B.D.S London 1984, LDS RCS Eng 1985
GDC No. 59763
Originally from Wimbledon, David has now lived in Battersea for over 30 years with his wife Caroline.
Training at Kings College in Camberwell David qualified in 1984. He spent a year working in the oral surgery unit and restorative departments at Kings before going into general practice in Clapham.
In 1999 he set up the 108 Dental Surgery in St Johns Hill and still loves working there. In 2016 James took over the reins of the practice.
“I have worked with James since 2002 and it seemed so natural that he should take over the practice. We have the same Dental philosophy and are great friends so the ethos of 108 will stay the same.”
In 1994 David spent two years attending an advanced dental restorative course run by Mike Wise and in 2005 completed a year’s implant course at the world-renowned Eastman Dental Institute in Gray’s Inn Road.
He strongly believes in minimally invasive dentistry and the preservation of natural tooth substance. This with maintaining gum health really seems to help dental stability. That can only be a good thing!
“ I really enjoy being part of the local community and knowing my patients well. A large number of my present patients have been coming to see me for over thirty years and to see the children of the children I used to treat is a great experience.
We live in a society of increasing marketing and consumerism and I delight in the fact that we at 108 have created a dental surgery that is a refuge from the pressurised world of selling.
Visiting a dentist, particularly for the first time, can be rather daunting.
I feel that by creating an informal, trusting environment where clinical decisions are discussed and treatment plans created to suit each individual patient’s needs, we can make the whole experience a positive and life enhancing one.
Trust has to be the cornerstone of our profession and I hope that all our patients agree with that. “
David has embraced his mid-life with a fine selection of obsessions. After learning French at the Institut Francais after 15 years, he is found regularly playing tennis in Battersea Park or trying to emulate Mark Cavendish on his road bike around the South of England or in France.
Guitar lessons have replaced the French classes but it is coming on slowly and at the moment is kept behind closed doors.