After St Paul’s, Andrew studied at King’s (1982-86) and the UCL Eastman Dental Institute (1989-90). He is now a leading restorative dentist and prosthodontist, clinical academic, charity trustee and strategic board adviser.
With a focus on excellence and innovation in clinical dentistry and dental education, Andrew has provided quality care for patients with complex oral health needs and contributed to the training of postgraduates and NHS trainees for over thirty years.
Andrew is in private practice in central London’s Harley Street. He has a special interest in caring for patients with worn teeth and is Co-Editor of the British Dental Journal’s textbook on Tooth Wear.
He is also Chair of Trustees at the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and Emeritus Professor at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and formerly Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at UCLH and Pro-Vice-Provost at UCL.
Through Andrew’s practice and university experience, he has developed a valuable portfolio of transferable skills enabling him to make a genuine impact by providing high-value consultancy and volunteering support across a wide range of non-executive and charitable roles.
For more information or to make contact, please visit www.andreweder.co.uk
What guidance would you give to your younger self on the day you left St Paul’s?
As you grow, act with integrity and honesty, always put your family first and strive to be the very best person you can be. St Paul’s will have given you the very best start, no one can then ask more of you.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Whilst there is no single piece of advice, I respect the wisdom of others. I have had four wonderful mentors throughout my career. However old, however experienced, you can always listen and learn.
Why did you choose your current career?
I always enjoyed making things with Lego and Airfix when young and became interested in dentistry whilst having orthodontics as a teenager.