This month we welcome Dr Alexander James to our expanding team at our Clifton practice. A friendly, confident and approachable dentist – we are certain that patients will feel at ease throughout any dental treatment with him.
Alex graduated from the University of Bristol in 2016 and he was individually awarded the BDA Medal for achieving the highest grade for restorative dentistry in his year as part of his degree.
As well as providing all aspects of general dentistry, Alex has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry. He is also a certified Invisalign provider, helping patients improve their smiles.
We asked Alex a few questions about his experience, his motivations and why he has chosen to join our Bristol dental practice now.
What is it about being a dentist that motivates you?
The most motivating and rewarding part of being a dentist is witnessing the transition of a formerly very nervous patient into someone who actually finds attending the dentist enjoyable! It is a privilege to have the opportunity to build such amazing trusting personal relationships with so many different individuals. It is also genuinely fun to have a job that involves problem-solving and so many technical skills on a daily basis.
What are the most common dental issues that you see?
The two most common problems we face daily are without question: dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal (gum) disease. Both are almost entirely preventable with good oral hygiene and limiting the frequency of consumption of sugars in the diet.
So why CK Dental?
CK Dental is a stunning ultra-modern practice that strives to offer patients the very best journey and experiences from patient care to high quality treatments. Being situated in the heart of Clifton Village is probably the most desirable location to work in Bristol.
I have been equally very impressed with Principal Dentist, Cornelius and his wife Sheryl (Practice Manager). They have both been so friendly and accommodating in my encounters with them so far. I just get the feeling I am onto something really special with this practice.
I am genuinely very excited and proud to be joining the team at a practice as alluring as CK Dental. I will make a full commitment to every patient I treat to deliver high-quality care in both the overall patient experience and clinical aspect of the treatment. I take pride in my chair-side manner and sincerely hope that every patient benefits from my friendly and amicable yet ethical and professional approach.
You can find out more about Alex, as well as the rest of the CK Dental team on our Team page.