Name – Anna West

Position in surgery – Trainee dental nurse

Qualifications – I am still training to be a dental nurse, I don’t qualify until November 2016.

Hobbies – I love sewing and baking, I’m not very good at either but I try. I’ve also just moved to the seaside so I’m going to treat myself to a bike for my birthday.

Pets – Not yet! However I am waiting for my new baby chicks to hatch their due date is 31t July which is the same day as my best friend’s wedding; I hope she forgives me if they tweet during her ceremony.

Why did I become a dental nurse – My childhood dentist worked with the loveliest nurse, I always remember wanting to be like her when I grew up. I don’t know her name but she inspired me!

Funniest experience in dental care – I was treating a really nervous patient a few months ago who brought her boyfriend into surgery for moral support. He was rubbing her feet whilst she was having a tooth extracted, however, the rubbing of her feet lead to kissing and the kissing lead to sucking her toes!! I haven’t eaten a sausage sandwich since….

Why did I join st. Stephens – I joined st. Stephens because I always knew it was a lovely practice.

Why do I think st. Stephens is the best in Canterbury – Our team make st. Stephens the best in Canterbury. Everybody who works at st. Stephens is a character, we all are friends and I think that’s obvious when you visit the practice. Everybody here puts the patient’s needs first and that’s how it should be!