Vice Chair at Orthodontic Technicians AssociationAndrea Johnson is the orthodontic and maxillofacial laboratory manager at Montegu hospital, she is a council member for the Orthodontic Technicians Association (OTA), currently serving as their Vice Chair & Secretary. She is a council member of the Dental Technologists association (DTA) and until recently A Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) ambassador, she has in the past year been on a mission to Uganda with the charity Dentaid and is setting up a separate charity to help establish a fully supported dental laboratory with training opportunities for Ugandan technicians in the country. Andrea has worked in dental technology for over twelve years. The winner of several awards Andrea has a first class BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology and is calibrated on the (PAR) Occlusal Index. She is a keen advocate of lifelong learning and has written many CPD papers and lectured on a variety of subjects both nationally and internationally including appliance construction techniques, dental materials, regulations, infection control etc.