Why Choose Cavity?

Training and Apprenticeships: Shaping the Best Dental Nurses in the Nation.

At Cavity, we pride ourselves not only on training but also on providing apprenticeships that are a cut above the rest. Every member of our team, from tutors to assessors, are professional working dental nurses. They come with years of experience and hands-on knowledge that distinguishes us from other providers. This ensures you are learning from those deeply embedded in the dental field, not just in theory but in practical day-to-day tasks.

Moreover, many of our tutors and assessors possess advanced qualifications in areas such as orthodontics, radiography, and sedation. Their diverse backgrounds span across various dental settings: from mobile community units, hospitals, and prisons to the conventional high street practices and emergency dental hubs.

For budding students and apprentices, this vast pool of expertise means there’s always an answer, always a guiding hand, and always an opportunity to learn from the very best. With Cavity, you’re not just trained; you’re prepared for excellence, and our professional dental nurse tutors and assessors are here to lead the way.

Tanya Moon

Lead Internal Quality Assessor

I started my career in dental nursing in 2005 in a large NHS practice and immediately loved the role, supporting patients and clinicians. I have since worked in a private practice, in Dartmoor prison, in domiciliary dental care, as well as being an Oral Health Educator and Practice Manager before specialising in Education and Training. I am a qualified and experienced Assessor having worked with private training providers and in college settings and have also qualified as an Internal Quality Assurer. I am extremely excited and delighted to have joined Cavity Training and to provide support to the next budding generation of dental nurses.

Why choose Cavity Training?

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Expert Courses & Apprenticeships

Our courses and apprenticeships are written by qualified and experienced dental care professionals and education experts.

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Nationwide Coverage

We have nationwide coverage allowing you access to a local tutor wherever and whenever you need it.

Lisa Hodges

Head of Operations & Apprenticeship Delivery

Lisa Hodges

Head of Operations & Apprenticeship Delivery

Lisa is an experienced, highly versatile, self-motivated, organised strategic and operational Leader who has over two decades of experience leading work-based learning across diverse sectors, including the Ministry of Defence. Her qualifications include teaching, level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and an MBA in Business Management.

Passionate about empowering individuals with the skills and tools for success, she champions coaching and mentoring at all levels, fostering a culture of growth and excellence. Lisa leads her team to provide exceptional learning experiences through personal growth.  Lisa aims to stretch and challenge her Senior leaders as well as support and coach them through to success in end point assessment.

Enjoying the Gym and long walks with her dogs in her down time, she uses her great time management skills to create a great home / work life balance and can teach you how to too.

Claire Wassall

Head of Safeguarding & Welfare (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Claire Wassall

Head of Safeguarding & Welfare (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

I joined Cavity as a Locum Dental Nurse in 2017. Prior to joining Cavity, I worked as a Dental Nurse for 13 years for both Private and Corporate companies. I trained as an Implant Nurse however would of much preferred Orthodontic Nursing.

Whilst working for Cavity, I have had the time to study for a Degree in Counselling Theory & Practice and a CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Practice, two areas which I have always been extremely interested in studying.

I have been delighted to accept the Head of Safeguarding & Welfare (Designated Safeguarding Lead) role within the Cavity team and work towards creating an open and transparent culture around Health & Wellbeing within the company.

Nicola Phillips

Head of Dental Provision

Nicola Phillips

Head of Dental Provision

I have been with Cavity for over 13 years now, joining the company in 2006 after gaining my nursing qualification in 2003! I started as a locum nurse and have worked my way up to Area Manager for the Oxford, Bucks, & Northants areas.

Denise Blakie

Dental Curriculum Lead

Denise Blakie

Dental Curriculum Lead

I have enjoyed a long-varied career. I take pride in seeing others develop and achieve their goals. I have been in training for almost 20 years ensuring quality of programmes, developing and delivering level 3 & 4 Dental Nursing courses and FS Maths. Before teaching & gaining my Certificate in Education, Internal Quality Assurance & Assessors awards, I completed my Dental nurse training in an NHS practice then went on to specialised job roles in Oral Health Education, Epidemiology, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Orthodontics within community & hospital settings. Worked as a civilian Dental Nurse/OHE/trainer for the Ministry of Defence.  Post qualifications in Sedation. OHE and Dental Radiography.

I enjoy walking my 2 crazy springer spaniels, going away in our campervan & on holidays abroad.

Claire Oliver

Learner Relationship Manager & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Claire Oliver

Learner Relationship Manager & Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Claire worked as a forensic investigator for 7 years and then worked within witness care where she supported victims and witnesses going to court.  She then worked in pastoral care for 4 years at a secondary school before working as an apprentice account manager for a training provider offering support as pastoral care and within safeguarding.

Claire loves supporting people and believes that our mental health is just as important as our physical health, and we should talk about it exactly the same. Claire and her partner have 4 daughters between them, who she is very proud of. Claire loves walking her dog and needs to go the gym more!!

Lauren Ozturk

Centre & Funding Manager

Lauren Ozturk

Centre & Funding Manager

Lauren joined Cavity in July 2016 working in the Head Office as a booking’s coordinator, handling all enquiries that came in for locum nurse cover. Over the last 7 years she has gained a rapport with both practices and nurses so when a new opportunity arose to help start up Cavity Training, she jumped at the chance. Her role within the Training Team is dealing with our course enquiries, recruitment, admin work for our already enrolled learners and working alongside the team training colleagues to ensure we provide the best Dental Nursing Courses for all our learners and clients.

When Lauren is not working, she creates bespoke celebration cakes which is her creative outlet! She also enjoy shopping, spending time with friends and family and after recently moving house… enjoying lots of DIY/ Home Improvements!

Book a chat with Lauren on Calendly – https://calendly.com/laurenozturk

Molly Maunders

Funding Officer

Molly Maunders

Funding Officer

Molly joined Cavity in July 2021 working in Head Office as a booking’s coordinator, handling all enquiries that came in for locum nurse cover. Molly then got given the opportunity to work alongside the Hygienist, Dentist and Therapist in the middle of 2022. It was a great opportunity to grow within the company and expand her knowledge. A new opportunity then arose for her to join Cavity Training. Her role within the Training Team is dealing with our course enquiries, recruitment, admin work for our already enrolled learners and working alongside the team training colleagues to ensure we provide the best Dental Nursing Courses for all our learners and clients.

When Molly is not working, she loves to spend time with her Friends and Family. She also enjoys shopping, watching football and reading.

Mission Statement

Cavity Training is committed to educate Individuals to exceptional standards. Our goal is to start apprentices on a journey of lifelong self-improvement and skills acquisitions which makes their lives richer and fuller. We recognise that our company is an inclusive a place where all staff, learners and clients deserve to feel respected and valued.

Cavity Training work with employers across all industries to upskill knowledge, skills, and behaviours of existing employees, helping to facilitate progression in order to create career opportunities.

Cavity Training Courses are underpinned by employing and training highly qualified and experienced Learning & Skills Coaches. Combined with effective curriculum planning that includes key learning expectations for quality and high standards.

 

Sharon Norman

Company Director

Our Values

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Looking for a New Opportunity in Dental Nursing?

We don’t just seek qualified dental nurses; we seek pioneers in dental care. We are actively scouting for talented dental nurses, professionals who not only possess top-notch qualifications but also harbor the ambition to elevate their career and the industry.

Why join us? Because we believe in fostering growth. If you aspire to be more than just a dental nurse, if you have the drive to train and evolve into an industry-leading dental assessor or tutor, then you are exactly who we are looking for.

Step into the future of dental nursing with us, and together, let’s redefine standards and education in the dental field.