Meet the Team

Dr. Michael D. Clerk

BSc, MSc, DDS, MASc, Dip Prosth, FRCD(C)

Dr. Michael Clerk is a Board certified specialist in Prosthodontics.

Dr. Clerk graduated from Dalhousie University’s School of Dentistry in 1996 after completing a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry from Dalhousie University (1991), and an Honors Degree in Chemistry from Saint Mary’s University (1989).

Following his graduation in 1996, Dr. Clerk worked seven years in general dentistry with a particular interest and focus on prosthetic and esthetic (cosmetic) dentistry. After completing several advanced courses in esthetic dentistry Dr. Clerk returned to Dalhousie University in 2003 to pursue post graduate training in Prosthodontics. In the fall of 2006, Dr. Clerk successfully obtained a Diploma in Prosthodontics, a Master of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering, and his Fellowship of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. Clerk lectures locally on all aspects of Prosthodontics, and taught Clinical Prosthodontics to senior dental students at the Dalhousie School of Dentistry from 2003-2008. He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, Nova Scotia Dental Association, and the Atlantic Prosthodontic Society. His particular areas of interest are Implant Prosthodontics, Fixed Prosthodontics, and Esthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Clerk maintains a full-time private practice in Dartmouth, where he lives with his wife Robin and three children.


Shelley – Practice Manager

Shelly has been working with Dr. Clerk since the inception of his practice in 2007.  She graduated from Acadia University in 1980 with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Shelley is responsible for the business side of Dr. Clerk’s practice, and oversees the entire operation of the practice.


Patricia – Hygiene Coordinator

Patricia received her Diploma in Dental Assisting in 2008 and worked as a chair side assistant for 5 years. She moved to the administrative side of dentistry in 2013. Patricia has been with Dr. Clerk’s practice since July 2016. She is predominantly responsible for scheduling and managing all of Dr. Clerk’s hygiene patients but is well versed in all administrative duties. When not at work, Patricia enjoys time with her family, dog, and riding her horse..


Lina – Registered Dental Hygienist

Lina received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001, from St. Mary’s University in Halifax.  She then went on to obtain a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. She has been a Dental Hygienist for Dr. Clerk at MicMac Dental Center since November 2008.


Laura – Registered Dental Hygienist

Laura received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. After her undergrad she obtained her Dental Hygiene Diploma at Dalhousie University in 2010. She has been a dental hygienist for Dr. Clerk  since September 2011.


Sylvia – Registered Dental Assistant

Sylvia graduated with honors from the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) in 2006, and has been working with Dr. Clerk since 2010. She enjoys being an assistant and taking care of patients. She has been trained in digital x-rays and CT scans and attends many continuing education courses.

Sylvia offers a wide variety of skills for every dental procedure. Sylvia is a team player and brings a good sense of humour to the office.  She is always by Dr. Clerk’s side for all of his big implant and full mouth rehabilitation cases.  When she’s not at the office, Sylvia enjoys spending time with her young daughter, family and friends.