Roy Higson

Roy Higson, BDS, DGDP(UK)

Latest: Roy Higson has now retired from teaching and clinical dentistry, we wish him a long and happy retirement.

With 30 years’ experience in the field of occlusion and the management of
temporomandibular disorders in the UK, Roy has become the pre-eminent speaker on this subject both at home and abroad.

Consistently appearing in the Dentistry Top 50 Most Influential Dentists, in 2009 Roy was voted 7th, up from 12th the previous year.

Roy is finally topping the bill on his own, unique Talking Points in Dentistry series in May 2010, now running for the 25th year in succession.

Roy has served as Adviser in General Dental Practice, President of the British Society for Occlusal Studies (BSOS) for many years and provides clinical support and advice for Dental Protection Ltd.


Andy Lane

Andy Lane, MPhil, BDS, DGDP(UK)

Andy has worked in the field of occlusion and TMD since qualifying in 1978, attended the very first SDS courses with Jim Orr of the Pankey Institute in the early 1980’s and the first NGA courses in 1985. Andy was co-founder and Secretary of BSOS, served as Associate Adviser in GDP, International Chairman of the American Equilibration Society and on the editorial board of The Probe.

Andy was one of the first dentists in the UK to lecture on porcelain veneers in 1985-6 and since then has run/taught hundreds of courses on aesthetics, occlusion, TMD, orthodontics, practice management and the aetiology of caries. Andy has published papers on occlusion, impression techniques and the properties of light-cured materials and won the Manchester Medical Society Research Award in 2000.


Graham Browning

Graham Browning, BDS, LDS, FDS RCS(Eng), MSC(Lond), MRD(Eng)

Graham hosts and is the primary instructor on our IRS and ARS courses at his practices in Poole and Wimborne.

Now working full-time as a specialist in prosthodontics, Graham qualified from the Royal London Hospital in 1986 and practiced in hospital Oral Surgery for 2 years before moving into General Dental Practice.

Graham then continued his postgraduate education in fixed and removable prosthodontics. He passed Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and then undertook a two year Masters degree in Conservation, which he passed with distinction from Guy’s Hospital.

Whilst at Guy’s, he developed a special interest in the intricacies of occlusion, implant placement and complex restorative treatment.

In 2000 Graham gained his Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) and was admitted onto the Specialist list in Prosthodontics.

He has had a referral practice for crown and bridgework and implants since 1996.

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