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What is Wandering Pearl?

Wandering Pearl is a completely mobile, full service dental hygiene clinic inside of a specially outfitted 2019 Mercedes Sprinter van. Primarily staffed by owner, Anna Nelson, Pearl travels throughout Vancouver Island to help people access dental hygiene care.

You have OPTIONS as to how and where you get your dental cleanings!

AT your Home or Office ~ you're busy... have us come to you!

AT Island Optimal Health and Performance in Nanaimo ~ we have collaborated with this amazing group of professionals to help more people on their path to wellness.

New IN HOME CARE ~ offered for individuals who are housebound, have limited mobility and/or chronic illness



Our Hygienists

Anna Nelson DHP, BSc ~ Dental Hygiene Practitioner & Owner, Wandering Pearl Dental Hygiene

Anna graduated from VIU with a dental hygiene diploma in 2010- prior to that she completed a BSc in biology and worked in lab sciences for a community college in California. 

Along with helping you maintain your smiles in Pearl, Anna also works as a clinical instructor at VIU in the dental hygiene program.

Anna is mom to 3 busy boys and a dog named Miss Nibs.

A Nanaimo native, Anna is excited to be providing a unique service to central Vancouver Island.



Ashley Robertson RDH ~ Regiserted Dental Hygienist, Wandering Pearl Dental Hygiene

Ashley is Nanaimo local and completed her dental hygiene education at VIU in 2010. As an avid cross fit athlete and mom of 2, Ashley manages to keep very busy when she is not travelling with Pearl and caring for your smiles.  

Ashley provides mobile dental hygiene care 2 days a week.


Ambryn Ethier-Verbeek DHP ~ Dental Hygiene Practitioner & Owner, Smiles by Ambryn

Ambryn owns Smiles by Ambryn, which opertates part time out of Wandering Pearl Dental Hygiene. 

Travelling hygiene is Ambryn's strong suit- she travels 2-3 days per week from Ladysmith to Port Alberni in Pearl and she travels to serve First Nations communities throughout BC. 

When Ambryn is not doing hygiene she enjoys spending her time outside - camping, fishing and exploring our beatuiful Island. 

To book with Ambryn, contact us or reach out her directly on social media @smilesbyambryn.

FUN FACT ~ Ambryn works evenings and Saturdays to make sure we can fit everyone into our schedule!

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