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A Dental Hygienist is a very important member of our team. She is a specialist in the treatment and prevention of gum diseases that cause strong teeth to be lost due to the destruction of supporting tissues such as bone, gum and ligaments. She routinely cleans teeth, monitors gum condition and offers advice on oral hygiene techniques and diet.
If your dentist recommends an appointment with the Hygienist it is because signs of gum problems have been diagnosed and you will benefit from the care in both active treatment and preventative advice that the Hygienist can offer.
Jo's career in Dentistry began in 1987 when she worked as a dental nurse in a private practice in Stroud. She gained her qualification in 1990. She has a specific interest in working with children and adults with special needs and therefore took a position in the Dental Department at Watermoor Clinic in Cirencester. Here she gained experience helping to treat adults with dementia as well as children with a range of special needs.
In January 1994 Jo was accepted into Bristol Dental Hospital where she gained a diploma as a Dental Hygienist. She joined Norfolk House the following year. Jo is proud to provide a high standard of dental care for all her patients at Norfolk House.
Judith has been employed at Norfolk House Dental Care for over thirty years. She qualified at the Edinburgh Dental School in June 1980 before heading south. She started here in August 1980.
Many years later Judith is now happily treating second, and in some cases even third, generations of our patients. She is a member of GID Hygienists and has completed relevant post-graduate training which keeps her up-to-date with the changing world of dentistry and her role within it.
Trudie has been a member of the Norfolk House team since 2007. After taking her A-Levels, Trudie applied to the University of Bristol Dental School and was offered a place on the 2 year Dental Hygienist course. She qualified from the Bristol Dental Hospital in 2005. Her main enjoyments are educating people on their oral health and seeing the results of their efforts in subsequent visits.
Carly began her career as a trainee dental nurse at Norfolk House. During that time she went to Africa as part of a charity ‘Bridge2Aid’ to help with oral health education. She then went on to study the Diploma in Dental Hygiene at Cardiff University from where she qualified in July 2013. Carly enjoys motivating patients to improve their oral health and seeing the benefits this brings to their lives.