Our Team

Our team at Lakeside Dental.

Dr. Ellen Drysdale 

Dr. Ellen Drysdale is originally from Halifax. She has had the privilege of serving her community for over 18 years.  She completed her Bachelor of Science at Dalhousie University before graduating from Dalhousie Dental School in 1994 where she was the recipient of the Quintessence Award for Greatest proficiency in Clinical Dentistry and Academic Acheivement, Quintessence Prize for Excellence in Clinical Achievement in Periodontics and Canadian Academy of Periodontology Prize. Dr. Drysdale is a member of the Nova Scotia Dental Association and Canadian Dental Association. She is licensed with the Nova Scotia Dental Board.

Dr. Drysdale enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with an emphasis on family dental care and prevention. She also enjoys cosmetic dentistry  and is part of an implant study group. She takes a sincere interest in each individual and has a warm and caring style. By listening to individuals she is able to customize dental treatment to meet their specific needs.

After seven years practicing in Tantallon , Dr. Drysdale moved to North Carolina. She returned to establish her practice in Halifax. Dr. Drysdale has recently relocated her practice to Lakeside Dental Center. She enjoys a healthy lifestyle and loves the outdoors, she recognizes dental health is part of your total health.

Dr. Michael MacDonald 

Originally from PEI, Dr. MacDonald graduated from Dalhousie University in 1989 with BSc., D.D.S. He is married with three children and has been involved in coaching hockey for the past 15 years with his boys. He spent the first eight years of his career practicing in Yarmouth, then moved to Halifax. Many services he is providing to his patients include dental implants, crowns, bridges, restorations and dentures. 

Dr. MacDonald is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Nova Scotia Dental Association and is licensed with the Nova Scotia Dental Board.

Norah Kenny (Office Manager)

Linda (Receptionist)

Linda has been working as a Dental Receptionist for the past 20 years. She is originally from Halifax and comes from a dental family background with members working in sales, service, administrative staff and dentists.  Linda has been working with Dr. Drysdale for the majority of those years and began working full-time alongside with her team in 2006. She is knowledgable in treatment planning, insurance coordination and scheduling. Linda is most pleasant and everyone enjoys hers approachability and pleasant manor. 

Christa Mayerle (Receptionist)

Jennifer Abagencia (Dental Assistant)

Jennifer grew up in East Hants taking art lessons and playing soccer. She attended Dalhousie University before going to NSCC to take Dental Assisting Level 2, where she graduated with highest academic achievement in 2016. Shortly after graduating she started to work with Dr. Drysdale. Jennifer enjoys being outside camping and hiking, or just lounging in the pool with a good book. She continues to expand her skills by learning new techniques and attending continuing education courses.

Ebbiny (Dental Hygienist)

Ebbiny graduated from Dalhousie University with a diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2009. She continued her education and graduated with her Bachelor of Dental Hygiene in 2010. Since then she has become certified to administer local anesthetic and complete basic restorative services. Ebbiny has been working and training with Dr. Drysdale since 2009 and has been a wonderful addition to the staff. Patients find it easy and informative to discuss their dental health concerns with her. She is currently in charge of Dr. Drysdale's hygiene department. Ebbiny continues to expand her education by attending yearly CE and is certified in CPR and Basic First Aid.

Hilary Boudreau (Dental Hygienist)

Hilary graduated from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene diploma program in 2010 and started working at Lakeside Dental in 2017. Hilary loves working with Dr. Drysdale’s team and staying up to date with the latest in dental health. She is from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. In her spare time, she is happy to be in the great outdoors hiking and biking, and cooking as she has a degree in Dietetics as well. Hilary also enjoys volunteering and was the College of Dental Hygienists of NS 2014 recipient of the Ambassador of the year Award for her work in the Halifax community.

Amanda Longaphy (Dental Assistant)

Leora Weatherhead (Dental Hygienist)

Leora graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Dalhousie University in 2005. She has been a part of Dr. MacDonalds team since then. 

Danielle Newell (Dental Hygienist)