Dental hygiene is a very important part of maintaining a healthy smile and is at the forefront of preventative dentistry.

A Healthy Smile

People often underestimate the importance of dental hygiene but it is essential to maintaining a happy and healthy smile.

With over 25 years of experience at Mossley we know that good oral hygiene is at the forefront of preventative dentistry.

Dedicated to offering the highest standards of dental care for our patients, we have invested in a team of 4 qualified, expert dental therapists and hygienists at Mossley and encourage patients to visit them every 3-6 months to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.

What our Hygienists do

Hygienists are trained in the prevention of gum disease and dental cavities and are dedicated to maintaining oral health. On the appointment the hygienist will examine your teeth and look for problem signs such as inflammation, bleeding, swelling, calculus and the presence of plaque.

Any surface stains or plaque will then be removed by either scraping and polishing or using the powerful high-tech prophyflex power sprays.

For more serious dental issues, the qualified dental therapists are able to conduct routine fillings and extract baby teeth from young patients as well as take X-rays.

At the end of the appointment, your hygienist will advise you on the best use of toothbrushes, electronic aids, dental floss and inter-dental brushes to prevent these oral imperfections.

Isn’t it time your sorted your oral health? Get in touch to book your next appointment with our friendly hygienists today.

Our Dental therapists and hygienists


Georgina Hopwood – Hygienist

Qualified in 1997, Georgina has enjoyed working with the team and the patients at Mossley for the past 6 years. Georgina’s hobbies include horse riding, dancing, and socialising with friends and her family.

Her favourite places in the world? The Lake District and Scotland.


Carol Smith- Hygienist

Carol has worked at Mossley Dental Care, virtually since she qualified as a hygienist in 1997. In that time she has got to know many of her patients, and likes working in the friendly environment of the Practice and with the team here.

When not in Practice, Carol can be found in the gym or walking.

Her dream holiday would be in Italy, her favourite country.


Katie Rogers – Dental Therapist

Katie worked as a dental nurse for 6 years before becoming a qualified dental therapist in June 2010. Katie is the latest member of the team at Mossley and has been delighted with the welcome they and the patients have given her. Katie’s idea of relaxation is shopping, socialising and reading.

She has visited Tenerife many times and enjoys the Greek Islands.


Lee Bowden – Dental therapist

Lee is a member of our team of four hygienists here at the Practice, each working on a different day to ensure a seamless transition between dentist and hygienist – no need to have appointments on different days here at Mossley. Lee has worked here for over 3 years and is passionate about his hobby fell running for Saddleworth Running club which he manages to juggle with the care of his two bouncy boys!

His favourite place in the world? Running the length and breadth of the Isle of Skye.


What is a dental hygienist?

Dental hygienists are dental professionals that are university trained and registered with the general dental council. They mainly provide treatment and maintenance programs for gum health. They can diagnose and treat gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis) and if necessary can administer local anaesthetic. Mossley Dental Care has a number of experienced hygienists available on most days of the week.

How often should I visit the hygienist?

At Mossley Dental Care we recommend that you attend for a check-up with one of our dentists who will recommend a treatment or maintenance program with our hygienists. Quite often this is either three or six monthly but for some patients this can be less often depending on their needs.

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