The Moreton Dental Care team would like to wish all our patients a very happy Christmas, and give an update on all the babies that have arrived this year.
This time last year six members of staff were due to be on maternity leave at the same time, which did happen.
Now all six babies- three girls and three boys- have been safely delivered and are looking forward to spending Christmas with their families.
Three of the mums, hygienist Stephanie Farrell and dental nurses Kerry Baily and Jennie Thorpe, are now back at work, while the remaining three, dental nurses Suzanne Roberts, Beckie Warren and Gemma Barnes, are expected to return in the New Year.
We managed to get all of them in together for a festive snap. From left to right: Gemma with Katie, Stephanie with Henry, Kerry with Oliver, Jennie with Evie, Suzanne with Rosie, and Beckie with Joey.
Principal dentist Dr Paul Sherrard says it has been a particularly memorable year for him. He added: “This is my 25th year running the practice, which is a milestone for me, but having six staff off at the same time is something I won’t forget either. Over the years I’ve had a few maternity leaves overlapping, but never anywhere near as many as this.”
He praised the rest of the staff for their hard work and flexibility to keep the practice running smoothly throughout the year, despite the staff shortage. “Everyone has worked exceptionally hard for which I am extremely grateful. We particularly had to plan very carefully when people took their holidays in the summer. Now we’re all thrilled to see the new babies- they are gorgeous,” added Dr Sherrard.