After qualifying from King’s College Hospital, London in 1991 Michaela took up a part time staff hygienist post before working in a variety of different practices in London, from NHS and independent through to private, before returning to her home city of Belfast in 1997.
In Belfast Michaela took up a part time tutors post at the School of Dental Hygiene at Queen’s University Belfast which she undertook whilst also fulfilling a part time clinical role in practice, and providing consultancy services to a dental company.
Michaela has lectured throughout the UK and internationally on topics of interest to the practising dental hygienist and therapist. More recently she has held a research dental hygienist role and currently works in a specialist restorative practice.
Joining the Association in 1997 when she returned to NI, Michaela has been involved with BSDHT ever since, and in 2009 took up her second term as the Northern Ireland Representative on Council. She is an Honorary Member of the Irish Dental Hygienists Association and an elected member of the BSDHT Executive.
As a member of the Executive, Michaela was responsible for creating and establishing the BSDHT Educational Accreditation Scheme with the aim of ensuring a consistency of quality and standard for CPD educational material used by members in the future.
She has also been an active participant in the Society’s bid for direct access. Her term of office as President began at the AGM on 21 November 2014.
Term of office: two years.
Training & CPD