Michael Thomas

Specialist in Prosthodontics (GDC Reg No. 65063) MSc BDS MRD RCS DGDP(UK) LDS RCS

Michael is a Senior Specialist Clinical Teacher and Senior Teaching Fellow at the Dental Institute of King's College London where he teaches Clinical Dentistry to the dental undergraduates and is the Deputy Programme Director for the Advanced Minimal Intervention MSc by Distance Learning. He also teaches and assesses for the Distance Learning programmes in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry. He has previously been a Board Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has been shortlisted twice for Dental Teacher of the Year, in 2007 and 2008 and is a member of several professional organisations including The British Society of Restorative Dentistry and the Chicago Dental Society.

Specialist in Prosthodontics, Michael Thomas qualified from Guy's Dental Hospital in December 1989. Following 6 months as a Dental House Officer and Senior House Officer he joined the Royal Naval Dental Services for a five year commission. He then returned to London in 1997 to study a Masters programme in Conservative Dentistry whilst working part-time in General Dental Practice. In April 2000 he gained his Membership in Restorative Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was registered as a Specialist in Prosthodontics by the General Dental Council in July 2000.

At the Wessex Dental Specialist Centre, Michael provides fixed and removable solutions for worn, broken and missing teeth. He aims to restore teeth adopting a Minimum Intervention approach wherever possible, to preserve existing tooth structure. Michael works in close collaboration with Mark Patterson and the team of dental technicians from the on site dental laboratory. Michael is also pleased to accept referrals from colleagues for the management of dental caries, snoring appliances and for assistance in care planning for a variety of dental needs.