Philip R. Greene
BDS, FDSRCPS, CUEW.
GDC No. 45493
Specialist in Periodontics, Dental Expert Witness
I qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1971 and, after a post as a House Officer in the Liverpool Dental Hospital, began work in General Dental Practice. I was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow in 1980. I was accepted on the General Dental Council’s Specialist List in Periodontics when it was established in 1998.
From 1972 I worked in both NHS and Private General practice and, since 1981, have worked in Specialist Periodontal Practice, initially part-time and gradually becoming full time in 1997. I have taught in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the Manchester Dental School and have presented my "Effective Periodontics" practical seminar programme for the Department of Postgraduate Dentistry at the University of Manchester several times.
I have published many papers and articles on Periodontics and related subjects and my video film, "Initial Periodontal Therapy", was awarded the Diplome d'Honneur at the 1991 International Dental Film and Video Festival in Paris. My paper "Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy - Essential and Adjunctive Methods" was published in the British Dental Journal in July 1995 and I presented a paper on subgingival antibiotic gel therapy at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology in September 1995. I am a co-author of the Chapter on Periodontics in the Clinical Textbook of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, first published in 2006 and now in its second edition.
I was the founding Chairman of the Dental Practitioners Section of the British Society of Periodontology and I am a former President of the Society. I am also an International Member of the American Academy of Periodontology and was a founding member of the Expert Witness Institute. I have been practicing as an Expert Witness in the field of dental negligence and personal injury for more than 25 years.
I served as a Justice of the Peace in Greater Manchester from 2007-2018.
I have retired from active clinical practice in February 2018 and no longer accept new patients for treatment.