Dartmouth Smile Team
Halifax and Darthmouth
Dr. Andrew Thompson
Dr. Andrew Thompson hails from the UK, and studied first in England and Scotland before completing his training in Canada. Dr. Thompson completed his B.D.S in 1975 at the University of Dundee in Scotland, followed by a D.D.S. from Dalhousie University in 1977. In 1984 he completed his orthodontic training at the University of Toronto. He has providing specialist orthodontic care in a private practice ever since.
Patient Service Coordinator
Janet has been a part of our orthodontic team since 2009. Originally from Newfoundland, she comes to us with over 10 years of customer service experience. She thoroughly enjoys working with people of all ages and is a very dedicated team player. In her spare time Janet enjoys the company of her family and friends, loves dancing and music. You can often find her catching a movie at the theatre or just relaxing at home with her favourite cat, Max.
Jeanette enjoys bringing her sense of humour to our busy practice and has worked in the dental field for over 25 years. Jeanette enjoys being part of a team whose main goal is to make people smile and laugh! “Laughter makes you live better and longer!” She is happily married with three beautiful young adults. Jeanette spends lots of time cheering on her children in hockey, basketball, baseball and Tae Kwon Do. She loves music, playing her guitar, reading, oil painting and working with her fabric art.
Tracy has been a great catalyst for improvement and change. She came to us from Moncton where she practiced Dental Assisting for more than 20 years in several Orthodontic practices. Remarkably well organized and very knowledgeable in the field of Orthodontics, Tracy was the perfect fit for the position of Treatment Coordinator in our practice. Tracy has a key role working with the Doctor to help new patients navigate through the process of getting their braces! When she is not busy working, Tracy enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats.
Originally from Cape Breton, Stephanie started working with our orthodontic team in 2010. Before graduating from the Dalhousie Dental Hygiene program in 2002, she achieved a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Dalhousie University. Stephanie has spent the last 8 years working in general dentistry, where she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience delivering optimal dental care to her patients. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, shopping and exercising.
Originally from Ontario Melanie decided to move to the east coast for a full time job and change of scenery. She has now been living in Nova Scotia for the past few years and recently switched from general practice to Orthodontics. She had always wanted to work in Orthodontics and is very happy that she has had the opportunity to join the Smile Team™. Having had had orthodontic treatment in the past Melanie feels she can relate to patients and she looks forward to helping improve patients smiles.
Lisa is a native of Port Hawkesbury and moved to Dartmouth shortly after graduating high school. She completed the Dental Assisting Program in June of 2007 at the Nova Scotia Community College in Halifax. She now has five years experience in orthodontics. Lisa enjoys the interaction with patients and the satisfaction of making them smile. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys playing sports and spending time with her family and friends.
Joanna attended Dalhousie University where she began an Arts and Social Sciences degree and then transferred to Trillium College in Toronto, Ontario where she received her diploma in dental hygiene. She began her career working at a general dentistry office in Toronto. After a year she also took on a part-time position with another general dentistry office with her primary focus being on children’s dentistry. When the opportunity to move “home” to Nova Scotia came up it allowed Joanna the chance pursue other areas in the dental field, orthodontics being her main interest. In her free time Joanna enjoys spending time with her husband. She is an avid runner and loves being outside hiking and camping.