Clare Howe has worked with her husband and a small team in their private dental practice in the Cotswolds since 1998. Clare studied Geography at the University of Birmingham and worked in insurance and sales before taking on the role of practice manager. She completed an ILM Level 5 diploma in dental practice management in 2008 and her Diploma in Dental Nursing in 2012, since qualifying she works in both roles. She has previously been a community Governor at Bredon Hill Middle School (2004-2012). Her roles included Vice Chair, Safeguarding Governor and Chair of the Pay Review Committee. She has been a panel member for the General Dental Council fitness to practice panel since 2013.