Dr. Jean Gauthier – Dentist

Upon graduation from l' Université de Montréal, Jean was posted to CFB Chatham where he served as Base Dental Officer for 5 years, and after working regular hours as a dentist in a local clinic, it was clear that the Miramichi offered the best opportunities for a busy and challenging career as a general dentist. From this point, a decision was made to develop a multi facetted, group dental practice in the area. Realizing very early in his career, the essential need for hospital care dentistry, Jean with the help and funding of various clinical partners, along with the strong and ongoing referral support from other medical and dental colleagues, treatment has been provided to over 6000 patients, children and adults, who cannot be treated in the usual dental clinic setting. The collegial and cooperative atmosphere, as well as the sincere dedication to high professional dentistry standards of the region, Miramichi marked a good place to work and to live. When not working at the Quali-Dent’s Miramichi clinic, Jean provides clinical dental services to the Correctional Services institutions, and recently, at some Inuit settlements in the Nunavut region. A lifelong learner and passionate about dentistry, Jean is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. A past Board member and for many years an active dental examiner for the National Dental Examination Board (Canada), Jean is recipient of the Lifetime Membership Award in the New- Brunswick Dental Society. After learning to fly, to sail, to take care of a small wood lot, and to tell small fishing lies… Jean now, enjoys hiking (including Hiuana Potosi and Kilimanjaro) and becoming a better Pounder! After living in Miramichi for more than 30 years, Jean now refers to himself a true Miramichier!

Dr. Jean Gauthier
Dr. Jean Gauthier
Dr. Krishna Mahabir – Dentist

Dr. Krishna Mahabir is a graduate of Dalhousie University School of Dentistry located in Halifax Nova Scotia. He received his DDS in 1999 following a BSC with a minor in Psychology from the University of New Brunswick. Following graduation he began practicing dentistry in Oromocto, New Brunswick. This location provided a great opportunity to extend his dental knowledge. Over the next ten years he completed many programs in various aspects of dentistry while working as an associate in New Brunswick. Through the knowledge and experience grained, Dr. Mahabir was able to provide a broad range of services to his patients in many aspects of dentistry. In 2007, Dr. Mahabir made a decision to move back to the Miramichi to be closer to his family and friends in lieu of moving to Las Vegas to practice with his brother Raman (a renowned Reconstruction Surgeon) at a new Medical/Dental center. As fate would have it, an opportunity became available with Quali-Dent.

Dr. Krishna Mahabir is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the New Brunswick Dental Society, the North Shore Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Mahabir currently lives in Miramichi with his wife Sonja and his two children, Ariel and Ethan. He enjoys spending time with his parents and his brother Sanjay’s family, as well as fishing, walking at French Fort Cove, and participating in various activities in the Miramichi area.

Dr. Krishna Mahabir
Dr. Krishna Mahabir


Dr. Vanessa Pinder – Dentist

Dr. Vanessa Pinder was born and raised just outside of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. In 2003, she moved to Halifax to study at Dalhousie University and earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After graduation Dr. Pinder moved to the small town of Paradise, Newfoundland to begin her practice. She then practiced in her home province of Nova Scotia for several years before moving to the Miramichi to be near family.

Dr. Pinder’s top priorities are ensuring patient’s comfort, providing excellent service, and quality care. She works with each individual to determine the best treatment plan while always communicating all available options. Dr. Pinder is also focused on continuing her education in dental medicine. She regularly attends industry conferences and completes advancement courses to stay current in her field. She is a member of the Canadian Dental Association as well as the North Shore Dental Society and New Brunswick Dental Society.

When Dr. Pinder is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Jordan, two young children and family dog.

Dr. Vanessa Pinder
Dr. Martin – Orthodontist Specialist

From the moment Dr. Martin was fitted with his braces – more than 16 years ago – he knew he wanted to become an orthodontist. Dr. Martin received his diploma in Medical Science in 1998 from the University of Moncton. He then enrolled himself in the four-year dentistry program at the University of Montreal, which he completed in 2002. Dr. Martin received six awards for his outstanding results in the dentistry program, including:

  • The Aldis Bernard Prize, for obtaining the highest marks

  • The Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity for excellence in Academic Achievement, for attaining the highest academic standing in Canada during the prescribed years of study

  • A prize from The American Association of Orthodontists recognizing his exceptional interest in the development of the oro-facial complex.

In June of 2007, Dr. Martin joined the very successful practice of Dr. R.H. Bezanson. Since that day, Dr. Martin offers orthodontic services to the Moncton, Miramichi, Amherst and Sussex area. Dr. Martin has been a clinical instructor in orthodontics at the University of Montreal, and he continues to teach in the dental community by engaging himself in seminars and being the organizer of the annual Greater Moncton Continuation Education Day. Dr. Martin is also responsible for putting together the biggest dental study club in New Brunswick. Dr. Martin is also responsible for the orthodontic education of the dental hygienists and dental assistants at the Oulton College. Dr. Martin is able to maintain the highest quality of care by attending numerous innovative lectures, and by being a member of the Canadian and American Association of Orthodontists, as well as the New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Moncton dental societies. Dr. Martin is also a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (FRCDc) and part of the Canadian Dental Association. When he’s not busy in his practice, creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Martin loves spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys golfing, traveling, cycling, and a nice evening out at a restaurant.




Niki Wiebe - Senior Administrative Assistant

Gayle Trevors – Scheduling Coordinator

Amy Malley - Administrative Assistant   

Blanche Shanahan - Administrative Assistant/Continuing Care

Monica McIntyre - Certified Level II Dental Assistant

Stacy McCosh - Certified Level II Dental Assistant

Megan Keating - Certified Level II Dental Assistant

Sonia Durelle - Certified Level II Dental Assistant

Kayla McFarlene - Certified Level II Dental Assistant

Theresa Smallwood - Certified Level II Dental Assistant

Molly Muzerall  - Certified Dental Hygienist 

Annelle Dugay - Certified Dental Hygienist 

Sydney MacIsaac - Certified Dental Hygienist 





  821 King George Hwy, Miramichi, New Brunswick E1V 1P7

 (506) 622-3777