Gift from the Heart Executive 2019-2020
Bev Woods RDH
I have been a registered dental hygienists for over 33 years. I started this project over 10 years ago to provide no-cost preventative oral health care to the under serviced members of my community.
I continue to reach out to my colleagues across Canada to encourage them to join me on one day every year so we can reach more Canadians that cannot afford or access basic dental hygiene care.
I hope you will continue to read about this very special organization and help to support us in any way you can.
Krista Dufour - Director of Development
As a registered dental hygienist, I am passionate about oral health and social justice. In 2018, I opened my independent mobile practice, GoSmile to address significant barriers to accessing oral health care services within my community. I consider myself a student of life and am always actively looking for opportunities to learn and grow. As a regular volunteer at a local charity dental clinic I often see the effects that lack of oral healthcare can have on the overall wellness and quality of life for vulnerable individuals. I strongly believe that no Canadian should suffer with poor oral health and that we, as oral health professions have a social obligation to advocate and raise awareness of the issues surrounding barriers to accessing preventative oral care and to so what we can to help the most vulnerable in our communities. I know that together, dental hygienists can and will make a difference. I am deeply honoured to join the Gift from the Heart team and look forward to working with such amazing, dedicated and compassionate professionals.