I qualified as a dental nurse in 2009 and since joining the practice in 2007 I have been given many opportunities to further my knowledge. In 2010 I started assisting our in-house oral surgeon. Assisting with sinus lift and implant procedures has helped me perfect my nursing skills and learn many new ones. I love being able to follow the patients’ treatment from start to finish and see how confident they become when the treatment is complete.
Since having my own teeth straightened at the practice I have a real passion for the many orthodontic procedures that are available to our patients. This year I became an Invisalign treatment co-ordinator. Promoting Invisalign in our practice is so exciting.
If I could go back four years and have the clear aligners I would! Patients are able to feel confident while wearing a brace, which you can’t even see and I love that you can see the end result before the treatment has even begun with their special imaging technology.
I always love a challenge and this year I had further training in taking impressions and radiographs. I passed both exams and am looking forward to using these skills in my new role as treatment co-ordinator. My next challenge is to look further into oral health education.
Working at Marlborough Dental Studio is not just a job it’s a part of my life. It’s like having an extended family. We all work really well as a team. We were also able to work as a team and raise money for Cancer Research when we did the Race For Life together.
Next year I hope to do the same and also raise awareness for children with Type 1 Diabetes. It is a charity close to my heart as my niece has been affected by the consequences of the condition.
In my spare time I love socialising and shopping like most women in the world! I also enjoy keeping fit and working in a practice with three flights of stairs certainly does the trick. I love to travel and I have been fortunate enough to visit some amazing places. In the next couple of years I want to travel to Uganda or Zimbabwe with Dentaid to help less fortunate countries become aware of their oral health.