How long have you worked with Dr Rob Slater at One Devonshire Place?
I have been at the practice for over 10 years. We work with a whole range of patients from children to adults. Many of us have been here a long time and we all get on really well.
How did you become an Orthodontic nurse?
I trained as a dental nurse at Matthew Boulton College in Birmingham and worked at a local practice for some years. I went for a job at One Devonshire Place and Dr Rob Slater trained me in the orthodontic technique in house. I learnt to support him working with brackets and wires as well as to give patients instructions about their new braces.
What is your favourite part of the job?
My favourite part of being an orthodontic nurse is seeing the difference in a patient’s teeth from beginning to end. It’s great looking back at the beginning of treatment with them and seeing the transformation. I also love working with the team here. It’s like coming to work with your friends!
What does a typical day look like?
I begin by helping to straighten out the surgery, making sure that everything is clean and ready. I then spend the rest of the day assisting in the fitting of braces, brace removal and everything in between.
You have more and more adults coming in for braces, what is it like working with them?
A lot of adults still think that they can’t have braces. It’s great to let them know that they can. There’s often a lot of conversation with adults both beforehand in the waiting area and throughout treatment. We like to make sure that all of our patient’s visits are as pleasant and friendly as possible.
Find out more about Becky and the rest of the team.