Richard studied dentistry at King’s College London and qualified in 1992. Following a house officer post at King’s and St George’s Hospitals he spent two years as a senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery at hospitals in Reading and Brighton. During this time he was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
He spent the next year working in general dental practice in South London before starting the three-year postgraduate orthodontic training course at Guy’s Hospital. He was awarded a Master of Science degree from the University of London and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in September 2000 allowing him to be registered as a specialist orthodontist with the General Dental Council.He was a director of Total Orthodontics Ltd before it merged with BUPA Dental and was responsible for all marketing activity.
Richard is a member of the British Dental Association, the British Orthodontic Society, the World Federation of Orthodontists and the British Lingual Orthodontic Society. He is a past chairman of the Tunbridge Wells Orthodontic Study Group, Membership Secretary of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society, editor of BOS News (the gazette of the British Orthodontic Society) and Director of External Relations at the British Orthodontic Society.
He is regularly involved in lecturing and postgraduate teaching. Richard has a particular interest in lingual orthodontics and Invisalign.