Melissa studied dentistry at Bristol University qualifying in 1990. She spent three years in specialist hospital posts gaining further postgraduate experience in Maxillofacial Surgery, Child Dental Health, Oral Medicine and Restorative Dentistry. She has also worked as a general dental practitioner. In 1993 she was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Melissa completed her three year orthodontic training at the Eastman Dental Hospital and was awarded her MSc degree in Orthodontics in 1996 and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997. She followed with further pre-consultant training in all aspects of orthodontic care at Guy's and Orpington Hospitals gaining the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Orthodontics in 2000. Her name is on the register of specialist orthodontists at the General Dental Council.
Melissa has been an associate with Total Orthodontics since 2002 and works at our Uckfield practice. She is a member of the British and European Orthodontic Societies and teaches to postgraduate orthodontic trainees