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 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 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 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 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.
Louise trained as a Hygienist & Therapist at Queen Mary & Royal London hospital. Since qualifying in 2008, she has held positions in both the NHS and private practices throughout Essex and Middlesex. She joined the Essex Smile Centre in 2020 although admits being tempted since 2018!
In her day to day work, Louise works with patients to improve their oral health, advising on effective brushing and flossing techniques that can help prevent gum disease. For her, the most rewarding part of the job is helping nervous patients overcome dental phobias.
Louise’s hobbies include walking her dog and attending gigs. Her favourite meal is a roast dinner favourite tipple is an ice-cold Sauvignon blanc.
We asked Louise which 4 celebrities she would invite to a dinner party and her answer revealed her love of music and comedy: Miriam Margoyles, Billy Connolly, Tim Minchin & Freddie Mercury.