Main Street Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics of Havre de Grace
Janice Gamble – Hygienist
Children love talking. No one knows this better than Janice, who has always enjoyed going to the dentist – especially the orthodontist. Janice says the key to fostering rapport with younger patients is communication. She gets to know each patient before she begins talking about teeth; asking where they go to school or commenting on a piece of clothing they are wearing. Once that friendship is established, she explains the procedure in simple, friendly terms to ease her patients’ fears. Janice includes her patients’ parents in all conversations, particularly about homecare, which involves brushing, flossing, and diet (a large cavity contributor).
Janice has been practicing as a dental hygienist for 31 years, 30 of them in pediatrics. She received her bachelor degree in dental hygiene when her cousin, who is a dentist, suggested she become a dental hygienist.
In her spare time, Janice is an active member of Conowingo Baptist Church, where she sings in the choir. She enjoys baking, reading, camping and beach trips, and playing Pickleball.
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