Meet Our Dentists
    Mayflower Dental
    • Dr. Chris Baker
    • Dr. Joseph Claener
    • Dr. Michael Bungay
    • Dr. Curtis White
    • Dr. Chris Law
    Northside Dental
    • Dr. Heidi Higgins
    Riverside Dental
    • Dr. Chris MacDonald
    • Dr. Raymond MacGillivray
    Bayside Dental
    • Dr. Chris Barrett
    Harbourside Dental
    • Dr. Meaghan Petite
    • Dr. Louise MacLeod

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Dr. Chris MacDonald

Riverside Dental

Dr. Chris MacDonald Dr.MacDonald was born and raised in Sydney Mines, NS. He graduated from Memorial High School in 1988. In 1995, he graduated from the University of New Brunswick and then went on to Dalhousie University and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1999.

Dr. MacDonald was offered an Associate position with Mayflower Dental following graduation from Dental School. He was an Associate for one year and became a Partner with Mayflower Dental. He is currently practicing at Mayflower Dental Group’s newest loction, Riverside Dental in Sydney River, NS.

Dr. MacDonald has a growing practice and enjoys all aspects to Dentistry, particularly Cosmetic Dentistry. Crowns, bridges, veneers and implant restorations are very rewarding for him. He has a great repore with his patients and creating healthy smiles is his number one priority.

Outside of the office, Dr. MacDonald enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He enjoys travelling and is an avid golfer and hockey player.

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Dr. Chris Baker

Mayflower Dental

Dr. Chris Baker Dr. Baker was born and raised in Glace Bay. He graduated from Glace Bay High School in 1999. He then entered his undergraduate studies at UCCB and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2003. Dr. Baker obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Dalhousie University in 2008 and has since been practicing general dentistry as a partner with Mayflower Dental Group.

Currently in his seventh year of practice, Dr. Baker works full-time at Mayflower Dental Centre. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry including crown, bridge, veneers and implant dentistry (surgical placement and restoring the implant). He is currently working toward a certificate in oral sedation/nitrous oxide administration. Dr. Baker’s number one goal as a dentist is to make his patients feel comfortable under his care while creating a healthy smile.

When not at work, Dr. Baker enjoys spending his free time with his family on their hobby farm in Mira. With a passion for horses, they enjoy riding and competing in local and off island competitions. An active individual, Dr. Baker participates in many sporting activities including hockey, Crossfit and snowmobiling. He is a proud Cape Bretoner and happy to call Cape Breton Island his home.

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Dr. Raymond MacGillivray
(Oral Surgeon)

Riverside Dental

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Dr Raymond MacGillivray Dr. Raymond MacGillivray grew up in Victoria Mines Cape Breton, attending school in New Waterford and graduating from Breton Education Centre in 1980. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Mary’s University in 1983 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Dalhousie University in 1987. Dr. MacGillivray joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1984 and served in the Dental Corp as a General Dentist from 1987-1991. He attended the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital from 1991-1995 receiving his Certificate in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. He continued his career in the military at CFB Stadacona in Halifax until 2000 when Major MacGillivray took his release and entered private practice. Dr. MacGillivray has maintained a private practice in Dartmouth since 2000.

He is now returning home to live in Victoria Mines and continue the practice of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at Riverside Dental in Sydney River. Oral Surgery services include routine extractions, surgical extractions, wisdom teeth removal, bone grafting of the jaws and sinuses to support implant treatment, implant surgery, exposure of impacted teeth to facilitate orthodontic treatment, soft tissue grafts, surgical endodontics and the treatment of oral pathology and infection. Intravenous sedation is available for all surgical services. Dr. MacGillivray will be happy to assist your Family Dentist in providing you with the best possible dental care.

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Dr. Joseph Claener

Mayflower Dental

Dr. Claener completed his undergraduate studies at St. Francis Xavier University. He then attended McGill University for Graduate School and went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery.  Dr. Claener started his private practice after graduating from McGill Dental School. While practicing Dentistry, Dr. Claener taught at McGill Dental School part time. Dr. Claener was also on staff at the Reddy Memorial Hospital for two years.

Mayflower Dental Group is pleased to have Dr. Claener and his dental team at our Mayflower Dental location. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, periodontal therapy and TMJ therapy. Dr. Claener is constantly learning new techniques in dentistry and taking part in Continuing Education Courses.

When not practicing Dentistry, Dr .Claener likes to spend time with his family and pursuing his passion for photography.  When not doing those things, he enjoys music and reading.

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Dr. Chris Barrett

Bayside Dental

Dr. Barrett was born and raised in Glace Bay. He graduated from Glace Bay High School in 1991. He completed his undergraduate degree from UCCB in 1994. Dr. Barrett then went on to Dalhousie School of Dentisty and graduated in the class of 2000 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.

Dr. Barrett has been in practice for 15 years and is one of the Partners with Mayflower Dental Group. Currently, Dr. Barrett is practicing full-time at our Bayside Dental Clinic in Glace Bay. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry with special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Barrett has an excellent relationship with his patients and looks forward to assisting them with their oral health. He is also a member of the Cape Breton Dental Society.

When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Barrett enjoys spending time with his family and cheering on his children at the basketball court, soccer field and the hockey rink.

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Dr. Heidi Higgins

Northside Dental

Dr. Higgins was born and raised in North Sydney, NS. She graduated from Memorial High School in 1996. Dr. Higgins received her Bachelor of Science, Major in Biology from Dalhousie University on 1999 and then went on to study Dentistry at Dalhousie. Dr. Higgins graduated in 2005 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.

Dr. Higgins joined Mayflower Dental Group immediately following graduation and is now Partner with the group. She is practicing at the Northside Dental Clinic in Sydney Mines. Dr. Higgins practices general dentistry including endodontics, crown, bridge, implant restoration and cosmetic dentistry. Assisting her patients with their dental health and creating happy smiles is her goal.

When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr.Higgins enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children.

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Dr. Michael Bungay

Mayflower Dental

Dr. Bungay was born and raised in George’s River. He graduated from Memorial High School in 2005. Dr. Bungay completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology (Hons) from Cape Breton University in 2009. During his time at CBU, Dr. Bungay did research for the biology department and eventually wrote and defended his thesis. Dr. Bungay attended Dalhousie University and graduated in 2013 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.

Dr. Bungay came back to Cape Breton after graduation and joined Mayflower Dental Group. He is currently practicing as an associate at the Mayflower Dental location. Dr. Bungay and his professional team are committed to their patients and enjoy providing a caring and comfortable atmosphere. Dr. Bungay practices all areas of general dentistry including restorations, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges and implant restoration. One area that Dr. Bungay enjoys is cosmetic dentistry, helping his patients acheive the smile they deserve.

Dr Bungay now resides in Westmount with his wife and three young children. They are a busy family and enjoy all outdoor activites. Dr. Bungay is very pleased that he was able to come back home and practice dentistry and raise his family.

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Dr. Meaghan Petite

Harbourside Dental

Dr. Petite was born and raised in Sydney Mines, graduating from Memorial High School in 2001. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis Xavier University in 2005 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Dalhousie University in 2009.

Doctor Petite has been practicing dentistry in the CBRM since graduation. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry including crowns, bridges, root canals, implant restoration and cosmetic dentistry. Ensuring every patient is comfortable while helping them achieve their healthiest smile is Dr. Petite’s goal.

When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Petite enjoys travelling, yoga, golfing and spending time with her husband Shane and their children Jude, Michael and Lana.

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Dr. Curtis White

Mayflower Dental

Mayflower Dental Group is pleased to have Dr. Curtis White join the team at our Mayflower Dental location. Dr. White grew up in George’s River and graduated from Memorial High School. He completed his BSC Honours in Chemistry.

Dr. White graduated received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2013 from Dalhousie University. He has been practicing dentistry in the NWT and recently moved back to Cape Breton from Newfoundland.

Dr. White is interested in all aspects of dentistry; with a keen interest in emergency care, cosmetic dentistry and implants. His goal is to work closely with his patients to ensure they receive the best care possible and feel comfortable while they are here.

In his spare time, Dr. White enjoys spending time with his wife, running, biking and boxing. He has plans to coach boxing now that he is back in Cape Breton.

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Dr. Chris Law

Mayflower Dental

Dr. Chris Law was born in England during the Blitz and survived a German Doodlebug attack. He went to school in England; University in Glasgow Scotland, where he received his BDS in Dentistry in 1967. After spending 4 years with the Grenfell Mission in Northern Newfoundland & Labrador he moved to Nova Scotia and worked for a year in Truro & Halifax where he obtained his Nova Scotia License. Dr. Law returned to Labrador for another 6 years, working on the Lower North Shore of PQ.

Dr. Law obtained his flying license before leaving to sail around the world in 1977. Half way around in Tahiti he decided to construct a new vessel on Vancouver Island and sailed it back from there to Cape Breton. Dr. Law then joined the Dental Arts Group at the Mayflower Mall in 1985, which later became the Mayflower Dental Centre. His main interest during those years was Oral Surgery. Due to a boating accident in 1999, his dental practice is now limited to Orthodontics and TMJD. He has studied extensively in these fields since starting his practice with the Mayflower Dental Group where he is now the Senior Partner.

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Dr. Louise MacLeod

Harbourside Dental

Dr. MacLeod was born and raised in Leitches Creek, Cape Breton. She is a graduate of Thompson High School, CCB, St. F.X. University and Dalhousie University receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1984.

Dr. MacLeod had practiced in Truro for 2 years following graduation before returning to Cape Breton to set up her practice in North Sydney in 1986.

Dr. MacLeod has grown her practice in North Sydney over the last 30 years and enjoys all aspects to Dentistry, she is a member of the Cape Breton Island Dental Society and a member of The International College of Dentists

Outside of the office, Dr. MacLeod is very active in her community and is a member of the Rotary Club of North Sydney, she is an avid Cape Breton Screaming Eagles fan and enjoys travelling especially when she can participate in Dental Missions.

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Mayflower Dental Clinic
800 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, NS B1S 6S9

(902)-562-8600