Dr. Tom Swanlund, Winnipeg, Dentist
Tom has been serving the Eastern part of Winnipeg for over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1983 and is passionate about sharing his knowledge about Dentistry.
He continues to keep up with the latest advances in Dentistry with regular attendance to courses and seminars. As a student of the Kois Learning Centre, he is dedicated to advancing Dentistry through Science. He is also a current member MDA, CDA, Winnipeg Dental Society and past President of the Western Canadian Dental Society.
Tom is committed to always providing the highest standard of care combined with his warm and gentle manner in an environment that is both calm and relaxing. He strongly believes in the concept that having a healthy mouth and body can have a positive impact on your overall health and wellness, leading to a happy and productive life.
Tom believes in an active lifestyle, and in his free time, loves to ski, golf, curl, swim and play squash. He loves to travel and enjoys spending time with his growing family at the cottage, and would never give up a good day of fishing.
He’s known for his contagious laughter, and at any given time, you can usually catch him smiling.
Dr. Ryan Head, Winnipeg, Dentist
A proud Manitoban, Dr. Ryan was born and raised in Winnipeg and received all his schooling in the Province. He graduated with honours in french immersion from College Beliveau and then went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Winnipeg.
Ryan attended the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry and received his Doctor in Dental Medicine from this institution, achieving numerous awards for high standing along the way.
Dr. Ryan has had a broad base of experience in general dentistry as well as specific areas since his graduation as a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2010. He’s been associated with a number of different Manitoba clinics over his career, both urban and rural, each of which have developed his skill set in unique ways. This experience has enabled Dr. Ryan to care for a wide spectrum of patients of all ages and backgrounds, each with oral health issues that are as unique as they are. He has a particular interest and high degree of proficiency in oral surgery.
Dr. Ryan’s calm and caring approach combined with his attention to detail and training in state of the art dental procedures and protocols means his patients receive the best of care.
In his spare time, Dr. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor activities and sports.
Dr. Ryan has been very particular about working in a clinic that is patient-centric and offers a wide variety of procedures. He cares about working in an environment that uses the most advanced oral health technology available. Aqua Dental Wellness matches those needs and Dr. Ryan is thrilled to announce his association with this clinic.
Dr. Brian Ho, Winnipeg, Dentist
Dr. Brian Ho obtained his Bachelor of Science degree as well as his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Western University in London, Ontario. He then went on to complete a General Practice Residency at the University at Buffalo which focused on oral surgery and treating the medically compromised patient.
Dr. Ho is a full-time clinician practicing dentistry in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His practice is limited to full mouth rehabilitation and implant dentistry with a focus on bone grafting and PRF. He is a Fellow and Master of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Ho maintains privileges at the Western Surgery Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Dr. Paul Ricard, Winnipeg, Dentist
Dr. Paul Ricard grew up in the Maples area of northwest Winnipeg, The oldest of 4 children, he graduated from home school in 2010. He worked as a swim instructor/lifeguard for the town of Stonewall, City of Winnipeg, and the Winnipeg Wave Swim Club during his time prior to dental school at the University of Manitoba. He enjoyed working with his hands from a young age, as well as interacting with people or using the latest and greatest in technology. Dr. Ricard grew a fascination with the field of dentistry in his early teens and focused his education in that direction from grade 8 onwards. He graduated with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree as well as a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry at the University of Manitoba Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry.
As a student, Dr. Ricard was a member of the Manitoba Dental Student Association and took part in many volunteer events including Sharing Smiles, Brushfest, and Gizhe Waa Ti-Sii Win, a service expo offering free services including dental work to those at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness.
Dr. Ricard seeks to provide patients of all ages with the best care possible and will take the time to listen and treat their specific needs, regardless of dental anxiety or previous dental experiences.
Some of Dr. Ricard’s interests outside of work include a variety of sports which he participates in including soccer, hockey, and martial arts, plus ultimate frisbee and softball with his wife and friends. He is happy to announce his association with the team at Aqua Dental Wellness and is excited to meet new patients!