Hygienist - GDC No: 5935
My career started in 1989. I started out as a dental assistant working in a practice in Wiltshire where I grew up. During this period I gained my qualification as a dental nurse as well as a health educator. I was also Head nurse and an anaesthetic nurse for an oral surgeon.
Having worked up the ladder for 11 years in these roles, I was eager and encouraged to train further as a dental hygienist. So, in 2001, I gained my hygiene qualification at University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff and I have never looked back – "I love my job!"
My first hygienist role was working in The Falkland Islands on a secondment, which was a fantastic opportunity and experience as a newly qualified hygienist. I have since worked in several practices over the last 17 years, including a dental practice in Guernsey.
I take my role as a dental hygienist very seriously and respect and care for all of our patients I have treated over the years. Preventative care and oral health education are key, so I feel privileged to be delivering such an important aspect to patients’ oral health and well-being as well as being part of such a professional dental team.