Matthew has previously worked in oral and maxillofacial surgery in a hospital setting, and is an advanced implant dentist.
Matt decided to become a dentist after finding out he had a missing permanent tooth as a child. He graduated from Newcastle University Dental School in 1998 and spent two years in general professional training, splitting his time between work in general practice and rotating through all the departments at Newcastle Dental Hospital. He then spent time as a senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Newcastle General Hospital. In 2003, he obtained his membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Matt has spent the last 20 years working in general dental practice. He was also working as a senior dental officer within County Durham & Darlington Community Dental Service, during which time he has treated patients with complex social and medical needs, working closely with hospital doctors to ensure treatment could be delivered.
Between 2008 and 2010, Matt completed the well-recognised 'One to One’ extended dental implant training at the Charles Clifford Dental School, part of the University of Sheffield. This has allowed Matt to comprehensively assess, plan treatment for and provide both surgical and restorative stages of dental implants for his patients. He has subsequently attended many advanced dental implant courses to allow him to offer patients more advanced treatments such as sinus bone augmentation and ‘smile in a day’ treatment, also known as full mouth dental implants.
Matt now spends around half his clinical time providing aspects of dental implant treatment at the Practice. He treats many patients who come to the Practice as referrals, many who come from all over Northumberland for treatment. Since Matt joined the Practice in 2011, he has built up a loyal patient base, who he has open and honest relationships with.
He believes all dental treatment should be individualised for each patient and likes to keep his patients well-informed about their treatment plan.