Celebrating Smiles | 31 August, 2023

From The Dentist's Mouth - Dr George Lilly

Dr George Lilly has recently relocated from the UK and joins the team at our Lumino Gore practice.

What made you decide to get into dentistry as a career?

Ultimately, the blend of science, art, and the chance to make a positive difference in people's lives is what led me to choose dentistry as my career path. It’s also a constantly evolving field with new technology to improve care.

How long have you been practising dentistry?

2 years in general practice.

Tell us about your career background?

After completing my training at Newcastle University (UK), I began my career by working in both private practice and national health clinics. These experiences helped me to develop a well-rounded skill set and a compassionate approach to care.

What do you love most about your job?

I enjoy the dynamic nature of dentistry, where I encounter a diverse range of cases and challenges that keep me engaged and continuously learning.

What is the main piece of advice you give your patients?

I emphasize the significance of regular dental check-ups and cleanings.

Why is this so important?

These appointments allow us to catch potential problems early, before they escalate into more serious issues. Prevention and early intervention are key to avoiding discomfort and costly treatments down the line.

Where would we find you outside of the practice?

Beyond dentistry, I love outdoor activities like hiking or cycling, I’m also planning to get back into snowboarding this coming winter.