Debbie Hemington Portrait

Debbie Hemington

Dental Therapist & Hygienist, tutor at Eastman Dental Hospital and President of British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT).

Debbie qualified from New Cross in 1983, the year it closed, and is actually the last New Cross Therapist to graduate. She qualified as a Hygienist at Kings in 1987 and has worked continuously during this time in a variety of settings.

In 2003 she joined The Eastman as a tutor and combines that role with working in a mixed general practice where she has worked for 38 years!

Debbie has also worked the for the former London Deanery as part of the DCP tutor team commissioning post graduate education, and was the educational lead on “Wild Smile” project with Heart your Smile.

In 2012 she took part in a 2 year part time pilot scheme at Kings for Enhanced Skills in Periodontology.

She was named as one of dentistry’s top 50 most influential people this year and also invited to Fellowship of CGDent in recognition of her work and teaching.

She has been a BADT member for most of her career and was elected Chair in 2018 and is now President of the Association.


Updated October 2023

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