Danni Coates | Treatment Coordinator

We’re one of the few surgeries to have a specific full time Treatment Coordinator, it’s part of that extra service we like to give our patients here at Bracken Barrett and it really helps. It can be easy to forget the questions you wanted to ask the dentist, but I’m here to help explain your treatment plan and answer whatever clinical questions and concerns you might have in a very approachable way!

I’ve been in dentistry for 10 years, and a Treatment Coordinator for three of those years. Essentially, a Treatment Coordinator acts as the liaison between the patient and the dentist, which means that I work closely with patients to ensure that they understand the treatment, why it’s needed, and answer any questions that they have, and then help coordinate their treatment plan in the best way for them. It’s important for me to make sure everyone feels secure and confident about their treatment, and I really enjoy my interaction with both dentists and patients to make everyone’s experience smoother.

As well as working as Bracken Barrett’s Treatment Co-ordinator, I also allow patients to explore affordable payment plan options through my own business DC Dental. DC Dental makes island-wide dental treatment clear and cost-effective by spreading the cost across affordable monthly installments and bespoke payment plans.

When I left school, I went to college to gain a diploma in art, and became a visual merchandiser, designing shop windows for retail businesses. I remember my nan saying to me ‘you’re going to be a dentist one day’ and maybe it was a subconscious thing, but I applied for a job in dentistry, got the job, and the rest is history! I gained my National Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2014 and completed a full time intensive course to gain the skills I needed as a Treatment Coordinator.

Because we have such a wide range of dentists under one roof and some very advanced technology, I get to explain lots of different treatments and methods. It’s always so rewarding for me to see a patient go from the start to the finish of their treatments, and act as a support to the other dentists, as well as working as a dental nurse for Jane Bracken. I also feel it’s important to give something back and spent one Christmas volunteering as a dental nurse for the homeless in London for Crisis at Christmas.

In my spare time, I’m quite creative and you’ll often find me indulging my artistic side with wood burning calligraphy for gifts for family and friends and pebble artworks.

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Andrew Fish | Dentist

It’s fair to say I’m passionate about what I do. When you’ve seen the difference that you can make to someone’s quality of life through successful mouth rehabilitation, utilising both natural teeth and dental implants to restore someone’s appearance and function, that’s the reason I continue to develop myself and strive to provide ethical, patient-focused, quality treatment. 

After graduation from Glasgow University I worked for two years at the Edinburgh Postgraduate Institute which gave me experience and insight into multiple disciplines within dentistry and also gained membership to the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.  I then focused my interest in oral surgery and Implantology, working within the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial for four years.  During this time I gained some fantastic posts which allowed me to work with, learn from and be observed by some of the best oral surgeons and implantologists in the world and since then I have attended hundreds of hours of postgraduate courses the majority within this field.  As a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, the British Association of Oral Surgeons and the Association of Dental Implantology, I have easy access to the latest approaches helping me learn and experience new methodologies, technologies and materials. Being able to provide ethical, evidence-based care backed by my many years of experience in this field is of paramount importance to me.

It’s a lovely feeling to be recognised by your peers.  A few years ago I was appointed a Senior Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery and Implantology at Edge Hill University and  I am also Mentor at the Implant Centre of Excellence Hospital at Salford Quays, Manchester where I lecture and supervise the MSc programme.  Over the past two years I have been more frequently asked to speak at numerous national and, more recently, international conferences, which for me is a great honour.  Being recognised and asked to help educate my peers and help others learn to overall benefit our patients has been an addition to my practice I really enjoy.  I strive to provide the standard of treatment that my peers would admire. 

I have three amazing kids, Eva, Tom and George, my wife Grace also works in the practice and is honestly brilliant when it comes to treating children.  Life is busy, especially recently, but when I do have some downtime, you’ll find me making the most of the island’s fantastic coastline as a keen kitesurfer and trying hard to be a half decent surfer.

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