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Todd Dakin BSc., MSc., D.D.S.

Dr. Todd Dakin BSc., MSc., D.D.S. - Dakin DentalA native of Bridgewater NS, Dr. Dakin graduated from Bridgewater High School in 1986. He continued his post secondary education at Dalhousie University, completing an Advanced Major in Biology in 1990, a Masters Degree in Human Anatomy & Neurobiology in 1993, and finally his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1997. In addition to the mandatory dental training, Dr. Dakin also received certification for Nitrous Oxide Sedation and Implant Dentistry. An active member of the Nova Scotia Dental Association and Canadian Dental Association, Dr. Dakin also volunteers on several committees and participates in regional Dental Society meetings, Dental Study Clubs, and continually takes advanced dental education courses. In addition to private practice, Dr. Dakin is also the Chief of Dental Staff at the South Shore Regional Hospital where he utilizes Operating Room privileges to treat children and mentally challenged patients. In addition to having an active family life with his wife, Deborah, and their children, Jared and Olivia, he also enjoys playing (and watching!) soccer and hockey in addition to coaching soccer in his spare time. Other hobbies include: woodworking, wine making, playing guitar, photography, computers, and collecting and listening to many different styles of music.

Krista Emino-Savory

Krista Emino-Savory - Dakin DentalKrista has been an important member of Dr. Dakin�s team since he first began practicing in 1997. After graduating from Park View Education Centre in 1988, Krista went on to NSCC-IT, graduating in 1990 as a Registered Dental Assistant. Krista possesses all the attributes needed of a skilled Dental Assistant. With an unparalleled work ethic, multifaceted work experience, and extroverted personality, Krista is efficient whether she is assisting chair side, preparing patient treatment plans or completing various lab cases at our dental lab. Krista recognizes the need to educate people on having good oral health, so as a community service, she volunteers her spare time speaking to various age groups about good oral health and participates in the weekly fluoride rinse program at her children�s school. Krista also displays her organizational abilities by being an active volunteer at both the provincial (NSDAA) and national (CDAA) levels of her association. Krista has lived in Lunenburg County her entire life and resides in the New Germany area, balancing her work related duties with her family: husband, Paul, and their three sons, Donavan, Colby and Sebastian.

Alexa Newell

Alexa Newell - Dakin DentalAs our practice grew, it became evident a second Dental Assistant was necessary to keep up with patient flow. Alexa joined our team in 2005 and has been a perfect fit - bringing a strong work ethic, cheerful personality, and keen mind with a desire to learn. Growing up in Vogler�s Cove, Alexa graduated from Park View Education Centre in 2001 and went on to complete 2 years of her Bachelor of Science at Dalhousie University. She later graduated with honors in 2004 from NSCC-IT as a Registered Dental Assistant with level II certifications. Alexa�s gentle and personable nature has won over many patients as she is at ease working with both children and adults. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, and shares her love for animals with boyfriend, Rodney, and with friends and family.

Bev Benoit

Bev Benoit - Dakin Dental Born and raised in Bridgewater, Bev attended and later graduated from Park View Education Centre in 1978. After completing her Certified Nursing Assistant Program at LRVS, she worked at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre working with the physically disabled. Deciding on a career change, Bev entered the Dental Hygiene Program at Dalhousie University and later graduated in 1985. She worked on the South Shore for three years before moving to BC for 12 years. She returned to Nova Scotia and joined our practice in 2002. Bev�s infectious laugh, jovial personality, and superb work ethic have made her an extremely valuable asset to our practice. She continues to enjoy working in the profession and keeps on top of her field with continuing education courses. Bev keeps busy at home with her family; husband, Mel, and children, Josh and Sasha. Whether helping out with her children�s sports and scholastic activities, she is constantly active with volunteer work, travel, and fundraising. Relaxation time usually involves reading, quilting, knitting & needlepoint, or enjoying the outdoors in our Maritime climate.

Sandy Townsend Lipsett

Sandy Townsend Lipsett - Dakin DentalGraduating from Bridgewater Jr/Sr High School in 1991, Sandy later went on to complete a Bachelor of Science degree at Dalhousie University. Sandy later graduated with Dental Hygiene Diploma from Dalhousie University in 1996. After a brief work term in Newfoundland, she returned to Nova Scotia and joined our practice in 1998. Although only part time with us, many of our patients have come to revere her efforts during their hygiene maintenance appointments. It is during these hygiene re-care visits that Sandy�s quiet nature belies a confident and gentle demeanour, which is reflected in her work habits and everyday interactions with others. When not practicing in our office, Sandy also hones her skills at a local periodontal practice. Her spare time is spent with her husband, Blair, and their three daughters: Peyton, Makenna, and Reagan.

Reception/Financial/Scheduling Coordinator
Melissa Tibbo

Melissa Tibbo - Dakin DentalMelissa joined our practice in 1998 as our front desk personnel. Born and raised in Lunenburg, Melissa graduated from Lunenburg Jr/Sr High in 1996 and continued her education at the Nova Scotia Community College. Melissa finished a Business Information and Technology Degree in 1997 and later graduated at the top of the class from the Office Administration-Dental Program. Melissa has been a very valuable asset to our practice from day one, efficiently managing many administrative duties with ease. In addition to greeting patients both on the phone and when arriving for appointments, Melissa�s perky personality, proficiency, and keen eye for detail has made her very popular among our patients who have become accustomed to hearing her voice for scheduling appointments and financial enquiries. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys family time with her husband, Roy, and their daughter, Rebecca.

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Office Hours

Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tues: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thurs: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri: closed
Sat: closed
Sun: closed

Our Location

447 York St
Bridgewater, NS
B4V 3K1