Jonathan graduated from Victoria University, Manchester with Honours and then worked in a number of teaching and district general hospitals in Maxillofacial Surgery. He was then based at the Birmingham Dental Hospital for 3 years as a registrar, working in all specialities of dentistry with close attachment to the Birmingham Childrens Hospital. During this time he gained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow.
Jonathan then studied Orthodontics at the Eastman Postgraduate Dental Institute, London. He gained his Masters degree and was awarded the Ian Reynolds Memorial Award for Research. This was followed by his Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.