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Jason Smithson, BDS (Lond), DipRestDentRCS (Eng)

Qualified at the Royal London Hospital in 1995; achieving a number of awards including The Constance Klein Memorial, The Stafford Millar, and The Malcolm Jenkins Scholarships, The American Association of Endodontics Prize and the Overall Award for Clinical Dentistry.

After spending 3 years in oral surgery residency in London and a further year practising restorative dentistry in London’s Harley Street Medical District, he relocated to Cornwall in the extreme southwest of England. Jason practices at Pure Dental Health and Wellbeing, Cornwall, UK where his main focus is microscope enhanced adhesive dentistry.

His specific interest is direct composite resin artistry and minimally invasive all ceramic restorations and he has presented to dentists locally, nationally and internationally (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe) on this topic. He is a clinical lecturer to final year students at The Peninsula Dental School, Cornwall, UK and an Honorary Clinical Fellow at Warwick Dental School, and is involved in postgraduate dental teaching in both the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly and Plymouth Foundation Dental Practitioners Schemes.

He has given hands on programs in the UK, Europe, Canada and USA on behalf of GCUK, GCAmerica, Ivoclar, Kerr, Hereaus, Optident, Carl Ziess and Triodent. He is a UK "Opinion Leader" for Cosmedent (Enlighten Smiles), and Hereaus and is a member of the European Restorative Advisory Board for GC Europe. Jason is Faculty at The Centre for Esthetic Excellence, Chicago, USA.

Jason has achieved Diplomat Status in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and is a member of the "Bio-Emulation" Study Group: an international think-tank devoted to adhesive dentistry.

He has published numerous articles on adhesive and aesthetic dentistry in both the UK and abroad.

Jason is a past Chairman of The Cornwall Independent Practitioner’s Group: one of the largest independent study groups in the UK.

In 2009, he was awarded the Pankey Scholarship and in 2011 was voted in the "Top 20 Most Influential Dentists" by Dentistry Magazine.

He is married with 2 children and a Parson’s Terrier.


  • Smart Strategies for Tough Economic Times. Dentistry Oct 2010: 26-7.?*Now translated into 9 languages.
  • A Tale of Two Veneers: A Case Report. Aesthetic Dentistry Today. Nov 2010; 4(6): 21-6.
  • Posterior Direct Resins: Keeping It Simple. PPD Jan 2011;(1): 93-5?
  • The discoloured central incisor: a minimally invasive approach for maximal aesthetics. Dentistry; April 2011: 26-7.?
  • Direct or indirect restorations? Aesthetic Dentistry Today May 2011. Vol 5(3): 20-5?. Reprinted in International Dentistry (African Edition) ;1(1): 70-80.
  • Restoring Anterior Teeth Following Endodontic Treatment. PPD Sep 2011(1): 91-4?
  • Eating from the Banana Leaf: A Simplified Approach for Sustained Success. JCD Fall 2011;27(3): 40-48.?
  • The Simplified Concept: Predictable Posterior Composites. Dent Today. 2012 Jan;31(1):136-8,140.
  • The Modified Super-Closed Sandwich Technique: Reducing Polymerisation Stress in Structurally Compromised Teeth. Dental Update. Accepted for publication.

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