Claire started dental nursing in 2004 and gained her NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing in 2005. Claire started her career in general practice then transferred to working alongside a Specialist Orthodontist in 2008. Claire has achieved further qualifications in Dental Radiography (2009), Orthodontic Nursing (2010), Impression Taking (2011), Oral Health Education (2018), Fluoride Application (2019) and Plaque Scoring (2019).
In June 2019, Claire moved to work in the Orthodontic and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery departments at the four hospital sites of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust where she works with Consultants and the maxillofacial team specialising in complex orthodontic treatments, surgical procedures and Head and Neck cancers.
Claire has over 15 years’ experience in dental nursing and gained her Fellowship with the BADN in July 2019. Claire is an active member of the dental and orthodontic nursing community, is a member of the Orthodontic National Group and regularly attends the British Orthodontic Conference and National Dental Nursing Conference.
Claire has recently achieved the Level 4 Award in Education and Training. She is the lead tutor for the Minor Oral Surgery (Dental Nursing) course.