Dr Andy Stafford BDS MSc. (Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry)GDC 79434
BDS MSc (Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry)
BDS Newcastle 2001
MSc. Manchester 2014
Dr.Andy Stafford BDS MSc. Is Director and co-founder of The Cosmetic Dental Clinic working across the Newcastle and Durham clinics offering a full range of Cosmetic, Orthodontic, Reconstructive, and technologically advanced dental treatments. His passion is for using advanced dental technology for faster, more accurate, more aesthetic dental solutions. This includes single tooth to full mouth dental implant reconstructions, extensively damaged full mouth repairs, and cosmetic solutions such as veneers, tooth whitening, and Invisalign tooth straightening. He has over 18 years of experience of high end cosmetic dentistry and always aims to treat his patients in a relaxed and friendly manner.
Dr Stafford graduated from Newcastle University Dental School in 2001. Since then he has worked in a number of successful private dental practices and managed a chain of successful tooth whitening clinics across the North of England. In 2006 he established The Cosmetic Dental Clinic with Dr. Darren Cannell and more recently the establishment of The Cosmetic Dental Clinic Durham in 2018.
Dr. Stafford is committed to constantly updating his dental skills and in 2014 gained a Masters degree (with distinction) in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry from the University of Manchester. His dissertation looked into the success of CAD/CAM materials produced using the CEREC system, one his passions in dentistry.
Dr. Stafford has been an active and participating Member of The American Academy Of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) for over 15 years. The AACD is regarded as the world’s premier organisation for cosmetic dental professionals and is dedicated to advancing the art and science of cosmetic dentistry. Dr Stafford believed from an early stage that Educating in the American Dental environment where the Cosmetic Dentistry market is more advanced would bring great benefits for his patients. He has committed a great deal of time to travel extensively in the US. attending and completing a scientific conferences in Vancouver, San Diego, New Orleans, Washington DC., Las Vegas, and Chicago. He has attended 100’s of lectures and ‘hands-on’ sessions from the most prominent dentists in cosmetic dentistry from around the world today. Dr. Stafford is also a member of the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD) attending scientific sessions in Rome most recently. This intensive education has helped to bring the most up to date concepts of smile design and aesthetics from all over the world to our patients in Newcastle
Dental technology has always been an important aspect of Dr. Stafford’s work. He has been using the revolutionary CEREC dental system in his practice for the past 15 years producing thousands of dental restorations in 1 visit. He strongly believes in the system as the best way to restore damaged and heavily restored teeth and for amalgam detoxification treatment. He also has lectured locally and across the Middle East to dentists instructing them on the use of the system. He Has refined his technique over the years so can now offer an extensive array of ‘same-day’ restorative options and make-overs including inlays, onlays, crowns, implant crowns and veneers. He recently attended advanced CEREC sessions in Scottsdale, Arizona for high level cosmetic smile make-overs delivered in just 1 day.
In 2006 Dr Stafford completed a foundation module in Dental Implantology from the University of Sheffield. He then went on to complete a year-long certification course in Dental Implantology at Dr. Paul Tipton’s St. Anne’s dental clinic in Manchester. He offers a full range of implant solutions from 1 tooth to full mouth rehabilitations using several implants and fixed bridgework. Many solutions are offered using the ‘teeth-in-an-hour’ concept where patients can have a fixed aesthetic solution on the same day implants are placed. He has also studied at the Malo Clinic in Lisbon, Portugal completing The “Advanced NobelGuide TM” & “All-on-4 TM” program which looks to rehabilitate severely damaged smiles quickly and efficiently using computer based design. More recently he has studied in Barcelona and Nice completing dental implantology update sessions based around the latest and best implant concepts and innovations currently available. Dr Stafford has placed 1000’s of dental implants over a 13 year period with excellent rates of success. He also regularly utilises guided implantology using the practices technology to offer quicker, more accurate implants with reduced healing times.
Dr Stafford can offer a range of orthodontic treatments. He has been a provider of Invisalign for over 15 years and has been a Platinum elite doctor completing over 500 cases to date. He was the first approved Invisalign Teen provider in the North-East and is also currently listed on the Invisalign Expert Panel found on the Invisalign Guide. He is also an accredited provider of short-term 6 months smiles braces and Inman aligners for those looking for alternative methods to straighten front teeth.