My journey in Dentistry began with studying at the London Hospital Dental Institute, where I gained a certificate for Dental Surgery Assistant. I then went on to qualify at the Bristol Dental Hospital in 1984 with a Certificate of Proficiency of Dental Hygiene in 1984.
I have since gained 35 years of experience working as a dedicated and diligent Dental Hygienist, registered with the General Dental Council. My experience ranges from in-hospital surgeries to local NHS and private practices, and over the course of my career I have enjoyed widening the breadth of my proficiency and knowledge with regular continual professional development.
This has included subjects such as legal and ethical issues, infection control, radiography and medical emergencies.
Your dental health is paramount to your overall health and wellbeing, and public education is key for generating a solid understanding of its importance. For that reason, I took the opportunity in 1986 to also gain a Further Education Teaching Certificate from the City and Guilds. This gave me the techniques and improved my understanding of how to research and assimilate complex information in order to impart it to my patients and students. It has also been invaluable for contributing to OGLF.
My thorough, caring, evidence-based approach has led to a loyal patient following and a successful and rewarding career as a Dental Hygienist. I welcomed the opportunity to join the OGLF Team as a platform to share my knowledge and experience.
When I am not dressed in scrubs or at my desk, you will find me taking walks in the countryside, traveling, playing bridge and spending time with my family and 17-year-old border terrier!