Meet Our Team
At Norris Point Family Dental Clinic, we are a patient-centred dental team, which means we work with our patients to ensure their individual needs and values guide all clinical decisions. We are here to answer all of your questions and respond to any concerns you may have in order to provide you the most appropriate treatment plan that is realistic and achievable. We look forward to meeting you.
Dr. Marina Sexton
Dr. Sexton was born and raised in St. John’s, NL. She received her BSc. From MUN in 1975. She became Newfoundland’s first native born female dentist after she graduated from Dalhousie Dental School in 1980. After graduation Dr. Sexton moved to Norris Point in the heart of Gros Morne National Park. The region had no dentist and hers was the first dental clinic established there. She feels blessed to live in such a beautiful part of her province.
Prior to her arrival, dental care had been provided mainly by doctors and nurses extracting teeth because of infection and pain. Dr. Sexton has seen a major improvement in the region’s oral health since opening her clinic in 1980. After 40 years she still loves her work and meeting the needs of her patients.
Dr. Sexton has been very involved in organised dentistry over the years. She spent many years on the Newfoundland Labrador Dental Association’s Executive and served twice as President. She currently sits on the Newfoundland Labrador Dental Board as a board member. Dr. Sexton also puts a lot of her energy into her local community. Over the years she has served as President of the Bonne Bay Development Association, Chair of the Red Ochre Regional Economic Development Board and is presently the Chair of the Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Heritage Committee. She feels strongly that all dentists should give back to their communities in some way to help make them better places for everyone to live.
Dr. Sexton is married with two daughters. She is an avid reader, walker, and loves snowshoeing with her husband during the long winters on the Great Northern Peninsula.
Dr. Danny Pond
Dr. Pond was born and raised in Lewisporte, NL and completed his Bachelor of Science degree with honours at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2005. He went on to complete his Master of Business Administration at Saint Mary’s University in 2010 and then graduated from Dalhousie University’s Doctor of Dental Surgery program in 2013. Dr. Pond enjoys getting to know his patients and doing what he can to ensure they have a healthy smile. Providing a positive experience for both adults and children are very important to him. While not practicing dentistry, Dr. Pond has been a huge WWE wrestling fan ever since he was a child. Now it’s evolved further into appreciating the history and business aspect of it, but there’s not a match he will miss. The storylines still get him every time. Dr. Pond enjoys spending time with his family, exercising (running/spin), watching hockey, time in the outdoors, and he is likely the biggest Blue Rodeo fan in all of Newfoundland.
Dr. David Ropson
Dr. Ropson was born and raised in Lewisporte, NL and completed his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2014. He became a graduate of the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at Dalhousie University in 2018. Dr. Ropson enjoys having the opportunity to meet people and provide comfortable and calm treatment to all patients while helping to ease any fears around the dentist. Helping people smile is the best bonus! His hobbies include cooking, gardening, hiking, playing music, cross training, video games, and wearing wild socks!
Front Desk Receptionists
Ivy May Pelley