About the Team

Bedford

Wanda

We are thrilled to have Wanda on The Brace Space team! She absolutely loves people and is passionate about everyone having the best experience. She has many years of customer service experience in the aviation and food and beverage areas. She has a sunny and super kind personality and upon walking into the office she will immediately make you feel welcome. Wanda makes her home in Bedford and is very involved in her community. When she is not at the office, and it is not times of Covid, you can see she and her husband supporting their children from the sidelines of soccer games or shuttling them to the many activities they are involved in.

Dayna

We welcome Dayna as an Administrative Assistant. Most recently she worked at the Canada Games centre for over 7 years before coming to The Brace Space. Keeping people informed and comfortable comes easily to her, as for the last 4 ½ years there, she was the Membership Supervisor helping to take care of all members and guests. Dayna also worked in finance at CGC for a few years and recently went back to help them out part time. Outside of work, Dayna is kept busy with her 3 boys, the eldest of which is married, but who they welcome home every week for family dinners. She is a great cook, enjoys fishing and hiking, discovering parts of NS she has not seen before, spending time with family and friends and listening to music. Insider tip, she secretly loves to sing, but says she can’t!

Tamara

We are so excited that Tamara has joined our clinic as Treatment Coordinator! She graduated from the Registered Dental Assistant program at NSCC-IT in 1999. Since then she has had a diverse and interesting dental career. She has seen all sides of working in a clinic, having worked reception, chair side, Treatment Coordinator and has also seen the sales side of things having worked in dental sales for 6 years. She found her passion for orthodontics while working in Alberta, where she was a valued team member for 10 years. Tamara recently returned to Nova Scotia to be closer to family and we feel so fortunate that she has made the decision to join our team. Everyone is inspired by her positive energy, passion for and knowledge of orthodontics and professionalism. In her free time Tamara loves to spend time with family and friends.

Breagh

Breagh graduated with honours from Oulton College in Moncton, in 2015, as a Registered Dental Assistant. Since that time she has worked as a dental assistant in general practice and she has now made the step to pursue her career as an orthodontic assistant. We are so happy she did, as she loves working with patients, putting them at ease with her graciousness and expertise. She enjoys her free time with family, and her particular specialty is being super auntie!

In her spare time Breagh spends time camping, at washer toss tournaments, and with her horse Cash and his sidekick June the goat.

 

Tiffany

Tiffany is a registered dental assistant and currently taking part in the Academy of Orthodontic Assisting program. She graduated NSCC in 2013 and joined our team in October 2015. She has an extensive background working within customer service which makes her an asset to not only our team but our patients as well. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Kayla

Kayla is a Registered Dental Assistant who graduated from NSCC. She joined our team in September of 2017. Kayla recently completed the Orthodontic Assistant program and is now a Certified Orthodontic Assistant. She is a very dedicated and hard worker, and loves a good challenge! Kayla resides in Enfield and enjoys spending time with friends and family and her beautiful Bernese Mountain dog, Oden. In her spare time you will find her out hiking trails in the great outdoors, snowboarding and going for drives in her Jeep!

Bre

Bre graduated from Oulton College in 2017 for Dental Assisting. After graduating in 2018, she worked in an Orthodontic office in New Glasgow until moving to Halifax. We were so happy to be able to offer her a position near her new home as she is a very talented and hard working team member. Before her studies, Bre worked on the Cat ferry between Yarmouth and Portland. Traveling is her biggest passion but she is also one who loves animals. She has 2 cats of her own and can’t wait to get a dog. In the interim, she enjoys spending time with her brother and his dog.
Bre’s outside interests include having her black belt in taekwondo! She loves going to the gym and hiking.

Shelley

Shelley joined our team in 2014. She graduated from the Dalhousie Dental Hygiene Program and brings many years of orthodontic experience to our practice. She grew up in Cape Breton, but has been a long term resident of Halifax. She loves spending time with family and friends and traveling. Shelley is actively involved in her community and loves being a hockey mom!

Allison

Allison attended Oulton College in Moncton to become a dental hygienist. She has been immersed in dentistry since she was a baby as both of her parents are dentists. Not only is she a skilled hygienist but also her gentle manner and her beautiful smile help create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to every patient she meets. She and her fiancé have a little 2 year old daughter and 2 fur babies. She is newly engaged and we wish her well as she prepares for her big day! To unwind, Allison’s favourite things to do are to curl up with a good book or finding new recipes to try!

 

Sara

You first met Sara as one of our Dental Assistants when we had recently opened The Brace Space in 2015. She loved her work, but then decided it was time to head back to school. Two years later she graduated from the Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa, as a Dental Hygienist. At the moment she finished, we had a position open up and we were thrilled when she made the decision to join us once again! She is the kind of person that everyone would love to have on their team! In her free time Sara loves to go to the gym, play ringette, socialize with friends and care for her 2 Boston terriers!

Lindsey

Lindsey first joined our Stuart and Davidson Orthodontic team shortly after graduating from Dalhousie University with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2018. We are so happy that she has now been able to join us at The Brace Space. She is a talented Dental Hygienist who knows how to help patients feel comfortable and happy. Out of interest, she also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie and has many years of customer service experience. She grew up in Tatamagouche and loves going back to visit family and friends as often as she can. She enjoys camping, snowmobiling, hiking, traveling the world and playing with her new Golden Retriever puppy, Marlow!

 

Jamie

We are so pleased that Jamie has joined The Brace Space, as a hygienist. She was born and raised in Halifax. She started her post-secondary education with a BSc which she completed in 2004. She then went on to the Dental Hygiene program and graduated with her DDH in 2007. She has worked in general dentistry for 13 years before joining our Orthodontic hygiene teams. Jamie is adept at being gentle and skilled, so our patients are relaxed and comfortable. She and her husband and 2 young sons make Dartmouth their home. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys watching her boys participate in sports. She also has a variety of other interests, including home decorating, gardening, basketball, camping and traveling.

 

Sara

Sara is the Business Manager at the Brace Space. She has tremendous work ethic and with her organizational skills and her experience, she keeps everything going smoothly and efficiently at our clinic.

Coming from a customer service background, she ensures that every patient has a wonderful experience from the start of their consultation to the end of their treatment. When she isn’t working with us, Sara is a freelance Makeup Artist and a lifestyle blogger. She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and fur babies.

Anita

Anita is one of our marketing and information specialists who brings her photographic and artistic flare to the practice. Besides working in the Orthodontic industry, Anita is very busy using her photographic skills. She also enjoys spending quality time with her four children and eight grandchildren.

Sackville

Jacqueline

Jacqueline is a beautiful new face that you will see as you enter our clinic. She has a personality plus for meeting patients and making them feel comfortable. She was trained as a registered dental assistant, and worked as an Orthodontic Assistant for 7 years, before joining our sister clinic, Stuart Davidson Orthodontics, last year in reception. We are thrilled that she was able to make the move over to The Brace Space, as she is a tremendous asset to our team. With her knowledge and her passion to make people smile and laugh, she brings joy to our patients. When she is not at work, she loves to spend time with her friends and her family; her husband of 6 years and 3 small children! She loves animals, camping and sports.

Haley

Haley comes to us after being a Dental Assistant in general Dentistry for 2 years and then in Oral Surgery for 3 years. She always has a welcome smile for our patients and she has a very gentle and positive approach to working with them. When working, you will most often find her at the Brace Space, Sackville location. When not at work she loves to travel with her husband and family. This includes camping, and spending time with her Australian Shepard dog named Luna!  

Jessica

Jessica attended Dalhousie University and then went on to pursue Dental Assisting at NSCC. Shortly after graduation we were fortunate to be able to welcome her to our Stuart and Davidson Clinic and shortly after that she made the move to The Brace Space! She always works with a positive attitude and exceptional skill level and our patients love her. Her compassion for others make her a dream come true. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their friends. She enjoys the outdoors and going fishing!

 

Ashley

Ashley has joined us as the Treatment Coordinator at The Brace Space Sackville. Like many of our patients, Ashley is from the Valley and went to NSCC to start a career in Dentistry. She graduated NSCC for Dental Assisting in 2013. Ashley worked in a general practice for 4 years and then worked in Oral Surgery for 2 years. She really enjoyed Oral surgery but found herself interested in Orthodontics, and we are happy she decided to pursue that interest. She enjoys raising her young family of a stepdaughter who is 10 and now a little boy Leander who is 1. Ashley loves spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys the outdoors, going camping, hiking, walking and biking!

 

Nicole

Nicole graduated from Dental hygiene in 2016 and has worked in Orthodontics ever since. She grew up in New Brunswick, moved to Halifax for school, and never went back because she met Jeff (who is from Newfoundland). NS became the perfect in between, and that is where she and her fiancée are now building their new home. Nicole has many interests outside of work. She loves a good DIY, traveling, baking, and visiting family back home when she can. She has a 4 year old Golden Doodle, Tucker, who is their fur baby. She is newly engaged, and is planning a wedding for whenever Covid settles down.

 

Morgan

We would like to welcome Morgan to our team of Hygienists, Sackville location. In 2015, she received her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Dalhousie University. She then went on to study Dental Hygiene, and in 2017 graduated with her Diploma in Dental Hygiene. After that Morgan worked in general dentistry as a hygienist for four years, followed by stepping into the Orthodontic Hygienist role at our Stuart and Davidson clinic last year. She is highly skilled and patients love her kind and understanding personality. Morgan adds a great vibe to the clinic and the team, with her love of outdoor activities including snowboarding, hiking and traveling. As with many others at The Brace Space, she also has a furry friend, A French Bulldog, named Leonard!

 

Shari

Shari continues to motivate us with her commitment to strive for excellence. She has been a valued member of our team for over 14 years. Having completed the Orthodontic Assisting Course and having over 27 years of dental experience, Shari brings expertise and experience to her role as Business Manager at The Brace Space. Outside of work, Shari enjoys golfing, is passionate about long distance running and qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2014, 2016 and again for 2019!!