Our Team

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Dr. Katrina Brouwer


Dr. Brouwer joined Mumford Family Dental in 1995 and was mentored by its founder, Dr. Bill Larder. Dr. Kate completed her Bachelor of Science at Saint Mary's University in 1991 after graduating from Saint Patrick's High School in 1988. She enjoys many disciplines of family dentistry, esthetic dentistry and participating in continuing dental education and is a member of the AIM4 Excellence Study Club. In her spare time, Kate likes walking her Labradoodle, reading and puttering around her yard. Her assistant Cecelia has been with her since 2009 and exudes kindness to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Dr. Melanie Moore


Dr. Moore joined the practice in 1998 after graduating from Dalhousie University. She enjoys being in partnership with her sister, Dr. Kate at Mumford Family Dental. She also enjoys being a family centered dentist as well, with an emphasis on prevention and regularly attends continuing dental education courses. In her spare time, Dr. Mel loves to cook, spend time with her husband and two lovely children. She participates in music at her church, plays a few instruments of her own and listens to music of just about any genre. Her new assistant Nakita has been a great addition to our team with a wonderful caring personality that is sure to put you at ease in her chair.

Dr. Meredith Lowe


Dr. Lowe is a native of the HRM, born and raised in Timberlea, NS. After graduating from high school, she attended Dalhousie University and completed course work toward a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology. Meredith has always wanted to pursue a career in dentistry and was accepted to the program early, after completing 3 years of her undergraduate, Dr. Lowe obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Dalhousie and graduated with distinction, as well as several academic awards. Meredith enjoys all areas of general dentistry and is committed to providing quality patient care and education. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys running, cooking and spending time with her friends and family. As a lover of nature, she enjoys weekends at the family cottage in Linden, NS with her hubby and their 2 active little boys

Dr. Jasmeen Kaur


Dr. Kaur was born and raised in India. She obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgeon degree from India in 2003. Dr. Kaur moved to Canada with her family in 2010 and pursued the qualification process for internationally trained dentists in Canada. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University in 2019. Following her DDS, she completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) in 2020 at Dalhousie. During her residency, she gained advanced training in general dentistry, emphasizing surgery, hospital dentistry, medically complex patients, medical emergencies, sedation and public health. She is currently a part-time clinical instructor at the Faculty of Dentisty at Dalhousie, educating the next generation of dentists. Dr. Kaur emphasizes comprehensive dental care with a focus on preventative care. She is a firm believer in the delivery of ethical, comprehensive care and patient education. Dr. Kaur lives in Halifax with her husband and two young girls. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and explores the great outdoors of our province. 

Darlene Dagley-Banfield

Practice Manager

Darlene has been a devoted team member to our clinic since February of 1997 and was promoted to Practice Administrator in 2013. Born in Bridgewater, Darlene moved to the HRM in her teens and in 1977 she graduated from Sir John A MacDonald High with a diploma in Business Administration. In her spare time Darlene likes to relax on her horse property in the valley, travel, explore new restaurants or wineries with her husband and spend quality time with family and friends.

Caroline Fifield

Administration Manager

Caroline was added to our team in March of 2021.  A born and raised Haligonian she comes to us with an extensive background in dentistry and business management.  Caroline obtained her BA from Mount Saint Vincent and her Diploma in Health Services Administration from Dalhousie University.  With her compassion and pleasant personality she strives to accommodate all your scheduling needs as well as your insurance and financial concerns.  In her spare time Caroline enjoys spending time with family and heading to the woods with her fiancé to go camping and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of nature.

Rebecca DeWolfe-Hickey

Business Assistant

Rebecca DeWolfe-Hickey joined our front desk team in November of 2017. Becca came to us with a diploma in Medical/Dental teminology from Success College which enabled her to learn the role of business assistant with ease. Her compassion for our patients shines through on a daily basis. In Becca's spare time she enjoys going to the camp, putting on the chest waders and fishing with her boyfriend & stepson.

Julia Hussey

Business Assistant

Julia joined our admin team in January of 2021. Julia is originally from Newfoundland but spent most of her life growing up in Windsor, NS until her studies at Memorial University took her back home for a brief couple years. Julia came to us with an extensive background in customer service and enjoys making sure our patients are well taken care of. Jullia's training also includes helping with sterilization of instruments when she is not found at the front desk. Julia enjoys spending time in both provinces and during the summer can be found jigging cod in her hometown of Woody Point. Julia enjoys playing hockey throughout the season and in her free time she can be found spending time with her fiance Nick and their cat Tibby. 

Roma McNeil

RDH Hygienist

Roma has been a loyal team member since October 2001 and is head of our Hygiene Department. Roma graduated from Dalhousie in 1980 with her Dental Hygiene Diploma. She was born and raised in PEI and moved to Nova Scotia to pursue her hygiene career shortly after graduating. She is an active member of the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association, WHMIS, and CPR certified. Roma's years of experience brings many loyal patients to her chair. When Roma is not working at the dental clinic she enjoys going to the gym, walking her dog and spending time with her husband and 2 wonderful children.

Gail Hernandez

RDH Hygienist

Gail joined our team in May of 2008. Gail was born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Halifax. Gail completed a BSc degree in Chemistry, before graduating from Dalhousie University in 2008 with a diploma in Dental Hygiene. Along with WHMIS and CPR certification, Gail is an active member of the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association as well as the Halifax Dental Hygiene Society. Her caring personality and ability to talk to children at their level is a compliment to our hygiene department. Beyond working in the clinic, Gail enjoys travelling, spending quality time with family and friends and is an avid hockey fan.

Kim Stade

RDH Hygienist

Kim joined our team in 2004.  Kim was born and raised in Miramichi, NB.  After attending Mount Allison University, Kim moved to Halifax to obtain her Diploma in Dental Hygiene at Dalhousie University.  Along with WHMIS, CPR/First Aid certification, she is an active member of the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and the College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia.  Kim’s compassion and outgoing personality allows her to readily connect with her patients.  In her spare time Kim loves to spend time with her family and friends, as well as staying fit through competitive swimming, going to the gym and trying to keep up with her two active daughters.

Melanie Janes

RDH Hygienist

Melanie joined our team in June of 2013. Melanie was born in Halifax and lives in Lakelands with her husband and 2 very energetic children. She is an active member of the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association, WHMIS, and CPR. Her caring personality and attention to detail is an asset to our practice. When Melanie is not working in the clinic she is spending time with family and trying patiently to entertain her very active son and sweet little girl.

Helene Scott

RDH Hygienist

Helene joined our team in September of 2019 as a part time hygienist. She comes to us from Cape Breton and attended the University of Cape Breton in her earlier years. Helene then moved to Halifax to obtain her diploma in dental hygiene of which she graduated in 2003. Helene also teaches at NSCC so her attention to detail and great personality makes sure our patients are comfortable in her care. When Helene is not teaching or taking care of our patients she enjoys painting, reading and socializing with family and friends especially with her little girl who keeps her on her toes.

Karlie Mcinnis

RDH Hygenist

Karlie recently joined our team in August of 2022.  She is proudly from Cape Breton and finished her Bachelor of Science degree from Cape Breton University in 2019, where she double majored in Biology and Psychology.  Karlie then moved to Halifax to complete her Diploma in Dental Hygiene at Dalhousie University for 2022.  Karlie is thrilled with her new career as a dental hygienist and is very passionate about educating her patients and providing great dental care as well as working with children to provide them with a pleasant and fun experience at the dentist.   When Karlie is not working at the clinic she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going home to Cape Breton to visit and cuddling with her puppy  Teddy.  

Cecelia Redden

RDA Assistant to Dr. K. Brouwer

Cecelia joined our team in December 2009.  "CeCe" was born and raised in the HRM and now resides in the valley. CeCe studied dental assisting at NSCC in Halifax and graduated in 2009. She is a very compassionate, caring and fun loving individual who will keep you at ease when in her operatory. CeCe is an active member of the Canadian Dental Assistants Association, WHMIS (our practice WHMIS coordinator) and CPR. When CeCe is not working at the clinic or putting together a power point for WHMIS, she enjoys spending time with her family and a nice walk with Allie her Boxer.

Pam Anthony


Pam first joined our team in 2007 but later on decided to pursue a teaching career at the NSCC for dental assistants. Pam took her dental assisting course at NSIT and graduated in 1981. Pam still works at NSCC part time and has returned to our practice part time. Pam is a compassionate, caring, organized individual who will make sure you are at ease while in her operatory. When Pam is not working in the clinic or teaching at NSCC, she enjoys sewing and spending time with her family and friends when she is not entertaining her active puppy, Kasey!

Samarah McNulty

RDA Assistant to Dr. Meredith Lowe

Samarah joined our team in 2016. After graduating with honors in 2015 from Oulton College in her hometown of Moncton, New Brunswick, Samarah began her dental assisting career in the Annapolis Valley. During this time she started working with our team part time. In 2016 she made the move to the big city and we were fortunate enough to have her join our team permanently. Samarah is CPR, first aid and WHMIS certified. She is an active member of the Nova Scotia Dental Assistants' Association and the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia. Samarah’s friendly, caring and smiley personality will always put you at ease when in her chair. Aside from her love for dentistry, Samarah enjoys camping across the Maritimes, visiting her family in Moncton, trying new restaurants and cafes, and exploring the great outdoors with her 100lb dog, Macey.

Sarah Coates

RDA, Assistant to Dr. Kaur

Sarah joined our team in September of 2021 after graduating from NSCC’s Dental Assisting program.  Sarah was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Alberta and moved to Nova Scotia in 2015.  She is an active member of the Canadian Dental Assistants Association, and is WHMIS and CPR certified.  Sarah is a very kind and compassionate team member who is in her words “enjoying her dream job” and very excited to be a part of our team and take care of our lovely patients.  When Sarah is not in the clinic as an assistant to Dr. Kaur, she enjoys reading as well as doing many different arts and crafts in her spare time.

Nakita Nickerson

RDA Assistant to Dr. Moore

Nakita Joined our team in June of 2022 as a new grad from the dental assisting program at NSCC  Institute of Technology.  Nakita was born in Middleton, NS but has called the HRM her home for the last 25 years.  She has an extensive background in customer service and is a real people person who shows kindness and empathy towards others which makes her the perfect fit for our team.  When she isn’t working in the clinic, Nakita loves walking with her energetic dachshund, Maeve, spending time with family and friends and is passionate about health and fitness.  Nakita has a background in holistic nutrition, she is CPR, WHMIS and first aid certified and can not be happier about her new venture into the world of dentistry

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