James Hindle


I graduated from Leeds Dental Institute in 2005, and following roughly ten years in general dental practice, decided to return to university to begin a career in education. I spent much of my time in practice undertaking generalist work, but focused a significant proportion of my time on anxious patients.  I also had a particular interest in endodontics and oral surgery, and felt I had developed enough general experience to be able to give a little back in the education system.

I have been working at the Leeds Dental Institute for several years now, and enjoy helping students develop the foundations for their career.  Outside of the University, I am a qualified climbing instructor and joiner, and try to fill my spare time with variety, usually involving something relating to these other interests.


  • Clinical Skills B Lead


  • BChD 2005 (Leeds)

Student education

I have worked as a Clinical Teaching Fellow since 2013 in the Department of Restorative Dentistry.  I have covered many aspects of teaching through the years, but the majority of my time of late involves covering the outreach centres.  This allows me to work with the students in more of a general practice setting - an environment in which I feel my past experience and knowledge are best deployed, and can be most utilized to the benefit of the students.