Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP, had an eye-opening conversation with Kim Trottier, Dental Therapist and Founder of Culturally Committed. Kim discussed providing care to First Nations Peoples, how the impacts of trauma and intergenerational trauma have influenced how she provides care, and why she is passionate about pursuing a culturally safe practice. This deep and sensitive subject can be taken beyond the care needs of Indigenous Peoples for many patient populations, so I encourage you to watch with an open heart.
To learn more about the amazing work Kim is doing, check out https://www.culturallycommitted.com
Trigger warning: during this conversation, we will be discussing Indigenous-specific racism and residential schools. Please have a support system in place should you need one.