Our recommendation at Western Road Dental Practice is to visit your Hygienist at least twice in the space of a year. Our team of hygienist can check your oral health and perform a full mouth dental cleaning that reinforces the home-care oral health regimen of brushing and flossing. This also gives the hygienist an opportunity to locate areas in the mouth that may need special attention.
I find a caring attitude and effective communication is key to understand and successfully manage concerns a person may have ranging from tooth sensitivity to dental anxiety.– Jennie Over, Hygienist at WRDP.
To know a bit more about the duties and a day in the life of a hygienist we have interviewed our staff Hygienist Jennie Over.
What are the main duties of a hygienist?
Jennie:With a strong focus on preventative care, we deliver personal tailored education and treatment to help people achieve and maintain a healthy smile.
Why did you decide to become a hygienist?
Jennie: I’ve had an interest in biology since school and a strong desire to be in a caring profession. I feel very lucky to work in a role that combines both these disciplines.
What are the main concerns patients have when they enter the practice and how do you respond?
Jennie:I find a caring attitude and effective communication is key to understand and successfully manage concerns a person may have ranging from tooth sensitivity to dental anxiety.
What has been your greatest achievement since you joined WRDP?
Jennie:It is so rewarding to work with nervous patients and see them building confidence and leaving the surgery smiling.
How have you seen WRDP growing on the dedication to the hygiene service?
Jennie:We now offer Friday appointments giving people availability to access the hygienist service 6 days per week.
What makes WRDP different to other dental practices?
Jennie:With the practice being established since 1949 it is a real joy to see family members of many generations continuing to be happy and put their trust in WRDP.
What is the best part of working at WRDP?
Jennie:Being part of a professional, friendly and supportive team.
What has been the biggest challenge so far?
Jennie: It would have to be my first day starting at a new practice but with a welcoming team and wonderful patients I settled in quickly and I’m happily coming into my 3rd year working at WRDP.
To book an appointment with Jennie or any other of our professional Hygienists at WRDP please call us on01708 203 146