Melanie - Clinical & Orthodontic Coordinator
Melanie started work with us upon graduation from Dalhousie University in 2005, and provides excellent oral health care and education to our patients. She obtained her Orthodontic Certification in 2008 through the International Association for Orthodontics and is responsible for many aspects of our patients’ orthodontic care, as well as whitening trays and mouth guards. She completed the College of Dental Hygiene of Nova Scotia Self-Initiation course in 2010 and in 2011 obtained her Local Anaesthesia, for the Dental Hygienist, Certification. Melanie is a thoughtful and caring practitioner who is excellent in working with patients of all ages, especially children. She does our dental supply ordering along with Melissa. In her spare time Melanie is busy raising her two children with her husband.
In 2020, Melanie took on the role of Orthodontic Clinical Coordinator to assist Dr. Halpin with his many orthodontic and larger clinical cases. In 2021, Melanie will no longer be providing chairside hygiene services. She will be moving into a permanent Clinical Coordinator position, working closely with Dr. Halpin as his right hand for orthodontic and larger clinical cases.
Roxana - Hygienist & Orthodontics
Roxana filled in as our second dental hygienist while Melanie was on maternity leave in 2012. We liked her so much, we asked her to stay on in a permanent position after Mel returned. Roxana is an honours graduate of the Dental Hygiene program at Cambrain College in Sudbury, Ontario. She has over ten years experience working as a hygienist and also has orthodontic and children’s dentistry experience. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, is friendly and professional and looks forward to providing excellent oral care to our patients. Roxy completed the CD HNS Self-Initiation course in 2010 and in 2015 obtained her Local Anesthesia Certification for the Dental Hygienist. She obtained her Orthodontic Certification in 2016 through the International Association for Orthodontics and collaborates in keeping our orthodontic charts up to date. In her spare time, Roxana enjoys spending time with family and their dog Carly.
Fallon - Hygienist & Orthodontics
Fallon is an honours graduate of the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and moved back to Nova Scotia which is her hometown. She began working for us one day per week in January 2017 and our patients loved her so much, we offered her a full time position. She takes pride in her education and is dedicated to making sure all patients feel comfortable when under her care. Fallon graduated with her CD HNS Self-Initiation course and obtained her Local Anesthesia Certification for the Dental Hygienist in 2017. Fallon obtained her Orthodontic Certification in 2018. Fallon assists the Manager with our social media posts and is slowly becoming famous for her “Fallon’s Fun Friday Fact” on social media every Friday! Fallon is hardworking, friendly and excellent with our patients.
Heather - Hygienist
Heather joined our practice in August 2019, after filling in for a year-long maternity leave at another practice, to replace Pier Anne who moved out of province. Heather completed her Dental Hygiene Diploma at Dalhousie University in 2018, along with her College of Dental Hygienists of NS Self-Initiation Course and her Local Anesthesia Course. In her spare time, Heather enjoys exercising, spending time outside with friends and family and trying out new coffee shops! We are pleased to have Heather as part of the Bridgeview Dental team. She is gentle and kind and we look forward to all our patients getting to know her.