After qualifying in Glasgow, David underwent his Vocational Training in General Practice in Aberdeenshire. Thereafter, he worked with children and adults with special needs in Glasgow, prior to working in oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontology, paediatric dentistry and orthodontics in the West of Scotland. He also obtained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow during this time. He then went on to complete his Masters in Paediatric Dentistry in the internationally renowned department at the University of Leeds, which was awarded with Merit in 2011. At the same time, he underwent Specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry in both the hospital and primary care environments, completing his training in May 2012. He won the MDDUS prize for research as an undergraduate student and won a national prize from the BSPD for his Masters research.
David previously held an Honorary Clinical Tutor post at the University of Leeds and has been involved in postgraduate training, and has published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, as well as being invited to review papers for several publications. He is currently an examiner for MFDS at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and is a Non-Executive Director of Dental Care Direct, as well as being the Senior Dental Officer in Paediatric Dentistry for Leeds Community Dental Service. He is a member of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry.
Clinically, his particular interests lie in the management of dental trauma, providing high-quality restorative care for children, medically compromised children and developmental defects and anomalies, but he enjoys all aspects of providing child-friendly dental care.
Outside of dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, as well as playing the clarinet, keeping fit and following rugby union.