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Hazel’s 40th Anniversary in Dentistry

After 40 years of gazing into folks’ mouths, pioneering dental hygienist Hazel Cameron can still find plenty of reasons to smile. Hazel, 57, celebrated four decades of working in the region this week. Now based at Hawick’s Teviot Dental Practice in North Bridge Street, she started off her career as a 17-year-old dental nurse a short distance along the same street at the Pallin Auckland and McDonald Dental Practice, working there from 1978 to 2004.

The mum of three was the first full-time dental hygienist in the Borders and is a staunch advocate of the importance of the role dental health plays in overall wellbeing. She still loves her work and and has no plans to retire, although she admits the last 40 years have “whizzed by”.

Hazel said: “I started working as a dental nurse in 1978 just because it was a job and I liked it and I saw there was a real need for prevention as well as treating gum disease.

“There had never been a hygienist in the Borders before. There was one lady who did some part-time work in Galashiels three years before me, but I was the first anywhere else in the Borders. “It’s a much more popular job now. There’s many more of us about.

“I like the company of the patients, and I love to see a job well done and to fix a problem. “People are now much more aware of their dental health, especially as there are now so many health issues linked with gum disease. It’s never been more important. “Your mouth is part of your body. It’s a gateway to your body.”

Hazel, chairperson of British Society of Dental Hygiene Therapy Scotland, for four years up to 2017, added: “It’s about the person behind the mouth. I work in a lovely practice with lovely patients, and that’s what I do it for.

“If somebody had said to me 40 years ago, I’d still be working with teeth in 40 years, I would not be able to comprehend that. “I enjoy my job and have no plans for retirement.”

Staff at her current practice have posted a video on the company’s website marking Hazel’s four-decade career.

You can watch it by logging on to facebook.com/TeviotDentalPractice
 
 

We’ve been shopping!

We’ve been shopping and Gareth is eagerly awaiting his new dental chair. Here he can be seen wondering how to fill that cavity!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday Mornings

Dave, our business secretary came up with a low-cost solution to Gareth’s new dental chair. Steph then demonstrates the matching suction unit!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Huge Congratulations!

Zoe Desport, who you normally see working with Gareth, popped in today to show us the reason she’s been a bit of a bloater recently. Congratulations Zoe and hubby Shaun, and a huge hello to baby Harlyn!
 
 

Congratulations, Christiane!

Our director, Dr. Med. Dent, Christiane Wassmuth-Gibbs (Chris) has been delivering facial aesthetic treatments for over 7 years in addition to high quality dental treatments privately.

Chris provides wrinkle reduction treatments and skin rejuvenation procedures using only prescribed medically certified products within the surgically safe confines of Teviot Dental Practice.

Chris is extremely passionate about the service she delivers and is equally passionate to any treatments… being delivered ethically, safely and correctly by qualified practitioners only.

As a dedicated professional, Chris is presently completing another master’s degree in facial aesthetics and has ensured our dental nurses, Karen, Pauline and Stephanie are trained to assist patients and their knowledge certified by overseeing certified training in skin care.

As a result of her relentless enthusiasm, passion and results, Chris has recently been invited to be a board member of the British Association of Cosmetic Dental Professionals (BACDP) – an organisation supporting other dental professionals around the U.K. that provide such treatments.

As such, Chris will be sharing her knowledge, experience and expertise to others, providing mentoring, advice and guidance to ensure that patients receive the very best procedures Nationwide.

Links to this organisation are: http://www.bacdp.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/British-Association-of-Cosmetic-Dental-Professionals-1549411262044455/

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Teviot Dental – Proud Protectors of Team Teeth

We love Hawick Rugby Football Club at Teviot Dental and ensure all the squad have individually fitted gum shields (in Hawick RFC colours). The practice has been support for our local Premiership side this way for the past two years.

Initially, the team showed our support with the Teviot Dental logo on their shirt sleeves. After our Director, Christiane along with Hazel the Hygienist went to see again, the logo was moved to where it is now!

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Official website: www.hawickrfc.co.uk

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  • General Dentistry

    The modern dental practice is customer-focused. That means it offers a welcoming, relaxing environment that puts its customers – not patients – at ease.

  • Restorative Dentistry

    Restorative dentistry is the study, examination and treatment of diseases of the oral cavity, the teeth and their supporting structures.

  • Dental Implants

    If you have a missing tooth or loose ill-fitting dentures then dental implants could provide you with a viable and permanent solution to the personal and practical issues that this can cause.

  • Tooth Alignment

    Before placing braces on your teeth you will need a check-up for decay or gum problems. Do visit your dentist or the School Dental Clinic regularly, even when you are on braces.

  • Visit our Hygienist

    Our Hygienist Perio Therapy treatment aims to help you achieve your own healthiest possible oral health. This is done by helping you understand the processes of Dental disease, especially gum disease which still accounts for 3 out of 4 teeth ultimately lost. Your teeth will be cleaned using thorough but gentle techniques leaving your mouth clean and potentiality healthier.

  • Wrinkle Reduction

    I believe in a holistic rejuvenation approach to treatments and tend to aim towards subtle results that make you look younger and fresher rather than a fake and over filled appearance.
    - Dr. Med. Dent. Christiane Wassmuth-Gibbs

  • Tooth Whitening

    Whitening is a process where the tooth discolouration is ‘whitened’ to a lighter shade. It removes the staining agent through chemical means.

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    We have a wonderful team here at Teviot Dental, please click on the link below to find out more about them.

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