Meet Your Pain Free Dentist Jake
Born in Nottingham and having practiced in various parts of the East Midlands, I am very excited about my move to join the Start Smiling team. I will be moving with my partner, Anna and our two cats, Duck and Goose and we plan to grow our family in the coming year! We have a keen passion for travelling and all things active, having been to places such as Uganda, Oman and Ecuador in the last few years, we love to experience the local food and culture in the places we travel.
Outside of work, I like to keep busy with hobbies including climbing, diving and skiing. While I no longer play, I was a keen basketball player in childhood and I am still a diehard LA Lakers fan and watch games as often as I can. I am a dedicated gym-goer and lover of all food and drink. I’m very much looking forward to exploring all that Essex has to offer. Being new to the area, I welcome all suggestions of places to eat and drink!
As well as practicing dentistry, I am keen to use the skills I have learnt in a charitable way, combining some of my travelling with volunteering. My previous trips have been to Ecuador and Nepal which have allowed me to provide care for those in need for sometimes weeks and months at a time and allowed me a truly enriching experience. In the future myself and Anna, a doctor, plan to do this in Uganda.
I qualified from dental school in Sheffield in 2014. Since then I have worked in practices in Nottingham, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire with the majority of my career in private practice. I really enjoy getting to know my patients and helping those who are anxious and nervous. By getting to know you and your needs, I find I can help reduce the stress of a visit to the dentist. I am a self confessed dental geek and often spend far too long reading, watching and studying teeth.
Very early on I developed a keen interest in comprehensive dentistry, meaning I enjoy taking care of all aspects of my patients mouth and helping them understand this. I am currently completing my masters degree in Endodontics (root canal treatment) and this has only further my passion for a high standard of care. I have experience in cosmetics and straightening teeth and in combining this with photography, I really enjoy seeing patients getting the smile that they deserve.
More recently, as someone who has suffered for years with pain and headaches from grinding my teeth, I have a passion for helping those with similar problems.