Our Team

Dr. Hans Stasiuk (Dentist)


Dr. Hans Stasiuk graduated in 1995 from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Mantoba, in Winnipeg, Mb. That same year, he joined his father's practice in Portage la Prairie, Mb. His practice has been focused on aesthetic dentistry and the art of smile-making since its inception. Dr. Hans Stasiuk has extensive training in cosmetics, restorative, orthodontics, and family dentistry. Before studying dentistry, Dr. Hans Stasiuk, completed a degree in Science.

Dr. Hans Stasiuk is a member of numerous professional organizations, including Academy for Sports Dentistry, Winnipeg Dental Society, Manitoba Dental Association, and Canadian Dental Association. Dr. Hans Stastiuk is also affliated with the F.O.R.C.E. Orthodontic Study Club. Dr. Hans Stasiuk has kept his clinical skills current through an ongoing commitment to continuing education courses.

When not designing youthful, healthy smiles for his patients, Dr. Hans Stasiuk enjoys spending time with his wife and son. His favorite hobbies include swimming, running, golfing, travelling, and coaching youth baseball and football.

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. LaRae enjoys spending time with her family watching their girls' sports.

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.