Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Salles has been practicing pediatric dentistry for more than 20 years. She will be offering inhalation sedation and dental surgery, under general anesthesia. She has a great amount of experience with medically compromised patients and kids with different needs and abilities.
Adriana was an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba for 5 years, training undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Alvaro Wagner Rodrigues Salles obtained his DDS degree at the University of Santo Amaro, Brazil, in 1988. He finished his Master of Science program in Pathophysiology with a focus in Temporomandibular Disorders in 2001 at the University of Santos,

Brazil, and obtained the specialist title in Functional Orthopedics in 2003. He concluded his Ph.D. in 2006 at the University of São Paulo with an interest in the evaluation of pulpal blood flow during the orthodontic movement. In 2009 Dr. Salles moved to Winnipeg and started lecturing at the University of Manitoba. In 2017, he finished his Master of Science in Orthodontics at the University of Manitoba and successfully passed his board exam at The Royal College of Dentists of Canada. Dr. Salles has been lecturing in South America, Europe, Asia, USA, and Canada. In addition, he published peer review articles in the past years.


I joined Top smiles Pediatric Dentistry in May 2020. I was born and raised in Kenora ON. Attended the University of Toronto for my dental degree and was awarded the Gold Medal in Pediatric Dentistry. Returned for my Post Graduate Diploma in Pediatric Dentistry at U of T & Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. After graduating, I moved to Winnipeg where I became Assistant Professor and Head of the Undergraduate Pediatric Dental Program in the Faculty of Dentistry at the U of M. After a short time in that position, I then set up a full-time private practice in Pediatric Dentistry at the Medical Arts Building where I am now.

I have served on several Dental Committees with the Manitoba Dental Association and Red River College and continue to teach at the Faculty of Dentistry, U of M. I have also served on boards within the community including Winnipeg Montessori School and the Manitoba Theatre for Young People.

I am a member of the Royal College of Dentists & the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentists and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

I am the father of 3 sons, a father-in-law, and a grandfather of 2 boys and 2 girls. I enjoy my family, my dental practice, the Winnipeg community, our friends, and spending time at our cottage at Lake of the Woods.