Mark Pugson, Dentist. BChD. (UK)
I graduated from the Leeds Dental Institute in 2013 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BChD), completed my foundation training year in York and joined Regent Street Dental in 2017. I am very proud to say that I was the first dentist to achieve the “Making A Difference Award” from Healthwatch York in 2015, for excellence in health and social care services.
I carry out routine and advanced dentistry, enjoying particularly spending time getting to know my patients and supporting them to achieve better care of their oral health, as well as a smile they are proud of. In 2018, I achieved a distinction grade when I completed the Masters in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry (MSc Rest. & Aes. Dent.) from the University of Manchester. I am now involved in mentoring on the programme, supporting students throughout their training. In 2014, I completed the full Invisalign training program, which enables me to also move teeth without the need for traditional braces. With my extensive further training, I am also the main cosmetic & aesthetic dentist at the practice. I love the huge impact that this type of work can have on an individual’s life, giving them the confidence to live life without worrying about their smile. Click here or scroll down to see some of my work, and what my patient’s have said about their time with me.
A lot of the work I provide is based on being as conservative as possible. Advances in modern day dentistry have allowed for treatment to be much more tooth and patient friendly. For example, straightening teeth with Invisalign, a course of tooth whitening and composite bonding (commonly known as Align, Bleach and Bond) has become as popular as the conventional porcelain veneers approach.
I am also very proud to have completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Implant Dentistry (PGCert Dent. Imp.) in Cambridge, which has brought this life changing aspect of dentistry to the practice. Dental implants tie in perfectly with conservative dentistry as they require no involvement of neighbouring teeth when filling a gap in your smile, and can significantly improve loose fitting dentures.
I am very lucky to have been exposed to the realms of digital dentistry early on in my career and have used this to create my own digital smile designs which enables a patient to have a “sneak peek” at what they could look like after treatment. I use digital planning in my implant dentistry as well as treatments like crowns, allowing me to offer the revolutionary “same day crown” – Gone are the days of temporary crowns and having to wait for a second appointment to have your crown fitted.
As well as working at Regent Street Dental, I also work alongside the British Dental Association within the York Division. I have spent time as the Section Chairperson as well as secretary, and am still involved in the section committee.
Outside of work, I enjoy climbing and travelling, always looking out for new corners of the world to visit with my wife. I am grateful that my group of patients have inspired me with so many holiday ideas and destinations – please keep them coming!
Looking forward to meeting you.