“Kerri’s professionalism and sense of humour make her a key part of the team. The ever-reliable Kerri is always available when needed to go beyond the call of duty. To my knowledge, she has not missed a night out in 5 years!” ~ Dr Andrew Mcgregor, Owner Park Orthodontics.
After leaving school, Kerri started her dental career as a trainee dental nurse at the Glasgow Dental Hospital.
She enjoyed going to the dentist as a child and found what went on at a dental practice intriguing and exciting.
When she left school, Kerri thought that an apprenticeship with a mix of theory and hands-on training appealed to her most; when she discovered that this was available in dentistry, she knew she had found her ideal career.
Kerri worked in several dental departments while at the hospital, giving her a broad and solid foundation for her dental knowledge and career.
During her time at Glasgow Dental Hospital, Kerri worked alongside various consultants, students, and fellow trainees and gained valuable experience in restorative dentistry (including implants) and oral surgery.
She gained her Glasgow Dental Hospital Proficiency Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2008 and the NEBDN Orthodontic nursing certificate in 2011.
Naturally hard-working with a drive and passion for learning, Kerri decided that with a better understanding of orthodontics since gaining her orthodontic nursing qualification, working towards a qualification in orthodontic therapy was her next for her.
She studied at the Edinburgh Dental Institute and gained the RCSED Diploma in orthodontic therapy in 2016.
Kerri loves being an orthodontic therapist and says it is gratifying; she loves that the role is hands-on and passionate about helping people feel better about themselves.
Being a part of giving people new-found confidence and a new smile makes her feel that her work is worthwhile.
She hopes to expand her knowledge further by attending Invisalign courses in future and would also like to learn more about dental radiography.
Kerri is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and says this helps her
keep up to date with the latest publications. She routinely attends the British Orthodontic Society annual course.
Kerri enjoys keeping fit in her spare time by going to the gym.
She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family and tries her best to have a holiday booked at any given time so that she always has something to look forward to.
She started a small balloon artistry business during the lockdown, which she has managed to maintain, keeping her very busy!