After leaving college, Samantha stumbled upon a dental nursing position in Cheshunt Hertfordshire, thinking this would be a good ‘stop-gap’ – she remained there for 25 years! Samantha started as a dental nurse in 1993 and gained a National Certificate qualification in 1995. Just before the birth of her son, she changed position to reception, becoming head receptionist and later duty manager, until 2008 where she became the Registered Practice Manager. Samantha was offered a position at Hockerill in March 2018 and thoroughly enjoys working alongside such amazing clinicians and staff. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys socialising with friends and family. She loves cooking, especially Asian and Caribbean food, and also enjoys baking. Samantha loves Pilates and attends classes regularly and loves anything creative and can often be found designing and making things for the home and garden. In September 2020 she was awarded the Dentex Practice Manager of the year award.