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 was an associate clinical professor 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 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 a staff contact dentist for St. Mary’s hospital and also 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 28 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. 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 wife 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. 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 is in her final 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. 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.”

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Dr. Kelsey Motomura

Dr. Kelsey Motomura was born and raised in Cambridge.  She studied Bio-Medical Science at the University of Guelph and was then accepted to the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Toronto.

During her four years in dental school, Dr. Motomura served as Class Vice-President. She was actively involved in the Peer Mentorship and Restorative Mentorship programs, as well as the Dental Students Society.  Dr. Motomura graduated on the Dean’s List.  She was the recipient of the J.G. Bourassa Cup from the Faculty of Dentistry for her academic standing and extra-curricular involvement.  She also received the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award from the University of Toronto in her graduating year.

Dr. Motomura has participated in Dental and Medical Outreach opportunities both globally and locally.  She has volunteered on missions to Guatemala and Honduras, as well as with Health Mission Outreach in Brampton.

Outside of work, Dr. Motomura enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, hiking, baking and playing board games.

Dr. Kelsey Motomura is excited to join Dr. deMan & Dr. Höediono’s practice! She is a friendly compassionate dentist who is committed to providing quality comprehensive dental care for her patients. She especially enjoys working with children.

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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Lisa

Lisa 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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Nicole

We welcomed Nicole as a dental receptionist In June of 2017.  She is pleased to be a part of such a professional, talented and genuinely caring dental practice. Patient satisfaction is her goal in the office, she wants to see everyone leave with a smile on their face.

In her spare time Nicole can be found at the baseball diamond in the summer and hockey arena In the winter cheering on her youngest son.  She also enjoys camping, fishing and lounging by the campfire with her family on her weekends off.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.”

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Sara

Sara started with us in August of 2017 and has been a great addition to our team.

When Sara is not working, she enjoys her spare time doing Zumba fitness classes, going to Toronto Blue Jay games, traveling when she can and spending time with her family and friends.

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

Dental Assistants

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Krista

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

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

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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Miriah

Miriah graduated from Medix college in June 2016 after doing her school placement with us, she started with our team right away. She takes great pride in her work and she sees to it that the patient is the centre of our care.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending her free time using her imagination to craft or renew anything that she sees fit. Not only does she like to craft, she also loves cooking and baking whatever comes to mind .

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Stephanie

It’s a privilege to work at Dr. deMan and Hoediono Dentistry. I believe putting the patient first will make everyone happy at the end of the day. It brings me great joy to work with professional caring people. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family and my two dogs.

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Heather

Heather started with us in September 2016. Heather is enthusiastic about dental health and enjoys educating patients about personal dental care, hygiene, and preventative techniques. She is focused on providing exceptional patient care and performs the office’s in house whitening when not assisting Dr. De Man.

When not in the office, she loves nothing more than horseback riding and spending time with her family and pets

Dental Hygienists

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Leah

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

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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Cara

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

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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Jennifer

With over 20 years’ experience as a dental hygienist in both general and orthodontic practice, Jennifer enjoys using her expertise and sense of humour to give her patients their best smile.