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Irene DeHaan

Registered Dental Hygienist

 

Meet the Founder

Hi there! I’m Irene and my practice is focused on bringing access to preventative dental hygiene care to seniors living in care facilities and retirement communities. I’ve been practicing a vast array of dental settings for 21 years. Ranging from periodontal specialty, independent hygiene, and now mobile senior practice. I was born in Ottawa and raised on a Richmond dairy farm,  I gained my dental hygiene diploma from Algonquin College in 2000.  

 

I’m passionate about ensuring seniors have the same access to care services as everyone else. I had spent many years working in a traditional dental setting when I lost my mother to early-onset Alzheimer's 6 years ago. I experienced the challenges firsthand of providing her with the appropriate care, since she had difficulty communicating her needs and was dependent on others for her well-being. This tough period of my life inspired me to ensure that seniors have access to oral care services in the comfort of their own space. 

 

I was later granted the opportunity to work as an independent hygienist for seniors and help them receive essential services like oral care. Now, I’m proud to be the founder of iSmile Mobile Dental and passionately provide seniors with the special care that they deserve!

Send me an email today, I am always happy to hear from you!

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For Facilities
 

 On-site Professional Dental Hygiene Care for Your Residents.

Benefits to the facility:

  • Regular dental hygiene clinics, free oral cancer screenings and oral health information sessions are just some of the services available to benefit your facility and residents.

  • Good oral health is critical to optimum systemic health! Regular cleanings and preventative care keep your residents mouths in top shape.

  • Pro-actively identify potential problems before they become emergencies.

  • Set your facility apart from others who do not offer on-site dental services!

  • Consistent care and access to a fully mobile Dentist and Denturist by referral.

  • Extensive support available including oral care articles, oral hygiene counselling, and 7 day/week phone availability for emergencies or questions.

  How it works:

  • Services are available by appointment only and booked directly with the client. 

  • I will connect with the client and when indicated, their power of attorney to ensure they completely understand the benefits and limitations of the services and fees and provide written consent.

  • Medical histories and special considerations are carefully reviewed with the client or their decision maker. Any conditions that may require medical clearance or other adjustments are brought to the attention of the facility so that arrangements can be made for safe treatment.

  • Client care can be completed in their own private suites or other room designated by the facility.

Covid and General Safety:

  • I am currently providing NON AEROSOL PRODUCING services only.

  • I am fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine and wear a certified, fit-tested N95 respirator for the entirety of my time at the facility.

  • Full PPE is worn during treatment, including a fluid resistant single use isolation gown and face shield.

  • All instruments are fully sterilized, each load is tracked in a log book and must pass a spore test prior to being released for use.

Connect with us today and find out how we can serve your facility!

 

 

For Individuals 
 

  • It starts with a conversation.  Whether via phone or email, first we discuss all of your oral care needs, treatment preferences, and any other special considerations.

  • I have much experience working with memory care clients. A gentle touch and caring and patient approach results in a positive experience and often successful visit where others have failed.

  • For some clients in who may be an a wheelchair or experiencing other mobility restrictions, leaving the facility can be a costly, stressful and time consuming experience.  Let us bring your dental hygiene care to you and enjoy a relaxing and comfortable experience.  I book only a few clients each day so your appointment is always on time and never rushed.  

  • I am here to make things as easy and stress free as possible!  I will complete and submit your insurance claim on your behalf, AND I will call them for you should you experience any issues or delays with your claim

  • I carefully review all health histories and if a visit from the doctor is needed to ensure your safety, I will will collaborate with your facility to make all arrangements.

  • For easy payment, I accept Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer and even personal cheque.  

  • Read more about the booking and treatment process here.  

  • Have questions?  Give us a call today I am more than happy to help, whether it be to schedule an appointment, discuss your dental concerns or help you locate other resources such as a mobile dentist or denturist.

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See the Set Up 
 

Check out our state-of-the-art dental equipment: portable dental chair, ultrasonic scaler, slow-speed handpiece (for polishing), paper-free charting, and an intraoral camera.

Clients are seen in the familiar and comfortable environment of their own private room. Treatment can often be completed in the client's wheelchair, bed, or even recliner.

A full dental office, everything one would expect at their traditional dental hygiene appointment!

 
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