AN OUTSTANDING Hereford dentist has won an ‘industry Oscar’ after pursuing her dream to bring something positive to the lives of others.
Dr Chloe Harrington-Taylor was recognised for her outstanding talent at the 2022 Private Dentistry Awards.
This prestigious award ceremony is regarded as the Oscars for Dentistry.
The 33-year-old is a cosmetic dentist with a special interest in orthodontics and implant prosthodontics.
Dr Harrington practices at Lodge Dental in Abergavenny, Hereford Dental Implant Clinic, and Pittville Lawn Dental practice in Cheltenham.
Her initial drive to pursue dentistry as a career was from a desire to do something artistic that in turn would allow her to make a positive impact on people’s lives.
Dr Harrington graduated from the University of Bristol in 2013, where she received a distinction in restorative dentistry and was awarded the prestigious British Society for Restorative Dentistry Prize.
In 2014, Chloe was awarded membership to the Joint Dental Faculties of Royal College Surgeons after successfully completing the MJDF examination.
Chloe’s commitment to postgraduate education has been extensive, and she went on to gain more formal qualifications in dentistry.
She is the clinical director for two dental study clubs where she runs courses for other dental professionals.
Outside work, she enjoys spending time paddle boarding with her husband Luke and her three sausage dogs Rudi, Arthur, and Freddy.
Winning against the calibre of professionals that were shortlisted is an achievement, said Dr Harrington.
“Not many people are fortunate enough to say that they love their job. For many works is a chore,” she said.
“I have dedicated my life to dentistry. To study, self-development, and professional growth. That is because I am very lucky to love what I do.
“Dentistry allows me to fulfil my academic drive but also my creativity and artistic passion.
“I am grateful to my family and my colleagues, to everyone who has believed in me, supported me, guided me, selflessly spent time with me teaching and encouraging me.
“Dentistry can be a very busy and often solitary profession. I feel incredibly lucky to have been offered all the guidance and advice that I have to date.”