Julie qualified as a dental hygienist at the Eastman Dental Institute in London in 1995, and then worked for a short time in community dental health before working in general practice where she still works to the present day.
She later went on to do the extended duties course and went to college to gain a City & Guilds qualification in teaching.
Julie had always attended BSDHT regional group meetings even as a dental nurse in the early 1990’s. She became a student member of the then BDHA in 1994, and regularly attended meetings from there on, usually with the North East group.
So, in 2005, at a meeting, she volunteered to help out as a committee member and managed to secure three speakers for the next meeting. As all the speakers were wonderfully received, it inspired her and in 2006, as the current Secretary of the NERG stepped down, she jumped at the role. Her computer skills at that time were non-existent, so she enrolled on an evening course, and a few months later, gained a certificate in Basic Word Processing.
She continued as the Secretary of the NERG until 2008, when she became the Regional Group Co-ordinator for BSDHT.
Julie's presidency began on 9 November 2012.
Term of office: two years.
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