Ian Gordon

BDS N’cle1984 MFGDP 2002

GDC No. 58968

Ian Gordon was born in Stokesley “several decades ago” moving only  when he gained a place  at Newcastle Dental School from where he qualified in 1984.

Ian returned to North Yorkshire to work in Guisborough and then Acklam before starting his own practice , The Dental Centre, in Eaglescliffe in 1989.

Ian expanded that NHS practice group to include practices in Middlesbrough, Martonside and Guisborough before leaving to establish Vitality with his wife Jayne in 2008.

Ian has been involved in Dental Politics and Vocational Training throughout his 34 year career – he is currently Chair of the North Yorkshire and Yorkshire regional Local Dental Committees and was previously Chair of the Tees LDC.  Ian retains a clinical commitment on Tuesdays and Thursdays providing a wide range of dental treatment – he still particularly enjoys Endodontic treatment and provides Invisalign (clear braces) treatment at the practice.

Developing Vitality has been challenging but very rewarding and has resulted in the established 3 surgery practice we see today which offers routine care as well as advanced care from visiting implant dentists.

Ian has been delighted that so many colleagues have joined him at Vitality sharing the clinical treatment and therefore allowing Ian time  to fulfil his other role as a managing partner in the wider Alpha Vitality Group as well as providing dento-legal advice to one of the Dental indemnity companies. Alpha Dental Group which Ian established with 4 other partners in 2008 and now operates 12 practices from York to Chester Le Street.

Outside of work Ian lives in Osmotherley with his wife Jayne  they have 3 older children, Christine a dentist in London ( who cannot be persuaded to move “up North”  John is a chef and Jake is at University.

Leisure time usually involves travelling, meeting and entertaining friends and colleagues – completing the Munros is still a very part completed challenge which might happen one day – less certain is whether a golf course will ever be completed in under 100!