BDS (U.Lond) DPDS (U.Brist)
James and his wife moved to Yorkshire in 2011, and he has been principal dentist at James Pegg Dentistry since 2016. Prior to that he was a partner in a high profile private practice in Reading, Berkshire. He qualified in 1988 from The University of London after five years of study at Guy’s Hospital Dental School, and also gained a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies from the University of Bristol in 1999 after 3 years’ part-time study in Periodontology, Oral Surgery, and Bridgework. During his time in practice he has developed a special interest in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry whilst maintaining a commitment to minimally invasive dentistry. He enjoys helping his patients to find long-lasting solutions to their dental problems, from the smallest filling right through to the most complex and advanced re-constructive restorative dentistry. He also makes sure there is time every day to see emergency patients, and is always delighted to welcome new patients to the practice whether it be for an emergency or a routine appointment.
James ensures his knowledge and skills remain contemporary by on-going postgraduate study, and by membership of several professional organisations. He is a member of the following societies:
British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
British Society of Periodontology
British Endodontic Society
British Society for the Study of Prosthodontics
When James is not at work he is a keen motorcyclist and photographer, and he and his wife enjoy travelling – both at home and abroad. Most special however is the time they get to spend with their three grandchildren, James, George and Florence.
From 2009 until September 2012 he worked as a general dentist in mixed NHS and private practices in the Lancashire region. During this period he completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Implant Dentistry at the Trafford General Hospital, Manchester, directed by Prof.Cemal Ucer from the University of Salford. Dr.Moreno has a keen interest in dental research and managed to publish a number of articles in international dental journals. From a very early stage, Dr. Moreno was fascinated with the complexity of gum disease and was clear he wanted to pursue his passion enrolling in a full time specialist training program. In 2012 he was accepted in the 3-year Periodontology course in the world-renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London. The Eastman MClinDent(Periodontology) program is one of the 11 european periodontology programs, and the only one in UK, that is accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). After graduating, besides working as a specialist periodontist he dedicated part of his time as an Honorary clinical supervisor and Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow for the MclinDent specialist trainees in Periodontogy at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London. Most recently, he has been appointed as a Clinical lecturer at the same institution where he will also carry cutting edge research investigating the use of stem cells for periodontal regeneration as part of his PhD project. Federico welcomes referrals for all aspects of periodontal care and dental implant placement alone or in combination with grafting procedures. Outside dentistry, Federico enjoys cycling and playing football as well as attending many of the social and professional events available in London!
Lisa qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Manchester University Dental Hospital in 1996. She was awarded the Dentsply Hygienist of the Year Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance, and the University Prize for the Highest overall Final Examination result.
Lisa is a long-standing member of the practice team, having worked here for 14 years before James took over the practice in 2016.
Lisa is involved in the care of routine dental patients, as well as those with more complex and advanced gum problems. She especially enjoys working closely with Federico Moreno Sancho, our Specialist Periodontist, from the initial assessment of people with gum problems, through active treatment to ongoing maintenance to help them achieve their goals of keeping their teeth and gums healthy. She regularly assists Federico with complex gum surgery procedures, including implant placement, gum reshaping, crown lengthening, and regenerative gum surgery.
Away from work Lisa is a busy mum, with 3 grown kids and a menagerie of pets to look after. And a husband – she’s never sure which of these needs looking after the most! She is an accomplished cook and especially enjoys baking for family and friends.
Zoe joined the team at James Pegg Dentistry in November 2015. She qualified in 2002, and so has considerable experience in the dental world. Zoe is our Senior dental nurse and Infection Control Lead.
Zoe enjoys all aspects of Dental nursing in particular enjoys working with James in complex dental restorative and cosmetic procedures. Zoe also assists our specialist Periodontist Dr Federico Moreno Sancho with the placement of implants and advanced gum surgery at the practice. Zoe has a calm manner which helps put patients at ease and feel more relaxed during dental procedures.
Away from the practice Zoe enjoys spending time with her family and going on long walks with Stanley the dog. She also enjoys exploring different parts of the UK and Europe in her motor home for family holidays with her husband and two children.
Hannika joined the team at James Pegg Dentistry team in January 2017, having previously worked with James at another practice. Hannika is our Reception Manager and is also a fully qualified Dental Nurse. Although she now devotes most of her time to practice management and welcoming patients to the practice, she also regularly undertakes a nursing role, assisting James; our Specialist Periodontist Dr Federico Moreno Sancho, and our hygienist Lisa Tomlinson. Hannika qualified as a dental nurse in 2013, and took an additional qualification in 2015 to become an Oral Health Educator.
Hannika enjoys all aspects of her job, in particular meeting new patients and making patients feel welcome and comfortable at the practice. Her considerable knowledge and experience in dentistry means she is ideally suited to help with any queries patients may have about any aspect of dental care, or dentistry in general.
Away from the practice Hannika spends most of her time with her horse Billy and miniature Shetland Pony Jasper. Hannika is also keen on travelling to new countries and experiencing new cultures and seeing what the world has to offer in general.
I am smiling again! After many years of covering my mouth when I smiled as I was so self conscious about my increasingly crossed and uneven front teeth, I decided to undertake the Smilelign invisible braces course of treatment. The only regret I have is not having doing so much earlier!
You can tell James is as proud of his team as he is of his dentistry. Everyone in the practice really looks after me and makes me feel valued.
A massive thank you for your time and patience in helping me change the appearance of my teeth. You reassured me every step of the way. I couldn't be happier - I just wish I'd done it sooner!
I am so pleased with the transformation - I can smile again!
I can't stop smiling, thank you James! - I'm so happy with my new teeth.
Just to say Thank You for my ‘new’ teeth. They look so much better than before, I cant believe the difference!
I want to put in writing how grateful I am for the warm atmosphere and excellent dentistry which you provide at your practice in York. From Hannika’s friendly welcome after walking through the door - your smile and brilliant professional excellence in all of your work, supported by Zoe’s and Lisa’s bright competences - To the final words before leaving - I feel totally reassured in your superb competence as my dentist, and the team of colleagues whom you have supporting your total delivery. I am very grateful to know that I can trust that my dental requirements will be met within a stress-free zone.
I wanted to say a big thank you for your exemplary care and support in lessening my dental woes. I truly value and respect your business ethics and your approach to dealing with patients.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your hard work and your meticulous efforts to get my recent dental work right. It was quite a complicated thing by all accounts! And I really appreciate the time you took to explain to me the pros and cons and to be very fair and considered in your advice. I can see how much care and pride you take in getting things right and I’m so grateful. As you were fully aware, my wedding was looming, and you worked very hard to get everything done in time. And I have to say that my smile really did look pretty perfect on the day! Thank you so much!
After over 40 years as a dental phobic.... today I had a filling and a cosmetic enhancement. I cannot express how grateful I am to the team at James Pegg Dentistry for putting me at ease during my treatment and looking after me so well. James’s cosmetic work is absolutely outstanding, I now have the improved natural smile I have always wanted. As a MD of a very well respected Dental laboratory I can honestly say James’s work is of the highest quality. Thank You