I graduated from the Peninsula Technikon, South Africa in 1985. I worked at various laboratories and managed a laboratory for a private dentist before setting up my own laboratory from 1990-2002. My work involved prosthetics, orthodontics, gold inlays and crowns for dentists, and the dental clinic at the local provincial hospital.
Since moving to the UK in 2003 I have continued specialising in prosthetics and obtained the US certification as a registered Valplast technician. I have recently completed the Straumann implant overdenture course and the test piece they set. I am now certified as a Straumann platinum technician.