Meet Our Team

Dental hygienists and dental assistants are a vital part of a good dental team, and work closely with the dentist to provide optimum dental care. They provide treatments such as root planing, scaling and prophylaxis for periodontal diseases. They also teach patients how to care for their teeth, as well as contribute to comprehensive dental diagnoses by providing diagnoses on your dental hygiene.

Our friendly and courteous office staff are always happy to assist old and new patients throughout their dentist visits. They will help arrange and manage your appointments and follow-up visits, and answer any questions and concerns that you may have.

Experts Ready to Serve

Dr. Tanita Pruthi

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Dr. Ebon Park

Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD)

Dr. Eric Zelcer

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Dr. Tanita Pruthi

Dr. Tanita Pruthi has been a part of Southside Dental since 2018. Along with her team, she strives to provide excellence to each patient in her chair, taking their individual health, habits and lifestyle into account. Coming from a family of dentists, she understands that the best patient experience comes from personalized care, provided in a calm and comfortable environment. Dr. Pruthi spends the time to get to know her patients and has built strong relationships with their families, many of whom have now become her patients.

During her time at Southside dental, Dr. Pruthi has built a reputation for providing gentle, comfortable and relatively painless anesthesia to her patients. She has received extensive training in working with people who have dental anxiety. She is certified in providing oral sedation, nitrous oxide and combined conscious sedation. Her calm and gentle chair side manner works especially well with children who may experience dental anxiety.

Dr. Pruthi graduated with Honours from the prestigious SUNY school of dental medicine in Buffalo NY, where she received her doctorate in dental surgery. Known for its focus on patient-centred clinical education, SUNY gave her the skills she needed to practice a wide spectrum of dental procedures. She is well versed in dental implants, porcelain veneers, crown and bridge, root canals, extractions, fillings and chair side whitening. She is also certified in Invisalign. Whatever your dental needs or desires may be, Dr. Pruthi has the remedy to restore your bright smile to its full aesthetic brilliance and functionality!

Since moving to Manitoba, Dr. Tanita has been exploring the many hiking trails this province has to offer with her husband and son. She also enjoys cooking, travelling and indulging in reality television every now and then. If you’re in the St. Vital area, drop by Southside Dental and meet us!

Dr. Ebon Park

Dr. Ebon Park graduated in 2001 from the dental school of Chonnam National University located in Gwangju and achieved her master’s degree of Clinical orthodontics in 2015 at the school of medicine of Ewha Woman’s University located in Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Park had practiced dentistry in South Korea for over 16 years, owning and operating her own dental office. She has vast experience dealing with a gamut of dental aspects such as root canal therapy, oral surgery, restorative and prosthodontic treatments, and pediatrics. She has been actively involved in upgrading to high-end and advanced techniques in CBCT technology, Implant Dentistry, Sinus Augmentation, Esthetic and orthodontic dentistry, and many more. To expand her reign as a dentist, she first joined in American Academy of Implant dentistry in 2008 and has achieved a fellow associate membership since 2012. To advance her career abroad she cleared all NDEB equivalency exams in June 2017, moved all the way to Winnipeg in the same year, and became a Canadian board-certified general dentist shortly after.

Throughout her everlasting education and career, she learned the importance of listening to the patient carefully, delivering high-quality dental work, and building long-lasting trustworthy relationships. She strives to be the best clinician she can be and to learn the most cutting-edge and innovative dental technologies. Dr. Park always aims at making people feel comfortable, listen to their needs, and help them to achieve a happy, healthy, and long-lasting smile. When she is not in the dental clinic, she enjoys movies, eateries, traveling, and spending time with her family. Dr. Park has joined Southside dental team since June of 2019 and is very much enjoying working with the staff, as well as all the patients here.

Dr. Eric Zelcer

Dr. Eric Zelcer was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and acquired his love of dentistry from his father and grandfather who are denturists. Dr. Zelcer completed his degree in biochemistry at the University of Winnipeg and then graduated as class president from the University of Manitoba College of Dentistry in 2016. Dr. Zelcer has spent the past four years serving the Winkler-Morden. Dr. Zelcer loves all aspects of dentistry including but not limited to fillings, root canals, crowns, implants and Invisalign. Since graduating, Dr. Zelcer has travelled across North America to continue his education and further improve on his clinical skills. Dr. Zelcer who is a big believer in preventive dentistry, understands and always explains to his patients that there are options for all treatments whether a toothache, chipped tooth, or crooked/discoloured teeth. When he’s not at a Jets or Blue Bomber game he can be seen around town with his wife Eryn taking his dog Wes for a walk. Come down to Southside Dental pay Dr. Eric Zelcer a visit, he’s looking forward to meeting you!