Our five Registered Dental Hygienists, Patty, Vivian, Terry, Nadia, and Don work in conjunction with the dentists to prevent and treat dental disease to help keep your mouth and you healthy.
The dental hygienists are registered to clean your teeth, evaluate your oral health and discuss with you the importance of caring for your teeth and gums at home. They can also help explain the relationship between your oral health and your total body health.
The dental hygienist may do a basic exam of your teeth and gums, and will inform your dentist about the results of the exam. In our office, our hygienists are also trained to perform an oral cancer screen with Velscope, a new device which detects cancer more effectively than conventional exams.
Vivian, Nadia, Patty, Don, or Terry may take X-rays, take dental impressions, clean and polish, desensitize your teeth, and apply fluoride to your teeth.
Nadia was born in Cold Lake, Alberta and moved to Edmonton with her family when she was 9 years old. Nadia graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at the University of Alberta in 2012. She has been happily working with the St. Albert Dental team since 2013. She enjoys meeting new patients and developing a relationship with them to assist with their home care. Nadia will gladly assist you with your oral hygiene concerns and develop ways to maintain your oral health. Nadia is passionate about keeping active and living a healthy lifestyle. She also enjoys movies and spending time with her family, especially her niece and nephews.
Patty, a University of Alberta graduate, has been our full time hygienist at St. Albert Dental Centre since 2009. She enjoys getting to know her patients individually to provide high quality dental care. Patty puts her patients at ease with her caring nature and great sense of humor. In her spare time, she loves summertime backyard gatherings with friends and family.
Terry graduated with distinction from the U of A Dental Hygiene program in 1995, and has been working at St. Albert Dental Centre since 2009. She has been a resident of St. Albert for almost 30 years and enjoys participating in community events.
Vivian is a graduate from the University of Alberta, and has been with St.Albert Dental Centre for over fifteen years. She is dedicated to advancing her skills and knowledge. Through the years she has completed her bachelor of sciences degree, local anesthetics module and prescribes’ module. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her kids and hiking.
Don was born in Philippines and arrived in Grande Prairie, Alberta with his family when he was 6 years old. In 2014, he graduated from the University of Alberta with a BSc specializing in dental hygiene. Since graduating, Don has worked as a dental hygienist in Grande Prairie for two years and is now excited to be an integral part of the St Albert Dental Centre. Over the years Don has enjoyed incorporating dental hygiene with travel, as he has been apart of several dental trips to Nicaragua as well as most recently to Kenya Africa. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his 4 year old family dog Ace.
Debora is a graduate from the University of Alberta. She has a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene as well as her local anesthetic certification. In addition to patient care here, she teaches at the University of Alberta as a Clinical Instructor. Debora has provided direct patient care for over 19 years in Alberta.