Monica joined the practice in 2008. She qualified as a dental surgeon in 1997 from the United Medical & Dental School of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and subsequently worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, whilst at the same time passing the Membership in Dental Surgery examinations at the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow). She worked in general dental practice on the south coast before practicing abroad for three years as a Civilian Dental Surgeon for the British Army in Germany.

Monica returned to the UK to specialise in Periodontology. She completed a 4-year specialist training programme at Guy’s Dental Hospital (King’s College London). She holds a Master of Science and Master in Clinical Dentistry with Merit in Periodontology and gained entry to the Specialist List of Periodontology after becoming a Member in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).

As well as working as a specialist periodontist, Monica teaches undergraduate dental students at King’s College London and enjoys lecturing on her specialist subject to General Dental Practitioners. She has conducted research into possible links between systemic conditions and Periodontitis and has published and co-authored papers in leading dental journals.

Monica is also a council member on the board of the British Society of Periodontology and currently sits as their Commercial Liaison Officer.