Abbie Franklandabbie frankland cherrybank Dental Hygiene Therapist

Abbie qualified as a Dental Hygiene Therapist in 2016 from the University of Edinburgh with a 1st class BSc Honours degree in Oral Health Sciences. During her studies, she was recognised for her academic endeavours with the Medal for Academic Excellence as well as the British Society of Dental Hygiene Therapy’s Outstanding Dissertation award for her year.

Since graduating, Abbie has gained a wealth of experience across a variety of dental environments including private practice, the NHS Public Dental Service and hospital settings.

Abbie has a keen interest in patient management and working with those who are dentally anxious. She believes her empathetic and caring approach to dentistry allows her to identify her patients as people first, and tailor her treatment and advice to their individual needs.

In her commitment to providing the highest standard of patient care and remaining up to date with the latest dental advancements Abbie is an active member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene Therapy and regularly attends training and courses to ensure she always works to the best of her ability.


As well as the duties of a Hygienist, Dental Therapists are qualified to:

  • Extract deciduous teeth
  • Undertake the pulp therapy treatment of deciduous teeth.
  • Place pre-formed crowns on deciduous teeth.
  • Provide emergency temporary replacement of crowns and fillings.
  • Treat patients under conscious sedation
  • Carry out all direct fillings on

Last updated August 13th, 2019