IDEM 2022: 8 - 10 April 2022


James Foster

United Kingdom

Dr. James Foster

Dr James Foster qualified from Newcastle Dental School (UK) in 1990 and was in General Practice for sixteen years during which time he ran two practices in Northumberland.

Dr Foster had various roles with the Northern Deanery which included seven years as a VT Adviser (latterly as a GPT scheme adviser), Workforce Adviser, Dental Tutor and a PCD Tutor. He also worked as a Clinical Supervisor in Prosthodontics at Newcastle Dental hospital for four years.

James obtained a Masters Degree in Medical Law in 2005, and has further obtained the MFGDP(UK) and a Certificate in Clinical Education.

James is a trained mentor and following his appointment as a local adviser to Dental Protection in 2004, he was appointed as an Associate Dentolegal Adviser in 2004. He joined Dental Protection as a full-time Dentolegal Adviser in 2008.

Dr Foster handles cases from several International jurisdictions, and in 2014 he was appointed Head of Dental Services for Australia and New Zealand. His role recently expanded to include Asia.