Richard studied dentistry at Guy’s Hospital, London, graduating in 1990 with double honours. Following this he remained at Guy’s as a house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Over the next three years Richard continued to train within this specialty at a number of hospitals in London, eventually returning to Guy’s as a registrar. During this time he was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Following his decision to follow a career in orthodontics, Richard spent a two years in general dental practice in England and Australia broadening his experience. In 1996 he began a three year full-time training course in Orthodontics, based at Guy’s hospital and the Royal Alexandra children’s hospital in Brighton. Upon graduating he received a Master of Science Degree and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England allowing him to be registered as a specialist orthodontist with the General Dental Council. Richard is also a specialist in oral surgery.
After completing his specialist training, Richard divided his time between the orthodontics department at Kingston hospital and specialist orthodontic practice. He became a partner of Total Orthodontics in 2002 and is now a director of Total Orthodontics Ltd. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the World Federation of Orthodontists and the British Dental Association. Richard is also secretary of the Orthodontic Specialists Group of the British Orthodontic Society.
Richard has keen interests in clinical research and continuing education. In addition, he is actively involved in running courses for postgraduate students and is regularly invited to lecture on orthodontic topics both at home and abroad.