I met my husband when he was working in dental supply sales and I was a dental hygienist for a clinic of dentists in Toronto. He grew tired of sales work and I decided to leave my job just before we had our first child. I may go back to doing dental hygienist work once all the kids are in school, but I’ll probably only do it part-time. All of us go to this clinic for our dental care because I know how excellent the dentists, hygienists and dental assistants are there.
One thing I really liked about working for this clinic of dentists in Toronto is they view hygienists as part of the leadership team rather than as just employees. Dental hygienists have largely taken on some of the basic work that dentists used to do; they probably do most of the teeth cleaning and polishing nowadays. This allows dentists to accept more patients and for everyone to get prompt, effective and thorough dental care. The clinic pays for continuing education for the hygienists, which is important for them to learn new skills. Those are some reasons I like to go to this dental practice and to take our children there too.