Dr Damian Bourke

Dr Damian Bourke

Dr Damian Bourke

Giving someone the confidence to face the world with a big smile can make a huge difference to their life, whatever their age.

Dr Damian Bourke has many years of experience in listening to peoples’ concerns about their smiles. His understanding is the key to achieving the best result for each individual. Damian uses the information to tailor the orthodontic treatment to address the concerns and to create a smile that the individual can feel they have had a part in creating too.

“I understand the need for a person to express how they feel about their smile and to discuss what they would like to change and improve. It is extremely important when creating a smile that they are comfortable with it and can enjoy it freely.” Damian explains.

The Orthodontic Centre has been designed to allow the process of creating smiles to happen in a friendly, comfortable and efficient environment.

“We have the very best equipment and brace technology to provide the fastest treatment possible with the greatest comfort and least fuss. Our patients appreciate our brace-work having very little impact on their day-to-day lives.” explains Damian.

Basic dental degree[s]:

LDS - Licentiate in Dental Surgery - Royal College of Surgeons of England
BCHD - Bachelor of Dental Surgery – University of Leeds

Postgraduate residencies:

University of Leeds Dental School
St James University Hospital, Leeds
Queens Hospital, Burton
Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield

Additional and specialist qualification[s]:

FDS Fellowship in Dental Surgery [Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery]
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
FFD Fellow of the Faculty of Dentistry [Orthodontics]
Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
MDO Membership in Dento facial Orthopaedics
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Professional memberships and affiliations:

Registered Specialist Orthodontist with the General Dental Council
Full registration with the General Dental Council
Orthodontic Specialists Group, British Orthodontic Society
World Federation of Orthodontists
American Association of Orthodontists
Clinical Teacher, Leeds University Orthodontic Therapy programme
NEBDN Approved Training Centre

Expertise and techniques:

  • Orthodontic care for children of all ages
  • Adult treatment
  • Aesthetic and invisible braces
  • Invisalign© and Clearstep™
  • Lingual orthodontics
  • Orthognathic and surgical orthodontics
  • Self-ligating braces
  • Tooth whitening

Interview with Dr Damian Bourke

Why did you become an orthodontist?
I saw what orthodontics could do to enhance peoples' lives and I decided that it was the career for me!

What fascinates you about your work?
Being the Principal Orthodontist at The Orthodontic Centre enables me to express many aspects of my skills. I am a highly trained and skilled clinician and also Principal at the practice which gives me overall responsibility for both patients and staff. This is the key to our success as we focus on our patients as well as our staff, which ultimately means that the patient receives the best possible care.

What is your chairside style?
I like to work as part of a team with synergy being a central focus. Our team works hard to give the best service possible in an open and friendly environment.

What are your hobbies?
I like to spend time with my family and friends in near and far away places and if it involves activities such as skiing, walking and swimming, then all the better.

Best advice you ever received?
Work hard and play hard.

One thing you would teach every patient?
A smile can be for life, as long as you look after it.