About Me

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog:  A TOOTH GERM.

I am a Specialist in Special Care Dentistry based in London and Clinical Director for Dentaid Charity and I've been an avid blogger for over 7 years now!

Sitting around after passing my BDS from Newcastle University in the Summer of 2014, with no money and nothing to do I sat down and created A TOOTH GERM and I've never looked back! Over 7 years later and almost a million page views clocked I've been amazed with the response my blog has received!

A Tooth Germ has documented my journey through the early stages of my career; moving down to London to complete foundation training, core training, associate dentistry, out of hours dentistry, community dentistry.... I've dipped my toe into pretty much every toothy field there is out there in the UK.

From this I realised my passion is to treat the most vulnerable people in our society; hence my choice of speciality. I also realised I needed to pursue my other passions of strong leadership cultures and innovation; therefore I completed a fellowship with the Office of the Chief Dental Officer and I am an NHS Clinical Entrepreneur working on solutions to help vulnerable people access dentistry.

I am involved in plenty of dental organisations (I like to keep busy!). I am a joint Study Club Director for Dentinal Tubules, Early Careers Ambassador the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Committee member for the BDA's Young Dentist Council and former Curation Crew for TEDxNHS.

I love to write, blog, scribble away my ideas and have had several publications in magazines and journals as well as being a freelance blog writer for Colgate and Colgate Professional.  

To see a copy of my CV click here.

Here's a sample of some of my recent features in the Dental Media.

Recently featured in The Times

Featured on Radio 4


My posts are based on my honest experience as a young dentist and whilst I welcome any feedback or comments please be accommodating when judging some of my clinical posts. My social media presence is all targeted towards dental education and learning. I aim to help others learn and encourage appraisals in others as well as my own work so please make constructive contributions and remember we are all on a journey of self-improvement!

You can find me on pretty much any form of social media and I welcome any questions or comments or even suggestions for any future posts!

*Personal Services*

To celebrate 5 years of blogging, I've launched my PERSONAL COACHING business to help others fulfil their potential as young dentists! Whether you need interview practice, help developing your CV or general career coaching I am here to help. To read more about what I can offer see here.

I am also offering my freelance blogging services if there is a article or blog you need or if you wish to feature a product or event on this blog. Please contact me for more details.

I also love public speaking, teaching and delivering presentations. If you want me to speak at at event please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Thanks for your time!

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