What made you decide to get into dentistry as a career?
I have known since I was a young teen that I wanted to be a dentist.
How long have you been practising dentistry?
I have been in practice since my early 20’s after qualifying at Guy’s Dental Hospital.
What do you love most about your job?
Being able to transform people’s lives.
What are your special interests in dentistry?
Sleep apnea and craniofacial pain.
What is the main piece of advice you give your patients?
Having a good healthy lifestyle and that includes good cleaning.
Tell us about your career background?
I did an introduction to dental practice then worked for the next seven years in a mixed practice just outside London. I then moved to Eastern Spain to work for a year. On my return I worked in Central London at the same place for another seven years, before buying my own practice in Central London. I was still practising the same quality of dental care for all that time. After another seven years, due to the regulatory increase, I sold my practice and left the UK to move to Queensland. It was there that I got a new lease on my dental life and found I could transform people’s lives by simple treatment. After my visa had finished, I returned to the UK but found I could not practice what I had learned in Australia. That’s why I am in New Zealand as it had a better life experience than Australia and I could practice the holistic dentistry that I do now.
What is your most memorable case to date?
It was a young woman who was suffering from many symptoms of pain from the head, neck and teeth. There were over 20 symptoms I could find. Once I treated her with a physiological bite guard, upon the review two weeks later she said all her symptoms had disappeared. I told her I didn't believe her as this had not happened before to this extent. Things were usually better but not cured.
Where would we find you outside of the practice?
Out on the bike or out on the water in a sailing race.