Having qualified from Guy’s Hospital, King’s College , London in 1977, Alex went into early career NHS posts in Portsmouth and Liverpool. He was appointed Lecturer in Conservative dentistry at Liverpool University in 1982 until 1999. During this period Alex gained several professional qualifications as well as a doctorate in the field of tooth wear and acid erosion. His other clinical interests are in occlusion, the Temporo-mandibular joint and in crown and bridgework. In 1999 he was appointed to the full-time post of Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Royal Liverpool NHS Trust. In 2005 Alex was made Clinical Lead in the department giving him responsibility for the clinical management and day-to-day operational responsibility.The University conferred an honorary Senior Lectureship during this period in recognition of his teaching to the Masters programme and international reputation in tooth wear. He co-wrote the UK national Guidelines on Acid Erosion management.
Alex held several honorary regional and national posts for the British Dental Association, Liverpool Odontological Society and the Restorative Dentistry UK Association. He was an examiner for the statutory exam of the General Dental Council of the UK.
Over the past 20 years Alex has had increasing involvement in examination and assessment through the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is question bank manager and was the lead examiner for the restorative specialities. He was an Inter-collegiate Specialty Fellowship examiner from 2012-2014. Alex was elected to the Dental Council of the RCS Edinburgh in 2013 and is an International Dental Adviser for Dubai. He holds visiting professorships and was external examiner at several universities including Cardiff, Dundee, Queen Mary London, Manchester and Trinidad West Indies.
He is married with four children.
Professor and Programme Director in Prosthodontics
HBMCDM at MBRU
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry
Liverpool University Dental Hospital, UK
Lecturer in Conservative Dentistry
The University of Liverpool
Registrar in Restorative Dentistry
Liverpool Dental Hospital
Senior House Officer in Restorative Dentistry
Liverpool Dental Hospital
Resident House Officer in Maxillo-Facial & Oral Surgery
Portsmouth Royal Infirmary
University of Liverpool, UK
Guy's Hospital, University of London, UK
Alex has extensive teaching experience at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
2003-2013 He was a member of the Mersey Region Teaching & Education committee
2003-2008 Training Program Director in Restorative Dentistry at LUDH
Alex has lectured in North and South America, France, Germany, Turkey, Trinidad, Jordan.
Honors and Awards
Life Time membership of the British Dental Association
Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations
- British Dental Association
- British Society of Prosthodontics
- British Society of Restorative Dentistry
- International Association for Dental Research
- British Society for Oral and Dental Research
- Restorative Dentistry-UK
- Tooth wear and acid erosion
- Alex has supervised over 20 Masters dissertations and PhD theses
Clinical and Community Service
Alex has provided clinical service throughout the passed 38 years mainly in the NHS. He has also sat on several regional a national committees.