Our Team


LaRae Toews (Office Manager)


LaRae is the first person you talk to when you call our office. LaRae's goal is to work with your schedule and make
sure that you receive all your dental care with as little impact to your daily routine as possible. She is very friendly,
efficient and a good addition to the team. LaRae enjoys spending time with her husband watching their girls play
ringette and enjoying time with her friends.

Dara Kirton (Receptionist)


Dara is one of the first welcoming faces you will see when you enter our office.She is friendly and energetic and will make your time at our office as pleasant as possible. Dara enjoys walks with her dog Duke,being around her sisters,niece and nephews.

Laura Stokes (Registered Dental Hygienist)


Laura graduated in 2008 from Regenecy Dental Hygiene Academy in downtown Toronto. Since then she has worked in private practice and public health care settings and has now been with the Brite Smile team since October 2016. Laura is an enthusiastic dental hygienist with a strong focus on patient education and who always gives 100% when it comes to helping our Brite Smile clients achieve their very best smile. In her spare time Laura enjoys a long list of hobbies ranging from snowmobiling to hunting to yoga but her main passion is riding horses and raising cattle with her significant other in Austin,MB.

Deane Harkness (Registered Dental Assistant Level III with Scaling module)


Deane graduated from Red River College in 2000. Since then she has obtained her Orthodontic module and Scaling module. She has been a team player for over 17 years and a true asset to the team. She is an active member of the Manitoba and Canadian Dental Assistant's Association; as well continues to expand her professional development by participating in continuing education courses. Deane is a very caring, compassionate indivdual who is dedicated to her work and she will eductate you in all your oral health needs in a gentle, relaxed environment. Deane also enjoys going out into schools and the community to teach children about dental care through fun presentations. When Deane is not at the office she enjoys spending time with her family and watching and coaching her son and daughter's sports.

Rayanne Striemer (Registered Dental Assistant Level II)


Rayanne graduated from Red River College in 2007. Since then she has optained her Orthodontic Module in 2014. She is an active member of the Manitoba and Canadian Dental Assistants Association and continues to participate in continuing education courses. Apart from being a great Dental Assistant Rayanne is a friendley,caring individual who is amazing with kids! When Rayanne is not at the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children.

Rebekka Kampen (Registered Dental Assistant Level II)


Rebekka is the newest member of our dental team. Rebekka graduated from Red River Community Collage in May 2018 and has since obtained her Orthodonticted module. Rebekka is kind and compassionate and has a way of making our patients feel at ease.

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Portage La Prairie 318 Saskatchewan Ave. E. Box 836 Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 3C3, Canada (204)857-5041