Dr Darren Cannell BDS MScGDC 79386

Dr Darren Cannell BDS MSc<span>GDC 79386</span>

BDS MSc (Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry)

Clinical Director
BDS Newcastle 2001
MSc Manchester 2015


Dr Darren Cannell BDS MSc is Director and co-founder of The Cosmetic Dental Clinic. He has over 18 years experience in high end Cosmetic Dentistry and delivers a full range Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Orthodontic treatments from both his Newcastle and Durham Practices. Often referred to as a “Perfectionist” by his patients, colleagues and referring dentists, he is committed to producing the best possible outcomes for his clients utilising advanced dental technology and techniques. Dr Cannell’s concentrated training and expertise in conjunction with his enthusiasm for creating the Perfect Smile has enabled him to create an extensive and impressive portfolio of smile makeovers. His smile design and makeover processes use combinations of; tooth whitening, composite bonding, CADCAM digital dentistry (CEREC), inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges, veneers, orthodontics and dental implants.

Dr Cannell graduated from Newcastle University Dental School in 2001 and was awarded the prestigious “James Coltman Award”, an individual honour awarded in recognition of overall skill in operative dentistry. He then began his focused  Restorative Cosmetic post-graduate training and career pathway whilst working out of two very prominent North West practices.

In 2006, Dr Cannell returned to the North East and founded The Cosmetic Dental Clinic (Newcastle) together with Dr Andy Stafford and has more recently established The Cosmetic Dental Clinic (Durham) in 2017.
Dr Cannell has travelled extensively worldwide to refine his skills in smile design, smile rehabilitation/reconstruction and aesthetics, attending innumerable lectures, ‘hands on’ courses and conferences across Europe, America and Asia hosted by the most influential dentists from around the world.His passion and desire to constantly update his dental knowledge and experience has enabled him to provide a comprehensive repertoire of restorative and cosmetic skill sets ranging from single tooth repairs to full mouth dental implant supported rehabilitations.

His dedication was rewarded further upon completion of a Masters Degree (MSc) in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry at the University of Manchester. He graduated with a ‘Distinction’ and was simultaneously awarded the ‘Highest Achiever Award’, an individual honour given in recognition of obtaining the highest grades for both the clinical and academic assessments throughout the programme.

In 2008 Dr Cannell completed a foundation module in Dental Implantology at the University of Sheffield. He was then accepted on to and completed their 18 Month Implant training programme (One to One) at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, regarded by many as the premier implant training course in the UK. Since then Dr Cannell has completed further Implant Training in both the UK and Europe including the “Advanced NobelGuide TM” & “All-on-4 TM” Course in Lisbon, Portugal, at the prestigious Malo Clinic led by World famous Professor Paulo Malo. More recently, he studied in Nice and Barcelona (2018) and completed Dental Implantology update sessions based on the latest concepts and innovations currently available in this field. Dr Cannell has been routinely placing dental implants for more than 10 years and currently places circa 100 implants per year using a number of implant systems producing excellent success rates. He offers a comprehensive range of implant services from single tooth implants, implant supported bridgework and denture stabilisation through to full mouth implant rehabilitations. He is also one of few North-East based Implantologists trained and equipped to provide ‘Guided Implant placements’ utilising the latest CADCAM and CBCT bone scan systems to accurately diagnose, plan and place dental implants more safely, predictably and comfortably for his patients.

Dr Cannell is also one of the UK’s most experienced Invisalign providers and first qualified as an Invisalign Doctor over 15 years ago. In recognition of the vast number of cases completed, in 2009, he went on to become the FIRST PLATINUM ELITE Invisalign provider in the North of England and is currently named as one of the very few UK based “DIAMOND II Invisalign Providers” with his practice currently being the largest provider of Invisalign treatment in the North of England. Dr Cannell was one of the UK’s pioneering Invisalign Doctors first able to deliver a full CADCAM digital work flow using CerecOrtho software for Invisalign treatments enhancing accuracy, efficiency and predictability whilst enabling his patients to avoid traditional impressions and moulds. He is also a qualified “Cerec Ortho Trainer” and has delivered numerous lectures and courses in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to teach dentists from all around the Gulf.
Dr Cannell is technology obsessed and has been utilising the revolutionary CEREC system in his practice since 2004. Investing in this advanced technology enables such trained users to digitally scan problematic teeth and then design, manufacture and fit crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers with extreme accuracy and precision in a single dental visit. The equipment is constantly updating and it’s capabilities forever improving so Dr Cannell continues to invest heavily in both the hardware and training updates. Most recently (2019), as an active member of the US based CerecDoctors Academy, Dr Cannell travelled to the famous Spear Campus in Scottsdale, Arizona to further enhance his skills in digitally driven anterior aesthetics to assist him in delivering the best possible smiles for his patients.

Dr Cannell is a long serving member of The American Academy Of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), regarded as the world’s premier organisation for cosmetic dental professionals and is dedicated to advancing the art and science of Cosmetic Dentistry and is also an Expert member of The British Dental Association (BDA).

He can be also be followed via Instagram on his professional platform @drdarrencannell

To refer a patient to Dr Cannell for dental treatment fill out our online referral form here.