Hi, I’m Caroline the Dental Therapist here at Church Road. You will find me here 3 days a week.
My aim is to encourage and educate all my patients to have a healthy mouth and beautiful smile.
Dental Therapists are a relatively new role in private dentistry as historically worked in community hospitals only.
I work closely with the dentist and undertake a prescribed treatment plan and deliver this care to the patient. Together, the dentist and I strive for an excellent standard of care by supporting each other with the patient at the forefront and included in all decisions.
My role includes all aspects of gum care and maintenance, fillings, taking of radiographs, fluoride treatments, impressions and fissure sealants.
Dr Karim and his team excel in orthodontics and implants and I help out with the maintenance and on-going treatment associated with this.
Previously working as a paramedic in the Royal Air Force, I gained many transferable skills. My love of patient care led to the path of dentistry where a more one on one approach suited me better. My communication and motivational skills were recognised at university when I was awarded the ‘Oral B prize for patient motivation’
As a dental Therapist I treat you holistically and don’t just focus on the oral treatment needed. My treatment is tailored for you. Your pace, your individual needs met. I excel with nervous patients, and along with the support from my nurse, (you are great Michelle, Thank you!) dental phobic patients feel relaxed and at ease as trustful relationship is built.
In my spare time I enjoy salsa dancing, attending lessons and social dances every week. I am self-taught up to grade 4 on the piano and hope to take the grade 5 examination in the next 12 months. My most recent hobby is flying a micro light and aim one day to take my pilots license.