Dr. James Downey BDS has worked at the practice since qualifying from Guys Hospital, London in 1992. He completed his first year of vocational training at the practice with Dr MA Samji and is now the practice owner.
Jim went to school in Manchester and is married with a young family. Outside of work he likes to keep fit and is currently in training for a marathon.
Vocational Training – this was really helpful as it provided an environment to adapt to working in general practice, with expert advice on hand and a day per week spent in further post-graduate learning.
Jim has worked part time at other surgeries in Finchampsted and Great Bookham developing experience in private practice, and in 2005 became the principal dentist and owner of Arundel Lodge Dental Surgery.
Jim has a particular interest in worn teeth, which is becoming an increasing problem and attended courses in 2010 and 2011 to help with managing these cases.
Another area of interest, outside of regular dentistry, is facial aesthetics, and in February 2013, Jim completed a course of training in facial aesthetics with Cosmetic Courses run by Adrian Richards-one of the UK’s leading plastic surgeons.
Jim completed Level 2 Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults in February 2016 and always exceeds his verifiable numbers of hours of Continuing Professional Development.