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Katie Park RDH

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Katie Park RDH

Head Dental Hygienist & Practice CoordinatorGDC No 6544

CDG Start Date: I worked at the practice originally as a nurse in 1996 from when I was 18 before qualifying as a Dental Nurse and working at the practice for 6 years in this role. I then left the island for 6 years and studied Hygiene in Cardiff, practicing there for four years. When I returned to the island there was only one place I wanted to work and that was here and now I’ve been practicing Hygiene at CDG for 9 years now.

Secondary School: I went to Les Quennevais before doing my GCSEs and A Levels at Hautlieu.

Qualifications:

Nursing DSA

Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Cardiff University in 2004

Lived off-island? If so where: I went to university in Cardiff and was there as a student for two years and then worked as Hygienist for four. It’s my favourite UK city and I still visit often. My best friends are there and we’re still very close now.

Partner/children: I am engaged to Shaun who is a local joiner and we actually went to school together until we were 14. We hadn’t seen each other since Youth Club and got talking again, now the rest is history. We have a son called Charlie who is 9 months old

Have you had any dental treatment at the practice? If so, what? Yes, I wear a Tanner Splint (mouth guard to help treat symptoms such as headaches and neck ache) and had my teeth whitened too. I love having white teeth and get serious tooth envy when a patient comes in with white teeth!

Favourite thing about working at CDG: The people I work with. We have great fun but get the job done. It’s also really nice to work with girls who really get on.

Dental goals for the year: I’d like to get my teeth even whiter! I genuinely love white teeth!

Favourite band: I love all music but Shaun has been educating me in the world of rock, including Slipknot and Pearl Jam. My guilty pleasure, however, has always been Take That and I met Mark Owen in a bar in Cardiff which is my claim to fame! I have been to see them in concert 5 times now!

Shaun and I love watching Glastonbury coverage on TV and this year we made sure Charlie got to watch some with us too we are trying to develop his love for music early on and maybe when he’s a bit older we can take him along to a festival.

Interesting hobby: I tried surfing but didn’t really like it! I’m always up for trying new things though and that’s what got me out on the water. I do eat and cook with Shaun a lot and I’m a real foodie, just need to find a new hobby to burn it off! Our weekends are now spent out and about with Charlie and we can often be found at the zoo as he loves animals especially the orangutans!

Do you live with anyone? I live with Shaun and Charlie in St Brelade. We love being out west and both my sisters live within walking distance which is great and will be lovely for Charlie to be close to his cousins as he grows up

Perfect job? I’d love to own my own bar, It’d have live music all the time which is a bit lacking here.

Favourite Parish I’m a westie and grew up in St Mary now living in St Brelade and am a strong believer in West is Best!!!

Desert Island Essential: Shaun and Charlie

Sweet or savoury? Totally savoury. Whenever I have dessert I want something savoury after. I love cheese and crisps and whilst I could give up chocolate, I could never even think about giving up cheese.

What’s your bedtime? Now I’m a mum it's about 10pm as Charlie is an early riser and usually wakes at about 6am I can function on 5 hours sleep though, that’s all I really need and I’m an early riser.

Ever broken a bone? No but I did bruise my coccyx on ‘The Big One’ (a fairground ride) at the top of ‘The Stratosphere’ in Vegas.

Favourite film? Baz Luhrman’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Love love love that film and I used to watch it all the time.

Celebrity crush: Bradley Cooper. Out of Bradley and Shaun I’d pick Shaun though!

What word would people use to describe you? Fun and kind. When I was at uni people knew when I was coming from my laugh.

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PATIENT FEEDBACK

  • 'I am extremely pleased with the speed and quality of the work I have had from Jonathan Wood- a complete transformation with no pain at all.'

  • 'Having undergone quite major dentistry over the past year, I can highly recommend The Cosmetic Dental Group.'

  • 'I've had such a great experience. Everything was explained to me clearly and in a way I would understand. I feel as though I have had much more for my money and time compared to other dentists I have been to.'

  • 'As my dental appointment approached I was awash with trepidation. I needn’t have worried as the wonderful, welcoming staff and practitioners made my visit a dental delight! My dreaded visit turned out to be positive, painless and palatable! So much so, I’m paying them another visit in 6 months time.'

  • 'Two words but packed with more gratitude than you will ever know….thank you.'

  • 'I’d just like to say how much I enjoy knowing I’m coming to the practice because when I come, I’m received right royally really. It’s a case of ‘how are you’ and a smile, the girls take my coat and it’s just so lovely. When you visit everybody is so responsive and wanting you to enjoy your session.'

  • 'The Cosmetic Dental Group are an absolute gem! Always friendly and helpful, the surgery is a pleasure to attend.'

  • 'Straight teeth, better pronunciation, and a fuller lip. Jonathan explained everything as we went along, and the before and after photos were gob smacking - what a difference!'

  • 'CDG comes highly recommended, the entire team are professional, friendly and know their stuff. Well worth a visit.'

  • 'Just a short note of thanks for dealing personally with my problem. I felt so much better within a day and want you to know that I do appreciate the time taken and 'gentle' approach.'

  • 'It’s not a case of not affording to go, you just can't afford not to go. They make going to the dentist pleasurable.'

  • I could not recommend the Cosmetic Dental Group enough! They have been fantastic 👌 I was very nervous at first due to a previous experience, however, Caroline and the team have been fantastic and made this process a lot easier than I ever thought it would be. I don’t think I showed just how happy I was with my teeth when I left each time as in honesty I had never known what good looks like. However the amount others have noticed and said how good they look is a complement to the great job they have done and now I do know what good looks like! It has helped others I know to sign up to sort their teeth and I will continue my treatment with the plan going forward having seen the benefits and taken in the advice I have been given.

  • 'The Dental Health Plan at the practice has also been really good for me as it’s a great way of having your regular appointments paid for so you don’t have to think about it. You pay for the plan monthly, which is very reasonable and obviously for that you are getting your two examinations and two hygiene visits.'

  • 'I now have a smile that people comment on all the time and am more than happy with all the treatment I received. I would recommend the practice to anyone.'

  • 'Having a lovely white smile projects a really healthy, attractive image that creates a positive response from everyone. I am really thrilled with the results and will be more than happy to recommend The Cosmetic Dental Group to my friends and clients. They have a really good reputation so I know they will be in good hands.'

  • 'I feel like my teeth are 100% better than they were before. I am very pleased. It’s like a weight off my mind. I didn’t know how conscious I was and so now having had the treatment, it has given me that little bit more confidence to smile freely without thinking of my teeth.'

  • Meeting and being treated by Jonathan Wood changed my life. Jonathan was recommended to me by a friend who told me that she was sure he could help me. Over the years I had investigated having my bite corrected and was told the same thing again and again. My bite was difficult to fix. One dentist told me that teeth would need to be removed and even then, he could not guarantee that the treatment would be successful stating that it was highly probable the teeth and jaw would shift back to their original starting point. There was no jaw surgery or extraction of teeth. Eighteen months later the braces came off and I felt like a new person both physically and emotionally. I'm not sure you can put a price on what I have gained. I will be eternally grateful to Jonathan, his wonderful assistants, and the friendly, warm team at the Cosmetic Dental Group.

  • 'All the staff at The Cosmetic Dental Group are very friendly and professional. The dental work I needed has been completed by Dr Willetts, and I am very pleased with the result. The cost was a lot less than I had originally been quoted, and no need for a visiting Consultant as Dr Willetts had the necessary expertise.'

  • 'All of the staff are really kind and friendly and in particular, I must thank Jonathan Wood for all the time and hard work he has put in to my teeth. I am very glad that I came here and would definitely recommend it to others.'

  • 'If I were to sum up the practice I would say patient-focused, outstanding in its’ field and one which just gets it right.'

  • 'Katie is always punctual, well turned out, she greets you with an amazing smile and makes you feel so at ease. She is so professional and courteous and clearly is incredibly knowledgeable about all areas of dental hygiene. She is very thorough yet efficient at the same time.'

  • 'The staff there are fabulous and worked hard to accommodate my desire to get my teeth finished before going on holiday. I would definitely recommend this practice, as I now feel confident in my smile! Thank you for being so brilliant, friendly and accommodating.'