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Social6Braces - About Us

About us

General Dental Practitioner, Paul Downes, qualified from Guys Hospital in 1980 and has been caring for patients at Kelvin House Dental Practice, Whitstable, Kent for the past 35 years. 

Dentist Paul Downes

Paul is a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the British Orthodontic Society and is also a certified Inman Aligner dentist.

He passed his postgraduate MGDS exam in 1993 and was the Dental Postgraduate Tutor at the Kent Postgraduate Medical Centre for 5 years. He has written articles that have been published in the British Dental Journal, is the author of the book The Internet Guide for Dentistry (now in its second edition) and a Computer Assisted Learning program on cross-infection control for the dental team.

He learnt his orthodontic skills from Consultant Orthodontist, Mr Geoff Webb, while studying the 'Extended Training in Orthodontics' course organised by the British Postgraduate Medical Federation. This was followed by 4 years as a part-time orthodontic assistant at Kent and Canterbury Hospital. Paul has been providing regular 'fixed braces' orthodontic treatment for children and adults for over 20 years.

Paul completed the Advanced Dental Seminars one-year Cosmetic Dentistry course in Harley Street in 2005, under the watchful eye of Dr Christopher Orr.

Since then, Paul has developed a particular interest in combining Orthodontics (braces to align teeth) and Cosmetic Dentistry (improving the shape, form and colour of the existing teeth). By bringing together his skills in 'social six' orthodontics, tooth whitening, composite bonding and other 'conservative' cosmetic techniques, his aim is to restore the biomechanical, structural and aesthetic integrity of your smile in the simplest way possible. By being a general dental practitioner rather than a specialist orthodontist, he can provide a full and comprehensive service all under one roof.

Paul Downes    BDS MGDS DGDP LDS

GDC reg. no. 54891

Country of registration is United Kingdom

Link to the General Dental Council website

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