Meet The Team

Michael’s accreditations

Michael fulfils requirements set out by the General Dental Council, to be registered as a specialist in oral surgery.

Michael was awarded the prestigious honour of being made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2007.

Michael is Adjunct Clinical Professor to the Department of Periodontology at the University of Pennsylvania. Michael has been granted a licence to practice by the State Board of Pennsylvania.

In 2017 Michael was the 31st President of the Academy of Osseointegration. Michael was instrumental in the making of the AO’s Founding Father’s video, which retells the story of the introduction of Osseointegration into the United States and the founding history of the Academy.

In 2011, Michael was made an honorary life member of the Association of Dental Implantology. Michael is Past President of the Association (1999-2001).

Michael R. Norton BDS FDS RCS(Ed)

Michael graduated at the University of Wales College of Medicine Dental School in 1988 with distinctions in general medicine, surgery and oral biology. Michael went on to obtain a basic training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Cardiff, St. Thomas Hospital London, and the Royal London Hospital. He subsequently fulfilled the requirements set out by the General Dental Council, to be registered as a specialist in oral surgery. Michael held the position of Honorary Associate Specialist to the departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Charing Cross Hospital, London and at Bedford General Hospital, from 1991 to 2001. In this capacity Michael undertook part-time work on a purely voluntary basis providing his implant based skills to the most vulnerable and needy patients such as those who had received treatment for oral cancer or lost teeth due to systemic disorders such as Sjogren’s syndrome.

For over 30 years Michael has led the way for implant dentistry in the UK becoming one of the world’s most respected educators and researchers. His considerable portfolio of peer-reviewed research has been widely cited and he is one of the most sought-after lecturer’s in his field. In 2007 in recognition of his expertise in the field of implant dentistry, Michael received the prestigious honour of being made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, without examination. Such an award is bestowed upon only the very few and only in recognition of a significant contribution to their chosen field. Additionally Michael was on the Specialist Advisory Board of the Royal College for the establishment of the Diploma in Implant Dentistry, for which he was an examiner during its early years.

In 2017 Michael was the 31st President of the Academy of Osseointegration and the first ever non-American President of this global organisation. Such a position ranks him amongst the most senior clinicians in his field both in Europe, the USA and further afield. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the AO since 2006. In 2005 Michael was awarded Fellowship of this premier international implant organisation. Michael is also a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI, UK) and in 2011 was made an Honorary Life Member for his services and dedication to the ADI.

In 2013 Michael was made Adjunct Clinical Professor to the Department of Periodontology at the School of Dental Medicine at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania. In this capacity Michael continues his educational role contributing to the training of postgraduate residents as well as continuing with his research in collaboration with his colleagues and residents.

Michael is also known to play a major role in the education and training of his dental colleagues through his international lecturing and his much sought-after courses. He has been a prolific publisher over the years with numerous contributions to leading peer review journals, and through his classic textbook Dental Implants – A Guide for the General Practitioner which was the first by a British clinician on this subject, published in 1995. Michael is currently the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, which is considered to be the leading dental implant journal in the world He also acts as a referee for numerous other titles including the British Dental Journal. Until 2010, Michael co-owned, edited, and published the journal Dental Implant Summaries.

Michael is married to Louise and has three sons, Clark, Jake and Saul.

Michael is registered as a specialist in oral surgery with the General Dental Council, registration number 63248.

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Practice Staff

Linda Warren RDSA

Linda joined Michael Norton in 1997 as his personal assistant and practice nurse. Since 2007 she has been the practice manager and she dedicates her time to patient liaison, and the day to day running of the practice. This includes all the surgery administration, and of course acting as Michael’s P.A. Linda is the first point of contact for the patient and will arrange for their preliminary consultation with Michael. She has the understanding and knowledge to answer the majority of questions relating to a patient’s individual treatment plan. If a patient has further questions they can call or e-mail Linda. She can clarify what a dental implant is, the procedures involved, and explain the sedation options, which if required, would be administered by one of our Consultant Anaesthetists.

Linda can always help to allay any general apprehension and no matter what the problem, she will always take the time to ensure everything is clear and the patient is at ease.

Linda is registered as a Dental Care Professional with the General Dental Council, registration number 111644.

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Gemma Thomas RDSA

Gemma joined the practice in 2012. Her responsibilities include nursing for Michael and ensuring that the surgery is maintained to the highest clinical standards. She takes responsibility for the sterilization area and ensures that all instrumentation is cleaned, packaged and sterilized according to current guidelines. Once in surgery Gemma is always keen to help patients feel comfortable and at ease.

Gemma is a qualified dental radiographer and together with Michael takes all conventional x-rays and CT scans and ensures that the practice is fully compliant with current regulations. Patient safety is her primary concern in this respect.

Gemma is married to Rick and they have a daughter named Calla.

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Gemma is registered with the General Dental Council as a Dental Care Professional, registration number 125393.

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Charlotte Parker

GDP, RDH, RDT (Leeds) 2016
Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist

Charlotte qualified from the University of Leeds in 2016 in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. Prior to dental school, Charlotte was a dental and implant nurse, and has also completed work in Great Ormond Street Hospital with paediatric patients, and in a dental practice in the USA.

Charlotte has a keen interest in implant maintenance, composite restorations and working with nervous patients. Charlotte enjoys motivating and encouraging her patients to improve their oral health as a team.

Charlotte is a member of the British Association of Dental Therapists, and the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys keeping fit and going to the gym, and socialising with both friends and family.

Charlotte is registered with the General Dental Council as a Dental Care Professional, registration number 233829

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Paul Gunning

FRCA Consultant Anaesthetist

We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have the services of such a well-respected anaesthetist. Paul has a wealth of expertise experience in both general anaesthesia and intravenous sedation. As an integral part of our team, he understands the needs of our more apprehensive patients and takes care to treat them according to the same mantra of comfort, respect, safety and professionalism that is central to the practice.

The requirements and procedures for general anaesthesia and sedation are explained fully by our anaesthetists before any treatment begins.

Paul is registered with the General Medical Council, registration number 3333790.

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John McGrath

MBChB FRCA Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr McGrath graduated from the University of Bristol Medical School in 2000 and after gaining a broad experience of general medicine and surgery decided to specialise in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine. He now practices as a consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.

A wealth of experience of providing general anaesthesia and sedation enables John to provide exceptional bespoke care for our patients. After meeting the patient to agree a sedation plan John is at the patient’s side throughout the treatment to ensure comfort and safety from beginning to end.

John is registered with the General Medical Council, registration number 4703682.

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The Technicians

In our practice, we only work with implants that demonstrate the highest quality of research and documentation over a number of years. Our practice is pleased to have contributed to this documentation, with an enviable success rate for different treatment indications, over more than 25 years.

The ‘Osseointegrated’ approach using TITANIUM implants ensures a firm and lasting bond with bone which provides a strong foundation to support your replacement teeth for many years, possibly even a lifetime.

The success of the implants is only half the story.

In order to optimise your cosmetic requirements, we work very closely with our highly skilled team of technicians who are always on hand to discuss your personal needs with regard to tooth shape, position and colour. Their craftsmanship ensures that together we can achieve that perfect smile.

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