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.
I began working as an Independent Dental Hygienist in 2008, moved to Village Green Denture Clinic in 2010, and began to also offer evening, and weekend appointments in Smithville in 2017. 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 of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, the Ontario Dental Hygiene Association, and the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association.