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Following graduation from Glasgow Dental School, I spent a number of years as an associate practioner responsible for the clinical and administrative management of various main and branch dental surgeries both in London & South Africa.
I then established my first, mainly NHS, Practice in Acton, West London. However, within a short period of time, I found the clinical limitations and treatment options within NHS practice very restrictive and, over 30 years ago, established a Private Practice in London’s West End.
Throughout my career, I have always found professional satisfaction in the study, application and provision of dental techniques which sit on the ‘leading edge of technology’.
In the late 80’s, while still running my private practice, I trained as a Business / Human Resources Coach, and published various articles on the subject in dental magazines.
Dentally, I found this training to be extremely useful in assisting and enhancing dental diagnostics, staff training, practice management and overall patient care.
‘A Programme for Life’
By applying all my clinical knowledge gleaned and practiced through my career, I have created and designed this programme to address current individual and clinical concerns with a view to assessing the short, medium and long term clinical techniques required to correct and stabilise them.
Together we would look to create the optimum solution for a single tooth through to the more extensive solution[s] required to attain and maintain optimum tooth, bone and gum health together with the structural requirements of chewing / functional balance and the cosmetic ones of smile, tooth colour/ shape and facial profile.
One of the design features of this programme was be able to present all treatment diagnostics / options in simple, everyday language which, in providing patients with sufficient knowledge to understand their short, medium and long term requirements / solutions, allows them to participate in creating the personalised Treatment Plan that suits their own desires and financial circumstances.
Mercury Free Dentistry
In 1980, when I first discontinued the use of mercury fillings in my practice, I also became a founder member of the British Dental Society for Mercury Free Dentistry. I was the Society’s Secretary from 1990 until elected Chairman in 2005. I have lectured & published articles on the safe removal of mercury fillings and appeared on radio, newspaper / magazines articles and TV as spokesman for the Society.
I have been clinically involved in the use of dental implants since 1988, am a founder member of the Association of Dental Implantology and obtained my Fellowship of the International College of Oral Implantology in 1992.
I also spent some years at the London Dental School as a Lecturer on Implants for post graduate courses along with being a Student Supervisor.
Orthopaedics / Orthodontics
Following a long term interest and involvement in facial structure and cosmetics / chewing balance / jaw joint problems, I have spent many years in the study and application of the combined therapy of Orthodontics and Orthopaedics. In a very large number of cases, this combination allows us to gently expand the sizes and profile relationship of the jaws thus enhancing, without extraction, not only the tooth alignment / position but also the overall facial and smile profile.
This therapy can also bring a great deal of relief from pain / discomfort of the jaw joints / head / neck and back, tooth grinding and snoring