Michael Norton BDS FDS RCS(Ed)
After graduating at the University of Wales College of Medicine Dental School, Michael Norton obtained a basic training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Cardiff, St. Thomas Hospital London and the Royal London Hospital.
For 20 years Michael Norton has led the way for implant dentistry in the UK becoming one of the world's most respected and renowned implant surgeons. His considerable portfolio of research has been groundbreaking and he has become one of the most sought after lecturer's in his field.
Since 1989 Michael Norton has dedicated all his clinical and postgraduate time to the practice and study of implant reconstructive dentistry.
Michael is registered with the General Dental Council, registration number 63248.
In 2000 he fulfilled the newly established requirements set out by the General Dental Council, to be registered as a specialist in oral surgery.
In 2007, in recognition of his expertise in this field, Michael was awarded the prestigious honour of being made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Such an honour is bestowed upon only the very few and only in recognition of a significant contribution to their chosen field.
In addition Michael was inducted as the 75th Fellow of the Academy of Osseointegration in 2005. Today he is the only European to serve on its Board of Directors.
In 2011, Michael was made an honourary life member of the Association of Dental Implantology. Michael is Past President of the Association (1999-2001) and served as its scientific adviser having held the post for the last 8 years.
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. He is also clinical consultant to Astra Tech, one of the world's leading implant manufacturers.
Michael is 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.
Michael Norton has been a prolific publisher over the years with numerous contributions to leading peer review journals, through his classic textbook 'Dental Implants - A Guide for the General Practitioner', which was the first by a British Clinician on this subject and through his highly acclaimed journal Dental Implant Summaries, which he co-owns and publishes.
Michael is currently the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, which is considered to be the leading implant journal in the world, and acts as a referee for numerous other titles.
Michael is married to Louise and has three boys, Clark, Jake and Saul.
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