About Me!

Hello Hello!

My name is Holly, and I am the creator and writer of Tooth Be Told (my second love after being a dental hygienist). I became a registered dental hygienist 7 quick years ago… where does the time go! 

Parliament Buildings. Ottawa, Canada.

I live in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital city, and went to school here at Algonquin College, where I earned my qualifications with honours. From a very young age, it was always so exciting to go to the dentist and have my teeth cleaned (even though I ended up having a few cavities over the years).

I was fascinated by all the tools and how things worked, and eventually, I needed braces to straighten my teeth, not only for aesthetics but function. My smile was transformed, and my personal dental experience of a life-changing smile steered me to choose dental hygiene as a career because I wanted to be a part of someone’s life-changing smile process.

The dental world can be very intimidating with its foreign-like language and multiple names for one thing. My goal is to break down that barrier to help inform and educate people on why our oral health is so important and connected to our whole body, mind, and soul

Throughout my dental hygiene practice, I have treated all peoples from low socio-economic backgrounds to high, working in private dental offices and volunteering at free dentistry days, homeless shelters and youth homeless shelters. My patients have included; babies, toddlers, kids, teens, adults, the elderly, as well as those who have developmental and physical disabilities.

Working with all types of people from all walks of life has taught me many things, but most of all, how a healthy, happy smile can change someone’s life.

Photo I took while in Tanzania 2014

I even spent a month in Tanzania, teaching about oral health to the locals, alongside nurses and paramedics, who were teaching healthcare workers how to get babies breathing in the first minute of life! What an incredible experience. I am so so so lucky to have been a part of that initiative!

Me and my husband Harry. He’s introducing me to the fine game of football. Go Spurs!

For my life outside of dental hygiene, I love to travel with my husband Harry and cuddle our kitty cat, Margot! Harry is from England, so we spend a lot of time over there, and travelling abroad.

Margot, our cuddly kitty!

And when I am not travelling, you can find me either expanding my knowledge learning new things (usually dental and blogging stuff), spending time with my family and taking long walks on the beach. (Just kidding about the last one, Ottawa doesn’t have any noteworthy beaches, but one can dream!)

On a more professional note, currently, I hold registration and good standing with both the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and the Canadian Dental Hygiene Association.

You can also read a blog post that was written about me and my dental hygiene practice here https://mightym0useformentalhealth.com/2021/06/14/who-knew/. I admit it is a good read!

Don’t be shy, email me @ [email protected], follow me on Pinterest @toothbetold, and catch me on LinkedIn!

Have a wonderful day,

Holly 🙂