I have been working as an associate for Bupa,
and my current role is working as in-house dentist for international law
firm Allen & Overy LLp. We look after their lawyers and support
staff who work in a very demanding environment, often with tight
The last few years have been challenging for me personally as I’ve
also been a carer, looking after my mum who had a brain tumour.
I am part of the ‘health’ team alongside an in-house GP,
physiotherapists, a physiologist and a nutritionist. We have regular
multi-disciplinary clinical meetings to discuss cases where patients
could benefit from a combined approach, such as patients with
uncontrolled diabetes, caries and gum disease.
I feel it is an honour to work as a dentist, and be lucky enough to
meet a cross section of society, people of all different ages and from
all different backgrounds.
I am really motivated by my patients’ stories, and sometimes they
have compelled me to take further action. I’ve volunteered for the
charity Global Angels in Burma, and produced a short video to help
demonstrate the amazing work this charity does, training local doctors,
dentists and teachers to deliver healthcare and help save lives.
The nicest thing a patient has ever said to me was: “It’s been lovely
having you touching just part of my life. I warmed to you straight away
(and I never thought I would ever say that to a dentist!) and I want to
say thank you for just being you, a kind and empathetic person.”
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