Gemma Forsythe

Gemma Forsythe

Author at Dentistry Online


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Nursing Matters – dental nurses deserve more recognition

To mark National Dental Nurses Day, Gemma Forsythe reflects on how integral nurses are to the dental team and why they deserve more appreciation.  National Dental Nurses Day is 22 November. So, this month’s Nursing Matters column will be celebrating us dental nurses. I also have a little surprise at the end of this article!…

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Nursing Matters – opening up conversations about alcohol intake

In light of ‘Sober October’, Gemma Forsythe discusses the importance of opening up conversations about alcohol consumption. This month’s topic highlights the importance of opening up conversations about patients’ alcohol intake in general dental practice.  What better month to talk about alcohol than ‘Sober October’? It is now commonly asked on medical history forms to…

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Nursing Matters – how to support patients living with Alzheimer’s

In light of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Gemma Forysthe shares how to support patients living with Alzheimer’s and everything you need to consider ahead of their appointment. As September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, this month’s Nursing Matters column will be focused on how we can best support our patients that have Alzheimer’s and other dementias. One…

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Nursing Matters – the importance of oral health conversations with children

With tooth decay as the single highest reason for hospital admittance for children, this month Gemma Forsythe discusses how dental nurses can educate children on the importance of oral health during check-ups. I qualified as a dental nurse in January 2020. In March of the same year, I undertook my oral health education certificate through…

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Nursing Matters – why dental nurses should attend dentistry shows

Gemma Forsythe talks about dentistry shows and why she encourages dental nurses to get themselves registered.  I used to be of the mindset that dentistry shows were only for clinicians – or people who had ordering privileges in practice. This was until I actually attended one! There were a wide range of practice staff in…


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