Charlie Maran qualified in 1988 from the University of Dundee and immediately left for the Eastman Dental Center in New York for a 2 year postgraduate training program. On return to the UK Charlie worked at the Dental school at Newcastle University and completed an Masters degree in Restorative Dentistry.
Charlie is a GDC registered specialist in Periodontics and is the periodontist to the department of restorative dentistry at the Edinburgh Dental Institute where he teaches twice weekly.
What is endodontics?
Endodontics is also better known as Root Canal Treatment. Root Canal Treatment becomes necessary when the nerve of a tooth becomes irreversibly damaged, and therefore has to be surgically removed.
Periodontal disease affects the gums, bone and other supporting tissues of the teeth. Most individuals suffer gum inflammation from time to time, around 10% of the population appear to suffer from the more severe forms.