Dr. Anastasia Cholakis

Periodontic Specialist

BA, DMD, Dip. Perio., FRCD(C)


Winnipeg Periodontist Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis

Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis obtained her BA in 1988 and her DMD and Diploma in Periodontics from the University of Manitoba in 1992 and 1998. She was the founder of Southwest Specialty Group and the Canadian Dental Institute (CDI)  and  has practiced periodontics for the last 26 years. Dr. Kelekis-Cholakis was the Division Head of Periodontics and the Director of the Graduate Periodontal Program at the University of Manitoba from 2011-2019. She is currently serving as the Dean of the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry.

She has chaired and been a member of numerous committees within the University of Manitoba, provincially and nationally.

Dr. Kelekis-Cholakis is a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and a member of the Canadian and American Academy of Periodontists and the Canadian Dental Association; she was elected to the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 2017 and the International College of Dentists in 2019.  She is also the founder of the Women’s Dental Network and a member of WISDOM (Women In Science, Development, Outreach and Mentorship) a University of Manitoba initiative to support women in science.

She lectures nationally and internationally, has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited and co-authored a book on peri-implant complications.