Sandy is an award-winning Dental Implantologist and General, Restorative and Cosmetic Dental Surgeon with two decades of experience in dental practice.
Sandy began her dental training at The University of Glasgow Dental School. She graduated with Honours and was top of her class, being awarded the ‘most distinguished student’ in her year in 2002. She intercalated her dental degree with a 2-year Bachelor of Science degree in Pathology, graduating this degree with first class honours in 1999.
Following her graduation from Glasgow Dental School, Sandy began her dental career as a Vocational Trainee (VT) in an NHS practice in Rochdale in 2002 and received the Vocational Training prize for the North West of England in 2003. She then took up a one year position as Senior House Officer (SHO) in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Wythenshawe Hospital, South Manchester NHS trust. During her time as an SHO Sandy studied and gained Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005.
Sandy moved on to study a three-year part-time Postgraduate Diploma (DPDS) in Dental Practice Studies including fixed and removable prosthodontics and oral surgery on the University of Bristol Postgraduate Dental Programme in 2010. After over a decade of restoring implants, she formally qualified as an Implantologist with a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England, she is currently only 1 of 3 women in the world to do so.
Sandy has a keen interest in empowering the next generation of dentists and spent four years from 2010 as an undergraduate clinical teaching fellow in Restorative Dentistry at Manchester Dental Hospital and School. In order to stay at the forefront of her profession, Sandy continuously focuses on her professional development and at present is studying for a Masters Degree in the field of research in Dental Implantology on the MSc course at University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid.
Sandy is a current member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Faculty of Dental Surgeons and Joint member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK). She is also a current member of The British Dental Association, The Association of Dental Implantology and the ITI International Team for Implantology.