BDS (Wales) MSc (Dental Implantology)
Practice Name: Cox and Hitchcock Dental Group, Cardiff/Newport
Registered GDC Number: 65106
David, a cofounder of Cox & Hitchcock Dental Group, studied dentistry at The University Hospital of Wales, graduating in 1990. Initially he pursued a career in the hospital with house posts in Maxillofacial surgery and General Anaesthetics, and later moved to a position in General Dental Practice. After a short three years as an Associate, he moved to Llanthewy Road Dental Practice where he became the Principal in 1995. Following the opening of the Cardiff Practice a few years later, he was joined by Bob Hitchcock the other Principal Dentist at our group.
His initial interest in Implantology stemmed for undergraduate research carried out in New Zealand. He has extensive post-graduate training in Dental Implantology, and is a committed member of the ITI (International Team for Implantology) and ADI (Association of Dental Implantology) studying nationwide, and has completed, with distinction, an MSc in Dental Implantology at Bristol University.He works closely with Straumann Implant systems, but also has extensive experience with many other manufacturers, ensuring that he provides scientifically proven care serving the best interest of his patients.
Having thoroughly researched Peri-implant disease as part of his dissertation, he has a keen interest in this field, and often treats patients referred to him with compromised diseased implants, as well as treating individuals with periodontal (Gum) disease. We have invested in state of the art equipment including a 3D scanner, WaterLase® iPlus and diode lasers, aiding diagnosis, planning, and treatment of complex cases.
As well as a previous member of the Dental panel at SmithKline Beecham (later GlaxoSmithKline), he has lectured post-graduate dentists and annually holds discussion groups/seminars with undergraduate Dental students.