Phil brings with him a practising lifetime of experience in periodontology. Phil qualified at the Royal Dental Hospital in London and went on to be the House Officer to Bernie Keiser one of the most well-known periodontists during the 1980’s and 90’s.
After 12 months, Phil moved back to his roots in South Manchester and began to develop his own practice whilst working part-time for periodontal consultant Peter Hull at the Manchester Dental Hospital. During the following years Phil held a number of part-time teaching posts at the dental hospital and became a vocational trainer at his practice in the Manchester deanery with many young graduate dentists passing through his practice.
In 2000 Phil was appointed vocational training advisor in the South Manchester deanery and was responsible for the vocational training program in his area and a number of training practices. During this period, Phil completed a diploma in post-graduate dental studies based at Bristol Dental School with certificates in crown and bridge, periodontology and practice management.
He has recently completed the Master of Science in clinical periodontology at the University of Central Lancashire medical and dental school after completing a dissertation on the relationship between salivary cytokines and periodontal disease. He welcomes periodontal referrals from colleagues and is always happy to chat over the phone about any particular perio problem which may come up in your practice. Litigation around failing to diagnose or treat periodontal disease is on the increase in general dental practice, and it is so important not to let these cases slip through the net.