Born in London, Richard moved to Ireland for school and university. Upon graduating from Trinity College Dublin in 2012 he moved back to the South East of England for work. He completed his vocational training in Ripley, Surrey, after which he worked in the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, as a Maxillofacial Senior House Officer.
Later, while working as a general dentist, Richard developed a keen interest in root canal treatment and decided to specialise in endodontics. He was accepted onto the 4-year endodontic specialist training programme at Guy’s Dental Hospital in 2015.
Finishing his training in September 2019, Richard will be awarded a Master’s in Clinical Dentistry from King’s College London and a Master’s in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
Through this training Richard manages a range of complex endodontic (root canal) cases, working with colleagues to provide the best possible outcome for patients. Alongside his training, Richard works in a number of endodontic positions around London, Surrey and Berkshire, as well as Dublin, Ireland. While completing his clinical training, Richard has published endodontic research and is involved in the training of both undergraduates in Guy’s Dental Hospital as well as qualified dentists undertaking further training in endodontics.
To keep abreast of new advancements in his field, Richard attends conferences and lectures, in particular those of the European Society of Endodontics, British Endodontic Society and the Langham Society while also keeping an eye on developments within dentistry as a whole.
Richard has also gained a Diploma in Primary Dental Care from the University of Kent, a Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and a Business and Law Degree from University College Dublin.