I qualified as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist from the University of Birmingham in 2010 with a Distinction in Therapy. I work at Birmingham Dental Hospital in the Periodontal Department, which specialises in gum health. At the Hospital, I work alongside Periodontal Specialists who are members of the British Society of Periodontology, which has enabled me to gain specialist skills when it comes to treating gum disease.
At the Dental Hospital I am involved in teaching and supervising undergraduate Dental and Hygiene/Therapy students. I also provide training courses for Dental Nurses in partnership with the West Midlands Deanery for Dentistry.
I am a member of the Periodontal Research Team and work as a Research Hygienist. This role also takes me to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where I work with the Renal Department looking at the relationship between gum health and systemic health. As a Research Hygienist I have won awards and been an author in publications.
I am very passionate about Periodontology and Research and educating patients so they can be in control of their oral health.