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Our Orthodontic experts and proven treatment methods create beautiful smiles, one patient at a time!

meet the doctors

Dr Robert Hatheway

Dr. Robert Hatheway

Dr. Bob Hatheway began practicing orthodontics with his father, Dr. Donald Hatheway, in 1996. Dr. Bob Hatheway studied and received degrees at the University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie University, and The University Of Toronto.

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Dr. Susette Instrum

Dr. Susette Instrum grew up in Nova Scotia and received her dental degree at Dalhousie University in 1995. She received the award in Orthodontics, among many others. Dr. Instrum did a pediatric dental internship at Sick Kids and earned her diploma in Orthodontics at the University of Toronto in 1998. Her Master of Science thesis was awarded the JW Black Award from the American Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Association. Dr. Instrum completed a clinical Fellowship leading to a sub-specialty in Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Orthodontics. She has 22 years of experience as an orthodontist and has been practicing in Fredericton since 2003. She is a member of the New Brunswick Dental Association, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, the Atlantic Orthodontic Association and the Fredericton Dental Society.

Dr. Fay Pereira

Dr. Fay dreamed of becoming a dentist from a very young age. After excelling academically in pursuit of her undergraduate Biochemistry degree at Western University, she secured a spot in the dental program at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. (At the time of her dental school interview, Dr. Fay was undergoing orthodontic treatment, so she believes that her braces were her good luck charm!) After graduating with honours distinction and awards for clinical and academic achievement, Dr. Fay practiced general dentistry for four years before embarking on her postgraduate journey to specialize in Orthodontics at the University of Toronto. During her studies there, Dr. Fay was involved in research related to craniofacial abnormalities at the Hospital for Sick Children. Her research was selected for presentation at the Canadian Association of Orthodontists Annual Conference as well as the International Robin Sequence Consensus Meeting. In addition to being an active member of many continuing education groups and associations, Dr. Fay is also a part-time clinical instructor for the Undergraduate Orthodontics Program at the University of Toronto.

meet the docbraces-Hatheway Fredericton team

The docbraces-Hatheway Fredericton team is excited to welcome you and your family into the docbraces patient family! We know that a smile can change a life, and that’s why we do what we do each and every day! We can’t wait to meet you and learn about your treatment goals and needs.

we love our patients & our community!

docbraces is a proud member of the Fredericton community! We work here, we live here, and we play here. The work we do each and every day is important — to our patients and us! Through our orthodontic treatment we build self-esteem in our patients one beautiful smile at a time! Check out some of our recent beautiful smiles.

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