Dental hygienist

'Patients like to have a nice white smile but they also have to have a healthy mouth too.'

Alison began her career as a dental nurse before becoming a dental hygienist.

She worked in a dental practice as part of work experience and, inspired by that, she became a dental nurse.

Leaving that job to get more qualifications, Alison did a two-year dental hygiene course which enabled her to get into her current role.