GDC Number 85654
James is an award-winning dentist with practice limited to implant dentistry and oral surgery.
He gained his undergraduate BDS degree from the University of Sheffield, winning the prestigious national “Heraeus Kulzer” prize awarded by the British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry for work on the replacement of missing teeth.
James began his post-graduate training in implantology in 2008 at the University of Warwick where he completed a Masters degree, achieving both distinction and also the prize for highest clinical and academic marks. Further post-graduate studies have been undertaken at respected institutions such as Cardiff University, the Eastman Dental Institute, and the Malo Clinic in Lisbon. This extensive training has provided a solid background for advanced techniques such as autogenous bone grafting and sinus floor elevation, as well as graftless solutions such as the Nobel Biocare All-on-4 concept. James also uses modern computer-aided digital concepts to improve diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment outcomes.
In addition to focusing on implant dentistry, James has spent several years in hospital based Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and has been accepting referrals for oral surgery in Cheshire for almost 10 years. He has performed over 1000 procedures using intravenous sedation, and several thousand more with local anaesthetic.
James acts on the GDC (General Dental Council) list of experts and advisors for oral surgery and implant dentistry, using his extensive experience to give opinions and advice to the regulatory body that governs the dental profession. He is also a mentor for students undertaking the post-graduate Masters Degree programme at Edge Hill University.
“I enjoy implant dentistry so much because it is evolving all the time. New techniques and materials are constantly being introduced to give the best and most predictable results, although successful outcomes have always been based on biological principals which will never change.
Being able to provide a wide range of surgical and restorative implant treatments and combining this with a current knowledge of research gives the best chance of the optimal solution being found for both the patient and the clinician.
I enjoy presenting current research through public speaking, and am always keen to share knowledge and experience through teaching and mentorship to other dentists with an interest in implant surgery.”