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Longborough patients can expect excellent care from our regular staff. To compliment this and provide even better support for them we also offer the services of a resident Endodontist and Specialist Periodontist.

Mr Richard J Snoad

GDC Registered Specialist in Periodontics 54159

Richard qualified as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Dundee University in 1980. After a decade in general dental practise he joined the Royal Army Dental Corps. On his return from service as an Anaesthetics Support Officer in the first Gulf War, he gained his Membership in General Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCS (Ed.)) in 1992.

After achieving a Master of Science (with distinction) in Periodontology from the Eastman Dental Institute (EDI), University of London, in 1996, he became the first Commanding Officer of the tri-Service Defence Dental Agency Training Establishment for Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) in the rank of Lt.Colonel. In this role he combined teaching with an extensive periodontal referral service for military and civilian dental practices throughout the south of England and was a member of the Directors of Schools of Dental Hygiene and Therapy Group.

During this period, he was admitted onto the Register, at its inception, as a Specialist in Periodontics by the General Dental Council (GDC) and was an examiner and member of Examination Boards of the RCS (Ed.) and the Central Examining Board for Dental Hygienists of the GDC. He retired from the Army in June 2001 to become Head of Periodontics for ORA Dental Group, London. In 2003 he gained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Richard has published academic research and lectured internationally and is a past Member of Council of the British Society of Periodontology. From 2003 to date Richard has combined freelance specialist practise with his research and teaching. He is also experienced as a medico-legal Expert in Periodontology and is a professional panel member for the GDC’s Dental Complaints Service for private patients. In addition, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Preventive Dentistry magazine. In summer 2007 he was elected to the Board of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), RCS (Eng.) as Director SW. Thames Division.

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