Our dentists bring years of experience and skill to their practice and we take pride in providing excellent care for our patients. We also care about the community which we call home and believe in giving back. Take some time to get to know the dentists at Champoux and Silver.
Dr. Clare Champoux was born and raised here in Antigonish. After obtaining her undergrad at St.F.X. University and a short stint teaching she was accepted into the Dalhousie School of Dentistry and graduated in 1996 with Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). She is currently a member of the provincial Dental Board and prior to that was a member of the Governing Council of the Nova Scotia Dental Association.
Clare is married, and she and her husband Marc have two children, Luc & Josee. Growing up, Clare had a passion for Highland Dance, something she still carries today as a volunteer with the Antigonish Creative Dance Association. She continues to give back to her community in other various efforts including her membership with a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness group.
Born and raised in Antigonish, NS, Dr. Tim Silver received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology from St. Francis Xavier University in 1985. He was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, in 1989. While attending dental school he was recipient of The WB Saunders award and was senior class president.
Dr. Silver initially practiced in numerous clinics in Nova Scotia upon graduating from dental school. His professional work experience continued when he provided dentistry to under serviced areas throughout coastal Labrador, as a staff member of Grenfell Regional Health Services (formally Grenfell Mission) in Goose Bay, Labrador. While practicing dentistry in Labrador, Dr. Silver contributed to research projects studying the incidence of caries and fluorosis in isolated populations.
In 1996, Dr. Silver returned to his home province and became a partner in Atlantic Dental Centre, Halifax, NS. During his ten year work experience with Atlantic Dental Centre he also taught part time as a clinical instructor at Dalhousie Dental School.
His ongoing commitment to professional development and organized dentistry is demonstrated by his committee membership and ongoing learning. He recently completed 7 years as a member of Governing Council for the Nova Scotia Dental Association. He also regularly attends provincial, national and international conferences.
Tim returned to Antigonish, with his wife Danielle, in 2006 and continues to work in private practice as a partner of Champoux and Silver Dental Associates. They have one daughter Anna Bae. As a sports enthusiast, he models a physically active lifestyle. He enjoys boating, motorcycling, soccer and golf. His soccer involvements include playing soccer year round and coaching within the Antigonish Minor Soccer Association.
Dr. Marianne Dobbin was born and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics with First Class Honours in 2007 from St. Francis Xavier University. She completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Dalhousie University in 2012, where she was voted Class Valedictorian and was presented with the Canadian Dental Association Student Leadership Award.
Since graduation, Dr. Dobbin has worked as an associate dentist in several dental clinics across Nova Scotia, including practices in Arichat, St. Peter’s and Truro. These experiences have reinforced her eagerness to continue performing high quality dental services in a relaxed and caring environment.
Beyond the chairside, Dr. Dobbin has been an elected member of the Nova Scotia Dental Association’s Governing Council since 2015, and is acting treasurer for both the Northern Nova Scotia Dental Society and the Strait Area Dental Study Club. She also enjoys staying connected with Dalhousie University by volunteering as a board member for the Dalhousie Alumni Association.
In her leisure time, Dr. Dobbin takes pleasure in spending time with her fiancé, family and friends, traveling, taking dance lessons, as well as performing in and choreographing for local theatre productions.
Dr. Dobbin is happy to join Drs. Clare Champoux and Tim Silver in providing a broad range of dental services to their patients in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere!