WEDNESDAYS, 9:00am – 3:00pm:
– January 10 & 24
– February 7 & 21
– March 7 & 21
Dental hygiene is all about preventative oral health care – keeping your teeth and gums healthy now to avoid or minimize problems later.
Maintenance of oral health is critical to overall health, and poor dental hygiene has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, and even Alzheimer’s. Oral health problems can also affect speech and nutrition, and have a profound impact on our social and mental well-being.
Something as important as dental hygiene should be accessible to everyone, whether you are insured or not, whether you have a healthy set of teeth or no teeth at all. Smiling Community Dental Hygiene understands how a healthy smile contributes to a healthy person, and healthy people make strong communities.
Heather Dekezel is a practicing Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). She has a gentle yet thorough style of a practice, and a friendly, non-judgmental demeanor. She is a member of the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association and the British Columbia Dental Hygiene Association, and is in good standing with the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia.
Heather graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Camosun College in 2007. Near the end of her studies, she did a five-week school exchange to Jönköping University in Sweden, where she further developed her skills. Heather has worked in private dental practices in both British Columbia and in New Zealand. She has also worked at Cool Aid Clinic, a clinic for low-income and under-served people in Victoria. Heather has also done volunteer dental hygiene work in Mexico.