Our Registered Hygienists 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, Debora, Don, Venice, or Terry may take X-rays, take dental impressions, clean and polish, desensitize your teeth, and apply fluoride to your teeth.
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.
Venice grew up in Vancouver and moved to Edmonton since 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Sciences from the University of British Columbia and then pursued Dental Hygiene at Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene with High Honours. She also has her local anesthetic and diode laser certifications. She enjoys developing a supportive relationship with her patients to provide the highest quality of care. In her spare time, she prefers to spend time with her family and to explore different cultures and food. She stays active by going to the gym, running, and indulging in hot yoga sessions.
We are confident that we are doing all that we can to ensure our patients and team members' safety. Please click here to learn more about our new office procedures, screening protocols, and learn more about the extra steps (including HEPA filters, Ozone treatment, and HOCl fogging) that we take to keep you healthy.