James qualified in 1989 in in London at Guy's Hospital, and worked as a house surgeon in the Maxillo-Facial surgery department. He practised as an associate for four years in Uckfield before joining Elm House. James bought the practice in 1999 which he now runs with his wife Nicky Clemmence. James enjoys the full range of dentistry from placing implants to tooth whitening.
His interests include golf, skiing, motorcycling, windsurfing and go-karting. Nicky and James have two daughters.