Claire Willson CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1997

Dental Hygienist

I was bought up in Cambridgeshire. When I left college, I found myself a job as a trainee dental nurse, and I loved it! After a couple of years, I became a qualified dental nurse. I felt I could go further and the next step would be to become a Dental Hygienist. With the support of the dentist that I worked with, I got offered a place at Guys Dental Hospital in London.

After I qualified, as a Dental Hygienist, I stayed in London and enjoyed the hustle and bustle and the many things that London has to offer. I Worked in practices in Holland Park and Mill Hill, gaining lots of experience along the way. I learned a lot whilst working in London, some of it I still use in practice today. I was even sent on courses to the US.

Whilst in London, I met my husband. He got offered a job in Dubai and I followed him there. After taking another exam, to enable me to work in Dubai, I found myself working for Emirates Airline. I treated the pilots and crew and their families. I treated so many different nationalities from around the world which helped me gain experience with many different cultures and faiths.

We have travelled all over the Middle and Far East and loved living in Dubai! We had our 2 children there. Eventually after 14 years, we decided to move back to the UK.

We now live in the countryside and I love walking my dog, come rain or shine.

After 24 years of being a Dental Hygienist, I have decided to take some time out of the surgery to spend some more time with my family.

I’m still involved in Moreton Dental and I am helping to develop the hygiene department along with Julie and Neve.

I will be back to cover for holidays. So you may still see me around!

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