Dr Morley graduated from Kings College London in 1987. He practiced in central London for a number of years prior to relocating to Berkshire where he remained in general practice for 20 years.
Dr Morley became a practice owner and partner of a private clinic which offered a multi-disciplinary approach focused on providing excellent patient care. Within this role he developed significant experience working with dental implants in collaboration with specialist colleagues across the UK.
In 2008 Dr Morley moved to Edinburgh where he developed a keen interest in the management of nervous patients. He is able to provide sedation to aid patients in completing their dental treatment.
Dr Morley undertakes the following responsibilities at Vermilion:
Initial implant consultations: for patients referred to Vermilion for dental implants, Dr Morley obtains the basic data set required to work up the case. This includes the history of presenting complaint, dental history including Previsor oral health assessment, dental charting, BPE, photography, radiography and intra-oral scan. Following this pre-assessment, patients progress to a more focused consultation with the prosthodontist and oral surgeon.
Simple implant restorations: under the SAC classification (Simple, Advanced, Complex) where a patient is referred for a simple single implant crown, in appropriate cases the Vermilion oral surgeons may place the implant for Dr Morley to restore. Many referring colleagues are routinely using Vermilion’s “Refer and Restore” service whereby they restore their own patient’s implants and this remains unchanged; indeed we aim to continue to further develop this excellent programme.
Implant maintenance: Dr Morley will carry out the annual reviews of implants placed at Vermilion, in collaboration with our hygienists. He will assess three areas: the condition of the crown/bridge/denture, oral hygiene status and radiographic assessment of marginal bone levels. Dr Morley will then write an annual report to the referring dentist. Most patients are followed up for four years.