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.




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 should I come to you for my preventive dental care?


Tracy is a registered dental hygienist with a shared vision of providing high quality preventive dental care in an environmentally friendly manner. Wherever possible, we try to use environmentally safe products. ​We take a holistic approach where possible in order to minimize the amount of toxic chemicals used in our treatments.




What services do you perform?


Village Dental Hygiene offers the same professional services provided by dental hygienists employed at dental offices including taking 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. Clients can expect high-quality professional dental hygiene services delivered in a friendly, relaxed environment.




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 is your cancellation policy?


We have a 48 hour cancellation policy with a charge of $50 for confirmed missed appointments.




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.




What payment methods do you accept?


We accept cash, e-transfer, debit and credit cards.




Will I need to take antibiotics before a dental cleaning?


Antibiotics will be required according to the American Heart Association if you have a heart murmur (with regurgitation) or if you have had a knee/hip replacement within the last two years, or if you have a medical condition that affects your immune system. It is important to consult with your doctor prior to your dental cleaning with us. For more info please feel free to contact us.





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