Meet The Team
A healthy mouth helps to prevent future dental problems, as well as allowing you to eat, talk and laugh with confidence. Our Dental Hygienists are a very experienced, gentle team who understand that some people may be embarrassed about their oral health.
They will take the time to ease your worries, give you an excellent deep clean and show you great techniques and practices to help you and your family achieve and maintain the best possible oral health. If you would like to book a Hygienist appointment, please get in touch with our friendly reception team.
Tracy – Dental Hygienist
GDC No – 4133
Tracy is an accomplished Dental Hygienist who’s been with The Essex Smile Centre since 1991. Trained and qualified from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital she is the longest serving member of our Hygiene team.
A large part of her role at the practice is talking to patients about their oral hygiene regime and helping them improve aspects of their self-care including flossing and smoking cessation. She also provides teeth whitening.
Tracy really enjoys building rapport with her patients and making them feel as relaxed as possible. As part of her dedication to her work she keeps up to date with the latest developments and research in oral hygiene, because she regards oral hygiene as a fundamental part of a healthy and happy life.
Mum of two Tracy works part time at the practice. Outside of work she loves running (completing the London Marathon in 2017) arts, crafts and walking Miniature Schnauzer Reggie.
What is your favourite tipple?
Kay – Dental Hygienist
GDC No – 5060
Kay qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1996 from Eastman Dental Hospital and has worked at The Essex Smile Centre since 2005.
She delivers a range of hygiene services including special cleaning for dental implants and patients wearing orthodontic devices. She also provides teeth whitening.
Kay enthusiastically shares her knowledge with patients because she wants the best for them. Passionate about animal rights and welfare Kay spends her spare time volunteering at The Farm Animal Sanctuary.
Jayne – Dental Hygienist
GDC No – 141402
Jayne joined us in 2010 and has a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy with a merit in the further and adult education teacher certificate from Kings College, London.
As a Dental Hygienist, she is able to treat patients for routine hygiene appointments and restorations and she has invaluable experience in the treatment and management of gum disease conditions – the biggest cause of tooth loss.
Jayne encourages preventative care with all her patients and believes good oral health education is the key to maintaining a healthy smile and keeping your natural teeth for longer.
Her favourite aspect of work at The Essex Smile Centre is the supportive team. Jayne’s professionalism means she is committed to expanding her professional knowledge by maintaining her continued professional development through reading publications and attending courses regularly.
Married with two boys, in her spare time, she enjoys interior design, furniture restoration, upholstery and selling home décor and vintage brocante. She also has a dog Buddy who enjoys eating her shoes.
What is your favourite thing to do at the weekend?
A: Visit antique vintage fairs followed by a walk in the park with the children then a lovely dinner somewhere.
Jenny – Dental Hygienist
GDC No – 176896
Jenny was a Dental Nurse prior to attaining her Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital and joining us in 2011.
She had always wanted to become a Dental Hygienist since she was 12 and is passionate about dental health education and passing on her professional knowledge to improve the oral health for all her patients.
Outside of work she enjoys cycling and baking. She has attended many baking and cake decorating courses but is yet to perfect a tasty, tooth friendly cake recipe. But is working on it.
Luke – Dental & Facial Therapist
GDC No – 182823
Luke joined us in 2013 and qualified in 2009 as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist achieving a distinction. He has also completed foundation and advanced courses in Facial Aesthetics.
As a Therapist Luke is able to treat patients for routine hygiene appointments, carry out dental fillings and any type of treatment on children, gently encouraging attention to preventative care. He is also qualified to provide facial aesthetic treatments.
He really enjoys his work and loves seeing improvements in oral health and outcomes from cosmetic dentistry. He believes in a holistic approach to dentistry and that good oral hygiene is the foundation to all dentistry treatments.
Luke’s professionalism means he’s is committed to expanding his professional knowledge by maintaining his continued professional development through reading publications and attending courses. He’s on the board of the BACDP (British Association of Cosmetic Dental Professionals) and has previously been a Facial Aesthetics mentor for Visage Academy.
If you could pick 4 guests to be at a dinner party with you, who would you pick?
A: Alan Shearer, Freddie Flintoff, David Bowie & Margot Robbie (future wife)