Stuart first started working in implantology in the early 1990s whilst he was in the maxillofacial surgery units of The Ulster Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital London.

Stuart gained his BDS degree from the University of Newcastle in 1990 and subsequently added the MFGDP from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the DPDS from the Universities of Bristol & Cardiff, and the MSc from the University of Bristol.

Since 1998 he has been a senior examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England in the postgraduate dental MFGDP qualification, having served as the Deputy Chief Examiner. The MFGDP is the most widely taken postgarduate dental qualification in the UK as well as being highly prized by dental surgeons in Hong Kong, Singapore, India and Malaysia.

Stuart has had over 25 scientific articles published, including research studies and book chapters. In addition to the clinical practice he is also a consulting Expert Witness to the English and Irish Courts.

Over the last 15 years Stuart has placed many implants. Although experienced in a number of different implant systems Stuart now uses only Nobel Biocare implants as he feels that the Nobel system offers very good predicatbilty and high success rates.

Stuart's main areas of interest in implantology are currently in the fields of full arch reconstruction in patients with atrophic (very thin) bone. He is currently working on improving the All-On-4 protocols with the use of virtual reality software.