Meet Our Specialists

The dental specialists at SouthWest Dental are committed to providing comprehensive, personalized care to our patients in southwestern Nova Scotia.

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Dr. Marco A. Chiarot

Associate Oral Surgeon
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    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.

    He lives in Halifax with his wife and 2 daughters.

Dr. Joel E. Powell

Associate Oral Surgeon
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    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

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    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. Shahrzad Daneshvar

Associate Periodontist
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    Dr. Shahrzad Daneshvar received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from National University of Medical Sciences in 2010 in Tehran, Iran. After working in the Dentistry field for two years, her interest in treating Gum Disease and Implant Therapy led her to start a speciality program in Periodontology at Dalhousie University in 2012. Dr. Daneshvar is an active member of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Periodontology and Nova Scotia Dental Association.

    As a Periodontist and Implant Surgeon, her main professional goal is to provide excellent patient specific periodontal and implant treatment according to the highest standards of care while maintaining her knowledge and skills updated through continuous education.

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13 Second Street,, Yarmouth, NS B5A 1T5 CA

(902) 742-0191