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Thayer Street Dental Centre

Manjit Sandhu

GDC - 6554 Dip Dent Hygiene Irel 2004, MSc in Advanced Periodontal Practice UoE 2018 Dental Hygienist

Manjit has worked in the dental profession for over 20 years and has gained various qualifications throughout her time working in the industry. She is a dental hygienist at our practice.

Manjit qualified as a dental hygienist, with honours, from University College Cork in 2004 and was awarded the Castillini Award for the highest clinical skillset in her year. She also holds a certificate in extended duties.

Manjit also has an MSc in advanced periodontal practice and was one of the first three people in the country to complete the first clinical masters’ degree, for hygienists, from the University of Essex. She is passionate about her profession and is committed to continuously building her knowledge and skillset. She regularly attends professional development courses to keep her knowledge and skills up-to-date.

She enjoys helping her patients achieve optimal oral health, and ultimately, a better quality of life, even when they have busy lifestyles.

In recent years, Manjit has taken an interest in the link between oral health and general health. In particular, she has studied the two-way link with periodontal disease, diabetes and circadian rhythm disruption. She has recently completed a short course in chronobiology from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, on how rhythms structure life.

Manjit has also undergone advanced training in treating gum disease through the use of laser technology. She has attended and completed various training courses including laser periodontal therapy at the University of Portsmouth taught by leading dental laser therapy tutors from the UK and Europe.

She has always been keen to motivate patients to improve and maintain their oral health. Her compassionate approach to patient care reflects her beliefs in ‘treating people and not just teeth’.

Manjit values the importance of a multi-disciplinary approach to obtain the best treatment outcomes for her patients and works closely with various dental specialists in practice. She is also a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy and The British Society of Periodontology.

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