Dental hygienists

Gill Fenwick

Gill Fenwick

Dental Hygienist and Oral Health Educator
GDC Number: 5035

Billingham practice

Gill qualified in 1996 at Newcastle Dental Hospital and has worked in private practices in York, Middlesbrough and Billingham.

At the 2016 National Dental Awards, Gill was crowned ‘Dental Hygienist of the Year’. In the same year she also accepted the National Dental Hygiene & Therapy award for ‘Promoting excellence in oral health’.

Prior to this, Gill has also been recognised by Diabetes UK and won an award for ‘Outstanding contribution to diabetes care and research’.

Gill is also a proud ambassador for the ‘Heart your Smile’ dental charity that promotes dental health within the professional and to our local communities.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Travelling, I try to fit in as many European city breaks as I can every year! I also enjoy yoga, pilates and hiking across our beautiful Yorkshire moors and coastline.

What makes you smile?

Supporting my diabetic and cardiac patients in reaching gum health, which can be especially challenging for this group of people. Knowing that I’ve given them the skills to do this and contribute towards improving their oral and general health too is immensely rewarding for me

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Gemma Llewellyn

Gemma Llewellyn

Dental Hygienist
GDC Number: 6383

Billingham practice

NEBDN Certificate in Dental Nursing, Dip Dental Hygiene

I started as a dental nurse in 1997 after two years full time training. I worked for 5 years as a qualified dental nurse before landing a job at Queensway.

I have been employed at Queensway since summer 1999 where I took a 2 year break to further my career in December 2001. I started studying for the Dental Hygienist Diploma in January 2002 and graduated in December 2003. I then returned back to Queensway as a dental hygienist and I am still loving my job 14 years on.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

Surgery one – it’s like my second home.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Pocket resolution!!! And patient gratitude of course. It’s always so rewarding to see how much confidence a patient can achieve with a healthy happy smile.

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Sally Rodgers

Sally Rodgers

Dental Hygienist
GDC Number: 5897

Billingham practice

Dip Dental Hygiene

Sally started her career as a Dental Nurse in Manchester and went on to join the Royal Air Force where she attended the Defence Dental Training Establishment and qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2001. After almost 10 years in the Air Force, she moved to the North East and joined Queensway Dental in 2009.

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

I love the diversity of my job role and team around me. I think it enables us to provide a good service which in turn gives job satisfaction.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

I'm usually found tucked away in crown building but can sometimes be found in Greggs with a toffee donut and coffee!

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

My most rewarding moments in work are when a patient tells me they have got their confidence back and can smile again. I've also been very proud of the nurses I work with who have moved on to do degree courses or progressed within the organisation. I’ve have always enjoyed patient interaction and treating patients with Periodontal disease.

What makes you smile?

My son, Ed makes me smile every day; sometimes cry, shout, explode with frustration but mainly laugh out loud, burst with pride and smile! A large glass of red wine is also a sure bet!

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