Meet The Team

The Dentists of Santé Dental welcome you to learn more about them!
Our dental team is made up of highly experienced and knowledgeable individuals who are passionate about dentistry. We are committed to our patients and giving you the exceptional dental care that you deserve. Whether you need a cleaning, a filling replaced, or a tooth repaired, our goal is to exceed your oral health needs and ensure your smile stays healthy for a lifetime. Learn more about our team below.

Dr. Mariette Chiasson

Dr. Mariette Chiasson has been a practicing dentist since 1993.
She graduated from Dalhousie University in 1987 with a Bachelor in Nursing. She nursed for several years in various settings but developed a love for community nursing and an interest in chronic disease.
In light of these interests, dentistry was a logical transition, marrying people-centered care and education to address the oral health of her clients. Dr. Chiasson went on to graduate from Dalhousie School of Dentistry in 1993 and immediately acquired her own dental practice.
Over the years, Dr. Chiasson has been involved in her dental community. For 10 years, she was a clinical instructor in the periodontal department of the Dalhousie Dental School. She served for several years as an emergency dental service provider for the Dalhousie Dental Clinic. She has participated numerous times in the provincial 4 Plus program whereby 4-year-olds visit the dental office and familiarize themselves with its services. Dr. Chiasson is an active member of the NSDA and the CDA.
Dr. Chiasson actively pursues continuing education courses in diverse dental subjects locally and abroad, keeping herself well informed about the newest dental developments and practices.
Voted “Best Dentist” in the Coast for numerous years, Dr. Chiasson commits herself to offering sound, personalized dental treatments, maintenance and prevention for all ages.

Dr. Alicia Chisholm

Originally from Cole Harbour and with roots in Cape Breton, Dr. Chisholm was born and raised in Nova Scotia. After graduating from Dalhousie University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Chemistry, she moved to Montreal to pursue her dream of studying Dentistry at the prestigious McGill University. During her time at McGill Dr. Chisholm was heavily involved in student leadership and community volunteering. She also won several awards and scholarships, one of which was presented to the student demonstrating the most empathy and the strongest commitment to the ethical practice of dentistry. Since graduating in 2020, Dr. Chisholm has worked in the bustling cities of Ottawa and Toronto, and is very excited to bring her skill and expertise back to her home province.

Dr. Chisholm’s treatment philosophy is patient-centred and strongly emphasizes education, communication, and prevention. She has been known for her ability to put even the most nervous patients at ease, and when seated in her chair you can expect a listening ear, a gentle touch, and the highest attention to detail. A lifelong learner, the pursuit of continuing dental education is of paramount importance for her goal of always providing the highest standard of care. Dr. Chisholm is comfortable treating kids and adults of all ages, and speaks both English and French.

When not practicing dentistry, you can find Dr. Chisholm playing the piano, practicing yoga, enjoying a round of golf, or just spending time in the beautiful outdoors. She also enjoys traveling, reading, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Chisholm is excited to finally be coming back home, and she is eager to meet every one of you. She cannot wait to become part of the wonderful team at Sante Dental.

Dr. Melanie Fredette

Dr. Fredette graduated from dental school at Laval University, Quebec, in 2003 and practiced in both Maine and Minnesota. She received recognition for her service in rural dentistry from the Governor of Maine and was featured in the “best dentists” issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine in 2009.
Committed to keeping up with the latest techniques in advanced dentistry, Dr. Fredette regularly attends courses at the Kois Center for advanced dentistry in Seattle and is an active member of the East Coast Endodontic Study Club.
Dr. Fredette believes that prevention through patient education and providing excellent client service is the best approach to dentistry. To this end she is compassionate, gentle and detail oriented.
A strong commitment to community service has led Dr. Fredette to volunteer in Uganda, provide dental care for children in rural Maine, and volunteer her services for a Halifax’s women’s shelter.

Dr. Eric Kriss

Dr. Eric Kriss grew up in the western US in the states of Colorado and Utah attending the University in Utah earning a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduating with his engineering degree, he worked for 3 years with Rio Tinto mining company before attending dental school. Dr. Kriss studied under the Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry in Nova Scotia from 2016-2020. During dental school he served on numerous student leadership and volunteer positions and was the president of the Dalhousie Dentistry Student Society. Dr. Kriss graduated with his DDS degree in 2020 then relocated to Portland, Oregon for a General Practice Residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital. The residency had special emphasis and rotations in Oral pathology, Oral Medicine, Minor and moderate TMD disorders, Anesthesiology, Sleep apnea, Minor oral surgery, and a focus in dentistry for patients with special medical and personal needs. Following completion of the residency in 2021. Eric returned to Nova Scotia and joined Sante Dental while also teaching part time as a clinical instructor with the Dalhousie Faculty of Dentistry. During residency Dr. Kriss had extensive training in sedation dentistry and is permitted for oral and nitrous oxide adult sedation in Nova Scotia. Dr. Kriss lives in Halifax with his partner Chelsea and their dog Meeka. When not working they are enjoying the best of Nova Scotia together including the food, hikes, and the beaches. Dr. Kriss also enjoys travel and dreams of one more international backpacking trip. Dr. Kriss is excited to use his additional training to provide great oral health outcomes for patients with a focus of minimal stress during appointments.






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