Meet our nurses ...
I started working at the practice in September 1999 and since that time I have become a qualified dental nurse and the first aider for the practice. In 2008 I was fortunate enough to pass my dental radiography qualification meaning that I will be called upon on occasion to take your x-rays. During my time at Orchard House I have grown to love the friendly atmosphere that we strive to give and I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to now be enrolled on the Oral Health Educators programme that will (as long as I am lucky enough to pass my exams) lead to me becoming a fully qualified Oral Health Educator at the practice. GDC Number: 127261
I have lived in Headcorn since 1982 and began working here at the practice in 2007. Coming into Dental Nursing later in life has been an exciting challenge and after many hours back at school I passed my NEBDN Dental Nursing Qualification in 2009. I used to work at the practice full time but will now be seen only 3 days per week as I have a Grandson that takes up a lot of my time! I am now fully qualified and have passed my Oral Health Education course. I am looking forward to getting to see my own patients with my new skill. I think that one of the best parts of working at the practice is the friendly atmosphere and I really enjoy the way that everyone works together as a team. GDC Number: 179190
Hi my name is Mel. I’m new to Kent having moved recently from Colchester in Essex. I have two teenage children and my main interests are music, travelling and spending time with my loved ones. I originally qualified as a dental nurse in 1993, I am recently attending the dental nursing training course at Kings College Hospital, London so that I can add my name to the dental registration. GDC Number – N/A
I started in May of 2015. I have already started working towards my Dental Nursing qualification and I am finding it very interesting. In my spare time I like to see my friends, try new things and spend time with my family, I am always doing something and can never just sit at home. If I ever find myself with nothing planned I will get together with friend or family. All the staff at Orchard House is more like one big family then work colleagues which is very welcoming, this has really helped to make me feel at home and they have accepted me into their family straight away. GDC Number: 274348
My name is Andria, but most people call me Ange. My background is in make-up and prosthetics for TV and film. So I love anything hands on and creative. I am looking to pursue my career in prosthetics as a Dental Technician, eventually. In my spare time I like to stay fit and healthy, weight training in the gym. Most of all I love to talk. I really enjoy it here at Orchard House, everyone is kind and caring ; it is a lovely place to work.