BDS MSc DDPH RCS (Eng) 1972 Birmingham
GDC No 45942
I qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Birmingham University in 1972 and entered the Community Dental Service. Following the award of the Diploma in Dental Public Health of the Royal College of Surgeons In 1974, General Dental Practice was followed by a two year tour of duty as Chief Dental Officer to the Gambia, West Africa. After my return, my appointment as District Dental officer to Brighton Health Authority in 1984 and Clinical Director of Dental Services to South Downs Health Authority in 1984 and Clinical Director of Dental Services to South Downs Health NHS Trust in 1992, enabled me to gain post-graduate degrees in Management Science and in Health Education. During this time I lectured at the United Dental Hospital in London, and still lecture at Guys, Kings and St Thomass dental school where I hold the post of course tutor for various modules in post-graduate degrees for dentists.
My wife, Frances, works With me to manage our family orientated practice. Her teaching qualification was followed by a post-graduate diploma and Masters degree in Health Education and Health Promotion. During a successful career in Health Education where she worked extensively in public health and sat on many working parties and committees on health issues, Frances qualified as a dental nurse in 1989. She has lectured to nurses, hygienists and dentists as part of their training and entered General Dental Practice with me in 1997.