Oral Health for Optimal Wellness

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An Innovative Alternative Setting

Registered Dental Hygienists play a vital role in our healthcare system, supporting and improving oral health for HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER lives.  Responsible for more than just cleaning teeth, we work with you to develop individualized daily oral care routines, and offer treatment recommendations and disease prevention strategies. Whether calming down toddlers at their first dental visit or providing care to adults with periodontal disease, dental hygienists want to ensure that you have a healthy smile for life. Our goal is to provide access to care in an alternative setting!! Many of our patients have had negative or poor experiences. Dental offices can create a lot of anxiety for people and we hope to create an environment where we can eliminate those feelings and allow them to receive important preventative treatment. Many people see us as "teeth cleaners", but we offer so much more from cleanings, assessments, and oral cancer screenings (all of which we do during every appointment). We are able to spend more time with our patients and provide useful information regarding nutrition which can present itself as signs and symptoms in the mouth when deficient. We also focus more on the oral hygiene instruction (brushing, flossing, suggestions, products), provide sealants for children, in office and take home professional whitening, and referrals to other health care professionals including dentists. We can also, knowing the dentists and dental community, suggest a dentist that we feel may best suit each patients needs!!  With an independent dental hygiene clinic, YOU have a CHOICE in dental care.  A choice in what oral health care services you want and where YOU want to receive them. Our primary goal is to provide care to the public and provide an accessible setting to receive care.  We are YOUR choice for preventative service that includes teeth cleaning in Fort St. John and surrounding areas!


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Our Services

Dental Hygiene Periodontal Exam

Dental Hygiene Recall Exam

Dental Hygiene Limited Exam

Dental Hygiene Mixed Dentition Exam

Dental Hygiene Primary Dentition Exam

First Dental Hygiene Visit - Under 3 Years Old

Scaling (Tartar/Calculus - Hard Deposit Removal) and Plaque Removal ( Soft Bacterial Plaque Deposit Removal)

Polishing - Stain Removal

Fluoride 

Oral Hygiene Education

Smoking Cessation

Nutritional Counselling

Sealants 

ZOOM In-Office Professional Whitening

SDF (Silver Diamine Fluoride)

Referrals to other Health Care and Dental Professionals

Direct Billing to Most Insurance Companies

BCDHA Fee Guide with no additional surplus


About Us

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Feel VALUED and leave ENCOURAGED at Blooming Smiles Dental Hygiene with a holistic practice founded by compassion, integrity, professionalism, cultural safety and innovation.

Blooming Smiles is a relaxing, innovative Dental Hygiene Clinic specializing in clinical therapy, focusing on preventative oral health care, wellness and improving overall health.  Blooming Smiles provides dental hygiene care to the communities of Fort St. John, BC and surrounding areas.  At Blooming Smiles, we want you to feel valued and strive to ensure your experience far exceeds your expectations. Owned and operated by Michelle Worton DHP, together Michelle and her professional team have provided dental hygiene care for over 40 years.  Providing essential, preventative oral health care in northern communities is such an amazing experience.  The connection with the community, clients and other healthcare professionals is second to none.  Living in the North means being adaptable, personal, approachable and genuine.  In smaller communities; these qualities build bridges for encouraging and educating client's.  Michelle has been providing oral health care for to the community for 14 years. She has practiced in both traditional dental settings and as a mobile hygienist.  She is so grateful to call the North Peace region home is thankful for all the North has to offer her family.  She is pleased to provide the community with preventative oral health care in the newly expanded fresh practice.

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HER love of the NORTHERN way of CARING.

Tammy Gulevich DHP has over 30 years of experience providing oral health in the North as a Dental Hygienist, practicing in the Fort St. John region for 30 years.  She has practiced in traditional dental settings, as a mobile hygienist and in long term residential care.  The most rewarding part of her career has been the personal connections with community members, as she works with them to achieve optimal oral health.  She has always enjoyed finding ways to help individuals access quality care.  This has developed because of her deep roots in the community and her love of the Northern way of caring.

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It is important to her to always be compassionate, open-minded and to act with INTEGRITY to develop long lasting relationships with clients and colleagues.

Michelle Foster DHP grew up in the Lower Mainland and moved to Fort St. John in 2014. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Dental Science Degree. Michelle has been a registered dental hygienist for 5.5 years now with over 10,000 hours of clinical practice in Fort St. John.  As a dental hygienist, she strongly believes that each client deserves to be treated with the utmost respect and is delivered care to their specific needs. It is important to her to always be compassionate, open-minded and to act with integrity to develop long lasting relationships with clients and colleagues.  In her spare time, she loves travelling and enjoying the great outdoors with friends and family. In the summer you can find her at the ball diamonds, camping or hiking and in the winter curling or snowshoeing.

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Our Commitment. Our Community. Our Involvement.

 

"The happiest people in life are the givers, not the getters." 

 

At Blooming Smiles, this is part of our foundation.  

Our clinic is built on love, patience, kindness, trust and compassion.  

We find great joy in supporting our community, both in health and education.  

We have been proud supporters of events in and around our community, understanding that the spirit of giving back IS community.  Our focus is health related initiatives that support the health and wellness of our community and those in need.

We continue to promote healthy living in our community through education presentations including Mother Goose Early Childhood Education, Totem Preschool Presentations, distribution of Oral Health Kits throughout our elementary schools; as well as Northern Lights College, Grow Your Own and WorkBC Presentations.

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SMILES IN BLOOM is our community based campaign whereby we offer free dental hygiene services to those in need on a monthly basis. This campaign has created an opportunity to improve the oral health to those in own community who need it most.  All too often the importance of good oral health goes unrecognized.  The relationship between oral health and systemic health is compelling.  From heart disease to diabetes, pre-term deliveries to low birth weight babies, arthritis to immune-compromised individuals.  We believe in provide not only essential preventative services, but also tools, education and insight to support positive changes and well being.


Contact Us

Call or Email for Your Appointment Today!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our patients, so feel free to visit during normal business hours or contact one of our Oral Health Professionals today!!


Michelle Worton DHP    (250) 263-5681  

info@bloomingsmiles.ca


Tammy Gulevich DHP  (250) 262-2930 

tammygulevich@gmail.com


Michelle Foster DHP (778) 242-4224 

Blooming Smiles Dental Hygiene

V1J 3G6, Fort Saint John, British Columbia, Canada

(250) 263-5681

Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 3:00pm and 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

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