Mr Jim Carey

Mr Jim Carey

Associate Professor and Consultant in Oral Surgery

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)



I have been a dental academic working primarily in education in Oral Surgery for around two decades. I have extensive experience of teaching and assessment in my specialty of Oral Surgery, Local Anaesthesia, Communication Skills, Hypnosis and various subjects in undergraduate and postgraduate education. I have worked extensively in undergraduate and postgraduate education delivering all aspects of teaching and assessment activities for undergraduates and postgraduates in the dental programmes and specialty trainees in Oral Surgery.


Specialist in Oral Surgery

Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (MDCH) with distinction 2004London College of Clinical Hypnosis (LCCH)

Membershio of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons 2003

Postgraduate Cert. in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (University of Leeds) 2003

Certificate in Conscious Sedation (Leeds) 2003 

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BChD) 1999

Professional membership

Academic British Associartion of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ABAOMS)

Dental Sedation Teachers Group (DSTG)

Member of the Faculty Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Dental Defence Union 

UK Council of Dental Teachers of Professionalism - member

Roles on external bodies

Member of Council of Dental Teachers of Professionalism

DSTG - School representative

ABAOMS - School representative 



Teaching interests

I have interests in theory and practical teaching of, amongst others:

  • Oral Surgery
  • Routine exodontia
  • Minor Oral Sugery
  • Local Anaesthesia
  • Anxiety management
  • Sedation
  • Hypnosis
  • Medical emergencies
  • Communication skills
  • Professionalism and GDC Standards
I have developed and led lectures and workshops in the above areas for undergraduate and postgraduate students

I have experience of year leadership in an undergraduate dental curriculum and also as Admission Tutor in a previous role

Staff serving as external examiners

from October 2021 I am an external examiner for the Dental School at UCLAN



Research interests

Communication skills in dental education, dental education, hand skills in dentistry and dental education.



Reports & invited lectures

BDA Plymouth Section : Oral Surgery postgraduate talk - invited speaker January 2022 (planned)

Medical Emergencies’, ‘Medical Emergencies it Could Be You’ / ‘It Could Be You Too’ annually; West Yorkshire, 2006 - 2019 – lecturing and tuition to postgraduate dentists, dental nurses and dental hygienists from across the region. Invited Speaker: by the Yorkshire & Humber Postgraduate Deanery.


‘Tooth Extraction: a whistle-stop tour of who, why, what, where, when and how?’ Leeds, December 2019. Invited speaker at ‘Reach for Excellence; Dentistry taster day’ a widening participation event for year 12 schoolchildren.


‘Local Anaesthesia in Dentistry’ workshop Durham, November 2019. Invited speaker for dental team workshop on local anaesthetics.


Medical Emergencies’ & ‘Anxiety Management and Hypnosis’ Edinburgh Dental Institute, October 2019. Invited tutor and speaker respectively. PGCert in Dental Sedation.


Medical Emergencies update” British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) Core CPD Course, Leeds; Marriot hotel, June 2019. Invited presentation for BAOS.


Practical LA: Local Anaesthetics in Dentistry’ Durham, June 2019. Invited presentation on pharmacology, techniques, of local anaesthetics for Dental Hygiene FDT trainees.


‘Dental Anxiety: Do People Have it Forever?’ Leeds, December 2018. Invited speaker at ‘Reach for Excellence; Dentistry taster day’ a widening participation event for schoolchildren.


‘Education Research Proposal for the ABAOMS Education Group’ ABAOMS Education Committee meeting, Cardiff, December 2018.


Local Anaesthetics in Dentistry’ Durham, October 2017. Invited presentation on updates and future developments in Local Anaesthetics for Dentists and Dental Hygiene and Therapists in the region.


Learning the Leeds Way: Innovations and Collaboration for Change’ Leeds, Marriott Hotel, September 2018. Invited speaker by Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust to present on development of safe-surgery practices and lessons to be learned from the process.


‘Threads in the MChD curriculum: Professionalism’ Dental School Education Away Day, Leeds School of Dentistry, 2018


Medical Emergencies” British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS) study day, Royal College of Surgeons; Edinburgh, May 2017. Invited presentation by BAOS


Local Anaesthetics in Oral Surgery: an update Royal College of Surgeons of England; London, 2016, 2017. Invited speaker by the Programme Lead for a nationally subscribed programme in Oral Surgery.


‘An audit of zoning in Acute Dental Care’ Leeds Dental Institute Clinical Training Day. Leeds, January 2016


‘Medical Emergencies’ Invited speaker, Orthodontic department, St Luke’s Hospital Bradford, January 2015.


Minor Oral Surgery for General Dental Practitioners’ Invited speaker, Leeds School of Dentistry; Clinical Skills Laboratories, October 2013. Yorkshire Deanery course for General Dental Practitioners – minor Oral Surgery hands-on


Infections of Dental Origin’ Invited speaker, Leeds, October 2013. Yorkshire Deanery course for General Dental Practitioners – ‘surgical management of odontogenic infections’.


‘Who Wants a Health Career’ Invited speaker University of Leeds Widening Participation event 2011 and 2012.


‘Sedation Techniques’ sedation course for Specialist Registrars, Leeds Dental Institute July 2011 – invited speaker


‘Communication Skills in Dental Education’ Leeds Dental Institute Research Day November 2010. Presenting research to academic and clinical colleagues across the School.


‘Complications of Sedation & Management of Respiratory Depression’ 2010 – invited speaker, presenting to postgraduate students studying towards a qualification in sedation.


‘Learning & Teaching Communication Skills’ 2009 – Lancaster Royal Infirmary Oral Surgery departmental educational meeting – invited speaker, regional event to present to clinical and academic professionals in Oral Surgery.


‘You & Your Teeth’ 2007 community engagement event, invited speaker,


‘Extractions – Success and Failure’ 2006 - Weetwood Hall Leeds – Invited speaker Oral Surgery educational event for General Dental Practitioners.


Medical Emergencies & CPR’ 2005 – invited speaker Leeds, Yorkshire Deanery for IQE students


‘Postgraduate Course in Intravenous Conscious Sedation’ 2004 Dental Sedation Unit, Leeds Dental Institute - Invited speaker lecture on sedation technique.


‘Development of Integrated Communication Skills Teaching Within a Dental Curriculum’

at the Academic British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery conference, November 2005


Conferences organised

Academic British Associartion of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ABAOMS) annual conference - 2003, 2013 co-organiser

Other academic activities

I am an invited reviewer for the ‘Oral Surgery’ journal and the ‘European Journal of Dental Education’ and I have peer-reviewed several articles for these journals during the last decade.


Additional information


Dargue, Anna; Fyfe, Eithne; French, Kathryn; Ali, Kamran; Bailey, Edmund; Bell, Aileen; Bolt, Robert; Bulsara, Yogesh; Carey, James; Emanuel, Charlotte; Green, Rachel; Khawaja, Nadine; Kushnerev, Evgeny; Patel, Neil; Shepherd, Simon; Smart, Binthan; Smyth, Joanna; Taylor, Kate; Varma Datla, Kumar (2020) The impact of wrong-site surgery on dental undergraduate teaching: a survey of UK dental schools Eur J Dent Edu. (Online, accepted for publication. DOI 10.1111/eje.12645)


Carey JA; Madill A; Manogue M (2010) Communication skills in dental education: a systematic research review. Eur J Dent Edu, 14(2): 69-78.


Craddock, HL; Carey, JA; Kelly, S (2009) Integrated teaching of basic and clinical sciences in anxiety and pain management. Eur J Dent Edu, 13(3): 142-146.


Book chapter:


Mitchell DA and Carey, J. 2006 Chapter 17 Maxillofacial Trauma: soft tissue in: Mitchell DA An Introduction to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 221-234.


Published refereed abstracts:


Proving Prevalence to Promote Prevention; Prevalence of White-Spot Lesions as Early Signs of Tooth Decay: Gaskell H; Burke JL, Carey JA, Douglas GVA.IADR June 2014 South Africa.


Self-Assembling Peptides for Maxillofacial Bone Repair, Gough C, Burke JL, Carey J, Brookes SJ, Kirkham J 2013




RCS Edinburgh

UK Council of Dental teachers of Professionalism