James Talbot's Profile

James Talbot  

James strives to provide the highest quality dental care based on evidenced based research and clinical experience.

He believes that prevention and accurate diagnosis are the corner stones of modern dentistry.

It is possible to integrate proven solutions and modern technologies to provide the best solutions for patient problems in relaxed and friendly surroundings where patients come first!

Areas of interest

General dental care
Preventative dental care
Cosmetic dentistry; including whitening, composite and ceramic veneers
Complex restorative dentistry; including management of worn and dilapidated dentitions
Implant placement and restoration

James is a keen exponent of continuing education; regularly attending dental conferences and talks, reads widely, and lectures locally and nationally restorative dentistry and implant treatments.


Graduated Otago Dental School 1993 with credit, after gaining several prizes for academic excellence
Worked in dental hospitals in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK before passing Fellowship Exams to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 1998 (in Oral Surgery)

Worked for 7 years in a progressive private practice in Richmond, London

Studied at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in London, gaining a Masters in Conservative Dentistry (with Distinction) in 2005, and receiving the 3M prize for clinical and academic achievement

Worked as an Associate Specialist in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal London Hospital before returning to New Zealand July 2006

James is currently a member of NZDA, British Society of Restorative Dentistry, Australasian Osseointergration Society, and a member of International Team for Implantology.

James is a keen skier, who loves the great outdoors and enjoys good wine and good food.