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.

Back to Team


What do they say about Larkham House?

“I recently had the pleasure of visiting the dentist at Larkham House, and I cannot recommend it highly enough! From the moment I walked in, I was greeted with warmth and professionalism. The staff...”


“Great service these last few days. I dropped my denture on the bathroom floor and it broke in half. Panic stations until I rang reception who said to bring it in the following day...”


“Lovely staff, very clean, thank you all booked for next appointment would recommend!”


“Great practice, I've been going here for years and have never had a bad experience. All the staff are so lovely and make me feel comfortable. So happy with my recent treatment my dentist...”


“Went here with a dental emergency. Took less than 5 minutes, no teeth needed to be pulled! Got anti biotics. Great staff. Abscess drained. They were brilliant”


“Thank you so much Vivek for all your kindness and time. This will completely change my life and I cant thank you enough. I will forever be grateful for all your hard work and...”


“Dr Giddani & Rachel, Thank you both for being so kind when I had my tooth out as a nervous patient. Thank You!”


  • 49 Larkham Lane
  • Plymouth
  • PL7 4PH
Google Rating
Google Rating
Google Rating