BVM&S BDS(Hons) CertEndodontology MRCVS
Dr Smithson is a dual-qualified Veterinary Surgeon and Dental Surgeon. Director of Orosurgeon Ltd, he operates Veterinary Dental, Oral & Maxillofacial Referrals in North West England. First qualifying as a vet, Alex undertook six years training in veterinary dentistry, oral & maxillofacial surgery. He then qualified as a human Dental Surgeon before studying pain, pulp and root canal treatment in detail to gain human post-graduate Certificate in Endodontology.
Dr Smithson combines experience from both veterinary specialist centres and human dental centres and hospitals. He is a member of the British Endodontic Society, British Association of Oral Surgeons and President of the British Veterinary Dental Association. Course Organiser for the BVDA for nine years, he teaches university and post-graduate courses UK and abroad.
Dr Smithson is the National Advisor for Dental and Oral Health to Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and lead lecturer in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at Nottingham University Veterinary School.