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Vanessa Marques

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Vanessa Marques

Lead Nurse224003

CDG Start Date: 30th November 2009, it will be eight years for me this year.

Secondary School: Escola Da Levada in Madeira


I completed college courses in Pharmacy and Reception in 2005, after which someone approached me about a career in Dental Nursing and I’ve been nursing ever since. I started by working on both reception and nursing in a Madeiran practice, now my role is focussed upon the clinical standards for the practice at CDG, managing the nursing team and I find it much easier to have my role directed like this.

Partner/children: My husband of 6 years is Rui. We’ve been together for fourteen years overall and have two daughters, Beatriz who is 3 and a half years and Leonor who is 6 months. Bea is a sweet, cheeky little monkey who loves her little sister and loves playing with her.

Have you had any dental treatment at the practice? If so, what? Equilibration (adjusting the way the teeth meet to stabilise the jaw). I used to clench and grind my teeth and suffered from headaches but since Jon and Jeremy have adjusted my bite, my symptoms have gone and I would recommend this to any patients experiencing similar symptoms.

Favourite thing about working at CDG: It’s a team of lovely people who create a good atmosphere and work together well, which makes it easy for me to enjoy my job.

Favourite band: I do really like Kings of Leon. The entrance music into my wedding reception was their song ‘Use Somebody.’ Rui and I both like the song and the message. It still makes me smile when I hear it now.

Interesting hobby: With two girls I don’t really have lots of free time but I like to spend time with my children, playing especially outdoors when the weather is nice.

Also, I really like to travel and to discover new places so we try to have nice holidays but since the girls, we mainly go to beach holidays with a swimming pool around.

Strictly or The X Factor? The X Factor.

Perfect job? Working with children. I’d love to do voluntary work for a charity or orphanage to show the children the love they need and deserve. I would definitely open a home like this if I won the lottery and having Bea has only made me feel more empathy for children.

Favourite Parish: I’m in town most of the time as I live, work and take Bea to nursery here. I like the ease of walking everywhere and you’re never far from a good restaurant- one of my favourite things about Jersey! I’ve also spent a lot of time in the park and at the swimming pool.

Desert Island Essential: My family and a towel! I really love spending time with them.

Sweet or savoury? Sweet, especially chocolate.

What’s your bedtime? Around 10 o’clock usually.

Favourite film? ‘PS I Love You.’ It’s a beautiful, thoughtful story from a man’s perspective and Gerard Butler is very nice to watch in it too!

Perfect Holiday: I had my perfect holiday when I went on a Caribbean cruise for my honeymoon.

What word would people use to describe you? I wasn’t sure about this one so I had to ask them and they come up with hard working.

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  • '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.'

  • '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.'

  • '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.'

  • '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.'

  • '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.'

  • '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.'

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

  • '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'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.'

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

  • '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.'

  • '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.'

  • 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.

  • '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.'

  • 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.

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

  • '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.'

  • '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.'

  • '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 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.'

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