dental team

The staff at Boundary Trails Dental Centre is friendly and helpful. Each individual is trained to help our patients feel comfortable and at ease, is here to help you understand treatment, and to aid you in making decisions with respect to you and your family’s health. Our Doctors and staff regularly participate in continuing education courses in an effort to remain abreast of current topics and the best practices in dentistry.

Dentists

Dr. Randall K Warkentin, dmd, magd, ficoi

Dr. Randall K. Warkentin is a native of Morden. He graduated from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry in 1985, and returned to Morden to start up his dental practice.
 
Education has always been a passion for Dr. Warkentin – he believes it is critical to stay abreast of the latest advances in dentistry and to offer the most up-to-date patient care possible. In the summer of 2007, Dr. Warkentin completed one of the most respected and rigorous continuing education programs in dentistry, the Mastership program of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). To attain the prestigious Mastership award, Dr. Warkentin completed 1,100 hours of approved continuing education, including 400 hours of hands-on courses in 16 disciplines, including periodontics, orthodontics, and implants. The MAGD designation is held by less than 5% of dentists in North America.
 
AGD President Vincent Mayher, dmd, magd says, “By completing the vigorous requirements to become a Master, Dr. Warkentin goes above and beyond basic licensure requirements in his province to keep his practice on the cutting edge. He takes dental education to provide his patients with the very best in dental care. This award truly distinguishes Dr. Warkentin from others in the dental community.”

In addition to receiving the prestigious MAGD designation, Dr. Warkentin has completed all six levels of the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute, has taken extensive training in orthodontics, implants, cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge, bone grafting, and endodontics, and has completed the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation course. He is an instructor for the Red River College Dental Assisting program, has been a clinical instructor at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry, and is an examiner for the National Dental Examining Board's Assessment of Clinical Skills.
 
Dr. Warkentin also received a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2001 and in the International Congress of Oral Implantology in 2005. In July of 2009 and 2010, Dr. Warkentin taught implant dentistry courses in India for the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry - Department of Continuing Education.
 
He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Manitoba Dental Association, Winnipeg Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, the Winnipeg Progressive Dental Study Club and Canadian Society of Oral Implantology.

In his spare time, Dr. Warkentin enjoys competing in marathons, traveling, and spending time at the cottage with his wife, Karla, and their three adult children.


Dr Randy Warkentin

Dr. Tabitha Gervais (Hoeppner), dmd

Tabitha graduated from University of Manitoba faculty of Dentistry in 2007. She grew up on a farm in the Morden area and now enjoys spending time with her husband Paul, and their three children.

In her spare time, Tabitha enjoys music, woodworking, cooking and biking, as well as camping with family and friends.

Dr. Tabitha Gervais (Hoeppner)

Dr. Stephanie Bolt, dmd, bsc.

Dr. Stephanie Bolt graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry in 2010, and is happy to be back practicing in her hometown. After receiving a scholarship from Dr. Warkentin when she was in Grade 12, a strong interest in dentistry emerged. During her studies, Dr. Bolt has enjoyed travels in Central America and Europe—a highlight has been medical missions to Guatemala.

In June 2011 she married Dr. Chris Bolt, who is happy to now call Morden his home. In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, playing recreational volleyball and slo-pitch, playing piano and home decorating projects.

Dr. Stephanie Gavard

Dr. Chris Bolt, dmd, bsc.

Dr. Bolt is a 2011 graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry. His passion for dentistry was sparked at a young age by an uncle who is an oral surgeon. Dr. Bolt has a special interest in pediatric dentistry.

In June 2011 Dr. Bolt married Dr. Stephanie Gavard, and has moved from Winnipeg to join her in her hometown, Morden. Dr. Bolt enjoys an active lifestyle, playing basketball and volleyball in his spare time.

Dr. Chris Bolt

Dr. David Chen, dmd, bsc.

Dr. Chen graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry in 2011. Upon graduating, he spent time providing dental care to rural communities in northwestern Manitoba. This heavily influenced Dr. Chen's desire to serve in the rural communities, ultimately bringing him to Morden.

Dr. Chen is committed to providing quality dental care, often participating in Continuing Education dental courses to familiarize and remain current with the constantly evolving world of dentistry. In his spare time Dr. Chen enjoys fishing, photography, and traveling. He maintains an active lifestyle, biking and hiking.

Dr. David Chen

Dr. Nirvani Umadat, dmd, bsc.

Dr. Nirvani grew up in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Dentistry in 2011. After graduating, she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where she completed a one year general practice residency in dentistry. She had the opportunity to work with medically complex patients at Vancouver General Hospital and also travelled to the island of Hadai Gwaii, British Columbia to work with a population who had limited access to care.

Since moving back to Manitoba Dr. Nirvani has been involved in both rural and urban dental practice. She enjoys all aspects of general practice and has a particular interest in oral surgery. Dr. Nirvani has been able to combine her passion for travel and dentistry by participating in dental mission trips to Guatemala, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

In August 2013 Dr. Nirvani married Kevin, six years after they first met in dental school. When she isn't working, Dr. Nirvani loves to stay active and enjoys yoga, running, reading, and vegetarian cooking.

Dr. Nirvani Umadat

Dental Hygienists

Our hygienists are passionate about optimizing our patient's overall health by helping them maintain clean, healthy mouths and beautiful smiles. Oral health is more than having white teeth and fresh breath. For many people, the condition of their mouth mirrors the condition of their body. More than 90% of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations, potentially making your dentist and hygienist the first people to diagnose a health problem. Our hygienists remove bacteria from the mouth before it hardens into a rough, porous substance called calculus (or tartar). Calculus produces toxins which enter the bloodstream through the gums and can cause a variety of diseases that affect the heart, lungs and the intestinal system. Gum disease is linked to heart disease, strokes, oral cancer and pre-term low birth-weight babies.

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Dental Assistants

Our dental assistants perform a variety of patient care, office and laboratory duties. They work chairside as our dentists examine and treat patients. Their role is to make patients as comfortable as possible in the dental chair, prepare them for treatment and obtain their dental records.

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Administrative Team

Your first contact with Boundary Trails will most likely be one of our administrative team. Our team is available at the reception area to guide you through appointment bookings, scheduling, financial arrangements and in filing your insurance claims.

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