Warren Birnbaum

Warren qualified as a dentist in 1971. He then undertook four years of hospital-based training in Oral and Maxillo-Facial surgery in the UK and USA before spending eight years as a partner in general dental practice. He then returned to hospital practice for 28 years as head of the largest Acute Dental Care (emergency care) department in the UK.

A consultant, senior lecturer and specialist in Restorative Dentistry he provided care to medically compromised patients as well as teaching for undergraduates and training for junior staff. In association with the London Deanery, he established a joint hospital and general practice foundation programme. He was active in research, co-authored a clinical text book and was an examiner for both the Royal College of Surgeons and General Dental Council.

For the past eleven years he has also worked as a Local Dental Adviser for a large mutual defence organisation, providing advice and support to dental colleagues and their legal advisers in a broad range of cases including claims, complaints, regulatory and employment issues.

He is totally committed to supporting colleagues during an extremely stressful time in their professional lives and understands the strain this places on their family and professional lives.