Meet Our Winnipeg Dentists

Tom Colina, DMD, MS, OFPOM

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.

Wayne Nguyen, DMD, BSC, PHARM

Dr. 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.

Benjamin Yue, DMD

Dr. Benjamin Yue was born and raised in Winnipeg. He attended the University of Manitoba and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with distinction in 2001. Always wanting to pursue a career in the oral health profession, he earned his doctor of dental medicine degree from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry in 2005. He was an accomplished student on the Dean’s honor list and had achieved multiple student achievement awards.

His pursuit of knowledge has led him to complete many advanced continuing education courses including programs in orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. He has completed the Advanced Rondeau System Orthodontics and Progressive Orthodontic System programs. Most recently, he has completed the Level II University of Minnesota Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Yue enjoys contributing to charitable causes. He has been involved in sponsoring many worthwhile events. His most proud professional moment was being involved in a dental mission to the Philippines where general dentistry was provided to underserved areas in Quezon City and Tacloban. He is currently a member of the Canadian Dental Association and Manitoba Dental Association, of which he is an active member of the IT committee.

Dr. Yue is often described as a caring and calm dentist. His gentle demeanor makes dental appointments a more enjoyable experience. He is committed to providing excellent dental care with a sense of caring, comfort and kindness.

“I am dedicated to helping patients understand and achieve a healthy smile that they are confident with. I treat every patient with the same care that I would provide my own family.”

Phong Luong, DMD, BSC, DENT

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!

In-Ah Kim, DMD

Dr. In-ah Kim received her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Manitoba, College of Dentistry.

Dr. Kim has numerous hours of her time volunteering. Ever since graduating high school, she has volunteered at her church as a Sunday school teacher. Before commencing her studies at the College of Dentistry Dr. Kim spent several years volunteering at the Health Sciences Centre and Victoria General Hospital. During her schooling, she volunteered at events such as Sharing Smiles, Open Wide, Brushfest, and giving oral presentations at elementary schools.

Dr. Kim is bilingual, speaking fluent Korean and English. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, playing sports, and watching movies.

If you are looking for dentists skilled in the latest treatment technology, who put your family's comfort and oral health needs first, call Integral Dental today to schedule your appointment!

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