Hygienists

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Hygienist

Naomi Finnegan

Hygienist

Naomi Finnegan

Hygienist
GDC Number: 209440

Previously worked as a dental nurse for 11 years,  Naomi decided to further HER career by becoming a dental hygienist and dental therapist. She applied to the University of Bristol/Bristol Dental School in 2020 and was lucky enough to be 1 of 12 candidates selected out of 600 applicants that year.

Naomi absolutely loves working in dentistry and she is pleased to be able to see patients under her Hygienist remit at Black Swan for prevention and management of gum diseases and teeth related conditions in a warm, friendly, and professional atmosphere.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being active, enjoying the outdoors and listening to a wide variety of music.

Donna Hicks

Hygienist

Donna Hicks

Hygienist
GDC Number 6715

Donna originally worked as a dental nurse for nine years within general and community dental practices. After working with a Hygienist in the community, Donna decided this was the job for her.

She went back to college, then off to Uni, and trained asa dental Hygienist at King’s Guys and St Thomas’s London, where she qualified in 2005.

In total, Donna has 26 years of working in dentistry and has a wide range of experience. She also worked with gum specialists after qualifying for a few years, which is her special interest.

She lives in Dorset with her Husband, Tim, and two dogs, Albert and Basil.

Her interests are walks with her dogs and music, and she has a special interest in art and is currently doing a watercolour botanical art course which she enjoys very much.

She looks forward to welcoming you for your Hygiene appointment and is enjoying being a part of the Black Swan Dental Spa team.

Tracy Edwards

Hygienist

Tracy Edwards

Hygienist
GDC Number 6246

Qualifications
– Dip DH Dental Hygiene RCS, Eastman Dental Hospital 2003, Qualified with Distinction

Tracy has been helping our patients with their dental hygiene for over ten years. As our long standing hygienist, Tracy has helped many people to achieve great overall oral health and to protect them from instances of gum disease. She gets to spend a lot of time with patients and enjoys the interaction, helping to educate patients on the importance of dental care.

Facial aesthetic treatment is a field that Tracy is very passionate about. She studied at the UKs leading facial aesthetic training institutes with Dr Bob Khana.

Tracy really loves going on camping holidays and making fantastic memories with her family.

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.

 

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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