Dr. Magda Barnard graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1995, and her dental degree in 1999. After working for five years as a general dentist in Dartmouth, she went back to university to study orthodontics. Dr. Barnard graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Master of Science in Orthodontics in 2008 and moved back to the Maritimes where she joined the practice of Dr. Lee Erickson, as a partner. Dr. Barnard has received numerous awards during her academic career, including Dr. Frank Woodbury Memorial Prize, Teledyne Water Pik Canada Prize, JD MacLean Scholarship, Dr. Stanley Bagnall Memorial Prize, Dr. WHH Beckwith Prize, and the Modern Dental Laboratory Prize.
Dr. Barnard is very involved in organized dentistry, and has volunteered on various committees for the Nova Scotia Dental Association while in private practice. Dr. Barnard is a published author and currently writes the Expert Advice column for the local magazine, Fine Lifestyles. During her career, Dr. Barnard has taught dental students in the Orthodontics Department both at Dalhousie University and at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Barnard belongs to several orthodontic organizations and associations including the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, the Canadian Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Northeastern Society of Orthodontics, and the Halifax County Dental Society.
Dr. Barnard frequently attends conferences and continuing education events to bring the best technical advances and innovations to our patients. Dr. Barnard is a perfectionist – she will make sure you are thrilled with your smile! Dr. Barnard also believes in working closely with your dentist to make sure that your beautiful smile is also a very healthy smile.
In her spare time, Dr. Barnard enjoys spending time with family and friends and outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, tennis and golf.
Dr. Barnard is a proud sponsor of several community events, such as Bedford Days and also a proud sponsor for several local youth sport teams and their fundraising events.
Dr. Barnard lives in Halifax with her husband, Todd, their daughter Lauren, and their four cats, Moe, Stewie, Bob and Emma.