Dr. MacPherson was born and raised in Bedford. He went to St. Francis Xavier University, graduating with a BSc in Biology in 2009, and then attended McGill University, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2014. At McGill he was awarded the SUNSTAR Gum Award for the highest academic standing in fourth year and the 3M ESPE Student Clinical Award for excellence in the use of restorative materials.
After graduation, Dr. MacPherson returned to Halifax and completed a General Practice Residency at Dalhousie University. His residency gave him the opportunity to practice dentistry in a hospital, where he focused on oral surgery and emergency dentistry for adults and children. When he completed his residency he joined Woodlawn Dental Centre as an associate. He became a partner in the practice in 2017.
His areas of interest are sedation dentistry and working with anxious patients. He enjoys performing a wide range of procedures to restore patients’ smiles, such as root canal treatment, cosmetic work, crowns and bridges, restoring dental implants and extraction of wisdom teeth. Dr. MacPherson keeps his skills sharp by taking continuing education and has completed training in emergency dentistry, oral and nitrous oxide sedation, pediatric care, and esthetic dentistry.
He is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Nova Scotia Dental Association, and the Halifax County Dental Society. He’s certified with Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support.
Outside the office he plays golf and hockey (Habs fan) and loves spending time with his wife, Ann, and their daughter and twin boys.