Chris qualified as a dental scientist in 1989. He later studied dentistry and qualified as a GDP in 1995 from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He worked as an associate for 3 years for an NHS anaesthetic dental centre in Norwich Centre and then decided to setup his own referral practice in 1998.
In 2003 he commenced a year course in Occlusion and TMJ Disorders as the need for prosthetically driven surgery became apparent.
He is the principal of HELLESDON DENTAL CARE, a practice undertaking all types of dental procedures under sedation and anaesthesia, including prosthodontics (crown and bridgework, removable prostheses), and minor oral surgery.
His special interests include Dental Implantology and Rehabilitative Dentistry, with a great interest in cosmetic dentistry and his practice operates as a referral centre for Norfolk and Suffolk since 1998.
He is one of the three founding members and a course director for the Digital Dental Academy and regularly provides courses with the academy to share his knowledge and experience with the aim to inspire colleagues to adopt modern technologies with sound working protocols.
Chris was one of the pioneers of Digital Dentistry in the UK, having mastered the CEREC CADCAM system and chairside ceramics since CEREC 3D entered the UK market in 2004. Chris is widely respected as a dental materials Master, with an unparalleled knowledge in CAD CAM materials and the treatment with these materials in practice.
The combination of his knowledge of CAD/CAM dentistry and implantology has also enabled Chris to be at the forefront of guided implant surgery having used several generations of computer aided design software since 2005.
Chris is a respected lecturer and approved mentor by ITI and ADI as well as sedation registered mentor with SAAD and part of the Digital Faculty at The Ciy of London Dental School.
He is Vice President of the International Digital Dental Academy.