Team - larkham house
Jill Hetherington
Dental Hygienist

GDC 5693

Diploma in Dental Hygiene 2000

Jill qualified as a Hygienist in the Royal Air Force in 2000. Over the years Jill has attended several ‘Masterclasses’ to ensure she provides the most up-to-date treatment for her patients including treating advanced gum disease and tooth whitening. She recognises the anxiety that some people feel in the dental setting and has had enormous success helping even the most nervous dental patients overcome their negative feelings toward dental visits


She feels the most important part of her role is teaching her patients how to care for their mouths on a daily basis, by guiding them on the best homecare regime to help them help themselves. Her mantra is ‘Gum disease is fought in the bathroom – not in the surgery’. Jill gains great job satisfaction from providing patients with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to maintain their teeth and implants for life.

In recent years she has been actively involved on the committee for the local Hygienist and Therapist Society, organising study days for her peers. She is also a member of the British Society of Periodontal Disease.

In her spare time, she has an allotment and supports the local animal charity ‘Gables Farm Dogs and Cats Home’, helping to raise funds and also Fostering some of their cats and kittens.

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What do they say about Larkham House?

“I was referred by NHS emergency centre yesterday, was seen x-rayed and treated straight away. dentist (Matt) was very calming, gentle and informative- truly professional service' thankyou very much.🙂”

Nicola. R

“Came in yesterday and had tooth extraction. The female dentist who did it was great. Would highly recommend this surgery. She was very friendly and professional.”

Simon. L

“Warm welcome, friendly professional team, I am nervous of the dentist but was made to feel at ease immediately. Thank you”

Diana B

“Lovely practice, never run late, and never rushed by dentist, feel like the check-up is thorough and honest.”

Lyndsay W

“My family’s teeth are in safe hands! Would recommend this practice to anyone”

Joanna C

“Excellent service, they really care about you as a person and your family wellbeing”

Abigail S

“Dentist Dr Vivek Giddani makes you feel at ease- had confidence in his ability to make the procedure as pleasant as possible and did not have any adverse outcomes”

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  • 49 Larkham Lane
  • Plymouth
  • PL7 4PH
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