Dental Hygiene Educator Representative
Mandy lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia and has two main passions in life. The first would be her family and friends. Mandy loves to spend time with those close to her and enjoying entertaining in her home. You can find her hiking up mountains with friends and her dogs, or relaxing with a good book or movie.
Her career is her second passion in life. Since graduating from the dental hygiene diploma program at the College of New Caledonia, Mandy has practiced dental hygiene in various practice settings, including general and periodontal practice, community health, Indigenous community dental clinic, her own dental hygiene business and a hospital. She completed a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of British Columbia, the Provincial Instructor Diploma from Vancouver Community College, and the Masters of Education from the University of Victoria. Since completing her schooling, Mandy successfully mounted a dental hygiene diploma program at the University of Vancouver Island and served as Chair of the program for the first six years. In 2014, she moved to become the Chair of Dental Programs at Camosun College and is happy to be starting new ventures there such as the low-cost dental clinic, which runs alongside the educational programs at Camosun, and a degree in dental hygiene.
Mandy’s desire to give back to the profession of dental hygiene and to contribute to its continued growth is evident from the many committees she works with annually on a local, provincial, and national level. She has started and been President of her local study club, has served on the British Columbia Dental Hygienists Association for over 16 years and has been Chair and Vice-Chair of the organization. She has been a Clinical Examiner and Investigator for the College of Dental Hygienists of British Columbia, a site surveyor for the Commission on Dental Accreditation Canada, and an Exam Committee member for the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board. Mandy has also served as President of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists, and a delegate for the American Dental Educators Association.
There is nothing Mandy enjoys more than being able to serve on the Board of BCDHA, where she can hear the important voices of the members and work at making their aspirations a reality!