Andrew Tinkler, Maxillofacial Prosthetist & Technologist and Clinical Dental Technician


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Senior Orthodontic, Maxillofacial Prosthetist & Technologist and Clinical Dental Technician

Professional Background

Mr Tinkler has a Higher Education Diploma is Clinical Dental Technology (UCLan), a Higher National Certificate in Advanced Orthodontics, Maxillofacial Trauma and Craniofacial Surgery Planning (Manchester) and a BTEC National Diploma in Dental Technology (Newcastle).

He is also a qualified Clinical Dental Technician with distinction, winning the Schottlander prize for the best student of his year.

Clinical Interests and Specialities

Mr Tinkler's clinical interests include the following:

Publications and Research

Mr Tinkler has been widely published in dental articles, journals and online; including and the Orthodontic Association’s website –

Professional Memberships

Mr Tinkler is a registered dental technician with the General Dental Council.  GDC Registration Number – 118079.

Mr Tinkler is a Council Member and Licentiate Member of the Orthodontic Technicians Association.

Contact Details

Office telephone number: 01524 583410

Oral and Maxillofacial Glossary

Cutaneous Malignancy - A cancerous growth on your skin

Dentinogenesis Imperfecta - Genetic disorder that causes clear or discoloured teeth

Dentoalveolar - Teeth structure and supporting sockets within the mouth

Endodontics - Study and treatment of the mouth's tissues (pulp)

GDP - This stands for General Dental Practioner, the dentist who you see regularly

Hypodontia - Missing teeth due to their failure to develop

Malocclusion - Misalignment of upper and lower when mouth is closed

Maxillofacial - Conditions that affect the jaw and face

Odontological - Scientific study of prevention and cure of diseases of teeth and tissues

Orthodontics - Dentistry treatment concerned with jaw and teeth alignment

Orthognathic Surgery - Surgery to correct conditions of the jaw and face

Periodontology - Study and treatment of the gums

Prosthodontics - Restoration of teeth through fixed or removable implants, such as dentures or crowns

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ) - Pain and restricted movement of the jaw

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