After I graduated from Glasgow University in 2013, I completed my vocational training in general practice in the west end of Glasgow. I joined my current practice in Inverclyde as an associate in 2014 and I have been here ever since.
I currently provide both NHS and private treatments to the surrounding community. I enjoy all aspects of general dentistry but have developed a distinct interest in minor oral surgery and orthodontics.
I became a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2018.
I have been an active member of the Inverclyde Dental Forum for the last few years. I particularly enjoy meeting with colleagues to discuss issues and develop plans and resolutions relating to dentistry in our local community and beyond.
Being elected to the GGC LDC feels like a natural and timely progression in representing my dental colleagues. I am passionate about helping to identify, prioritise and resolve issues that affect our careers as general dental practitioners in Scotland. In these very uncertain times, I feel it is more important than ever for our profession to have our collective voice heard with respect to how the future of dentistry can and should be delivered now and in the future.
I firmly believe that I am well suited to the GGC LDC role. I am a young practitioner who is enthusiastic about ensuring the best possible future of our careers just over the horizon and into the next few decades. It is the dental associate and those still in the early years of this profession where I am seeking to be a conduit for their input, concerns, their innovations and ultimately their health and wellbeing in a dental environment.
I am confident enough to speak up for the rights and values I believe in. In addition, I feel I am kind, considerate and approachable should anyone have any issues they would like to raise with me. I am prepared to commit to dedicating time and effort to work closely with colleagues, those known to me and those who would like to confidentially contribute their views to ensure that the LDC is representing all areas of the dental profession.
Furthermore, I feel being part of the Inverclyde dental forum gives me a good platform to relay important information from the LDC to local colleagues as it also provides a platform for me to hear the views of my colleagues that I can then present at LDC meetings.
If elected I will do my utmost to be a pro-active and engaging member of the LDC and help to bring about positive and progressive change within our profession.