Welcome Mavis to Jones Dental

Please join us in welcoming Registered Dental Assistant Mavis to Jones Dental! Though Mavis will be with us on a part-time basis only, we’re sure you’ll notice her sense of humour and outgoing nature. You may also notice her crazy socks…

5 Fun Facts About Mavis:

  1. She loves dogs so much that she’s an obedience instructor and trainer. In fact, she showed Rottweilers in obedience for 30 years.
  2. Her favourite TV shows are The Big Bang Theory, CSI, and NCIS.
  3. She knows all of the words to the soundtrack of The Big Chill, her favourite movie.
  4. In addition to showing dogs, she used to show quarter horses.
  5. She dreams of spending the winter where palm trees grow outside her house.
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A Warm Welcome for Jocelyn

We’re happy to announce the addition of a new hygienist to the Jones Dental team! Registered Dental Hygienist Jocelyn brings her years of experience and friendly personality to our office, and looks forward to building relationships with our patients. We know that change can be difficult (we’ll miss you Jenna!), but we’re sure that Jocelyn’s natural warmth and commitment to patient care will win you over.

5 Fun Facts About Jocelyn:

  1. She loves to bake and cook, but she often can’t eat her creations due to her celiac and kidney disease.
  2. Binge-watching British shows brings her joy because of the humour and accents.
  3. While she is already a “sort of grandma,” in the words of her son’s stepdaughter, she will soon be a “real” grandma for the first time. (Kids say the darnedest things….)
  4. She is a TCM fan and loves classic movies, though her son questions why she watches movies that are older than her mother is.
  5. This summer, she visited Quebec City and felt right at home in the old city. She jokes that she must have lived there in a previous, 17th century life.

Welcome Abbey to Jones Dental

We’re happy to announce the addition of a new team member! Abbey is returning to the dental world after pursuing other ventures for a few years. She joins us as our new office manager and will be running our reception desk. Please welcome her to the Jones Dental tribe.

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5 Fun Facts About Abbey:

  1. She loves to thrift and vintage shop
  2. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey is her favourite book
  3. Purging anything (and everything!!!) brings her joy
  4. Volunteer work is a passion of hers
  5. She’s into DIY projects and upcycling

Spring Cleaning For Your Smile (Smiles For Life)

WITH WHITE CLOTHES, SOMETIMES IT TAKES a little bleach and a little sunlight to bring them back to their beautiful brightness! The same goes for your smile!

Your teeth may not feel the same as a cotton t-shirt feels, but they ARE porous, and they absorb the food colors that you eat each day.

Daily Living Can Dull Your Smile
Drinks like coffee, red wine, and dark fruit juices tint your smile. Berries, brightly colored candy, even soy sauce and curries, will stain teeth too. Pigmentation from things we consume every day gradually build up and cause us to have dull, stained teeth.

Is It Time For A Spring Cleaning?
The problem with these set-in stains is that they need more than elbow grease. Brushing and cleaning your teeth, however thorough a job you do, won’t bring back that beautiful white you used to have. And while over-the-counter tooth whiteners can help, the best way to get a dazzling, bright smile in a safe and healthy way is to come see a dentist.

If you have any questions about keeping your teeth looking clean and white, ask us! We’ll help you decide on a solution to get your whitest, healthiest teeth.

Your Gorgeous White Smile Also Helps Children In Need
Your timing is perfect, because we’re doing our Smiles For Life Campaign! When you get your smile whitened you also help children here in Saskatchewan and around the world.

Here’s How It Works:
Smiles for Life

Help More Kids By Helping Us Spread The Word!
Whether you choose to have your own smile whitened or not, you can make a HUGE difference for seriously ill and underserved children around the world by simply sharing this opportunity on your trusted social networks such as Facebook!

Thanks for helping us make a difference in children’s lives!

Meet the Team: The Dentist

You know that line in Mean Girls where Janis Ian says, “Oh, I love seeing teachers outside of school. It’s like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs.” We have a sneaking suspicion that’s how people feel about their dental care providers.

Unless you’ve had a lot of dental work done or already know us from “real” life, you probably don’t know the team at Jones Dental that well.  Well, that’s about to change. Enjoy the first interview in our Meet the Team series.

Minnie EarsName: Joanne Bourgault

Role at Jones Dental: Dentist

Hometown: St. Brieux, Saskatchewan

What’s your favourite book? Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling or The Stand by Stephen King

What are your favourite movies? Dirty Dancing, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Gladiator

Color Me RadWhat are your favourite pastimes? reading, baking, yoga, running (when I’m not injured)

Guilty pleasures? chocolate, binge-reading novels, Disney World (and Minnie ears)

What’s your favourite Saskatoon eatery? I don’t go out a lot, but I love Griffin Takeaway and The Chopped Leaf for lunch, and Moxie’s tends to be our go-to because there are lots of options on the menu

What are your top three dream vacation destinations? Kauai, Australia, Tanzania

Favourite TV show? Hands down The Walking Dead

Why did you go into the dental field? A few reasons. I’m passionate about teeth, I like working with my hands, and I wanted to help people directly instead of pouring over spreadsheets that people didn’t look at.

Weapon of choice during the zombie apocalypse? katana (like Michonne)

Anything else you want to share? I’m a Rider fan, have been married for almost 17 years, have two kids, and have a healthy obsession with 80’s music.

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Why Are We Called Jones Dental?

Why Are We Called Jones DentalOne of the most common, non-dental questions we get at our office is, “Why Jones Dental?” My last name (Bourgault) is not Jones and the clinic used to be called “Bedford Square Dental,” so really, the question is perfectly reasonable. Where did “Jones Dental” come from?

When I took over Bedford Square Dental in in August 2012, I had no intention of changing the name. However, when the previous dentist left the office soon after I took over, I started to make changes to shape the practice into what I wanted it to become, and part of that process was changing the name.

“Jones Dental” did not come out of thin air. We worked with a company to come up with a name that reflected who we want to be, and that is a dental practice that welcomes families. We tossed around a couple of names that didn’t quite fit, and then “Jones Dental” was suggested as a play on the saying “Keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s kind of hipster, kind of fun, and fit in with our family-friendly environment. Our tagline, “We keep up with your family” is an extension of our name selection. “Jones” is also a play on my first name, Joanne, and I liked that, too.

So now you know why we’re Jones Dental.