Richard is an adopted Geordie, having spent the last 21 years in Newcastle. He graduated from Newcastle in 1995. After 18 months in practice, he travelled extensively through SE Asia and Australia, spending time as lead dentist on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.
On returning to the UK, Richard developed his skills in Restorative and Implant dentistry, attending both Sheffield and Manchester University for postgraduate training in these areas. This was then followed by a teaching post at Newcastle Dental Hospital, running in parallel with his position in private practice.
Richard has passed both the MFGDP and MJDF Royal College of Surgeons exams and is now the tutor for the northern region for the Faculty of General Dental Practice, helping young and aspiring dentists attain this demanding qualification.
Richard’s interests revolve around restorative and implant dentistry, and thoroughly enjoys his role in general practice. He has a wife and three daughters who live locally and attend the local schools.