62733 Qualifications BChD DGDP RCS (Eng)
Chris qualified in 1987 with a degree from the University of Leeds and began working in Leicester soon after qualification. He was one of the first in the country to be awarded the Diploma in General Dental Practice by examination from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994 and later, one of the first to be awarded the Diploma in Implantology from the same college.
Alongside general practice, Chris worked in the department of Oral Surgery at Leicester Royal Infirmary and for fourteen years in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Glenfield Hospital developing restorative skills in the management of advanced cases and in the implant rehabilitation of cancer and trauma patients. Committed to post-graduate education and training, he has undergone restorative and implant training in the UK, Italy, Monaco, Greece, Germany and the USA. He was the first Leicestershire dentist to embark on the highly-regarded and prestigious Diploma in Implant Dentistry programme and was awarded the diploma in 2007 with the advanced certificate in bone-grafting.
As a trainer of over ten years, Chris runs Dental Foundation Training and nurtures the development of new graduates within the practice. He is also actively involved at regional level in Foundation Training and liaises postgraduate training with the University of Sheffield where he teaches undergraduate dental students as Honorary Clinical Tutor in restorative dentistry. He is increasingly involved in the teaching of implantology and in addition to hands-on teaching of clinical techniques, has recently become more involved in teaching on the Sheffield University Implant Certificate/Diploma/Masters qualification.
He has a post-graduate qualification in Medical Education from the University of Nottingham, and is a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the British Academy of Aesthetics Dentistry and the Association of Dental Implantology. As an examiner, he examines at undergraduate level, post-graduate level on the Masters course in Implantology at Sheffield University and for the Royal College of Surgeons of England for the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF). He has several years experience as an expert witness in relation to both clinical negligence and conduct issues.
Within the practice, his particular interests are in graduate training, aesthetic and restorative dentistry, surgery and facial rejuvenation. He has been placing implants for over ten years, restoring for longer and provides an implant service within the practice for both practice patients and patients on referral.