I am the practice manager at Marlborough Dental Studio and I have been with the practice for 13 years.
I qualified as a dental nurse in May 2003 and part of being a dental nurse is ensuring we have regular training and refresher courses. One of my personal favourites is cross infection control. It is always so interesting to see how things are ever-changing and to implement new procedures to the practice to ensure our patients are being treated in a healthy, clean and safe environment.
I took on the role as practice manager in April 2013 and very much enjoy being front of house, welcoming patients to the practice and keeping everything running efficiently with the help of an amazing team. I have currently been on a Practice Managers’ Forum where it was great to be with other practice managers learning and sharing ideas.
I love working at Marlborough Dental Studio as it is like being at work with your extended family. We all work hard as a team and take any challenges on together. I admire how hard the dentists and hygienists work and how they still find time for practical jokes on staff along the way. They all have an amazing sense of humour.
The most rewarding part of my job is ensuring patients leave happy having achieved everything they want with their smile. I am currently considering having Invisalign invisible braces with our specialist Graham Gardner to achieve my perfect smile.
As a family we support JDRF (Supporting Type 1 Diabetes) and Diabetes UK, a charity that is extremely close to our hearts because Aoife was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in May 2013 aged just seven. She is amazing and can teach me a thing or two about courage.