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Skilled People, Working Together to Provide Great Care

Each team member plays an integral role in the day-to-day operations of Ferryland Family Dentistry: from the warm greetings of our receptionist, to the comforting smiles of our dental assistants. Take time to familiarize yourself with each and every member of our wonderful team.

Dr. Wade Abbott

Dr. Wade Abbott

After completing a bachelor of science with a concentration in nutrition at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1999, Dr. Wade Abbott continued his education at Dalhousie University and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2005. During his four years at Dalhousie, Dr. Abbott completed additional electives in dental implant treatment and studied the success rates of dental implant therapy.

Since 2005, Dr. Abbott has exceeded continuing education requirements needed for licensure. He has completed training in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants, as well as minor bone replacement procedures. Dr. Abbott also enjoys providing clients with the latest in orthodontics (braces). He has completed numerous hours of training in the field of orthodontics. He loves how he can change someone’s smile with the conservative treatment of moving teeth into a more pleasing and functional position. He continues to push himself for the benefit of his patients. Dr. Abbott’s new focus is helping patients achieve complex rehabilitation with a multi-interdisciplinary approach. This means meeting patients’ esthetic and functional needs, in a conservative and systematic approach with the involvement of specialists within the field.

When not working, Dr. Abbott can be found with his wife, Jennifer, and their young family. He enjoys snowmobiling, camping, softball, hockey, hunting, and fishing.

Dr. Abbott is a Spear educated dentist. Click the logo below to learn more.


Dr. Jessica Barron

Dr. Jessica Barron

Dr. Barron is the newest addition to Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates, joining the team in June 2016.  She was born and raised in the east end of St. John’s.  Dr. Barron is a recent graduate of the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at Dalhousie University. Prior to that she attended Memorial University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Biochemistry/Nutrition and a Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary).

Dr. Barron took on many leadership roles during her time in dental school: president of her class each year and president of the Dalhousie Dentistry Student Society in her final year. She hopes that she can continue taking on leadership roles by getting involved with the local dental association.

In her spare time, Dr. Barron enjoys socializing with her friends and spending as much time outside as she can (if the weather permits). She enjoys hiking - slowly checking off the different East Coast Trails. Tap dancing is another hobby of hers, dancing in many shows over the past 22 years.

After many years of school, Dr. Barron is excited to join the work force and be a part of the team at Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates. Dr. Barron is currently accepting new clients.

Nicole Jesso

Nicole Jesso

Nicole was born in Labrador City, but grew up in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland. She is 23 years old and has a sister, Kimberley, who is 25. Nicole completed her Dental Hygiene Education at the Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa, Ontario. Nicole has been working at Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates since September 2015.

She plays center midfield for Kirby United Soccer team and has travelled all over Canada and even Europe for soccer tournaments. When Nicole is not working or playing soccer, you can find her at the gym, or playing with her lop-eared bunny, Rosie.

Vianne Chidley

Vianne Chidley

Vianne grew up in Port Kirwan, a tiny fishing community on the Southern Shore. When she married her husband Glenn, she moved with him to Renews, only a few short kilometers away, where they now live. They have two sons who are now living and working in St. John’s but return home almost every weekend for a visit.

She has always worked in local communities: from working at a local restaurant when she was young, to crab fishing with her husband, to working at local convenience stores. Being active in her community is very important to her. Folks from outport Newfoundland are very unique, they have great stories and lives, and she has met some very dear friends over the years.

When she's not working, her favourite way to spend her free time is with her family and friends, going to their cabin, hiking the East Coast Trails, and just enjoying her simple downhome life!

Krista Mallay

Krista Mallay

A desire to learn the latest advancements in dental care and technology are what first attracted Krista Mallay to Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates. Krista was born and raised on Fogo Island and moved to St. John’s in 2003 to continue her education. Krista has been working in the St. John’s area since she graduated with her Level II Dental Assisting diploma from Keyin College in 2004.

Krista’s interest in CEREC dentistry make her a perfect fit for our office, and her gentle nature makes her a favorite with patients and her fellow team members. Krista brings over 10 years experience to her role working side-by-side assisting Dr. Abbott with patient care. She loves the opportunity to work with the leading technology that Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates has to offer its patients.

When Krista is not at work she likes to further her education by attending continuing education courses on the island and off, exercising and spending time with her husband and their close knit group of family and friends. You may not think it when you see her, but she loves the outdoors, riding 4-wheelers, snowshoeing, hunting, and fishing.

Chelsea Pittman

Chelsea graduated dental assisting at Holland college in Prince Edward Island in 2016 then joined the team at Wade Abbott Dentistry soon after.

Chelsea grew up and still resides in Portugal Cove, St. Phillips with her family.

Chelsea enjoys spending quiet time with her family and very special nephew Jake. She also enjoys gardening and spending time with their many animals such as dogs, cats and chickens.

About Ferryland Family Dentistry

Each team member plays an integral role in the day-to-day operations of Ferryland Family Dentistry: from the warm greetings of our receptionist, to the comforting smiles of our dental assistants. Take time to familiarize yourself with each and every member of our wonderful team.



Ferryland Family Dentistry
596 Baltimore Drive
Ferryland, NL
A0A 2H0

Phone (New Patients):
(709) 432-3100

Office Hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 3:00pm