His Professional and Personal Profile
Stuart Orton-Jones possesses vast and comprehensive knowledge on the world of dentistry, having attended (both as a participant and as a lecturer) numerous conferences and courses in several countries in the world including North America, Europe the Near East and the Far East. He is a member of the following organizations: The Association of Dental Implantologists (ADI) UK, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and the Alabama Implant Study Group.
A Brief History of Stuart
After being a resident dental house surgeon at Guy’s Hospital and at the Maxillofacial Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital London and practicing in London for four years he decided to leave the England and travel. He wanted to leave the UK to spread his wings and pursue both professional and personal growth. His destination was the United States where he studied at Northwestern Dental School Chicago. He then practiced in Ontario, Canada for six years. Before returning to England he travelled throughout the United States for nine months visiting dental practices and attending courses.
Since 1977 he has lived and practice dentistry in England.
He quotes his hobbies as “Dentistry, fine food, motor racing and women” For some years he has not had time for the last one.
Stuart has never been married. He says that it is the only mistake he has not made yet.
Stuart has conducted intensive practical courses in the UK and continues to Lecture and provide Courses in the UK and around the world on the following fields of study:
- Restorative Dentistry
- Complete Dentures
- Diagnostics and Treatment Planning
- Quality Dentistry
- Treatment of Headaches and Temporomandibular Joint Problems
Stuart Orton-Jones, however, is much more than just a renowned dentist and international lecturer, but also a man with a desire to enjoy what life has to offer in the most enthusiastic of ways…
He is a philosopher, whose passions include:
This is me with Arthur Enjoying Listening to Classical Music
I used to do Horse Riding but now it’s far too dangerous at my age.
I noways enjoy high speed circuit driving in my Crosle car at Brands Hatch, Silverstone, etc. etc…
“The problem with London is the tourists. They cause the congestion. If we could just stop the tourism, we could stop the congestion.” The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gaffe 2010.
Lover of Animals
Stuart Orton-Jones – His Goals and Reasons for Teaching Dentistry around the World
Stuart Orton-Jones has the fervent desire to share his knowledge about the world of dentistry to as many professionals around the world as possible. His love for travel goes hand in hand with his goal to impart knowledge to professionals from all over the world. After being a participant himself on numerous conferences and courses worldwide, he saw the need for more detailed and hands-on courses. This would provide more benefits to those who are interested in learning more about highly-specialized dentistry topics.
Stuart Orton-Jones cites the following as his other reasons for his desire to teach dentistry:
A Sense of Destiny – Stuart Orton-Jones believes that it is his destiny to impart, to the best of his ability, his knowledge gained from many generous people over the years, to as many interested people as possible. This is also the reason why he has travelled all over the world giving courses and lectures –often without any fees or charges.
Ambition for Dentistry – Stuart Orton-Jones has these goals for dentistry: To be able to provide painless procedures and to remove as few teeth as possible. These goals are what motivate him to pursue modern innovations that can provide painless treatments, with the goal of saving affected teeth in any way possible.
Personal Growth – When Stuart Orton-Jones left Cheltenham College aged 18 he felt that he had not taken the best advantage of the opportunities presented to him. As a result he took advantage of the many activities available to students at Guy’s Hospital Dental School in London where he obtained his dental degree.
Stuart Orton-Jones is a Christian atheist; he does not believe in God, but believes in the Christian principles – an ideology evident in his desire to share his knowledge to as many of his fellow dental professionals as possible.
“If my worst enemy fell over in front of me and hurt themselves I would help them. There may be just one or two exceptions.” – Stuart Orton-Jones
Stuart Orton-Jones – The Institute
Based on Northamptonshire, England, the Stuart Orton-Jones Institute is managed and run by Stuart Orton-Jones, along with a team of dedicated dental professionals, who come from a variety of professional backgrounds. The Institute’s main goal is to impart participants with the skills needed to efficiently treat their own patients. The courses put a lot of emphasis on practical exercises, providing the participants with the chance to experience hands-on training rather than lectures. Because, after all – lectures alone cannot be used to treat patients in real life situations!
About Stuart’s Applied Anatomy Course
“I was stimulated to devise my Applied Anatomy Course after becoming frustrated by several anatomy courses I attended in Europe and the United States. Too much time was spent on irrelevant information and irrelevant dissection of structures I was not interested in. I therefore went to the Bristol Dissection Department and dissected what I wanted to see and did oral surgery implant procedures that I wanted to do. I then devised this course and conducted it in the United Kingdom and in the United States. The response from participants has been amazing.” – Stuart Orton-Jones
Stuart Orton-Jones – What Participants on his courses have to say about them
These comments are from the people whose professional lives have been touched and enriched by Stuart Orton-Jones:
“The Stuart Orton-Jones Anatomy course is the most practical, useful and appropriate course for all dentists practising or embarking on the field of surgical dentistry. Working on fresh cadavers is really just like performing surgery on a live patient – it’s that realistic.”
““This is a fantastic hands-on dissection course using fresh cadavers in an excellent facility. A must for people doing implants.”
“The Practical Surgery, Implantology and Applied Anatomy Dissection Course was one of the best organised and most thorough that I have ever taken.
Everything is directly applicable. The value of this course is immeasurable ”
“This is a unique course where surgical skills can be practiced and enhanced without risk and is of great benefit to novices and experts alike. It has given me the confidence to exceed and succeed in my professional career.”
“You are a genius, what more can I say.”
“When I was a student professors (‘high chins’ as I call them) concentrated too much on didactics. If only we had someone like you to teach us what really matters.”
“You are the first true innovator in Dental Teaching that I know of and am proud to be in your contact book.”
“Yours presentations are excellent.”
“The Stuart Orton-Jones courses are the most practical, useful and appropriate course for all dentists.”
“The best organised and most thorough that I have ever taken. Everything is directly applicable. The value of this course is immeasurable.”
“These are fantastic hands-on courses.”
Stuart Orton-Jones – Through His Brother’s Eyes
To be able to understand the depth of Stuart Orton-Jones’ persona – both as a dentist and as a man – it is a great idea to read about what his brother, Michael Orton-Jones, has to say about him. After reading through the whole excerpt below, one will be able to discover how Stuart Orton-Jones became the man that he is today – and how he continues to be one of the most passionate individuals in the world of dentistry:
“As a small boy my Grandfather looked after my teeth. He had studied at Guy’s Hospital and practised in Brecon, South Wales. His father had died when he was very young and he had just sufficient money to qualify as a dentist. On the day that he heard he had passed his final examinations he withdraw the last five pounds he had in the world from the bank. There was no welfare state in those days. Equipment was fairly primitive although effective enough. The drill was a treadle which my Grandfather had to pedal.
My mother was also a dentist. Guys Hospital Dental School did not accept women in her day but she managed to gain a place at Bristol University rather against the odds as she was the first woman to be allowed to take the course. She later practised as a school dentist which allowed her time to look after my brother and me during the school holidays. Most of her income went to pay for our school fees.
I am fortunate to have been looked after by three generations of my family. They were all dedicated to their profession but Stuart more so than any. His character is obsessive and he is obsessed with dentistry which explains his extraordinary zeal in pursuing perfection in dentistry no doubt greatly to the advantage of his patients and his profession worldwide.
It would be surprising not to find teeth and dental artifacts in every room in his house. He often carries his laptop wherever he goes so that he can work on his presentations on dental procedures at every available moment. His mind is focused on dentistry day and night, seven days a week.
His interest in occlusion and gum care has been most beneficial to me personally. It is a joy to have teeth that not only do not hurt but bang together perfectly and with gums that do not bleed. Stuart explains that gums should be tough like a gardener’s hands. I use tooth picks every day to achieve this, and keep tooth picks in my car as well as in various convenient places around the house and of course in my pocket.
Stuart’s sixteenth century thatched Cottage is the oldest in our village of Harpole and built probably around the time when Elizabeth 1st was on the throne of England. It is believed that it was used as the village bakery and for cobbling shoes. Stuart has converted it to open plan and has considerably extended it to provide space for his dental treatment area and a large multi-purpose room he uses for all manner of dentally related activities and particularly for teaching.
As a teacher of many aspects of dentistry, Stuart has the advantage of being a comprehensive generalist which he can only achieve by devoting the bulk of his waking time to the subject. It is unlikely that any teaching hospital professor can have the same zeal and hands on knowledge of his curriculum.
Stuart has travelled the world helping dentists in many countries, particularly in the developing world, to improve their methods at no doubt considerable financial cost to himself.
In addition to dentistry Stuart is a culinary enthusiast and regularly holds gourmet evenings at his house, and his ability to think “out of the box” has in the past inspired him to hold tasting events including a “Know your Nuts” evening and a “Know your Cans” event. It was astonishing to find that most of us could not tell the difference between peanuts and walnuts when ground up, and that our palates could not distinguish between Coca Cola and Carlsberg after the first few swallows!
Stuart is an original thinker, an obstinate pursuer of his cause and an unusually creative person. Stuart is a one off and a valuable member of society. “
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