Hygienists

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Hygienist

Amy Gay

Hygienist

Amy Gay

Hygienist
GDC Number 6139

Born & bred in Somerset, Amy has been in dentistry for over 26 years, 19 years specialised as a Dental Hygienist. Qualifying in 2002 from the University of Wales College of Medicine & Dentistry, Amy has gained a wealth of knowledge and skills.

She prides herself on her thorough technique and strives to achieve periodontal perfection for her patients. She also enjoys keeping up to date with the latest trends in dentistry.

In recent years, Amy has expanded her skills further by supporting the Covid-19 response. Working for NHS test and trace, and as a Covid-19 vaccinator. We’re proud to have Amy on our team!

Outside of dentistry, Amy relishes time with her family and friends, travelling and new experiences.

Leah Liennard

Hygienist

Leah Liennard

Hygienist
GDC Number 118293

Leah qualified with her Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2011 and has worked as a Dental Hygienist since. She has found that her qualification has aided her in have a much more holistic approach to patient care and treatment.

Being a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, she is enthusiastic about the profession and enjoys learning about developments in dentistry.

Leah is a wonderful addition to the Black Swan Team as she clearly has a passion to share her knowledge and understanding of oral care to improve the oral health of our patients and aid them in preventing the risk of oral diseases.

When she’s not working on your oral health, Leah and her partner enjoy travelling and visiting family in New Zealand.

 

Jenna Knighton

Hygienist
Jenna Knighton - Hygienist

Jenna Knighton

Hygienist
GDC Number 253609

Jenna graduated from the University of Sheffield in June 2019 as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist. Since, she has moved back to her hometown Bristol where she works as a Dental Hygienist on the days she isn’t working here at Black Swan.

Jenna loves helping patients maintain excellent oral health to support their general health and wellbeing, as well as helping patients feel happy and confident about their smile. Jenna is great at calming any nerves patients may initially have.

In her spare time she loves to travel, socialise with family and friends, and keep active which usually involves long walks with her dogs.

 

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Claire Handscomb

Hygienist
Claire Handscomb - Hygienist

Claire Handscomb

Hygienist
GDC Number 6243

Claire qualified in Dental Hygiene from the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2003 distinguishing herself by obtaining the Oral B Award for outstanding patient education and motivation.

As our longest serving hygienist her gentle and caring nature have ensured her a brilliant reputation with our patients. She is a dedicated professional who is always ready and willing go that extra mile.

With skills and experience that are recognized beyond the boundaries of the practice, Claire acts as an external examiner for the dental nurses national examinations.

With an outgoing friendly personality she gets on well with patients and fellow team members alike. Her free time is dedicated to her family, especially her 3 boys who keep her busy.

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