Our Dental Hygienists are regulated by The General Dental Council and work under the direct supervision of the Dentist. We have three Dental Hygienists working at the dental practice: Sarah Parker, Julie Green and Emma Saunders.
Sarah Parker RDH
GDC No. 4463
Qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1993 at Cardiff Dental Hospital where she obtained a Diploma in Dental Hygiene.
Sarah Parker started her dental career in 1981 where she trained and qualified to become a Dental Nurse. This motivated her to qualify as a Dental Hygienist in 1993 at Cardiff Dental Hospital where she obtained a Diploma in Dental Hygiene. She is a clinician, oral health educator and dental health promoter, with the goal of assisting individuals to achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
After 21 years in the profession, Sarah’s skills and experience ensure that her patients always receive the highest level of care. Sarah has always lived in Cornwall and has worked at practices in Launceston, Camelford and Plymouth.
Julie Green RDH
GDC No. 5500
After a career in meteorology in the Armed Forces Julie finally realised she had a long held ambition to become a Dental Hygienist. She studied dental nursing at Highbury College in Portsmouth, gaining both the National and BTEC qualifications and the “student of the year” award. After qualifying she undertook various placements within the NHS, private, hospital and community sectors and thus gained a wide range of experience. She then went on to study for a further 2 years at the British Dental Hospital, gaining her Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1999.
Julie is committed to promoting a high standard of oral care for the patient. She also believes greatly in the importance of continuing education and development for health care professionals. She attends courses, seminars and lectures where every possible and keep updated with current ideas by regularly reading the latest Dental Journals.
Julie lives in Plymouth with her husband and son and she works 2 days a week at our Tavistock practice.
Emma Saunders RDH
GDC No. 3508
Emma trained as a dental hygienist at University College Dental Hospital London and qualified in 1988. She worked for 15 years for Dr A Sidi Periodontist and Implantologist in London, before moving to Devon. Emma is keen to always keep her knowledge and skills updated and regularly attends courses and lectures. You can make an appointment with Emma on a Monday evening at our Tavistock dental practice.