People behind Marshgate… Anna’s story.

Anna started her journey with us in 2008. She is highly valued and appreciated by the whole team at Marshgate Dental Practice in Richmond. We are incredibly proud to have been able to support her in achieving her dream of becoming a dental hygienist. Here is Anna’s story in her own words:

“I started my dental journey 13 years ago when Dr Michael Nigro and Dr Kieryn Smart took me on as a trainee Dental Nurse.

They gave me the chance to explore the fascinating world of dentistry and I was immediately hooked. I have had the opportunity to work with many amazing specialists and explore all aspects of dentistry. When I qualified as a Dental Nurse my passion grew further and I was able to assist with all types of procedures, from general and cosmetic dentistry to implant placements and finally orthodontics.

Over the years I have worked with the best specialists in the field and have been supported by a great team working together to provide the best possible care for our patients. I have always felt that I have been lucky to have found a place where no compromises need to be made in order to provide the highest standard of dental care.  I had achieved everything that I could as a Dental Nurse and I then decided to train to become a Dental Hygienist. It felt like a natural progression and a way to utilise my knowledge and manual skills.



It was the best decision that I ever made. I had support from all my colleagues, helping and encouraging me while I was studying to become a Dental Hygienist. I have started a new chapter in my dental journey and I now work at Marshgate Dental Practice providing dental hygiene treatments to my patients.

I cannot describe how much I enjoy my new responsibilities and how much satisfaction it brings me to make my patients happy and help motivate them to improve their oral health. The fact that I have access to the best and newest equipment only makes my work easier and more effective.

These were the luckiest 13 years of my career and the journey continues. I continue to develop my experience, knowledge and skills as a Dental Hygienist doing the job I truly love!”

– Anna Iwasiow Dental Hygienist