Meet Our Port Hawkesbury Dentists

Our dentists head the team at Port Hawkesbury Dental Group and are dedicated to providing the best professional dental care services to you and your family.


Dr. Wotton, Port Hawkesbury Dental Group Dr. Ernie Wotton

Dr. Ernie is a graduate of the Dalhousie University, and attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in 2005 for training in cosmetic dentistry.

He is a true believer in ongoing education and makes sure that he and his team attend as many educational seminars and conferences they can fit in. Continually improving and honing your skill set is part of being a great dental practitioner.

Dr. Ernie enjoys hunting with his sons and the dogs or enjoying a meal at his favourite restaurant, Gabrieau's.

It's never too late to have a smile that you can really be proud of. With advances in dentistry today, there are plenty of options for patients to achieve the smile of their dreams.
- Dr. Ernie Wotton

Dr. Laitwaitis, Port Hawkesbury Dental Group Dr. Latwaitis

Dr. Brian Latwaitis has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years.

During his many years of dental practice in Halifax, he also taught clinical skills to many dental students through his affiliation with Dalhousie Dental School.

He continues to take courses to be current in his skills and scope of practice. Lately, he has been working in Guatemala offering dental care to those who would otherwise not have access to it.

In his spare time, Dr. Latwaitis has recently replaced marathon running with biking and looks forward to his annual fishing adventures with his friends.

If you are anxious about coming to the dentist, we have lots of options to help get your oral health back on track again. A healthy smile requires regular care. Whatever your smiles needs, we'll help you smile brighter once again.
- Dr. Brian Laitwaitis

Dr. Nemec, Port Hawkesbury Dental Group Dr. Michael Nēmec

Dr. Michael Nēmec has been practicing dentistry for over 39 years. He began his professional education at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, his country of birth. 

In 1969 he arrived in Canada  to complete his studies at Acadia and Dalhousie Universities. 

His practise focuses on TMJ treatment modalities, DAMON orthodontics, soft tissue/hard tissue laser dentistry and  Neuro-muscular concepts of dental therapies. Conducting proven treatments that strive for the best results, relying on leading edge technology and always keeping current with the highest standards in professional skills. 

Besides his love for the dental profession, Dr. Nēmec is a road biking enthusiast who also enjoys camping, kayaking and traveling. He keeps an open mind to new ideas, experiences and new passions in his life. 


Dr. Sanford, Port Hawkesbury Dental Group Dr. Jessica Sanford

Dr. Sanford graduated from Dalhousie Dental School in 2016 and began her career with Antigonish Family Dentistry, where she commutes between Antigonish & Port Hawkesbury. Originally from Dartmouth, she resides in Antigonish with her fur baby.  In her spare time she enjoys exploring the outdoors and the areas east of HRM. She can also be found in the classroom in her off time, learning new dental techniques.  Drop by to say hi and welcome Dr. Sanford to Port Hawkesbury Dental Group.


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