In 2003, Mark qualified as a Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS Bham) and was recommended to the General Dental Council for admission to the council’s register (82048). Mark immediately joined the Scott Arms Dental Practice in July 2003, working alongside and learning from, experienced private general dental practitioners and completed his General Practice Vocational Training in 2005, winning national prizes for his clinical skills and the quality of his technical work.
In 2004, Mark became an active member of the Sandwell Local Dental Committee, a committee with multiple roles, including an advisory board for the NHS. He now performs practice inspections on behalf of the NHS and former Primary Care Trust. He became the lead dental assessor in 2008, with a special role in assessing sedation practices.
In 2005, Mark was selected ahead of numerous other dentists and was awarded a training post as a Senior House Officer at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. Mark worked long and hard hours, gaining immense surgical skills. He worked in the Accident and Emergency department, treating all forms of facial trauma working alongside Plastics and ENT colleagues. Mark all but lived in the hospital’s surgical theatres, performing and assisting operations; including advanced dento-alveolarsurgery, congenital facial deformities and head and neck cancers. Mark was awarded The Diploma in Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFDS RCS Ed) in 2006, in recognition of the development and depth of his surgical knowledge and skills.