Jo Downs

BSDHT Ambassador


My name is Jo and I live in the glorious sea side town of Whitstable in Kent.

I started my career in dentistry as a trainee nurse when I left school at 16. From here I worked in practice , community and the Maxillo Facial Department in a local Hospital.

One of the things I love the most about our profession is no two days are ever the same and I always had the desire to learn more.

I trained in conscious sedation and radiography but had always wanted to get involved in a more ‘hands on’ way.

This is when I went to study dental hygiene and therapy at Kings College London and graduated in 2008.

I am now proud to be part of a team at 2 local and very supportive practices.

The highlight of my career to date is when I went to Cambodia with a group of volunteers where we treated street children and orphans. I would recommend volunteering to anyone who gets the opportunity!

To be an ambassador for the BSDHT excites me as I am proud to be part of a society that represents our profession.

When I am nut talking teeth (I don’t think I ever stop talking !)

My free time is spent with my husband, my son and our beautiful boxer dog and singing in my community choir.



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