UXBRIDGE: Many people, myself included, are hesitant to go to the dentist’s office.
At the same time, many people know dental hygiene is very important to overall health and prevention of disease. North Durham Dental Hygiene in Uxbridge is leaving the needles, pain, and anxiety at the dentist’s office, offering various dental hygiene services to brighten smiles and keep the public healthy.
Julie Gorman has been a dental hygienist for 14 years and always knew she wanted to open her own practice. In 2007, laws were changed, allowing dental hygienists to operate independently from dentists.
Julie opened North Durham Dental Hygiene on January 2 of this year, offering a full medical and dental history, dental hygiene assessments, cleaning, polishing, and fluoridation. In addition to dental hygiene services, Julie also offers custom sports guards, for both children and adults, as well as take-home and in office teeth whitening.
Patients can book an appointment in-person or online. Julie is offering 10 percent off when booking online and seniors also receive 10 percent off services. Insurance plans are accepted and the clinic is wheelchair accessible.
Prevention of disease is one of Julie’s top priorities. “I like to be preventive and proactive, rather than reactive,” said Julie. Mrs. Gorman told The Standard that people definitely need to continue to see the dentist, but this practice gives people more freedom and more options to do things on their own terms, keeping mouths clean in a calm and relaxing environment and referring to a dentist when necessary.
Uxbridge Mayor, Gerri Lynn O’Connor dropped by North Durham Dental Hygiene to offer her support to Julie and her new business. “Kids who have a fear of dentists can come here and get used to the fact that this equipment isn’t going to hurt them and can learn from a young age how important dental hygiene is.” said Mayor O’Connor. North Durham Dental Hygiene is located at 278 Main St. North, in the Technology Square. They are open Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. To book an appointment online, visit www.nddentalhygiene.ca or by calling the office at 905-852-1711.