In honour of BCDHA’s 50th Anniversary, this blog will be featuring stories that showcase the long history of dental hygiene advocacy in B.C.
Jo Gardner was a remarkable woman. Not only was she B.C.’s third registrant in dental hygiene, she had a long and varied career in practice, education and advocacy that spanned nearly five decades. While you can read more about Jo as written by her daughter Janice Cox here , BCDHA was pleased to have an opportunity to speak to Jo’s daughter Janice and granddaughter Katie Russell. Janice is a former dental hygienist having retired from the profession just a few years ago, and in May 2013 Katie earned her Bachelor of Dental Science degree from UBC.