About Us

About Us

We have a warm, proficient and experienced team of mobile dental hygienists on board.

Thu Tran , RDH

(Alberta Partner)

Thu Tran (owner) is a registered dental hygienist (RDH) born in Vietnam and moved to Ottawa when she was 6 years of age. She completed her dental hygiene schooling at Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries and has been practicing in Fort McMurray since 2008. 

Thu is a mother of two young children who enjoys spending time with her family as much as possible. Her hope is to give back to a community that allowed her to prosper in her career.

Sonya Henstridge-Snook , RDH

(Newfoundland Partner)

Sonya was born and raised in Triton, Newfoundland. After graduating from Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2004, Sonya moved to Fort McMurray to begin her Dental Hygiene career. Over the last 16 years Sonya’s long-time patients have become like extended family to her, something she will always be grateful for.

 

When you sit in Sonya’s chair for a dental cleaning, whether it’s your first visit or your 20th, your conversation won’t only be about teeth – she will want to get to know you as a person as well. The new job you started, your first baby, your newest grandchild… you will leave feeling like you have known her forever!

 

Sonya is a working Mom with 3 beautiful daughters: Alyssa, Callie, and Olivia. While working hard to build her dream, Sonya still says family is the most important thing to her and the key is to find a happy balance.

 
 

Janeen Howell

(Independent Dental Hygienist) Newfound Smiles

Janeen Howell  was born and raised in Badgers Quay, Newfoundland. She received a diploma in Dental Assisting in 2012 and practiced for seven years. In 2019 she moved to Ottawa to study Dental Hygiene at The Canadian National Institute of Health.

Throughout her career, she has gained a variety of chairside experience in Orthodontic and General Dentistry. She loves to educate clients about their oral health and believes that creating a healthy oral environment leads to better overall wellness. Janeen’s comforting character and through appointments will have you requesting to see her again.

When she is not at work, Janeen enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys all the outdoor activities Newfoundland offers throughout its seasons with her fiancé , Chuck , and dog Hurley.

Kourtney Canning

(Independent Dental Hygienist) Newfound Smiles

Kourtney was born in Cottlesville, Newfoundland. She moved to Mississauga, Ontario to earn her Diploma in Dental Hygiene at The Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences.

Kourtney moved back home to begin her career and takes great pleasure in providing her patients with the best quality care. She enjoys skating, skidooing and spending quality time with her family and friends. 

Kaitlyn Gauthier

(Registered Dental Hygienist) 

Kaitlyn is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from the Canadian National Institute of Health in 2015 from Ottawa, Ontario. She has approximately six years of dental hygiene experience including dental anesthesia. She completed a Dental Assisting Certificate at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2013 and 3 years of a Cell Biology Degree at both Keyano College and the University of Alberta before finding her true calling in the Dental Hygiene field. She had the opportunity to go on an adventure with her younger sister and best friend Lacey Gauthier, to attend CNIH in Ottawa, where they both graduated with honors and found their way back to their roots in Fort McMurray.

Kaitlyn is an avid gardener, reader, painter, pencil artist, and pianist. She and her family of two enjoy camping, fishing, quadding, slo-pitch, and spending time with her extended family here in Fort McMurray

Dental Hygiene is her passion and she hopes to give back to the community that has already given her so much.

Lacey Gauthier

(Registered Dental Hygienist) 

Lacey, completed her dental hygiene program in 2015 at The Canadian National Institute of Health in Ottawa, Ontario. Since then she has practiced in multiple offices in Saskatchewan and then made her way back to her hometown of Fort McMurray. You will discover she has a true passion to make every dental experience a positive one, as she loves her career as a dental hygienist. Lacey, has a 15-year-old son whom, she raised and loves to spend time with. In her spare time, she coaches and plays on a slo-pitch team and enjoys reading.