Taking on the World, One Smile At A Time
Why an independent dental practice? I chose an independent practice to be able to practice how I felt I could make the most impact with clients. If you want a more one on one experience where you have the same hygienist every time with a focus on prevention of oral diseases then I am your Registered Dental Hygienist.
To The Root
I always knew I wanted to work independently. In my dental hygiene program at VIU, we were taught about the different areas a hygienist could work in. In 2017, my dad wasn’t well. I wasn’t able to get him to get his teeth cleaned prior to his passing even though he really wanted it done. I was back and forth between Vancouver Island and here, so it was difficult with all his other medical appointments and my job in a different province.
I decided then that I couldn’t be the only person who wasn’t able to do that, and my journey began for building my dental hygiene practice began in April 2018. Fast forward to Feb 2019 I opened my mobile service, and then November 2019 my storefront clinic was ready to go. Sometimes the universe puts everything in place for you, and you just have to follow through.
What Does This Mean For Clients?
I try to create a healthy dental hygiene foundation with each person, so they want to come back and look forward to it. I am flexible with time and needs. Each person is treated as they need or request.
I want to provide care in a way that I feel good about at the end of the day and for my clients to have access to care that they feel comfortable with.
My Values As A Provider
Clients should feel heard, and have their needs are met.
No Rubber Stamp Appointments
Unique treatment and consideration for individuals
Reduction of Barriers
Access to care, information, and support
My Values As A Professional
Hygienists are empowered to practice with their full scope
Increase public awareness of the scope of practice for hygienists and options for their services
Oral health promotion and prevention of oral diseases