Robin Barber qualified in 1993 as a dentist from Leeds University. He owned his own practice in the North-East of England for fifteen years and was involved in vocational training for many of those years. During this time he completed the Diploma in General Dental Practice with the Royal College of Surgeons. More recently he has moved to West Yorkshire and now works as an associate dentist in general practice and as a lead dentist at a local urgent dental care centre. In 2019 he became a Specialist Dental Advisor for the Care Quality Commission.