"Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily." – Anonymous
Every day, our team strives to exceed our patients’ expectations. We hope you’ll find us a patient, accommodating, and compassionate dental practice. Take a minute to get to know our team members
Dr. Greg Gatchell
Dr. Gatchell creates beautiful smiles. He believes in teaching patients about the benefits of optimal dental health care to preserve and improve the appearance and function of their teeth. He specializes in cosmetic, reconstructive, TMJ, and implant dentistry. He has developed a reputation as a gentle, caring, and skilled dentist.
He’s a Bridgewater native and a graduate of the Dalhousie University School of Dentistry (1986), and he established his first practice in Bridgewater in 1987. Dr. Gatchell completed postgraduate work with the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, which is recognized around the world for its excellence in technical dentistry.
Dr. Kelly Saxby
Dr. Saxby joined our practice in 2019. She grew up in Bridgewater and returned here to practice dentistry as a way to give back to her community and raise her family.
She attended the Memorial University of Newfoundland and graduated in 2009. After MUN she went on to go to dental school at Dalhousie University, where she graduated in 2014. At Dal she received the CFAO Award for Achievement in Undergraduate Orthodontics for outstanding achievement in the study of orthodontics. She was also her class treasurer. While she was at Dalhousie she volunteered to provide dental services in Northern Labrador.
Stephanie Rhodenizer, Registered Dental Hygienist
Stephanie holds a degree in psychology from Dalhousie University, and completed the Dental Hygiene Program in 2000. Her focus is on providing a comprehensive oral hygiene assessment and treatment for her patients to ensure their lifelong good dental health.
Stephanie has practiced in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, British Columbia, and she’s been a valuable member of our team since 2001. She is always updating her skills through continuing education to serve her patients better, and she looks forward to helping you have a healthy smile!
Joelle Joudrey, Registered Dental Hygienist
Joelle Joudrey, a 2010 graduate of Dalhousie University's School of Dental Hygiene, has been working on the South Shore since 2011. Always happy to take the time to explain the importance of maintaining a healthy oral environment, Joelle prides herself in providing excellent care and education to her patients. Known for her easy-going demeanor, she will immediately make you feel comfortable and welcomed. Joelle's favourite part of being a hygienist is seeing her patients return with healthier, happier smiles. When Joelle isn't at the office you can count on finding her staying active, whether it's at the local gym or spending time with her dog.
Natalie Penney, Licensed Dental Assistant
Natalie enjoys seeing her patients leave our office with a smile! She’s been a valuable member of our team since joining our practice in 1997. She’s very involved with the Nova Scotia Dental Assistants Association and has served as President for multiple years.
An energetic and enthusiastic team player, Natalie regularly takes continuing education courses to improve her skills, especially in cosmetic procedures.
Tiffany Eagles, Registered Dental Assistant
Tiffany graduated from the Dental Assisting program at NSCC in 2008. She has worked alongside Dr. Saxby since 2016. Coincidentally, when they first began working together she and Dr. Saxby were expecting babies at the same time!
Tiffany enjoys the surgical aspects of dentistry and has assisted procedures such as extractions and implant placements. Patients appreciate her warm demeanor and how she always makes sure they feel comfortable and welcome. She and Dr. Saxby strive to ensure their patients understand their dental health and treatment options.
Lisa Knickle, Office Coordinator
Lisa is the friendly person who will schedule your appointment, help you with your payments and insurance, and make sure your experience with our office is a good one. She brings over 17 years’ experience working in dental practices and has been a key member of our team since joining us in 2005.