Preventive Dental Hygiene Care
I have been a Dental Hygienist in the Hamilton area since 2002 and have experience in many practice types, including cosmetic, general, and special needs like geriatric, cancer care and dental anxiety. With a Bachelor of Science from McMaster (2000) I am very interested in the science of teeth and oral health. I began to see that there are many ways that cavities and periodontal disease can be controlled, but in the traditional dental office, I needed more time with my clients to understand their needs, choices and lifestyle, to offer the services that can best help them.
Being independent of a dental office has allowed me to offer a more well-rounded, preventive approach to dental care and I have now helped hundreds of clients gain control over ongoing dental problems, and achieve long-term wellness. I began working as an Independent Dental Hygienist in 2008, opened inside Village Green Denture Clinic in 2010, and in 2017 opened a second location in Smithville where I also offer evening, and weekend appointments. From 2009-2017 I was a clinical instructor in Dental Hygiene at Southern Ontario Dental College (formerly ODEI) in Ancaster, educating students in the hands-on practice of Dental Hygiene . I am a member in good standing with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Hygiene Association, and the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association.
My mission is to provide an alternative choice for Dental Hygiene care. Whether one is seeking a relaxed personalized experience, a way to reduce dental anxiety, cost-savings, a focus on prevention of further dental problems, or use of natural product alternatives, I will meet your needs.
My goal is to provide gentle and thorough dental hygiene care, explaining dental conditions and risks for ongoing problems while balancing this with your specific needs, and offering you the best in research-backed preventive solutions to reduce the need for fillings and crowns, extensive teeth cleaning, or tooth loss.