Sam began her academic career at Mount Royal University, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in 2016. Following this she started her dental hygiene education at the University of Alberta, graduating with distinction in 2018. During her time in Edmonton, Sam had the pleasure of representing her classmates as the 2018 class president, actively working with the dental hygiene faculty as a liaison. This opportunity gave her the ability to thrive in a leadership role, as well as closely connect with colleagues across many graduating classes and programs. Sam’s favorite part of hygiene practice is helping her patients develop homecare routines with products that suit each unique individual. Her main goal is to help patients feel more calm and confident with their dental health at home or in the office. When she is not at Cooper Dental, she’s often reading a new book, attending fitness classes, playing games with her family, or spending quality time with her boyfriend and new golden retriever puppy.