- Dental hygiene exams and assessments **
- Professional cleaning of teeth to remove plaque/calculus
- Professional polishing of teeth to remove extrinsic stain
- Fluoride varnish applications
- Treatment/maintenance of periodontal disease
- Consultations with patient's personal support workers to facilitate improved daily oral hygiene routines
- Identify needed modifications to oral health care aids according to patient's needs
Please Note: **As Dental Hygienists, we cannot diagnose cavities/caries or other treatment; however, we can advise you of any visible concerns and provide referrals to a dentist for diagnosis and possible treatment if needed.
For any of our patients who have family members helping assist them with their medical needs, we provide a full written report to the family afterwards outlining the services that were provided, any findings from the appointment and our recommendations for future continuing care treatments.
Preferred Dental Hygiene was started in 2007 when new legislation allowed Dental Hygienists to work independently on their own. It was started with one primary focus in mind – to increase access to oral care and provide mobile dental hygiene services to those who for whatever reason were unable to get to a dental office for their dental hygiene care.
Our mobile dental equipment allows us to provide dental hygiene services in the comfort of a patient's own home. We adhere to the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario's guidelines ensuring that current scientifically accepted infection control procedures are strictly followed.
Our treatment philosophy is geared toward improving and maintaining our patient's oral health, in order to prevent future dental and health problems. Our primary focus is in treating seniors, and those in retirement residences and long term care facilities. We also work with patients who are house bound for any reason such as patients suffering from Strokes, Parkinson's Disease, ALS and Autism etc. We offer treatment plans that are individually tailored to each patient's needs. When required, referrals are made to the appropriate dental colleagues to assess areas for decay and any other problems identified.
We understand the importance of providing these services to our patients in a comfortable, safe and stress-free manner. It is our goal to make every dental experience a pleasant one for our patients.
Sheri McIntosh RDH
Sheri graduated in 2009 with honours from the Fanshawe College Dental Hygiene Program here in London, Ontario. She completed both her Canadian and American National Dental Hygiene board examinations. Since then, she has obtained her seal of approval for self-initiation in Ontario.
With the increasing amount of medical studies proving the correlation between oral health and systemic health Sheri takes pride in ensuring that each of our patients and their families are educated on their oral health status and formulating a dental hygiene routine and treatment plan that is individualized. Her patience and compassion helps to ensure every dental experience is a positive one for our patients.
Sheri views learning as a life long journey and continues to participate in continuing education regularly.
Sheri is a registered member with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and is certified in CPR and First-Aid.