Pontesbury Dental Practice - Roy Dixon
About Roy Dixon
I am extremely lucky as I enjoy my job. Everyone assumes that looking in peoples’ mouths all day must be horrible, but that is because they imagine what their own mouths must be like. The joy of dentistry is the taking patient’s on a journey to achieve the confident, healthy smile they deserve. I am delighted to be part of the Dental Spa and Pontesbury Dental; I am now able to deliver quality dentistry in a caring environment, where the practice ethos is simply the pursuit of excellence. I enjoy the variety and challenges of all aspects of general dental practice and I have taken referrals for endodontic, implant and cosmetic treatment. Dentistry can be a complex and technical business and whilst it is paramount to achieve and maintain the clinical and technical excellence, it is important to respect and understand the patient’s wishes and desires. I believe that success in private practice is dependent on developing a relationship with patients and then meeting and exceeding their expectations. Roy qualified from Guy’s Dental Hospital, London, in December 1986. He was awarded an Army Dental Cadetship for the last two years of his dental studies and on graduation he was commissioned into the Army. He completed his officer training at RMA Sandhurst and enjoyed a varied and challenging career with postings in the UK and Germany. He completed operational tours in Northern Ireland and Bosnia and, in 2003, as Commanding Officer, he deployed his Field Hospital to the recent Gulf conflict.? One of his rewarding experiences was becoming a Vocational Trainer to a newly qualified dentist. Roy continued to develop his professional skills and in 2001 was awarded, by examination, Membership in General Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Roy left the Army after 19 years service and joined a group of practices in Harley Street, London, as the Clinical Director. He continues to work in developing younger dentists as a tutor in the Central London Group. In July 2004 he moved to the Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in Birmingham and has continued to develop his special interest in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He set up his own private practice in Leamington Spa in 2009, and joined the Shrewsbury Practice Team in January 2011. He was appointed Clinical Director of the Group in September 2011. Roy is now enjoying a more stable life with his children Alice and Guy. Casting the odd fly for salmon and trout and enjoying rugby as a spectator.