David graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 1988. After working in Northern Ireland for over four years, David ran and worked in private dental clinics in Germany and Harley Street, London, before moving to work in Sydney, Australia. Over this time David developed a special interest in Holistic Dentistry, and the connection between Oral Health and General Health.
His areas of interest include Mercury-Free Dentistry, Orthopedic Orthodontics, TMJ (Jaw) problems, Sports Dentistry, Physiological Regulating Medicine, Detoxification protocols (Pre and Post Mercury removal). David also obtained a Diploma with Honours in Homotoxicology / Biological Regulatory Medicine and is the only Dentist in Ireland to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. David has worked with Professional Athletes, Rugby and Football players to improve performance by optimising their occlusion (bite) and helping them recover from injury in a quicker time frame.
‘As a Holistic Dentist David looks at the connection between your oral health (the outer smile) and your overall health (your inner smile). If you suffer from Headaches, Migraines, ME/Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnoea or Snore, then the problem may lie in your mouth. You may have old leaking Mercury fillings, Gum disease or a bite out of balance, which I believe can cause low-grade chronic inflammation in your body and can affect your overall health. Safe mercury removal can sometimes be an aspect of my recommendations, but there are many other aspects of Holistic Dentistry that need to be taken into consideration. Your overall health and wellbeing is linked to your bite, jaw position, posture, breathing, gum disease, toxic exposure and past medical history.
A Holistic viewpoint “ where you inner smile meets your outer smile” also infers that the order of treatment is just as important as the precise treatment. A patient should be properly supported and advised before Mercury fillings are changed, or a bite guard or orthodontic appliance is fitted.
To provide his patients with the most comprehensive healthcare possible, he will often work in conjunction with other Holistically minded Practitioners such as Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Cranial Osteopaths, Osteopaths, Doctors, Naturopaths, and Nutritionists.’