About Us:

The Docbraces team is an amazing group of dental professionals. They take great pride in making every visit to our office fun, relaxing and an overall pleasant experience with the utmost devotion to creating beautiful smiles!

Meet Our Doctor

Prior to starting dental school, Dr. McManaman completed a Bachelor of Science degree with honours at Mount Allison University. He attended Dalhousie Dental School, graduating with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1999. Following dental school, Dr. McManaman pursued a one year dental internship program at the Toronto General Hospital. During his internship, he pursued orthodontic research with the past chairman of the University of Toronto Orthodontic program, resulting in his first orthodontic publication.

Upon completion of his internship, Dr. McManaman was accepted to the University of Manitoba three year Masters Orthodontic program. Upon successful defense of his Orthodontic Masters thesis and Fellowship examination in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Dentists in 2003, he was rewarded with his certification as a Specialist in Orthodontics.

After graduation, Dr. McManaman joined Dr. Johnson's Orthodontic practice in Moncton, New Brunswick as an associate. Upon retirement of Dr. Johnson, Dr. McManaman assumed ownership of the practice. In addition to his successful main practice in Moncton, Dr. McManaman and his team, regularly travel to Prince Edward Island to provide orthodontic care at his additional Charlottetown and Summerside offices.

Dr. McManaman maintains his education through membership to the Canadian and American Associations of Orthodontists, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Moncton Dental Societies; in addition, to maintaining a Fellowship with the Royal Canadian College of Dentists. Both Dr. McManaman and his team regularly attend educational seminars and courses around the world on new Orthodontic techniques. In addition, Dr. McManaman frequently lectures to Dentists, Dental Hygenists, Dental Assistants, and school children on topics related to Orthodontics. He has also been interviewed by the media on numerous occasions about topics related to orthodontics and dentistry, with articles appearing in the newspaper and radio.

When he is not busy practicing Orthodontics, Dr. McManaman enjoys spending time with family, friends, windsurfing, running, kayaking and hanging out at his favourite beach.

Meet Our Staff

Angela loves meeting new patients and welcoming them to the Docbraces family. She joined the Docbraces Smile Team in 2008 and had braces herself as a teenager. She has a BA in English from the University of Prince Edward Island and has also studied Journalism and Publishing at Ryerson University in Toronto. In her spare time, Angela loves dancing (from ballet to bellydancing), travelling with her family, and cuddling her chihuahua Zip.

Janet has been a part of our orthodontic team since 2009. Originally from Newfoundland, she comes to us with over 10 years of customer service experience. She thoroughly enjoys working with people of all ages and is a very dedicated team player. In her spare time Janet enjoys the company of her family and friends, loves dancing and music. You can often find her catching a movie at the theater or just relaxing at home with her favorite cat “Max”.

Jeanette enjoys bringing her sense of humor to our busy practice and has worked in the dental field for over 25 years. Jeanette enjoys being part of a team whose main goal is to make people smile and laugh! “Laughter makes you live better and longer!” She is happily married with three beautiful young adults. Jeanette spends lots of time cheering on her children in hockey, basketball, baseball and Taw Kwon Do. She loves music, playing her guitar, reading, oil painting and working with her fabric art.

Lisa is a native of Cape Breton and moved to Dartmouth shortly after graduating high school. She completed the Dental Assisting Program in 2007 at the Nova Scotia Community College in Halifax. She now has seven years experience in orthodontics. Lisa enjoys the interaction between herself and patients and the satisfaction of making them smile. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys playing sports and spending time with her family and friends.

Stephanie, a Cape Bretoner, start working with our orthodontic team in 2010. Before graduating from the Dalhousie Dental Hygiene program in 2002, she achieved a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Dalhousie University. Stephanie has spent 8 years working in general dentistry, where she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience delivering optimal dental care to her patients. She enjoys being part of the Docbraces family, and her friendly smile and caring demeanor will make all welcome. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, running and shopping.

Hi, my name is Chantal and I have been working with Dr. McManaman since 2004. I have always had a passion for orthodontics, having been a patient myself at the young age of thirteen which sparked my interest. I love coming to work and seeing all our patients and the ‘magical’ changes in their smiles. I have two beautiful daughters and a wonderful husband. In my spare time, I like to be with my family, ski, swim and read.

Hello! My name is Chelsea MacPherson and I Have been a member of the “Smile Team” since July 2010. I am so excited to be working in Orthodontics and look forward to a rewarding career by seeing all your beautiful smiles! I couldn’t ask for a better team to work with and am very proud to be a member of the Docbraces Smile Team!

When not a work you would find me at home spending time with my wonderful family and our busy Golden Retriever Bailey. I cannot wait to continue meeting all of you! Come in and see us soon.

Hello, my name is Cynthia and I am a Dental Hygienist and a member of the excellent "Smile Team". I love coming to work and seeing the wonderful smiles of our patients. Orthodontics has always been a passion for me. Having had braces myself, it is easy for me to understand and relate to our patients. I truly enjoy seeing the wonderful changes that occur from one appointment to the next. My goal is to ensure that you are happy with the results that lead to your exceptional smile. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

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Part of Docbraces “Smile Team” since 2004, there is nothing Krysta finds more rewarding than being a part of the positive transformation in patients smiles, self-confidence, and quality of life, as a result of their experience at Docbraces. In Krysta’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Krysta’s hobbies include exercising, watching movies and curling up with a great book. She also enjoys attending hockey games, participating in outdoor activities and eating the occasional cheeseburger.

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My name is Nancy. I enjoy meeting our new families and working with them, as they begin their orthodontic journey. I have over thirty-four years experience as a Treatment Coordinator and an Orthodontic Assistant with Dr Porter and the Smile Team :) I obtained a B.A. in Psychology and most recently, a Diploma in Human Resources, from the University of Prince Edward Island. I love to ski in the winter and spend hot summer days at the beach.

Hi, my name is Pam. I am a Dental Hygienist and have been a part of the docbraces team for ten years and have worked in orthodontics for thirty years. I never tire of being involved in transforming smiles and watching an individual's confidence improve as we progress through treatment.

Hello, my name is Janice and my career in orthodontics began thirteen years ago as a receptionist. I have had the opportunity of learning many new and exciting aspects of orthodontic care and patient service along the way, which has formed the foundation for my present role as Practice Manager. As Practice Manager, I work closely with all the team members to keep our clinic organized and efficient; so that we may provide our patients with care ‘above and beyond’ their expectations. I truly love coming to work every day and have been lucky enough to also have a wonderful group of people to call friends and co-workers. Our days in the office can be busy and sometimes challenging, while always filled with laughter and smiles. What more could someone need! But, I think the best part about being a member of the “Smile Team” is the opportunity of watching the “Magic” that happens when the caring and professional skill of our doctor and team members combines with the energy and trust from our patients. When not in the office, I enjoy working in my garden and camping in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter. But most of all, my husband and I love to travel to sunny climates, where we enjoy walking, swimming and sightseeing. We have been blessed with two great children who, along with our golden retriever and calico cat, keep things busy and fun at home. :-)

Hello, My name is Rachel Hennessey and I have been a member of the "Smile Team" since August 2009. In total I have over 10 years experience in the dental field, 8 of those being in Orthodontics ! Having had braces myself as a young teenager I understand not only the esthetic improvements that happen, but have experienced for myself the change in confidence and overall boost in self esteem that comes from having a great smile. I find my job very rewarding and consider it a privilege to be a part of this team. I enjoy traveling, reading, spending time with my family, I love sports (especially baseball).

Hi, my name is Rachel and I am an Orthodontic Assistant and absolutely love being part of our great “Smile Team”! I will be a familiar face when you come in and always strive to make every patient visit a fun experience. I take great pride in my work and strive to provide the best care i can so that you, as a dedicated patient, feel appreciated, informed and most importantly love your new smile! Outside of work, i love being outdoors either on the water with our puppy Lex!

Hi, I’m Sandra. I have worked as an orthodontic assistant with Dr. Porter for nearly thirty years, and I have just recently joined the Smile Team. It is very enjoyable and rewarding to see the final smiles of our patients. I love making pottery, gardening, and spending time with my grandsons.

Hello there, my name is Tammy, I’m orthodontic assistant. I recently moved here from Calgary, but I’m officially a Cape Bretoner. I joined the Dr. McManaman Smile Team - you know show your pearly whites and receive a complimentary smile back and my chance to remark on the amazing transformation of your teeth. It feels great to see the transformation! When not at work, I enjoy taking in the fresh air and sunshine and all that nature has to offer. I also enjoy big smiles from my son Tyler when I tell him I'm going to bake a couple of his favorite sweets.

Hello and Welcome. My name is Tracy. I'm a Financial Coordinator with Docbraces. I am looking forward to being a part of this chapter in our patients lives, which can be both exciting and life-changing. My main objective is to make sure that our patients feel welcome and comfortable on every visit to our office. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading and baking. I love the outdoors, especially snow days with my dog. I hope to see you soon! =0)

Tracy has been a great catalyst for improvement and change. She came to us from Moncton where she practiced Dental Assisting for more than 30+ years in three Orthodontic practices. Remarkably well-organized and very knowledgeable in the field of Orthodontics, Tracy was the perfect fit for the position of Treatment Coordinator in our practice. Tracy has a key role working with Doctor to help new patients navigate through the process of getting their braces! When she is not busy working, Tracy enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats.

I graduated from dental hygiene in Toronto in 2010 and started working in a general practice office. A recent move home to Nova Scotia allowed me the opportunity to explore further interests in the dental field, which drew me to orthodontics. I am very excited to join the Docbraces team, love working with people and enjoy a social atmosphere. In my spare time I enjoy running and spending time with my family.

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