Diploma Dental Hygiene RCS Eng 2006
GDC Number 106187
Linzis' journey into the world of dentistry began in 1995 when she started her training as a dental nurse at the Eastmans Dental Hospital in London. After qualifying as a dental nurse, seh stayed on at the Eastmans and worked in the Orthodontic Department.
In 2004 she was fortunate enough to be offered a place on the Dental Hygiene Course at the Eastmans Dental Hospital. Linzi qualified in 2006 and was awarded The Carol Chivers Memorial Award on qualifying. The award is given annually to the student that demonstrates the most desirable attributes in theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
Since qualifying as a Dental Hygienist Linzi has worked in a mixture of practices including NHS, Private, Specialist and General practices. She also did a locum contract for The Royal Navy in Plymouth, which she enjoyed immensely.
Linzi loves treating a rang of patients from the very nervous to the very frail. She is keen to continue to develop her skills and knowledge. She treats all types of periodontal disease as well as Peri-implantitis, working closely with Sela Hussain our Periodontist.
Prosthodontics – A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who is skilled in the replacement of missing teeth and the restoration of natural teeth. They are registered on the general dental council’s specialist list, and have had at least 4 years of postgraduate training within a teaching hospital. This type of specialist is trained to deal with complicated and simple restorations of the whole mouth as well as treating facial deformities. Common procedures treated by a prosthodontist may include dentures, fixed bridges, crowns, implants, veneers and more.
Endodontics – An endodontist is a dentist that specialises in the care and treatment and diagnosis of the dental pulp, tooth root, and surrounding tissues and in the associated practice of root canal therapy. Patients are referred to an endodontist when their nerve becomes infected.
Periodontology - A periodontist is a dental specialist that has completed an additional 4 years of specialty training in diagnosing, preventing and treating gum disease. Periodontists can also place dental implants as well as perform cosmetic periodontal treatments.
Dental Implant – A dental implant is a small screw that acts as an artificial tooth root when placed into the jawbone. It is made of titanium, a metal well-accepted by the body and one that can form a strong bond with the bone to create a stable foundation, to create an anchor for the placement of a crown, bridge or denture.
Hypodontia – Is the dental term for missing teeth. Sometimes teeth do not form, it is generally a genetic problem and often occurs in families.
An emergency service is provided so that we can continue to look after our regular patients if dental problems occur when the practice is closed. This information is available out of hours on the answer phone. Emergency appointments are available Monday to Friday during normal surgery hours. These are bookable no more than 24 hours in advance.
Time constraints limit the treatment that can be performed during emergency appointments and whilst we will endeavor to resolve your immediate problem, it will occasionally be necessary to book follow-up appointments to enable treatment completion.
Should you have an out of hours dental emergency that cannot wait, please ring the surgery on 01424 845530 where our out of hours emergency numbers will be provided.
Your call will be triaged and dependant on the problem advice will be given or a dentist will be called out to see you at the practice.
This service is only available to our registered patients. If a dentist is called out there is a minimum charge of £200 to open the surgery, any treatment carried out will incur a further charge.