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Principle Dentist Mark Durnall

Mark Durnall

GDC No: 77678

Mark moved to Cornwall with his wife Stella in January 2008 so that they could raise their young family in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. He cycled from Lands’ End to John O’Groats in 2009 for MNDA and has not been on a bike since! You are more likely to find him on a golf course or spending time with his family.

Mark has always said that Dentistry is his hobby, he loves his job! He is passionate about dentistry and hopes that this shows in his work. He is continually pushing himself to advance his skills and keep up with the latest technologies, as you can read below.

Mark believes that trust is the cornerstone to building relationships with his clients and he uses digital imagery, 3D CBCT scans and bespoke models to help build this trust quickly. He invests heavily into his practice with the latest technology so that patients can benefit from the best care possible. This ranges from the latest 3D CBCT scanner, and intra-oral scanner to providing up-to date sterilisation equipment. Mark also takes pride in creating a relaxed environment for his patients care, which is evident at Pure.

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2000

Graduated from Bristol University

Mark graduated from Bristol University in 2000.
2005

One of the First

Practitioners in the UK of Clearstep the invisible brace and continues to provide clear aligner braces.
2006

Postgraduate Dental Studies

Completed a three-year diploma in postgraduate dental studies, which had special interests in oral surgery, sedation and prosthetics.
2008

Warwick University

Finished the General Implant Forum and Training (GIFT) implant course run by Warwick University.
2008

BACD Full Member

2008 he became a full member of the BACD, the British Association of Cosmetic Dentists. This means Mark has to maintain the highest standard of cosmetic dentistry skills to maintain his membership.
2009

The Dawson Academy

Begun studies with Dawson Academy in the US and continued with the European Academy. Based around the science of occlusion (the way we bite).
2010

International Team for Implantology Member

Responsible for helping to create worldwide protocols for implant dentistry.
2013

Laser Dentistry

Researched and invested into laser dentistry to provide the latest technologies for his patients.
2015

European Diploma in Implant Dentistry

Started studying for a European Diploma in Implant Dentistry. This is a practical assessment carried out over 3 years by multiple European Universities.
2015

Bought his second practice

2015 mark bought his second practice, Pure Dental health in Truro, where he has developed and grown the practice to provide excellence at every level. Now being able to offer 3D CT Scanning technology at both his practices, so he can provide fast and effective treatment planning of complex dental issues.
2016

Dental Phobia Certified

This certificate shows that Mark is able to provide care for even the most terrified of patients.
2017

Steigmann Institute Gold Certificate

Completed all 5 modules of advanced soft tissue surgery associated with dental implants, also receiving a certificate from Michigan university on the treatment of implant complications.
2018

European Diploma in Implant Dentistry

Completed a 3 year diploma, practical assessment carried out across 6 European universities. Giving the broadest coverage of all aspects of implant dentistry.
WHY CHOOSE MARK

As Your Personal Dentist

  • No one should feel embarrassed to smile, I want to reassure you that Pure will be able to help you smile with confidence again.
  • Provide comprehensive, advanced restorative and preventative dentistry ably supported by experienced and trained staff.
  • Your care is our priority and we achieve this by maintaining the highest standards possible in every aspect of your experience with us.

Mark graduated from Bristol University in 2000. In 2005 he became one of the first practitioners in the UK of ClearStep, the invisible brace, and he continues to provide clear aligner braces. In 2006 he completed a three-year diploma in postgraduate dental studies, which had special interests in oral surgery, sedation and prosthetics.

In 2008 he became a full member of the BACD, the British Association of Cosmetic Dentists. This means Mark must uphold the highest standard of cosmetic dentistry skills to maintain his membership. Also, in 2008, he finished the General Implant Forum and Training (GIFT) implant course run by Warwick University.

In 2009 he began his studies into occlusion (the way we bite) with the Dawson clinic from the United States. Mark continued advancing his skills in occlusion at the European Dawson Clinic. He has attended advanced level occlusion courses enabling him to treat complex dental issues like tooth wear and TMJ dysfunction. He was one of the first and only practitioners on Cerezen in the UK, a unique treatment for TMJD. He works closely with his wife Stella who is a spinal specialist physiotherapist in the treatment of complex facial pain.

In 2018 Mark finished his studies in a European Diploma in Implant Dentistry. This is a practical assessment carried out over 3 years by multiple European Universities. The course was run by world renowned dentists giving the broadest base of knowledge possible.

He is also a member of ITI, International Team for Implantology, which sets the protocols for Implant dentistry worldwide, in addition Mark is a member of the EAO, European Association of Osseo-integration: this is a nonbiased association that looks at all research worldwide related to implant dentistry. Mark uses several implant systems and has done many advanced courses in Implantology, this has enabled him to provide complex procedures such as ‘Teeth in a day’, bone grafting, sinus lifts and gum grafting, that other clinics cannot offer. Mark places and restores around 250 implants per year, making him one of the most experienced implantologists in the country. He lectures nationally on implantology, enabling other clinicians to provide implants to their patients.

In 2019 Mark has developed a technique that allows him to deliver teeth in a day, normally a 7-8-hour procedure, in under 4 hours by using digital technology, new implant components and multiple techniques he has learnt over the years. He is the only clinician to be offering this in the country, highlighting the fact that Mark is continually pushing himself so that his patients can benefit from receiving world class dental care.

PURE PROVIDES FREE PRESENTATIONS ON THE ADVANTAGES OF DENTAL IMPLANTS. EVERY ATTENDEE WILL RECEIVE A FREE IMPLANT CONSULTATION WITH ONE OF OUR DEDICATED IMPLANT DENTISTS, NORMALLY WORTH £120