Dental nurses

Lindsey Aithwaite

Lindsey Aithwaite

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 117180

Darlington practice

NEBDN Certificate in Dental Nursing, NEBDN Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing

Lindsey has been a dental nurse since 1995 and joined Queensway in 2013.

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

I love working with such great colleagues

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

You can find me in oral surgery in Darlington

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Most rewarding is helping anxious patients and treating them

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Out of work I love time with my family - I have a 7 yr old girl who keeps me busy

What makes you smile?

My daughter, husband, sunshine and holidays make me smile

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Cara Banks

Cara Banks

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 253834

Billingham practice

NVQ Dental Nursing

After leaving school, Cara went straight into dental nursing. She qualified in 2014 and joined Queensway in 2015. Since then has gained a dental sedation nursing qualification.

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

Working alongside all my lovely colleagues.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

I usually work in surgery 10 with Fiona (dental therapist). They can find me in here from Monday-Friday.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Helping all the patients have a good dental experience, helping them overcome any anxieties and also making the patients smile.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I enjoy walking, especially with my dog Ted. I also enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.

What makes you smile?

My family and friends and also my little border terrier Ted.

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Natasha Bayes

Natasha Bayes

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 236342

Billingham practice

NVQ Dental Nursing, NEBDN certificate in Dental Implant Nursing & Education & Teaching L3

Tasha qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 with a diploma in Dental Nursing. In 2014 she qualified in Customer Service level 3 and joined the Queensway team in March 2014. She has since completed extra nursing qualifications, including; National Dental Nursing Examinations of Dental Sedation in March 2015 and an NEBDN certificate in Dental Implant Nursing in March 2020, as well as Impression Taking, Dental Radiography, Oral Health Education and a level 3 certificate in Education and Training.

What do you enjoy most about working at Queensway?

Working with a great team of people and having so much expertise of the team in one practice. I also enjoy the fact I can use my extra nursing qualifications that I have completed at Queensway to help patients.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

Working alongside practice partner Dr Paul Howlett.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Treating anxious patients and helping them overcome their fear and giving them a good experience at the practice.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Going on nice holidays and seeing other countries and places. Spending time with family and friends and I enjoy going for walks in the Lakes and walking my dogs.

What makes you smile?

My lovely dogs, Jasper and Millie

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Hannah Bell

Hannah Bell

Lead Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 224299

Jesmond practice

NVQ Dental Nursing, NEBN Certificate in Conscious Sedation

Hannah has been a dental nurse since 2010. She previously worked in an NHS practice before joining Queensway.

How long have you worked at Queensway?

I joined in December 2014.

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

I enjoy the variety of treatments I get to be involved in. No day is ever the same and I get to work with a good team which always makes work fun too!

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

At the Jesmond practice working alongside Dr Paul Averley, Rob Banks or Matt Garnett.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing an anxious patient barely able to walk through the door on their first visit leave with a smile on their face. I also enjoy seeing how the practice has developed and grown and the team get better at what we do.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I try to go on holiday as much as I can. When I’m not working I try to go home to Billingham on a weekend to see my family and friends.

What makes you smile?

Sun, holidays and cocktails!

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Samantha Bolton

Samantha Bolton

Dental Nurse
Health Advocate
GDC Number: 217148

Billingham practice

NEBDN Certificate in Radiography, NVQ Dental Nursing, NEBDN Certificate in Conscious Sedation

Sam started dental nursing at a practice in Hartlepool in 2009 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2011. She joined Queensway in in April 2015 and has never looked back! She has qualifications in both dental radiography and sedation nursing.

What do you enjoy most about working at Queensway?

I enjoy being part of such an amazing team; they’re like a second family!

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

I am kept busy working with Dr Gren Moore and Dr Paul Averley.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Helping patients overcome their anxieties – it’s lovely knowing you have made them feel at ease and helped them feel better about receiving treatment.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Outside of work, I enjoy going for long walks and exploring new places with my dog and catching up with friends and family!

What makes you smile?

My chocolate Labrador, Buttons. He’s definitely one spoilt puppy!

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Leigh-Ann Bowie

Leigh-Ann Bowie

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 202111

Billingham practice

NVQ L3

Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2010, extended skills in fluoride varnish application, Extended skills in impression taking, Extended skills in clinical photography.

Leigh-Ann qualified as a dental nurse in 2008 and her previous roles have included senior nurse at a mixed NHS/private practice and within a busy orthodontic practice She joined the Queensway team in March 2022.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I really enjoy spending
time with my family. We love going for walks with our crazy sprocker spaniel,
spending time with our gorgeous ponies and I love a good adventure in the countryside!

What makes you smile?

Seeing my children laugh is always guaranteed to put a smile on my face!

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Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 293730

Billingham practice

National Diploma In Dental Nursing

Sarah worked in a private day nursery for 10 years before deciding to change careers and take a leap into the world of dentistry. After completing her two years of training at a Hartlepool practice, she qualified in January 2021 and joined the Queensway team in June. 

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy running and working out and look forward to a holiday in the sun.

What makes you smile?

Spending time with my nieces, going on days out and exploring the world!

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Sophie Campbell

Sophie Campbell

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 280973

Billingham & Ferryhill practice

L3 DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING, NEBDN CERTIFICATE IN DENTAL SEDATION NURSING

Sophie started her dental nursing career in 2014 when living on the Sunshine Coast in Australia. She has since relocated to the North East and is currently working towards her certificate in practice management.

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

Spending time with my friends and family, hanging out with my 2-year old miniature dachshund called Milo and my amazing fiancé Rob.

What makes you smile?

Going home back to Australia to visit my mum and day, exploring new places in the North East and really anything to do with travel!

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Kenzi Corden

Kenzi Corden

Dental Nurse

Billingham practice

Level 3 diploma in Dental Nursing

Tell us a little bit about your career history

I started dental nursing at the age of 16, straight from school

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I enjoy travelling to nice holidays and exploring new places with my boyfriend and family.

What makes you smile?

My dog, Luna - she’s gorgeous.

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Maja Czarnecka

Maja Czarnecka

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 289141

Jesmond practice

Level 3 City & Guilds diploma in Dental Nursing, BDA Oral health Education.

I began working as a dental nurse October 2017, qualifying in December 2019. I began working at Queensway Jesmond in July 2021.

What makes you smile?

Walking through the doors of Queensway. The team are all amazing and we make it our mission to do the very best for our patients. The morale and happiness radiates through the building and you can’t help but smile!

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Megan Davies

Megan Davies

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 216595

Billingham practice

NVQ L3 Dental Nursing, NEBDN Certificate in Conscious Sedation

Megan has been working as a dental nurse for almost 12 years. She completed her training at Thornaby Dental Centre before joining the Queensway team in 2016.

What do you enjoy most about working at Queensway?

I enjoy working as a team changing peoples lives transforming there smiles and building confidence, it’s really rewarding, working alongside complex dentistry daily and helping patients succeed there expectations, it really is a fantastic place to work.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

I enjoy the variety of treatments I get to be involved in. No day is ever the same and I get to work with a good team which always makes work fun too!

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

You would find me working along side Dr Will Carter.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing patients build confidence in us and smile with confidence, helping making people smile daily. What else could be more rewarding?

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family, my fiancé my 2 year old son, socialising and going to the gym.

What makes you smile?

My family defiantly makes me smile daily and my work colleagues, I’ve made some friends for life, I really do work with the dream team!

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Sophia Din

Sophia Din

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 273727

Billingham practice

NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing L3

I previously worked at children's private day nursery for 6 years, before a complete career change. I began my dental nurse training in 2015 and qualified in 2017.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I enjoy spending time with friends and family, also enjoy eating out at restaurants and I occasionally will go to the gym.

What makes you smile?

My family and friends.

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Laura Fagan

Laura Fagan

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 138367

Billingham practice

NEBDN Certificate in Dental Nursing, NEBDN Certificate in Conscious Sedation, NEBDN Certificate in Radiography

I started dental nursing in 1996 as an YTS and qualified in 1997. In 1999, I joined the Royal Navy and served for 8 years in the dental branch in a variety of roles, which also included a tour of Iraq in 2003.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

Working in the oral surgery department.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing people’s relief when they are out of pain. Knowing that our team does an excellent job and gaining really great feedback from them.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Socialising with friends, good food and drink, keeping fit and watching my daughter dance.

What makes you smile?

My children ☺

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Tracey Goodrum

Tracey Goodrum

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 133239

Billingham/Darlington practice

NEBDN Certificate in Conscious Sedation, NEBDN Certificate in Radiography, NVQ Dental Nursing

Tell us a little bit about your career history

I have worked full time as a Dental Nurse since leaving school in 2000. I have worked in 2 other dental practices including an Implant practice.

How long have you worked at Queensway (please state the year you joined)?

I joined Queensway in October 2010 and came over to Darlington Oral Surgery as an Oral Surgery Nurse at beginning of 2012

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

I enjoy doing Oral Surgery and working within a small dedicated team at Darlington. I enjoy making a patients experience positive and successful! I also enjoy learning Oral Surgery things from the surgeons while doing treatments as I love learning and gaining knowledge!

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

In the Surgery helping the Surgeon

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing a patient who is extremely nervous achieve having their treatment done and feeling proud that they have managed. Getting thanked for my help during the treatment by the patient is also very rewarding.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Spending quality time with family & friends, training at the gym, weekend trips with friends, I am very interested in True Crime and Forensics. I also love music, reading, animals, cooking and movies.

I love a day out to Butterfly World to take photos when I get the chance!

What makes you smile?

My family and friends, animals/nature and music

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Emma Hancock

Emma Hancock

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 268810

Billingham and Ferryhill Practice

NVQ L3 Dental Nursing

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

I enjoy new challenges and interacting with patients, helping them overcome their dental phobias. It's a privilege to work with such a knowledgeable, hardworking team.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

Working alongside the Specialist Oral Surgery team.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, working out and travelling to new places.

What makes you smile?

My little boy, Harrison.

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Charlotte Hurst

Charlotte Hurst

Dental Nurse & Receptionist
GDC Number: 295343

Billingham practice

Diploma in Dental Nursing L3, NVQ Business Admin L2

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Out of work I enjoy eating out, going to music gigs and spending time with my family on walks with our sausage dog Duncan!

What makes you smile?

Seeing my little boy Jack happy and having fun.

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Sarah Johnston

Sarah Johnston

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 147760

Billingham practice

NVQ Dental Nursing

Sarah started at Queensway in 2016.

Tell us a little bit about your career history

I started dental nursing when I was 16 and worked in various mixed practices – NHS and private.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

A patient can find me working alongside dentist Jane Gosney in Billingham.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Interacting with patients and seeing their confidence grow.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I love to see music events, trips to the cinema and spending time with my family.

What makes you smile?

My gorgeous cats – Tilly and Buttons.

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Shannon Kelly

Shannon Kelly

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 267235

Jesmond practice

Diploma in Dental Nursing

I started my career as a Dental Nurse in 2013 and qualified in 2016.

I previously worked in a mixed NHS/private practice before joining the Queensway Jesmond team.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

Working at the Jesmond practice with Dr Paul Averley or alongside a dental therapist.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Playing a part in the patient journey, supporting anxious patients and seeing them leave with a smile on their face.

What do you enjoy outside of work

Socialising with family & friends and going out for food and cocktails

What makes you smile?

Family, friend, holidays and cocktails.

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Natalie King

Natalie King

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 130642

Billingham practice

NEBDN Certificate in Conscious Sedation, NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education, NEBDN Certificate in Radiography, NVQ Dental Nursing

After finishing her A-Levels in 2005, Natalie joined the Queensway team as a trainee dental nurse and officially joined in 2006 meaning she has been a long-standing employee of Queensway for 14 years!

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

The best part I enjoy about working at Queensway is working with this great team! Queensway have supported me throughout my professional development over the past 14 years and I could not be more grateful for this. Queensway also provide excellent quality with first class care for our patients putting their needs first ensuring they are a priority. Overall I am extremely proud to be a part of the Queensway Team.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

I am a longstanding member of our oral surgery team, a patient would find me here working a long side our fantastic oral surgeons; Matt Dorman and Julian Hawkings. Working in the oral surgery department I deal with patients on a day to day basis helping overcome their dental anxieties using various anxiety management techniques and constant reassurance. I love the feeling afterwards knowing I have helped a patient relieving their anxieties and any pain they may have sustained to prior treatment.

What do you enjoy outside of work

I love spending quality time with my family; walking the dog, day trips out or even quiet days at home… As long as it’s as a family I am happy!

What makes you smile?

My gorgeous children Ollie and Emily, there is definitely never a dull moment with these two!

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Paula Leet

Paula Leet

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 122737

Billingham practice

NEBDN Certificate in Dental Nursing, NEBDN Certificate in Conscious Sedation, NEBDN Certificate in Radiography

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Rebecca Maguire

Rebecca Maguire

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 294018

Billingham practice

NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Career history:

I started my dental nurse career in July 2019 after returning to the North East after taking a gap year to go travelling around the world and live in Australia. Beforehand I previously worked in the retail sector.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?:

I enjoy going for brunch with the girls on a weekend and shopping!

What makes you smile?

My family and friends.

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Rachael McGoff

Rachael McGoff

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 268428

Billingham Practice

Certificate of Higher Education in Dental Nursing Teesside University 2016
BDA Education Certificate in Oral Health Education 2019

Rachael qualified in 2016 from Teesside University and started working at a local practice to gain experience. She joined Queensway in October 2019.

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

What I enjoy most about working at Queensway is working alongside a lovely team of professionals who are all highly skilled. I am looking forward to expanding my clinical knowledge and skills here.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

You will usually find me in the Crown building working alongside Jen or Holly (dental therapists).

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is helping anxious patients overcome their fear of coming to the dentist and helping to build their confidence. Here at Queensway you get to see a lot of smile transformations and being a part of a patient’s journey to a more confident smile is always lovely to see.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends and going on holidays to nice places.

What makes you smile?

What makes me smile is seeing my kittens, Wednesday and Luna after a long day of work!

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Emma McGrory

Emma McGrory

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 107160

Jesmond Practice

NEBDN Dental Nursing, NEBDN Certificate in Conscious Sedation

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

I absolutely love the team I am part of, the beautiful surroundings we work in at the Jesmond practice and the standard and variety of dental treatments that we are able to offer.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

Working in Jesmond in surgery with Dr Averley, Dr Davies or Dr Garnett.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Being part of the patients journey to a beautiful, healthy smile.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Spending time with my family and going on holiday as much as I can.

What makes you smile?

Spending time with my family and friends and Christmas....I just love Christmas!

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Sarah McLoughlin

Sarah McLoughlin

Dental Nurse
GDC NUMBER: 189542

Billingham Practice

Sarah worked in retail for two years, a nursing home for 10 years and started working as a dental nurse in 2007 in a cosmetic and implant clinic. She joined Queensway in September 2019.

What do you enjoy most about working at Queensway?

Getting to know all of the patients that come through the door.

Where would a patient find you?

Usually working with Dr Paul Davies!

Most rewarding part of your job?

There is lots of scope for training and learning new things.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Spending time with my family and planning my upcoming wedding!

What makes you smile?

My children and going on holiday.

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Rebecca Mcmenemy

Rebecca Mcmenemy

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 528938

Billingham Practice

NVQ Dental Nursing

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

I enjoy working along side a lovely team.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

You will find me working along side Dr Will Carter and Sally Rodgers hygienist.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family and going for food and cocktails with friends.

What makes you smile?

Going on sunny holiday’s and eating out. 

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Kylie Morgan

Kylie Morgan

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 144141

Billingham Practice

NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing, Extended Skills Course For Fluoride Varnish Application, Extended Skill Course For Impression Taking, Extended Skills In Clinical Photography, NEBDN Certificate in Conscious Sedation, NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health, NVQ in Customer Services

Tell us a little bit about your career history

I have been dental nursing for 17 years and for 12 of those years was the lead nurse for a mixed NHS & Private practice. I joined the Queensway Oral Surgery team in 2021.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

You will find me working along side Dr Will Carter and Sally Rodgers hygienist.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family, travelling, eating out and trying new restaurants.

What makes you smile?

It has to be my son’s smile and laugh. 

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Kiya Philips

Kiya Philips

Dental Nurse
GDC NUMBER: 280701

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Anna Simm

Anna Simm

Dental Nurse

Jesmond Practice

Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma In Dental Nursing

Anna started her dental nursing journey back in August 2019 and qualified in October 2021. I previously worked in a mixed practice with both NHS and private patients before joining Queensway Jesmond.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I love spending quality time with my friends and family and going on long dog walks with my little pug Austin!

What makes you smile?

Going on holiday and seeing my friends, family and dog happy!

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Maddison Smith

Maddison Smith

Dental Nurse

NVQ L3 Dental Nursing

Tell us a little bit about your career history

After leaving school I completed my NVQ L3 Dental Nursing apprenticeship at a private practice in Hartlepool. It was here that sparked my love for dentistry.

I joined the Queensway team in September 2021 and I look forward to expanding my knowledge and skills, and being the best dental nurse I can be.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Outside of work I love spending time with my friends, family and my boyfriend. My favourite thing to do on a weekend is going out for nice food and cocktails.

What makes you smile?

My friends, my family and my boyfriend.

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Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 204628

Billingham and Ferryhill practices

NVQ LEVEL 3 IN DENTAL NURSING, CERTIFICATE IN ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION

Tell us a little bit about your career history

I began dental nursing in 2008 and gained my qualification in 2010. I then went on to gain my qualification in Oral Health Education. I went into dental management in 2018 before recently returning to a dental nursing role.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I enjoy spending time with my partner and our two beautiful daughters. I also enjoy walking our very energetic dog.

What makes you smile?

My daughters’ laughter

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Yasmin Welham

Yasmin Welham

Dental Nurse

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Giorgia Whittle

Giorgia Whittle

Dental Nurse
GDC NUMBER: 283918

Billingham Practice

L3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

I qualified as a dental nurse in 2017 and joined the Queensway team in January 2021.

Where would a patient find you?

You would usually find me in the hygiene and therapy suite working alongside Dental Therapist Holly.

Most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is making a patient smile and feeling comfortable while attending an appointment as I know this can be a daunting experience.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I try to go on holiday as much as I can and I love spending time with my friends and family. I love spending time with my dog Olive and taking her for long walks in the countryside.

What makes you smile?

My friends, family and Olive.

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Kaylee Wilson

Kaylee Wilson

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 205545

Billingham practice

NVQ L3 Dental Nursing

I started my career as a dental receptionist in 2008 and during that time I realised I wanted to pursue a career as a dental nurse and I went on to qualify in 2010. Since then I've predominantly worked in general dentistry, both NHS & private.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the gym and renovating my home.

What makes you smile?

My little boy.

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Nicole Young

Nicole Young

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 298802

Billingham practice

National Diploma in Dental Nursing

Nicole qualified as a dental nurses in 2018 and has since worked in both private and NHS practices. Originally from the North East, she relocated to Warminster whilst her partner was based their in the Army, but has recently moved back to her home town.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I enjoy spending quality time with my family and my son.

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