Karen Hails

Dental Hygienist

GDC registration no. 4699

I qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1994 whilst serving in The Royal Air Force. I left The RAF in 1999 when I started my Family and moved back home to Middlesbrough.

I joined the practice in 1999 and thoroughly enjoy being part of such a fantastic team.

The highlight of my career so far is being awarded The Hygienist of the Year Award 2009. This was a national award open to all hygienists. I was pleased to have been on the shortlist of 5 who were invited to The Dental Awards ceremony in London, but when my name was announced as the winner I was totally overwhelmed.

I am a member of The British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists and an associate member of The British Society of Periodontologists. I regularly attend meetings and courses to extend my knowledge and further my education.

In my spare time I am a part time taxi driver to my 2 lovely children, I try to get to the gym as much as possible and for my sins I have a season ticket at Middlesbrough Football Club.