Having provided impartial advice for many years in dental practice, Dr. Bray has been rewarded by having built a wide and strong base of appreciative patients and clients. Honesty and respect are cornerstones to his success.
Dr. Bray earned his BDS with a distinction in medicine at the London Hospital (UK) in 1978 and following residency London Hospital positions, moved with his wife to Toronto where he achieved his DDS (University of Toronto).
After then running a successful general dental practice in Ontario, he moved to Kelowna, B.C. with his family in 1984 to run his own practice there, which he did for 16 years. Receiving a letter of appreciation and service award from the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C. he turned over his practice to his partners and returned in 2000 to the UK to pursue postgraduate education.
He successfully practiced in Harley Street (W. London) and ran a South Coast practice (Poole, Dorset) in full mouth reconstruction with an emphasis on jaw joint dysfunction and facial pain management.
After spending time back at the Royal London and Bart’s Hospital he passed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Membership Exam (Glasgow) and the Royal College of Surgeons Membership Exam (Edinburgh). He then undertook advanced training in dental implantology from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and achieved certification in Prosthodontics at Kings College University in London during this time he traveled to India and Germany for postgraduate training. Following this, he provided Dental Expert Witness Opinion at Cambridge County Court (UK).
A Fellowship in Cranio-mandibular Orthopedics from the USA preceded a move to Boston Massachusetts for full time study in Orofacial Pain and Sleep Apnea Management. He achieved his Fellowship at Tufts University following full time postgraduate studies.
He completed his American Boards examinations and asked to remain at the University, he divided his time between instructorship at Tufts Dental School and further study at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).
After 3 years there, he returned to the UK for a 2-year University of Glasgow Behavioral Sleep Medicine Diploma and remained associated with the Royal Brompton and Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospitals in London where he provided Dental Expert Opinion in the field of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
With his wife, he returned home to Kelowna where working primarily with physicians, he provided a service limited to the management of Sleep Disorders, especially Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Temporo- mandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction and Chronic Facial Pain management.
Recently after nearly two years of study he was awarded the coveted Diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He also holds Diplomate of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine, the only dentist to hold either qualification by examination, in the interior of British Columbia.
Internationally trained in Forensic work, he offers expertise as a professional Dental Expert Witness for both defense and plaintiff lawyers in British Columbia. He is also available in Massachusetts where he maintains his dental license.
As a Dental Expert Witness, Dr. Bray can assists the legal team and court with their understanding of the facts of the case at hand. While this usually takes the form of a detailed report, he has taken advanced courtroom training under Mr. Paul Garlic Q.C. (Queen’s Council) and has Expert Witness courtroom experience.
In addition to his Expert Witness Practice, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Jaw Joint expertise he volunteered his General Dental Skills to low-income families in the Kelowna area, was designated a UBC instructor and has acted for the B.C. Dental Association and its political interface.
His interests include creative writing, teaching, railways (both model and real) and spending time with his family and three grandchildren.