Originally from South Yorkshire, Melissa came to Liverpool to study dentistry in 1985 after visiting a friend already at the University and promptly fell in love with the City. She qualified and has lived and worked here ever since and calls Liverpool ‘home’. She has gone on to develop and grow a multi-award winning practice on Rodney Street which has gone from two members of staff to ten, eight of them women, under her leadership she has a multi award winning team.
She has national and international renown and gained a fellowship in the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists) and being one of the first Full Members of the BACD (British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry). She was also the first UK Master Affiliate in the Fastbraces® orthodontic system and is the world’s first Senior Master Affiliate, she is now the undisputed no.1 clinician in the world in this system. Melissa is included on the Royal Society of Medicine’s Wall of Honour at 1 Wimpole Street, London. This is in recognition of her services to Dentistry, Patient Care and Philanthropy. In 2011, she spent the whole summer providing free dental care in Pnom Penh for orphans who were HIV positive, she donates one pro bono Fastbraces® case per month saving the patient £3000, holds free treatment sessions for those staying at the YMCA, makes donations to KIND for every new patient seen as well as donations to Water Aid and Save The Children.