BDS MFDSRCS (Edin.) MSc (Implant Dentistry)
James graduated with his degree in dentistry from Sheffield University, during which time he was awarded a national prize by the British Society for the Study of Prosthetic Dentistry for work on the replacement of missing teeth.
Following graduation he moved into hospital-based oral and maxillofacial surgery based in Newcastle, Manchester, and Stockport, gaining extensive training and experience of both simple and complex procedures involving the teeth, mouth and jaws. Common procedures in this specialty include the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, difficult extractions and the removal of tooth roots, and surgical exposure of teeth for orthodontic reasons. During this time James also obtained his Membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
James completed the three-year Masters Degree in Implant Dentistry from the University of Warwick, graduating with distinction and the award for the highest marks in clinical and academic assessments in his year.
As well as expanding private oral surgery and dental implant services, James continues to be committed to the National Health Service by providing an oral surgery referral service from a specialist NHS centre in Cheshire. Many patients referred to this centre require treatment with sedation due to high levels of anxiety, and James regularly uses this technique for patients who are naturally concerned about the treatment they require.
The wealth of experience in sedation James has gained means that patients who wish to have dental implants but are perhaps too worried to proceed need worry no longer – in the vast majority of cases even people with extreme anxiety about dentistry can be sedated and feel relaxed at the time treatment is performed.
James takes pride in his gentle manner, and his caring approach allows all treatments to be completed in comfort.
GDC Number 85654
Having experienced awful treatment in the hands of a dentist in the South East, I approached Bax Dental with pain and apprehension. Any fears were quickly allayed by Jon Box who was consistently calm, clear and confident. Sadly, my tooth could not be saved and referred me to James. He too was consistently calm and confident from our first consultation to a difficult extraction and finally my new implants.
I cannot recommend James highly enough. He and Jon have totally renewed my trust in dentists and given me back my smile!Helen Glen
I recently had two implants at Bax Dental. The procedure was carried out by Mr James Stafford, from my initial consultation to finish James kept me informed as to what he was doing, the cost etc.
I cannot praise him enough for his total professional approach and his care of me. He even spread the cost to suit me.
I am very pleased at the result and would highly recommend him. He even has a good sense of humour as do all the staff at Bax Dental.Tim Coveney
Horror struck at the loss of a bridge. I was given several options by Bax Dental. I chose to have implants and was introduced to Mr James Stafford. James was professional and understanding of my concerns and put me at ease with the procedures.
The initial treatment involved sedation and was confidently performed by James and team. I found James approachable and amenable throughout and became the proud owner of implants and bridge by Christmas and have been smiling ever since. I would recommend James to anyone going down the implant root (pardon the pun!).Barbara Bancroft