This month we welcome Dr Josie Leach to our team. A caring and empathetic dentist – patients of all ages will feel at ease with Josie. She always ensures that her patients receive the highest possible standard of care.
Josie qualified from the University of Leeds with a Bachelor’s degree in 2014. She completed her Vocational Training at a practice in Nottingham and was asked to stay on as an Associate. After this, she moved with her doctor husband ‘down under’ to Australia for two and a half years. There, she worked in practices in Mackay and then on the Sunshine Coast. On returning to the UK, she then worked in an independent practice in London.
Well travelled, Josie is now happily settled with husband and her beloved pooch, Murph, in Bristol. As big ‘foodies’ as well as ‘fitties’, they’re enjoying the culinary offerings in Clifton and about to embark on a kettlebell boot camp!
Here, we find out more about Josie and what patients can expect when they see her at CK Dental practice in Clifton.
What do you most love about being a dentist?
“I love seeing children in the clinic! I try to make it a fun and educational experience for them, and just want them to look forward to coming in more than anything else!
“I’ve also enrolled on Paul Tipton’s Post-Graduate certificate in Aesthetic Dentistry which starts next March.” The course covers topics such as ‘Designing a Beautiful Smile’, ‘Integrating Smile Design with Soft Tissue Treatments’ and ‘Using Digital Tools to Design the Perfect Smile’ – so plenty for our patients to benefit from!
What are the most common dental issues that you see?
“Recently, it’s more cosmetic issues due to the fact that most people have been (at least for part of it) working at home, on Zoom calls and on FaceTime. Either this, or patients who are nervous about visiting the dentist, and have been putting it off until they reach their pain limit.”
“There’s nothing I love more than seeing the change in those patients. They’ve been able to come to see me – and smile, feeling happy and comfortable to come in!”
So, why CK Dental?
“Having worked with Cornelius for the past few years, I’ve been able to watch how he works. I really agree with his ethos and patient care,” says Josie.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the rest of the team at CK Dental. I take huge pride in my work and set high standards for myself when I treat patients. Anxious patients will soon feel relaxed and calm in my company.”
You can find out more about Josie, as well as the rest of the CK Dental team on our Team page.