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Meet Our Team

At Gander Family Dental Clinic we are a team of experienced dental professionals who are committed to offering the right dental treatment with the right care to patients. We listen to our patients carefully, guide them about the best dental hygiene practices to follow and resolve their dental concerns with appropriate treatment. Scroll down to meet our team.

Dr. Pat Redmond

Dr. Pat Redmond


Dr. Redmond is an owner-operator and has practiced as a general dentist in Gander since 1995. He was raised in rural Nova Scotia and attended university at Dalhousie University for 8 years graduating from dental school in1993. He practiced in the military for 3 years before opening his own practice in 1996 in Gander. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and provides services including root canals, orthodontics, wisdom teeth extractions, veneers, dentures, and crown and bridge. Dr. Redmond and his wife Madonna have 2 daughters Eva (11) and Ariel (5). Hobbies include tennis, squash, skiing, fishing, community volunteer work, and numerous other sports. Currently, Dr. Redmond is treasurer of the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association, president of the local tennis club, director of Tennis Newfoundland and in the past has been on the board of directors of the Gander Airport Authority, Gander Trailways Committee, and past president of the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Alicia Keefe

Dr. Alicia Keefe


Dr. Keefe is an owner-operator and has practiced as a general dentist in Gander and Glovertown since 2011. She was raised in rural Fernwood, Prince Edward Island and completed her Bachelor of Science Degree with honours at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2007, followed by her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Dalhousie University in 2011. After finishing her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Prince Edward Island, Dr. Keefe decided to pursue a career in dentistry. Her attention to detail, work ethic, and affinity for people contribute to her abilities as a general dentist. She enjoys the many aspects of private practice, including restorative, crown and bridge, denture and implant dentistry, as well as the daily interaction with her patients. She is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association, Oral Health in the NFLD committee, and hospital committee. Upon graduation, she accepted a position with Gander Family Dental. After working in both the Gander and Glovertown clinics for a year, she and her husband fell in love with Newfoundland and the people living here so they decided to make Gander their permanent home. Now living in Gander, her interests outside of dentistry include various forms of dance, hiking, travelling, music and most importantly spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Subhapriya Krishnaswamy

Dr. Subhapriya Krishnaswamy




Dr. Subhapriya Krishnaswamy (Dr. Shuba) is very patient orientated and believes in offering the best and compassionate dental service to her patients. Having graduated dentistry in 2001 and specialized in Orthodontics since 2006, she practiced in India before moving to Canada at which point had to go back to dental school to be eligible to practice dentistry in Canada. She completed DMD in 2021 and brings with her knowledge and expertise in most aspects of GP and Orthodontics. Dr. Shuba looks forward to integrating into the Gander dental family and community.

Dr. Khash

Dr. Khash


Dr. Khash is a general dentist practicing in Gander, Twillingate, Baie Verte and Grand Falls-Windsor. He was raised in Halifax NS and is happy to call Newfoundland his new home. He obtained both his B.Sc. (Neuroscience) and DDS from Dalhousie University. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry from making dentures to extracting teeth. Dr. Khash believes that prevention is better than cure. It is important to him to deliver treatment plans tailored to every individual in order to enhance the oral health of his patients.


In his downtime, Dr. Khash loves to stay active whether it is kicking a soccer ball, spending time at the gym or exploring hiking trails near and far.

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Dr. Myles Green


Dr. Myles Green is a general dentist based in Gander NL. He graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Science, and then went on to complete the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at Dalhousie University. Dr. Green was born and raised in Newfoundland and Labrador and is now proud to call Gander home. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, hiking, and spending time with his partner and pets.

Dr. Farzad Salehipour

Dr. Farzad Salehipour


Dr. Farzad Salehipour is an endodontist which means he specializes in root canal treatments. He travels from his home in Toronto and provides root canal services in our office 1-2 weeks per month.


Dr. Salehipour is a clinical practitioner active in teaching, research, and continuing education with a successful private practice limited to Endodontics. He received his Dental Medicine Doctorate in 1995 from the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences School of Dentistry in Iran. He completed his Post-Graduate Specialty Program in Endodontics in 2001 at Tehran University of Medical Sciences School of Dentistry. Dr. Salehipour went on to obtain his DSATP Certification Program in Endodontics in 2012 from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Canadian Academy of Endodontists, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), and the Iranian Association of Endodontists. He is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), lecturer on complex endodontic treatment and retreatment, and is an active participant in many domestic and international endodontic clubs and organizations. He was awarded for the best post-graduation thesis in 2003 and has published in the Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences and the Endodontie Journal.

Dr. Louis Bourget

Dr. Louis Bourget

Oral Surgeon

Dr. Louis Bourget operates his own oral surgery practice on our premises. Dr. Bourget is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon which means he specializes in performing the full scope of OMS practice such as wisdom teeth, implants, biopsies, IV sedation, botox and full-face reconstruction. He travels from his home in Halifax and provides oral surgery in our office every 2nd week of the month. To book an appointment please call 709-381-6637 or fax 709-381-6638.


Dr. Louis Bourget was a lifeguard and paramedic in the late 1970s and early 1980. He received his BSc in Physiology in 1983 and continued his research in physiology/anatomy and biochemistry to complete his Masters and his Ph.D. at McGill University by 1986. Accepted in a D.M.D. program at the McGill University, this degree was completed in 1990. A year of medical/dental internship allowed him to enter a Maxillofacial program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and completing a second Masters’s degree. After his medical and surgical rotations, his training was completed by 1995. He received his FRCD in the same year. He spent some time in France doing a fellowship in Cleft Lip and Palate reconstruction and Facial esthetic. He completed a facial cosmetic fellowship in North Carolina and has taken extensive courses in advanced facial reconstruction all over North America and Europe.


He has an active staff position at the South Shore Regional Hospital and Gander Family Dental Clinic. Part owner of the first accredited surgical suite in the Maritimes, he maintains a full-time private practice in Oral and Maxillo-Facial functional and cosmetic surgery all over the Maritimes.


He maintains his ACLS certification and is a board member of the National lifeguard service. One of his passions is his active role with his family foundation going on yearly Medical missions in Africa and Brazil, family and offshore sailing, skiing and martial arts.

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Dr. Laura Peckford


Dr. Laura Peckford is a general dentist practicing in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor. Being born and raised in Lewisporte, Newfoundland and Labrador, she graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Nutrition. She then completed a certificate in Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies before completing the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at Western University in London, Ontario.


When Dr. Peckford is not in scrubs, you can find her enjoying an active lifestyle outdoors, in the gym and playing hockey as well as spending time with her two dogs and family and friends. Dr. Peckford has a passion for interacting with patients to provide them with a gentle, patient and caring experience all while ensuring they smile big and proud when leaving her chair.

Dr. Allan Hynes


Dr. Allan Hynes is a Periodontist which means he specializes in gum disease and the early prevention of gum disease. Dr. Hynes travels once a month for two days from St. John’s to provide his services at our Gander clinic.

Dental Hygienists

Kirby Card
Patty Penton
Paula Turner
Dana Elliott

Level 2 Dental Assistants

Chelsie Boone
Jenna Gill
Dana Payne
April Philpott
Stephanie Marginson
Krystal Collins
Courtney Laite
Stephanie Paul
Shirelle Smith

Victoria Foss

  Jenna Stacey
Samantha Lane

Office Manager

Steve Cook

Office Administration

Gander Office

Krista Hicks

Kelly Burton

Ashley Barnes

Zhanara Zhanburshina

Twillingate Office

Christa Simms

Glovertown Office

Kim Hapgood

Wesleyville Office

Darlene Parsons

Kent Decker

Office Maintenance


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