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.
Dawn does it all, HR & payroll, bookkeeping, A/R, A/P, social media and all marketing for the clinic. She jumps in wherever she’s needed to support our team. She is our resident IT support too!
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.
Amy, Orthodontic Financial 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 Financial Coordinator after demonstrating her stellar organizational 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.
Amy is easygoing and very hardworking. She keeps our front desk on task. We love having Amy as part of our Bridgeview Dental front desk team!
Kathryn, Summer Receptionist
Kathryn worked with us for a year from June 2017 to June 2018 after completing a BSC in Kinesiology at Acadia University in Wolfville, NS. She was Director of the Competitive Dance Team at Acadia and was very involved in school activities. She was a University Scholar and Class Valedictorian upon graduation in 2017.
After a year of working as a Dental Receptionist, Kathryn was accepted in the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at Dalhousie University and completed her first year of dental school in June 2019.
She returned to work with us for the summer of 2019 at our front desk and then returned to university in September. We hope she’s able to come and work with us again in the summer of 2020.
Kathryn is extremely intelligent, organized, light-hearted, fun, happy and smiling all the time – pretty much a joy to be around. We love having her back and are so proud of all she is accomplishing.
Sharen, Accounts Receivable
Sharen assists patients at our front desk and assists the manager with A/R. She brings over 25 years experience running a business and working in the dental field!
Sharen is hardworking – we have to try and force her to take a break – and always has the best, positive attitude. We love having her as part of our team.
Mary, Dental Receptionist
Mary joined our practice in July 2019 after moving to Halifax from Ontario.