Clayton De Corte, RDH
Originally from Northwestern Ontario, Clayton transplanted himself in Toronto to pursue his education and foster a career in the field of dental hygiene. Soon after graduating from the Level 1 and Level 2 Dental Assisting program(s) at George Brown College, he began his required year-long paid 'internship' as a dental assistant before applying to specific colleges for dental hygiene. With an acceptance to Confederation College in his hometown of Thunder Bay, Clayton relocated back up north where he graduated with honours as part of The Class of 1999.
Returning to Toronto, he began his career as a Registered Dental Hygienist, encouraging and assisting his clients in achieving their optimal oral health and pairing them with clean, beautiful, white smiles!
On September 1, 2007 the Ontario legislature facilitated increased public access to dental hygiene services by proclaiming the amendment to the Dental Hygiene Act, 1991. This means that dental hygienists who are authorized by the CDHO to self-initiate 'are free to decide, based upon a comprehensive assessment, to proceed with scaling teeth and root planing, including curetting surrounding tissue, without the order requirement (permission from the dentist to give dental hygiene care)'.
"The dental hygienist/patient relationship is a unique bond that can last a lifetime, as many of our longstanding clients can attest to. Here at NOWsmile we are dedicated to the maintenance of your complete oral health goals because your smile is important to us.
Our pledge is to utilize our knowledge and skills in a professional manner, as we are committed to excellence of your personal care and will provide any necessary referrals to specialists based on your individual needs"
Clayton is a self-initiated Registered Dental Hygienist with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario (CDHO) and a member of the Canadian Dental Hygienist's Association (CDHA).
When not practising his profession at NOWsmile, he can be found alongside his cherished companion - his dachshund, Ripley.