[MOUTH+BODY+MIND] ... because oral health goes beyond the tooth.

How much does it cost for a professional cleaning?

- Every visit is different. Like other dental providers in the province, we follow the current Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Fee Guide. Fees are typically billed based on the amount of time it takes to complete a task (15 minutes = 1 unit of time). If you would like to know more about the cost of treatment, please contact me directly. You can also book a complimentary oral health assessment to better understanding of your needs and expected cost! If you have a strong desire to maintain/improve your oral health, a payment plan can be arranged!

How do I make an appointment?

- You can book an appointment at your convenience through this website or you can contact us directly! Just click the "book now" tab at the top of the page. 

Are your services covered under my dental insurance policy?

- Yes, dental hygiene services are covered under dental insurance plans. It is important to note that recommended treatment may exceed your dental insurance allowance. Treatment is always based on your individual needs and not solely on your insurance coverage. Want to understand your policy better? It's helpful to come to your appointment equipped with the answers to these questions: how many units of scaling/root planing do I get per year? How many units of polish do I get per year? Does my plan cover: fluoride treatments and oral hygiene instruction. Do my benefits roll over every calendar year? Does my plan accept assignment of benefits?

Can you direct bill my dental insurance?

- We can direct bill most insurance providers with the exception of plans that do no allow assignment. With non-assignment plans, the policy holder is responsible for paying up front and submitting for reimbursement to their insurance provider. If you are unsure if your plan allows direct billing, you can contact them directly to get more info!

Who can visit an independent dental hygienist?

- Everybody. Independent practice offers an alternate setting to have your preventive oral health needs met. Isn't it amazing that you can choose how you access care? The Dental Hygiene Studio offers a relaxing atmosphere absent of the smells, sounds and sights associated with a visit to a traditional dental office. 

Do I still need to see a dentist?

Yes - we recommend that you visit a dental regularly for exams and treatment as required. With your permission, we can share information with your existing dental care providers or refer you to a dentist if you don’t have one that you see regularly. If you are unable to access a dentist for any reason whatsoever, you WILL NOT be denied care at our clinic.

Useful links:

http://www.nlchp.ca - Dental hygienists in NL are regulated by the Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals which is established by legislation under the Health Professionals Act (2010). Check out this link for more info.

http://www.nlcdh.com - "The Newfoundland and Labrador College of Dental Hygienists is mandated by the provincial government, under The Health Professionals Act, to carry out its activities and govern its members in a manner that serves and protects the public interest. In protecting the public, the College ensures that dental hygienists are educated to perform safe and appropriate dental hygiene services and that they follow the practice standards set by the college."