How can I work without a dentist?
In 2007 came the passing of Bill 171. It took years and years of political lobbying before we received the recognition to work without dentists. It is still hard for a lot of people to see us as a seperate profession. We have (and have had for a long time) our own regulatory body (College of Dental Hygienist of Ontario) and have always been required to upkeep our continuing education. We are a profession that specializes in preventative care- our goal is help you achieve oral health, and avoid all the pitfalls that come with gum disease and tooth decay.
Outside the Dental Hygiene World...
I love animals, and currently have 2 dogs and a cat of my own. I like taking them biking, rollarblading or hiking with me, though sometimes the day calls for book reading and naps. I also consider myself a DIYer (do-it-yourselfer) and I usually have a project or two on the go around the house. That, along with regular house maintance jobs, and hanging with my family and friends, usually takes up any spare time I have.
Meet Erica King, RDH and owner
I graduated from the George Brown Dental Hygiene program in 2005. Upon receiving my certification I started working for a cosmetic and family dental clinic and have been there ever since. In 2010 I realized there was more opportunity out there to help people so I decided to open my own mobile business. I LOVE my mobile business! I get great satisfaction in reaching people who would otherwise not receive care. Plus I get the added bonus of working in the most relaxed of settings...your home!