What got you into dentistry?
I had braces when I was younger to correct a crooked front tooth. I loved how a simple change made such a difference to my confidence. I wanted to be able to do this for other people so I started doing some work experience and it was love at first sight!
What’s do you love most about your job?
Restoring people’s confidence & knowing you are making a difference to their lives.
What’s something you like to ponder when brushing your teeth?
I’m too busy trying not to get toothpaste on the mirror.
What one thing do want everyone to know about taking care of their mouth?
Only floss the teeth you want to keep! You miss cleaning 35% of your teeth when you don’t floss!
Why does the oral microbiome matter?
Maintaining a balanced oral microflora is important for your general health. The best way to maintain this environment is with proper oral hygiene. Insufficient brushing and flossing can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.
How do you think dentistry is evolving?
Like everything else dentistry is becoming more digital. Developments in 3D scanning & Digital Smile Design software over the last few years has been a game changer. Patients are more informed than ever before now with 3D simulations of predicted results becoming common place before most cosmetic procedures.
Describe the clinic of your dreams…
Walking distance to my house so I can pop home and have lunch with my Cavoodle.