BVM&S BDS(Hons) CertEndod DipEndodontology MRCVS
Dual-Qualified Veterinary Surgeon & Dental Surgeon
Veterinary Dental, Oral & Maxillofacial Referrals
Dr Smithson is a dual-qualified Veterinary Surgeon and human Dental Surgeon.
Director of Orosurgeon Ltd, he operates Veterinary Dental, Oral & Maxillofacial
Referrals in North West England. First qualifying as a vet, Alex began his education
in Veterinary Dentistry in 1999. He undertook six years formal training in veterinary
dentistry, oral & maxillofacial surgery, completing EVDC Diploma training and
credentialing as he embarked on the human dentistry degree. Qualifying with
honours as a Dental Surgeon, Alex developed his interest in emergencies, pain and
oral surgery whilst working in hospital, clinic, private and NHS environments. Further
study of pain, pulp and root canal treatment saw Alex gain the post-graduate human
Certificate and Diploma in Endodontology.
Dr Smithson combines experience from veterinary specialist centres, human dental
centres and hospitals; patients have ranged from cats, dogs and humans to tigers
and gorillas. He is a member of the British Endodontic Society, British Small Animal
Veterinary Association and British Association of Oral Surgeons and is a past
President of the British Veterinary Dental Association. Alex has taught at Cambridge,
Liverpool, Bristol, Glasgow and Nottingham University Veterinary Schools and
devised the UK’s first fully intra-curricular undergraduate veterinary dentistry course
and post-graduate Certificate in Veterinary Dentistry. He is national advisor on oral
and dental health to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Professor of
Dental, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Nottingham University Veterinary School.