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 4 hygienists working Mondays to Thursdays 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 a Tuesday and 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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Joanne completed her studies at Cardiff University dental faculty in 1988 . She was awarded the clinical prize. She also has a diploma in Dental health education.
Joanne has gained a wealth of experience over the years , working in private & NHS practices in the Hampshire area. She has also worked alongside a Periodontist, helping patients with advanced gum disease.
She is especially dedicated to helping nervous patients regain their confidence. In the past she has been Chairperson for the local British Dental Hygienist and Therapist group. Joanne works with us at St Cuthberts Dental Surgery on a Monday.
Joanne lives in Winchester with her husband & two daughters. In her spare time , she enjoys walking, going to concerts, yoga and going to the theatre.
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 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!