Get to know the dentists of Anchor Dental

Dr. Ken Rhodenizer, DDS

After completing his Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biology at Acadia University, Dr. Rhodenizer graduated from Dalhousie Dental School in 1990. Following graduation, he entered private practice and quickly realized that he would need more training to enable him to provide the best of care to his patients. He began to pursue continuing education courses in crown and bridge and in surgical procedures, a pursuit that continues to this day. 


Dr. Rhodenizer was the founding member of the local Tucker Cast Gold Study Club after traveling to Seattle, Washington, to study with Dr. Tucker. Beginning in 2000, he embarked on an educational journey at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. This education provided him with tools that help him treat patients with a more comprehensive view, allowing them to achieve more in terms of predictability, comfort and function. He applies the techniques and applications he learned there every day. His extensive training in fixed and removable prosthodontics, restorative dentistry and surgeries allows him to offer all aspects of comprehensive care to those who walk through the doors of Anchor Dental. 


Dr. Rhodenizer is a member of the Canadian Dental Association, the Nova Scotia Dental Association, Halifax County Dental Society, Tucker Cast gold Study Clubs, Atlantic Implant Study Club and the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. 

Dr. Stuart Kirby, DDS

Dr. Kirby was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After completing his Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biology and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Dalhousie University in 1998, he attended the Dalhousie School of Dentistry, graduating in 2002 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. 

While in dental school, Dr. Kirby received a number of clinical awards including the Terry Ingham Award for most caring towards patient/family. Following dental school, Dr. Kirby completed a one-year surgical-based General Practice Residency (GPR) at the University of Western Ontario. 

In 2003, Dr. Kirby entered into private practice where he has worked closely with Dr. Rhodenizer ever since. Dr. Kirby also serves as the staff dentist for the Pauline Potter Health Centre at Northwoodcare Inc. 

Dr. Kirby shares the Anchor Dental philosophy of a comprehensive approach to dental health. He believes strongly in the importance of continuing education in the dental field and the use of the latest advances in dental technology to help provide optimal dental care to patients. Dr. Kirby and his team strive to provide you with the most current and caring dentistry possible.

Dr. Jacob Smith, DDS

A native of the west end of Halifax, Dr. Smith attended Queen Elizabeth High School followed by Acadia University before heading to Dalhousie University where he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2016. While a student at Dal, Dr. Smith completed the Periodontal Elective and was awarded the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry Award for proficiency in treating children. 

Dr. Smith has a true passion for dentistry and values the relationships formed in the dental office. He prides himself on bringing patient priorities to the forefront. A keen new graduate with experience in implant dentistry, root canals, dentures and surgical procedures, Dr. Smith is a strong advocate of continued education and lifelong learning. 

Jake is currently a member of the Halifax County Dental Society as well as the Atlantic Implant Study Club.


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6960 Mumford Road, Suite 195,  Halifax, NS