Hygienists are at the heart of our prevention program. They are highly motivated to work with you to improve your oral health and to teach you the best ways to look after your teeth and gums. They play an important role in the treatment and prevention of gum disease through the work they do.
We currently have three hygienists working Monday to Thursday inclusive.
Mrs Nicola Blandford
Nicci joined us in 2008 after qualifying from Portsmouth University’s School of Professionals Complimentary to Dentistry gaining a BSC Honours. She is dual qualified as a Dental Hygienist & Therapist. Nicci works with us on Wednesday and her special interests are preventative care for children and adults and the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease.
In her spare time she loves keeping fit especially running and competes for Southampton Athletics Club, she is an active committee member at SAC and is currently working on a project to retain more females in sport. Other interests include, horse riding, photography, walking and travelling.
Mrs Donna Brien
Donna qualified as a dental therapist and hygienist from the Royal London Dental Auxiliary School in 1988 after 6 months working in Bath she moved to Winchester. Donna has been an active member of her professional associations holding both national and regional posts, she has taught in college and dental school settings and has been an examiner for dental nurses since 1994. Her son Ian was born in 2006 and they enjoy travel and keeping active. Donna works with us on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Miss Laurence Gerling
We are very happy to introduce Laurence who joined us in 2018 . She qualified with a BSC in Dental Hygiene & Therapy from Plymouth University.
Laurence works here at St Cuthberts Dental Surgery on a Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. She is especially interested in Oral Health Education and the Management of Gum Disease.
In her free time Laurence enjoys a variety of sports such as rugby, football and tennis. She likes to cook and is often inspired to come up with new creations!