Dr. James Prichard



Award                                              Institution                     Date


Programme Leader: Diploma in Clinical         BARD and CAPP                  2017



Fellow of the British Academy of                  BARD                                     2016

Restorative Dentistry


Programme Leader: Diploma in                      City of London Dental           2014

Endodontic Sciences                                      School


Visiting Professor and Programme Leader     BPP University                       2013

MClinDent in Endodontology


Clinical Teaching Fellow in Dentistry            Warwick Dentistry                  2013


Honorary Fellow (FIADFE)                           International Academy of       2011

                                                                        Dental Facial Esthetics


MSc in Restorative Dental Practice                Eastman Dental Institute        2010

Endodontic Research Project


Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice          University of London             2007

(DRDP) Endodontic Certificate Module

Materials Module and Clinical Log Book


Membership of the Faculty of                        Royal College of Surgeons

General Dental Practitioners (MFGDP)         (England)                                2004


Licentiate of Dental Surgery of the Royal     Royal College of Surgeons

College of Surgeons (LDSRCS)                     (England)                                1994


Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)                 University of London             1994

Elective: Maxillofacial Surgery Dept,

Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead



Award                                              Institution                     Date


A’Level: Biology, Chemistry, Physics            King Henry VIII School         1988




O’Level: Biology, Chemistry, Physics            King Henry VIII School         1986

Mathematics, Geography, French, Latin        Coventry

Spanish, English Language, English Literature


Teaching Positions


Programme Leader Diploma in Endodontic Sciences, City of London Dental School. 2014.


I wrote and delivered with my Faculty an overseas programme in Doha, Qatar from November 2014. Teaching is delivered via hands-on phantom head training didactic lectures, small group seminars and academic exercises including critical appraisal of published papers and case assessment exercises.


The final examination was both written and oral which I set and marked.


Visiting Professor and Programme Leader MClinDent in Endodontology at BPP University.



I have written and delivered the Endodontology course programme in association with the Dean-Stewart Harding. The course involves delivery of education via didactic lectures, seminars, academic exercises and phantom head hands-on training.


I provide clinical supervision of the students working on patients and assess and mark their submitted cases. I also supervise and mark dissertations and theses for the award of the MClinDent degree.


In addition I set and mark the post-module Assignments, and attend the exam boards to monitor and report on student progress.


I wrote and delivered an apical microsurgery course at the Warwick Surgical Training Centre in Coventry on human cadavers with Dr. M. Almasri


Associate Clinical Teacher and Clinical Supervisor in Endodontics

The University of Warwick (Department of Endodontics)

2010 - 2013


My role involved supervising the clinical training of full-time MSc Endodontic students.  I provided academic lectures and clinical demonstrations and I am also co-marker for MSc research projects. 


I taught both academic literature days and hands-on days for the Part-time students in the Certificate year in the Warwick Dentistry MSc in Endodontics. For those 3 years I led an annual full week of clinical observations at the Practice whereby these students observe the treatments that I perform on patients as live demonstrations.


Each case is preceded by a detailed discussion including signs, symptoms, diagnosis and radiographic evaluation. After treatment the procedure was critically appraised and questions answered as to why it was solved in that particular manner and the post-operative radiograph evaluated.


We also took this opportunity to teach microscope ergonomics and 4-handed dentistry when using a microscope. Each student role played as dentist, nurse and patient. Didactic teaching was given via lectures, again to reinforce the application of the endodontic science to the cases that they had just observed.


Students were encouraged to bring radiographs of their own cases and group seminars were used as a tool to develop diagnostic skills and treatment modalities specific to those cases.


I worked under the supervision of Professor Edward Lynch, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, and helped in developing the academic training programme for the full-time students. I assisted in setting, invigilating and helping double mark mock examination questions as well as leading case discussions and treatment planning exercises.


I also led, demonstrated and supervised an apical micro-surgery course for the full-time MSc students employing the latest in microscopic endodontic equipment on human cadaver heads with Dr. M. Almasri and Professor Edward Lynch.



The University of Birmingham (Dentistry)

2002 - Present


I lead Endodontic training days for DF1 dentists for several of the local schemes under the Birmingham Deanery. Having been a Vocational Trainer for a number of years I had an insight into the stresses and challenges that new graduates faced in Practice, including endodontics.


These hands-on days are designed to address cutting access cavities, identifying canals and shaping and cleaning them predictably and are supported with lectures, demonstrations and one-to-one mentoring.

Private Courses/Lectures

2002 - Present


I lecture nationally and internationally on Endodontics several times per year, including local British Dental Association (BDA), Dental Foundation (DF1), study groups and hands-on demonstrations for Schottlander (including dental nurses).


I delivered a lecture at the BDA conference in Manchester 2012 to over 550 delegates. And in 2015 will be a Keynote Speaker at the Endodontic Masterclass at Twickenham Stadium.


I demonstrate at the British Dental Trade Association (BDTA), and have run national hands-on courses several times per year on RaCe, Bio-RaCe and RaCe 123 endodontic files for Schottlander since 2004.


I also run an annual re-treatment course for GDPs in conjunction with Dr Godfrey Cutts over 2 days, which is in its 5th year. This involves collaboration with Schottlander, DP Medical and Satelec.


In addition I run courses from my Practice involving hands-on demonstrations, delegate practice on artificial teeth and is followed by “live” patient treatments, demonstrating latest developments in endodontics which qualifies for verifiable CPD.


I also teach Vocational Training Schemes in Coventry, Solihull, Stafford, Telford, Woolwich and Central London. 


Furthermore, I am an approved examiner for the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties qualification (MJDF) at the Royal College of Surgeons, and have set and submitted examination questions.


Between 2002 – 2005 I ran hands-on Endodontic courses twice a year at my practice in conjunction with a local specialist, Arta Vahdaty.  The emphasis was on biological concepts of disease, rotary instrumentation techniques (esp. NiTi), and thermoplastic obturation techniques. I designed and printed the course manual for all the delegates that included relevant literature references and DFUs.


I won prizes for Vocational Training in 2002/2003 (best case with VDP) and 2004/2005 (best Audit, including a National Prize).


Between 1995 -2003 I ran the National Certificate British Association Dental Nursing (BADN) Course in Coventry and Nuneaton.

Clinical Positions


Whitehall Dental Practice, South Molton, Devon



My family and myself relocated to Devon in august 2013. I established and Endodontic referral practice taking cases from dentists in the South West. We are currently working towards the BDA Good Practice award.


Prichard Dental Practice, Coventry

1994 – 2013


I joined the family practice in 1994 upon graduation and became a partner in 1999.  In 2005 I established an endodontic referral business and a minimum of 60% of my working week was limited to treating endodontic cases. I take referrals for more challenging cases, and have an external referral service for local dentists, completing over 350 cases per year.


In the Practice itself I focussed on training not only myself but also the whole dental team.  I purchased 2 microscopes for the practice and developed my knowledge base and skill level.  I taught the other partners and FD’s how to use contemporary techniques safely and we now have 4 microscopes.


I had 11 nurses with a BADN qualification, all of whom gained the Certificate in Dental Radiography, and 3 nurses with the NVQ in Dental Nursing.  I had 3 nurses with a BTEC in Dental Reception, and 2 nurses with BTEC’s in Dental Practice Management.


In 2004 we achieved the Investors in People Standard and in 2008 the BDA Good Practice award.





I completed my dissertation titled “An in-vitro study into the effect of ultrasonic irrigation variables on the dimensions of artificial root canals” in December 2010.  I was awarded a distinction and it was published in abstract in the International Endodontic Journal in December 2011.


I have had articles published in the International Endodontic Journal, The BDJ, Endodontic Practice, Dentistry Magazine, The Probe and PPD all on Endodontics.


ACUTE IRREVERSIBLE PULPITIS: endodontic management and complicating factors. Endodontic Practice February 2015


Chapter: Messages from the Dental Masters 2 “How to Enjoy and Thrive in Your Dental Career” January 2014


Make time between diagnosis and patient treatment  a priority-The Probe Oct. 2013


Ultrasonics: Versatile and Predictable Outcomes: Prichard JW The Probe June 2013.


An in-vitro study into the effect of ultrasonic irrigation variables on the dimensions of artificial root canals: Prichard JW, Bozec L, Ng Y, Gulabivala K IEJ December 2011


The effect of surface tension reduction on the clinical performance of sodium hypochlorite in endodontics: G. Rossi-Fedele, J. W. Prichard, L. Steier and J. A. P. de Figueiredo

Article first published online: 27 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/iej.12022


Rotation or reciprocation: a contemporary look at NiTi instruments?

Br Dent J. 2012 Apr 13;212(7):345-6. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.268.

Prichard J. Warwick Dentistry, The University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL.


Effects of ultrasonic irrigation variables: Endodontic Practice, The Probe January 2012, Roots Magazine January 2012,


Case Reports: “A 3 canalled lower premolar” Endodontic Practice 2012. and “Under the Microscope” interview for Endodontic Practice 2012


Other Publications: Reciproc: First impressions 2012; PPD magazine “what’s in Practice”.  

Committees and Memberships


  • Exam Board BPP University
  • Endodontic Course Committee, Warwick Dentistry, The University of Warwick
  • Chairman Dental Education Committee (Coventry PCT)
  • Chairman Coventry Branch BDA
  • Member of Contract Implementation Team (Coventry PCT)
  • Member of Education Steering Group (NVQ level 3 Dental Nursing) - Matthew Bolton College, Leamington Spa.
  • Chairman Coventry LDC 2004- 2006 (spent 2 years as Vice-Chairman previously)
  • Member of the British Endodontic Society
  • Member of the British Society of Restorative Dentistry.


From Shaping to Sealing: Cutting edge endodontics

 This course will teach delegates how to use recent advances in endodontic treatment to improve their patients’ clinical outcomes. Each delegate will have close supervision during hands-on training to maximise learning outcomes and time will be spent to give opportunities to address dentists’ questions and concerns.  

Prof. Prichard will take the delegates through the principles and objectives of successful endodontic treatment, including the biological principles of canal preparation and its link to current thinking on irrigation and disinfection. 

The limitations of previous thinking in endodontics will be addressed, which assumed that canals were round and that their preparations should also be. Delegates will learn how recent advances in NiTi metallurgy for the first time allow dentists to shape, finish and clean canals according to their true 3 Dimensional morphology. Delegates will see how you can not only clean far more of the canal system without sacrificing root dentine, but also fill it with ground-breaking new Bioceramics. 


 Aims, Objectives & Anticipated Outcomes

> Understanding the biological principles and objectives of successful endodontic treatment.

> Understanding why 3 Dimensional cleaning and filling of the canal can improve your clinical success rate.

> Learning about the new technologies behind the XP-endo range. Understanding how a single XP-endo Shaper file can instrument more of the canal more efficiently, generate less debris in the apical third and yet be less aggressive than traditional NiTi files.

> Learning about the clinical uses and outcomes with XP-endo Shapers and Finishers.

> Intensive hands-on training to help delegates successfully apply new technologies in practice.

> Understand how the new TotalFill Bioceramic materials change the philosophies of obturation and dealing with root repairs.