Dental Hygiene Express is a mobile clinic on wheels. We can be found in Fort McMurray, Calgary, Airdrie and in areas surrounding those Alberta cities. You may see us at workplaces, in your neighbour’s driveway, at campsites, schools, and even at long term care facilities.
We provide dental hygiene services to all areas of Fort McMurray, Calgary and Airdrie. We can meet you anywhere, as long as there is a parking spot.
As of now, we offer services within the cities of Fort McMurray, Calgary, Airdrie, and surrounding areas, and campsites. If there is a need for other areas please contact us to discuss. We are always willing to broaden the delivery of our services.
We have the ability to bring our mobile equipment into your home or facility to provide dental care on request.
Dental Hygiene Express follows the suggested Provincial Dental Fee Guide (Alberta).
Yes we do. We can submit your claim to a maximum of two insurance companies on your behalf, directly from our clinic. For any remaining balance not covered, or for those without insurance, we accept cash, debit, or credit card for your convenience.
No Insurance? No need to worry. We feel that everyone deserves affordable and accessible dental care. We understand that the cost of dental care may be concerning. Our fees are reasonable and we are happy to work with your budget.
Yes. Our mobile clinic is equipped with digital x-rays. During your examination we will determine whether or not there is a need for x-rays to be taken. X-rays are often needed to assess for evidence of bone loss, cavities, and disease. Upon your request, copies can be forwarded directly to other health/dental providers.
One of our main goals at Dental Hygiene Express is to ensure that every visit is as comfortable and pleasant as possible for each patient. For this reason we offer a variety of desensitizers to best suit your needs: topical anaesthetic, local anaesthetic, needle-free anaesthetic (Oraqix), MI Paste, and Duraflor. Most importantly we will work with you and your comfort level.
We have different options including a fluoride rinse, fluoride trays, and fluoride varnish. We also have fluoride alternatives, please discuss with your dental hygienist the best option for you.
Our mobile clinic is equipped with AC for the summer and heat during the winter months to maximize your comfort.
Yes, we can see patients without the need to see a dentist first. As Registered Dental Hygienists, we are licensed oral health professionals who can provide a variety of services, including teeth cleaning, oral exams, and dental x-rays. We are also trained to recognize oral health issues that may need to be referred to a dentist for further evaluation and treatment. In some cases, a dentist may need to evaluate a patient before allowing us to proceed with certain procedures, such as deep cleaning, scaling and root planning. If you’re not sure – contact us and we will refer to a dentist in your area.
We follow strict sterilization protocols to ensure that our equipment and materials are clean and safe for use. This includes using recommended hospital-grade disinfectants, following the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and sterilizing instruments, and regularly checking and maintaining our equipment to ensure that it is in good working order.
Yes, our team are all Registered Dental Hygienists and are able to service clients province wide.
Yes, we can provide dental hygiene services to people with mobility issues or disabilities. We have a team of highly trained dental hygienists who are experienced in working with patients who have mobility limitations and we can modify our procedures as needed to accommodate their specific needs. We can provide services in the comfort of their own homes or long-term care facilities, and we are equipped with portable equipment that can be easily transported to different locations. We also take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our patients during the appointment.
Yes, we do go to long-term care facilities and nursing homes to provide mobile dental hygiene services to the residents.
We can also enter facilities with our portable equipment for low-mobility patients.
Yes! Our hygienist team is especially good at working with children, and those with hesitations about going to get their teeth cleaned.
Nope – It’s all included in your regular fee structure (we follow the ADA Low Fee Guide). The best part is you can actually save money AND time by not having to travel to a clinic!
You can call, text, or email through the form on this page. We tend to book up quickly, but we are open 7 days a week and have a flexible schedule if you book in advance.
Dental hygiene refers to the practice of maintaining oral health and preventing dental problems through various procedures such as teeth cleaning, gum care, and oral health education.
Dental hygiene is vital for maintaining overall oral health. Regular dental hygiene services help prevent dental issues like cavities, gum disease, and bad breath, and can contribute to better overall health.
During a dental hygiene appointment, the hygienist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, remove plaque and tartar, polish your teeth, and provide oral hygiene instructions tailored to your needs.
Dental hygienists are trained to detect signs of dental problems, but they cannot diagnose dental conditions. If any issues are identified during your appointment, the hygienist may refer you to a dentist for further evaluation and treatment.
The Dental Hygiene Client’s Bill of Rights, introduced by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, is now available to the public. This document outlines the rights of individuals when receiving dental hygiene care and provides insights into what can be expected from dental hygienists. Familiarizing yourself with these rights empowers you to make informed decisions regarding your oral health and well-being.
Bill of Rights
It is generally recommended to visit a dental hygienist at least once every six months. However, the frequency may vary based on your specific oral health needs, as determined by your dentist or dental hygienist.
Yes, dental hygienists can offer teeth whitening services. Our clinic provides two types of whitening: in office and take home kits.
Yes, dental hygienists play a critical role in the treatment and prevention of gum disease. They can provide deep cleaning procedures, known as scaling and root planing, to remove plaque and tartar from below the gumline
Dental hygienists primarily focus on preventive oral care, such as teeth cleaning, education, and maintaining oral health. Dentists, on the other hand, are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage various dental conditions, including performing complex procedures.
In Alberta, Canada, dental hygienists are governed by the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta (CRDHA). The CRDHA is the regulatory body responsible for ensuring the competency, professionalism, and ethical standards of dental hygienists practicing in the province. It sets and enforces standards of practice, handles registration and licensure, and promotes ongoing professional development for dental hygienists in Alberta.