It will not surprise you that Alisha comes from the hospitality industry as you will find her to be very friendly and knowledgeable in her role of administration assistant and receptionist. Alisha graduated from NSCC with her diploma in Human Services in 2011 and just loves working with the public. Although she is new to the dental field, she has embraced her new position with enthusiasm and commitment, and like many of our team members, Alisha’s love her cuddly cat, Syd. When not with Syd, family and friends, Alisha’s passions is watching moves and reading her favorite book.
Pictou County native and mother of 3 girls, this is Allyson’s first position within the dental industry. Educated as a legal administrative assistant at Business College in 1995, Allyson brings 18 years of accounting and legal experience to our office. Every patient who comes through our doors will have the pleasure of meeting Allyson, who assists Dr. Richardson during the consultation process, prepares customized financial contracts for each patient, coordinates insurance plans, and helps patients schedule their appointments to start their treatment. Having lived in Antigonish for more than a decade, Allyson enjoys the outdoors and quality family time back in her hometown of Stellarton with her three young girls. With three young children of her own, Allyson is the smiling and happy face that will make every patient feel relaxed and comfortable as they start their special journey to a new smile.
After graduating from Antigonish Academy and completing one year of a Science degree at St. F.X. University in 2005, Megan pursued a career in dental hygiene at Dalhousie University. After 5 years practicing hygiene in general dentistry, Megan decided to expand her skills and joined our team. Megan loves seeing our patient’s smiles transform as their treatment progresses, and has acquired a high level of skill in our clinic. Megan also has great affection for her Setter, and shares her free time with her husband and family in Antigonish. Megan is a long time resident of Antigonish and has developed a reputation in the office for making delectable treats, though she too is a fitness enthusiast.
Brittany has been with Dr. Richardson since she opened her door in 2011, and had built an impressive repertoire of clinical skills to compliment the clinical and administrative functions in our office. This dedicated and hardworking employee graduated from Holland College in 2007 and has recently been promoted to managing our clinic. Brittany is also an expert in our orthodontic software and is fully competent in all areas of administration. An avid camper, she also cherishes her time with family and friends, and taking her puppy Charlie for walks.
Jacinta is a registered dental hygienist with over 20 years of experience in her field along with a Science Degree from Dalhousie. With two teenage girls (Sophie and Eva) who are heavily involved in Hockey, Soccer, and Softball, Jacinta still manages to find time to enjoy her hobbies which include photography and reading (with her two feline companions Lenny and Squiggy). Now married for 20 years, this long time Pictou county resident has been a welcome addition to our team at drgracesbraces and has taken on a key role in our clinic.
A proud Pictonian, Randi graduated with her diploma in Dental Assisting from NSCC in 2014. We were lucky enough to employee this bright young dental star directly from her program, and Randi was an immediate fit with our team. Randi is responsible for taking your diagnostic records, digitally scanning your teeth for Invisalign, and making all our in-house retainers (to perfection!). When not working at drgracesbraces, Randi’s focus is spending time with her large family, many great friends, and choosing her next travel destination.
With a reputation for being a huge Harry Potter fan, Devan joined our team in 2015 with enthusiasm and a big smile. A lifelong resident of the county, Devan is a 2012 Dalhousie graduate with expertise in Dental Hygiene. In addition to her love of travel, reading, and spending time with family and friends, Devan’s passion is taking her dog Gunner for long walks. Our patients feel very comfortable with Devan’s happy demeanor and gentle skills.