SERVING THE COMMUNITY FOR 25 YEARS 

Located in the Truro Mall, 245 Robie Street

Colchester Dental is a dynamic general dental practice located in Truro, Nova Scotia. We’re a family practice, and we understand how busy most families are. That’s why we focus on being able to provide all your dental needs in one office.

We’re open Evenings + Saturdays — for your convenience!

OUR TEAM

Dr. Meeta Mahal

Dr. Meeta Mahal

DDS

Our newest Dental Associate, Dr. Meeta is so excited to be joining the fantastic Colchester Dental team! A DDS graduate from Dalhousie University, Dr. Meeta’s responsibilities include administering dental care to patients, conducting exams, providing restorations, crowns, bridges, root canals, and removable dentures, as well as promoting oral health and disease prevention. Outside of the office, Dr. Meeta loves to cook, paint, play tennis, and spend time with her 14 year-old daughter.

Dr. Stephanie Major

Dr. Stephanie Major

DDS

Dr. Stephanie Major is a DDS from Dalhousie University! She provides general dentistry to members of the community using an ethical, evidence based approach, to promote oral health of the population. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her dog and boating in the summer with my family!

Dr. Caleb Porter

Dr. Caleb Porter

DDS

Dr. Porter has been treating patients at Colchester for the past four years, and enjoying every minute of it! He really appreciates the relaxed environment at Colchester Dental, and getting to know all the patients he treats. When he’s not practicing general dentistry, Caleb likes to spend his time engaging in outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and four wheeling.

Dr. Mohamed Al-Janabi

Dr. Mohamed Al-Janabi

DDS

Dr. Al-Janabi has been practicing dentistry since 2000 and prides himself on helping patients smile with confidence. He speaks a multitude of languages and holds dental licenses in Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. While obtaining his Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) at the University of British Columbia he was awarded the prestigious Dr. Juan Tobias International Scholarship in Dentistry. Dr. Al-Janabi focuses on implant dentistry and has successfully completed a multitude of programs from the Sclar Centre for Advanced Implant Dentistry.

Michelle MacDonald

Michelle MacDonald

Hygienist

Since 2016, Michelle has been an essential part of the Colchester Team, doing great work as a Dental Hygienist. She loves working at Colchester because her passion is to give people of all ages a beautiful smile, and she enjoys the team spirit shared between her fellow co-workers since it makes going to work fun every day. In the summer, Michelle enjoys sports like softball and golf, and playing cards with her friends. She also loves visiting her family in PEI, and especially seeing her lovely nieces and nephews.

Steven.L

Steven.L

Hygienist

Steven is the newest Registered Dental Hygienist to join the Colchester team, and we are as excited to have him as he is to be here! As a Hygienist, he is responsible for debridement (scaling), taking x-rays, and monitoring periodontal disease in patients. Steven possesses his B.Sc. in Biology from St. Francis Xavier University, as well as a diploma in Dental Hygiene from Dal. When he’s not protecting mouths from bacteria, he is protecting his net from shots on goal while playing hockey. His favourite part of working at Colchester is being able to spend time with the fun and energetic staff!

Jillian Jensen

Jillian Jensen

Dental Assistant

Jillian is a registered Dental Assistant, who graduated from the dental assisting program at NSCC IT Campus with honours. She is new to the Colchester Dental family, and enjoys the warm, welcoming atmosphere of the clinic along with the patient focused attitude! Jillian’s responsibility at Colchester Dental include ensuring the comfort of our patients, radiographs, and all chair side duties required by the dentist. When she is not in the clinic, she loves to horseback ride, watch movies, and attend outdoor concerts!

Kali Crosby

Kali Crosby

Dental Assistant

Kali has been working as a Dental Assistant at Colchester Dental for the past two years, and her job responsibilities run the gamut from taking x-rays, completing lab work, sterilizing instruments, and ensuring all patients are comfortable throughout their Colchester experience. Her favourite thing about working at Colchester is feeling like she is continuously learning and being part of an innovative company. Her hobbies include reading, horseback riding, and hiking with her dog Titan!

 

Angela Risk

Angela Risk

Office Manager

Angela brings with her over 10 years of dental office experience! On a day-to-day basis, she works to ensure all patients are satisfied and cared for, while maintaining a friendly, professional atmosphere for the staff. Her favourite part of working at Colchester is collaborating with her friendly co-workers and dealing with the wonderful patients. When not at the office, Angela loves to read, go hiking as well as kayaking, and spend time with her family and dogs!

Tanya Dean

Tanya Dean

Office Administrator

New to the Colchester team is Tanya Dean, who you may know as the smiling face that greets you at reception. Her favourite thing about working at Colchester Dental is being part of such a welcoming and caring team of people. Tanya is a mother of three wonderful children and two amazing dogs who all love the outdoors as much as she does! Tanya’s favorite quote is: “Positive vibes equals positive life”, and she tries her best to live by those words.

Chris Turner

Chris Turner

Office Administrator

Chris has been working as an Administrative Assistant since April 2016, and loves interacting with the Colchester patients on a day-to-day basis! Her daily responsibilities include booking and handling appointments, while also placing courtesy calls for upcoming appointments, as well as processing payments. When she’s not greeting patients with a friendly smile, Chris can be found working out, or knitting in her repose.

 

Angela Hanifen

Angela Hanifen

Treatment Coordinator

Angela has been in the administration and accounting field for 16 years. The last 8 years she has been in the dental field and has found that it is her true passion. As a Treatment Coordinator, she does a fantastic job making sure her patients understand every aspect of their treatment. In her spare time, Angela enjoys spending time with her husband and children, cooking new meals she sees on Master Chef for her family, and kickboxing, which we think is really cool.

PATIENTS OF THE MONTH

OUR SERVICES

General Dentistry:

Colchester Dental offers a full range of restorative services including fillings, root canals, extractions, and dentures. Our team listens, and we always provide you with treatment options to take care of any of your dental needs. Our administrative team will work hard to help you with the hassle of dealing with your insurance company by direct billing the insurance company the day of your dental visit. Your only responsibility is the co-payment.

We also accommodate same day emergencies.

Oral Hygiene:

Oral hygiene is very important to your overall general health. Poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems such as gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, stroke, and more. Semi-annual examinations and cleanings by your Dentist and Hygienist can prevent these problems. Our hygienists are trained to reach places you cannot and clean more thoroughly than you can with a toothbrush and floss alone.

Dental Implants:

Dental Implants are an ideal solution to replace missing teeth, stabilize dentures and create a brand new smile. For patients that are about to lose their teeth due to decay or periodontal disease, or for those who just cannot function with their dentures, implant treatment is life-changing!

Give us a call to find out if you are a candidate and schedule your free consult.

Cosmetic Dentistry:

Colchester Dental wants you to love your smile! If you have chips in your teeth, gaps between your teeth, or even missing teeth, we can help. Our office provides cosmetic services that include veneers, crowns, bridges and dental implants. Bonding, teeth contouring (shaping), and whitening are also offered at Colchester Dental.

Mouthguards & Bite Appliances:

Your teeth can be damaged easily, so it’s important to protect them from harm. At Colchester Dental, we can fit athletes with sports guards to protect their teeth during physical activity and, if you experience nighttime grinding or clenching, we can fit you with a special night guard that will protect your teeth from breaking down while you sleep. We are pleased to use DIAGNOdent technology.

Invisalign Invisible Braces:

Colchester Dental is pleased to be an Invisalign Preferred Supplier.

Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners create for you and only you. Our team at Colchester Dental has extensive experience working with Invisalign with children, teens, and adults.

The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the the exact movements that Colchester Dental plan out for you.

Crown: 

If your tooth is damaged (broken or cracked) but not lost, a crown can be used to restore its function, shape and appearance.  You also may need a crown if you have had a root canal or a large filling.

Bridges:

A bridge is a restoration option that replaces one or two missing teeth.  Your  bridge will extend across the area where the teeth are missing and is made up of an artificial tooth or teeth fused between two crowns. The bridge will be held in place by your own teeth on each side of the missing ones.  A bridge is fixed and permanent and cannot be removed

Partials:

A partial is a removable tooth replacement option that replaces one or more missing teeth. There are three distinct types of partials (Valplast Partial Denture, Acrylic [Hard] Plastic Denture, and Cast Metal) and our Dentists will work with you to determine which one best fits your needs.

Dentures: 

Dentures are artificial replacements for your natural teeth and gums when total arch (upper or lower) replacement is required.

Root Canals

A root canal is required when the nerve of your tooth becomes infected.  Root canal treatment lets you keep the tooth rather than have it extracted.  Keeping your teeth helps prevent other teeth from drifting into the missing areas and causing jaw problems.  Saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth in the future.

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