ANITA Benton, a hygienist at Stricklandgate Dental Practice in Penrith, has gained a BSc (Hons) degree in dental studies.

Mature student Anita, right, who lives near Kendal, studied at the University of Central Lancashire from 2011 and graduated in July.

She decided to undertake the four year course as she has a constant drive to better herself and achieve the maximum potential in her career.

And through the completion of her dissertation, she has developed a role educating care workers about the oral care of residents within the care home environment.