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Dr. Andrew Halpin

Dr. Halpin obtained his bachelor’s degree from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Upon graduation, he played professional hockey in Europe and traveled extensively before entering dental school.

He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Dalhousie University in 1995. He won many awards including the Canadian Dental Association Presidents’ Award – an award presented to one fourth year dental student for leadership, scholarship, humanity and general good character.

Dr. Halpin and his family lived in Ottawa for four years until an opportunity to establish a practice in Halifax presented itself in October 1999. This office is the result. In the spring of 2001, Dr. Halpin completed a teaching position at Dalhousie University. He has been an Associate Member of the International Association for Orthodontics since 2001 and in 2010, completed an upgrade in his credentials for Advanced Orthodontics. In 2006 he obtained additional training in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea through the use of oral appliances, and also became a Certified Invisalign Practioner. In 2007 Dr. Halpin went from placing crowns on implanted teeth, to also surgically placing implants. In 2011 he began offering mini-implants to his patients, especially for denture stabilization. He recognizes the importance in providing the most current treatments, thus ongoing continuing education is a priority for all our staff.

In his spare time, Andy spends time with his family, plays guitar or can be found in a hockey arena coaching his children’s teams.

Dr. Ryan Murphy

Dr. Murphy joined our practice in 2014.  Born and raised in Halifax, Dr. Murphy graduated from Dalhousie University with a BSc in 2008 and with his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2012. Following graduation he was one of two dentists selected to the Dalhousie General Practice Residency program. During his residency, Dr. Murphy had an opportunity to treat dental emergencies, gain experience in oral surgery and other hospital based rotations, and travel to Northern Labrador to treat under-served populations.  This one-year program is unique within Atlantic Canada, and one of only seven in the country.

Dr. Murphy is able to provide Nitrous Oxide sedation for those patients who require it. He is very proficient in oral surgery procedures including extractions, wisdom teeth and surgical placement of dental implants.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys golfing, playing hockey, and spending time outdoors with his wife, Sarah, puppy Charley and new baby daughter.

 

Dr. Ryan Gallagher

Dr. Gallagher works as a fill-in dentist for our patients when needed. Starting in January 2017 he will be working Thursdays. He is able to provide both Nitrous Oxide and IV sedation for those who would like it for restorative and especially surgical procedures such as wisdom teeth extractions.

Dr. Gallagher graduated top of his class from the University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry in 2013. He worked for nearly 2 years in private practice in Lloydminster, Alberta. He recently completed the GPR program at Dalhousie and then spent 3 months as a resident with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program.

Ryan is a welcome addition to our practice!