Hazel Coey – President

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Hazel has had a varied career, which began as a dental nurse in a small village practice.

She then went on to work in the Perio research team at RAF Halton for the late Graham Smart.  Her real passion was Oral Health Education and she was Senior Oral Health Promoter in Buckinghamshire for some years, working for Bucks Priority Dental Service. She also worked for Aylesbury College of Further Education, teaching dental nurses, and can boast that she has taught hundreds!

Following on from this she worked for the Oxford Deanery teaching the dental nurse apprenticeship programme. She became an NEBDN Examiner in 1994, and on the NEBDN Committee for Oral Health Education for many years, and was also a Presiding Examiner.

Her most recent post was as Dental Tutor at Milton Keynes University Hospital, working for Health Education England, where she arranged CPD courses for the whole dental team. Hazel’s own CPD includes obtaining her Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate , Certificate of Education, Certificate in Oral Health Education and a BA (Hons) in Post Compulsory Education.

Tell us about your early life……

Grew up in Oxfordshire, on a smallholding with animals.

What jobs did you do before you   became a dental nurse?

Was a full time Mum until I took a part-time dental nurse job.

What education/training did you do?

Went to a Girls Grammar School. and later in life took a degree in education as I was teaching dental nurses at an F.E College.

What about CPD?

I have obtained the Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate, Certificate in Education and a BA(Hons) in Post Compulsory Education.

What jobs have you had in dental nursing?

Worked as a dental nurse in a small village until I went to RAF Halton to work in perio research,and then worked in the Community as a senior Oral Health Promoter for many years in Buckinghamshire.

What posts have you held with BADN?

I have been a member of the BADN Council for 3 years, and an Examiner for NEBDN for over 20 years, as well as being on the OHE Committee for 6 years.

Where do you live now and with whom?

I live with my Husband of many years, Ray. We have 4 Grand children, ages, 7-15!

What about hobbies?

Spend a lot of time looking after my elderly Mother (90)! Having holidays in Cornwall, where 1 of our sons’ lives, and taking the grandchildren there to surf.

Tell us five things about yourself that most people probably don’t know

I like going to explore new places.

I have a large rocking horse.

I have had tea with the Queen.

I have been on stage with David Copperfield.

I have sung on the Queen Victoria (in a choir).

Personal philosophy?

Life is too short, try to be happy, and love the countryside.






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