Meet the Doctors

Meet Our Family of Dentists

Our team of doctors are committed to providing excellence in dentistry. Our doctors use the best treatments available to provide you with a healthy and beautiful smile. Additionally, our doctors believe strongly in education to prevent oral health problems before they occur and ensure to keep patients fully informed about their dental health. Read more below about our Community Dental Group doctors.

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Dr. Miyen Kwek, DDS
Dr. Kwek graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto in 1997. He practised all aspects of dentistry in Toronto and Burlington until 1999 when he moved to Kitchener to further his career. In 2002, he finally found his dental home in the wonderful community of New Hamburg, which he later named as the ‘New Hamburg Dental Group’. In 2007 and 2010, he and Dr. Manning Chiang brought their quality approach to dental care to the welcoming communities of Wellesley, Drayton and now Breslau.
 
Dr. Kwek prides himself with ensuring that he provides the best quality dental care for his patients both inside and outside of the office. He has planted his dental roots in the smaller communities of New Hamburg, Wellesley, Drayton and Breslau as he believes in a community and patient centered approach to dental treatment. His easy going personality and professional yet humourous chairside manner allows his patients to feel at ease under his care. He is known to his patients as the dentist who makes follow-up calls to ensure their well being is his priority. He also prides himself in giving back to the community on many levels. He continues to actively support local charities, events, team sports, organizations, schools, and mission projects abroad.
 
Since 1997, Dr. Kwek’s philosophy of practice has been to provide the best long term treatment in order to prevent disease, wear and tear, and to prevent fracture and unnecessary tooth loss. Although he is committed to providing clinical excellence in every aspect of dentistry to his patients, he has a true passion for oral surgery, replacing teeth with dental implants, and creating esthetic, affordable, immediate and long lasting smile makeovers.
 
Dr. Kwek stays current by continually taking advanced level courses in implant therapy and bone and tissue regeneration. He also teaches general surgery courses to other dentists who are interested in gaining more experience.  
 
His attention to detail and quality of care is why Dr. Kwek’s patients continue to refer their families and friends from all over the region.
 
When he is not at the office, Dr. Kwek is enjoying family life with his sons, Jaden and Tai.  Dr. Kwek also enjoys going to the gym, participating in a wide variety of sports, travelling and riding his motorcycle.
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Dr. Manning Chiang, DDS
Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Dr. Chiang attended high school at Lisgar Collegiate Institute and the University of Western Ontario School Of Dentistry. He graduated in 1997 from the Schulich School of Dentistry from the University of Western Ontario. As a graduate he accepted awards which included the Pierre Fichaud academy of dentistry award and community dentistry award. As a dentist in practice for over 13 years he prides himself in providing all patients excellence in dentistry and using the latest in dentistry techniques to provide you with a beautiful and healthy smile. Due to his gentle and calming demeanour with his positive outlook on life, he loves treating children and adults alike. He provides orthodontic straightening of teeth via traditional braces and Invisalign, as well as providing good family dentistry and enjoys restoring teeth via fillings, implants and crowns and bridges. A self-professed individual to detail, he loves the art of dentistry.

Dr. Chiang entered into private practice in Kitchener in 1997 and obtained a wealth of knowledge and experience before coming to provide his dental care for the patients and communities of the Community Dental Groups. He highly enjoys working in this dental group practice environment with Dr. Kwek, Dr. McCara and Dr. Van Beek as he can then share ideas, philosophies and patients who need family dental care. Additionally, Dr. Chiang believes strongly in education to prevent oral health problems before they occur, and he makes sure to keep patients fully informed about their dental health. He is a member of the Ontario Dental Association, Royal College of Dental Surgeons, and Waterloo Wellington Dental Society.
 
Upon graduation in 1997, Dr. Chiang moved to Kitchener, Waterloo. He has since raised a family with his wife of 13 years, Alexandra and their two children, Sydney and Justin. Dr. Chiang’s personal hobbies and interests include basketball, running, skiing, mountain biking, gardening and volunteering at Creekside Church. He welcomes new and existing members of the communities and surrounding areas to come visit the Community Dental Group practices and experience service and family care with a big smile.
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Dr. Ruth MacCara, DDS
Dr. MacCara obtained her Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiology/Pharmacology in 1988 from the University of Western Ontario. This same year she was accepted into Dental School at U.W.O., graduating in 1992, with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. Immediately upon graduation she accepted an associateship position in Hanover, Ontario where she remained until 1999 at which time she relocated to join the New Hamburg Dental Group. Dr. MacCara enjoys working with dental patients of all ages and stages in the friendly atmosphere of the New Hamburg Dental Group.
 
Dr. MacCara and her husband Gennaro have three children, Matthew, Emily and Hope. Currently they reside on a farm in New Hamburg. Dr. MacCara is a very active member of the community and greatly enjoys both working and living there.
 
Dr. MacCara’s personal hobbies and interests include traveling, walking, reading, nature and dogs.