The idea was to merge the absolute latest technologies with some good old fashioned customer service. I wanted it to be about honesty, trust, openness, compassion and respect, as these things are important to me. And what of my past? Well I qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 1983 (BChD), where I immediately joined the NHS as an associate in both Hebden Bridge and Cleckheaton.
After three years, I was invited to become a partner in the Hebden Bridge practice. I also completed a two year post graduate orthodontic position at Leeds Dental Institute along with a series of one year programmes under the guidance of Dr Paul Tipton. These courses included Restorative, Advanced Restorative, Cosmetics, Implants and Clinical Skills and really helped shape my decision to subsequently convert my NHS practice into a private practice.
I’m a Full Member of the BACD – I achieved this because of my post grad training at Liverpool with Didier Dietschi, the guru of modern day composite. I’m also a member of the BDBS (British Dental Bleaching Society), a Fellow Member of the World Clinical Laser Institute, Cerec Mentor for Ivoclar and Key Opinion Leader for Kerr.
Because we’re all about people, I like my customers to know a bit about me. I’m married to Carole and together we have three children. Stephen is 29 and also a dentist, working here at Honesty; Andrew is 26 and works in dental recruitment, whilst our youngest, Lauren aged 22, is currently working in Dubai furthering her laser studies in a dermatology clinic. As for what I do in my spare time? Well at the tender age of 55, I confess I like nothing more than a good game of golf, a bit of snooker, or some photography. And, if time permits, heading off to the slopes for a bit of skiing with my family.
General Dental Council number: 58184