About Us


We are committed to a science-based standard of excellence in skill development which benefits the patients, the dental team and the business of dentistry.



Hygiene Excellence Inc.

Hygiene Excellence Inc. is a professional organization that is comprised of a group of dedicated individuals who provide the best postgraduate experience for dental professionals. Nancy Adair is the founder & owner of Hygiene Excellence Inc. – The Working Model and the PTM™ [Periodontal Therapist Module].

Nancy’s journey in dentistry/dental hygiene has enabled her to become a knowledgeable source of information on the evolution of dentistry.  She encourages dental teams to see ALL of the awaiting opportunities and encourages teams to raise their bar in dentistry! Nancy believes in sustainable science-based practice builders whereby practices have a solid foundation.  The Working Model delivered by Nancy, is in the form of presentations, skill development programs (Level I and Level II) and implementation services for superior clinical performance.  Think different … practice different! 

Nancy is a dynamic motivating national speaker and can be found at many high profile CE events.  She is also a dental educator, past CE chairperson, a transition leader, a clinical supervisor, a research team member on implants, a periodontal hygienist and founder & owner of the CE company Hygiene Excellence Inc..

Nancy graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts.  Nancy established her continuing education company in 2010 and received PACE (Programs Approved for Continuing Education) status in the province of Alberta since inception of her company.  Hu Friedy has bestowed Nancy the title of Thought Leader and she is a Key Opinion Leader with Dentpsly Sirona. Both companies have recognized Nancy due to her continual strive and drive for dental excellence and commitment to the fields of dentistry/dental hygiene. 

Learn more about the motto “There is NO BETTER time to be a dental professional than now!”

Samples of The Working Model

AAP Conference

CDHA 50th Anniversary Conference

Preventative Dentistry Canada Magazine

Sunshine Series

PDC Conference

Townie Meeting

Peri-Implantitis Symposium


Dr. Anthony Iacopino

University of Manitoba, Dean of Dentistry

Dr. Albert Frydman

DDS, MS, Diplomate of American Board of Periodontology

Dr. Brayden Adair



Genevieve Schallmann, RDH

Genevieve (Genny) graduated in 1990 from the University of Manitoba School of Dental Hygiene with Gold Medal Standing. For the last 20 years, Genny has practiced full time and/or part-time as a clinical hygienist as well as an educator. Genny has a diverse background in the field of dentistry/dental hygiene and has worked in the following settings: general dentistry, periodontal offices, hospital setting and community public dental clinics. Genny has applied the Hygiene Excellence model to her personal skills for 15 years.

Kate Muller, RDH

Kate graduated in 2005 from Cambrian College with a Diploma of Dental Hygiene.  For the last 8 years, Kate has worked full time as a registered dental hygienist and has pursued post-graduate education in the field of Periodontics.  Kate completed the 52-hour PTM™ [Periodontal Therapist Module] in 2010 and has since developed a periodontal department within her general private practice setting.   The general dental office has noticed a substantial difference between their previous hygiene department and their new periodontal department, thanks to Kate.   Kate’s strive towards excellence is noticed by all that meet her – dental professionals and patients!


Colin Adair

General Manager

Jarret Adair

IT Specialist & Marketing


Nancy Adair, President

+1 403 819 2727

Calgary, Alberta


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