Dental Assistants  

Jessica S. 

Jenelle SP.

Jennifer B. 

Dr. Ryan Lum-Tai


Originally from Toronto, Ryan completed dental school at Western University in London, Ontario.  He then moved to Halifax to pursue additional training  at Dalhousie University where he completed a General Practice Residency.  Dr. Lum-Tai now resides with his wife in downtown Halifax, and is very excited to be a member of the Timberlea Dental Centre team.  Ryan strives to put his patients first while providing the highest level of care.  Outside of dentistry, Ryan enjoys playing guitar, skiing, and traveling as some of his favorite hobbies.



Amanda l. 

rachel h.

matthew Bracegirdle

Practice Manager

Currently residing in HRM with his wife Laura, Matthew maintains a practice philosophy that encourages the relationship in which "a healthy lifestyle leads to a healthy body". He believes a patient's role in dental treatment is a collaborative one, working together with the dentists and the dental hygienists to prevent future problems. Matthew has thrived in previous management roles in business, as well as in the local Jr. hockey management scene. An avid fitness enthusiast, who in his spare time coaches people with their fitness and nutritional goals. He enjoys participating and following a variety of sports. Traveling with his wife, spending time with family, and a love for coffee round out his list of favorite things.

Dr. Jeff Clarke

Doctor Of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Dr. Clarke was born and raised in Timberlea and is a proud graduate of the B.L.T and Sir John A School systems.  Jeff completed his Bachelor of Science at St Mary's and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Dalhouise in 2011.  A strong believer in the practice philosophy of treating families as if they were his own, and strives to provide comfortable, comprehensive and compassionate care for his patients.   Outside of the practice, Jeff can be found on the golf course during the summer months and in the rinks over the winter, either with his own teams or with his son.  Dr. Clarke is extremely excited to have the opportunity to practice in his home town and along side his childhood friend and now colleague Dr. Ryan Legere. 

Dr. Ryan Legere

Doctor Of Dental Surgery (DDS)

Dr. Legere is proud to call Timberlea home. Growing up he went through the BLT school system, followed by his time as a Student Athlete at Sir John A Macdonald High School.  A current resident in the community with his wife Jennifer, he is honored to have the opportunity to open a dental practice in his own backyard.  Ryan is a graduate of Dalhousie University where he obtained his Doctor in Dental Surgery in 2009. Treating patients as if they are family, his personality and pain free approach allows patients to feel at ease, free of anxiety and have an enjoyable experience during every visit. A loyal sports fan, with hockey and college football close to his heart, he to this day has been heavily involved in the local Jr. hockey scene on various levels and takes pride in giving back to the sport that played a large role in his life.


LIndsay a.

Heidi O. 
Marysa L.