• 620 1 Ave NW Unit 1, Airdrie, AB T4B 2R3 CA

Meet the Blunston Dental Team

Meet our team of dental assistants and hygienists at Blunston Dental Group in Airdrie, Alberta.


Jen, Myofunctional Therapy & Buteyko Breathing in Airdrie

Jennifer Blunston, PhD., PTS, CertBBM

Myofunctional Therapy & Buteyko Breathing

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After completing a Graduate degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of Alberta, I went on to work as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Saint Mary’s University College. Once I had my two beautiful children, I took some time to spend with my family and enjoy the precious moments that go by way too fast! When I decided to go back to work, I realized that my passion was working with people in the field of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy!

As a member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), I completed the Comprehensive Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Co-Morbidities of Sleep/TMD/Posture with the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT). In 2016, I also finished the Introductory Training in Orofacial Myology at the Coulson Institute under the direction of Sandra Coulson. Recently, I received my Personal Training Specialist Certification and became certified in the Buteyko Breathing Method so I can help patients achieve better breathing and better overall health.

I believe that Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is truly a dynamic and exciting profession that is critical in treating patients with improper tongue resting position, muscular imbalance in their face and neck, TMD pain, sleep apnea, and malocclusion. I am very proud to be working alongside my husband Thayne in an environment that is focused on helping patients gain the wellness they deserve. I am passionate about my career, and educating my patients on the positive benefits of having proper oral posture and nasal breathing.

In my free time you’ll find at the gym, walking my two dogs, and spending time with my family, as we explore Calgary, travel to new places and make incredible memories!



Sam, Registered Dental Hygienist, Airdrie

Samantha

Registered Dental Hygienist

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I was born & raised in Airdrie, moving away to Vancouver to complete my Dental Hygiene Diploma. I graduated from Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene in 2015 and moved back home to start my career. I enjoy being involved in this constantly evolving industry. 

Improving patients’ oral health as well as systemic health, while creating a comfortable experience in the dental chair, is a few reasons why I love being a hygienist. I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing team at Blunston Dental Group and work alongside Dr. Blunston!

When I'm not working you'll find me shopping, scoping out Pinterest for a brand new recipe to try or planning my next get away! 



Melody, Registered Dental Hygienist, Airdrie

Melody

Registered Dental Hygienist

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Over the course of my life, I have had the privilege of living in multiple countries and provinces, and am proud to say I became a Canadian citizen in 2010.

Throughout all my travels, one thing remains the same, the need for quality overall health and wellness. I believe the mouth to be the gateway for the body, therefore I strive to educate and support my clients in their journey to achieving the goal of obtaining and maintaining optimal health.

I have been working in the Dental field for over 16yrs, as a Dental Assistant at first, then went on to pursue Dental Hygiene.

I pride myself on providing the best-personalized quality of care to my clients. I enjoy getting to know them and their families and celebrating their successes with their overall health and wellness. In the words of Jillian Michaels "when you have the why the how becomes a lot easier". This is so true and applicable to all aspects of life. I enjoy helping people not only understand 'why' it's important for maintaining optimal oral health but also providing the 'how' to get there.

Dentistry is ever evolving and changing, I am proud to be a part of a practice that embraces such change!



Christie, Registered Dental Hygienist, Airdrie

Christie

Registered Dental Assistant

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I began working in the dental industry many years ago, but since starting work with Blunston Dental Group in 2013; I have fallen in love with dentistry all over again. The new technology and constant upgrading being intergraded into the office always keeps things fresh and exciting. I’m overly delighted with the opportunity to work alongside such a great team.



Melanie, Registered Dental Assistant II, Airdrie

Melanie

Registered Dental Assistant

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My pathway to Dental Assisting started while living in Northern Alberta. It would be fair to say I was NOT a fan of the dental office growing up. In Grade 12, I had a chance to travel to the University of Alberta and take introductory sessions for several programs, one of them being Dental. Being able to immerse me in the science of dentistry has opened my eyes and inspired me to become a Dental Assistant, graduating from NAIT in 1993.

My Dental Assisting career has been full of wonderful experiences, including a chance to travel to Mexico and perform my duties in remote villages. I have met many amazing co-workers and patients over the years and enjoy learning about and putting to use many new technologies to help give my patients the best possible experience to make their dental visits comfortable.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and our many rescue pets. In my free time, I can be found gardening, crafting, painting, or trying out new recipes!



We are accepting new patients in Airdrie! We invite you to join the Blunston Dental family today.

(403) 912-9378