Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy RCS Edin 2023
GDC No. 149068
“Cheryl has set the standards over the many years she has been with us. She is always willing to deliver more than expected and gives 100% to everything she does. I’m so pleased she has been accepted onto the orthodontic therapy training program to take her to another level of responsibility which she will excel at, I’m sure.” ~ Dr Andrew Mcgregor, Owner Park Orthodontics.
Cheryl, unfortunately, suffered dental trauma when she was 11 years old, so she attended the dentist for frequent treatment from an early age.
Despite being a regular patient, Cheryl always enjoyed everything about her dental visits. Her experience as a patient because of her dental trauma inspired her to begin a career in dentistry.
Cheryl started Coatbridge College Lanarkshire in 2005 to train to become a dental nurse.
She initially worked in a general dental practice to gain nursing experience in all aspects of dentistry.
In 2006 she gained employment within a specialist orthodontic practice as a trainee dental nurse, then earned her Scottish Vocational Qualification in dental nursing in 2007.
As a qualified dental nurse, Cheryl was able to undertake further training to take dental impressions, conduct digital scanning, dental photography and take dental x- rays under the prescription of a dentist.
As a qualified and experienced dental nurse, she assisted the orthodontist during orthodontic procedures, discussed oral health instructions with patients and parents, and used her hard-earned qualifications to take dental impressions and dental x-rays.
Cheryl’s enthusiasm for her work resulted in her promotion to charge nurse and practice support manager.
After working in the orthodontic area of dentistry for over ten years, Cheryl felt it was time to aim to take her career to the next level, keen to have a more direct, hands-on role in the provision of dental treatment and have greater job satisfaction.
Cheryl joined Park Orthodontics in 2015, already with a wealth of experience and knowledge in orthodontics as a charge nurse/practice support manager.
Cheryl enrolled at the University of Central Lanarkshire (UCLan) in June 2022 to begin working towards gaining a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy (RCSEd).
She says that the most enjoyable part of her course so far is learning the mechanics of orthodontics, meeting like-minded trainee orthodontic therapists, and having a more extensive dental network of support available to her.
Cheryl was thrilled to join the Park Orthodontics team and believes they have a fantastic team. She is delighted to be part of a team that receives excellent support and guidance from managers and colleagues.
She particularly enjoys practice team-building days and feels that it does help the team bond.
When Cheryl is not working or studying, she likes to spend time with family, socialise with friends, and try out new restaurants.
She enjoys cooking and baking and collects coins. To switch off from work and study, Cheryl takes pleasure in family days out, watching movies, listening to music, and conducting crafts or building Legos with her daughter; she also has a pet bunny called Corey.