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Creekside Dental

Meet our Dentists:


Dr. Howie graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba back when sideburns were in style….and he just keeps getting better! After a stint as a dentist in the military in Victoria, B.C., he hung up his shingle on Henderson Highway, and the rest is history. When not in the office, Dr. Howie can likely be found on the golf course trying to improve his handicap, either in Winnipeg or Phoenix. He also loves to dote on his three beautiful grandchildren.

Dr. Kristie Maslow

Dr. Maslow graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2000 and has been in practice with Dr. Howie ever since. In fact, Dr. Howie was HER dentist growing up!   She has lived and worked in North Kildonan since she was a child and she loves being part of this community.  Dr. Maslow loves to laugh above all else and is usually engaging in comedic chairside banter with her sidekick, Denese. When not in the office, you can usually find her at a rink or dance studio watching her 3 kids or walking her dog in McIvor Park.  In her spare time (ha!) she is an enthusiastic crafter who loves to knit, quilt, sew and do leatherwork, and even sells her handmade wares at local markets and online.


Dr. Coulter is also a graduate of the magnificent U of M Faculty of Dentistry. His soft spoken demeanour and gentle nature are sure to put you at ease. Dr. Coulter is the proud dad of two beautiful daughters with his wife, whom he met in his previous career as a high school science teacher. Dr. Coulter loves to travel and often does so with his extended family. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and both playing and watching hockey. Go Jets Go!


Dr. Ostry is a graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba.  She is an avid traveller and aspires to see the world. In addition to travel for pleasure, she has volunteered in the Dominican Republic building latrines and with a portable dental clinic in Peru, both of which she found truly rewarding. She follows a healthy lifestyle by regularly going to the gym and participating in dance and yoga classes. When she is not busy exploring the boroughs of Winnipeg for a new restaurant, she likes to spend time with her family and her dog, Malyna.

Our Friendly Receptionists:


Cindy may well be the first smiling face you see when you visit Creekside!  Her relaxed and easy-going manner is sure to put you at ease.  Cindy is a big sports fan and loves to attend Bomber games.  She is the loving mom of two amazing boys and spends the weekends carting them to their many activities.


Jackie is the co-pilot at the front desk who will help you with any of your questions. She handles all the chaos we throw at her with her calming personality and a smile. Jackie enjoys travelling with her husband and two teens, and loves to curl up with a good book at the cottage. She is the host of many of our Creekside parties and events!

Our Hygienists:


Ev’s hygiene skills are second to none, she is passionate about patient comfort and education and always goes the extra mile to do her job with excellence. She is a true team player that we can always count on to help out in any situation. Plus she brings the best food to our office potlucks! Always on the go, Ev enjoys time at the lake boating, biking or cross country skiing with her family.


Originally one of our Awesome Assistants, Trish was inspired to further her studies and returned to school to become a dental hygienist. She is a leader on our hygiene team. Trish is so sweet and gentle, yet is tough on tartar and will leave your teeth perfectly clean. Trish and her husband, Adam, have 2 beautiful children and enjoy living the country life out in Beausejour.  Winters are spent driving the kids to activities while in the summer, Trish enjoys camping and boating with her family.


Ashley’s gentle demeanor and instrumentation has won over many “dental-phoebes” at Creekside.  A mom of two awesome crazy kids, Ashley is always on the run (and has recently gotten back into running races!).  She loves the outdoors and is the happy host of our summer Creekside pool parties.


Like Trish, Enza started her career at Creekside as an assistant, then returned to school to further her studies and become a dental hygienist. We are so happy to have her back on our team!  Enza and her husband love to travel, dote on their beautiful daughter and adorable dog.


Larissa is the newest addition to our fabulous dental hygiene team.  She loves to travel and recently was married in her favorite destination, Hawaii.  She loves to seek out adventures near and far, and when at home can be found enjoying festivals and exploring Winnipeg. She loves to spend time with her family and friends and her dog, Karma.

Our Assistants:


Chairside assistant to Dr. Coulter and Dr. Maslow, Denese is a caring spouse and loving mom to two amazing kids.  You can always find her with a big smile (IF she’s had her morning coffee) and share a laugh or two by the end of your appointment.  She enjoys fitness and throws some serious weight around in the gym.  She is also a lover of knowledge and you’ll most likely find her reading or spouting random facts you probably didn’t need to know (you’re welcome!).


Tara’s friendly demeanor and cheerful smile is the perfect antidote for your dental phobias!  The mom of three teens, she spends most of her time being a taxi driver to school, football, basketball, dance….you name it!  She loves to bake, spoils us with constant treats and makes each of the Creekside staff feel special by making us birthday cakes. She loves to spend time with her family and friends, and to putter in the garden and read if she gets a spare minute!


Karina does double duty at Creekside as a chairside assistant and at the front desk.  An avid outdoors person, Karina loves snowmobiling and fishing at the cottage.  She also is the home renovation queen and has an impressive repertoire of DIY skills.  But the true love of Karina’s life is her adorable young son.


Kim grew up in North Kildonan and now resides in the neighboring community of Oakbank.  She spends most of her time driving her four kids to their many sporting events. She is their biggest fan!  She also loves getting out to walk the family dog, Sasha.  If she gets a spare moment, Kim enjoys engaging in a variety of summer and winter sports.  She enjoys cooking, baking, and curling up with a good book.