Ashley went to Wilmington Grammar School for boys and then completed a physiology degree at the University of Liverpool. He graduated with one of only three awards given to his cohort and met the conditions to study dentistry at King’s College London (GKT). He graduated from King’s in 2014 and after graduation won the prestigious ‘John McLean’ award from the British Dental Association for a multi-disciplinary case.
During DF1 year, he won the case of the year award for central Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery. Ashley was shortlisted as a finalist as Young Dentist of the Year in 2016 at both the Private Dentistry and Dentistry Awards and in 2017 Ashley was selected for the ‘Fast tract 4’ award by ‘Dentistry’ magazine. He gained the membership diploma from The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (MFDS) in 2016. While undertaking the MFDS he also completed an MSc in primary dental care.
Ashley is particularly interested in functional aesthetics (the harmony between form and function) and has completed his core studies with The Dawson Academy from America – one of the world’s top teaching institutes for advanced restorative dentistry. Ashley has carried out research with The National Migraine Centre (UK) looking at the relationship between teeth grinding (parafunction) and migraine (oral facial pain) and has lectured at the British Dental Association headquarters in London. Ashley offers anterior alignment using both fixed and removable appliances. He is half way through a MClinDent in endodontics (root canal) in order to offer his patients a high level of competency in this skill.