Our Staff at Newcastle Heaton Road

Profesor Ross Hobson

Senior Clinical Orthodontist, Partner

BDS (Newcastle)
MDS (Newcastle)
PhD (Newcastle)

FDS RCPS (Glasgow)
FDS RCS (Edinburgh)
FDS RCS (England)
MDOrth RCS (Glasgow)

G.D.C. Registration number: 58981. Registration date 03rd July 1984

Ross qualified from Newcastle in 1984. Determined to be an academic orthodontist, he undertook house jobs in Birmingham and Newcastle. He was a junior lecturer in oral biology for 2 years gaining his Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS) degree. He then headed north to Glasgow for his registrar training in oral and maxillo facial surgery, paedodontics (children's dentistry), prosthodontics (dentures), periodontics and oral medicine, gaining his Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS, RCPS).

Ross travelled to Dundee for his specialist registrar training in orthodontics, passing his MDOrth examination before returning to Newcastle as Lecturer in Orthodontics in 1992. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in 2001. He was head of Child Dental Health and Degree Programme Director for the MSc in Orthodontics 3 years specialist training until he left the university in April 2009.

In 2000 Ross founded the first private-only specialist orthodontic practice in the North of England and is the owner and driver of the development of the Windmill Dental Suite, the North of England's first private specialist referral centre. In 2010 he established Windmill Orthodontics a series of specialist orthodontics practices across the North of England.

Ross has an international reputation as an exceptional clinical orthodontist, having led the world renowned Newcastle Hypodontia Team for 10 years. His clinical expertise in the management of hypodontia (missing teeth), orthognathic (jaw) surgery and ectopic/ unerupted (misplaced) teeth is unsurpassed. Ross has published over 100 articles on orthodontics, dental material and dental education research. He has been active in developing dental education for both undergraduates and postgraduates in the North East, the UK and internationally in Europe. This was recognised in 2009 when Ross became the first dentist to be awarded the prestigious Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. In the same year, the Association for Dental Education presented him with their Excellence in Dental Education award.

Ross has also been active in dental politics; he chaired the Central Dental Academic Staff Committee and was a member of the executive board of the British Dental Association from 2004-2008. In 2010 Ross was awarded Fellowship for the BDA (the associations highest honour) for his work for the BDA and the dental profession.

He is married to Sally, a school head teacher and has two boys, Peter and Simon. In his spare time he is a keen sailor, racing in the world's biggest events - holding two world records and a number of major race wins.

David Hone

David studied dentistry in Trinity College Dublin qualifying in 1994. He then spent the next five years in a variety of hospital based jobs and general practice around the UK including Torquay, Sunderland, Stoke and Wolverhampton before deciding to specialise in orthodontics.

David commenced a three year specialist programme in Guys hospital London and Canterbury qualifying with an MOrth from Edinburgh in 2002 and was entered into the specialist list for orthodontists.

Over the last ten years he has worked exclusively as a specialist orthodontist both in his own practice and part time in hospital orthodontics in Dublin.

He returned to the North East where his wife comes from in late 2012 and joined our practice in Feburary 2013 .

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