BDS (U. London) DPDS (U. Bristol) PgCert (U. Bedfordshire). (GDC Registration number 54922). He qualified at Kings College Hospital, London, in 1980. After 5 years in the Royal Navy and working as an associate in Weymouth he bought this established practice in 1987. He has a special interest and experience in Orthodontics (that aspect of Dentistry concerned with the position of teeth) having worked part time for six years at Dorset County Hospital. He gained a diploma in postgraduate dental studies at the University of Bristol in 1996. He has been involved with managing the adaptation from hospital to general practice for young dentists for many years, following his PgCert in Dental Education he is now a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a keen supporter of the British Dental Association and has held numerous local and national posts, within the organisation. He is a past President of the Wessex branch of the British Dental Association. He is currently a Director and sits on the National Executive committee of the association.