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After St Paul’s Andrew studied at King’s (1982-86) and the UCL Eastman Dental Institute (1989-90). Andrew is now Dean and Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Buckingham Dental Institute and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  He is also Emeritus Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Dental Education at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and formerly Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at UCLH and Pro-Vice-Provost at UCL having been a clinical academic at the Eastman since 1990.  

Throughout his career, Andrew has contributed to the training of postgraduates and NHS trainees as well as provided high quality care for patients with complex oral health needs. Academic interests include innovation in education and the impact of lifelong learning on clinical outcomes.  As a Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Andrew has also been in specialist practice in Central London for almost 30 years. 

He has a special interest in the management of patients with tooth wear and is Co-Editor of the BDJ book on Tooth Surface Loss and author of over 100 publications. Andrew is a past President of Alpha Omega, the British Society for Restorative Dentistry and the Royal Society of Medicine’s Dental Section. He is a Board Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery and Chair of Examiners for the Membership in Restorative Dentistry, both at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  

Andrew has also served on the Editorial Boards of the British Dental Journal and the European Journal of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.  In recognition of his various professional, charitable and communal roles, Andrew has received honorary fellowships and degrees, prizes for teaching and learning and has entries in Who’s Who and Debrett’s People of Today. 

Andrew is married to Rosina. They have three children and one grandchild.

What guidance would you give to your younger self on the day you left St Paul’s?

As you grow, act with integrity and honesty, always put your family first and strive to be the very best person you can be. St Paul’s will have given you the very best start, no one can then ask more of you.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Whilst there is no single piece of advice, I respect the wisdom of others. I have had four wonderful mentors throughout my career. However old, however experienced, you can always listen and learn.

Why did you choose to your current career?

I always enjoyed making things with lego and airfix when young and became interested in dentistry whilst having orthodontics as a teenager.