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

Consultant  in Restorative & Implant Dentistry, 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.

Peter was appointed as an Associate Secondary Care Dean for HEE in 2015. He was appointed as Regional Postgraduate Dental Dean for London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex in November 2018.

During his dental career he has taken a keen interest in: The Surgical and Restorative phases of Implant therapy, Endodontics, simplifying the management of Tooth Wear, and revision dentistry particularly for the older patient.

In 2004 he set up his own specialist referral practice in Farningham, NW Kent which is still managed by his wife Karen, who also qualified from Kings as a dental surgeon in 1983.

In addition to his clinical work, and his various roles in postgraduate dental education, he has also provided medico-legal advice/reports for 25 years for patients, and most of the indemnity organisations.

As a result of his role at HEE, he is no longer available to accept any referrals for specialist dental treatment or advice at Hodsoll House. He would like to thank all of the referring practitioners (and their patients) who have supported the practice over the last 20 years. He has been very grateful for these referrals, and thoroughly enjoyed this phase of his career.

He continues to accept instructions for medico-legal advice / reports from the defence agencies, and solicitors acting on behalf of patients, who have received treatment that has fallen below a reasonable standard.

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elitsa
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. Out of work she enjoys caring for her family, gardening, looking after her dogs, exploring the UK and also travel to Europe, and further afield

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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.

Karen’s main interests outside of work are her family (including the arrival of her first grandchild), tennis, rugby, walking and skiing.

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