About Us

We focus on maintaining your oral health!

Who We Are

We have taken our passion and talents to create a practice using in-office advanced digital technologies. This array of digital equipment offers modern solutions to provide leading-edge dental treatment in an efficient, effective, comfortable manner. Our Clinic has a special interest and practice dedicated to implant-retained prostheses using digital technology.

Richelle comments ‘using digital technologies allows the team to collaborate with patients, and other dental specialists more conveniently and faster” and “with greater quality, precision and most of all satisfaction with our patients.”

Our focus is comfort, quality oral health care at The  Hygiene Centre. We are here to help you reach excellent and consistent oral health habits.

MEET THE TEAM
Alberta Denture Clinic - Richelle

Richelle Chuka

Dental Hygienist

Meet Richelle Chuka

LEARNER DRIVEN | ADVOCATE | EDUCATOR

Her kindness, genuine personality and patient advocacy is what her patient love her for as well as her soft-touch with the patients dental hygiene care. Richelle graduated from the University of Alberta department of dentistry for her BSc specialization in Dh and Master of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology. She has completed many scholarly activities to advocate for head & neck cancer patients as well as oral health care and promotion through research and clinical opportunities. She enjoys teaching, presenting and publishing to disseminate awareness to help both patients and medical professionals about oral health promotion.    

She has worked for years in public and private health care with both general dental care as well as implant & prosthetic care.  She takes pride in taking care of your oral health as everyone deserves a beautiful healthy smile. 

Richelle enjoys running, biking and going to the mountains with her family and adorable furbabies. She is a proud graduate of the U of A (faculty of med and dental) and works part time at the U of A Hospital dental clinic serving special needs and medically compromised patients. She has a special interest in head and cancer patients and is a huge advocate for ensuring they are educated about the resources and strategies to help with their oral and dental health.

Meet Tanner

Over the past 20 years, Tanner (registered Denturist) has taken his passion and talents to create a practice using in-office advanced digital technologies. This array of digital equipment offers modern solutions to provide leading-edge dental treatment in an efficient, effective, comfortable manner. Tanner has a special interest and practice dedicated to implant-retained prostheses using digital technology.

Tanner comments ‘using digital technologies allows the team to collaborate with patients, and other dental specialists more conveniently and faster” and “with greater quality, precision and most of all satisfaction with our patients.”

Tanner

Registered Denturist

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She is a member of the Metis Nation of Alberta and advocates inclusion, diversity and health equity in our community.  

We love our community

Richelle is a bit of a workaholic and loves to keep busy. She loves to learn, grow and develop her skills, knowledge and give back to the community. In her free time you can find Richelle participating and volunteering at an ultra-marathon race or obstacle course race with her family. “Having three dogs keeps you active” Richelle comments as they love their walks or to go running every day.  Her family and yes the dogs too love to hike, bike, shop, rest and relax in their favorite travel Alberta locations. She recently bought an E-Bike to commute to work and race her friends up any big hills 😂.

The Dental Hygiene Centre
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FAQ's
What is a Registered Dental Hygienist?

A registered dental hygienist is an educated primary healthcare professional whose work focuses on the oral health of an individual or community. They provide client-centered services to prevent and treat oral disease and promote wellness. RDH can work independently in Alberta (reference HPA) such as collaborating with other health care providers.

What can a Dental Hygienist do?

In their practice, registered dental hygienists do one or more of the following:

  • Assess, diagnose, and treat oral health conditions through the provision of therapeutic, educational, and preventive dental hygiene procedures and strategies to promote wellness
  • Provide restricted activities as authorized by the Dental Hygienists Profession Regulation
  • Provide the services described above as clinicians, educators, researchers, administrators, health promoters, and consultants
  • Within their practice, registered dental hygienists are legally, ethically, and professionally accountable for their practice and must recognize their practice limitations
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