Nicole Fortune, MBA, BA, RDH

About Nicole Fortune

As a personable and kind healthcare and business professional, with a great work ethic, I enjoy using my ambition and skills to create positive solutions that empower and prosper clients. I am also known for my ability to connect and work well with co-workers and supervisors as part of a dynamic team that is committed and passionate about delivering amazing results.

My chief expertise is in clinical care of advanced periodontal and peri-implant diseases.  I am certified in Perioscopy and utilize this tool with laser treatment to restore patient’s oral health, in many cases resulting in regenerated bone.  

Work History

  • Champlain Periodontics (South Burlington, VT); Dental Hygienist/Assistant/Marketing 2004– Present
  • PBHS (Pomona, NY); Ad-Hoc Representative 2011 – 2015
  • Vermont State Dental Society (South Burlington, VT); Dental Tobacco Control Educator 2002 – 2004
  • Vermont Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assoc.; (South Burlington, VT) Surgical Assistant 2001 – 2003
  • Bell Atlantic (South Burlington, VT); Service Consultant, Management Back-up/Trainer, and Wellness Coordinator 1996-2000

Professional Affiliations:

  • The Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
  • The Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries
  • The Patient Treatment Coordinator’s Association
  • The American Dental Hygienist Association
  • The Vermont Dental Hygienist Association.


  • Champlain College (Burlington, VT); Master’s, Business Administration- 2010
  • University of Vermont (Burlington, VT); Associates in Allied Health, Dental Hygiene-2004
  • University of Vermont (Burlington, VT); Bachelor of Arts, Psychology- 1995






General Clinical Dental Hygiene

  • Exceptional in skills and techniques of traditional and advanced oral prophylaxis
  • Ability to leverage vast experience with oral anatomy and physiology, instruments, materials, and practices to accurately assess a range of conditions
  • Compassionate and sensitive in treating individuals with compromised mental, emotional, and physical capacities
  • Precise in following strict protocols of infection control and OSHA guidelines during periods of room setup, use, and disassembly
  • Articulate and clear in techniques of communication and influence when educating and instructing patients in areas of preventative dentistry and post-operative care
  • Thorough in performing oral history review, assessments, screenings, charting, and record keeping
  • Proficient in accurately taking and interpreting radiographs, identifying tooth structures, calculus, and referring abnormalities to the doctor Specialization in Periodontal Disease
  • Highly-skilled in administering preventive and therapeutic treatment of periodontal disease, including gross debridement, deep scaling, root planning and subgingival curettage
  • Ability to implement and educate surrounding the complexities and necessities of an effective Soft Tissue Management program
  • Experienced in assisting periodontal surgeries that involved implant, flap, and grafting procedures leading to bone regeneration
  • Skilled in the education and application of site- specific antibiotics, including Arestin
  • Concise in preparation of treatment plans that include clear outlines of essential and follow-up care, including progress letters to general dentists


  • 2009 Pittsfield MA.  Current Trends in Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment.  
  • 2012 Burlington VT. Vermont State Dental Society.  Building an Online Presence and Managing Social Media to Attract New Patients
  • 2015 Santa Monica CA. The Institute for Dental Implant Awareness.  Peri-implant Diseases, Diagnoses and Treatment Options

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