What's the clinic all about?


Alliston Dental Hygiene Clinic was founded by Katie Kestle, a Registered Dental Hygienist. Katie decided to open the clinic as a new way to offer her clients preventative dental care at a manageable cost. The idea is to keep up with your regular cleanings at the clinic and visit a dentist only when more complicated issues arise. We value the idea of visits being a calm and gentle experience. You won't be passed along from one hygienist to another each time you visit. Instead, we'll focus our attention on providing you with outstanding services and building lasting relationships. With the proper equipment and care there is no reason to be nervous about seeing your Dental Hygienist. Katie's goal is to make preventative dental services more accessible to the public and to provide the highest quality of care, so that you don't have to dread your next cleaning!

About Katie

Katie graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario in 2010. She has over 5 years of experience in the dental industry having worked as a Dental Lab Assistant, Dental Assistant and full time Dental Hygienist. She is passionate about a healthy smile and brings a soft and gentle touch to her practice.  When she's not at work, you'll find Katie cycling outside of Barrie or mountain biking with her Dad in Dufferin Forest. She loves rock music, walking along the lakefront and spending time with her family. She is also the mommy to 2 of the cutest kitty cats at home - Jackson and Oscar!


Why visit a hygiene clinic?


Maintaining a clean mouth and regular visits to your Dental Hygienist is not only important for oral care, but vital in maintaining overall healthGum disease is the number one reason for tooth loss. Your Dental Hygienist is able to recognize early signs of gum disease and help in treating advanced gum disease and bone loss. Receiving regular cleanings will not only help maintain a healthy mouth, but will allow your Dental Hygienist to identify early signs of cavities and infection. If an area of your tooth is showing signs of a potential cavity, there are tools we can use to stop the development of the cavity and reduce the possibility of needing fillings or root canals down the road! 

The idea of a dental hygiene clinic is a new approach to preventative care. When most people visit the dentist they will see a hygienist first to have their cleaning completed before a dentist comes in for a  final check. So what's the benefit of regular visits to a dental hygienist?

  • You'll build a solid relationship with only one hygienist who you will see each time you come in for your cleaning (recommended every 6 months).
  • The overall cost is more affordable. This will save you or your insurance company money in the long run. You should still visit a dentist if you have any complex issues or concerns. The clinic will be able to refer you as needed.
  • If you keep up with regular visits, you'll lower your risk of dental work needed in the future. More cleanings means less cavities and dental hygienists can help stop the development of potential cavities!
  • You'll experience more direct attention and care in your visit as your sole purpose is for a hygienist to see you. This means no bouncing around from one person to the next.
  • There are no drilling noises or scary processes happening in the clinic! This means your little ones (or maybe even you!) don't have to be nervous about visiting for a cleaning.