Past-President 2017 - 2019
Hazel Coey BA(Hons)
Hazel has had a varied career, which began as a dental nurse in a small village practice. After qualifying in 1987, she then went on to work in the Periodontal research team at RAF Halton for the late Wing Commander Graham Smart. Her real passion was Oral Health Education and she qualified in 1992. She became Senior Oral Health Promoter in Buckinghamshire for some years, working for Bucks Priority Dental Service. She also worked for Aylesbury College of Further Education, teaching dental nurses, and can boast that she has taught hundreds! She gained her Assessor and Internal Verifier Awards. This was followed by City & Guilds Licentiateship in 2007, and her BADN Fellowship in the same year. Following on from this she worked for the Oxford Deanery teaching the dental nurse apprenticeship programme.
Hazel became an NEBDN Examiner in 1994, was on the NEBDN Committee for Oral Health Education for many years, and was also a Presiding Examiner. She was awarded the NEBDN Special Recognition Award in 2018, for her dedication in the education and training of Dental Nurses. Her recent post was as Dental Tutor at Milton Keynes University Hospital, working for Health Education England, where she arranged CPD courses for the whole dental team. Hazel’s own Professional Development includes obtaining her Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate , Certificate in Oral Health Education, Certificate of Education, and a BA (Hons) in Post Compulsory Education.