Local Dental Hygienist Named the UK’s Dental Hygienist of the Year 2012

Brighton Woman Scoops Two Awards at DH&T Awards


Christina Chatfield opened the Dental Health Spa in Brighton in 2007 following changes to the law that allowed registered members of the dental team, other than dentists, to manage the business of dentistry.

She has long campaigned for hygienists to provide direct access to patients, believing that they should have an option as to where they should be able to seek dental treatment and advice – without a prescription.

Now her work and her surgery have been recognised with two prestigious awards – Best Dental Marketing 2012 and the UK Dental Hygienist of the Year at the Dental Hygiene and Therapy Awards.

Commenting on her awards success, Christina said: “For many years I have had a vision of changing the industry and empowering the patient by making dental hygiene more accessible for all.

“I am passionate about direct access for patients and bringing dental hygiene to the high street of the UK so it is a major honour to have my work recognised in this way.”

The biggest shake-up in dentistry history comes into force this March, where consumers will soon be able to choose their own hygienist, without a prescription from their own dentist


About DH&T

Dental Hygiene & Therapy is a glossy dental journal providing CPD learning opportunities nine times a year. The newest magazine in FMC’s stable of dental publications, DH&T is a beautifully designed magazine that aims to be the voice of hygienists and therapists throughout the UK, offering independent advice and directives, new products, innovations and clinical advancements within an exciting and fresh-looking journal.  Dental Hygiene & Therapy is keen to promote excellence in oral health careIt’s punchy but informative, glossy like a consumer magazine with easy-to-read key points relevant to oral health. We have handpicked the best hygienists and therapists from within the dental profession who are influential leaders in their field and can contribute to the magazine, sharing their knowledge and skills with you in an industry that is rapidly changing


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