Our People | Dental Hygienists
My role is that of an oral health care educator and clinician. I work with the dentists to improve oral health and help combat periodontal (gum) disease. I assess and evaluate the periodontal tissue and provide preventative advice and care (including scaling and polishing of teeth) as well as treatment of early periodontal disease.
I became part of the Duxton Dental team in October 2008. My role along with my fellow hygienists is Oral Health Educator and Clinician. My position involves patient education, evaluation of oral health and treatment of periodontal disease.
On leaving school I trained for two years as a Dental Therapist in Wellington and worked for four years in Otago schools. In 1994 I went to the UK on my OE where I decided to change my career path slightly and trained as Dental Hygienist at Leeds Dental Institute in 1996. After four years of valuable work experience in Dental Practices in London from the NHS to the West End and various trips around Europe, Asia and Africa, I returned to New Zealand.
Professional Development and Continuing Education are ongoing and I regularly attend Conferences, Seminars, Prime Practice, First Aid and CPR courses.
I work as a Dental Hygienist at Duxton Dental.