Laura Woods, RDH
The Dental field has always been a passion of mine. In 1999 I graduated and worked as a Dental Assistant for 7 years. I then decided to return to school to further my education in Dental Hygiene. Graduating in the year 2007 from the University of Alberta, I continued to work in private practice for 10 years. Within my maternity leave of our third child, I decided to direct my focus towards Independent Dental Hygiene practice. Legislation changed in 2006 allowing Dental Hygienists the freedom to practice on their own. My goal for Mint was to develop a partnership with retirement homes to help serve our seniors on a more personal level. Providing onsite Dental Hygiene care to seniors directly within their retirement home, without compromising the level care, allows seniors to continue the link between oral health and overall health. Focusing on providing a high level of care while making this service affordable was my top priority.
The struggles of many families with young children is enduring long visits at the Dental Office for routine Dental Hygiene appointments. Another branch of Mint’s services is to allow families the option to have their Dental Cleanings completed within the comfort of their own home. As a mother of 3 children, allowing this alternative to my company was very important for me as I understood the stress or trying to maintain good oral health for my family, but the struggle of booking multiple appointments with young children was difficult.
I am excited for the future of Dental Hygiene and even more excited about the footprint Mint will leave in this growing industry!