Co-owners Lace Shaw & Shelly Lambe are dedicated and certified dental hygienists, who have built a team of professionals to serve you. Citizen Dental Hygiene will help you understand your oral health and what's best for you based off your individual needs and sensitivities.
Formerly Endearing Smiles, Citizen Dental Hygiene goes one step further in ensuring patients leave feeling great by educating them about their oral health so they feel empowered to take care of their overall health. We believe in fair pricing, accessibility and education.
And we’re changing the game. Citizen Dental Hygiene understands the cost of dental can be a real pain, which is why we have created a Karma Program and offer third-party financing for dental work to ensure everyone can maintain their oral health.
Education and Understanding
The patient's needs come first at Citizen Dental Hygiene. We are focused on educating our patients in preventative oral care, empowering them to take charge of their health.
We understand that each patient has different needs and sensitivities, so we work to understand each
patient as best we can.
Fair and Accessible Pricing
Karma Program and Students
We pride ourselves in make oral health care as accessible as possible to everyone. A lack of care for your teeth can impact your overall health. So don't wait! Learn more about our Karma Program and Student Discounts. There is an option to get a financing for dental work, which you can apply for here.
We believe in the people and projects that surround us in our community, and that collaboration is what keeps our community strong. We love partnering with small businesses, artists, associations, and charities. We provide coupons for fundraisers, and help to promote important events. Think your project and Citizen would work well together? Shoot us an e-mail.
CHild Friendly Service
You can bring the whole family!
Our hygienist are fantastic with kids. Kids appointments are quick and fun. We go the extra mile to ensure kids feel comfortable and learn new things during their visits.
Why we do what we do
Changing the game
We exist to provide an educational experience to patients in oral health care. There is a lack of transparency and information in the dental hygiene and dentistry industry, where patients are left in the dark about their oral health. Instead of providing patients with the hows and whys of their mouth, they are poked at, then sent away with a confusing bill. Citizen Dental Hygiene wants every patient to take charge of their oral health, understanding how to prevent painful and costly procedures in the future.
Formerly Endearing Smiles, Citizen Dental Hygiene, which re-branded in 2015, goes the extra mile to ensure that every patient feels confident about their smile and health. We are a full service dental hygiene clinic with two referring dentists in the same location. Cleanings, scaling, polishing, mouth guards and sports guards, fillings, crowns, root canals, fillings, sealants and veneers are offered by trained professionals. Education is a big part of our services, making sure patients are fully aware of what is going on each step of the way. Laser whitening is also offered, and comes free with every cleaning (Karma excluded).
Maintenance is key when it comes to a healthy mouth, yet many Calgarians can't afford regular cleanings in order to keep their mouth in check. The Karma program at Citizen Dental Hygiene offers a flat-rate, one time, reduced price for a cleaning, dental hygienist check up, and x-rays if needed. This is made possible by taking profits from the business and putting them back into the Karma Program fund. The owners of Citizen Dental Hygiene do this because they believe a person's economic status should not affect their access to proper oral health care.
Poor oral health can lead to many other health issues and it's common that patients don't understand the connection between their oral health and overall health. Citizen Dental Hygiene works to break down myths and provide the facts when it comes to oral health. Every new patient is given a free lesson on preventative oral care and tips for daily maintenance and routines.
- Non-judgmental environment
- Building a strong community
- Doing good
- Passion for oral hygiene
- Always learning and growing
- Quality care
To create a comfortable and accessible experience for patients regardless of their economic status, where they can learn about preventative oral health care to avoid future costly procedures and health problems.
To be the game changer in the oral health industry, creating a new standard that empowers patients to understand and make decisions for their own health. We want all Calgarians to have access to oral health care.