Kate Sheather

Dental Hygienist & Registered Manager
GDC number: 4842

Over 20 Years as a Dental Hygienist

I qualified as a hygienist from The Eastman in 1995, where I was awarded the Dentsply clinical prize in my year.

I have been working at Marlborough Dental Studio for eight years and I enjoy working in a team, providing excellent, modern general and specialist dentistry of the highest quality, but I think what is genuinely great about the practice is that it has such a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Staff turnover is very low, so we really get to know and care about our patients.

That makes it a very nice place to work and a lovely place to be a patient. I never hesitate to recommend the practice.

Working at Marlborough Dental Studio has allowed me to further my training and along with Bridget, we carry out the majority of the teeth whitening in the practice.

Teeth whitening is a relatively inexpensive and simple way to make a real difference to someone’s appearance and confidence and it gives me real pleasure to be able to do this for our patients.


We all participate in ongoing training, some of which is mandatory as registrants of the General Dental Council but at Marlborough Dental Studio we are particularly good at going on courses!

For example, this year I have participated in four times the amount of Continued Professional Development required by the GDC and I think you will find this is the same with all our clinical team.

I have a particular interest in infection control and through further training have gained a good knowledge of the very best practice where infection control is concerned.

Out of work, I love my dogs and most holidays are spent walking the coast paths and countryside of England. The exception to this is skiing, which I absolutely love. Unfortunately, my enthusiasm greatly outweighs my talent but I stick with it and try to ski every year if I can.

I volunteer for a Newbury-based charity for vulnerable and homeless people and run entirely by volunteers. Loose Ends provides hot meals, a food bank, clothes and support for vulnerable adults. I am a volunteer, a supervisor and a committee member.

It takes up quite a lot of my spare time and I am very glad to be involved with such a remarkable group of people, both volunteers and clients.