Mandie has been a qualified dental nurse for over 15 years and has a wealth of professional experience. Mandie has gained a number of additional qualifications since qualifying as a dental nurse in 2006, including dental radiography and impression taking!
She joined the team at Pure Dental Health in June 2021 and works alongside our lovely dentist, Michelle.
Mandie says that she enjoys all aspects of her role but particularly likes assisting with all surgical/dental implant and cosmetic procedures.
Mandie is passionate about ensuring that her dental knowledge is up to date and enjoys completing CPD (continual professional development) on a variety of dental topics each year.
She is keen to gain further knowledge in relation to the management of the dental team and practice.
When Mandie’s not at work or busy with her 2 children, she loves to socialise with friends and enjoys taking part in fitness classes.
Layla qualified as a dental nurse in January 2018, gaining a national diploma accredited by the NEBDN. As someone who prides herself on her work, she enjoyed how well the course set her up to demonstrate the highest standards of dental nursing.
Layla started at Pure in November 2020 and is really enjoying working with likeminded and dedicated professionals. Layla assists with cosmetic and restorative dentistry, endodontics and taking clinical photographs; but is particularly keen to develop her knowledge of implants and radiography. She also wants to complete a qualification in oral health education and sedation.
Although Layla has only been with Pure a short while, she finds every aspect of her job interesting; especially state of the art treatments such as PRF, bone grafting and surgical extractions. Layla loves playing a part in helping patients gain their confidence back, whether it be from cosmetic fillings to teeth whitening, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing patients be proud of their smiles.
As a keen learner, Layla often exceeds her yearly target for CPD. This year she put special focus on safeguarding, infection control and oral cancer.
When not at work Layla can often be found at home with her partner, her two adorable ragdoll kittens and Ralph and Monty - the house rabbits that rule the roost. She enjoys a relaxing holiday in the sun, cooking Italian food and spending time with family.
Milena started her adventure of working in dentistry as a trainee dental nurse in 2017. Milena loves being a dental nurse and is excited by the fact that she works in a profession where there is always something new to learn.
Milena qualified as a dental nurse at the beginning of 2019 and has completed many hours of Continuing Professional Development since, ensuring she is keeping her knowledge up to date.
In September 2020 Milena moved to the beautiful Cornwall, with her boyfriend and much-loved cat and soon after, joined the Pure Team.
Milena was excited to join our team and is looking forward to new opportunities to broaden her knowledge and feels that she will learn a lot working alongside a fantastic and experienced team of dentists. Milena says that she is glad to be part of such a friendly and professional team.
Milena mostly works alongside Michelle and assists with all types of dental procedures, she thinks that the most satisfying part of being a dental nurse is to help restore patient’s self-confidence and smiles, she believes that a smile is the prettiest thing we can wear.
In the future Milena would like to obtain qualifications in assisting with sedation patients and is interested in expanding her knowledge on taking professional photos.
In her spare time she loves to play volleyball and loves spending time with her cat and boyfriend. Since moving to Cornwall, her new passion is discovering the beauty of Cornwall and surfing.
Bex started her dental nurse training in 2014 after a desire to progress in a career surrounding the subject of Human Biology.
Upon enrolling on an accredited course with Cotswold Dental Training, Bex was intrigued to expand her understanding on all aspects of dentistry and in 2017 achieved qualification and was awarded with an NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing.
Bex joined the team at Pure Dental Health in October 2020 after relocating to Cornwall to be closer to the coast and the sea.
Bex really enjoys building rapports with patients and regularly assists with procedures involving root canal treatments, which she has a particular interest and passion for. Bex is also heavily involved with restorative dentistry and has previously gained invaluable experience with implant and surgical procedures.
Bex is passionate about training and frequently acts as an invigilator at NEBDN examinations!
Bex is eager to enhance her skillset and offer more at Pure Dental Health by achieving a variety of additional dental nursing qualifications. She also continues to remain updated in her role by undertaking relevant CPD courses.
Prior to dentistry Bex trained in acting and musical theatre and loves attending the theatre to watch a variety of shows and plays. Another love in Bex’s life is her animals! She is looking forward to settling into Cornish life with her animals and her fiancé.
Sophie recently returned to Pure after maternity leave but joined the team in early 2018 prior to which she worked in retail and gained her degree in Children and Young People’s Workforce.
Sophie has gained a great deal of knowledge since joining team Pure and confidently assists our dentists with all aspects of dental work, including surgical procedures, endodontics, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. Sophie also works with our reception team arranging appointments and dealing with patient queries.
Sophie says that she enjoys seeing the reaction of a patient when they see their new smile in a mirror for the first time and she feels just as excited and happy as the patient does!
Sophie gained her dental nursing qualification in 2021 and is keen to start working towards additional qualifications already!
Outside of work, Sophie lives with her partner, little boy and fur babies including 2 cats, 3 rabbits and 4 guinea pigs!
Abbie is a qualified dental nurse who is passionate about her job. Working at Pure Dental Health since 2017 has meant she has built a very good rapport with our long-standing patients and has helped many patients throughout their journey.
One of the things she loves most about her job is seeing the impact dentistry can have on people’s lives; from overcoming fears to having the smile of their dreams. Abbie is particularly interested in assisting during surgical procedures and helping with denture cases.
Day to day, Abbie works alongside Alan Burgin and enjoys the wide variety of procedures that she is involved in providing. Abbie builds good relationships with patients, she is often assisting the dentist during all of their appointments, from the start to the end of their treatment.
Abbie also helps out on reception and enjoys meeting patients when they first come to the practice.
In future Abbie hopes to further her career by studying to gain qualifications in sedation, cannulation, radiography, and oral hygiene.
In her spare time Abbie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family and friends. She also loves retail therapy and going to the gym.