Dental Hygienists work in a wide variety of practice settings, including in their own practice or independently within a dental health team. They're the primary oral health care providers who specialize in services related to clinical therapy, oral health education and health promotion.
Dental hygienists' scope of practice involves the assessment of teeth and adjacent tissues and treatment by preventive and therapeutic means. This could include treating periodontal disease with scaling or various adjunctive therapies, such as certain medicines and antibiotics that can be placed under the gums and used in conjunction with scaling. Some dental hygienists are also involved in the provision of orthodontic and restorative procedures and services such as working with a dentist to place braces and fillings.
Throughout their career, these registered health care professionals must continuously demonstrate that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and judgment to practise in a safe and competent way by fulfilling the requirements of the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario's Quality Assurance Program.
College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario
69 Bloor Street East, Suite 300, Toronto, ON M4W 1A9
Toll Free in Ontario: 1-800-268-2346
Meet our Dental Hygienists
I did my dental assisting training at Fanshawe College and after completing the dental hygiene program at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, I returned to London to start my hygiene career.
After 25 years in the dental profession, with over 20 of those years as a hygienist, I still enjoy it as much as ever. I can honestly say I can't imagine myself doing anything else! I enjoy the relationships I am able to build with my patients and feel great satisfaction in helping them to achieve their oral health goals.
Dentistry is continuously advancing. There is always opportunity to learn and grow in this career. Dental hygiene itself is taking great strides as a profession.
I am proud to have earned my authorization to self-initiate dental hygiene care and am always looking for ways to stay current and improve the quality of care.
I am grateful to be part of a dental care team that goes the extra step that so often changes care from satisfactory to truly exceptional!
I am a London native, and have settled in the Old South area with my family. While our 2 kids keep us pretty busy, be it on the soccer field, in the dance studio or on the ski slopes, my husband and I enjoy a passion for restoring old homes and can often be found scouring the salvage shops for our latest project.
I registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario in 2006.
My dental hygiene experience includes work in periodontal practices, orthodontic practices, public health, and general practice.
I feel fortunate to have treated many segments of the population. Working with children, elderly, individuals with special needs or illness has allowed me to gain knowledge and skills from such diverse health care settings.
This experience coupled with my background in nursing has taught me to care for the public with the goal of providing a gentle, compassionate, and informative approach to help clients reach optimal oral health wellness.
Coming to the dental office does not have to be intimidating. I strive to make clients feel relaxed and know they are in the driver's seat. I love to laugh and truly find joy in the wonderful conversations with our clients.
It's also a pleasure to have worked so many years with such devoted and caring colleagues.
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Dr Vo Family Dentistry
246 Oxford St W, London, ON N6H 1S8
Tel: (519) 679-8783