Rhiannon Pounds/ West Midlands
Rhiannon passed the National Certificate in 2004 whilst working in private practice in Reading. In 2007 she worked as a volunteer dental nurse for four weeks with Christian Relief Uganda, a charity which provides dental treatment in schools, clinics and villages in Uganda – Rhiannon raised £2,000 through sponsorship from dental trade suppliers, patients and the local press in order to participate in the relief operation. Upon her return from Uganda, Rhiannon moved to Telford and spent the next two years working as a dental nurse part time at two practices and for an agency in a variety of practices. In 2010 she began working as dental nurse/treatment coordinator at The Smile Works, where she also assisits organise a peer group for dental nurses that meet throughout the year. She begins her Radiography course in January 2012 and is also planning to sit the Oral Health examination later in 2012.