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Here We Are

Melissa graduated from Algonquin College on the Deans list in 2003 and  has been practicing clinical dental hygiene since. 

She spent most of her career between Toronto and Milton in two offices she loved but the big city was never where her heart was..

In 2014 Melissa and her family moved back to the Durham area where she grew up and opened  her Hygiene Clinic at

126 Garafraxa St N. Durham

3 years ago they moved over to Harriston and fell in love with the school and community, talk about pulled between a love of two places!!

Everyone knows Steve is the one with the crazy ideas in the family so you can guess who thought of this.

It didn't take long to convince crazy Mel too. So of course during a pandemic and homeschooling here we go.

We can't wait to welcome you to

1 Elora St N unit 3 Harriston.

We will offer the same high quality, gentle dental hygiene treatment with the same no surprise billing promise.

"Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life" 

                                                          Mel's Papa

Meet the Team of Local Smiles RDH

Melissa graduated on the honour role from Algonquin College in 2003. She always knew she wanted to be in the health care field and considers her self one of the few lucky people who seem to love what they do. By opening her first Dental Hygiene Clinic she was fulfilling her dream of being able to offer individualized treatment to those who really need it. It is her goal to have preventive dental hygiene treatment available to everyone and thanks to the changes in legislation made in 2007 in Ontario allowing direct access to dental hygiene services and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the Dental Hygiene act, 1991 we are here today living a dream!

I understand dental fear, it is a real feeling and can lead to avoidance which can lead to embarrassment, fear of pain and fear of cost, which leads to fear of  taking that first step. 

Let me help you overcome your barriers . Let me help you start the journey to oral health. Together we will make a plan that feels right to you!

Melissa RDH  Owner operator Local Smiles RDH

Meet Our Dental Expert

Melissa  Miller RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Melissa is one of the few people in this world who can say she loves what she does. She enjoys meeting and forming a lasting relationship with all her clients.

She went into dental knowing she wanted to be in health care and was lucky enough to work for two of the most amazing dentist  who ignited her love of continuing education and oral health.

When it was time to open her own clinic she took everything she had learned and applied it to her office. She also made the decision to run a slower paced office. She wanted to be able to take the time needed to get to know her clients and not have to rush them or herself. 

In her off time you will find her and her family off camping or lazing in the back yard looking  for their next adventure.

Hollie Ward

Office Manager

Hollie Joined our team 3 years ago and has become an amazing asset to the clinic. She is always willing to help you with any questions and concerns you may have. She also keeps things running smoothly around here.

In her off time you will find her surrounded by her children and grandchildren. 

Hollie and Melissa have been "family" their whole lives, they say you shouldn't hire friends and family but there is no one else Melissa trusts with all of  your needs. 

You will be in caring hands from the minuet you call the office.

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