Michael was Visiting Professor at The Eastman Dental Institute, University College London between 2003 and December 2011. He was recognised by The General Dental Council as a specialist in oral surgery and a specialist in restorative dentistry. He maintained a private restorative and surgical practice in London. Since 1977 he ran continuing postgraduate courses for groups of up to 20 dentists teaching both dental and life management skills.
He was the first dentist to be awarded a Harkness Fellowship from The Commonwealth Fund, for two years study in the U.S.A., at Indiana University between 1970 and 1972 where he obtained an M.Sc.D.. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1972.
In 2007, he was voted No. 2 in Dentistry’s “Top 50 Most Influential People in the Dental Sector”.
In 2012 in a survey of the teaching and clinical aspects of aesthetic dentistry, he was voted No 1 in the Journal of Aesthetic Dentistry.
He lectured widely both nationally and internationally and is the author of many dental publications. He wrote a textbook “Failure in the Restored Dentition : Management and Treatment”, published in February 1995 by the Quintessence Publishing Company, in English, Italian, Russian and German versions.
He is on the board, education and public awareness groups of the NHS Think Kidneys Programme; the board of The London Acute Kidney Injury Programme and the faculty and patient group of the University College Partners Quality Improvement Programme, all aimed at improving the care provided for acute kidney injury (AKI). He is frequently invited to lecture to the medical profession about his experience of illness.
He has been happily married to his wife Priscilla, a psychotherapist, for forty seven years. They have three sons and five grandchildren.
Michael’s main interests are: playing the piano; opera; music in general; theatre; reading; rambling; tennis; skiing; being with family. He is a keen Spurs supporter.