José Zurdo graduated in Medicine and Surgery at University of Bilbao 1983 and completed his medical speciality in Estomatology and Dentistry during 1986 at the internationally recognised University of Barcelona (Spain).
After working as General Dentist in Barcelona he opened his own practice in Vitoria (Spain) that he ran successfully for 12 years during which José developed a special interest in the field of Dental Implantology. This interest soon developed into a passion for dental implantology and, after training at several institutions throughout Europe, Jose completed an MSc in Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation in 1995 awarded by the New York University College of Dentistry and the European School of Oral Rehabilitation, Implantology and Biomaterials.
To further enhance José’s passion in clinical excellence, he moved to Houston completing a 1-year advanced course specialising in surgical techniques in the field of Periodontology, soon to realise that the field of Periodontology is the foundation of all areas of Dentistry and especially, Implant Dentistry.
In the search of cutting edge knowledge in this area, José moved to Sweden in 1999, completing a 3-years full-time program at the University of Gothenburg, which is worldwide recognized as the reference centre of clinical and research excellence in the fields of Periodontology and Implantology. During this period he further developed his clinical skills and also his experience in research and teaching. He obtained a University Diploma followed by an MSc and the recognition as Specialist in Periodontology by The Swedish Board of Health and Welfare. The General Dental Council also recognized him as Specialist in 2002.
Since 2002 he has been a very active clinician and educator in the UK. He has been the leading Periodontist at the Carisbrooke Specialist Dental Centre in Leicester well known for their excellence in periodontal, implant and cosmetic dentistry.
He was a clinical instructor of the postgraduate course in Periodontology (MClinDen) at the Eastman Dental Institute (London) in 2003 and regular lecturer at Arminum Research and Dental Education Center, Rimini (Italy) in 2002-2004, St Ann’s Dental Education Centre in Manchester (2004-2007). He lectures for the Academy of Clinical Excellence in Wakefield and for the Postgraduate Diploma in Aesthetic Dental Implantology at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). José created in 2007 the MSc in Clinical Periodontology (UCLan).
His main areas of clinical expertise are management of severe periodontal disease cases with complex interdisciplinary demands (perio, implant and restorative interfaces), hard and soft tissue grafting techniques, microsurgical plastic procedures and implants in compromised sites.
On his free time and when his young family allows…Jose is a keen cyclist and loves playing squash.