IDEM 2026: 17-19 April 2026
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James Foster


Dr James Foster

Deputy Dental Director and Dental Australia/Asia Lead, Dental Protection

Dr Foster qualified from Newcastle Dental School in 1990 and was in general practice for 16 years during which time he ran two practices in Northumberland. He held various roles with the Northern Deanery in education and also worked as a Clinical Supervisor in prosthodontics at Newcastle Dental Hospital. Dr Foster obtained a Masters degree in Medical Law in 2005, and has further obtained the MFGDP(UK) and a Certificate in Clinical Education. In 2004, he was appointed as a Dental Protection Associate Dento-Legal Adviser, before becoming a full-time Dento-Legal Adviser in March 2008. In November 2019, Dr Foster was awarded the Foundation Fellowship of the Faculty of Forensic & Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians.