She has more recently concentrated on quality management and compliance areas within a dental environment and has set up Tooth Fairies with a very clear vision of providing quality professionals into positions within Wales and South West of England and developed the training centre in the past 5 years.
Debbie received her Fellowship from City and Guilds in 2011(this is the highest award conferred by the Council of the City & Guilds of London Institute, recognising outstanding professional and personal achievement. Fellows are people who have demonstrated excellence in their field, who have gained the respect of their peers and who can be considered role models for their profession)
To date the training centre holds accreditation with City and Guilds, ILM and NEBDN.
It is the first and only dental agency in Wales to hold Investors in People Award and has more recently received accreditation of the Small Workplace Health Award to Gold Standard.
Her positive, passionate and determined personality is the driving force within this business. Tooth Fairies has a full complement of qualified and experienced tutors with an excellent range of skills across the nursing course subjects as well as tutors who solely concentrate on Management qualification delivery as well as a highly trained support team in the centre.
Course development and improvement are ongoing with subjects being developed for current CPD opportunities.
Debbie believes that she has a very clear understanding of what dental professionals want from dental recruitment and training programmes and promises that the team will deliver excellent communication and service levels.
She is joined by her “Dream Team” a team who has experience in all areas of business, the team is able to deliver excellence and form the support systems for making the best use of Debbie’s expertise in this sector.
In her own words the centre would not be what it is today without the hard work and dedication of the whole team.
Debbie is still actively involved in roles outside of the company but all dentally focused e.g. GDC (FtP) BADN, NEBDN, ADAM.
In her spare time Debbie likes to spend time with her family (especially her two grandsons) foreign travel, ballroom dancing and keeping fit and active with her two spaniels.
Lauren Hill - Operations Manager
Lauren sees the future of Tooth Fairies as very bright and is always keen to develop all areas of the business.
Outside of work Lauren enjoys a busy life raising two gorgeous sons, Max 6 and Lennon 3. As if that's not enough, Lauren is currently studying towards two qualifications an ILM Level 4 in Management & IQA Qualification.
Gemma Lloyd - Dental Nurse Assessor
Gemma gained her Diploma in Dental Nursing through Tooth Fairies, several years ago and has never looked back. Attending tutorials and workshops made her realise I that she had a keen interest in assessing. Hard work and dedication has allowed Gemma to fulfil her ambition.
“Having studied the programme myself, I feel it has given me the ability to connect & relate with learners and understand their needs and level of support needed. I am committed to getting all trainee dental nurses in my caseload qualified as smoothly as possible.”
Outside of work Gemma lives with her husband and 7 year old daughter - who keeps her on her toes.
Her passion involves traveling, having visited lots of places in Europe, the USA and recently Dubai.
Cary Ellis - Dental Nurse Assessor
In her spare time Carly enjoys being a busy mum to her three year old son, Caden. Carly loves to travel, often visiting Florida at the end of each summer with her close family.
When Carly’s not in work and has an hour or two too spare she can usually be found indulging one of her favourite past times, BINGO!
Alex Hill - Commercial Administrator
Alex brings a wealth of commercial experience to this role previously having successfully held roles at Sky & Lloyds Bank.
In her spare time a very active social life. Her weekends are rarely spent in Cardiff as she enjoys as many city breaks as possible. Alex also enjoys spending time with her friends and family especially her 2 nephews.
Gemma Hawkins - Dental Nurse Assessor/Tutor
During her time in the hospital she qualified to teach and assess and successfully carried out this role for dental nurse students.
More recently Gemma has qualified and worked in dental nurse assessing role at a centre and a dental practice management role in a dental practice.
This all round experience makes her an excellent mentor to students as their assessor.
Gemma also teaches a varied portfolio of short courses here at the centre and also in-house to whole teams.
Courtney Davies – Data Management Administrator/Student Support
Courtney is keen to enhance her knowledge, skills and experience – and has already signed up to a Level 2 customer service qualification.
Courtney loves coastal areas – so in her spare time she enjoys visiting various destinations for weekend breaks throughout the year. She also has a ‘slight’ obsession with hand cream, Yankee candles and bingo.