Meet Your New Dental Hygienist!

You may recognise a new face here at 44 Dental Care! We’re pleased to introduce you to the newest member of our team, our Dental Hygienist Joanne Poole. Although new to us, Joanne has been practising for over 20 years since graduating in 1994 and works with us here on a part-time basis.

She has a particular interest in working alongside maxillofacial surgeons in the hospital, supporting patients who have had major procedures and need help to maintain their oral health whilst recovering. As a result Joanne has worked with many different dental specialists and has extensive experience working in the hospital setting. At 44 Dental, as well as carrying out the routine procedures such as cleaning, treating gum disease, and oral health education, Joanne also works closely with Dr JJ Khamis, our specialist prosthodontist, to help prepare patients with oral health instructions before their dental implant procedures.  Patients tell us that Joanne is very gentle and also has a great sense of humour, so you have no need to dread your next visit! As you can tell, we’re glad to have Joanne on board to help us deliver the highest standards of oral dental care.

Why visit Joanne?

Visiting your new dental hygienist at 44 Dental is just as important as regular check-ups are because we can only build the smile you’ve always wanted on good foundations. Joanne plays an important role working to maintain healthy teeth and gums by removing the plaque and tartar. This helps prevent problems such as gum disease and decay. Alongside thorough cleaning, Joanne will do a gum assessment, spend time giving you advice on the best way to manage your oral health, and show you the tools needed in order to do so. Advice is given on diet too, as changes may be needed to prevent tooth decay or erosion. Help can also be provided on ways to try and stop smoking if necessary. In addition, Joanne can remove any staining you may have from tea, coffee, red wine, or smoking by polishing each tooth, leaving your mouth not just feeling but looking fresh and clean.
How often should I visit my dental hygienist?

We always encourage regular hygiene visits because we prefer to prevent problems before they arise. The initial gum assessment will help Joanne determine how often your visits will need to be. Appointments can range from making a visit every 6 months to visiting Joanne every month. Remember though, how much time you spend on your oral hygiene at home can have a great effect and reduce the time needed between visits. Gum disease is completely preventable if you visit us regularly and keep a good home care routine.


If you have any further questions on the procedures or benefits of dental hygiene visits then please don’t hesitate to contact us. Joanne is looking forward to meeting you, so why not give us a call today to book your appointment and come and meet your new hygienist on 0116 251 9647.