There’s a stigma around dentistry that treatment has to be painful. These days, you can make everything almost pain-free. It’s an amazing thing to be able to give someone a positive experience and enable them to have the treatment they need without any pain.
I graduated from the University of Bristol in 2004 and gained my MFGDP (Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK) from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2006. After qualifying, I served for eight years as an army dentist in Cyprus, Germany and the UK. Marriage and children led me away from the military and into private practice, and we relocated to Jersey in 2018 for a better quality of life.
I absolutely love my job and it’s the people here that make it worthwhile, both the staff and the patients. I first became a dentist because I wanted to do something in healthcare that would allow me to improve people’s quality of life while also using my creative side. It’s very important to me that I keep at the forefront of dental best practice and in 2018 I was awarded a Distinction in my Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Studies. Most recently, I have just completed a year-long Totally Aesthetics course in Cosmetic Dentistry.