Dentist – BChD, MFDS RCS, DipImpDent RCS
Matthew studied dentistry at the University of Leeds and qualified in 2000. During the last 11 years, Matthew has been involved in the placement and restoration of dental implants. Matthew has a special interest in oral surgery and has been a tutor in oral surgery at Leeds and Manchester Universities for over 6 years.
Following his vocational training year in Bradford, Matthew spent 3 years working as a senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at York District Hospital. It was during this time that Matthew sat and passed the postgraduate examinations to attain Membership in the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MFDS RCS). This post refined Matthew’s skills in third molar surgery, apical surgery and soft tissue surgery.
During the last 11 years, Matthew has been involved in the placement and restoration of dental implants. In 2010, Matthew successfully obtained his Diploma in Implant Dentistry awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (DipImpDent RCS). This qualification is widely considered the gold standard in dental implant training in the UK. He is experienced in all bone grafting and sinus grafting techniques which enable patients who ordinarily would not be suitable candidates, to be successfully treated. Matthew is skilled in both the surgical and restorative aspects of dental implantology.
Matthew embraces lifelong learning, evidence based dentistry and believes in using only the finest dental implants and laboratories. To this end, Matthew uses predominantly Straumann Dental Implants and Beever Dental Laboratory based in West Yorkshire. In addition, Matthew’s work is restoratively driven often involving Cone Beam CT scans for a more in-depth pre-operative assessment along with guided surgery planning and placement where appropriate. An active member of the Association of Dental Implantology and the ITI, Matthew continually attends courses to keep up-to-date with current trends in the field of Dental Implantology.
Matthew has a special interest in oral surgery and has been a tutor in oral surgery at Leeds and Manchester Universities for over 6 years. This has enabled Matthew to pass on his knowledge in oral surgery to undergraduate students, as well as, to keep abreast with current techniques.
When Matthew is not practising dentistry, he enjoys leading an active life with his wife, Lecia an Orthodontist, and their two children. In 2009, Matthew successfully completed a solo swim across the English Channel in 13 hours and 20 minutes raising over £3000 for Christies Hospital.