr. Fadi spent 1 year as a resident at children‘s hospital in Winnipeg where he treated all kinds of kids including a large majority of children with special needs. Wanting even more training with children, Dr. Fadi spent two years in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota in conjunction with Hennepin County Hospital and Fairview Hospital earning his master’s degree in pediatric dentistry. When not treating kids or teaching pediatric dentistry at the Faculty, Dr. Fadi enjoys soccer, tennis, and long distance running. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife Skyler.
Dr. Charles Lekic
DDM (Hons), MSc, PhD, FRCD(C) – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Charles Lekic is the Head of Pediatric Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Manitoba. He teaches pediatric dentistry and is the recipient of major national and international teaching awards for excellence in dental education. At the same time his research work on cell transplantation is internationally recognized and supported by provincial and federal grants.
For over 20 years, Dr. Lekic has successfully practiced pediatric dentistry in Europe and in North America. He believes that the essential role of a pediatric dentist is to increase the awareness in a child-patient for the lifetime care of his/her teeth and to build the relationship between the child-patient, parent, and the dental team.
Dr. Julie Maniate
BSc, DMD, FRCD(C) – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Julie Maniate, a native of Winnipeg, is a graduate of the University of Winnipeg, where she received her Bachelor of Science (4-year) degree. She received her dental degree from the University of Manitoba. Following her graduation from dental school, Dr. Maniate completed a one-year General Practice Residency program at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. She then returned to Winnipeg to serve as the Clinical Director of the Undergraduate Pediatric Dentistry program at the University of Manitoba and to work in private practice.
Following this, Dr. Maniate decided to pursue post-graduate training. She completed her two-year specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.
Dr. Maniate is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
In addition to providing dental care for her patients, Dr. Maniate enjoys teaching at the University of Manitoba, playing the piano, painting and traveling.
Dr. Chris Yue
BSc, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C) – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Yue was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where he completed his undergraduate dental training at the University of Manitoba. After 4 fulfilling years of practicing general dentistry in the private practice setting, Dr. Yue moved to Minnesota to focus his dental career on treating children. He attended the University of Minnesota obtaining a certificate of pediatric dentistry. During his time there he was able to earn his Masters of Science degree for his research on curing characteristics of dental sealant. This research was later published in the May 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Yue is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He also spends his time teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Manitoba as well as participates in volunteer opportunities at various children’s events in the city. Dr. Yue is also a loving husband and is kept adequately busy caring for his two young children.
Dr. Yue hopes that by working with our office he may provide a practical option for addressing the needs of pediatric patients and promote good dental health practices for the generations to come.
Dr. Jay Biber
DMD, MPH, FRCD(C) – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Biber completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree at the University of Manitoba in 1999. In 2002 he completed his specialty training in pediatric dentistry (Cert.Ped.Dent.) at the University of Minnesota, where he also a completed a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Dr. Biber is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD(C)) in Pediatric Dentistry.
Committed to caring for the children he sees, Dr. Biber provides excellence in clinical care while respecting the importance of developing a positive attitude towards future dental care. He maintains a special interest in the prevention of dental disease and treating medically compromised children.
Dr. Biber lives in Winnipeg with his wife, Melanie, and their three children. When time permits, he enjoys kite boarding, mountain biking, scuba diving, and photography. He is conversationally fluent in German and is currently learning Spanish.
Dr. Robert Pesun
BSc, DMD, FRCD(C) – Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Robert Pesun was born and raised in Winnipeg. He completed a BSc. in Biochemistry at the University of Winnipeg before acquiring his dental degree at the University of Manitoba.
After graduation Dr. Pesun spent 2 years as an intern at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital and then completed a specialty program in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Minnesota.
He currently works with special needs patients at the Winnipeg Children‘s Hospital, teaches Pediatric Dentistry part time at the University of Manitoba and practices with us here at Children’s Dental World
Dr. Milos Lekic
BSc (Dent), DMD, MSc, FRCD(C) – Orthodontist
Dr. Milos Lekic completed his dental and orthodontic education in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba. As both a clinical practitioner and an educator, he enjoys being exposed to both aspects of the vibrant and ever changing field of orthodontics.
Dr. Lekic’s research interests are in the field of biomechanics. Because of this he is employing passive-self ligating bracket technologies through the use of Smart Clip brackets.
He enjoys spending time with his wife Erin and son Luka, listening to music, wakeboarding and writing in his spare time.
Dr. Nick Lekic
DMD, M.Dent, FRCD(C) – Pediatric Dentist
In 2014, Dr. Lekic completed his specialty training in pediatric dentistry (M.Dent) at the University of Manitoba and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCD(C)) in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Adriana Salles
Dr. Salles, born in Brazil, is fluent in Portuguese, English, and can also understand Spanish. She completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine and her Masters in Pediatric Dentistry in Sao Paulo, in 2001. She is a member of the Manitoba Dental Association and a board certified fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Pediatric Division (RCDC). Dr. Salles also holds a membership from the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Salles arrived in Canada in 2009 with her husband and her son. She came to teach Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Manitoba and was a full time assistant professor for several years. She also teaches in the Master Program of Pediatric Dentistry in Winnipeg. On her leisure time, she likes to spend time with her two kids Alvaro and Laura, husband and her dog Thor. They love to skate, play soccer and spend time outside.
Dr. Robert Drummond
BChD, DipOdont(Ortho), MChD(Ortho), FDC(SA) Orthodontist
Dr. Drummond comes to us from Pretoria, South Africa where he obtained his Master in Dentistry (Orthodontics) from the University of Pretoria.
In addition to Children’s Dental World, Dr. Drummond is presently an Assistant Professor, and Director of Orthodontic Grad Clinic at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, golf, and cycling.
Dr. Alvaro Salles
Dr. Alvaro Salles has 20 years of experience in dentistry after graduating from the University of Santo Amaro, Brazil in 1988. From 1991-1994 Dr. Salles trained in functional orthodontics .
In 2000, Dr Salles was accepted in to the PHD program at the University of San Paulo.
In 2009, Dr. Salles moved to Canada and began teaching at the University of Manitoba while completing his Masters in Orthodontics.
Dr. Salles enjoys soccer, judo and basketball.
Dr. Shima Amel-Gharib
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