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Kenneth Harper

GDC - 57718 BDS (Hons) FDS RCS MSc MGDS RCS MRD RCS FDS (Rest Dent) RCS FFGDP (UK) Specialist Restorative Dentist

After 19 years in the RAF, Ken is now in private practice. He’s also a dentistry lecturer and has appeared on TV.

A consultant and specialist in restorative dentistry, Ken is registered with the General Dental Council on four specialist lists: restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics and periodontics.

He enjoys managing complex multidisciplinary and aesthetic cases, often involving complex reconstruction or replacement of the teeth by implants, crowns, bridges or veneers. Healthy foundations are vital for successful restoration, so Ken will also carry out the endodontic and periodontal treatments needed.

Ken graduated with a BDS (Hons) from Edinburgh University Dental School in 1983, achieving the Gold Medal. Following two years in hospital training posts, he spent 19 years in the RAF, where he did his specialist training including an MSc in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute and consultant specialist training in restorative dentistry at Guy’s Hospital.

He achieved his Specialist Restorative Fellowship in Dental Surgery, FDS (Rest Dent); his Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD); and his Membership in General Dental Surgery (MGDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is also a Fellow of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, FFGDP (UK).

Ken is based at the Department of Continuing Professional Development at the Eastman Dental Institute, the dental school of University College London. There, he co-ordinates and teaches the certificate and diploma in Restorative Dental Practice as well as other postgraduate programmes. He works extensively as a Royal College of Surgeons lecturer and examiner in the UK and internationally. When not teaching, Ken works in private practice.

In 2005, he appeared on ITV’s Make Me Perfect, where one of the women he treated was voted the show’s winner by viewers. He’s an experienced yachtsman; he has competed in the Whitbread Round the World Race and has represented Great Britain as a member of the British Admiral's Cup team.

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