About Us and Your Dental Hygienist

Who We Are

Sparkling Smiles is a locally owned & operated independent dental hygiene clinic in beautiful downtown Fredericton, NB.  We provide you with the same care as in a traditional dental office. Our distinction is that we can create a more relaxed and comfortable experience.


We go above and beyond and offer special touches like shoulder and back warmers, blankets and warm lavender scented towels to rejuvenate yourself at the end of your appointment. Here at Sparkling Smiles, the noises and smells of a traditional dental office are non-existent! Because of our calm and peaceful atmosphere, our clients feel more at ease while having their dental hygiene treatments. 


Our focus is on the prevention of oral disease, and we are passionate about educating our clients so they can have a healthy mouth and body!


We provide personalized dental hygiene care, in-office and take-home teeth whitening, custom sports guards and much more! Check out our "Services" page for a full list of what we do!

Teri Perkins - Registered Dental Hygienist

Sparkling Smiles is owned and operated by Teri Perkins (Teri Thurber) in Fredericton, NB. She is a registered dental hygienist and a graduate of Oulton College. Having worked in the dental field for 7 years, Teri was ready for a change. She feels gratified to provide an alternative and affordable way for people to access dental hygiene care. Her aim is to build lasting relationships with her clients, by nurturing them in a welcoming, calm environment.


In her free time, Teri enjoys spending time with her husband Leigh and son Ozzy doing anything outdoors. In the summers she can be found camping, exploring new trails with her family on their mountain bikes, or building sand castles and enjoying some relaxing time at the beach.

Teri's Certifications

Teri is an active member of the Canadian Dental Hygienist Association, New Brunswick College of Dental Hygienists and is an active board member for the New Brunswick Dental Hygienists Association. She successfully attained her self-initiation certification in 2017, allowing her to offer dental hygiene services in Fredericton, outside of a traditional dental office. For dental hygienists to maintain their license to practice, strict guidelines and rules are laid out by the above associations that must be followed, including but not limited to participating in yearly continuing education courses and having up to date certification in CPR.