Jo Downs

Jo Downs

Author at Dentistry Online

Jo Downs started her career in dentistry in 1993 as a trainee dental nurse working in practice. Her journey then took her into the world of community and hospital settings where she worked in the maxillofacial unit at Kent and Canterbury Hospital. After completing training in radiography and sedation she was still hungry for more. So she was delighted to be selected to study dental hygiene and therapy at Kings College in London. Jo proudly graduated with the class of 2008 and has not stopped there! She currently work in a fantastic practice in Kent. Jo is the current chairman of the south east regional group and elected council member for the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy BSDHT.

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The show must go on – how instruments affect oral health

Dental hygienist and therapist Jo Downs reports on the impact of performing on the oral status of performing artists  Years ago one of my patients who played the lead role in Mamma Mia had a wisdom tooth problem. It impacted on her ability to sing and perform. Vocalists produce sounds from the air rushing past … Continued

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