Dental Hygienist Offering Alternative to Traditional Dentist Visit

A Grande Prairie woman is hoping to change the way people look at a traditional visit to the dentist. Dental Hygienist Meg Kreutziger recently opened up the only dental hygiene practice in Grande Prairie called To the Root.

“There are people that want maybe more procedures. Maybe they’re into cosmetics, maybe they need other stuff, then they should go to that but if you want a change, an alternative to the tradition, then a dental hygiene practice might be for them.”

Kreutziger says she often hears the misconception that hygienists have to work in a dentist’s office under the supervision of a dentist but says that’s not true. In 2006, the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta made it so they were able to practice on their own.

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