Emily Whitmarsh

Laboratory Director & Dental Technician with Extended Scope of Practice

Emily qualified as a dental technician with extended scope of practice in 2014. She has worked in a variety of dental practices in London, gaining experience in both NHS and private dentistry. Upon graduating Emily moved down to Dorset to continue advancing her knowledge and skills. Emily works closely with our dentists to bring her extensive knowledge of dental prosthetics to benefit our denture patients. Emily has a strong understanding of all denture types ranging from simple one-tooth denture cases to full implant-retained smiles for edentulous patients and WeldOne techniques.

Emily’s main focus of expertise is composite work; she takes great care in discussing with the patient the shade and tone of gum and tooth work in order to get an exact fit to that patient’s mouth and thus a more natural smile. She has also co-designed a revolutionary new implant technique which allows safe and predictable immediate loading of implants with a strong base.

Emily is currently in her final year of training at the University of Central Lancashire to be a Clinical Dental Technician which will allow her to see patients direct for complete dentures and sports guards and on a dentist prescription for other dental devices.

Outside of work, Emily enjoys creative writing (she is currently on her second book!), photography and travelling.

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Gum Characterisation

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Organisation

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Welding

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Passion for Dentistry

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Demystifying Dentistry

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Xena Impersonations

2019 – Present

Clinical Dental Technician (UCLAN) – student

Emily is currently attending the University of Central Lancashire part-time to complete her qualification as a Clinical Dental Technician. Despite the complications of Covid-19, she is in her final year and will be graduating in the summer of 2021

2017 – Present

Dental Technician (with extended scope of practice)

For the last 4 years, Emily has developed a flair for gum characterisation and bespoke prosthesis as you can see from our laboratory page. Emily extended her scope of practice by successfully completing an impressions course from Kings College Hospital which means she can see patients for impression appointments. Emily has also taken further courses in accurate-shade-taking, dental photography and occlusal registration (getting your bite right) with the KSS Deanery Royal College of Surgeons. This allows her to see patients through some of their treatment with a dentists prescription.

2017 – Present

Qual – RDN RDT Extended scope of practice with the royal college of surgeons

2014

Qual – Diploma in Dental Technology BTEC

2010 – 2014

Qualified Dental Nurse

Post qualification, although Emily enjoyed the day-to-day life of a nurse in dentistry, moving swiftly through the ranks to become lead dental nurse in her practice, she found herself more drawn to the creative side of dental technology. It was at that point that she decided to pursue a career as a technician, expanding her dental knowledge and skill base by going back to school to learn more about the restorative side of dentistry and how she can help patients achieve the look they want from their smile.

2010

Qual – National Certificate in Dental Nursing (NEBDN)

2008 – 2010

Trainee Dental Nurse

Post A-levels Emily was offered a trainee dental nurse position in a prestigious cosmetic dental practice in London. Here she gained her first taste of patient care, finding the work fast-paced and always interesting.

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