Following completion of her undergraduate training in Leeds in 1990, Yvonne worked in NHS general dental practice for 18 years. During this time, she obtained the LLM in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice in 2000 and completed the DPDS in 2004. She was also a member of Leeds LDC for 8 years.
As well as working in general dental practice, Yvonne developed an interest in orthodontics and worked as a clinical assistant in both hospital and orthodontic practice for over 14 years.
In 2008 she started working for Dental Protection as a Dentolegal Adviser and moved to her role as Head of Underwriting Policy in 2017. Part of this role involves reviewing and identifying risks and trends in cases Dental Protection deal with. She continues to retain a specific interest in risks arising from orthodontic practice.