Our Team

 Alisha:  Receptionist and Office Administration

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.


Allyson:  Treatment Coordinator

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.


Megan: Orthodontic Technician

meaganAfter 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: Orthodontic Technician

brittanyBrittany 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:  Registered Dental Hygienist

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.



Devan: Registered Dental Hygienist

devan--NEWWith 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.



Our Mission: We are committed to providing above average patient care on the journey to creating a beautiful, healthy, confident smile.  Our goal is for every patient to have a superior Orthodontic experience and an outstanding result.
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