Claudia qualified from UMDS (Guy’s). Following that she carried out General Professional training (VT and honorary clinical assistantship posts in hospital oral surgery, restorative and orthodontic departments). She then undertook a series of hospital, community and general practice posts around the country achieving a broad-based experience in dentistry, surgery, sedation (SAAD-trained) and general anaesthesia.
She has attained the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons (MFDS) from the Royal College of surgeons of England, as well as Master of Science (MSc), Master of Clinical dentistry (MClin Dent) in Periodontology at Kings College London and Membership in Restorative dentistry (MRD) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh with merit. Her MSc project was based on the association between periodontal disease and cardiovascular health-an investigation of circulating CRP in the peripheral blood of untreated periodontitis patients. This has led to her great interest in the association between oral and periodontal health.
During her time at Guy’s she achieved Stage 1 in learning and teaching in higher education.
As well as carrying out non-surgical and surgical periodontal treatment, she also places implants, uses diode laser and Waterlase and cone beam CT scanning as part of her periodontal management where appropriate.
Claudia was interviewed by Private Dentistry magazine two years ago. She has also recently contributed to a general health book for patients regarding oral health to be published in the UK and US and written various articles over the years. As a member of the African and Caribbean Dental Association (ACDA), she was part of the team that went to 10 Downing Street and discussed the importance of improving patient access to dentistry and the association between periodontal health and general health. Global health is paramount. She has also appeared in a television advert promoting vitamin supplement sprays that was aired in the US.
Claudia loves to travel and is an advocate for the less fortunate/vulnerable. She has a keen interest in voluntary work especially involving the homeless (soup kitchens/ medical van in London) and the elderly. She has undertaken dental voluntary work/health education in rural Uganda and Kenya, Crisis at Christmas and participated in race for life on a few occasions. She is currently organising a dental voluntary trip to Jamaica next year.