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 has published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, as well as being invited to review papers for several publications. He has taught and examined regularly for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for a number of years, and was recently appointed as Clinical Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds. David is a Non-Executive Director of Dental Care Direct, a provider of Urgent Dental Care services across West Yorkshire, and sits on several national committees associated with the specialty 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.