Specialist Endodontist (Roots)
David is a Specialist Endodontist, and for over 25 years has been helping general dental practitioners solve their endodontic problems. In that time he has treated something over 20,000 teeth!
David qualified in 1971 with BDS from the Royal Dental Hospital of London and 1972 LDSRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Following qualification he worked in general practice in Manchester. At a lecture by an endodontist in 1976, David became interested in Endodontics and in order to advance his knowledge in this field he undertook a number of postgraduate courses in the United States at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry, under the leadership of Dr. Herbert Schilder. In 1981 David commenced part-time postgraduate research in Endodontics, which led to him being awarded an MSc in 1984 on the strength of a thesis entitled “An Investigation into the relative merits of some Endodontic Filling Systems”. In 1986 he was invited to undertake further research work, culminating in him being awarded a PhD by the University of Manchester in 1991 on the basis of his thesis entitled “Development and Evaluation of Endodontic Filling and Pulp Capping Materials”. This led to the development of new materials in both areas of root filling and pulp capping and worldwide patents for such materials.
In 1981 David opened a practice ‘Limited to Endodontics’ part-time, which has now grown into the full time practice. For a number of years he taught postgraduate Endodontics and undergraduate studies as a Lecturer at Manchester Dental Hospital and he currently holds the position of Honorary Research Associate at Manchester University. David was admitted to the endodontic specialist register as soon as the register was inaugurated in 1998. He has written widely on endodontic subjects and in 1994 he was a Visiting Fellow to the Singapore Ministry of Health. David has also lectured extensively in the U.K. and U.S.A.
David has served as the President of the British Endodontic Society and Chairman and/or executive member of a number of local dental and endodontic associations. He has also since 1979 been a member and regular attender at meetings of the American Association of Endodontists.
David has also been producing medico-legal reports for many years, and have to date produced over 500 reports for solicitors, both claimant and defendant. In 2005 he was awarded a Certificate of Expert Witness Accreditation by Cardiff University and in 2008 he was accepted as a member of the Expert Witness Institute.