I started my career in a small Dental Practice in 1979. I have worked in a vast range of Dental Nursing roles including 15 years in oral surgery.
Over the years I continued with my professional development and qualified in the Radiography and Oral Health post registration courses.
I studied for my Certificate in education and became a full time tutor and assessor for the NVQ Level 3. I am also an NEBDN examiner with years of experience.
Over the last twelve years I have combined working part time in prison dentistry with running my own Dental Nurse Training centres in Dorset and Somerset.
Following COVID-19 I have decided to wind down from my own business so I was delighted to be asked to work with Dental Nurse Training as Internal Quality Assurance auditor, although I still fulfill my role as the post certificate IQA I am also now the centre’s Diploma tutor. I locum part time as a Dental Nurse as this is another element to the career that I love, being clinical helps me to stay current with all aspects of training.
Outside of work me and my husband Trevor like to travel abroad, as often as we can!
I qualified as a dental nurse in 1988 working in general practice and for community dental service. I gained my certificate in Oral Health Education in 1997 and then went on to qualify as a Dental Hygienist in 2000 from Cardiff Dental School.
I am also a tutor and lecturer, I have taught Dental Nurses for over 20 years and have been a NEBDN examiner since 2008.
In recent years I have lectured nationally to the whole dental team. I have covered all the GDC’s highly recommended eCPD ‘core’ topics and I am passionate about education. I particularly enjoy training Dental Nurses and my enthusiasm shows when I teach.
I worked for Dental Nurse Training when it was owned by Peter Howard Williams, formally known as Pinhoe Dental Centre training. I was instrumental in the centres first-ever accreditation with the NEBDN many years ago.
For a while I moved to Bristol and tutored for another training centre before moving back down to Devon to join Dental Nurse Training once again, to work alongside Erica and her team. It feels like coming home to work with the centre again.
I am now semi-retired, having taken early retirement when my husband finished his career in the police. When not working I enjoy travelling with my husband in our small motor home and travelling to warmer climbs for rest and relaxation.
I enjoy keeping fit and can often be found walking the Southwest coastal path or climbing a Scottish Munro.