Meet Our Team

Dr. Emily Porskamp

As far back as Emily can remember visiting the dentist herself, she knew she wanted to become a dentist. Growing up in a small town in rural Nova Scotia, Emily completed her Biology degree at Acadia University, and immediately turned her focus to the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax

Dr. Karen Furlong

Dr. Karen Furlong began practicing at Nova Dental upon graduation from Dalhousie Dental School in 1988. Over the past 24 years, she has helped direct our office’s growth in the community and was extremely involved with the planning of our new office.

Dr. Colleen Riordan

Dr. Colleen Riordan is a preventative Family dentist dedicated to bringing her patients state-of-the-art dental care. Committed to providing the best care available for her patients by remaining abreast of the latest techniques and materials available to dentistry today, Dr. Riordan is an active participant in many continuing education post graduate lectures and seminars in cosmetic, restorative, implant and endodontic dentistry.

Dr. Amanda Demsey

Dr. Amanda Demsey is originally from Kitchener, Ontario but happily calls Nova Scotia home after pursuing both her undergraduate and dental degrees at Dalhousie. Following graduation, she practiced in St. John’s, NL before returning to the Halifax area and joining the team at Nova Dental.

Dr. Jane Porter

Dr. Jane Porter has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years. Prior to dentistry, Dr. Porter worked as a nurse in Halifax. Outside of working at the office, Dr. Porter is very involved in the regional and provincial Dental Associations, currently chairing the Professional Development Committee, and as past president of the Halifax County Dental Society.

Dr. Amanda Miller

Even from a young age, Dr. Amanda Miller knew she would pursue a career as a dentist. “Dentistry allows me to care for the well-being of my patients, and equips me with the skills to make my patients feel better about their smiles and themselves.” Dr. Miller enjoys the challenges and rewards of daily practice and encourages an open forum with her patients.