FAQs

For your convenience, our most common client questions are answered right here.

 

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Q: You don’t work for a dentist? How does that work?

A: 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.

 

Q: What is a Dental Hygienist?

A: Dental hygienists are primary oral health care professionals who provide clinical assessments and therapy, oral health education, and offer health promotion strategies to people of all ages. Dental hygienists practise in a variety of settings, including public health, dental hygiene practice, dental offices, hospitals, long-term care facilities, educational institutions, and in dental industry. Many dental hygienists also conduct or participate in research studies to expand the scientific basis of dental hygiene practice

 

Q: Does my dental insurance cover dental hygiene visits?

A: Most dental insurances cover dental hygiene fees, including ODSP and healthy smiles.

 

Q: What if I already have a dentist?

A: I will try to work with you and your dentist to provide you with optimal oral care.

 

Q: What if I DO NOT have a dentist?

A: I will refer you to a general dentist or specialist when needed.  I also recommend seeing a dentist for regular check ups and x rays.

 

Q: I cannot afford dental treatment are there government agencies that I could apply for dental treatment?

A: Please visit Public Programs, a list of government agencies offering programs that help eligible children and adults in Ontario access oral care.