Melissa our Level 2 Registered Dental Assistant, graduated in 2001 from the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology. She has worked with us since 2002 and has the best memory in the clinic for faces and names. Melissa’s knowledge and experience allow her to address questions and concerns you may have about any dental procedures.
Melissa works chairside with mainly Dr. Murphy and sometimes with Dr. Halpin and Dr. Mugford. You will also see her working at the front desk as she is cross-trained to work both chairside and front desk tasks.
Her kind approach and friendly smile always make our patients feel welcome and relaxed.
Shanelle graduated with honours from NSCC – IT in 2017 as a Level II Dental Assistant.
She grew up in a small community in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia and enjoys going back to visit her family and the countryside when she can. Born to a Danish family, she is fluent in Danish.
When she’s not at work, Shanelle can be found sailing, crocheting, reading, and of course spending time with her cat Bindi. She also enjoys her meetings and outings with her Brownie group through the Girl Guides of Canada.
Shanelle is organized, keeping our schedule on time and makes our patients feel very comfortable.
Deanna graduated from Nova Scotia Institute of Technology as a Level II Registered dental assistant and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Dalhousie University. She has been a Dental Assistant for over 20 years.
She has a diverse dental background working in many areas of dentistry with specific experience in Pediatrics, Sleep apnea, Orthodontics and TMJ disorders. She has attended some of the top courses within Canada and USA on sleep disordered breathing and has presented on the subject to the Nova Scotia Dental Assistant Board, as well as a professional conference in Alberta. She is very receptive to advancements in technology and research and improved ways of achieving greater results. Ongoing education is crucial and she is always willing to learn new skills to upgrade her qualifications to deliver the best dental care possible while helping patients feel at ease.
Deanna enjoys spending time with her family and being a very involved mom to her 4 children who are involved in many activities including competitive hockey, soccer and figure skating. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, boating, baking, cooking, gardening, figure skating, dancing, and music. Her extended family includes chickens and roosters, 4 bunnies and 3 cats (Milo, Chloe and Misty).
We love having her work with the Bridgeview Dental team as one of our part-time dental assistants!
Haley graduated from Level 2 Dental Assisting at the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology in 1999. Within a few months she moved to Ottawa where she practiced in both Orthodontics and General Dentistry. She also got married to her best friend.
After 15 years Haley and her husband decided to come home to be closer to family and the ocean.
As a dental assistant Haley enjoys helping people understand dental procedures and feel comfortable and relaxed. She is organized, intelligent and experienced.
Sharing in volunteer work as well as spending time with friends and family are an important part of how she spends her downtime.
In addition to working chairside, Haley handles our dental supply inventory system and all our ordering. We are blessed to have her as part of the Bridgeview Dental team!