Dawn Halpin, Office Manager
Dawn was initially trained at Dalhousie University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse in renal dialysis and transplant from 1991-2000. She was responsible for aspects of human resources during her nursing career and when Dr. Halpin wanted to start his own practice in 1999, she was drawn into working with him to handle all business aspects of the clinic.
In addition to managing the dental office, Dawn is a choreographer for Dartmouth Dance Academy’s competitive dance team Fusion and is busy raising her and Andy’s four children.
She truly believes we have the best dental staff anywhere and feels that they are her second family.
Carrie, Treatment Coordintor & Assistant Manager
Carrie was hired to fill a term position and stayed on as part of our permanent staff. She started work with us on February 2, 2015. In August 2015 Carrie was promoted into our Treatment Coordinator position and truly has excelled as a leader within our practice. In the fall of 2017, due to her amazing leadership skills, we added the title of Assistant Manager to Carrie’s repertoire.
Carrie graduated as a Level 2 Dental Assistant from NSCC in 2011. She is very organized and has a great sense of humour. Patients can discuss any of their treatment questions or concerns with Carrie, including treatment price estimates, coordination of insurance coverage, orthodontic plans or payment plans as needed. She brings many year’s of dental experience to our practice and patients will benefit from her bright smile and extensive dental knowledge.
Carrie travelled to Toronto in January 2017 to attend a Treatment Coordinator conference in order to better serve our wonderful patients. She shows true ownership in her position and cares about how our patients are treated. She will always go the extra mile to provide superior patient care. She also assists the Office Manager in the orientation and training of new staff.
In her spare time, Carrie spends time with her husband and family and is busy raising their daughter.
Kayla, Financial Coordinator
Kayla graduated from Success College’s Medical and Dental Office Administration Program top of her class.
She is one of the friendly voices you will hear answering the phone and assisting patients to check in and out. Kayla is also in charge of the accounts receivable and assists the Office Manager with accounts payable.
She is extremely organized – our front desk has never looked so neat before and is a fantastic multi-tasker. She is reliable and willing to do whatever needs to be done to make the clinic a fantastic place for excellent patient care.
In her spare time, Kayla is busy raising her son Owen, who is pretty excited that his best friend’s mom was recently hired to work with us as well. You’re welcome Owen!
Kathryn, Adminstrative Assistant
Kathryn joined our practice in June 2017. She graduated from Acadia University with a Kinesiology degree in 2017 and was co-captain of Acadia’s professional dance team.
Kathryn hopes to gain experience working in a dental clinic to apply to dental school in the future. She assists the Manager with our social media sites and is such a natural performer, she has become the face of our clinic when we go live on Facebook or Instagram.
Kathryn is leaving us at the end of June 2018 to go back to university. We love her so much, we actually hope she doesn’t get into dental school, but stays to work with us! Maybe someday she’ll be back in a dentist role. We can only hope!
Amy, Orthodontic Coordinator
Amy joined us in the fall of 2017. She has a background of working in administration. She graduated with a degree in Journalism in 2005 and spent some time working at a radio station reading the weekend news on-air.
In May 2018, Amy was promoted to Orthodontic Coordinator after demonstrating her stellar organisational skills.
Amy is happy to be part of the team delivering exceptional customer service and in her spare time making “the best chocolate chip muffins,” at least according to her kids.
We love having Amy as part of our Bridgeview Dental front desk team!
Julia, Administrative Assistant
Julia joined us in June 2018 to replace Kathryn who is going back to school.
Julia attended Dalhousie University for her Bachelor of Commerce degree and is currently finishing up some online university studies, while working as a dance instructor/choreographer with East Coast Dance Academy. She is the 3rd dancer on our team!
Born and raised in Halifax, Julia has also worked in an administrative role with ECDA so has lots of customer service experience. She hopes to add to the friendly atmosphere at Bridgeview!
We are excited for Julia to start, who will be training beside Kathryn during the month of June.