Mr John Wibberley (CDT)
John started his career as one of the first full time students studying for a Certificate in Dental Technology, qualifying in 1978 from Manchester Polytechnic. John’s first appointment was in the Department of Prosthodontics at Manchester Dental Hospital.
Eight months later he then moved to North Manchester General Hospital gaining more experience in a maxillofacial unit. After gaining his advanced City and Guilds in crown and bridgework John joined the RAF dental branch in 1980. Leaving the RAF in 1982, John gained valuable commercial experience in several different commercial laboratories and hospitals until eventually opening his own lab, Portland Ceramics in August 1985, specialising in implantology and high quality restorations. In March 2001 Portland Ceramics was acquired by Boots Dental Care. In May 2005, he set up Waters Edge Ceramics and currently employ’s 17 full time technicians.
John has traveled extensively attending courses in France, Germany, Italy and Holland and has visited the USA over twenty times attending courses. He has also presented to the Association of Dental Implantology, the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and Nobel Biocare World Conference in Las Vegas May 2007.
In June 2005 John was awarded a Fellowship of the British Institute of Dental and Surgical Technologists. He is currently The Director of Education on the Dental Laboratories Association board of Directors.
After qualifying as a Clinical Dental Technician in 2015 he gained further training in Japan with Professor Jiro Abe and became an international instructor in the Lower Suction Denture Technique, one of only a few clinicians worldwide.