Our facility is modern, yet welcoming, placing our patients in a warm and positive atmosphere. At each visit you will be greeted with a smile, and all check-ups and procedures will be carefully explained.
Each member of our staff dedicates themselves to continuing education, allowing us to offer our patients the most current information and quality care.
We operate in a computerized office, which offers benefits such as the use of digital radiography. We utilize rotary endodontic equipment when treating root canals and a CAD/CAM machine for milling, staining and glazing quality restorations directly inside the practice. Dr. Anna Brison can accommodate noise sensitive patients by using an electric hand piece that is quieter and smoother than the air turbine driven hand pieces.
Our experienced staff enjoys treating patients of all ages. We have a children’s playroom at our practice, which features books, games and a chalkboard to keep children cheerful and entertained prior to their appointments. Children are also able to use the playroom, if they are supervised, while another family member attends their appointment.
Dental specialists study in a select field for an additional 2-4 years, which gives them the expertise and equipment to ensure a predictable and positive outcome. Dr. Anna Brison works closely with these colleagues to provide patients with the best care possible. Specialists that our patients are referred to, when needed, include periodontists, orthodontists, endodontists and oral surgeons.
Anna graduated from Dalhousie School of Dentistry in 2001. She had previously graduated with a Master of Science degree at Dalhousie University and with Honours in Biology at Acadia University. While completing the latter degrees, Anna worked as a registered nurse. Anna continues education in dentistry through seminars and clubs. She was previously a member of East Coast Endodontic Study Club and is presently an active participant in the Halifax chapter of the Seattle Study Club. Anna grew up in West Hants and currently resides in Falmouth with her husband and children. She was often seen at swimming pools, rinks, soccer, track and rugby fields watching her children play sports over the years. Now Anna is combining her love of travel with continuing education – you may spot her driving on her Spyder!
Dr. Bickerton grew up in Sydney NS where he returned after graduating with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Dalhousie University. After many years of private practice, Alexander/Dr. Bickerton began a dental journey that led him from Toronto to Dubai, granting him the ability to practice his profession in various cultures. Dr. Bickerton strives to make his patients feel comfortable and happy with their oral health and smiles. He has advanced education in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and has active memberships with The Canadian Dental Association, The Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Nova Scotia Dental Association. He enjoys playing sports, spending time with family, watching movies and travelling in his spare time.
Janet is a Registered Dental Assistant and has worked in the dental profession for 20+ years in dental assisting and office administration. Janet will work hard to ensure your visits are as worry-free as possible. She brings a wealth of knowledge in dental procedure and insurance coverage to the practice and has been with Dr. Brison’s Family Dentistry since 2005 working as office manager. Janet lives with her husband, Peter, in the Annapolis Valley where they have raised four children and have five beautiful grandchildren. Her interests outside work include guitar, music and enjoying the great outdoors.
Angie graduated from Nova Scotia Institute of Technology in 2006 and has been a registered level 2 Dental Assistant since then. Angie started working with Dr. Brison and her staff in 2012 and is very happy to be a part of such a caring team! During this time she has obtained some advanced training for CAD/CAM and has also received a certificate as a CCDD (CAD/CAM Dental Designer). Angie lives in Avondale with her family and her dog, Skye. She enjoys spending time with her family and watching her children being involved in hockey, soccer, dance and horse riding lessons. Most of all, she loves family time at Ski Martock!
Lori Stevenson is a Registered Dental Hygienist and received her Diploma of Dental Hygiene in 2014 from Dalhousie University. Since graduating, Lori participates in continuing education to provide current, quality care to clients. She began working at Anna Brison’s Family Dentistry in 2014 and strives to provide thorough and gentle dental hygiene treatments in a relaxed and caring environment. Her goal is to provide professional and individualized dental hygiene treatments, as well as to provide clients with knowledge and techniques to maintain/obtain oral health. Lori grew up and lives in the Gaspereau Valley with her boyfriend and dog. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, fitness and several outdoor activities.
Sarah is a Registered Dental Hygienist and received her Diploma of Dental Hygiene in 2009 from Dalhousie University. She is from the area and joined the team following her graduation. She continued her education by completing a Bachelor of Science degree and routinely attends dental courses to keep up-to-date on new information. Sarah’s goal is to provide friendly, thorough care and help improve oral health by sharing education to all. Her gentle manner helps those under her care feel at ease. Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends and her favourite pastime is being outside in the warm sunshine reading a good novel.