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Ilona Kaliszuk, RDH, BSc

Ilona Kaliszuk, RDH, BSc, is a graduate of the University of Alberta, where she discovered her passion for dental hygiene and working with underserved populations. Her work at the free, student-run dental clinic SHINE, and the coordination of an in-school oral health education program during her time as a student earned her the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta (CRDHA) Leadership Award, and the CRDHA Student Award of Merit. She practices clinically in Edmonton, and also works as an Independent Professional Educator for Waterpik. Ilona aspires to spread awareness on increasing access to oral health for vulnerable populations, and to spread her love for all things involving teeth! When she is not working, Ilona can be found hanging out with her dog at the park, or baking sweet treats.

5 Ways Dentists Should Support Their Dental Hygiene Team Members

My roommate and I are both hygienists, which often makes for some entertaining discussions over dinner after we both finish up our workdays and get home. Between the two of us, we have worked at a few different dental offices, have seen a variety of office cultures, met our fair share of dentists, and have often talked about the...