BDS Newcastle 2000
David has worked in general dental practice since 2000. He spent three years as an orthodontic clinical assistant at North Tees Hospital. He started working in a specialist orthodontic dental practice in 2018 and joined Cleveland Orthodontics in 2019. He provides NHS orthodontic treatment including both fixed and removable braces.
David’s orthodontic training, beyond the basics from undergraduate study, started with the Further Professional Training course he took in 2001. This included time at the Orthodontic Department at Hartlepool General Hospital amongst other disciplines including oral surgery, advanced restorative dentistry and sedation. Due to the limited orthodontic provision in general NHS dental practice, he gained most of his experience as a clinical assistant in orthodontics at North Tees General Hospital.
He currently works at three sites; one general practice and two specialist orthodontic practices. This mix gives him an insight into cross discipline primary and secondary care dentistry. He has recently become accredited to offer Invisalign, giving him an extra means of offering orthodontic treatment beyond the remit of NHS availability.
David has been responsible for staff training in general practice, including training and mentoring vocational trainee dentists and, more recently, foundation dentists.