Mark moved to Cornwall with his wife Stella in January 2008, so that they could raise their young family in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. He cycled from lands end to john O’groats in 2009 for MNDA and has not been on a bike since, you are more likely to find him on a golf course or spending time with his family.
Mark has always said that Dentistry is his hobby, he loves his job! He is passionate about dentistry, and hopes that this shows in his work. He is continually pushing himself to advance his skills and keep up with the latest technologies, as you can read below.
Mark believes that trust is the cornerstone to building relationship with his clients and uses digital imagery to help build this trust quickly. He also takes pride in creating a relaxed environment for your care, which is evident in both his practices in Wadebridge and Truro.
Mark graduated from Bristol University in 2000. In 2005 he became one of the first practitioners in the UK of Clearstep the invisible brace and continues to provide clear aligner braces. In 2006 he completed a three-year diploma in postgraduate dental studies, which had special interests in oral surgery, sedation and prosthetics.
2008 he became a full member of the BACD, the British Association of Cosmetic Dentists. This means Mark has to maintain the highest standard of cosmetic dentistry skills to maintain his membership. Also in 2008, he finished the General Implant Forum and Training (GIFT) implant course run by Warwick University.
He is also a member of ITI International Team for Implantology, which sets the protocols for Implant dentistry worldwide. He uses several implant systems and has done many advanced courses in Implantology. This has enabled him to provide complex procedures such as ‘Teeth in a day’, bone grafting; sinus lifts and gum grafting other clinics cannot offer.
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In 2009 he began his studies into occlusion (the way we bite) with the Dawson clinic from the United States. Mark continued advancing his skills in occlusion at the European Dawson Clinic. He has attended advanced level occlusion courses enabling him to treat complex dental issues like tooth wear and TMJ dysfunction. He is one of the first and only practitioners on Cerezen in the UK, a unique treatment for TMJD. He works closely with his wife Stella who is a spinal specialist physiotherapist in the treatment of complex facial pain.
2013 mark invested in laser technology giving their patients world class technology, from gum treatments to surgery at his practice in Wadebridge, No.65 The Dental Surgery.
In 2015 Mark started studying for a European Diploma in Implant Dentistry. This is a practical assessment carried out over 3 years by multiple European Universities. The course is run by world renowned dentists giving the broadest base of knowledge possible.
2015 mark bought his second practice, Pure Dental health in Truro, where he has developed and grown the practice to provide excellence at every level. Now being able to offer 3D CT Scanning technology at both his practices, so he can provide fast and effective treatment planning of complex dental issues.