What made you decide to get into dentistry as a career?
When I was younger I wanted to be a doctor, after carrying out work experience I decided it just wasn’t for me. My Mum was the person that suggested I look at a career in dentistry. Doing work experience I realised it would be perfect for me as it involved speaking to lots of different people, a lot of creativity and is also a very science-based career.
How long have you been practising dentistry?
I have been practicing since I graduated in 2018, in general practice.
Tell us about your career background. What is your most memorable case to date?
After completing a vocational training year post-graduation in 2018, I have mainly been working within the NHS with some private treatment alongside. I have trained in providing botulinum toxin injections and dermal fillers, and have also carried out a few clear aligner cases, an area that I am particularly interested in improving my clinical experience. My most memorable cases tend to be those that have badly neglected their oral health for many years, where through careful planning and phasing of treatment I have been able to give such patients their smiles back.
What do you love most about your job?
I love getting to know patients and building good relationships with those I work with; I will happily chat to anyone about anything! I also love the feeling of satisfaction that I get when I complete a long treatment plan or carry out difficult treatment.
What are your special interests in dentistry?
I am particularly interested in facial aesthetics and clear aligner treatment but am also invested in increasing my experience in endodontics as this is another area that I enjoy.
What is the main piece of advice you give your patients?
I have come across so many patients who are terrified of coming to the dentist. I always tell my patients that I will try my very best to show them there is nothing to be scared of, we aren’t all that scary dentist that they had in school!
Where would we find you outside of the practice?
You would find me eating good food and drinking good wine, whether that’s in a restaurant or at home. Otherwise, you’d find me bouldering (climbing without ropes) or at the beach.