Meet Your Dentist Tom
*Pain Free Dentist - Tom Sealey
Dr Thomas Sealey Bchd (2006), MMedEd, MSc Endo (GDC:104101)
When He’s Not Being A Denitst
Tom is married and has a cheeky baby son called Jaxson whos now 18-months old. He is a little monkey and we all wonder if he’ll end up being a dentist like his dad?
Tom loves skiing and is heading off to Morzine ski resort in France this January to teach a group of dentists about smile makeovers, hopefully he’ll get some good skiing in too. He doesn’t get a lot of spare time but is trying desperately to get into Golf, so far very unsuccessfully though. Maybe 2019 will be the year for his golfing to get better???… probably not!
Dentistry Award Winning Dentist
Dr Tom has won the award of ‘Best Young Dentist’ at the prestigious Dentistry Awards on more than one occasion (2015 & 2016) and was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2017 and 2018 Dentistry Awards. He won 5 awards at the 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards and has been shortlisted for 11 categories in the upcoming 2019 Awards in March. These Awards celebrate the most beautiful cosmetic dentistry from around the UK and are considered the pinnacle of achievement for cosmetic dentists. Wish him luck for the upcoming award ceremony in March.
Dr Tom qualified from Leeds University in 2006 with Bachelors in Dental Surgery. He moved to Essex where he worked in a very large NHS Dental Practice for 8 years before becoming the Practice Principal at Start-Smiling. During this time he completed a Master degree in Medical Education and became an Equivalency Trainer and a Foundation Dental Trainer which means he trained newly-qualified dentists.
Dr Tom’s passion for learning continued as he went on to complete his second Master degree, Endodontic Practice at Queen Mary University of London. This training provides Dr Tom with more advanced skills and knowledge and enables him to complete root canal treatments to a much higher standard using a sophisticated dental microscope and therefore improves successful outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Dr Tom’s vast experience with many different types of cosmetic orthodontic appliances and his passion for pain-free and injection-free cosmetic smile makeovers has led him towards being an international lecturer. He lectures around the world and teaches other dentists about advanced cosmetic dental techniques. He writes for many Dental Publications and is on the Editorial board of the prestigious magazine Orthodontic Practice. Examples of his clinical work have reached international recognition, being published in Cosmetic dentistry Journals around the world to demonstrate to other dentists what amazing smile transformations can be achieved with minimally invasive and pain-free dental techniques.
Dr Tom runs his own course in the UK where dentists travel from far and wide to learn his techniques and try to emulate his precise and beautiful smile makeovers. The below video is Dr Tom in action, teaching on one of his courses:
His focus is on achieving the perfect smile for every patient but without having to drill the natural teeth and without injections. This technique is painlessly performed by straightening the teeth first, then whitening them, followed by using state-of-the-art clinical restorative filling materials to re-shape the natural teeth and create the perfect smile.
Dr Tom’s calm and thorough approach is reflected by his excellent reputation, and his enthusiasm for continuing advanced training and broad clinical experience has been recognized and rewarded by his peers. His skill with both fixed and removable tooth straightening systems has allowed Start-Smiling to be one of only 10 Practices in the UK with the recognition of an Orthodontic Centre of Excellence. This is a great achievement.
In addition to being voted as the Best Young Dentist in the South, Dr Tom is the inventor and patent-owner of a revolutionary new type of orthodontic retainer which is produced exclusively by CFast Orthodontic Solutions and is called the SOLID Retainer. This retainer is completely smooth and invisible and keeps your teeth perfectly straight after tooth straightening with either fixed or removable braces. Dr Tom travels the world to visit laboratories that manufacture the SOLID retainer to ensure that it is produced to the highest of standards and keeps teeth straight for people all over the globe.
Dr Tom has a wealth of experience as a General Dental Practitioner and has honed his skills to extremely high levels. Through his calm, methodical and gentle approach, he is able to individualise your treatment so that it becomes an effective and positive dental experience. Please visit the Gallery section to see examples of Dr Tom’s dentistry and he would love to meet you for a free consultation to discuss your needs.
Award Winning Dentist
Restorative: Single tooth implant
Dr Thomas Sealey won the highly sought-after Award of most beautiful and natural implant restoration in the whole of the UK in 2018. This means that he was able to restore a patient’s missing front tooth with a dental implant to such a high standard that it was considered the most fine-looking and natural tooth-replacement by a leading panel of experts across the whole of UK-dentistry. This is an incredible achievement.
Restorative: Conservative smile Makeover – Ceramic
Dr Thomas Sealey was able to restore his patient’s mouth, where they had worn and chipped their teeth, with such minimal techniques and using the most beautiful and delicate ceramic veneers that the result was considered to be the best in the UK at the 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards. What an amazing accomplishment.
Restorative: Minimal Intervention Dentistry
Dr Thomas Sealey used a revolutionary “no-drilling” and “no-pain” technique to rebuild a young girl’s front tooth which resulted in such a natural and beautiful result that the judges at the 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry awards considered Dr Sealey’s treatment to be the best in the UK.
Patient Choice Award
Dr Sealey was voted to be the best Dentist in the UK at the 2018 Dentistry Awards as nominated by his patients. What an incredible testament to the high-quality, calm, gentle and pain-free care he provides all his patients at Start-Smiling.
Highly Commended; Restorative: Single tooth Ceramic
Dr Sealey was able to change a dark and discoloured front tooth dental crown and replace it with such a stunning new crown that it was indistinguishable within his patient’s smile. This is the most natural result that all dentists aim to achieve. His work was so beautiful that he was awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ award at the 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards as voted by a panel of expert dentists from across the UK.