We want all our patients to feel comfortable and welcomed when they visit and we thought it was high time we introduced you to our valued team.
Introduce yourself, do you have a nickname?
Heya, I’m Amy – and unfortunately, I don’t have any good nicknames.
What is your role at the office? What will we find you doing at the office?
I assist in hygiene with our hygienist Sacha. I also work in the sterilisation bay, making sure all the equipment we use at the clinic is safe and clean.
How long have you been in the dental industry?
I’m relatively new to the dental industry – I started my studies and working in the industry in 2020.
How/why did you start working in the industry?
Before working as a dental nurse, I worked as a vet nurse and was interested in the dental work that the pets were receiving. It got me thinking that the dental work a human could have would be a lot more interesting.
What is your favourite part of your job?
Making patients feel comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair is definitely a favourite part for me. There are so many people who hate going to the dentist and I want to change their minds by showing them that a visit can be a relaxing experience and we’re not all horrible and scary.
Do you have a special piece of equipment/tool/new toy that you use at work that you would like to tell us about?
The autoclave – it’s a special machine I use every day to make sure that all the equipment used is safe and bacteria free. It is essentially a strong, heated chamber that uses high pressure and temperature to sterlize the instruments we then use in your mouth.
What is your secret superpower?
Teamwork! When I’m working with Sasha we often laugh because we have moments where it’s like I’ve read her mind – before she has even asked for an instrument or a piece of equipment I have it their ready for her.
What do you get up to when you’re not at work?
I’m a big animal lover; I’ve got several pets at home including a tribe of dogs and 2 cats. I’m also an avid sportswoman and enjoy playing hockey, tennis, and soccer. If I’m not at work, you’ll probably find me enjoying a long walk on the beach and a glass of wine at the end of the day.
What’s your best tip on keeping a heathly mouth?
Floss! Floss! Floss!
Flossing is very important to your oral health; brushing and flossing is like tomato sauce with your meat pie – they go hand in hand. Some people think you can just brush your teeth, which you do need to do twice a day, but flossing needs to be done every day too, even if you don’t have anything stuck in your teeth.
Welcome to the team Amy!