The original concept for OMÜ came from a very simple yet fundamental observation – for a 5/10 min orthodontic appointment every month some parents are driving over an hour to pick their child up only to return them to school directly afterwards. Pressure on the pupil to make up any missed work, pressure on the parent to find time in their busy routine.
As parents of three children, at three different schools, in three different counties, this was the lightbulb moment to take our established Orthodontic service to schools.
Founder and clinical lead
Ben qualified from Bristol University in 1997. Ben and Emma opened their dental practice near Southampton, Hampshire in 2001. Ben started placing implants in 2002 and has carried out extensive post graduate training, in 2012 he passed his MSc in Dental Implantology, with distinction.
Ben places on average over 300 implants per year. At present over 35 dentists refer their patients to White Dental for Implant placement and restoration. He provides lectures and training in Dental Implant restoration. Both Ben and Emma provide complimentary dental workshops to schools.
Ben has lectured across Europe providing masterclasses and “live surgery” training in “Teeth in a day” implant surgery for dentists wishing to increase their knowledge in this area. White Dental practice in Hamble is now one of the few accredited Anthogyr Campus Education centres on the south coast.
Founder and CEO
Emma was formerly an English and Drama teacher and Director of Drama to 11 to 18 year olds. She was also practice manager at White Dental for over ten years.