Dr. Robert Clinton
Dr. Robert Clinton, a graduate of Dalhousie Dental School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has taken thousands of hours of continuing education. He realizes the significant role dentistry can play in improving the quality of life of his patients. He achieved the prestigious Mastership Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, which represents lecture and practical continuing education in the 16 dental disciplines. He has achieved Fellowship status at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies and is an accredited member of the IAOMT (International Association of Oral Medicine & Toxicology). Dr. Clinton believes that dental diseases such as decay and gum disease, as well as crooked, crowded teeth are largely preventable, primarily brought about by poor dietary and developmental conditions.
1982 - B.Sc. (Honours – Life Sciences)
- Queen’s University
1985 - M.Sc. (Neurophysiology)
- Queen’s University
1988 - DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)
- Dalhousie University
- Master - Academy of General Dentistry
- International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxcology - Accredited member
- Fellow - Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies
- International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics
- KDDS, ODA, CDA
Dr. Clinton was licensed with the Royal College of Dental Surgeons as a General Practitioner in 1988.
Sue, RN, RHN, Certified GAPS Practitioner
Practice Manager - Nutritionist
Sue became interested in nutrition and diet while seeking answers to many allergy and breathing issues she encountered with her own children. A combination of dental appliances and diet modification has resulted in four active, healthy, allergy free young adults. She now provides diet counselling to patients and their children seeking solutions to dental and other health issues. Her approach involves integrating diet analysis, scientific food sensitivity testing and comprehensive management coupled with Dr. Clinton’s airway, jaw and dental assessment. She is active as a Co-Chapter leader (with Dr. Clinton) of the Greater Kingston Area Weston A. Price Nutrition Foundation, a non-profit educational organization and volunteer Chair of the local Loughborough Christmas & Emergency Relief Committee.
Marie has been with Clinton Dentistry ever since we opened our practice in Sydenham. For 24 years she has been involved in the evolution of the practice to one with a biological perspective. She oversees the biological periodontal program which integrates the best clinical practices from both traditional and biological dentistry. She also has training in all areas of dentistry, from the Las Vegas Institute, including identifying bite or ‘TMJ’ and sleep disorders. Her love of the out of doors and her many horticultural pursuits help her connect with many of our patient who appreciate our integrative approach to dentistry. She loves spending time with her family and her dog Georgia.
Alex recently returned from out west, after practicing in British Columbia for the past 9 years and joins Clinton Dentistry as a Dental Hygienist & Myofunctional Therapist with training in Buteyko breathing. Alex brings with her, experience she acquired from traditional & speciality practices, which has also helped her to realize that Clinton Dentistry is filling a unique niche in the dental community. She realized that many patients were discouraged with typical “drill and fill’ regimes and wanted to know how their dental health impacted overall health and vice versa. Alex went on to train with some of the best airway and myofunctional therapists and brings these perspectives to the practice helping patients and parents understand how many of these factors impact growth and development of the oral complex (and overall) health including their impact on breathing, airway, orthodontic development and sleep issues. Interestingly, these areas of interest also compliment her other major passions, functional fitness & nutrition. The whole field of exercise physiology is impacted by oral and airway health. She is in a unique position to help athletes improve performance with her breathing and myofunctional therapies. She lives in the area with her, French bulldog, Bella, who enjoys country living as well.
Treatment Coordinator – Neuromuscular Assistant
Sarah has been with us for 14 years. Although one of her primary roles is to integrate new patients into the practice, assisting with their administrative and clinical needs, she has been extensively trained at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies and is one of the most experienced neuromuscular dental assistants in Canada. She works with sophisticated instrumentation used to record information that can help our patients resolve years of head, neck and facial pain, as well as determine the ideal position of the jaw for sleep appliances and restorative work. Having been treated for a bite disorder and having orthodontics for the second time, she is in a unique position to help patients make decisions about their own care.
Shelley has been in and out of the dental field working with us years ago and then left to pursue interests in alternative healthcare consulting. About 4 years ago we approached her to rejoin our team and has been a wonderful addition, bringing with her, training that nicely complements our biological approach. Meticulously organized, she manages the clinical aspects of the practice; not an easy feat in a biological dental clinic that utilizes all of the latest technology including lasers, scanners, microscopes and ozone units. We call her the’ McIvor’ of the practice as she can usually troubleshoot and resolve many complex technical issues. Her interests in yoga and aromatherapy, along with her training in reflexology, are the core of a calming reassuring presence that helps put patients at ease.