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Mr. James Stafford

Professional Description:

Dental Legal Expert Witness


MSc with Distinction in Dental Implantology, MFDS RCS (Edin.), Bachelor of Dental Surgery, BDS (Sheffield), CUBS Expert Witness Certificate

Dental Department
Ashfields Primary Care Centre
Middlewich Road
CW11 1EQ
Area of work:

North West and Nationwide


Mr James Stafford is a dento-legal expert and dentist specializing in oral surgery, Providing treatment limited to private oral surgery, implantology, and intravenous sedation. He is also clinical advisor/expert for the General Dental Council in matters of Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology.

He is experienced in simple and advanced procedures relating to dental implants including:
♦ Hard and soft tissue grafting, sinus lift procedures, and immediate loading (“All-on-4”)
♦ Oral surgery procedures provided in general practice, Community Dental Services (CDS), and secondary care (hospital) settings
♦ Oral surgery procedures provided with local anaesthetic, intravenous sedation (over 1500 cases), and general anaesthetic.

Following the completion of expert witness training in 2016 (CUBS Certificate). Mr Stafford has enjoyed a steady and significant increase in the demand for dento-legal services. He provides professional service to instructing parties including an exemplary standard of report, concise and well-formatted documents, and prompt communication both prior to and following submission of the work.

Dento-Legal expertise includes:
♦ Reports limited to claims relating to implant dentistry and oral surgery
♦ Patient consultations available in Brahmall (Cheshire)
♦ 60-80 reports completed per year (70:30 ratio for Defendant:Claimant)
♦ Requests for preparation of reports increasing annually
♦ Experience of cross-examination as an expert witness at GDC hearing (February 2020) – “found to be a credible and reliable witness” (Professional Conduct Committee Determination)
♦ IOC Reference Number: ZA550460



Bond Solon Legal Training Company/Cardiff University (CUBS Expert Witness Certificate)


British Dental Association, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry, British Association of Oral Surgeons, International Team for Implantology (ITI), Association of Dental Implantology (ADI)

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