Dr. Andrea Ubhi BChD
Dr. Andrea Ubhi BChD
Andrea is multi-award-winning, a small business entrepreneur, director of three companies, author, co-founder of an organisation inspiring women, deeply involved in supporting survivors of trafficking in Nepal, and a motivational speaker.
Andrea grew up in the Lake District and was the first in her whole extended family to take A levels, going on to do dentistry at Leeds, graduating in 1991.
In the late 1990s, Andrea was blown away by the cosmetic dentistry that was being done in America. It was not like any dentistry that she had seen before. So she went over to learn the skills at an eminent practice in Maddison Avenue, New York. She brought these techniques back to the UK and became one of the pioneering cosmetic dentists in the country.
After working in inner-city Leeds for a few years, she opened her first cold-squat NHS practice in York in 1996 while she was on maternity leave with her first child. "What can I say? It was a great time to do it!" This practice grew over the years to become one of the largest NHS practices in York. She sold it in 2014 as a 9 surgery practice.
Realising that it was difficult to provide world-class cosmetic dentistry from the same premises as a large NHS practice, she opened her private boutique practice, Andrea Ubhi Dentistry, in the center of historic York, in a beautiful building near the Minster in 2002 during her third maternity leave! In 2015, she moved this private practice into the present newly refurbished premises. This Grade 2 listed building enabled the practice to double in capacity, and takes referrals from over 50% of the region's general dentists, and is a national centre for dental implants and cosmetic dentistry.
Andrea also has two property companies.
Director of Andrea Ubhi Dentistry
Andrea is Director of Andrea Ubhi Dentistry, the private referral practice in the heart to York. Our practice takes referrals and patients from across the UK and Europe,with over 50% of the region's general dentists referring their patients for complex treatments. We are a leading centre for dental implants, being one of the largest providers of world-class Straumann implants in the UK, and we are the leading provider of Boutique Whitening in the UK.
Dentist of the Year 2005 and North 2013
In 2005, Andrea won Dentist of the Year at the Dental Awards. She was the youngest and first female to win this national award. The judges praised her entrepreneurial spirit and her deep commitment to quality of care for her dental patients delivering outstanding clinical cosmetic results.
In 2013, she was named Dentist of the Year North.
Best Employer 2016
In 2016, Andrea was named Best Employer at the Private Dentistry Awards.
"I don't employ STAFF. I employ a TEAM. We work together, we each have a voice, and the whole team wants to hear each voice and opinion. We have respect for one another, and we work TOGETHER. The best place I can be as a leader is VULNERABLE. With openness and humility, I can engage the whole team to work for the same purpose. If every member of my team thrives, then my patients thrive, and I thrive."
Author of "The Essential Guide to Dental Implants - Learn Insider Secrets and Avoid Costly Mistakes!"
In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Andrea Ubhi reveals how missing teeth are having a devastating effect on the majority of the population."
I have enormous experience of talking with patients whose lives have been devasted through tooth loss, and I have watched their journeys of healing their lives and confidence with dental implants," says Andrea. "I had to write this book so people would understand."
Written with one of the leading implant surgeons in the UK, Dr. Adam Glassford. Available from Amazon.
“This book has totally changed my thinking. I thought it wasn’t relevant to me. It is relevant to everyone. This book holds energy and passion.”
Co-Founder of Inspiring Women in Dentistry
When Andrea bumped into Dr. Martina Hodgson by chance at a Wetherby coffee shop, they could have talked for hours about life as leaders, women and dentistry. They wanted others to join in the fun, learn and be inspired to be the best versions of themselves, and so Inspiring Women in Dentistry was born in 2018. This year, the third annual conference was held, with a series of TED-style talks from leading women in and out of dentistry, including Olympic gold medalist, Sally Gunnell OBE.
Chair of Asha Nepal - Supporting Survivors of Trafficking and Severe Violence
Andrea has been working with Asha Nepal since 2013, and became Chair in 2015.
"If I am going to give money to a charity, then I for sure want to know exactly where my hard-earned money is going and I want it to be put to the best use possible. I found Asha Nepal, they are kind, frugal and their work is extraordinary. And it is my privilege to have been invited to work with them."
Asha Nepal supports girls with safe housing and education, working with their families towards safe reintegration into their communities. Photo: Andrea with Smriti Khadka, Country Director
Andrea says: "Am I lucky? You bet I am. I was born in a country with a superb economy with a strong social welfare system, into a good family. In another life, I could be one of those young girls in Nepal who are born into poverty in the slums of Kathmandu, perhaps with an alcoholic mother and an absent father with zero social welfare, in extreme poverty, with no access to education and no way out. I could have the threat of gang rape every single day like some of these girls have. I could have run away, only to find myself tricked and trafficked into the brothels of Calcutta for life. Am I lucky? Yes. If it was the other way round, I would hope that someone would help me out - big time."
Andrea has a passion for delivering inspirational messages to audiences, so that we can all be our very best, work to our best, and be the best teams that we possibly can be. She wants you to THRIVE.
Andrea is witty, poignant and thought-provoking, a modern voice in our times, and speaks internationally.
Andrea speaks about the following subjects:
Stretch for Amazing
Dare to Be a Leader
Leadership With Soul
The Heart of Business
Women, Working & Leading
Work-Life Balance, the Art of Having It All
Engaging Client Loyalty
The Art of Vulnerability
Time To Get Moving
The Virtues of the Ideal Team Player
The Three Must-Have Obsessions of Leader
The Enlightened Manager
To discuss booking Andrea for speaking engagements, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Stretch for Amazing”
Hear Andrea speak at the Inspiring Women in Dentistry Conference, March 2020.
Andrea will illuminate common misconceptions and untruths that hold us back, as women, from thinking with the Mindset of Equality. She will show you how to step out of this mindset. She will show you how to dream bigger, more amazing dreams. You will go away with a step by step guide of how to stretch and reach Your Amazing. This talk will change your thinking. However, be prepared, it could change your life.
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Andrea has been named as one of the Top 50 Influencers in Dentistry, as voted by colleagues in the profession.