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Please visit our state of the art
Kitchener dental office.

Enjoy freshly ground organic coffee and views of our private gardens from every operatory in our Kitchener dental office.

We have educational computer games for the kids and free WiFi for those that need to stay connected.

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Shaping Dentistry with CAD/CAM Technology

CAD/CAM technology has been used in manufacturing for many years. CAD/CAM is an acronym that means computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing. Today, CAD/CAM technology is used in dentistry to help dentists and dental lab technicians fabricate precise shapes and sizes for dental restorations, including crowns, dental implant crowns and bridges.

Dentists use CAD/CAM technology to provide their patients with durable, well-fitted single and multiple tooth restorations in a more efficient manner than traditional lab-fabricated restorations. Another advantage of CAD/CAM technology is that it can allow a typical two-visit tooth restoration to be accomplished in one visit. In some cases this means a tooth restoration can be prepared and completed all in one day.

Dentists use CAD/CAM technology to design the anatomical features, size and shape of a tooth restoration on a computer. The CAD/CAM computer screen displays a 3-D custom image of your teeth and gums, allowing your dentist to draw the precise design of the tooth restoration. The CAD/CAM machine fabricates the restoration through a milling machine that crafts the tooth-like ceramic material into a precise replica of the drawing.

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Would You Like To Have A Straight Set Of Teeth?

According to studies, 96% of adults believe that having an attractive smile makes a person more appealing toward the opposite gender. When respondents were asked which things they notice first in a person’s smile, among common answers were straightness, cleanliness, and whiteness of teeth.

Having straight teeth is more than improving your smile. It can also impact your career, social status, and overall well-being. That said, it’s crucial to think carefully which dental treatment you’re choosing.

Simply Clear Orthodontics system uses virtually invisible aligners that help improve alignment of your teeth in a convenient, non-invasive process.

8 reasons you may want to consider Simply Clear Orthodontics.

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Odyssey Diode Laser

In every procedure we perform, your comfort has always been our utmost priority.

Using latest dental innovations, your treatment time is reduced significantly. Not only that, results of the procedure are also improved and you get to enjoy a positive experience throughout.

This is why we’re proud to offer Ivoclar Odyssey Diode Laser to our patients.

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de Man & Hoediono now uses the Micronix Prima DNT Surgical Microscope

The Prima Surgical Microscope is specially designed to make it easier for our dentists to see in more detail any issues with a patient’s teeth. What makes this system stand out is its intelligent features.

Endodontic and surgical dental treatments can now be performed in a more precise and convenient way. This equipment is beneficial not only for dental professionals but for patients as well. We’re all looking forward to using this in our dental office.

Our on staff endodontic specialist Dr. Patel will spearhead training of our staff. Most important, he will also perform dental procedures for you, our dearest patients.

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Our Team

At deMan & Höediono Dentistry we are proud of our team of professionals who provide an uncompromising standard of care for our patients.

Our Dentists

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Dr. Helen deMan

Dr. Helen de Man graduated with honours from the University of Toronto Dental School in 1990. She was awarded the 3M Restorative Award for cosmetic dentistry. Her passion remains creating beautiful smiles. In addition to practicing with her husband Dr. Harry Hoediono, she is currently a coordinator of clinical care at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto.

In 2014 Dr. de Man was inducted into the prestigious Pierre Fauchard Academy for her excellent work and many contributions to dentistry.

Recently, Dr. de Man was honoured by her peers by being made a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

“Creating a reputation for excellence is our primary goal”

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Dr. Harry Höediono

Dr. Harry Höediono is a 1990 graduate of the University Of Toronto School Of Dentistry. He is a Moss Star Scholar and was awarded the Keith Box Silver Medal in Periodontal surgery.

He is currently Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Grand River Hospital, Past President of the Ontario Dental Association, and has sat on numerous ODA committees, including the award winning Oral Health Strategy Advisory Committee. As part of the ODA’s Student Outreach Program he is a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto Dental School and also the University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. He has lectured internationally and is an ODA Media contact dentist, appearing in numerous newspaper, magazine, and radio/television interviews on various current dental topics.

He is also the current Chair of the Quality and Patient Safety of Grand River Hospital and a staff contact dentist for St. Mary’s Hospital. He is founder and President of ONTRACK CES a continuing education software company. Dr. Höediono has been in general dental practice with his wife Dr. Helen de Man for 27 years and devotes much of his practice to full mouth rehabilitation and complex occlusions. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry International, The Pierre Fauchard Academy, and in 2008 was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.

“Providing trust and service in our community since 1990”

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Dr. Tim Shigapov

Dr. Shigapov possesses a strong passion for providing excellent and evidence-based treatment and strives to refine his skill set and knowledge base through completion of continuing education courses. In his free time, Dr. Shigapov enjoys playing guitar, rock climbing and listening to music, particularly bossa nova. He enjoys riding his mountain bike through the beautiful trails of Woolwich and downhill skiing at Chicopee Resort. He is also fluent in both English and Russian and highly values his opportunity to provide comprehensive dental care to the Kitchener-Waterloo community.

“Innovative and personal treatment through continuing education”

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Dr. Caley Höediono

Dr. Caley Hoediono graduated from the University of Guelph in Biological Science.  She was accepted and went on to graduate from the Griffith University Dental School of Australia with a Bachelor of Oral Health and Dental Science and a Graduate Diploma of Dentistry.  She graduated with High Distinction.  Dr. Hoediono is the Canadian Ambassador for the international grassroots organization – Around Good People, and has treated young adults and children in the remote mountain villages of Nepal. She has completed her first year of the three year specialty graduate program in Orthodontics at the University Manitoba.

“Continuing the family tradition of excellent care through compassion and a patient centred approach.”

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Dr. Mike Schenkel

Dr. Mike Schenkel is a passionate and dedicated professional and is known for his warm personality and excellent clinical care. Dr. Schenkel earned his Doctorate of Dentistry from Griffith University, Australia. He also holds a BSc and an MSc in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of Guelph. He has published several research papers and has been awarded grants from Colgate and the Australian Research Foundation for his work in therapeutic dental sciences.

Dr. Schenkel works with several volunteer groups both locally and abroad including the Nepalese dental outreach program Around Good People which brings primary care to areas with no access to treatment, many of whom are kids of remote villages.

In his free time, Dr. Schenkel enjoys an active lifestyle with his fiancé Dr. Caley Hoediono and is an avid golfer, climber and surfer.

“Committed to providing the highest level of care for patients and embracing the opportunity to work in our community.”

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Dr. Pratik Patel

Dr. Pratik Patel is a native of Virginia who brings the specialty of Endodontics to our office.  He graduated from The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science.  Dr. Patel received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from SUNY at Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine and completed his General Practice Residency at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

After working as a General Dentist, Dr. Patel decided to pursue further training and specialize in Endodontics.  He received his Certificate in Endodontics from Columbia University in New York City.

Dr. Patel is a Specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists.  He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada [FRCD(C)], and has Specialist Registration with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.

Dr. Patel has performed charity work abroad in third world countries, such as in India and Guatemala.  He enjoys traveling, sports, and outdoor activities.  His favorite teams to watch are the Nationals, Capitals, and Redskins!

“Offering the most up-to-date endodontic dental techniques in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.”

Business Staff

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Monica – Office Manager

Monica came to our Kitchener dental office in February of 1996. She loves finding ways to make people smile including building in them the confidence to share their own smile.

Monica states, “I am happy to answer any questions patients may have or help resolve concerns to make everyone’s visit a positive one. I love the energy of our team. Our primary goal is to help our patients!”

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In September 2000 Kathy started at our office. Since then her attitude of helping patients by providing a genuinely friendly, efficient, and caring patient experience has made her loved by all.

Kathy enjoys boating, swimming and spending time with her family at the cottage!

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Lisa Gibson has been part of the De Man & Höediono Dental team since June 2016. She takes pride being part of a professional group that provides high quality dental care services to all patients.

As a dental receptionist, Lisa makes sure that everyone coming to the clinic is treated in an efficient, effective and compassionate manner.

When not in the dental office, Lisa enjoys hiking, camping, and reading. She also makes it a point to spend time with her family.

Meet Lisa in your future dental visits at De Man & Höediono Dentistry!

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In October 2012 Krista became part of the de Man & Höediono team.

Krista’s philosophy is to have every team member working together to provide a comfortable experience so that every patient leaves with a smile.

In her spare time Krista loves spending time with family and friends.

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Claudia started with us in August of 2015. It is her belief that working together with the patient we can improve the patient well-being and provide the best possible treatment.

When she is not working, she loves spending time with her family, cooking and camping.

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Vanessa came to us in August of 2014. We are humbled by what she has to say about working at our office:

“It is my honour and privilege to serve these remarkable dentists in their purpose of providing the highest standard of care to each of their patients. I most look forward to doing the custom staining of the CEREC crowns to personalize each tooth for a perfect, yet natural look. I enjoy alleviating patient concerns and anxiety around seemingly stressful procedures, especially root canals. It’s so rewarding to see each patient leave smiling!”

In her spare time she enjoys cooking vegan cuisine, star gazing, bird watching, gardening, and playing with her kitties Lara and Lady.

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Leah has been with us now for well over a decade, arriving in March of 1991.

“Throughout my years of working in the dental profession, I have learned that empathy, kindness and compassion are my best friends. By using these traits and combining them with education and a gentle approach to dentistry we can reach a common goal, teeth for life!”

Originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia she has always cherished family, friends nature and the ocean. Now she lives in the country where I appreciate walks by the Lake, hiking the trails or in her backyard building an arbor or a bunny enclosure. Spending time with her husband, daughter, dog, cat, two bunnies and hermit crabs keeps her very busy and very happy.

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Cheryl arrived at de Man & Höediono Dentistry in May of 2008. She loves helping people benefit from keeping their teeth healthy for a lifetime.

In her spare time she Enjoys bicycling, travel, gardening, yoga and pilates and taking long walks with her husband.

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Since October 2006 Stacy has been with our office.

Stacey feels like she can help patients best when she provide quality service in a timely manner. “I can help my patients best by listening to their concerns and addressing them as best I can”, says Stacey.

She enjoys running, cycling, reading, and spending time with her two nephews.

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Cara has worked for our office twice. Once in 2004-2005 and returned 7 years later in April of 2012.

Cara’s passion lies not only in improving ones oral health but in helping patients achieve a better overall health and well-being….a huge part of this is done through her focus on patient education.

In her time away from work Cara spends time with volleyball, yoga, her kids, teeth (continuing education), watching any sport live, …and more with her kids!

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Barb has been with de Man & Höediono Dentistry since June 2015 and values her role of providing dental hygiene services as a vital component to dental health and overall wellness.

Barb enjoys spending time at her home in the country with her husband and 3 sons. She loves spending time with family and friends.

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Panoramic Digital X-rays

A comprehensive picture of the entire mouth and jaw to help us better understand a patient’s overall oral health.

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User Reviews: We Love Our Patients, And They Love Us.

My family and I have been going to de Man and Hoediono Dentistry over ten years. Their professionalism, courtesy, and personal touch have always impressed me. We always look forward to our next appointment….and who says that about their dentist.
Richard Murray
Hi Harry, I just wanted to reach out and thank you and your staff for your fantastic work.

I couldn’t be happier with my experience at your practice. I used to find going to the dentist very stressful and would put it off for long periods of time. Now, thanks to you and your staff, I am very comfortable and no longer dread the experience.

I’m so grateful for all of the work you and the entire staff do to keep my smile healthy.

Eric Sigurdson
Dr. Helen, Dr. Harry and staff, Bill and I would like to thank all of you for your kindness and understanding and making us feel so welcome and comfortable. We are so happy we made the decision to come to you for all our dental needs. You all are the best. We say this from our heart!
Bill and Carol T
Faith told me when she got home that her experience going to your practice was unlike any other she’s had in the past.

She used words like “pain-free” , “comfortable” and “pleasant”, words you just don’t hear from people when they are talking about their trip to the dentist!

So a big thank you for that!

David Saraiva
Just wanted to say “thank-you” to everyone for making my last visit to you on March 21st a very comfortable visit. You know I don’t like visiting the dentist, but you make me very relaxed and confident that you’re treating me very well. From Kathy’s friendly greeting in the office, to the expert treatment I get from Stacy, to Dr. Helen’s great “chair-side” manner and professionalism, you’re all the greatest. Thanks for all the work you do to keep my teeth and gums healthy. It’s all very much appreciated. Thanks!
Gord Allgeier
We just got home from my dental appointment with Mike. What a positive and reassuring experience I had. Each member of your team was not only professional and courteous, but also attentive and supportive to my individual needs. Thanks so much to ali of you. Looks like we found our dental “home”,
I am extremely pleased with the exemplary dental care that I and my family have received for the past twenty years from Dr. Hoediono and Dr. de Man. They are always professional, up to date and consistently pays attention to our specific dental needs. Their staff are courteous, friendly and well informed. I unconditionally recommend Dr. Hoediono, Dr. de Man and associates to those who seek quality, knowledgeable and personable dental care delivered in a thorough and attentive manner.
Kirk Jenkins
Just a few lines to express my appreciation and to say thank you, for continuously providing impeccable service with “health and hygiene motto” always a priority. Your professionalism and people skills exceed my every level of expectation. This is a true five star Ritz-Carlton experience – “a place where the genuine care and comfort of our guests is our highest mission.”

You always guide me easily throughout the entire process of every procedure, and you always make sure I am comfortable and updated at each step of the way. I would recommend De Man & Hoediono Dentistry to anyone who is in search of a new Dentist. Their professionalism and dedication make them the only choice.

Inga O, Waterloo, On
My family and I have been visiting this practice from the day that Harry and Helen first arrived. We are very particular in who we deal with in all aspects of life and especially when it comes to health care. We have used many dentists throughout our lives and would place this practice and all of its staff right at the top of the list. They are truly professional and I for one have never had to second guess their opinions. I am sure that many practices envy their constant growth (due only to what they deserve).
Clive and Susan Moxey - Kitchener, ON

Drs Hoediono and De Man along with all of their staff are always friendly and caring. I can always count on getting the best service available. More importantly, I never have to worry about taking my kids to see the dentist. The Dentists and hygienists at the office are great with putting the kids (and adults) at ease. They’re all great at making us feel calm and relaxed.

You can always expect a professional and friendly environment. I never have to think twice about referring them to friends and family. .

Maya Stojic

Good morning Dr Tim,

I was aiming to email you back a while ago but it got postponed each day. But I’ve been thinking about your work and I would like to say once again “Thank you very much for the job well done!” My tooth doesn’t hurt anymore, no more very sensitive feeling when I drink my coffee or cold water. Now I can enjoy drinking them hahaha! Thanks also for the picture.

Anyway, just to say also that you are an amazing dentist and I feel that you strive for the best when it comes to the result of your work.

Thank you.


Hello There,

I just wanted to reach out and say how happy I have always been with the services your office provides. I recognize that it’s important for staff to hear positive feedback, so wanted to let you know. So thank you to all of the administrative staff, who have always been so professional and friendly and caring. Kathy & Monica have always been especially lovely and accommodating.

I have been going to your office for many years and have always been so happy with all of the work and services.
In recent months I have been especially pleased with your staff (Vanessa & Cara are amazing at what they do, and combine skill & friendliness wonderfully)
It goes without saying that Dr. de Man & Höediono, and all the work they’ve provided to me over the years has been amazing…and the team, and office you have is simply great.

Thank for everything!

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