I have always enjoyed working in an environment that consists of helping people. When I was offered the opportunity to work at Kanata Dental Hygiene full time I was excited.
I gained administrative experience from working at Kanata Dental Hygiene on Saturdays and part time at the Ottawa Heart Institute as a Triage Analyst, while attending Carleton University for an English Language and Literature degree. The majority of my career background is with youth and children. I volunteered at schools, worked summer camps and after school programs with the City of Ottawa, and I also worked within the Kanata Montessori School as a teacher’s assistant.
As the receptionist at Kanata Dental Hygiene, I have many duties that involve running the daily operations of the office. I am the voice people hear on the phone and I am the first face people see as they walk through the door. I thrive to ensure that every person visiting our practice is greeted with a welcoming smile and have a pleasant and comfortable experience with us.
I have always wanted to be a dental hygienist and was happy to be accepted to Algonquin College Dental Hygiene Program in the late 1970’s. It certainly hasn’t been a surprise that I have loved the work and the people I have met along the way.
I enjoy caring for the clients of Kanata Dental Hygiene, and am passionate about providing information about the risk factors that contribute to the progression of dental disease. This knowledge results in overall improved health of our clients.
I received the Distinguished Service Award from the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association, am proud to be a Life Member of the Ottawa Dental Hygienists Society, and hold membership in the Ontario and Canadian Dental Hygienists Associations. I am a part-time Ethics & Jurisprudence Instructor at the Canadian National Institute of Health, a private Dental Hygiene College in Ottawa. I am currently a member of the Dental Charity Ball committee that supports the Ottawa Food Bank, Canadian Cancer Society, and Youville Center.
I joined Kanata Dental Hygiene in October 2009 after working many years for two dentists. It’s delightful to be part of the evolution that allows the public to have a choice.
I will be honoured to help you maintain a fresh, bright, healthy smile.
Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the dental chair and I enjoyed every minute of it. I was always so interested in everything that was going on. Along with my love of working with people, the dental field felt like a very natural career choice for me.
I graduated from Algonquin College from the dental assisting program in 2006. I decided to go back to school for the dental hygiene program at the Canadian National Institute of Health and graduated in 2008.
I’ve enjoyed working in a variety of dental environments: orthodontic, periodontic, pediatric and I am excited to be a part of the Kanata Dental Hygiene Team. I am a member of the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association and Canadian Dental Hygienists Association.
I love to take care of all of my patients and educating and providing information to better their overall oral health.
Crystal Tunnoch, RDH – Registered Dental Hygienist
I have always enjoyed working with people and working with my hands, so a career in dental hygiene was a logical step for me. I graduated from the Algonquin College Dental Hygiene Program in 2005. Throughout my hygiene career, I have had many opportunities to learn and further my skills with lasers, ultrasonics, whitening, and more. I belong to numerous hygiene associations and study clubs and always endeavour to stay up to date with current research and development as well as any changing regulations.
I am married with 3 young children, so I understand chaotic family life well. I also run a senior’s gift program at Christmas time, as seniors hold a special place in my heart. I enjoy helping my patients achieve healthy smiles – especially families, children and seniors. I love to see familiar faces and new faces, and I work very hard to ensure every appointment is comfortable, safe and successful. I believe that laughter is the best medicine and a smile can change your day, you can often find me by following my laughter down the hall.