Dental hygienists in Mill Hill East at Portner Pittack


Margaret Lennon GDC No. 1814

Hygienist

Margaret Lennon Dental Hygienist

Hello, my name is Margaret and I am a dental hygienist and dental health education practitioner at Portner, Pittack dental practice. I joined Jon and Rob's team in 2000 and enormously enjoy being part of a practice at the forefront of preventive and cosmetic dentistry.

I trained and qualified at Kings College and also studied with the Royal Society of Health, gaining a Diploma in Dental Health Education and a Diploma in Nutrition.

In 1995 I also gained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and following on from there studied at City University on a post graduate course in Psychological counselling. My dissertation topic subject was 'Treating anxious and nervous dental patients'. My particular area of interest is in communication; in getting dental health messages across in the most accessible and considered way , alongside the delivering of finely attuned clinical skills. Most importantly, is being able to work in a calm environment; delivering a holistic approach with consideration towards the diverse group of patients that we are privileged to treat at PPDP. I also became a graduate member of the British Psychological Society & am also a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy. Sara, our practice manager also invited me to be her deputy lead on Adult & Child Safeguarding at the practice.

Professionally, I was invited to become chair of the British Dental Hygienist Association (London group)for a four year period, after I first qualified and I also sat on the British Dental Association Council for a short time. Throughout my career, I continue with continuing professional development courses associated with preventive dentistry and am currently studying with NCSCT (National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training) for practitioners to deliver a smoking cessation programme. My career has been a passion throughout the years.

In my spare time, I have a love of music, art, theatre and travel with Rome and Iceland on the agenda this year. I also walked a marathon in 2006 and hope to be repeating that in 2016 - much needed after our 'bake off' at the practice!