For this blog we have asked one of our Dental Nurses Alice Gatenby to take us through her experience working at Your Perfect Smile Dental Clinic.
Here is what she says…
“Since January 2016, I have been a part of wonderful team at Your Perfect Smile Dental Clinic. Last June I began studying towards my SVQ in dental nursing. I attended College twice a month at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness. Attending College was great. It allowed me to gain a better understanding of why we, the nurses, and the dentists do the things we do and why. It really just made everything fall into place.
Achieving the work, study and social life balance has been difficult, but I got there and passed both my midterm exam, final exam and my portfolio- which means I am now a qualified Dental Nurse.
Here at Your Perfect Smile Dental Clinic, we offer a wide range of treatment from dental implants to teeth straightening and cosmetic dentistry. I enjoy nursing for all procedures but have a special interest in nursing for dental implants. I like to ensure that patients feel relaxed and at ease throughout the treatment.
I have been so lucky to have a supporting team at Your Perfect Smile Dental Clinic. They are always on hand when I have a questions or having difficulty understanding the academic side of dentistry. They also great at keeping me positive hen I, m feeling pressure.
And not to forget the wonderful patients we have, who are always so chatty and understanding when I am asking the dentist 101 questions about what they are doing 😉
We have a number of patients that are nervous when coming to the dentist and I understand that. I love to ensure that they feel at ease and try to change their perception of the “dreaded dentist visit”. What I love the most is seeing a big smile on their face when they leave with their new smile…