Michael R Norton BDS FDS RCS(Ed)
After graduating at the University of Wales College of Medicine Dental School, Michael obtained 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.
For over 20 years Michael 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 is one of the most sought after lecturer's in his field.
Since 1989 Michael has dedicated all his clinical and postgraduate time to the practice and study of implant reconstructive dentistry. In 2007 in recognition of his expertise in the field of implant dentistry, Michael was given 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.
Michael is on the Executive Council and Board of Directors of the Academy of Osseointegration and in 2005 was inducted as the 75th Fellow of this premier international implant organisation. Michael is also a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK) and in 2011 was made an Honorary Life Member for his services and dedication to this Association.
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.
Michael fulfills 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
Michael serves on the Board and Executive Council 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 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 implant journal in the world, and acts as a referee for numerous other titles. Until 2010, Michael co-owned, editied, and published the journal Dental Implant Summaries.
Michael is married to Louise and has three boys, 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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