Glenda Vardy Dell

Glenda Vardy Dell

Dean, School of Health Sciences

I am a nurse practitioner by profession and have spent my career to date between education and healthcare. I am from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and I have four children, 3 boys and 1 girl. I have worked in 7 provinces and 2 territories in Canada because my husband was in the RCMP and we moved often. I have taught at Holland College in PEI, the University of PEI, Aurora College in Yellowknife, the University of Calgary-Qatar, and the University of Manila. My teaching has included Practical Nursing, Nursing (post-diploma, baccalaureate and masters levels), Resident Care Worker, Public Health and paramedicine. I hold a masters in adult education and a doctorate of leadership and educational administration. I have enjoyed working in countries outside of Canada to explore their healthcare and educational systems and compare those systems to our Canadian systems to look for improvements. Those countries include the Philippines, Finland, Iceland, Jamaica, and Indonesia. Learning about the cultures of other groups by working and practicing with them has been one of the highlights of my career. My research experience has been in the area of interdisciplinary education and practice and I am interested in identifying opportunities within our 7 health science programs here at the college to implement this important type of practice with our future graduates.

Donna MacDonald

Donna MacDonald

Interim Associate Dean of Health Sciences

I am the new interim Associate Dean of Health Sciences and have recently celebrated my 10th anniversary with CNC. I have a longstanding history with CNC, having graduated from the diploma nursing program many years ago and returning as a full time faculty member in the Practical Nursing Program. I am passionate about health care and education and see myself as an advocate for quality patient care and education. I am a lifelong learner having completed undergraduate and graduate degree, as well as other certificates and diplomas related to nursing and education. I recognize the relationship between good oral health and overall health, so appreciate the significance of CNC’s dental studies and your role in health promotion and health maintenance. It is my wish that your chosen profession provides you with a challenging and rewarding career. I warmly welcome you to CNC and invite you to come and see me if you have time in your hectic schedule.


Shyan Mason

Shyan Mason

Administrative Assistant to the Dean School of Health Sciences

I am Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Health Sciences. I have lots of office experience and enjoy creating excel spreadsheets that will blow your mind and I am also quite talented in creating PowerPoints, newsletters and other documents. I have certificates in Applied Business Technology and Legal Administration. I enjoy Earl Grey tea, reading novels, binge watching TV shows on Netflix, and spending time with family and friends.


Kelly-Anne Heinrichs

Kelly-Anne Heinrichs

Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Health Sciences

I was born in Vernon BC and have been in PG since 1997 - having taken my first courses here at CNC in 97-98 in Psychology. I returned to CNC in 2004 to attain a Diploma in Business Administration: Marketing/Management. I’m extremely passionate about animals, interpersonal communication and professional (creative) document design - forever on the lookout for opportunities to develop in each of these areas. I have 3 horses, a dog and 2 cats (4 of the 6 are rescues). Some of my hobbies include running, cycling, snowshoeing, hiking, camping, horseback riding, quadding, snowmobiling and the outdoors. In 2014 I completed the Wild Goose Chase (8km foot race) and my first duathlon and look forward to more personal challenges in 2015. My prior work experience includes Chamber of Commerce Admin, Murdoch Veterinary Clinic Manager, RCMP Telecom Operator and UHNBC Director Admin. Please connect with me at any time - I look forward to interacting with and learning from as many of you as I can! ps. Kelly-Anne is one word

Leslie Battersby

Leslie Battersby

Instructor

Welcome to all new and returning students! My name is Leslie Battersby. I have had a very fulfilling dental career and hope you will enjoy yours as much as I have. I started my dental career in 1984 as a CDA in Vancouver, came to CNC in 1995 to take the dental hygiene program and never left Prince George. I have a bachelor degree in dental science from UBC (2007), and Provincial Instructor Diploma from VCC (2010). I completed my Master’s degree in Health Studies with a Teaching Focus in 2016. I have worked in private practice and I also have 5 years dental experience working in Community Health. I am an executive member of the Northern BC Dental Hygienist’s Society and am a Quality Assurance assessor for the College of Dental Hygienists of BC. I also have enjoyed working with the Canadian Dental Accreditation on many dental hygiene program site visits across Canada. I look forward to imparting my dental experience and knowledge to you, and hope you enjoy your dental studies at CNC. My other interests include riding my horses, snowmobiling, traveling with my husband, gardening and anything wiener dog.


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Karen Lange

RDH and Instructor

I am a registered dental hygienist and a former graduate of the CNC Dental Hygiene Program (1990). I have spent my career in private dental practice and dental hygiene education, completing my dental hygiene degree in 2010. I was born in raised in Maple Ridge BC, but now call northern BC my home as my spouse and I have raised our 2 daughters here. I am passionate about the dental hygiene profession and the future of dental hygiene education and practice. I enjoy being actively involved in dental hygiene at both local and provincial levels and I currently serve as a board member with the College of Dental Hygienists of BC. I am passionate about continued learning and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to learn alongside my students here at CNC. My interests include gardening, skiing, spending time outdoors and enjoying a good glass of wine. I wish you success in your studies at CNC and look forward to getting to know you.


Heather Brown

Heather Brown

CDA and instructor

Hi, I’m Heather Brown and I am a Certified Dental Assisting instructor and also the Clinic Coordinator for Dental Studies. After graduating from CNC I worked in private practice in Prince George for 13 years. I started working in the dental department in 1989. I have been fortunate to be able to say that I have loved my profession from the moment I began and continue to enjoy it today! I am looking forward to getting to know you and hope you enjoy your dental careers as much as I have! Welcome!


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Georgina Jones

CDA and Instructor

I was born and raised on Vancouver Island, attended Vancouver Island University back when it was called Nanaimo Vocational Institute (yes, that long ago). Worked in private practice in Gibsons, Duncan, Whistler, and Squamish. I have certification in orthodontics and prosthodontics. I completed my Provincial Instructors Diploma moved to Prince George where I began teaching at CNC in 1999. I have two adult children living and working in Vancouver. I am married, own two horses (The Rocket Man and Sailor), one dog; a German Pinscher, Polly. Hobbies are anything outdoors, with a focus on camping and horseback riding. I love playing with my 4 grandchildren. In 2012 I joined a dental/medical expedition to Mexico and found it to be a very rewarding experience.


kathy rodall

Kathy Rodall

Instructor

I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario many years ago. Worked in private practice for 7 years as a CDA. Met my husband Dave, got married and moved to BC - became licensed - took the Ortho Module and worked with an orthodontist for 4 years in Cranbrook. Also had three children along the way. Started teaching 20 plus years ago, 17 years with CNC in Dental Studies. Some of the courses I teach are Head and Neck Anatomy, Dentition, Radiology and Community Health. I like to spend time at our cabin at Clucluz Lake with my husband Dave and our dogs Koko and Koji.


Annette Kitchen

Annette Kitchen

CDA, Lab Tech and Instructor

My name is Annette Kitchen and I graduated from the CNC CDA program in 1996. I worked in a periodontal office (Dr. Heiner Tillmanns) for 12 years and have been a full time Dental Lab Technician here at the college since. I completed my Provincial Instructors Program in 2013 and am currently working on my Bachelors in Health Sciences. My interests outside of work include spending quality time with my family, being a hockey mom, playing hockey myself, soccer and reading. I have two handsome boys who are into every sport under the sun!! I hope you have a fabulous year and I look forward to working with you!!


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Lana Duncan

Patient Services Coordinator

I graduated from the Dental Assisting program at CNC in 1983 and have worked as a certified dental assistant since then. I spent most of my years working in private practice until 3 years ago when I started working in Oral Oncology at the BC Cancer Agency. Growing up I lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and finally settled in BC with my family when I was 9 years old. I am married and have two sons, both attending university. I enjoy traveling, many outdoor activities, gardening, reading and spending time with my family. I am very excited about my new role as the Patient Services Coordinator at CNC and look forward to working with everyone!

Dental Hygiene

  • Credential: Diploma
  • Type: Full-time
  • Length: Two years
  • Campus: Prince George
  • Fees: $28,740
These fees are an estimate.

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