• Creating Beautiful Smiles

    Comprehensive General Services

    Our compassionate dentists provide a complete range of services from preventive and restorative dentistry to cosmetic procedures, smile makeovers, dental implants and periodontal care.

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  • Creating Beautiful Smiles

    Your Dentists in Yarmouth

    At SouthWest Dental, our dental team is here to help you and your family achieve optimal oral health. We offer services from endodontics to periodontal dentistry.

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Preventive Hygiene,  Yarmouth Dentist

Protect Your Smile

Preventive Hygiene

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Restore Your Smile

Restorative Services

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Show Off Your Smile

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SureSmile Clear Aligners,  Yarmouth Dentist

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Yarmouth Dentist


Welcome to SouthWest Dental

From general dental care to oral health services, our Yarmouth dentists and dental team are passionate about providing you with the personalized dental care you need and deserve.

We offer a full range of dental services and treatment planning to help keep your smile healthy. With multiple appointment bookings for families, dental technology, and dental sedation options, we strive to make every appointment as comfortable and convenient as possible. We also serve patients across southwestern Nova Scotia.

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Meet Our Yarmouth Dentists

Aiming for a healthier smile? Our team of dental professionals are here to help.

Our Dentists
  • Dr. Jeanette Johnson

    Oral Surgeon

    Dr. Jeanette (“JJ”) Johnson is a graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University (2009) and a current member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Following Dentistry graduation, she worked in general

    practice within the military for six years, then Dr. Johnson was selected by the Canadian Armed Forces for postgraduate training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Her residency was based out of the world’s largest and busiest medical centre – The Texas Medical Center. During her time in Houston Dr Johnson regularly treated patients with severe facial trauma,advanced pathology, head and neck infections, jaw deformities, and complex medical conditions.

    She completed her residency then successfully challenged the specialty board examination, leading her to now be a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (OMFS). Currently, Dr. Johnson is posted full-time to Canadian Forces Base Halifax as the Atlantic region oral and maxillofacial surgeon treating military patients from around the Maritimes. She works on a part-time basis at Citadel Oral & Facial Surgery as well as SouthWest Dental.

  • Dr. Joel Powell

    Oral Surgeon

    A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dr. Joel Powell received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery training at Dalhousie University from 1994-1998. He then completed a one-year post-graduate General Practice Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he gained experience in oral surgery, anaesthesia, and caring for medically compromised patients. Choosing to pursue a specialty career in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS), Dr. Powell completed a one-year OMFS Internship at Emory University in Atlanta in 2000 then returned to Dalhousie University for his specialty training, where he completed the 6-year program in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, obtaining both a Masters degree (MSc) and a Doctorate of Medicine (MD).

    Dr. Powell is married with two young children. He lives in Halifax and enjoys playing hockey, golf, softball, mountain biking, aviation, travel and spending time with his family.

  • Dr. Ken Chisholm


    Dr. Ken Chisholm has a passion for helping people feel better and look their best. In his anesthesia practice at Capital Health, Nova Scotia, he helps people dealing with acute and chronic pain, and is also a trauma team leader.

    Dr. Chisholm joined the SouthWest Dental team in 2015 and travels to Yarmouth every couple of months to work with Dr. Michel Comeau to provide IV sedation for patients requiring extensive dental treatment. Appointments are often limited to two or three patients during the entire day.

  • Dr. Marco Chiarot

    Oral Surgeon

    Dr. Marco Chiarot is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with degrees in both Medicine and Dentistry. His clinical interests include all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with a special interest in surgical rehabilitation of the jaws with dental implants and bone grafting techniques.

    Dr. Chiarot is involved in organized Dentistry serving on committees for the Nova Scotia Dental Association and is a member of the Prescription Monitoring Board of Nova Scotia. Apart from Dentistry, in his free time Dr. Chiarot enjoys recreational sporting activities and belongs to both the Italian wines societie and the Commanderie de Bordeaux.

  • Dr. Michel Comeau

    General Dentist

    Dr. Michel Comeau received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1998. Michel has pursued his passion for comprehensive, cosmetic and implant dentistry by attending several internationally recognized continuing education institutes in an effort to provide complete dental care to his patients.

    In 2007, he attained Fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry ("AGD") and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists ("ICOI") and also graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute prosthetic program. He is a former associate faculty member of The Dawson Academy in Florida.

  • Dr. Saravpreet Kaur

    General Dentist

    Dr. Saravpreet Kaur was born and raised in Punjab India and moved to Canada in 2016. In India, she studied dentistry and then completed a Periodontology residency program in 2015. After coming to Canada in 2016, she started the process to get her license to practice dentistry in Canada and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Dalhousie University. She was the recipient of the Dr. Sura Hadad Scholarship in Dentistry, Dr. Bill McInnis Scholarship, and the CFAO award for achievement in undergraduate Orthodontics.

    Along with Periodontology, she holds an interest in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Sara fell in love with Nova Scotia when she moved here with her husband, Manbir, in 2018 and they decided to make it their home. She lives in Yarmouth with her husband and their cats and enjoys walks on the beach, hiking trails, and relaxing with a good book. She believes in the practice of complete dentistry and is an active member of the Dawson Academy Study Club in Atlantic Canada.

  • Dr. Lindsay Downey

    General Dentist

    Dr. Lindsay Downey, graduated with honours from University College Cork, in Cork, Ireland, with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2021. She was also the recipient of the 2021 American Academy of Endodontics award. Dr. Downey is originally from Moncton, New Brunswick and she joined the SouthWest Dental team in September 2023. Interests include attending spin classes, cooking for friends and family, and travelling to different countries. Dr. Downey looks forward to bringing her passion for comfortable, minimally invasive dentistry to the team and is pleased to offer bilingual service to her patients.

Easy Financing Options

At SouthWest Dental, we offer flexible financing options through RBC or Fairstone to help you manage your dental payments at an affordable and comfortable pace.

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Why Choose SouthWest Dental?

What You Get at Our Dental Clinic

The comprehensive services at our Yarmouth dental clinic help keep your smile healthy and happy.

Preventative Guidance, Yarmouth Dentist

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Compassionate Dentists

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Full Service Offering

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Current Technology, Yarmouth Dentist

Current Technology

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SureSmile, Yarmouth Dentist

The Clear Way to a Straighter Smile

Adults and teens in Yarmouth can achieve a straighter smile discreetly, and conveniently with SureSmile clear, custom aligners. 

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SureSmile Clear Aligners, Yarmouth Dentist

About SureSmile

SureSmile works to correct orthodontic issues while providing the appearance of wearing no braces.

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SureSmile Assessment in Nova Scotia

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Smile Assessment

Complete our Free 30-Second Smile Assessment to find out if SureSmile might be right for you.

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Relaxing Dental Appointments

Dental Sedation Services for Yarmouth Patients

At SouthWest Dental we offer dental sedation options to help patients feel relaxed during their dental procedures.

Dental anxiety is a common condition which causes patients to experience anxiety or intense nervousness about undergoing a dental procedures. At SouthWest Dental we offer a range of sedation services to help anxious patients feel more relaxed during their dental appointments with us.

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Conveniently Located in Yarmouth

Our dental team proudly serves families in Yarmouth. Our dental clinic is easily accessible by public transit, and offers free on-site parking.

Contact & Hours

Helping Achieve Your Oral Health Goals

At SouthWest Dental, we are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal oral health with a range of dental services that can be tailored to your needs.

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  • Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday:Closed
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed