About Us

Diane Washington and Deborah Proctor are the founders of Mint Dental Hygiene. With a vast experience of the dental industry between them and being sisters, Diane and Deborah have always had a dream of opening their own clinic in a way where customer care is at the forefront.

Mint Dental Hygiene

Diane Washington
Dental Hygienist RDH
GDC Number 5541

Diane qualified as a dental hygienist in 1999 from Manchester Dental Hospital. Since then, she has spent her time working in private practices around the North West.. She has a wealth of experience treating people with mild to advanced gum disease and maintaining implants. She is passionate about what she does, something which is apparent form the standard of her work. Until recently, Diane has been working at Lowerbank Dental Practice in Leyland and was Roger Hughlock’s personal hygienist until he retired. 

Diane has worked along side some of the leading dental surgeons in the area, providing everything from their routine oral hygiene treatments, through to initial non-surgical therapy before the specialist undertook the periodontal surgery.

Diane has an excellent reputation for providing a caring, gentle approach to dental hygiene, treating you as if you are a member of her own family. She prides herself on developing a customised treatment plan tailored around your individual needs. Always being non judgemental, gentle and thorough, you will feel at ease and actually enjoy your visit.

If you are nervous, anxious or maybe have had a bad experience in the past, Diane will ensure you feel safe and supported throughout your visit. Building trust and rapport is a passion of Diane’s and is why she enjoys her job so much.

Diane regularly attends continual professional development courses to ensure she is providing the highest standard of care. She is also trained in advanced life support and first aid.

Outside of work Diane likes to keep fit by walking hers dogs, running and dancing.

Debbie started her career in dentistry at age 16 going straight from school and qualifying as a registered dental nurse in 2002. Debbie worked at Lowerbank Dental Practice in Leyland for 15 years, working for one of the regions leading dentists Roger Hughlock who specialised in implants and cosmetic dentistry.

With a dedicated customer led approach, Debbie’s role within the busy practice was as dental nurse, personal assistant and appointment/surgery manager.

She became the patients first point of call with regards to problems and communication needs, leaving the dentist free to provide the necessary treatment.

Debbie is qualified in radiography, advanced life support and first aid and has continued her professional development with focus on patient and practice management.

Outside of work Debbie likes to keep fit, ride her horses and spend time with her family.

Debbie Proctor
Registered Dental Nurse
GDC number 139135

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