A little over a month ago, Bangor woman Sarah Parnell became the first woman in the UK to be crowned Miss Bangor for her work to promote women in the field of dentistry.
Now she’s just got a new title: ‘Dentistry Champion’ and ‘Dental Champion’.
Parnell, the chair of Bangor Women’s Association, said: “It’s great to be the first person in the world to have my own title.
It’s about being a champion and being a role model.”
Parnells daughter, Sophie, is also a dentist, so she was also a proud recipient of the title.
Pannell was crowned Miss B.C. for her efforts to help girls get into dentistry and for being a voice for women who face discrimination in the profession. “
But the word is so much more than just that, it’s a word of confidence, a word to stand out from the crowd, a name that is not just to be admired, it has to be taken seriously.”
Pannell was crowned Miss B.C. for her efforts to help girls get into dentistry and for being a voice for women who face discrimination in the profession.
Now she’s also the first to get her own title, ‘Dietary Dental Champion’ as a way to honour the work she’s done.
Parnells title has been in the works for a long time.
She first became aware of the idea while looking into her daughter’s dental care.
“We had to see what kind of teeth would be available. “
There was no dental hygienist in town, so we went in to see my dentist who I thought was an expert in dentistry but actually he just did nothing for us. “
We had to see what kind of teeth would be available.
There was no dental hygienist in town, so we went in to see my dentist who I thought was an expert in dentistry but actually he just did nothing for us.
He did a couple of treatments, but I thought, this isn’t going to happen, I’m going to have to work on my own.”
So I did what I thought I could do on my phone, and just made my way into the dentist and found out what kind my daughter’s teeth were, and after that, my daughter was going to get dental work.”
So what’s next?
Parnaell said she will be making some changes in her own dental practice, including the appointment process for new patients.
She added: I’ll be getting some staff to come in and have a look at my practice, and have people check in to check that they’ve done their paperwork correctly.”
And I’m also going to do some things that I feel will give my patients a little bit more confidence.”
‘You get what you pay for’ The title of ‘Dinosaurs and Dinosaurs’, a title given to Parnett, will also be changing.
Parnelli said:”It’s a new one, so you get what it’s worth.
The people who have been waiting for it for years, it will take some time to get over.
But it will make people feel like they’re part of something special, and that’s really exciting.
“Parnelli added: “I hope to bring people in and show them a different way of doing dentistry because I really do believe that dentistry is about caring for the body, it is about providing the right care for the right people.
It’s about caring about yourself and being respectful of others.
And I think that’s something that really resonates with my patients.
“I want them to see me as a leader in dentology.”
In a previous interview, Parnella said that she didn’t believe she was going anywhere.
However, the title has changed since her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and Parnello has been able to do more work.
When asked if she would consider leaving the profession, Pannell replied: If it wasn’t for my daughter, I wouldn’t have had dental work.
“She is my inspiration, she’s my role model, I have a lot of confidence in her.
If I didn’t have dental work, I would have gone back to university, so if I could see myself working in dentisting again, I’d be thrilled.”
Sarah Parnall’s interview on the BBC’s Inside Out on Tuesday 25 March at 9pm on BBC One.
To learn more about the BBC Inside Out series visit insideout.bbc.co.uk