Our Staff

Dr Bonar : Dentist

Dr Bonar


Dr. Bonar graduated from the University of Manitoba Dental Faculty in 1983 and immediately embarked on three year service as a Dental Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces.

He began private practice in Brandon in 1986 and soon after became involved in organized dentistry, serving as President of the Western Manitoba Dental Society and President of the Manitoba Dental Association.  

He has been awarded the Manitoba Dental Association Presidents Award of Merit and Fellowships in the Pierre Fouchard Academy and the International College of Dentists. These are awarded to recognize exemplary service to organized dentistry.

He provides a wide range of treatments with a focus on surgery and implant dentistry.

Dr. Bonar is married to Sandy and they have three children; Krista, Darci and Paul.

Dr Pappas : Dentist

Dr Pappas


Dr. Alex Pappas was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba.  He attended Central, New Era, J.R. Reid, and Vincent Massey Schools in Brandon.  Alex obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree at Brandon University and then went on to accomplish his dream degree of Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) from the University of Manitoba in 1991.  Alex practices all aspects of family dentistry and has a special interest in orthodontics.

In his personal time Alex is a very busy dad raising his three wonderful children.  Together they enjoy family time and participate in sporting activities.  Alex personally enjoys downhill skiing, golf, racquet sports, and cycling.  

He is very proud and thankful to provide dental services for his hometown community and surrounding areas.

Dr Thiessen : Dentist

Dr Thiessen


Dr. Thiessen obtained a bachelors of Science at Brandon University. He moved to Winnipeg to complete his D.M.D degree from the University of Manitoba, being the recipient of multiple clinical awards.

Upon completing his formal education, Dr. Joe was excited to return to his home community of Brandon to raise his family. Together with his beautiful wife Karrisa, they have three busy boys. He enjoys fishing and quading with his boys and spending quality time with his friend and family.

Dr. Thiessen values his patients personally and desires to provide the care needed for them to have optimal dental health. He strives to make sure they feel comfortable with all aspects of their experience at our clinic. He offers all elements of family Dentistry, and loves providing care to little children all the way to their great grandparents.  

Amber : Administration



Amber has been in administration for 12 years, 2 of those with Chancellor Dental.  Her faith has been restored in dentistry since taking her position at the office. She looks forward to making her smile bigger and brighter. Amber is an avid scrapbooker , enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and friends. 

Amber : Hygienist



Amber- Amber has been a hygienist for 7 years and with Chancellor from the start. Amber always says the "f" word; “Floss Floss Floss”. She enjoys travelling and chasing her 2 year old son. 

Brittney : Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Brittney graduated from the Dental Assisting program in 2013 and has been with us for a year. Brittney wants our patients to feel at ease knowing that the dentist is not a scary place to be. She enjoys trying new recipes, shopping and being at the lake. 

Brooke : Hygienist



Brooke graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2013 and has been with us for a year. She enjoys working with her patients to provide them with the knowledge and skills to practice good home care and oral disease prevention for healthy smiles. Her hobbies include yoga, jogging and reading. 

Brooke : Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Brooke has been an assistant for 8 years and with Chancellor Dental for 4 years. Brooke enjoys working with patients and giving them the confidence to smile! Brooke enjoys water skiing, bonfires at the lake, travelling and shopping. 

Cheryl : Administration



Cheryl has been in Administration for 14 years and she has been with Chancellor Dental since 2012. Cheryl says that the one thing she has learnt since working with Chancellor is how to floss without a mirror. She enjoys the people she works with and the patients she sees.  Cheryl loves reading and walking. 

Loni : Hygienist



Loni has been a Hygienist with Chancellor Dental for 12 years. She enjoys working with the public to help meet their oral health needs. Loni loves spending time with her two boys and her family, as well as playing soccer and volleyball.

Maxine : Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Maxine has 23 years experience in Dental Assisting. Maxine enjoys helping patients take the fear out of the dentistry and helping patients to feel more comfortable and at ease during their dental experience.   Maxine enjoys gardening, spending time with family and friends and golfing. 

Roxanna : Hygienist



Roxanna has been a hygienist for 8 years and with Chancellor Dental for 6 years. She enjoys educating her patients in healthy oral care and helping them to achieve their overall dental goals.  Roxanna enjoys riding and showing horses as well as camping. 

Steina : Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Steina has 20 years experience in Dental Assisting. Steina takes much satisfaction in helping patients achieve the smile they have always dreamed of. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, shopping and visiting family. 

Trisha : Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Trisha has been an assistant for 19 years and with Chancellor Dental for 7 years. Trisha is a Hockey mom, she has in her years seen many hockey accidents and pleads with patients “Please wear your mouth guard properly”. Trisha enjoys time with friends, embracing the outdoors and being an involved mom.

Vikash : Hygienist



Vikash has been a hygienist for 7 years and with Chancellor for 1 year. Vikash loves creating healthy smiles for all ages.  He enjoys watching all types of sports and travelling to Toronto to see his family.


Whitney : Administration



Whitney joined our team in November of 2014. Whitney has been in reception for three years. Since joining our team Whitney realizes how important a health and happy smile can be. She enjoys cooking, camping and spending time with friends.