Andrew qualified in Dentistry from the University of Birmingham in 1983. Following a year in hospital as a house officer he undertook his vocational training year in a dental practice in Birmingham following which, he stayed on as, first an associate and then as a partner until he sold the practice in 2003. During his time in practice he became an experienced Dental Foundation Trainer. He was appointed part-time clinical lecturer at the School of Dentistry in 1997 and the Postgraduate Dental Tutor for Birmingham in 2004.
In 2006 he was appointed a DFT advisor for the West Midlands and then the Associate Dental Dean for Foundation Training in 2011.
He still enjoys general practice and since 2005 works part time in a dental practice in Solihull.