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Dr. Rodrigo Sanches Cunha completed his Undergraduate Dental Degree in 1994, which he obtained from the Catholic University of Campinas in Sao Paulo - Brazil.  His post-graduate studies include a Specialty degree in Endodontics obtained in 1997 from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); in 2002, a M.Sc. degree in Clinical Dentistry (Endodontics), and in 2006, a Ph.D. degree in Dental Sciences both of which he received from Sao Leopoldo Mandic Centre for Dental Research. In 2011, Dr. Cunha moved with his wife (Andressa) and three daughters (Leticia, Larissa and Helena) to Winnipeg to work as a Full-time Professor at the College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.  Dr. Cunha became Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Endodontics) in 2013 and, in 2016, decided to work in Private Practice full-time. Dr. Cunha joined Dr. Simona Pesun as the founders of Prairie Endodontics in 2018. Dr. Cunha has been a guest speaker at more than 200 events worldwide. Dr. Cunha has published more than 100 papers and abstracts in several peer reviewed journals and six book chapters and has extensive clinical experience obtained working in Private Practice limited to Endodontics since 1995.

Dr. Cunha is a Fellow of the International College of Dentistry (ICD) and is currently the President Elect of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics (CAE).

Dr. Cunha is a real Winnipeg Jets fan and enjoys watching sports, swimming and enjoying his family during his spare time.


Dr. Simona Pesun was born and raised in Winnipeg. Prior to attending  the University of Manitoba to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Dentistry and a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1997, she graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science degree. After practising general dentistry for 3 years, she found that the field of endodontics was her favourite discipline in dentistry. That led her to the University of Minnesota where she obtained her Master of Science and Certificate in Endodontics. She is a fellow in the Royal College in Dentistry as a Specialist in Endodontics in Canada, and is also certified in the United States as a Diplomate of the American Board of  Endodontics. Dr. Pesun is a past president of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, and has been on the scientific committee for the Manitoba Dental Association Annual General Meetings. She is also on the executive of the Women’s Dental Network. Dr. Pesun enjoys all aspects of endodontics. She worked in full-time private practice for 16 years and part-time at the University of Manitoba teaching endodontics before starting Prairie Endodontics with Dr. Rodrigo Sanches Cunha. In her spare time, Dr. Pesun enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two sons.

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