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Suite 245, 393 Portage Ave Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Dr. Patel checking teeth on a child
true north
We are a professional quality dental clinic in the heart of your community

true north Dental is located in downtown Winnipeg, on the second floor of the well-known Portage Place Shopping Centre. We provide a full range of dental services to help maintain and restore the health of your teeth.

We are aware you may be putting off a dental appointment or you may be  concerned about how your child will handle his or her first appointment. We like you to know that no matter what the circumstances are or what worries you, we are here to help make you or your loved ones feel more comfortable. 

At true north Dental Centre, our goal is not to let expense prevent you from benefiting from the quality of dental care you desire and need. We have experience with many insurance plans and we like to help you with any questions or concerns you may have when it comes to paying for your dental care.


1 We provide patient-centered care with a focus on your well-being and comfort. We treat everyone with respect, dignity and empathy.

2 We use the latest technologies, the best dental products and continually make sure we follow the newest guidelines and practices. 

3 We work with your budget to get you the smile you want with cost-friendly treatment options and flexible interest-free payment plans whenever that helps you.

This is just a selection of the services we offer. Missing something? Just ask!
Preventative Hygiene

Cleanings, X-rays and Dental Exams to help keep your gums healthy and your teeth happy


Dental fillings and other restorative procedures to make you look as good as new

Dental Crowns and Bridges
An excellent way to restore missing teeth and repair broken teeth
Tooth whitening

Tooth whitening can be a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth


A veneer is a thin layer of material that is added to the front part of teeth – when you want that celebrity smile


Root canal treatment is needed when the nerve supply of the tooth is infected through decay or injury


A cost-effective way to replace just one or even all of your teeth

Dental Implants

A great permanent way to anchor a crown or bridge 


Many of our procedures can be completed right in the office

oFFice hours

We try to offer hours that are flexible enough to suit you

Monday & Wednesday:

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday & Thursday:

8:00 am – 7:00 pm


9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Every 2nd Saturday:

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sunday & Holidays:



    Treatment Rooms
    Appointments to date
    Qualified Staff
    Appointments per day
    Emergency Services

    If you have a dental emergency, please call our regular phone number for assistance. Our dentists have their phone numbers available in case you need help after normal office hours .  


    Other then our 3 dentists, we work with dental hygienists, dental assistants and experienced administrative staff

    making you at ease

    It is extremely important to us that your experience with us is a positive one, so you leave with a bit  of a smile

    we like to help

    No judgement, no difficult questions, we like to help keeping your teeth healthy and assist with insurance claims 

    history of our DENTAL clinic

    We are located  on Portage Avenue, in the heart of Winnipeg. We truly care for the area and our patients.

    These are a few of the milestones of our clinic since it openend in 1980:


    Dr. Maycher opens Bay Dental, located in Hudson’s Bay in downtown Winnipeg



    Dr. Karpa purchases clinic, rebrands to true north Dental Centre and relocates across the street in Portage Place Shopping Centre 

    2006: New Dentist

    Dr. Drew Dear joins true north Dental Centre

    2019: NEW DENTIST

    Dr. Chirag Patel joins true north Dental Centre

    OUR DentistS

    true north Dental is owned by Doctor Mark Karpa who has been practicing general dentistry in Manitoba for more than 30 years. But we have more dentists in our team and together with our dental hygienists and support staff we do our best to let you leave our office with at least a bit of a smile. 

    pricing table
    One of the most common questions we are asked about is about our fees. We follow the Manitoba Dental Association Fee Guide prices, which are updated annually in January. We’ve listed the procedures that we get asked about most frequently below … We’d love a chance help you with any unanswered questions you may have, so please – give us a call and we can give a more in-depth explanation on how dental pricing in Manitoba works. 
    No insurance? We have an in-house dental plan for kids and adults to help keep your oral health in good shape throughout the year. 
    We respect our elders – so if you are 65 years old or more without insurance we offer 10% off of dental fees.
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    Adult cleaning
    true north Dental Plan
    Periapical x-rays & bitewing x-rays
    Treatment plan
    Goodie bag
    Includes a second visit 6 months later for FREE
    Add an additional deep cleaning for $125
    Add panoramic x-ray for $50
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    Kid's Cleaning
    true north Dental Plan
    Periapical x-rays & bitewing x-rays
    Treatment plan
    Goodie bag
    Includes a second visit 6 months later for FREE
    Add a panoramic x-ray for $50
    starting price
    Emergency Exam
    in case of acute discomfort
    Treatment plan
    Add a periapical x-ray or bitewing x-ray for $25.20
    Add a panoramic x-ray for $87.00
    starting price
    Tooth Extraction
    Removal of one tooth
    Add exam for $55.70
    Add a periapical x-ray or bitewing x-ray for $25.20
    Add an additional neighbouring tooth for $109.20
    in-office whitening
    FREE consult
    Two hour in-office zoom! session
    x3 syringes of 22% carbamide peroxide gel for future touch-ups at home
    x1 syringes of zoom! relief gel to keep any sensitivity down
    Custom-made upper and lower trays for future touch-ups at home
    in-home Whitening
    x3 syringes of 22% carbamide peroxide gel
    Custom-made upper and lower trays

    After a poorly done root canal at another office, I was happy to find a dentist that could fix my ongoing concern with a price that was easy for me to afford on a very simple payment plan


    I love how efficient the team at true north Dental is. I never have to wait and the staff are super friendly.


    This dental office helped me with my teeth after a car accident. They communicated directly with Autopac and everything was very hassle-free.

    need help?

    If you have any concerns about your teeth but are apprehensive about going to see the dentist, feel free to ask a question here.

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