Meet the Dentists

At Elmsdale Dental We Consider Our Staff Our Family

Dr. Claire Karst


Born and raised in Newfoundland, Claire graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Biology) in 1985 from Memorial University.  During her year in the BSc program, she also studied classical piano through the Trinity College at London England program.  Nova Scotia became home following a move to the East Coast and she graduated from Dalhousie Dentistry in 1990. Claire began her career as an associate in Shubenacadie and launched her own practice in Elmsdale in 1991. She has a deep familiarity and love for the East Hants area of the province.

Presently, Claire is a member of Nova Scotia Dental Association (NSDA), Halifax County Dental Society Board, and an active Tucker Study Club Member (Gold Study).

Claire is keenly invested in continuing dental education. She completed studies in occlusion using the Pankey Philosophy in 2007.

Claire’s Professional Commitment:  “Providing the best comprehensive dentistry to patients”

On a Personal Note:  Loves to spend time with friends and family, cooking, and travelling.

My best gift: "Being able to practice dentistry with my brother, Dr. Andrew Kim."

Dr. Andrew Kim


Dr. Andrew Kim

Andrew was born and raised in St. John's, NL, where he attended Brother Rice High School. Upon graduation, he attended St. Francis Xavier University and attained his BSc with a major in Biology.

He subsequently received his Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Dalhousie School of Dentistry in 2001 and joined Elmsdale Dental Clinic shortly after graduation. Andrew is also a Reserve Dental Officer with the Royal Canadian Dental Corps and since 2003 has served with 33 (Halifax) Field Ambulance.  He currently serves with 1 Canadian Field Hospital detachment, Ottawa.

Andrew’s Professional Commitment:  “Refining and expanding clinical skills”. Andrew is a member of various study clubs and regularly attends Continuing Dental Education courses.

On a Personal Note:  Andrew likes to keep active by regularly running, participate in Crossfit training, and spending time with his three children Nicholas, Gabrielle, and Isabelle and wife Michelle.

Dr. Alexandra Mann

Associate Dentist

Dr. Alexandra Mann

Alexandra is originally from Campbellton New Brunswick.  Prior to studying dentistry, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. In 2011 she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Dalhousie University. Upon graduation, Alexandra moved to Portland, Maine where she practiced general dentistry for a little over one year. In October 2012 following a move back to East Coast Canada, she joined the Elmsdale Dental Clinic as an Associate Dentist.

Alexandra’s work ethic and attention to detail help contribute to her skill set as a general dentist. She continuously seeks to increase her knowledge in dentistry through continuing education courses and study clubs in order to provide patient-focused comprehensive dental care.

Alexandra’s Professional Commitment:  “Helping each individual patient achieve his or her optimal oral health through both education and treatment planning.”

On a Personal Note:  Alexandra enjoys outdoor activities and traveling as well as spending time with her new husband, as well as her family residing in northern New Brunswick.

Alexandra is excited to provide oral health care to the patients of Elmsdale Dental Clinic and to build long lasting relationships with her patients.



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