Importance of Patient Education & Technology
Northern Dental & Hygiene Centre is a general dentistry practice serving the Peace Country area for the past 30 years. We are a community-minded business that thrives on new technology. All of our staff members continually maintain and update the clinical skills required to be a successful dental team.
Our dentists and staff take the time and effort to provide patient education to all of our patients. We believe if our patients are informed, our patients will be empowered and better able to achieve healthy outcomes as a result of improved communication and a development of trust. Patient education provides patients with knowledge about dental care, including prevention, treatment and other aspects of care, along with tools that enable them to participate more actively in decisions regarding their dental care.
About Dr. Curtis Smith: Actively Involved in Our Community
Dr. Curtis Smith is passionately involved in community-minded projects involving athletics and music. Dr. Smith was a member of the 1980s band Footloose, who recorded a Top-Ten Canadian hit single titled “Leaving for Maui” in 1980. The band went on to release more singles over 1980 and 1981. Dr. Smith was responsible for the keyboards and synthesizer arrangements for the band, and received a Platinum Award for Chicago 19, the sixteenth album by the American band Chicago released in 1988. He continues to play in various jazz ensembles today, including Grande Prairie’s Curtis Smith Combo, and was a major investor in the building of the world-class recording studio at the Grande Prairie Regional College.
Dr. Smith also has a keen interest in community athletics. He played a major role in the establishment of the Grande Prairie Freestyle Ski Team. Many of the team’s athletes went on to represent Canada in the Winter Olympics, including Ryan Blais. Dr. Smith was also involved in the building of squash courts for the Winter Games and a supporter of Orienteering Canada’s national team for the following years/events:
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