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, Ph.D. (Chemistry)

Myofunctional Therapy & Buteyko Breathing

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After completing a Graduate degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of Alberta, I performed cancer research for a short period at the University of Calgary and 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 instead of doing research. This is when I discovered Myofunctional Therapy!

As a member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS), I have completed the Comprehensive Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy and Introductory Course- OMT 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. Currently, I am in the process of obtaining my certification as a Buteyko Breathing Practitioner.

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 crooked teeth (malocclusion). I am very proud to be working alongside my husband Thayne in an environment that is focused on helping patients achieve overall health. I am passionate about my career, and educating my patients on the positive benefits of having proper oral posture and breathing.

In my free time you’ll find me at yoga, spin class, or walking my Rhodesian Ridgeback Kaizen. I love spending time with my family, as we explore Calgary, travel to new places and make incredible memories!


Kate, Registered Dental Hygienist, Airdrie

Kate

Registered Dental Hygienist

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I grew up in southern Alberta, and spent a couple years at the University of Lethbridge before settling into my Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of Wyoming in Sheridan, Wyoming. My time off is spent entertaining my young son and relaxing with my husband. I love to travel, ski, and practice yoga.

Living a healthy is very important to me, and I want the same for my patients.  As a dental hygienist I strive to encourage the health and well-being of my patients.  Through personalized treatment and education we provide the best possible care.   I love bonding with my patients and finding out what their wants and needs are.  We want you to smile!

I am so proud to work in such a progressive, cutting-edge dental office.  Dr. Blunston and our team truly care about our patients’ health. Our team concept increases your comfort and decreases any anxiety during your dental treatment.  And with the advanced training and continuing education, I am confident I can help people achieve total oral health. 


Melissa, Registered Dental Hygienist, Airdrie

Melissa

Registered Dental Assistant

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I was born and raised in Calgary and made the move to Airdrie in 2014. My career in dentistry began in 1999 after graduating from the Dental Assisting program at SAIT. Over the years I have seen so much advancement in the field and am fortunate to have a home at a Blunston Dental Group where the technology is top notch. It is truly an honour to be a part of such a progressive team with a strong focus on whole body health. It brings me great satisfaction knowing that I contribute to my patients’ overall wellness by educating and encouraging healthy lifestyle changes.

When I’m not working, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen planning and preparing meals. Living a healthy lifestyle is high on my list of priorities, as well as spending time with my amazing husband and family. I enjoy camping in the summers and travelling to beach destinations in the winter.

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! 


Sherry, Registered Dental Hygienist, Airdrie

Sherry

Registered Dental Assistant

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Bio Coming Soon!


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.

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