Emma Laing discusses the difficulties of juggling family life with lockdown and what the future of dentistry will look like.
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Emma Laing qualified as a dentist in 2002 from the University of Bristol, UK. She won the prestigious Gold Medal for the best graduating student, together with distinctions and university prizes.
Following a year in dental practice, Emma spent two years in oral and maxillofacial surgery hospital posts in London. She worked at the University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, including the Eastman Dental Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, and Guy’s and Kings’ Hospitals NHS Trusts. Emma says ‘on reflection these early years were the best career foundation that one could ask for. They gave me huge professional experience in practice and hospital. This was the basis of me going on to train as a specialist.’
During this time, just two years after qualifying as a dentist, Emma gained her fellowship in dental surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004.
To train as an orthodontic specialist, Emma was accepted for postgraduate training in orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London. She gained a masters in science degree with distinction of the University of London in 2007. And she qualified as an orthodontic specialist in 2008, by gaining the membership in orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Subsequently Emma has been continually working, based in a specialist practice in London and the south east. Now she bases herself just in Harley Street. Over the 10 years since becoming a specialist she has treated thousands of adults and children. Her years of training have therefore merged into years of professional experience.