After qualifying as a dentist at Guys Hospital Dental School in 1986, Mary took up a series of hospital appointments in Maxillo-facial surgery and Paediatric Dentistry until gaining her Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1990. After a short spell in general dentistry she returned to Guys for a three year Orthodontic Postgraduate Training Programme.
Mary was awarded the Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and an MSc in Orthodontics in 1993. Since qualification, she has divided her professional work between a part-time post as an Associate Specialist in Orthodontics at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead and practice, latterly in association with Total Orthodontics.
Mary has a keen interest in the treatment of complex orthodontic problems including adults requiring a combination of orthognathic surgery and orthodontic intervention. She enjoys teaching post-graduate students at the Queen Victoria Hospital and this post also allows her the opportunities to maintain contact with the latest developments in clinical and surgical procedures and techniques. Mary is registered as a Specialist Orthodontist with the General Dental Council and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and British Dental Association.