We are an Independent Dental Hygiene Clinic located in Port Colborne, ON. We specialize in retirement homes and long term care facilities, when it is difficult for you to attend a traditional practice setting we can come to you.
The World Heath Organization defines ORAL HEALTH as being free of chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral sores, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay and tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that affect the mouth and oral cavity.
Your TOTAL Health begins with your Dental Hygienist! There is a direct link between oral health and your overall health and we are here to help you be the healthiest you can BE!!!!!!
Most common questions you will have……..
YOU DON’T WORK FOR A DENTIST? HOW DOES THAT WORK?
In September 2007 Bill 171 was passed, which allows Dental Hygienists to work independently without the supervision of a dentist. The intention of passing this bill is to make preventive dentistry more accessible and affordable for the public. To be an Independent Registered Dental Hygienist you must be self-initiated by The College of Dental Hygienist of Ontario to practice without the supervision of a dentist.
WHAT IF I ALREADY HAVE A DENTIST?
If you have a regular dentist we can work together to deliver you the optimal oral care. It is your choice as the client to choose your dental hygienist Client’s Rights . With reports and x-ray releases we can work together with your current dentist .
I DO NOT HAVE A REGULAR DENTIST?
If you do not have a regular dentist or need a specialist we can refer you for necessary exams, x-rays and treatments.
DO YOU ACCEPT DENTAL INSURANCE?
Most dental insurances cover dental hygiene fees, ODSP and healthy smiles. Let us know and we can double check.
My Favorite Saying – “Healthy Gums DON’T BLEED”
A little bit about me, Erin Rickman RDH, I graduated from the Canadian Dental Hygiene Institute in 2006 having 10 years of experience in Dental Hygiene. I am passionate about educating you on what’s going on in your mouth and teaching you how to take care of your mouth at home. Prevention of gum disease and cavities is easy once you know how.
Brush, floss, rinse, eat healthy, and see your dental hygienist regularly.
I welcome your feedback and suggestions.
Use our Contact Us page to tell me what is on your mind.