Dental Therapist GDC - 10664 -- EBTA BA (Hons)
Catherine originally qualified as a Dental Therapist in 1976 from New Cross Hospital,London; being the only Therapy School in the UK at the time. This era of Dental Therapists were privileged to receive specialist training to treat anxious children as well as adults with 'Learning Difficulties'.
Catherine gained a Diploma in Dental Therapy from Queen Mary’s University, London in 1999 and in 2008, gained a B.A. (Hons) degree from Bangor University.
Catherine was awarded first prize at the Dental Protection Symposium in 2008, for a ‘Paper’ outlining the ways in which Periodontal Care can be best managed, ensuring the highest possible clinical standards.
Currently, having over thirty years experience as a Dental Therapist, Catherine has worked in the Community, Hospital and General Dental Services, treating both private and NHS patients. She was a Tutor for Dental Therapists and Hygienists at Sheffield Dental School in 2004. She has also taught Dental Nurses for their general training and Oral Health qualification.
Catherine provides preventative and restorative care for both children and adults. She finds tremendous satisfaction in encouraging and reassuring anxious patients as well as educating them about ways in which home care, in conjunction with regular dental attendance, can hugely improve their oral health and general well being. This often results in increased self confidence.
Out of work, Catherine enjoys walking, cycling and swimming, spending time with her daughters and grandchildren as well as being involved in village community life. Catherine has also trained as a counsellor and currently supports the bereaved.
Working as part of a happy and cohesive dental team is a very enjoyable and rewarding experience which Catherine has been fortunate enough to benefit from and considers herself exceedingly fortunate to have worked in the Dental Profession for so long. She currently works in North East Wales as a Dental Therapist
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