Emma – Emma the Practice Manager, is committed to maintaining and supporting our highly dedicated, motivated team so that we can continue to deliver consistent dental excellence. Emma’s expertise was recognised nationally when, in 2004, she was presented with the award for Practice Manager of the Year by The British Practice Managers’ Association. Again, in 2006, she was awarded Practice Manager of the Year, this time from The Probe National Dental Awards, and as a direct consequence is now lecturing nationally to dental teams on management issues and providing invaluable tuition on how to create the perfect front desk team. Emma is now providing a comprehensive list of courses for dental practice managers on all areas of dental practice management. Emma has ben working within the dental industry for over 30 years and is responsible for the continual development and growth of the practice, with a genuine commitment to providing a better patient experience. She looks after the overall strategy of the business as well as team development and the patient experience as her aim has always been to provide exceptional customer service. Emma focuses on maintaining a highly skilled and motivated, happy team around her all working towards the same goal of delivering the very best dental care possible.
Di – GDC 122350, having been a dental nurse in the local area for 15 years, will also be a familiar friendly face to many of you. Diane is Rhodri’s implant care nurse, and is always keen to keep up to date with her knowledge and practical skills. When she is not assisting in treatment rooms, Diane might often be your first contact at the practice either on the front desk or as a member of our team of treatment coordinators. Diane is also the practice Clinical Lead Nurse ensuring that all current cross infection methods are in place providing first class protection to patients and staff. Having developed a passion to mentor other student dental nurses to provide not only first class chairside assistance, but also dental nurses that offer exceptional all round patient care, Diane developed a very successful course for student dental nurses as part of absolute dental training and also provides in-house training to student dental nurses at Absolute Dental, and is also an examiner for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses.
Melanie – GDC 242807 Melanie joined the practice in 2011. Since training with us and qualifying in 2012, she has loved the daily challenge of her varied roles at the practice. She really enjoys supporting the different clinicians including our specialist and has gained a lot of new skills and experience along the way. Melanie strives to deliver great care to our very special Absolute patients and is proud to be part of a Team who are so passionate about what they do. And should you ever want a little French conversation, Mel is your girl!
Gemma – GDC 270722 Gemma and her family are local to Kingsbridge and Salcombe and I’m sure many of you will recognise her. Having come to us following a career as a support worker, Gemma balances work, two young sons and also manages to find time to do numerous fund raising tasks for charities close to her and her family’s hearts. Gemma qualified in January 2018 whilst off on her maternity leave and is now back with us.
Kirsty – GDC 273482 Kirsty originally came to the practice for adult orthodontic treatment with Rhodri, after completion she decided to join us as a regular patient. Kirsty then applied to join our nursing team in 2016, completed her Diploma in Dental Nursing 2017 and has never looked back. Kirsty is enthusiastic, helpful and caring, she has made a really positive impression on the team and the patients.
Ellie – GDC 276246 Ellie joined us in the Summer of 2016 having written to us whilst studying at 6th form. In her letter she explained she wanted a career in dentistry, she also managed to convey the type of enthusiasm and commitment we are always looking for. Although at the time we did not need an additional member we felt we should not let her slip through our fingers. Ellie worked very hard to achieve her goal and qualified as a dental nurse in 2018 and couldn’t be happier.
Helen – GDC 272792 Helen has been with us since 2016 and completed her Diploma in Dental Nursing in July 2017. Since joining us Helen has impressed us all with her efficiency and attention to detail. Having come to us from a non-clinical background we have all been really pleased with how Helen has just taken everything in her stride – a quality acquired being the mother of two young boys, no doubt!
We are very proud of our attentive, professional team – and as a direct consequence – the high standards of care we are able to deliver.