About Shaun


I am an experienced, committed, knowledgeable and loyal dental professional with a wide range of experience in all aspects of clinical and practice life. Proven experience in management of medical teams combined with personnel management under testing conditions as well as an in depth knowledge of the dental industry and all legislation relating to dentistry and has a wide network of contacts in the dental trade. I work in general dental practice and currently receive periodontal referrals from 3 other practices to provide non-surgical periodontal treatments to their patients. I have a track record in clinical and corporate governance. I am a trained mentor and educator and have lectured and written widely in the UK to all registrant groups on clinical governance, law and ethics. I am also widely published in many dental journals including Dentistry, DH&T, Dental Tribune and the BDJ, also a major contributor to HYGIENIST.CO.UK. 2013 sees a new chapter in my life as I move to Shetland to take a job up with the NHS Board there.

Employment History:

1986-1991 Grenadier Guards
1991-1992 Dental Clerk Assistant (Royal Army Dental Corps)
1993-1999 Dental Hygienist (RADC)
1999-current Dental Hygienist various dental practices

Recent employment:

Dental Hygienist Westdale Dental, Mapperley, Nottingham                         2003-current
Dental Hygienist Genesis Dental Care, South Normanton                                              2009-2012
Dental Hygienist Sue Barber, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire                             2004-2011
References available from all above

Other interests (employment and responsibilities):

2001-2009 Territorial Army – reached rank of Warrant Officer 2
Promoted to Troop Staff Sergeant rapidly due to previous military experience, deployed to Iraq in 2003 where I had to manage medical teams deployed over a large area within a set Area of Responsibility;  promoted to Warrant Officer in 2008 working alongside the Officer Commanding and responsible for the welfare and discipline of over 120 Officers and soldiers.

2003-2008 General Dental Council Fitness to Practise Panel
Sitting on the various conduct committees of the GDC dealing with difficult caseloads and complex evidence analysis and balancing evidence adduced to effect decisions


2007-2010 Nottinghamshire Local Dental Committee
Co-opted onto the committee to help the dental practitioners of Nottinghamshire; I chaired the sub-committee formed to analyse the impact of HTM 01-05 on practices and was the first non-dentist to ever make a proposal at the LDC conference (2008). During this time I created a Practitioner Advisory Support Scheme (PASS) for the LDC and liaised with 3 PCT’s closely to find funding. (I have just been approached to re-join this committee)

2009-2012 School Governor Swanwick Hall School
Chair of Every Child Matters sub-committee.

2008-present DCP Local Dental Advisor Dental Protection Ltd (DPL)
Wide ranging role that can be very demanding; on instruction from the Dento-Legal Advisors I may have to support DPL members at disciplinary hearings or tribunals or provide more practical support for members that may be in the Risk Partnership Program in the form of practice visits to assist in governance matters. I am occasionally instructed to provide lectures on behalf of DPL to various groups.

2011–present Board Member of Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) (RCS) West Midlands Division
Elected Board member supporting the FGDP in the West Midlands promoting education and life-long learning

Other interests:

Key Opinion Leader in Dentistry for Philips OHC
Key Opinion Leader in Dentistry for Optident
Trained dental practice appraiser (FGDP)
Trained in clinical hypnosis
Trained Mentor (University of Surrey)
Teacher trained (PTLLS)
Editorial Board DH&T magazine
Editorial Board Dentistry
Editorial Board Dental Tribune
Editorial Board Pro Dental CPD
Moderator Hygienis.co.uk
Member of the British Society of Periodontology

2013 commitments:

Lecturing at DH&T conference 08th February 2013 London
Chairing DH&T stream at Dentistry Show 01/02 March 2013 NEC
Lecturing at BDA conference (each day) 25/26/27 April 2013 Excel London
Impression Course for DCPs Kings Mill Hospital 13/14 June 2013 (POSTEA)


Married to Kerry for 20+ years and Father to Danielle (18) and Harry (16); I am a huge Formula 1 fan and avid reader of fiction.