"I love to see your smile!"
Throughout her career as a dental hygienist, Katti Simpson, IPDH, of Dover Foxcroft, Maine, has discovered preventative care and education are the two key components to establishing overall oral health. This discovery was the driving force which led her to open Maine’s first Independent Dental Hygiene practice.
After graduating from high school Mrs. Simpson, determined she desired a career in a field which was hands on, professional and instrumental in improving the lives of others. She was accepted into the dental hygiene program at the University of New England in Portland, Maine, graduating in 2001.
The need for preventative access to dental care was a growing need in Maine. In the fall of 2008 Maine Legislation passed the bill allowing registered dental hygienists to become Independent through proper licensure by the Board of Dental Examiners. Mrs. Simpson, located in an underserved county, seized the opportunity to establish herself as a business owner and support her community by offering affordable, quality, dental care.
Dental Hygiene Associates of Maine was established in July of 2009, in Dover Foxcroft, Maine. This was the beginning of a new modality in dental care in Maine. Since 2009, Simpson has established programs at her local schools; teaching children about preventative dental care, worked at local nursing homes providing dental cleanings.
When she’s not busy promoting prevention, Simpson finds it important to volunteer her time to various community activities and serves on committees for her local YMCA to promote health and wellness. In her spare time, she enjoys all things related to the outdoors and has a great passion for pets. “I find great peace and serenity when I’m out in nature”, it’s important to stay in touch with the earth and its gifts… it gives me much gratitude for being here every day.”
Katti would like to thank her family and friends for being so supportive of her ambitions over the years. She credits her husband, Jason, for giving unwavering love and true companionship in her life. Her three step children and birth of their first child together, “complete my life in ways I didn’t know were possible!”