Harj was born and raised in BC and has been involved in the dental field since 1995. Initially, she practiced as a certified dental assistant for 5 years where she learned to build one on one connections with her patients, which she very much enjoys. As a result, Harj decided to become a dental hygienist and has had the pleasure of growing as a hygienist for over 15 years. After several years of practicing dental hygiene she obtained her credentials as a college instructor and taught dental hygiene at the Vancouver College of Dental Hygiene for a few years. Harj continues to actively participate in continuing education courses, study clubs and conferences for ongoing professional development as a dental hygienist. Furthermore, she is a good standing member with the CDHBC and the CDHA.
It is her belief that it is a privilege to be engaged in serving the community and she treats all patients like family, with love and care. With a gentle approach and thorough technique, her goal is to improve the overall health of the mouth and, by extension, the body. Patient education and self-care are as important as regular hygiene appointments, so she views the patient-dental hygienist relationship as a partnership. She looks forward to helping you achieve your Smile goals with the latest cutting edge technology in a relaxed and caring environment.
She is very excited and honoured to be a part of the successful team at Southridge Dental.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, skiing and practicing yoga.