Bytown Dental Hygiene has been a dream of mine for over 20 years. However, when I graduated in 1994 dental hygienists were not practicing independently. I first began my research in 1995, by contacting a dental hygienist in British Columbia who was paving the way for independent practice.

Over my career I have gained invaluable experience in all aspects of the dental field. I have worked in public health as well as private practice for many years. In 2006 I went back to school to become a restorative dental hygienist, giving me a broader scope of practice. As a restorative dental hygienist I had the opportunity to work with children and adults with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities. I also gained experience working in seniors residences and long term care facilities. My work with the elderly and people with mobility issues has given me the desire to provide accessible, compassionate care.

In 2007 bill 171 passed giving the public direct access to dental hygiene care. With the experience and skills I have gained over the last 22 years, I am ready to take the next step. While taking my restorative program I met a colleague who would inspire me to finally start my independent practice. Lee Ann owns Alternative Dental Hygiene in Brockville, Ontario and has given me a wealth of support.

It is my mission to provide accessible, affordable and compassionate care to everyone and I will make it a priority to sit and talk and get to know you.