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Mr James Owens

  • Immediate Past President

James qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1991. After vocational training and a period in general practice he returned to Cardiff as a Senior House Officer in Prosthodontics where he completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery. James then spent 2 years in Bristol Dental School where he completed an MSc in oral antimicrobials and plaque control agents. He then returned to Cardiff again as a Lecturer and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Restorative where he completed his CCST in Restorative Dentistry and MRD in Prosthodontics in 2002.

James was appointed Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Morriston Hospital Swansea in 2003. He has worked across all facets of Restorative Dentistry but has a special interest in the dental care and post-operative oral rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients. He is Clinical Lead for Restorative Dentistry at Morriston and Lead for Restorative Dentistry on the All Wales Cancer Network. He has produced several papers and poster presentations on the dental rehabilitation of oral cancer patients.

James enjoys and has been heavily involved with postgraduate education and training, conducting many postgraduate courses for GDP’s and DCT’s. He has also helped organise and run the Head and Neck Dental Rehabilitation course for Specialist Trainees at Morriston since 2008. James has previously been RCS Specialty Advisor for Wales and examines for RCS Edinburgh He is currently the Training Programme Director for Restorative Dentistry in Wales.        


James Owens