Dentist the first in region to get extra qualification.

Dr Andrew Leys is one of only 27 dentists in the country to hold advanced degree in dentistry. The North Shields dentist has become the first in the region to be awarded an advanced degree in Restorative Dentistry.

Dr Andrew Leys, who works at the Alma Place Dental Practice in North Shields and a lecturer at Newcastle Dental Hospital is the only one of 27 dentists in the country to hold the qualification, after successfully completing his studies at Manchester University.

Restorative dentistry is a technique which involves rebuilding badly decayed teeth. Dr. Leys’, who has been the practices principle dentist for fourteen years explains;

“Restorative dentistry brings together all the different dental skills, but the course also gave me excellent training for the confident planning of complex treatment.It’s been the type of dentistry I’ve been interested in. I’ve practiced dentistry for over 20 years, but wanted to improve the level at which I work, within this exciting field.”

The extra study meant Dr Leys had to spend long periods away from the practice and had to travel to Manchester on a regular basis to complete the two year course.

“This diploma has allowed me to extend my knowledge and skills in the ever changing field of modern dentistry. It’s been a huge commitment but it’s been important to me to be able to offer my patients the best type of treatment they deserve.”

Dr Leys received his degree at a special graduation ceremony in London.