I have been a dental nurse since 2011 and gained my Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2013.
I have always been keen to learn so I went on to gain my Certificate in Radiography in 2014 and Certificate in Oral Health Education in 2016. All 3 of these qualifications were completed through Dental Nurse Training that I am now tutoring for.
After really enjoying all of the courses I trained in I decided I wanted to become a tutor, I studied for the Award in Further Education & Training in 2017 and was awarded my certificate for this.
Once I had my teaching certificate my main interest was in educating trainee dental nurses, I was lucky enough to join the training centre straight away to tutor on the diploma course alongside a long standing tutor.
Since January 2020 I have become the primary diploma tutor. I am enjoying this role very much, since I started work for dental nurse training in 2017 I am happy to say I have a 100% pass rate. I take pride in teaching and it’s a great sense of achievement when you get all of your students through a difficult course like the diploma in dental nursing. I give students and the practices they work for my full support throughout the course and I feel this reflects in the centres pass rate.
I also really enjoy still practicing as a dental nurse two days a week in a busy NHS/Private mixed general dental practice, I like assisting for all treatments and find the variety helps to keep me enthusiastic.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and young family. I also enjoy reading and socialising with friends.
My name is Angela Lee. I have been a qualified dental nurse since 1999 and I gained my radiography qualification in 2015.
I have always had a passion to learn and to pass my knowledge onto others so I decided to move away from general dental practice in 2014. I joined Peninsula dental school as a dental nurse assisting the undergraduate dental and hygiene therapy students. I enjoy this role and find it rewarding helping the students and see them improve in confidence.
I then became acting radiation protection supervisor RPS until I was formally assessed and given the title of the facilities Radiation Safety Lead for Exeter in 2018.
Becoming the Radiation Safety Lead has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and skills both practically and with the safety aspects of dental radiography. It was at that time I realised that I would like to teach in this area, I feel I can make a difficult and often boring part of dentistry easier and more fun to understand. I managed to find a course for teaching that would fit around my home life and I completed my level 3 award in education and teaching in February 2021
Outside of work I love spending time with my husband Simon and daughter Ruby. We love to travel whether it be a trip to Disneyworld in Florida or camping in Dorset. We have a dog called Molly and two tortoises called Chewbacca and Harry.
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.
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 there Internal Quality Assurance auditor and tutor. I still locum part time as a Dental Nurse and I am looking forward to this exciting new role to add to my list of achievements that I have accomplished in dentistry over the years.