Sue Young qualified from the United Medical and Dental Schools (Guy’s Hospital) in 1984. During her early career she worked in the hospital service at Kingston, Charing Cross, Peterborough and Southampton Hospitals concentrating on Oral Surgery, before spending time abroad in North Borneo as a voluntary dental officer.
Sue joined Simon Chaplin’s practice in Putney in 1990. She took over ownership of this practice and was a popular and well respected dentist in Putney. In 2008 she sold the practice to spend more time with her family but continued to work part time: initially establishing an in-house dental surgery at Deloitte for Barbican Dental Care, then, more recently working with a university friend at a private dental practice in Surrey.
Being strongly committed to postgraduate education Sue gained the MFGDP(UK) qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2000.
Her warm and caring nature is especially appreciated by those who are anxious about visiting the dentist. She is experienced in all types of general dentistry, enjoys working with young and old alike and her ethos is to use minimally invasive techniques using adhesive bonding to preserve as much tissue as possible whilst still creating a nice smile
Sue is a registered with the General Dental Council and is a member of the British Dental Association and the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners at the Royal College of Surgeons.
What is Adhesive bonding in Dentistry?
Adhesive bonding is used to secure all composite tooth coloured fillings in the mouth. It can also be used cosmetically to help overcome aesthetic problems of gaps between teeth, worn teeth, fractured teeth and teeth being the wrong shape for their position.
Adhesive bonding involves using a tooth coloured resin containing material called composite that is bonded to the teeth to change their shape and to mask the irregularities in the tooth. Bonding can significantly improve the appearance and the function of teeth with minimal intervention, usually with virtually no drilling. Whereas porcelain veneering and crowning of teeth involves drilling away significantly more remaining sound tooth tissue.
The bonding process involves etching the teeth and then specialised adhesives are used to bond composite directly to the teeth. The composite material is then sculpted to the desired shape, cured with a special blue light and lastly finely polished. It can be used on one or all the anterior teeth to create a nice smile.
Sue will be able to advise you if adhesive bonding is suitable in your mouth.
To make an appointment with Sue please call Century Dental Clinic on 020 8788 9999. Appointment with her cannot be booked online at present.