Welcome to Bright Smiles CDH!


Alumni of Distinction Award

Christine is proud to announce she is the recipient of this years Alumni of Distinction award.
“Nothing epitomizes the importance of St. Clair’s role in the community quite as clearly as the Alumni of Distinction program,” said College President Dr. Patti France.
“For 30 years, St. Clair has celebrated exemplary graduates who have been recognized for their groundbreaking achievements in a variety of industries,” says John Feldman, President St. Clair College Alumni Board of Directors. “Entrepreneurship, research or public service: no matter where they land on that spectrum, these Alumni of Distinction are trailblazers who effect positive change across our community!”
Please help us in congratulating Christine on this amazing achievement!
To learn more about this award please visit:



Christmas Holidays

Bright Smiles will be closed for Christmas holidays the week of Dec. 26th and returning to regular office hours Jan. 3rd.
We wish all of our clients, friends and family a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to making your smiles bright in 2023!

Canada Dental Benefit Information

Have you heard about the new Canada Dental Benefit?
The government is proposing the new interim Canada Dental Benefit for eligible families earning less than $90,000 per year. It would provide financial support for parents and guardians of children under 12 years old if they receive dental care and do not have access to a private dental insurance plan. Children already covered under another government dental program may also be eligible if not all dental care costs are paid by that program.
Families would be able to apply for a payment for each eligible child. Applications are not yet available.
Applications may be available after December 1, 2022 and may include dental services that occur on or after October 1, 2022.


Welcome Little One!

The Bright Smiles family is expanding again as Christine and Matt are ready to welcome their second baby in January 2022!
The office will remain open with reduced hours while Christine takes an 8 week leave from January 10th to March 21st, 2022.
Leeanne will be available for appointments:
Monday’s 4:30PM-7PM
Wednesday’s 11:00AM-7PM
Saturday’s 8:30AM-2PM
Voicemails and emails will still be checked daily during this time.
We look forward to continuing to make your smile bright!

Christmas Holidays

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

Please note that we will be closed for Christmas holidays starting on Thursday, December 24th and returning to regular office hours on Monday, January 4th.

E-mails will be checked daily during this time and phone calls returned when possible.

We look forward to continuing to help make your smile bright in 2021!


Exciting News!

Bright Smiles, Christine, and her partner Matt are extremely excited to share that they are expecting a new addition to their family in August!

We also want to welcome Leeanne to our team to help while Christine takes 10 weeks off to care for their little one. Christine will have limited clinic hours from August 8th to October 19th and will be returning to her regular hours on October 20th. Voicemails and emails will still be checked on a regular basis.

Appointments will be available during this time with Leeanne on Saturdays. Please contact the office to set up your next appointment!


We’re Reopening!

Bright Smiles is excited to announce that we will be reopening the clinic starting on Monday, June 8th!

We are now booking appointments and contacting everyone who had their appointments cancelled due to Covid-19. Feel free to contact us to schedule your next appointment!

Our commitment to your health and safety is top priority which is why we are implementing all required and recommended changes to practice. As we make the transition back, we will adhere to enhanced pandemic guidelines laid out by our regulatory college and government public health measures.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 


Raising Money with Raising Kane!

I’m so grateful for amazing friends and the support I receive during the good times and the not so easy ones, too! Covid-19 has been tough on everyone, especially small businesses which is why we feel blessed to announce a partnership with Raising Kane!

Raising Kane is more than just a clothing company. They represent a movement in inspiring children around the world to do the right thing, to go the extra mile, and to stand out!  Bright Smiles is lucky to have been chosen to receive 20% of proceeds this week from all “Rory” t-shirts sold which will go towards helping those in need in our community receive the oral health care they require and deserve at no cost to them after the pandemic during our Give Where You Live charity days.

Check out Raising Kane’s website to learn more and to purchase a “Rory” t-shirt on sale for $19.99 that should be a staple in your wardrobe!



COVID-19 Temporary Closure

Please note, as of Friday, March 13th Bright Smiles in temporarily closed until further notice to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please watch for updates on our Facebook page and website.

Stay healthy everyone.


Coronavirus Update

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please be advised:

Upon arrival in the reception area, please advise us if you have travelled to any locations confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to have confirmed cases of COVID-19, also known as the new coronavirus. Any travel completed between December and now is considered recent travel.

We advise that at least two weeks have passed since your return from one of the CDC-reported countries and no symptoms have presented, we can then proceed with the appointment.

We advise any client experiencing acute respiratory illness, including symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, to remain home and reschedule appointments.

All clients are prescreened for any symptoms of communicable disease or acute respiratory infections such as influenza, fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, or cold and must be rescheduled in order to prevent the spread of microorganisms.

Screening will be completed before each appointment to determine whether a communicable disease risk exists and to assess the risk of exposure to blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions and non-intact skin and thus identify the strategies that will decrease exposure risk throughout the dental hygiene appointment.


Bright Smiles, Bright Futures!

Bright Smiles recently had the pleasure of spending some time at Indian Creek Road Public School meeting with four grade 2 and 3 classes. We reviewed brushing, flossing, nutrition, and oral health and overall health.

The students had some wonderful questions and made for a fun afternoon of learning!

Thank you to Colgate’s “Bright Smiles, Bright Futures” for the toothbrushes and toothpaste for all 86 children.


$45,000 in FREE care has been donated by Bright Smiles!

On Saturday, Bright Smiles along with our amazing volunteers, hosted our 19th Give Where You Live charity day! We provided just shy of $2,000 in FREE dental hygiene services and have now reached over $45,000 in care provided at no cost to those in need in our community!

A special thank you to the Chatham Kent Public Health Unit and our lovely volunteers:

Katie Gagner
Isabelle Marie
Leeanne Pepper



How we are making a difference

The Gift from the Heart is a registered Canadian charity which links Canadians who experience barriers accessing oral health care with dental hygienists.

The Gift from the Heart vision and mission statements align with ours here at Bright Smiles and our Give Where You Live initiative.

The Gift from the Heart hopes for a future where all Canadians who experience barriers will have access to oral health care through a dental hygienist and ultimately experience improved overall health outcomes.

The Gift from the Heart project links Canadians with dental hygienists, raises awareness about access to oral health care issues and emphasizes the role of the dental hygienist as a primary oral health care provider.

To learn more about this wonderful mission, visit:



Hygiene Superhero!

We received a congratulatory package from the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association in recognition of being one of the top 20 finalists out of 856 nominees for the CDHA’s 2019 Dental Hygiene Superhero competition.

A huge congratulation again to all who were nominated and to the winner, Dianna Major.

Keep up the great work fellow dental hygienists and keep spreading smiles, one tooth at a time!


Ontario launches a Seniors Dental Care Program!

Bright Smiles, along with the Erie St. Clair Oral Health Coalition have been advocating for years for universal dental care and we are happy to report, help has arrived! To find out if the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program can help you or a family member, click on the link below.


Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found at:



Over $45,000 Donated To Our Community!

On Saturday November 2nd, 2019, with the help of some amazing volunteers, we were able to provide over $2,350 worth of FREE dental hygiene services to people in need in our community through our Give Where You Live initiative!

A huge heartfelt thank you to:
Katie Gagner
Janet O’Mara
Leeanne Pepper

This wraps up our charity days for 2019 and I am proud to report we have officially provided over $45,000 worth of FREE dental care over the last 3 years! Way to go team!