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Welcome to Brightside Dental Care!

Here at Brightside, we take a real-people approach to dentistry. Our practices were built on personal relationships and the happy healthy smiles of satisfied patients. We want you to know, from the moment you walk through the door, that this is going to be a different kind of dental experience.

As patients ourselves, (complete with cavities, phobias and anxious children) we know that going to the dentist can sometimes be overwhelming. We’ve made it our priority to understand the concerns of real patients, so that we can make the entire experience as simple and enjoyable as possible. We focus on friendliness and creating an environment where you can feel comfortable asking questions and working with our dental team to make the decisions that are right for you and your family.

Help us change the way people think of dentistry. We’d love to get to know you and your family. Connect with us on Facebook, tour our website, or book an appointment today!

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Scott has been a familiar face at Brightside since 2008. He started at our Portage office right after graduating from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry. He’s gone on to join Larry as a founding partner in a new company that oversees the growth of Brightside.

Scott’s enthusiasm for teaching has made him an excellent mentor for onboarding new dentists. Scott has endless energy and when he doesn’t have a dental instrument in his hand, you can find Scott renovating or planning his next construction project. He also loves golfing, fishing and snowboarding. Most weekends, though, you can find him wakeboarding at Clear Lake.

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Drew, who now resides in Headingley, has been making dentures in south central and western Manitoba since 1981.  Drew and his wife Jackie raised their family in Portage la Prairie, where he was involved with local hockey, and a member of the karate club for 25 years.  He has a friendly disposition and a great storyteller.  When Drew is not in the office you can find him exploring the open road on his motorcycle.

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Drew, who now resides in Headingley, has been making dentures in south central and western Manitoba since 1981.  Drew and his wife Jackie raised their family in Portage la Prairie, where he was involved with local hockey, and a member of the karate club for 25 years.  He has a friendly disposition and a great storyteller.  When Drew is not in the office you can find him exploring the open road on his motorcycle.

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Maria is an exciting addition to the Brightside team. She graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry, and has been a part of Brightside ever since. Maria’s vibrant smile and pleasant demeanor makes her popular with patients. If you can’t find her in the office, you can find her at the lake, jet skiing, or fishing. Maria has a drive and passion, whether it’s snowboarding in the mountains, or touring Peru on a dental mission, she’s always looking for her next adventure.

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Gord, Larry’s brother, shares the Cogar passion for dentistry. After graduating from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, he moved to Gladstone and quickly gained a reputation for his friendly chairside manner. When he’s not sitting in his dental chair, you can find him cheering on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Jets, along with all the other sports teams he follows. Gord is a gentleman farmer, who loves spending time with his family, and he may just be the only man left who still uses a pocket watch.

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  • Dr. Scott Mather, Dentist

    Scott has been a familiar face at Brightside since 2008. He started at our Portage office right after graduating from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry. He’s gone on to join Larry as a founding partner in a new company that oversees the growth of Brightside.

    Scott’s enthusiasm for teaching has made him an excellent mentor for onboarding new dentists. Scott has endless energy and when he doesn’t have a dental instrument in his hand, you can find Scott renovating or planning his next construction project. He also loves golfing, fishing and snowboarding. Most weekends, though, you can find him wakeboarding at Clear Lake.

  • Drew Trapp, Denturist

    Drew, who now resides in Headingley, has been making dentures in south central and western Manitoba since 1981.  Drew and his wife Jackie raised their family in Portage la Prairie, where he was involved with local hockey, and a member of the karate club for 25 years.  He has a friendly disposition and a great storyteller.  When Drew is not in the office you can find him exploring the open road on his motorcycle.

Portage

  • Ben Yakiwchuk, Dentist

  • Shaun Corbett, Dentist

  • Drew Trapp, Denturist

    Drew, who now resides in Headingley, has been making dentures in south central and western Manitoba since 1981.  Drew and his wife Jackie raised their family in Portage la Prairie, where he was involved with local hockey, and a member of the karate club for 25 years.  He has a friendly disposition and a great storyteller.  When Drew is not in the office you can find him exploring the open road on his motorcycle.

  • Dr. Maria Mikos, Dentist

    Maria is an exciting addition to the Brightside team. She graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry, and has been a part of Brightside ever since. Maria’s vibrant smile and pleasant demeanor makes her popular with patients. If you can’t find her in the office, you can find her at the lake, jet skiing, or fishing. Maria has a drive and passion, whether it’s snowboarding in the mountains, or touring Peru on a dental mission, she’s always looking for her next adventure.

  • Dr. Gord Cogar, Dentist

    Gord, Larry’s brother, shares the Cogar passion for dentistry. After graduating from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, he moved to Gladstone and quickly gained a reputation for his friendly chairside manner. When he’s not sitting in his dental chair, you can find him cheering on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Jets, along with all the other sports teams he follows. Gord is a gentleman farmer, who loves spending time with his family, and he may just be the only man left who still uses a pocket watch.

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