Meet Dr Grace Marks
Dr Grace Marks is a dentist at Together Dental Clapham.
Dr Marks grew up in Chester and when she was 16 did work experience which was the start of her journey to becoming a dentist. She says, “I always had an interest in a medical based career and I ended up spending two weeks in a dental practice for work experience- I loved it! More than my original choice of becoming a Doctor. It still had the science, but it is also a very hands on art. I did art at GCSE and always liked practical tasks like sewing and making things. I grew up on a farm, so I am used to hands-on practical based work.”
Dr Marks studied Pharmacology at Newcastle, and then dentistry at UCLAN, after her foundational training year she went straight into general practice.
She feels that she has great support in Together Dental and gets great help from clinicians within her own practice, including Millie (who has a double special interest). Grace says, “We have great specialists with every expertise you can think of. As well as general dentistry, I am furthering my interest in facial aesthetics and botulinum toxin. Having anatomical knowledge of the face is crucial to natural rejuvenation treatments. We understand the proportions and anatomy of the face, so I would really recommend that if people have non-surgical injections in their face, that they are performed by an experienced doctor/dentist/nurse. I love what I do, and I honestly wouldn’t want to do anything else.”
“I like the way that you treat an entire family. You see a young couple through different stages of their lives; getting married, pregnancy and then with young children. And through all these different stages they have varying dental needs. I have some patients where you see three generations of the family coming through and this for me is really important that I build relationships with my patients.”