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Phil qualified from King's London in 1978. He was a general dental practitioner in the RAF until taking an MSc in Periodontology in 1992, after which he was RAF Adviser in Periodontology and ran the RAF School of Dental Hygiene. After leaving the RAF in 1996 he lectured at the Eastman Dental Institute and worked in several specialist practices. For 10 years he worked alongside the renowned Bernie Kieser at the Periodontal Practice in London and now practices exclusively at the Briars Dental Centre in Newbury. He has been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MGDS) and has served two terms on the Council of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP). He is serving a third term on the BSP Council prior to his Presidency of the BSP in 2015-16. Phil has had papers published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Dental Update, Dental Practice and Independent Dentistry and has served on the editorial boards of Primary Dental Care and Dental Health. He is a Module editor on the eDen project for e-Learning for Healthcare and is currently editing a new undergraduate textbook for the publisher Elsevier. He lectures throughout the UK and internationally, and spoke at Europerio 7 in Vienna in 2012. He is also responsible for the perio component of the FGDP(UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry in both London and Manchester.



January, 2000  -  present
PerioCourses Ltd

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Briars Dental Centre Newbury Berks

January, 1997  -  present


Royal College of Surgeons of England

1990 - 1990

Eastman Dental Hospital

MSc (Perio)
1991 - 1992

King's College London Dental Institute

Bachelor's Degree
1974 - 1978