Stephen qualified in 1976 from University College London and later returned as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer, having gained his PhD and FDS qualifications. Subsequently, he was appointed Professor of Primary Dental Care and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at King’s College London.
He has more than 40 years of clinical experience in both NHS and private practice. He has lectured extensively throughout the UK and overseas and is proud to have contributed to the training of many hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate dentists and dental care professionals. He has written extensively in scientific literature and has published four textbooks.
Stephen semi-retired from King’s in 2015, when he was honoured with the Distinguished Services Award. He was appointed Emeritus Maurice Wohl Foundation Professor of General Dental Practice, King’s College London, in 2015 and continues to contribute to MClin Dent and MSc programmes at King’s.
From 2015 to 2019, Stephen was appointed Clinical Director of a Dental Body Corporate, having previously acted as its Clinical Advisor for many years. Throughout his career, Stephen has endeavoured to support all members of the dental team, particularly those in difficulty.
For more than 25 years, he provided the only remedial training programme for dentists in the UK, allowing them an opportunity to return to safe practice after prolonged absence, due to family commitments, illness or disciplinary procedures. Over a similar period, Stephen has been fully engaged as a ‘Clinical Expert’ in medico-legal and ‘Fitness to Practise’ cases, always striving to ensure fair play for dental professionals. Stephen is currently External Examiner to several universities in the UK and overseas. He is also Past President of the European Federation of Conservative Dentistry and serves on its Executive Committee.