Following an initial career in General Practice I worked as a Senior Clinician in Restorative Dentistry, University of Stellenbosch, SA and obtained and MDSc degree in 1998. I became a Lecturer in Endodontics/Honorary Specialist Registrar at the University of Dundee and was accepted onto the Endodontic Specialist list in 2004.
Since then I have worked three days a week at Edinburgh Dental Specialists, treating endodontic referrals from throughout Scotland. I work two days a week as a Senior Clinical Teacher in Endodontics at the University of Dundee where I coordinate and teach the undergraduate and MDSc programme. In addition to this I have given several postgraduate courses to General Dentists throughout Scotland.
- Microbiology of pulpal and periradicular disease and efficacy of canal disinfectants
- Radicular cyst formation
- Restoration of the endodontically treated tooth
- Second Year: Introduction to Clinical Skills Course
- Third Year: Introduction to Root Canal Treatment Course
- Forth Year: Advanced Root Canal Treatment Course
- MDSc students: Endodontic module
- Vocational trainees: Aberdeen, Perth and Dundee schemes
- Section 63 Courses: Throughout Scotland
Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry, Second Edition, Edited by EO Odell, Published by Churchill Livingstone, Case 40: Molar Endodontic Treatment, DNJ Ricketts, CME Tait
Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry, Third Edition, Edited by EO Odell, Published by Churchill Livingstone, Case 47: Molar Endodontic treatment, DNJ Ricketts, CME Tait, Case 48: An endodontic problem, DNJ Ricketts, CME Tait
Effectiveness of three root canal medicaments to eliminate Actinomyces israelli from infected dentinal tubules in vitro. NJ Basson, CME Tait S Afr Dent J 2001; 56: 499-501
The use of copying techniques for the replacement of complete dentures. Part 1, BJJ Scott, CME Tait, GA Cowper, L Wilbraham, D Bowdidge, CPD Dentistry 2003; 4(3): 67-73
Copying techniques for the replacement of complete dentures. Part 2, BJJ Scott, CME Tait, GA Cowper, L Wilbraham, D Bowdidge, CPD Dentistry 2003; 4(3): 74-80
Restoration of the root filled tooth: pre-operative assessment, CME Tait, DNJ Ricketts, AJ Higgins, BDJ 2005; 198(7): 395-404
Tooth preparation for post-retained restorations, DNJ Ricketts, CME Tait, AJ Higgins, BDJ 2005
Post and core systems, refinements to tooth preparation and cementation, DNJ Ricketts, CME Tait, AJ Higgins, BDJ 2005
Compromised anterior roots- intra-radicular rehabilitation, BDJ 2005
Undergraduate: 2nd, 3rd and 4th year BDS
2nd BDS: Pulpal and periradicular pathology, Systematic pulp and periradicular diagnosis and direct pulp capping, The use of rubber dam in endodontics
3rd BDS: Investigation and diagnosis, Pulp space anatomy, access design for anterior and premolar teeth and difficulties with LA during endodontic treatment, Preparation of the root canal system, Obturation of the root canal system.
4th BDS: Access and preparation of molar teeth, Management of endodontic pain, Root canal retreatment procedures, Surgical treatment of apical periodontitis.
Postgraduate: Endodontic module for MDSc course
Courses Section 63, Vocational Training
Webinars for Dentsply UK
Scottish Dental Showcase, WaveOne reciprocation technique
4th Middle East Dentistry Conference, Abu Dhabi, October 2012, presentation of two lectures