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Meet the team

Peter Briggs BDS(Hons) MSc MRD RCS (Eng) FDS RCS (Eng) GDC No. 58675

Consultant  in Restorative & Implant Dentistry, Specialist Practitioner and Dento-legal expert

Recognised by General Dental Council as a specialist in:
Endodontics, Periodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics

Peter qualified in 1983 from King’s College Hospital and completed a MSc at the Eastman in 1988.  After training jobs at the Eastman, The Royal London, King’s, the Mayday and St. George’s Hospitals he was appointed as a NHS Consultant in 1995.  He was Clinical Director of the Maxillo-Facial & Dental Unit at St. George’s Hospital for 14 years (1997-2011).

He has published more than 60 publications that relate to clinical outcome, innovative clinical techniques and postgraduate training.   He has examined for the Royal College of Surgeons and King’s College London.  In 2013 he was appointed as external examiner for the MDentSci implant programme at the University of Sheffield.

He was Chair of the Specialist Training Committee (STC) and Training Programme Director (TPD) for London Restorative Dentistry until 2014 .  He was TPD for Dental Core Training for South London until 2014.  Peter was appointed as Associate Dean (Secondary Care) by Health Education England  (HEE) in 2015 and in January 2017 he was appointed as Interim London Postgraduate Dental Dean by HEE.  He is based at Stewart House, Russell Square for part of his week.

In 2000 he was awarded a certificate in teaching and he remains heavily-involved with post-graduate teaching of qualified dentists and other dental professionals.

His clinical interests include: Surgical and Restorative Implantology, Endodontics and simplifying the management of Tooth Wear and revision dentistry. He started private practice in 1996 and in 2004 he set up his own specialist referral practice in Farningham, NW Kent which is managed by his wife Karen, who also qualified from Kings as a dental surgeon in 1983.

In addition to his clinical and training roles Peter has also received over the last 20 years legal instructions from major defence agencies and other legal teams for the independent opinions.

Away from work he still enjoys supporting the sporting interests of his three grown up sons, walking, skiing (whilst the knees bear up!) and spending time in the West Country and Lake District.

Dr Shiyana Eliyas BDS, MFDS, PGCert (Higher Ed), MRD, FDS (Rest Dent), PhDGDC No. 81114

Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics

Registered with the GDC as a specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics

Shiyana is a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at St George’s University Hospital. Following graduation from King’s College London in 2002, she has gained experience in a variety of environments including teaching hospitals, district general hospitals, National Health and Private practice.

She undertook Specialty Training in Restorative Dentistry at Sheffield Teaching Hospital and completed a Head and Neck Oral Rehabilitation Fellowship in Manchester and Liverpool Dental Hospitals. Shiyana has just completed her PhD in the feasibility of measuring the quality of post-graduate education in endodontics using outcomes of endodontic treatment in primary care. Her current post includes managing complex restorative problems in priority patients mainly involving head and neck cancer patients, teaching and research.

Elitsa Petrova GDC No. 213581

Dental Nurse

Eli joined us in January 2014 and is now an integral and much valued member of our team. She is a fully qualified dental surgery assistant, and also has excellent computer / admin skills that have been very helpful to our business, when she is not needed in the surgery to assist Peter, Shiyana and Sarah with the specialist care provided at Hodsoll House. Out of work she enjoys caring for her family, pets, exploring the UK and also travel to Europe, and further afield

Karen GordonGDC No. 58693

Practice Manager

Karen qualified as a dental surgeon in 1983 from King’s College Dental Hospital. After a year as a house office at Kings she worked in general practice for 17 years before joining Hodsoll House to assist with the general running of the practice, the organisation of Peter’s postgraduate teaching and dento-legal practice.

She was also heavily involved in the design and construction of the annexe adjacent to the practice which will be used in 2014 for postgraduate education and teaching.

Karen’s main interests outside of work are her family, tennis, rugby, walking and skiing

Sarah FerrinGDC No. 158867

Dental Nurse

Sarah has been working with Peter since 2001. She qualified as a Dental Surgery Assistant in 1997. She really likes the professional and friendly atmosphere at Hodsoll House and takes pride in making sure that our patients are happy and well looked after. Out of work she has a busy life with her husband and three children.

Linda Mills


Linda joined our team at Hodsoll House in 2003. She works on reception and also provides invaluable administrative assistance preparing correspondence for patients / dentists and also support for Peter’s dento-legal work. Away from the office she loves to travel and enjoys yoga and spending time with her family.


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