Chris is originally from Sheffield and trained at The University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, qualifying in 2002. Since then he has worked in general dental practice in the Warwickshire area. He passed examinations for the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004.
His main interests lay in aesthetic and restorative dentistry, and he has attended many courses in the UK and abroad to further his knowledge and skills in these areas. He is an alumnus of the Florida-based Dawson Academy, having completed the core and advanced programs, which focus on predictable, comprehensive, aesthetic and functional dentistry. He is currently a mentor for dentists undertaking this programme in the UK. He has also completed a year long surgical and restorative implant course.
Chris has interests in dental education, and holds a part-time Clinical Lecturer position at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, where he is deputy head of clinic for final year dental students. He has lectured to dentists locally and nationally and is also involved with a distance-learning MSc qualification in aesthetic and restorative dentistry at the University of Manchester as a clinical tutor and assessor.
Outside of dentistry, Chris enjoys sport and music. He plays racket sports and golf regularly, and enjoys cycling. He also plays the violin in two orchestras based in Birmingham.