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Peter Briggs

BDS(Hons) MSc MRD RCS (Eng) FDS RCS (Eng)


Bachelor of Dental Science (Hons)
Master of Science (MSc U Lond)
Membership in Restorative Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRD RCS Eng)
Fellow in Dental Surgery of Royal College of Surgeons FDS RCS (Eng)
Specialist Accreditation in Restorative Dentistry,1994 (RCS Eng)
Recognised by General Dental Council as a specialist in: ?Endodontics, Periodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics

Past examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, England for:  FDS RCS (Eng), MFDS (Eng),  MJDF (Eng) and FDS RCS (Rest Dent) ISFE – 2008-2013
External Examiner for the MMedSci in Dental Implantology – University of Sheffield 2013 – 2017
Chair for the Specialist Training Committee (STC) Restorative Dentistry (London) – 2011 – 2014
Training Programme Director (TPD) – Restorative Dentistry (London) – 2011 -2014
Past President of British Society for Prosthodontics 2015

Hospital Career:

NHS Consultant / Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) 2015-2020
St George’s Hospital (SW London) 1995-2015

Current Position:

Regional Postgraduate Dean for Dental Education (London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex)
Specialist Practitioner (Hodsoll House Dental Practice, Farningham, Kent, DA4 0DH)

Areas of particular expertise:

Crowns and Bridges & fillings
Root canal treatment (Endodontics)
Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Assessment of Traumatic Injuries to Teeth and Jaws
Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ) Problems – e.g. Whiplash injuries


National invitations have included:

BSRD Conference (2014)

BDA Seminars (2014, 2015, 2016, 2022)

ACSRDG & SRRDG Conference (2014)

BSG Conference (2014)

BARD (2016)

HEE Lecture Newmarket 2017

Scottish Odonto-Chirurgical Society Conference Edinburgh 2017

BDA lecture Feb 2019 London

British Society of Prosthodotics Conference March 2019

BDA Southern Counties Conference April 2019

BDA Forces Lecture July 2019

ESE Biennial Conference Vienna Sept 2019

BSSPD Conference 2021

List of Publications

Cochrane Review: 

Does extraction of teeth in the primary beam of radiotherapy lead to less complications than leaving these teeth in suitu during radiotherapy?  S. Eliyas, A. Al-khayatt, R Porter P Briggs. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.  2013 Feb 28;2:CD008857 

Peer reviewed Journals: 

  1. Complex Dentistry in General Practice – What would you Do? Shiyana Eliyas, Pavneet Chana, Peter Briggs. First Published September 1, 2019 Research Article Find in PubMed
  2. Editorial | Prosthodontics in 2019 and beyond Peter BriggsShiyana Eliyas. British Dental Journal 2019 226: 715–715
  3. Endodontics or implants? Jennifer Fuller, Peter Briggs, George Bourne. Dental Update 45(6) : 506-52 June 2018
  4. The options for a tooth that requires root canal treatment. Shiyana Eliyas, Peter Briggs, Jennifer E Gallagher. Dental Update 45(3):182-195 March 2018.
  5. The experience of dentists who gained enhanced skills in endodontics within a novel pilot training programme. Shiyana Eliyas, Peter Briggs, Jennifer E Gallagher. British Dental Journal 222, 269-275 Feb 2017.
  6. Development of quality measurement instruments for root canal treatment. Shiyana Eliyas, Peter Briggs, Ian Harris, Jennifer Gallagher. International Endodontic Journal 50(7):652-666 July 2016.
  7. BSPD Debate on the implications of the Minimata Convention on Mercury to Dental Amalgam – Should our patients be worried Rupert Austin, Shiyana Eliyas, FJ Trevor Burke, Peter Briggs. Dental Update 43(10):8-10,12-4,16-8 January 2016.
  8. Balancing the Risks and benefits associated with cosmetic dentistry – A joint statement by UK specialist dental societies. Aws Alani, Martin Kelleher, Ken Hemmings, Peter Briggs, J Fearne. British Dental Journal 218 (9): 543-8 May 2015.
  9. Dentists with extended Skills (DwSIs) in endodontics. M Al-Haboubi, Shiyana Eliyas, Peter Briggs, Jennifer Gallagher. British Dental Journal 217 (3): E6-August 2014.
  10. Restorative dentistry:  Interactive Treatment Planning in Tooth wear: Are we doing it right? Eliyas S, Shah K, Briggs PF. Dent Update 2014; 41: 206-216
  11. Ray-Chaudhuri A, Buth S, Briggs PF Technique Tips:  The importance of a bitewing radiograph in the endodontic assessment of posterior teeth Dental Update 2014 41:280-282
  12. Eliyas S, Porter R, Briggs P, Patel RR, Porter R, Briggs P, Patel RR. Effects of radiotherapy to the jaws. 2: Potential solutions. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2013 Dec;21(4):170-81. Review.
  13. Eliyas S, Porter R, Briggs P, Patel RR. Effects of radiotherapy to the jaws.I: The scale of the problem. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2013 Dec;21(4):161-9.
  14. Ray-Chaudhuri A, Poonian S, Briggs P. Technique tips–Non-surgical management of deep periodontal pockets – avoid the scalpel! Dental Update. 2013 Sep;40(7):596.
  15. Al-Khayatt AS, Ray-Chaudhuri A, Poyser NJ, Briggs PF, Porter RW, Kelleher MG, Eliyas S. Direct composite restorations for the worn mandibular anterior dentition: a 7-year follow-up of a prospective randomised controlled split-mouth clinical trial. J Oral Rehabil. 2013 May;40(5):389-401.
  16. Eliyas S, Al-Khayatt A, Porter RW, Briggs P. Dental extractions prior to radiotherapy to the jaws for reducing post-radiotherapy dental complications. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Feb 28;2: CD008857.
  17. Briggs P, Ray-Chaudhuri A, Shah K. Avoiding and managing the failure of conventional crowns and bridges. Dent Update. 2012 Mar;39(2):78-80, 82-4.
  18. Kelleher MG, Djemal S, Al-Khayatt AS, Ray-Chaudhuri J, Briggs PF, Porter RW. Bleaching and bonding for the older patient. Dent Update. 2011 Jun;38(5):294-6, 298-300, 302-3.
  19. Eliyas S, Briggs PF, Porter RW. Antimicrobial irrigants in endodontic therapy: root canal disinfection (part 1). SADJ. 2010 Sep;65(8):352, 354-6. PubMed PMID:21133048.
  20. Eliyas S, Briggs PF, Porter RW. Antimicrobial irrigants in endodontic therapy: 1. Root canal disinfection. Dent Update. 2010 Jul-Aug;37(6):390-2, 395-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 20929153.
  21. Poyser N, Porter R, Briggs P, Kelleher M. Demolition experts: management of the para functional patient: 2. Restorative management strategies. Dent Update. 2007 Jun;34(5):262-4, 266-8. PubMed PMID: 17624142.
  22. Porter R, Poyser N, Briggs P, Kelleher M. Demolition experts: management of the para functional patient: 1. Diagnosis and prevention. Dent Update. 2007 May;34(4):198-200, 202-4, 207. PubMed PMID: 17580818.
  23. Poyser NJ, Briggs PF, Chana HS, Kelleher MG, Porter RW, Patel MM. The evaluation of direct composite restorations for the worn mandibular anterior dentition – clinical performance and patient satisfaction. J Oral Rehabil. 2007 May;34(5):361-76. PubMed PMID: 17441877.
  24. Sillence E, Briggs P, Harris PR, Fishwick L. How do patients evaluate and make use of online health information? Soc Sci Med. 2007 May;64(9):1853-62. Epub 2007 Feb 27. PubMed PMID: 17328998.
  25. Porter RW, Poyser NJ, Briggs PF. A life threatening event from poorly managed dental pain–a case report. Br Dent J. 2007 Feb 24;202(4):203-6. PubMed PMID:17322844.
  26. Poyser NJ, Porter RW, Briggs PF, Chana HS, Kelleher MG. The Dahl Concept: past, present and future. Br Dent J. 2005 Jun 11;198(11):669-76; quiz 720. Review. PubMed PMID: 15951771.
  27. Poyser NJ, Newsum DR, Briggs PF. Medicinal erosion: a case report. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2004 Sep;12(3):96-100. PubMed PMID: 15521390.
  28. Poyser NJ, Briggs PF. The Dycal try-in technique for Resin-bonded bridges. Dent Update. 2004 Sep;31(7):393-4, 396-7. PubMed PMID: 15485120.
  29. Poyser NJ, Briggs PF, Chana HS. A modern day application of the Rochette bridge. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2004 Jun;12(2):57-62. PubMed PMID: 15244008.
  30. Poyser NJ, Kelleher MG, Briggs PF. Managing discoloured non-vital teeth: the inside/outside bleaching technique. Dent Update. 2004 May;31(4):204-10, 213-4. PubMed PMID: 15188526.
  31. Briggs P, Chana H, Kelleher M, Poyser N. The clinical application of posterior resin-bonded cast metal restorations. Dent Update. 2002 Sep;29(7):331-7. PubMed PMID: 12369305.
  32. Chana H, Briggs P, Watson RM. The occlusal management of maxillary anterior single-unit implant-supported restorations. Dent Update. 2000 Jun;27(5):215-21.
  33. Chana H, Kelleher M, Briggs P, Hooper R. Clinical evaluation of resin-bonded gold alloy veneers. J Prosthet Dent. 2000 Mar;83(3):294-300. PubMed PMID:10709037.
  34. Chana H, Briggs P, Moss R. Degradation of a silver point in association with endodontic infection. Int Endod J. 1998 Mar;31(2):141-6. PubMed PMID: 9868943.
  35. Briggs P, Djemal S, Chana H, Kelleher M. Young adult patients with established dental erosion–what should be done? Dent Update. 1998 May;25(4):166-70. PubMed PMID: 9852822.
  36. Briggs P, Bishop K. Fixed prostheses in the treatment of tooth wear. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 1997 Dec;5(4):175-80. Review. PubMed PMID: 9680876.
  37. Briggs PF, Bishop K, Djemal S. The clinical evolution of the ‘Dahl Principle’. Br Dent J. 1997 Sep 13;183(5):171-6. PubMed PMID: 9314657.
  38. Briggs PF, Scott BJ. Evidence-based dentistry: endodontic failure–how should it be managed? Br Dent J. 1997 Sep 13;183(5):159-64. Review. PubMed PMID:9314655.
  39. Bishop K, Kelleher M, Briggs P, Joshi R. Wear now? An update on the aetiology of tooth wear. Quintessence Int. 1997 May;28(5):305-13. Review. PubMed PMID: 9452693.
  40. Briggs P, Dunne S, Bishop K. The single unit, single retainer, cantilever resin-bonded bridge. Br Dent J. 1996 Nov 23;181(10):373-9. PubMed PMID: 8979413.
  41. Briggs P, Bishop K, Kelleher M. Management of tooth wear. Br Dent J. 1996 Aug 24;181(4):123. PubMed PMID: 8840579.
  42. Kelleher M, Bishop K, Briggs P. Oral complications associated with sickle cell anemia: a review and case report. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 1996 Aug;82(2):225-8. Review. PubMed PMID: 8863314.
  43. Bishop K, Briggs P. Eating disorders. Br Dent J. 1996 Mar 23;180(6):207.PubMed PMID: 8996921.
  44. Bishop K, Briggs P, Kelleher M. Margin design for porcelain fused to metal restorations which extend onto the root. Br Dent J. 1996 Mar 9;180(5):177-84. PubMed PMID: 8867621.
  45. Evans RD, Briggs PF. Restoration of an infra-occluded primary molar with an indirect composite onlay: a case report and literature review. Dent Update. 1996 Mar;23(2):52-4. Review. PubMed PMID: 8948193.
  46. Jones AG, Briggs PF, Evans RD. The re-establishment of molar occlusion following orthognathic surgery. Br J Orthod. 1996 Feb;23(1):61-4. PubMed PMID: 8652500.
  47. Bishop K, Bell M, Briggs P, Kelleher M. Restoration of a worn dentition using a double-veneer technique. Br Dent J. 1996 Jan 6;180(1):26-9. PubMed PMID:8785088.
  48. Bishop K, Briggs P, Kelleher M. Sickle cell disease: a diagnostic dilemma. Int Endod J. 1995 Nov;28(6):297-302. PubMed PMID: 8601519.
  49. Beckett H, Briggs P. A 5 year audit of outcome of apicectomies carried out in a district general hospital. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1995 Nov;77(6):465. PubMed PMID: 8540677; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2502475.
  50. Bishop K, Briggs P. Endodontic failure–a problem from top to bottom. Br Dent J. 1995 Jul 8;179(1):35-6. Review. PubMed PMID: 7626336.
  51. Briggs P, Bishop K, Kelleher M. Case report: the use of indirect compositefor the management of extensive erosion. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 1994 Dec;3(2):51-4. PubMed PMID: 8605502.
  52. Bishop K, Briggs P, Kelleher M. Palatal inlays. Br Dent J. 1994 Nov 19;177(10):365. PubMed PMID: 7864959.
  53. Bishop K, Briggs P, Schmidt E. Identification and immediate management of the oral changes associated with eating disorders. Br J Hosp Med. 1994 Oct 5-18;52(7):326, 329-34. Review. PubMed PMID: 7858813.
  54. Evans RD, Briggs PF. Tooth-surface loss related to pregnancy-induced vomiting. Prim Dent Care. 1994 Sep;1(1):24-6. PubMed PMID: 8941784.
  55. Bishop KA, Briggs PF, Kelleher MG. Modern restorative management of advanced tooth-surface loss. Prim Dent Care. 1994 Sep;1(1):20-3. PubMed PMID: 8941783.
  56. Bishop K, Briggs P, Kelleher M. The aetiology and management of localized anterior tooth wear in the young adult. Dent Update. 1994 May;21(4):153-60. Review. PubMed PMID: 7867866.
  57. Talbot TR, Briggs PF, Gibson MT. Crown lengthening: a clinical review. Dent Update. 1993 Sep;20(7):301, 303-6. Review. PubMed PMID: 8056101.
  58. Briggs PF. Management of a tooth affected by idiopathic coronal resorption. Dent Update. 1993 Apr;20(3):126-8. PubMed PMID: 8224346.
  59. Gulabivala K, Briggs PF, Setchell DJ. A comparison of the dentine-removing characteristics of two endosonic units. Int Endod J. 1993 Jan;26(1):26-36. PubMed PMID: 8473030.
  60. Briggs PF, King PA. The replacement of missing maxillary central incisor teeth incorporating a midline diastema with a fixed-fixed resin-retained bridge.Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 1992 Sep;1(1):39-42. PubMed PMID: 1291024.
  61. Gulabivala K, Briggs PF. Diagnostic dilemma: an unusual presentation of an infected nasopalatine duct cyst. Int Endod J. 1992 Mar;25(2):107-11. PubMed PMID:1399053.
  62. Briggs PF, Gulabivala K, Setchell DJ. Dentine-removing characteristics of K-files energized by the Piezon-Endo. Int Endod J. 1992 Jan;25(1):6-14. PubMed PMID: 1399052.
  63. Briggs PF, Heath MR. Case report: the management of severe tooth wear with palatal resin bonded cast restorations combined with removable partial dentures. Restorative Dent. 1991 Aug;7(3):62-5. PubMed PMID: 1813939.
  64. Briggs PF, Gulabivala K, Stock CJ, Setchell DJ. Dentine-removing characteristics of an ultrasonically energized K-file. Int Endod J. 1989 Nov;22(6):259-68. PubMed PMID: 2639869.


Book Chapters:

THE ROLE OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HEAD AND NECK CANCER Oral Oncology 4A (Applied) 212-215 Kelleher, M. G. D., Scott B. S. and Briggs, P. F. A. Eds: A. K. Varma and Masahiko Mori (1995) Macmillian India Ltd

PROBLEM ORIENTED TREATMENT OF EATING DISORDERS: A HANDBOOK FOR HELPING PROFESSIONS: DENTAL IMPLICATIONS. Bishop, K. A., Briggs, P. F. A. and Kelleher, M. G.D. Cambridge University Press (1994) Eds. Tiller, J., Schmidt, U. & Treasure, J.