Specialist Referral Services
Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology and Prosthodontics
BDS (B’Ham), MFDS RCPS (Glas), MSc (NCL), FDS (Glas)
Dr Matt Garnett is a specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology and Prosthodontics. He has a wealth of training, knowledge and experience in treating complex dental problems. He takes great pride and pleasure in his work and provides optimum dental care and treatment, in a relaxed environment.
About Dr Matthew Garnett
Dr. Matt Garnett graduated from Birmingham University in 1997 with Clinical Distinction and undertook his vocational dental training in the South-West of England. After 2 years in General Practice he realised that Restorative Dentistry was the area of specialism that he wanted to embark upon. He completed a year of Maxillofacial training at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and whilst working as a Senior House Officer, passed his diploma examinations and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow. He went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Restorative Dentistry at Newcastle University and graduated with Honours in 2003. During these 2 years he undertook research in the field of ‘Resin-bonded bridgework’ provided for orthodontic patients, which was subsequently published in the British Dental Journal.
In 2003, Matt started his comprehensive 5-year Specialist Training Programme at Newcastle Dental Hospital and passed his exit examinations in 2008. He was accepted on to the General Dental Council’s Specialist list in 2009 in the fields of Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics.
Matt has been working as a Consultant at Newcastle Dental Hospital since 2009, with his duties involving a diagnostic and treatment service providing advanced restorative dental care for patients within the North East. He is a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team which also provides specialist care for patients with Head and Neck Cancer, and is also a team member for the hospital Dental Implant Service. He has a further specialist interest in periodontal and mucogingival surgery and provides advanced training courses for general dental practitioners within the region.
Matt maintains his links with Newcastle University and is an Associate and Clinical Lecturer and is heavily involved with the teaching of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dental Students. He is a clinical trainer and lectures for the Postgraduate Dental Implant Training course at Newcastle University and is involved with many additional Postgraduate training courses within the North East.
Dr. Garnett is a Member of the Association of the Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry (ACSRD), the British Society of Periodontology (BSP), and the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI). He is a reviewer for the British Dental Journal and also reviews publications for the European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He has also reviewed a number of dental textbooks for the publishers Quintessence International. He is an examiner for Newcastle University and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Specialist interests for Matt are the multidisciplinary management of complex restorative problems, which include; Full-mouth rehabilitation, the management of aggressive and severe periodontitis and complex aesthetical and mucogingival problems. He has vast experience, with documented case reports for patients who have been successfully treated, with excellent functional and aesthetic long term outcomes. He is now delighted to be in a position where he is able to offer his services in the private sector.