Our Team

Laura Fletcher - Pembina Valley Dental

DR LAURA FLETCHER BSC, DMD

Laura is excited about the growth of Pembina Valley Dental and welcomes all new team members.

Dr. Laura Fletcher is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Dental program in 2007. Dr. Laura has been practicing dentistry since graduation and has constantly kept pace with the newest developments in dentistry through continuing education courses. Through her completion of the Misch Implant Institute Prosthetic and Surgical programs, Dr. Laura has become highly skilled in placing dental implants. She is currently studying under Dr. John Kois to remain in the forefront of restorative dentistry. She is a member of the Winnipeg Progressive Study Club and the Tucker Gold Study Club.

Dr. Laura came to Winkler in 2010 to practice Dentistry. She found the community so welcoming that she decided to make Winkler her home. She lives in Winkler with her husband, two children and two dogs. In her free time, she loves to play with her children and go equalizing in the Winkler pool.

Dr. Laura is so committed to her existing patients she has decided to take the next step and is proud to open her very own practice Pembina Valley Dental.

She looks forward to taking the absolute best care of all her loyal patients and of course her new patients as well.

DR MARIA FARAG BSC, BA, BDS

Maria is looking forward to providing the best care for all of her patients at Pembina Valley Dental

Dr. Maria Farag pursued her childhood dream of becoming a Dentist in Dublin, Ireland, where she graduated from the Dental program from Trinity College in 2019.

Born in Egypt and raised in Manitoba, Dr. Maria speaks English and Arabic fluently. She loves all aspects of dentistry and is great at making her patients feel at ease. Her energizing personality and smile help patients feel comfortable, whether young or old. She is an eager learner and wants to grow in her dental knowledge, skills and stay up to date with the newest developments.

Dr. Maria loves to spend quality time with family and friends. She is an active volunteer at her church, loves to do puzzles, and travel the world.

Maria Farag - Pembina Valley Dental
Burghard Vom Dorp - Pembina Valley Dental

BURGHARD VOM DORP - DENTURIST

Burghard invites all his patients to Pembina Valley Dental.

We are happy to introduce Denturist Burghard Vom Dorp to the Pembina Valley Dental team. He brings with him 37 years of dental experience! A fourth-generation dentist in Cologne Germany for 29 years, Burghard and his family emigrated from Germany to Canada in 2009 making roots in Reinfeld Manitoba. He obtained his Denturist Licence in Manitoba in 2012 and has been working in many clinics and personal care homes in Southern Manitoba.

JESSIE PETERS - DENTAL HYGIENIST

Jessie is excited to start her family and spend 12 months at home with her new addition!

Jessie Peters was born and raised in Winkler and the surrounding area. She graduated from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene in 2016. Prior to that, she completed her Dental Assisting Level II at Red River College. Since graduating from Dental Hygiene, she has worked in Winnipeg and Brandon, but is excited to be back in Winkler with her family and to work with the Pembina Valley Dental team.

Jessie is passionate about her profession and is known for her warm personality and the ability to make her patients feel at ease. She is an active member of the CDHA and the CDHM and is always keeping up to date with the most recent dental hygiene developments.

In her free time, she enjoys golfing, watching hockey, travelling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Jessie Peters - Pembina Valley Dental
Kari Snieder - Pembina Valley Dental

KARI SNIEDER - DENTAL HYGIENIST

Is excited to expand her family and enjoy 12 months with them!

Kari was born and raised in Ontario where she graduated from Georgian College in 2010 with a diploma of Dental Hygiene. She and her husband moved to Winkler in 2011 to start their careers. They now how one child and are excited about the potential to grow and raise their family in Winkler. Kari has a passion for educating patients on oral health and providing excellent oral care to all of them as well. She is very excited about being a part of the Pembina Valley Dental team and having new opportunities to learn and grow as a hygienist.

In her spare time Kari likes volunteering with her local youth group, golfing, going for walks with her friends, and spending time with family.

WENDY GRAHAM - DENTAL HYGIENIST

Wendy looks forward to bringing her expertise to a new dental office looking to grow.

Wendy was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has spent most of her life in Winnipeg. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene Honours.

Wendy and her husband have 2 grown children and have recently taken on a new adventure and moved to Morden.

Wendy looks forward to meeting new people and being part of a new community. She is excited to bring many years of dental knowledge and experience to provide optimal oral health care to patients at Pembina Valley Dental.

She is active in her spare time and enjoys yoga, hiking, time with her family, and may even try golf again!

 
Wendy Graham - Pembina Valley Dental
Olga Hartmann - Pembina Valley Dental

OLGA HARTMANN - DENTAL ASSISTANT PHASE II

Olga is excited to help the dental clinic grow, and seeing all of Dr. Laura’s long time patients.

Olga was born in Kazakhstan and immigrated from Germany to Canada in June 2009. She speaks English, Russian, and high German. Olga received her Phase 2 Dental Assistant Diploma in October 2016. She is excited to join the Pembina Valley Dental Team and help the Clinic grow!

In her free time Olga enjoys spending time with her three sons, walking, gardening / yard work and applying eyelash extensions to her own client base.

AMANDA HUDRICK - DENTAL ASSISTANT PHASE II

Amanda is looking forward to meeting and assisting all patients new and existing!

Amanda Hudrick was born and raised in Ste Anne, Manitoba. She graduated with honors from Red River College in June 2019. She recently moved to Carman with her boyfriend to start her new adventure and career in Winkler. She is very excited to be a part of the Pembina Valley Dental team and challenge her new skills as a dental assistant.

In her spare time Amanda enjoys packing a bag to go camping, hiking, or fishing. She also loves spending time with friends, family, and her dogs.

 
Amanda Hudrick - Pembina Valley Dental
Christine Hintay - Pembina Valley Dental

Christine Hintay - DENTAL ASSISTANT PHASE II

Christine is extremely excited to join the team and learn more skills as a dental assistant at Pembina Valley Dental.

Christine was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to Canada in 2013.

She graduated at CDI College with honors in October 2021. 

In her free time, she loves to bake and spend time with her family and friends.

Vera Siemens - Sterilization Assistant

Vera is excited to join the Pembina Valley Dental team and help them grow by being part of the sterilizing team.

Vera Siemens was born in Russia and immigrated from Germany to Canada with her four kids and her husband in 2018. She speaks English, Russian, high German, and low German. 

In her spare time Vera spends time with her four girls and takes care of the family farm with her husband. She also enjoys relaxing with a good book after a long day.

 
 
Vera Siemens - Pembina Valley Dental
Catia Hartelt - Pembina Valley Dental

Catia Hartelt - Sterilization Assistant

Meet our newest staff member Catia! She will be joining our sterilization team with more than 20 years of experience!

Catia immigrated with her family in 2019 from Brazil. Cátia has been a trained dental assistant for over 20 years. In Brazil, she specialized working with patients diagnosed with cleft palate, facial anomalies and disabilities. She speaks fluent Portuguese, is a beginner in English and understands and speaks some Spanish. In her spare time, Cátia likes to devote herself to her craft studio, volunteer and be in the company of her husband and daughter. She loves to make soap and is an excellent baker.

LINDA PENNER - OFFICE ASSISTANT

Linda is excited about her new role and welcoming all patients.
Linda moved to Canada from Germany with her family in 2008. Since then, she has enjoyed everything the Pembina Valley has to offer. Linda married her husband 3 years ago and they enjoy travelling together and spending time with family and friends. Linda joins Pembina Valley Dental with extensive experience in the customer service industry. She looks forward to making sure every patient leaves with a smile.
Linda Penner - Pembina Valley Dental
Helene Loewen - Pembina Valley Dental

HELENE LOEWEN - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Helene welcomes to Pembina Valley Dental all Dr. Laura’s patients existing and new!
Helene was born and raised in Germany. She received her dental assistant diploma in 2001. In 2015, her family decided to immigrate to Canada. Helene has three young sons which keep her busy. When Helene is not working, she likes to spend time with family and friends.