An insight into our Core Dental team member: Dr Ryan Sherry

by Core Dental Group
Dr Ryan Sherry

Core Dental are proud of the passionate professionals who take care of your teeth. Highly qualified and committed to your comfort, our team are a varied and fascinating bunch.

Here you will get an insight into the people who keep your smile looking fresh and perfect.

An insight into Ryan Sherry – General Dentist at Core Dental Caroline Springs

What is your role with Core Dental? 

I am working as a General Dentist at Caroline Springs.

What made you want to become a dentist?  

I come from a family of creatives and tradesmen. When choosing a career I liked how dentistry combined working with my hands, creativity and working with the public. As my career has developed I have gained the most satisfaction from working with patients towards their goals and am delighted that I am in a position to help them.

What training did you do to get to this point in your career? 

I attended Glasgow University Dental Hospital and School. I carried out a Vocational Trainee year in Easterhouse, a Glasgow suburb. I then caried out a Senior House Officer year for Greater Glasgow and Clyde; working in adult and child special needs departments, carrying out sedation (IV and inhalational), working with patients under general anaesthetic, 6 months as the Endodontic SHO in a consultant lead referral clinic. Following that I worked as in private practice as an associate; CPD in direct and indirect restoration with focus on aesthetics, experience in implant dentistry, conducted my own endodontic referral clinic for the 20+ sister practices in our company. I passed my entrance exam to the Royal College of Pysicians and Surgeons.

What is your favourite part of being a dentist?

I love working with patients towards their goals, I love working with my hands, I love being part of the wider dental team. I most enjoy Endodontics but have worked hard to give myself a broad and detailed base in Primary Care Dentistry, as such I did not allow myself to dislike anything. I felt that I wanted to make myself useful to as many patients’ needs as possible, I noticed that I did not like what I wasn’t good at. I saw this as an opportunity to learn rather than something to avoid, I realised that as I gained more skill in these areas a natural sense of liking would develop.

What does your ideal day off entail?  

Spending time with my family and friends. I like to get outside in the fresh air to stretch my legs.

What is your top tip for teeth that you’ve learned during your time in dentistry?

Brush and floss; if you look after them they will look after you! Any disasters and I am happy to help.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? 

I have been lucky to do a lot of travelling in my life, I absolutely love it. Next on my list is a trip to South America.

If you could learn a new skill for fun, or take up a new hobby, what would it be? 

Every year I try to take up a new hobby or learn some new skill. Last year I learned to ride a motorbike so that I could do a tour from North to South Vietnam on my way to Australia. This year I am taking up tennis, I have always wanted to play but had to make do with squash and badminton back home due to the weather.

You can find Ryan Sherry at Core Dental Caroline Springs.