Martin’s greatest satisfaction comes from helping patients to see what it’s possible to achieve and working with them to ensure the best possible result – whether it be a relatively simple procedure or a highly complex multi layered rehabilitation.
Bristol University was where Martin obtained his first training in general dentistry, and also where he met his future partner Nik when they both qualified in 1995.
He developed a particular interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and, whilst working full time in general dentistry, he completed a year’s training in advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Martin was then accepted onto the Implant Dentistry Diploma course at the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons and was one of a select few from his cohort to be awarded this at the Advanced level. He was subsequently invited to become a tutor there, mentoring other dentists on implant surgery. Many dentists place implants, but few have trained to this level.
Martin has seen how cosmetic dentistry and implants can do wonders for people’s self confidence; quite literally putting the smile back on their face. His greatest satisfaction comes from helping patients to see what it’s possible to achieve and working with them to ensure the best possible result – whether it be a relatively simple procedure or a highly complex multi layered rehabilitation. He recognises that in order for patients to feel relaxed and empowered about their treatment choices, they need to be kept informed and involved at all stages.
A firm believer in the value of continued training and study, Martin attends postgraduate courses on a regular basis in order to ensure he stays abreast of all the latest technology and advances in dentistry. As well as being a member and tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons, he is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology, the International Team in Implantology, the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the British Dental Association.
As well as carrying out his own surgical work, Martin tutors and trains other dentists. He is currently a tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons teaches all aspects of implantology. In addition to this, he is a mentor for the Association of Dental Implantology, a study club director for the International Team in Implantology and teaches on the Implant Restoration Course.
Martin is also a key opinion leader for Dentsply Implants, assisting them in testing the viability and efficacy of their new products.
Martin’s high quality implant work has led to him being the proud winner of two categories at this year’s Aesthetic Dentistry Awards.