Frequently Asked Questions

Why have you chosen to open your own Dental Hygiene Practice?

This allows me the privilege of serving those who:

  •  are searching for an alternative or holistic approach to their dental health  treatment.
  • for their own reasons have avoided Dental Professionals all together,  (putting their general health at risk)
  • can’t get to a Dental Professional due to various limiting factors
  • have long awaited a choice on who and where they access Registered Dental Hygiene services
  • need to watch their dental expenditures very closely
  • recognize that Registered Dental Hygienists are Professionals in their own right
  • are excited about this new way of accessing Dental Hygiene services.

Many people now recognize that the services  a Dentist offers, and those in which a Registered Dental Hygienist offers, do not necessarily need to be done under one roof.

Do you accept dental insurance and programs?


Dental Insurance

genesis dental hygiene care gladly accepts all forms of Dental Insurance, including ODSP.

For more information, please visit our page on Dental Insurance and Programs.



-genesis dental hygiene care is a proud supporter of the new Healthy Smiles Ontario program. Under the qualifications of the program, you must be registered into the Healthy Smiles Program by the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit (1-877-721-7520, ext. 8818)  prior to scheduling a Dental Hygiene  appointment.

What is Bill 171?

It is for all the different needs of the people (mentioned above) of Ontario, that the Provincial Government in the Fall of 2007 made changes to the legislation. The Government of Ontario finally recognized that the Ontario public as in other parts of Canada, should have available to them easier access and the freedom to choose Dental Hygiene service providers.

Can you provide all the same clinical services that a Dental Hygienist who works in a Dentist’s office offers?

Radiographs ( x-rays)

Regardless of where a Registered Dental Hygienist practices, she/he is not permitted to diagnose or prescribe ( the need to take) xrays. Therefore only a Dentist has within their scope of practice this ability.  For these reasons, we are not equipped to take xrays. However, with your consent and request, your radiographs from your Dentist will be emailed to me. This provides proper continum of care for you the client.

What are some of the differences about your office from most Dentist’s offices?

Natural Products:  only natural pastes and rinses are used.

Fluoride: Not used. We discuss natural alternatives to preventing decay.

Education: Clients given the big picture as to effects of standard dental materials and procedures. This equips our clients to make informed decisions on a broader spectrum.

Noise: We offer a far quieter environment with no disturbing drill sounds and smells.

Location details: A small one on one experience in a lovely and peaceful country/beach area setting.