Sally Lloyd, BScDH, Registered Dental Hygienist and owner of Lifetime Smiles Dental Hygiene Clinic, is a graduate of the dental hygiene school at Dalhousie University, and University of Alberta. Sally is originally from Nova Scotia.
Sally has additional training and is able to prescribe and treat patients under nitrous oxide (laughing gas). For individuals who have had a difficult dental experience in the past or who are nervous this can be a welcome option for their appointments. She is also an authorized dental hygienist prescriber in Alberta and as such is able to prescribe a limited number of prescription medications.
An active member of the International Association of Orofacial Myology with training in myofunctional therapy, Sally treats individuals with tongue thrusting habits, abnormal swallow patterns, thumb and/or finger sucking habits and other myofunctional disorders.
Attending and participating in continuing education is important to Sally, as is giving back to the community locally and globally. Visit some of her photos from the Dental Mission to Venezuela that she went on in January 2009 with KIA – Kindness in Action – a volunteer based service group in Alberta.
Owning a dental hygiene clinic in Calgary allows Sally to choose to be more involved with community service and pursuing dental hygiene research – in which she has a strong interest. Staying current in dental hygiene treatments and procedure is very important and required of all staff at Lifetime Smiles. Lifetime Smiles participates annually in Gift From The Heart – a day of no cost dental hygiene treatment.
–Jan Pimlott Award presented in 2012 by the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta in recognition of leadership in the community & the dental hygienist profession
– Leadership Award presented by Canadian Dental Hygiene Association in 2012 for outstanding contributions to the profession of dental hygiene, the national association and the Canadian public
Sally enjoys running, and has combined raising money for charities with this passion by participating in causes such as CIBC Run for The Cure annually, and the Nike Woman’s Marathon to raise money for Lymphoma and Leukemia. She and her husband enjoy competing in outdoor obstacle races, and were 2 of only 3 individuals in Western Canada to complete the Spartan Ultra Beast in Vermont September 2014.
*All dental hygiene facilities in Alberta must be registered with the CRDHA prior to initiating use of nitrous oxide/oxygen conscious sedation equipment, which Lifetime Smiles Dental Hygiene clinic is.