Verena graduated from the University of Dundee in 2007 and obtained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 2012, Verena began her higher surgical training in oral surgery in Manchester and she completed this four-year clinical and academic training programme with a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST).
Alongside her specialist training she gained a masters in oral and maxillofacial surgery and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy from the University of Manchester. She obtained her specialist membership in oral surgery in 2015 from the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and registered as a specialist oral surgeon with the General Dental Council.
Verena has been awarded a Fellowship of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and served on the educational committee of the British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, is a Board Member of the Manchester Medical Society and she has also worked with the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme on clinical guidelines. In addition to this Verena is actively involved in dental research and presently she is studying towards a Research Doctoral Degree whilst working in private practice.