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  • Why choose an independent clinic like Village Dental Hygienist?
    You have the right to choose your dental hygienist and dentist separately. You are not limited to the dental staff at your dentist’s office to provide your oral health care. You may choose any Registered dental hygienist to perform your teeth cleaning just the same as you may choose a specific dentist to fill your cavities. Village Dental Hygienist follows a suggested fee guide set out by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) which is typically 10%-30% less than the fee guide cost of a general dentist's office. That's right, you can have the same oral health care services done for a fraction of the price!
  • What is a Registered Dental Hygienist?
    A Registered Dental Hygienist has many roles in the dental community, from scaling and polishing teeth to applying fluoride, desensitizing and placing pit and fissure sealants, educating patients on oral hygiene instruction, dietary recommendations and overall health. Village Dental Hygiene is at the front line of care and can provide extra oral assessments, periodontal assessments and oral cancer screenings (which are included at each hygiene appointment). Tracy will evaluate your oral health and provide recommendations for areas of improvement and monitor your progress in an attempt to achieve overall health. We work collaboratively with you, your dentist and other health care providers to ensure you are receiving proper care.
  • Is Village Dental Hygienist an independent practice?
    Yes! Since 2007, Registered Dental Hygienists have been able to practice independently from dentists. This means we can open and run clinics that provide only dental hygiene services.
  • What are the educational requirements for Independent Dental Hygienists?
    To practice in Ontario, a Dental Hygienist must complete a recognized dental hygiene program, pass the National Board exams and be registered with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. Dental Hygienists operating their own Dental Hygiene practice must also apply for and receive special authorization from the CDHO. Dental Hygienists are also required to meet ongoing quality assurance requirements including continuing education courses every year. ​
  • Is there a professional body that regulates Dental Hygienists?
    Absolutely! In Ontario, dental hygienists are registered by the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO), which ensures competent, safe and ethical dental hygiene care for the public. ​
  • Why is dental hygiene important?
    Good oral health goes beyond daily brushing and flossing to include regular cleaning by a Registered Dental Hygienist. Oral health plays a major role in overall health and well-being. Regular cleaning and maintaining good oral health is key in preventing numerous diseases, from gingivitis to heart disease.
  • Why should I come to Village Dental Hygienist for my preventive oral care?
    Tracy is a Registered Dental Hygienist with a shared vision of providing high-quality preventive dental care: in an environmentally friendly manner. We use all-natural and plant-based products to minimize the number of toxic chemicals used in our treatments.
  • What services does Village Dental Hygienist perform?
    We offer the same professional services provided by dental hygienists employed at dental offices including taking a medical history, charting the conditions of the oral cavity, instructing clients in preventive care and nutrition, cleaning and whitening teeth, sports mouth guards, and sealants. Patients can expect high-quality professional oral care services delivered in a friendly, relaxed environment.
  • What if I have dental anxiety? How can you help?
    Many people suffer from dental anxiety due to past experiences in a dentist’s office. In Ontario, Independent Dental Hygiene clinics do not drill teeth or provide anesthetic by injection. This helps to limit the anxiety a patient may suffer which would prevent them from seeking our services. The Village Dental Hygienist practice is designed to be relaxing and welcoming and we strive to provide a quality and customized service by offering both traditional and holistic approaches to oral care.
  • Do you have a mobile service?
    Yes! If you or a loved one requires service outside of our clinic, please contact us to arrange a visit. We can come to you. Visits to residential care facilities or in your home can be arranged.
  • Do you accept dental insurances? How are services billed?
    Yes. Most major insurance companies now accept claims for services provided. In addition, convenient electronic billing is also available.
  • What payment methods do you accept?
    We accept cash, e-transfer, debit and all major credit cards, including American Express.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    We have a 48-hour cancellation policy with a charge of $50 for missed confirmed appointments. If you test positive or have COVID-19 symptoms, the cancellation fee will be waived if proof is provided.
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