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What can the hygienist do for me?

The hygienists are a vitally important part of the team. They improve the health of your gums and help you to maintain them. They provide the best form of prevention. Hygienist treatment is often overlooked. It is, however, fundamentally the most important part of our service.

Gum disease is the commonest cause of tooth loss. Healthy gums are paramount to a healthy mouth. Dental plaque causes gum inflammation and later bone loss around teeth. It also contributes to dental decay. Clean mouths are healthy mouths. Those who regularly visit the hygienists have less dental disease and spend less money and less time at the dentist. Why not join our preventative programme, THE PRACTICE PLAN.

Hygienist Appointments Explained


This typically is good for patients that visit the Hygienist regularly every six months


Good for patients that haven't seen the Hygienist in a while and need a longer clean or those with staining.


Typically the dentist will advise if this treatment is necessary


Kasia Porebska

GDC 158084


Diploma in Dental Hygiene

Kasia has been working at the Practice since 2008, Kasia still enjoys working with Daniel as a Dental Nurse doing the more complicated treatments but has worked hard to gain her Hygienist qualifications.  

Kasia enjoys reading, movies and traveling. 

Karen Jones

GDC 5799

EDH 2001


Originally from Canada, Karen trained at Kings and has been working for Half Moon since 2014.

Karen loves Yoga, travel and reading. 


Sharon Donnegan

GDC 4097

EDH 1991 Eastman


Sharon has lived and worked in the area for many years and been with us since 2005.  Sharon works on Tuesdays,Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Outside interests:I am far too busy running around after my kids!

Conor Holsgrove

GDC 255787

Dip Hyg and Therapy 2014

Diploma in Dental Hygiene


Conor studied hygiene and therapy at Kings college hospital.

Conor enjoys going to the gym playing gold and being a dad to his new baby boy. 

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