FAQS

What is an independent dental hygienist?
In September 2007, Bill 171 passed. This bill permits dental hygienists in good standing with the College Of Dental Hygienist of Ontario (CDHO)and who have been authorized to self initiate to practice independently from dentists. This means we can open our won practice or bring our service to you.

Why chose a dental hygienist with a mobile practice?
As a mobile dental hygiene service I will give you the convenience of coming to your home, seniors residence, or place of employment. Your time is valuable to me. I will provide you with ethical, high quality preventative hygiene care.

What happens my first appointment?
We will go over your medical and dental history. Charting of existing teeth and fillings will be completed. I will ask you questions pertaining to your health care regime at home and address any of your concerns. I will perform a thorough examination of your mouth, head and neck. My aim will be to make your first visit experience as comfortable as possible.

Is your services recognized by my insurance company?
Yes, we follow the ODHA fee guidelines and dental insurance companies recognize and reimburse clients for services provided. I will be happy to assist you in filling out the forms. I use a standard dental hygiene claim form provided by the Ontario Dental Hygienist Association.

What happens if I have a cavity?
I work with dentists in the community and will refer you if I see any obvious cavities, it is advised you see your dentist for your exam and xrays at least once a year. If you do not have a dentist I can help you to choose a dentist in a convenient location for you.

Will you be able to refer me to a dentist?
Yes, Bytown Dental Hygiene collaborates with other health care professionals to ensure that you have the most thorough care.