Every day, those of us within the dental industry fight the good fight to raise awareness of better oral hygiene practices and to encourage our patients to take their dental health more seriously. Be it flossing and brushing, or avoiding sugary snacks and drinks, there are lots of things which we do so often that they become second nature to us – teeth and oral health are central to our thoughts. But our patients? Not so much. They need help – our help.
I have wanted to be many things in my life. But a dental nurse? It had never even come close to being one of my top ten career ideas. The start of my journey was unplanned and a complete surprise – but it was also the best decision I ever made. It went from being a role I didn’t even know existed, to being a part of my life and identity.