Carla currently provides education and support to dental professionals in a corporate environment.
Carla Ofstie, BSc, RDH
More About Carla
Carla is known as a personable and energetic dental professional with a passion for education and connecting with dental professionals. With almost 20 years in the dental profession, Carla has worked in a variety of settings, which include Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Oral Health Consultant, Regional Manager and Clinical Development Manager.
While working as a dental hygienist in private practice, Carla saw the need to provide dental hygiene services to under-serviced populations and started Smile & Go Dental Hygiene Services. As one of the first independent dental hygienists in Saskatchewan, Carla provided dental hygiene services to residents of long- term care facilities. During this time, she became an advocate for oral health for her patients and her community.
Carla went on to sell her independent practice to allow her to focus on other aspects of her dental hygiene career but valued the lessons she learned as a business owner. It was from this experience that her entrepreneurial mindset was born.
In 2020, Carla co-founded the Sask RDH Connection, an online virtual study club that offers dental hygiene continuing education to over 100 members. Of all her roles, this is the one she is most passionate about, connecting with other dental hygienist to provide relevant dental hygiene education.
As an advocate for optimal oral and overall health, it is important for Carla to stay current and up to date within her profession and to continually evolve and grow. In 2021, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Oral Health Promotion Degree through O’Hehir University.
Carla is an active member of the Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists’ Association and recently joined the council as second Vice President.
In her current role as a Clinical Development Manager for dentalcorp, Carla provides education and support to dental professionals, to optimize clinical growth and enhance patient care.
Carla thrives on community and is excited to be mentoring dental hygienists.