After my graduation in 2013, I will be undertaking my dental foundation training at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield and in a dental practice in Mirfield where I will be able to pursue my interests in oral surgery and restorative dentistry.
In between years three and four of my dental studies I undertook an intercalated degree in Psychology, also at Leeds. It has led me to better understand anxiety disorders and how to approach anxious patients.
I also had the opportunity to represent my peers on the British Dental Association's (BDA) Student Committee and as a student representative on the BDA's General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC). During this time I met many people who are passionate about dentistry, professionalism and focused on achieving the best outcomes for patients. I hope to be more involved in these professional activities and be able to help shape policies and other work which affects the future and reputation of the sector alongside my clinical career.