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. Gatchell takes numerous continuing education courses to keep his skills current with the cutting edge of dental procedures and technologies, especially in the areas of aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry.
He’s an active member of the Nova Scotia Dental Association, sitting on various study groups and committees, and is a former clinical instructor at Dalhousie University's School of Dentistry. He also belongs to the Canadian Dental Association, the Canadian Academy of Computerized Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Canadian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and The Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.