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Ian Buckle, BDS

Senior Faculty Member & Director of Dawson Academy UK

Dr. Ian Buckle Clinical Director of Dawson Academy UKIan Buckle is the first International member of the teaching faculty at the Dawson Academy for Advanced Dental Education in St. Petersburg, Florida

As The Dawson Academy UK’s Clinical Director, Dr. Buckle lectures nationally and internationally on functional and aesthetic dentistry. He is involved directly with the hands on courses of the Core Curriculum, seminars, & study clubs and provides continuing education to dental professionals more recently across Europe. He spends approximately two-thirds of his time in practice and the other third as an educator. He believes this balance keeps him on the leading edge of both disciplines.

Ian qualified from Liverpool University in 1985. He has over 30 years experience in general practice both in the Private sector and with the National Health Service. A member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), British Dental Association (BDA) and Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) he completes over 100 hours of postgraduate education every year.

Ian Buckle runs a Private Practice in the picturesque village of Thornton Hough on the Wirral concentrating on comprehensive reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry. The Practice is the UK facility for The Dawson Academy located in a renovated 17th century sandstone barn.


Peter Dawson, DDS

Founder of the Dawson Academy

Dr. Peter Dawson Founder of the Dawson AcademyPeter Dawson, DDS is considered to be one of the most influential clinicians and teachers in the history of dentistry. He is the author of the all time best selling dental text, “Evaluation, Diagnosis and Treatment of Occlusal Problems,“ which is published in 13 languages. His newest book “Functional Occlusion from from TMJ to Dentistry” has already set record sales as one of the fastest selling medical textbooks ever released by its publisher. He is the founder of the “Concept of Complete DentistrySM Series” as well as the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental StudySM. In addition to numerous awards and special recognitions, Dr. Dawson is the past president and life member of the American Equilibration Society, a past president of the Academy of Restorative Dentistry and the American Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.