Beaufort Dental Health Centre
Here at Beaufort, we’re really passionate about the future. Whether that comes in the form of the amazing technological developments or in the form of people just starting out on their journey in the dental sector, we love it!
Currently, we have Nick on board, who is studying at Dental School, based at Manchester University. He’s just completed the first year of five and is thoroughly enjoying learning the finer details of oral health. Lucky really – to become a dentist, he has to study for a grand total of 5 years – meaning he’ll be a qualified dentist in 2018! Now, that’s commitment!
Upon chatting with Nick, we discovered that his desire to get into helping people with their oral health partly came from watching his Granddad – who was a dentist himself. It was also following a particularly harrowing experience that spurred Nick on to study, amongst others, Chemistry and Biology at A level.
Aged eleven, Nick had been playing rugby with friends - after an unfortunate tackle, Nick chipped a tooth and got an infection. Shockingly, the story doesn’t stop there – the infection soon turned into an abscess and killed the nerve and so, the remaining part of the tooth had to be drilled out.
Nick said that Beaufort Dental Health Centre and his Granddad were inspiration for him to join dentistry and he even did his work experience aged 14 with us!
It was really interesting chatting with Nick who has said the most exciting thing about working and studying in this field is the constant developments – both in technology and in research. The Cerec crown machine, in particular, is amazing as it creates crowns for patients while they wait!
I asked Nick what he was looking forward to most about being a part of the dental industry and he very quickly replied “…changing people’s smiles, possibly their lives…” – which is definitely why we love our roles in the world!
And finally, Nick’s advice to everyone – “Don’t rinse after brushing! It seems trivial…” he says “…but people don’t realise the impact on oral health.”