Meet The Team

Introducing Our Awesome Staff

We have the best team in the business. They’re very friendly, super enthusiastic, professional and highly trained. Scroll down to meet some of them.
Although we’re featuring some of our staff on this page, you really need to visit our location to see how amazing they actually are. Drop by. Our team includes:
Amanda - Dental Assistant
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Amanda brings a positive energy to our workplace everyday, she is very knowledgeable and is always willing to answer any questions that you may have for her. She spends her spare time at the gym and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Amanda - Dental Hygienist

Amanda graduated in 2012, her bubbly personality makes all of her patients feel comfortable in the chair.  Amanda is great at explaining how to take care of your teeth in the most healthy way possible.

She is full of positive energy and is always interacting with patients to provide excellent dental care.

Barb - Dental Receptionist

Hi my name is Barb. I have been employed with Garden City Dental Centre for 35 wonderful years. I started as a very young girl, this is a field that never gets old, there is always something new to learn.

I started out as a full time dental assistant and with life changes (kids), I was able to hold my position as an evening dental assistant. This job has accommodated my life needs. I am now your dental coordinator who will assist you in your dental insurance claims, appointments, and answer any of your dental concerns. My love of my life is my family, husband, two children, and three great grandchildren, and of course cottage life. I love what I do and our patients make my day. I have created a lot of great acquaintances over the years. We have a great team. We work well together, and I look forward to meeting and greeting all our new patients.

Cara - Dental Hygienist

Cara is always seen smiling with a positive attitude. Outside the office, she enjoys any type of physical activity, as well as the outdoors. Cara is a graduate of the University of Manitoba dental hygiene program and loves being a registered dental hygienist.

Charlotte - Office Manager
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Charlotte loves working with people and making sure they leave with the most amazing experience possible. Her focus is to make sure that patients receive a smooth and worry free visit. If you have any questions or if there is anything that she could do to make your visit more pleasant please e-mail her at

Chelsea – Dental Hygienist

Chelsea graduated from the University of Manitoba School of Dental Hygiene in 2014. Prior to that, she worked in our office as a dental assistant since 2010.  Chelsea enjoys meeting new people and connecting with her patients.  She strives to provide individualized and gentle dental hygiene therapy while explaining the importance of good oral health.  In her free time she can be found at the gym or spending time with her dog Daxton.

Connie – Dental Receptionist

My name is Connie , I enjoy spending time with family and friends, my favourite time of the day is going on long walks with my two dogs. I also enjoy baking and cooking for my family out at the lake when we are camping over the summer months.

Courtney – Dental Assistant

Courtney is a newer member of the team. I work with Dr. Santos and my favourite part of the day is working with all of the wonderful patients that we have here at Garden City Dental Centre. My goal is to make sure that everyone leaves with a healthy smile.

Debbie - Accounts Receivable

Heading our Accounts Receivable department, Debbie has 10 years of experience. When needing payment plans or finance options Debbie is one to talk to. She especially enjoys the Winnipeg summers by basking in the sun with family.

Harriet – Dental Hygienist

June 1, 2011 marks the anniversary of 30 years since Harriet has graduated from the University of Manitoba’s School of Dental Hygiene. She is proud to say 20 of those years have been at Garden City Dental Centre. She is active in the Manitoba Dental Hygiene Association and at the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba. When not involved with dental hygiene, she likes to play ringette, exercise and hang out with her family.

Ivona – Dental Assistant

Ivona has been working for Garden City Dental Centre since 2001. She works with Dr. Toy and usually knows exactly what he is thinking. Ivona enjoys being a mom to her 6-year-old daughter Maya and 3-year-old son Tino.

Jodi – Dental Assistant

Pleased to say that Jodi works with Dr. Toy. Her day consists of making sure that all of her patients have a pleasant visit. She always has a smile on her face and goes out of her way to make sure things run smoothly for Dr. Toy. In her spare time Jodi is an avid traveller, and has taken many trips all over the world.

Kaloni – Dental Hygienist

Born in Winnipeg Manitoba, I have had the pleasure of living in Ontario and Alberta as well over the years.  I graduated from dental hygiene in Mississauga in 2012.  My passions are live music and I spend my free time going to the gym and cycling, and of course I love to travel. I also enjoy rollerblading and going for long walks with my dog.  I strive to provide a gentle but thorough dental cleaning and look forward to answering any questions that you may have for me regarding your dental health.

Karen – Dental Hygienist

Growing up in the North End of the city and being a patient at the Garden City Dental Centre, Karen never imagined that she would work at the same office her and her family had attended for so many years. A graduate of the University of Manitoba dental hygiene program, Karen spends her spare time with friends and family, as well as working out at the gym. She enjoys the arts, shopping and travelling.

Kathryn – Accounts Receivable

Otherwise known as Kiki works in our accounts receivables department, if you have any questions regarding your account balance she would be the person to talk to.  She will make sure that you fully understand any questions you may have about your insurance or your account.  In her spare time she loves to spend time with her son.

Krista – Dental Receptionist

Krista has been a member of our team for 9 years.  She handles the front desk and orthodontic administration, including scheduling, treatment planning, and insurance.  Krista loves getting to know each patient on an individual basis and helping them with their needs.  Krista has 2 daughters, ages 15 and 11. When she isn’t working she enjoys reading, playing soccer, and watching her daughters dance.

Maryann- Dental Assistant

Since graduating in 2014 Maryann has become extremely knowledgeable in the dental field. She takes pride in making sure that your visit will be as comfortable as possible. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors and enjoying the sun.

Payton – Dental Assistant

Payton enjoys all aspects of dental assisting and strives to provide a fun, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family at home in Selkirk, MB.

Rhodalyn – Dental Hygienist

Originally from Winnipeg, Rhoda graduated from dental hygiene school in Toronto. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, playing sports, and working out at the gym. Her career goal is, “to do my best to help patients to maintain a healthy mouth and great smile”.

Sabrina – Dental Receptionist

I am one of the pleasant smiles that you will see when you walk in the door.  I am here to take care of any questions that you may have regarding your dental appointment. I would like to make sure that all of your expectations are met once your visit is complete.  In my spare time I enjoy spending it with my family.

Shelley – Dental Assistant

Shelly works with Dr. Huynh and is always a few steps behind Dr. Huynh she always knows what he needs before he even asks for it.  Shelley is a busy little bee in our office and is always making sure that the patients are well taken care of. In her spare time she enjoys spending it with her newest addition to her family her new puppy.

Sorina – Dental Assistant

Joined the team on 2010 as a registered phase II dental assistant, I graduated in 2002 and was awarded the Manitoba Dental Association proficiency award and the Jo-Anna Savcik-Bothchar award in recognition of honest hard work.

I am a team player with a positive attitude and can be seen in the office working with Dr. Pokhoy.

I ensure the highest quality of dental care, while maintaining a friendly and relaxed environment for all of our patients.