Laura Kerr | BDS Wales 2005, Dip Con Sed Ncl 2008
Laura was educated at Dalbeattie High School and left for university in 1999, graduating from Cardiff University in 2005 with a Merit for clinical and academic achievement and the BDA Dentsply Student of the Year Award. During her studies she undertook a research project with Prof. Shepherd into Facial Trauma Sustained from Bar Glass Trauma -winning national prizes for their work and presenting their findings the at Savoy Hotel in London. She was also an Erasmus student at the University of Helsinki in 2004, receiving the Magdalene Morgan Scholarship. In 2008 Laura graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Post Graduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation and utilised these skills whilst working as a Senior Dental Officer in Special Care Dentistry at Dumfries Dental Centre.
In 2010 Laura became the Principal Dentist of the newly established Birch Valley Dental Clinic and by 2011 she was a Vocational Trainer for NES (NHS Education for Scotland) for recently qualified dentists, which she now does jointly with her associate Peter McCormick. Together they have supported 8 dentists in their initial training year. In addition to this role Laura is also the Dental Practice Advisor for NHS Dumfries and Galloway and sits on various professional groups and committees.
Laura is absolutely passionate about dentistry and patient centred care and always strives to give patients a pain free experience in a relaxed manner. She has a particular interest in working with anxious and phobic dental patients and has a strong proven track record of helping patients to overcome their fear of the dentist. Music plays a big part in Laura's life and encourages patients to listen to music of their choice during treatment. Laura undertakes all aspects of clinical dentistry -including cosmetic procedures such as tooth whitening and smile makeovers.
Outwith work Laura enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and young family in this beautiful part of Galloway -whether it be walking, cycling or just playing on the beach. To relax she enjoys singing, playing the piano and cooking, but not all at the same time!!
GDC No: 85252