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Meet the team

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 new role at HEE he will only be available to continue to see a small number of longstanding patients with relatively straightforward dental needs. He would like to thank all of the referring practitioners who have asked him to provide specialist treatment for their patients over the last 20 years. He has been very grateful for these referrals, and thoroughly enjoyed this stage of his career.

He will continue to provide medico-legal advice / reports, and also to deliver postgraduate education, but this will not be commissioned by HEE in the London & KSS region.

He is also hoping to continue to publish papers of relevance to Dental Education and Teaching.


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, dento-alveolar trauma and those with dental developmental disorders, as well as teaching and research.

As she is only at Hodsoll House one day per week she is mainly focussing, at the present time, on providing specialist treatment for patients with endodontic and periodontal problems.

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.




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