BDS (OTAGO NZ) GDC Number 40261
Graduated from Otago university in New Zealand in 1962, with distinction in General Surgery. After one year in Hamilton N.Z. he moved to Woollongong N.S.W. Australia, where he managed the largest practice in Australia for one year, and was the only dentist in Australia offering intravenous sedation. Following this he went to New Guinea as head of Dental Dept. at Port Moresby Hospital.
He arrived in London in 1965 and practiced as an associate in Hanwell for three years before buying the four surgery practice. He later bought and managed practices in West Ealing, South Ealing and Haven Green. The smaller practices have been sold recently and he is now only at Haven Green.
In 1978 he founded The Confederation of Dental Employers, C.O.D.E., and was its chairman until 1995. The organisation, which is still thriving, is an association for practice owners to help them with all aspects of management. Steering the organisation involved developing contracts with lawyers for dental employment, and liaising with banks and accountants to develop financial advice and techniques to promote practice viabilty. At the time the BDA did not deal adequately with the business aspect of practice so they had to be actively lobbied to change their stance. He resigned as C.O.D.E.’s chairmain in 1995 when all the original aims set out seventeen years earlier had been achieved.
In 1990 he was elected chairman of the Local Dental committee for Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow and served as representative for West London for a decade on the General Dental Service Committee. During this time he was elected onto the Practice Organisation sub-committee of this body which was the chief negotiating committee for the British Dental Association.
He was appointed media representative for the BDA and also as a dental spokesman for Sky. He is a long term member of the BDA, SAAD [Society for Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry], ADI [Association of Dental Implantology] and has regularly attended post-graduate courses in these subjects as well as all branches of general dentistry. His main roles are managing the Practice and caring for very nervous patients.
His interests include ocean racing, swimming, tennis, horticulture, and guitar.