About Cavity Dental Staff

Filling your staffing gaps!

It is unlikely that you have an immediate requirement, but with a bit of planning now you will benefit when the time comes. Not only do we supply staff cover, but we also provide in-house and online DBS checks and Qualitative Fit Testing! At Cavity we believe that working in the dental surgery is about a professional career choice not just a job.

Sharon Norman

Company Director

Sharon Norman

Company Director

I have built up over the last 17 years a loyal workforce to ‘fill the gap’. Couple that with my personal experience as a Practice Manager and we aim at Cavity Dental Staff to make practices staffing pains go away.

We look to build up long-term commercial relationships with Dental Practices. To help them benefit when the time comes that they are short on staff cover, we also provide other services such as our jobs board, DBS checks, fit testing and supplying of FFP3 masks, we aim to be the ‘One Stop Shop‘ for all our clients needs.

Janine King

Managing Director

Janine King

Managing Director

I have been with Cavity since 2007.  I initially joined as a part time locum nurse… My role has completely transformed since then and I am now the Managing Director.  My main job is to support the boss and everyone else in Cavity!

Outside of work I am a mum to two, I have a son who is now 15 years old and a little 3 year old daughter, both of which keep me on my toes in their own ways!  Much of my spare time is spent playing taxi for my children! If it’s not football training or matches, it’s racing off to ballet classes!  I do really enjoy the football though being a big fan myself ! I like to keep fit too myself and enjoy cycling, walking and Pilates.

Matt Dunne

Director of Operations

Matt Dunne

Director of Operations

I have worked for many years as an accountant in recruitment until joining the Cavity team in 2016. I started in the accounts team, looking after one of our largest clients. I then progressed to Business Strategy Manager at the end of 2017 and I now look after all our departments working on new strategies to best optimise the business and to continue to provide our clients and locum staff with the best service possible. On top of this, I overlook our participation in shows & events such as ‘The Dentistry Show’.

Megan Shirley

General Manager

Megan Shirley

General Manager
I have been working for Cavity since 2011, I joined not long after I had finished my A-Levels; I joined Cavity as an Admin Assistant and have gradually been given more and more responsibility. I am now General Manager and love the diversity of work that comes my way!

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family, eating out and spending quality time with my husband and little boy. We love to go for long walks in particular down by the sea.

Fran Dunne

Head of Marketing

Fran Dunne

Head of Marketing

I joined Cavity in 2017 as a Bookings Coordinator temporarily while I had been looking for a marketing role. I loved Cavity sooooo much I decided to stay and soon, my role expanded as the opportunity to assist with the management of and content creation for our social media arose. I have since completed a certificate in Digital Marketing and continue to develop my skills every day. I have a strong passion for creating content that is brand focused, sharing trending and relevant content and ensuring that our staff, our clients and anyone interested in Cavity are always in mind.

Claire Wassall

Head of Safeguarding & Welfare (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

Claire Wassall

Head of Safeguarding & Welfare (Designated Safeguarding Lead)

I joined Cavity as a Locum Dental Nurse in 2017. Prior to joining Cavity, I worked as a Dental Nurse for 13 years for both Private and Corporate companies. I trained as an Implant Nurse however would of much preferred Orthodontic Nursing.

Whilst working for Cavity, I have had the time to study for a Degree in Counselling Theory & Practice and a CIPD Diploma in Human Resource Practice, two areas which I have always been extremely interested in studying.

I have been delighted to accept the Head of Safeguarding & Welfare (Designated Safeguarding Lead) role within the Cavity team and work towards creating an open and transparent culture around Health & Wellbeing within the company.

Shelley Sykes

Compliance & DBS Manager

Shelley Sykes

Compliance & DBS Manager

I have been a qualified dental nurse for 20 years, and I have been working with Cavity since 2015.  I started working with the Cavity booking team, and then moved to Admin Compliance in 2016, where I ensure all our new nurses are compliant and remain so while working with Cavity.  This role is great for me as I love to organise!  I have also manage our DBS service where we are able to complete application forms for our own nurses and offer this service to other dental practices who are looking to carry out checks on their own staff under our DBS umbrella company.

Nicola Phillips

National Field Manager

Nicola Phillips

National Field Manager

I have been with Cavity for over 13 years now, joining the company in 2006 after gaining my nursing qualification in 2003! I started as a locum nurse and have worked my way up to Area Manager for the Oxford, Bucks, & Northants areas.

Sarah Mortimer

Regional Manager

Sarah Mortimer

Regional Manager

Started working for Cavity: September 2020

 Job Role: Regional Manager – Essex, Hertfordshire, London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent – why not book a chat with her to join her team or to use our services – https://calendly.com/sarah-cavitydental/phone-call

Dental Qualifications: 1992 Qualified as a Dental Surgery Asst, 1997 Diploma in Special Care Dentistry,1999 Diploma in Dental Radiography.

Other Qualifications: 2021 Level 3 in Education and Training, 2020 Accredited fit tester with BSIF.

I started nursing in 1985 and have gained a vast amount of experience over those years; I spent time working with adults and children with special needs. During this time, I did a post graduate qualification with the handicapped society which was very rewarding. As senior nurse for the Trust I also managed day theatre at Ashford Hospital once a month where we were called the Mental Dentals (not allowed now I dare say)! I then came into specialist recruitment and have been with Cavity since 2010 and have helped develop the role of Regional Manager that we have today. I cover a wide area in the South of England with the help of my wonderful and highly skilled team of dental nurses, we keep the practices covered with staff. Part of my role now is also to help support the Training company, writing courses. My main role is writing all the FREE CPD courses on our training website.

Likes:

  • Food & Wine
  • Staying at my caravan by the sea
  • Early Nights
  • Holidays in the Caribbean

Dislikes:

  • Bad drivers
  • Rainy days
  • Empty wine fridge

Lisa Steer

Regional Manager

Lisa Steer

Regional Manager

Started working for Cavity: January 2012

Job Role: Regional Manager –Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Birmingham, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Wales, Warrington, Stockport, Chester, why not book a chat with her to join her team or to use our services – https://calendly.com/lisa-1-0/cavity-dental-staff

Dental Qualifications: NEBDN Dental Nurse – National certificate in Oral Health Education – National certificate in Dental Radiography

Other qualifications: Level 5 diploma in Practice Management – Highfield level 3 award in Education and Training

My dental career started in 2012 in a small practice in the High Wycombe area, I trained here and obtained my Dental Nurse qualification.   With my husband being in the Royal Air Force, we were sent to Germany where I worked in the military dental department for 3 years.  On returning to England, I worked in a small practice in Royal Wootton Bassett for 18 years until the practice changed hands, it was then I decided to try locum nursing,  I joined Cavity as a nurse initially, and soon found myself in the Regional Managers position. I have built up a great team of nurses and clients in my area, which continues to grow.  I am keen to chat to anyone who is interested in finding out more about becoming a locum nurse.  I know I had many questions before I made the decision take the leap, I have never looked back.

My core values include not to expect anyone to do anything I wouldn’t want to do myself.

When I am not at work you will mainly find me on a golf course, whacking my balls (as the boss puts it)

Likes:

  • Chocolate, especially Easter eggs
  • Eating out
  • Holidays

Dislikes:

  • Disorganisation

Lizzy Pyle

Regional Manager

Lizzy Pyle

Regional Manager

My dental career started in 2010 in East Devon where I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to train for the NEBDN exam and progress with implants and sedation. As I am always looking for a challenge, becoming a locum nurse was the obvious choice. I moved to Portsmouth and started full time with Cavity. In November 2014 I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to become an Area Manager, also allowing me to move home to Devon. I have since then slowly built a fantastic team and client base all while keeping my own skills current by regularly nursing. In 2023 I moved on to Regional Manager with the addition of East Anglia into my portfolio.

My core values are to treat others as you would expect to be treated and to always be a “yes” person.

When I am not working, I live on a farm with my partner and can often be found out with the cows or making a fuss of my favourite lady “Cup Cake.” I love being in the sea all year round and am currently learning to Paddle Board. I also try to ride as frequently as I can.

Why not book a chat to join my team or use our services – https://calendly.com/lizzy-cavity

Fiona McBride

Regional Manager

Fiona McBride

Regional Manager

I began my dental career as a student Dental Nurse at Newcastle upon Tyne Dental Hospital in 1987. I qualified in 1989 with what was the NEBDSA qualification, now recognised as NEBDN.

In 1990 I married a soldier and moved to Germany where I spent 5 years working in an Army dental centre with the Royal Army Dental Corps. We treat soldiers and their families, any visiting troops from the UK and any NATO troops on exercise. It was a very interesting and varied job as we did everything from RA sedation to old fashioned orthodontics, oral surgery and everything in between. An invaluable learning experience and I loved every minute of it.

On return to UK our posting was to Winchester, so I took a position with the Community Dental Services in Southampton, and then Community Dental Services in Winchester where I stayed until our next posting.

I then left dentistry behind only to return around 12 years later working in a practice that specialised in implants – another massive learning curve and a local dental practice.

And then in 2015 I was given the opportunity to join Cavity and so here we are!

I have lived in England, Wales, Scotland, Germany twice, and Cyprus and have been fortunate to travel to many other countries.

You will find me during football season sat in my seat at St James’ Park watching my football team Newcastle United whose matches I have followed since I was about 7 years old!

Julie Janson

National Field Manager

Julie Janson

National Field Manager

I started work in a small NHS practice in Southport which I enjoyed and stayed for a couple of years.

I then moved practices once I’d had my eldest so I could work part-time whilst he was young. I then stayed in that practice for 25 years, becoming the PM along the way.

When the principle retired I decided it was time for a change and locummed on a military base as a civilian for six months, the contract was then extended for another 3 months. I loved working for the military and had a wonderful time, so much so, that I decided I wanted to try locumming as a more permanent job. So I joined Cavity and the rest is history.

I had the opportunity to become Area Manager in Nov 2019 when Abbie moved to France. I stayed in that position throughout Covid extending my skill set to include Fit Testing and became accredited with Fit2Fit through Cavity.

Due to a reshuffle within the senior management team earlier this year, I moved over to look after the Dentists, Hygienists and Therapists. Abbie, Sara and I are hoping to continue growing the team. We have nearly doubled in size this year alone.

When I am not working, I love to walk my Labrador Poppy on the beach, which is a short walk from home. I have recently gone back to playing badminton after a considerable break, something my mind is loving but my body is not quite so happy about.

locum dental nurses

Service with a Smile

locum dental nurses

Service with a Smile

Our Head Office team consists of the Booking Team – Sarah, Aga, Holly, Kelsey, Amber, and Taryn and the Accounts Team – Rene and Oliver. Daisy in Marketing. Our training team consists of Lauren and Molly. We also have our personal assistant to the directors, Marlena in Admin.  Between them they are all in the office from 07.30am to 19.00pm each day.

We Love Our Customers

“It was a pleasure to have this meeting at the Cavity Dental Staff Agency. Great meeting room, excellent equipment, delicious lunch and super-friendly staff. We will certainly return here.”

Dear team, thank you so much for your lovely feedback of both dental staff and head office team. We are always happy to help!

“We had Mazine with us and she was great, any gap she got I saw her helping the only receptionist, she printed out my medical histories for me in the morning AND afternoon and brought them to my surgery. She helped out in decon and I even saw her sorting out all the paperwork for the nurse that was in surgery today. She literally didn’t stop all day and on top of that she always had a smile on her face and was just an all round lovely girl. Thank you Cavity.”

Dear Charlotte, you are very welcome! We are so please to hear Maxine impressed and showed initiative in helping out with all sorts and going above and beyond. She’s amazing!

“I would highly recommend being a locum Dental Nurse. I enjoy the challenge of working with different team members and seeing how each practice runs their day to day clinics. No practice is the same and that’s what makes being a locum Dental Nurse interesting . I’ve been a member of the Cavity team for just over a year and I’m loving every minute of it; from the standby days that keep me guessing if I’m going to be called to travelling on the motorway or being stuck on a country road behind a tractor!! It’s the thank yous at the end of the day from both the dental practices and Cavity team that make look forward to my next place of work. So if your thinking of being a locum then do it and do it with the best team – Cavity.”

Dear Rachel, thank you so much for your recommendation and singing our praises and that you feel valued and appreciated not only from Cavity but from the practices you visit as well. Go Team Cavity!

Looking for work?

We are on the lookout for quality dental nurses.

This is an excellent opportunity for you if you’re looking for flexible work and to further your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications. We’re always looking to expand our staff network to fill such positions, so if you are looking for work, signup to become a Cavity dental nurse.

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Associate Dentist

Location:
Milford Surrey
Contact Information:
kelly.oconnor3@nhs.net

We are currently looking for associate dentists for a non-corporate mixed practice with patients from a large surrounding area including Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire and as far as Devon and Lincolnshire!
The Practice is currently 3 Surgeries and will be increasing to 5 surgeries later in the year. The working hours are Monday -Friday 9-5.30 with a...

Part Time Dentist

Location:
SE16 6AE
Contact Information:
manager@surreyddental.co.uk

Dentist
Full or part-time Associate Dentist
Surrey Docks Dental Practice
High private opportunity in mixed practice (at 50% gross)
Modern and spacious surgeries
UDA price negotiable(depending on experience)
Number of UDA flexible depending on your wishes
Excellent professional development & support with CPD & sponsored education
Superb...