When Corynn Lumley went to set up her new Sarnia business–Shine Dental Hygiene—it was something of an obvious move for her to look to husband Cam Lumley, a guy who's pretty handy with a set of tools, for the task of renovating her new office.
Corynn watched as her husband was able to transform the former Jenny's Florist location on Cathcart Boulevard, just east of Colborne.
Now it's Corynn Lumley's turn to shine.
Lumley, a Registered Dental Hygienist who got her formal training at Port Huron's Baker College, says the market for a less-costly but full-service dental hygiene practice is a strong one and likely to grow, partly the result of a number of people who are either uninsured or out of work but also the looming boomers who will be retiring in the next few years.
Shine Dental Hygiene is ready to meet that need, says Lumley.
"We have all the tools, the space, the staff and the experience to do what it takes to make a real difference in the lives of our clients," she adds.
What Lumley says she isn't doing with Shine Dental Hygiene is taking business away from practising dentists.
"If we see something that needs the expertise of a dentist, we refer our clients," says Lumley.
In fact, she says, offering her clientele the flexibility that they need, whether because of shift work or simply an extra level of convenience that may not be available at all dental practices, is one of the reasons she saw the need for a business like Shine Dental Hygiene.
"Certainly a lower cost structure is one of our benefits," says Lumley. "But we're also extremely flexible and I think that's going to appeal to a lot of our clientele."
Shine Dental also accepts those who are insured.