Joss Harding

Joss started her dental career in the Royal Navy in 1987, qualifying as a dental hygienist at RADC Aldershot in 1992. Moving to Gloucestershire, Joss has been with the team at Confident Dental and Implant Clinic in Stroud, Gloucestershire, since 2007. In 2018 Joss won Dental Hygienist of the Year.

Joss is a clinical ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation and was invited by BSDHT to be a working party member updating the PHE DBOH guidelines in the prevention and early detection of mouth cancer. Joss is part of the United Kingdom Oral Management in Cancer care group (UKOMIC) and has recently become involved in the consensus group with the World Dental Federation (FDI) to help with the development of an interprofessional course to improve the mouth care of cancer patients.

Joss has been published in many medical and dental publications and she speaks nationally to dental, medical and patient groups to help drive for a more collaborative holistic approach to cancer care. She is actively involved in charitable work including “Talking Mouths Talking Cancer Care”.

Joss is currently studying an MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare with the University of Kent.

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