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Martin Ursell

Associate (previous principle from 1984-2010)

Martin started his dental career as a Royal Navy Dental Officer in 1974. This five year commission involved Shore and Sea service with several Clinical attachments in the periodontal departments at Guy's Hospital Dental School and The Eastman Dental Hospital, London.

Thereafter he entered General Dental Practice, with a progressively increasing emphasis on providing periodontal care for patients together with a range of restorative treatment, including crown and bridgework, endodontic and minor oral surgery procedures.

From 1982-1984 he did an MSc course in Periodontology at the University of London, based in the periodontal department of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. He then was a Clinical demonstrator at Guy's for one day per week from 1979 -1998.

Martin was one of the first individuals in the United Kingdom to be accredited as a Specialist in Periodontics in August 1998.

Martin started a Periodontal Referral Practice in Southampton (later known as Periosouth now located in Hursley, Winchester) in 1982. The practice was started de novo, initially single handed, for 2-3 days per week. There has been progressive expansion, from a part-time single-handed referral practice, to 5 days per week of clinical practice with three full-time equivalent dental hygienists. Richard Tucker took over the practice in January 2010. Thereafter, Martin has continued on a part-time basis within the Practice.

Continuing Education

Martin has been committed to continuing education both nationally and abroad with numerous meetings (6-8 times per year) related to Periodontology and Restorative Dentistry, together with updates in aspects of oral surgery and oral medicine. Postgraduate Courses given Martin has provided numerous postgraduate courses over the years at Guy's and provincial Postgraduate centres. Latterly he lectures with Richard to dentists and hygienists in the South.


Journal of Clinical Periodontology 1989 Vol. 16 No2 p18

(Sole Author)

'Relationships between alveolar bone levels measured at surgery, estimated by trans-gingival probing and clinical attachment level measurements.'

Perioprobe Vol 1 No1 1994 'Life on the Ocean Wave'

Perioprobe Vol. 1 No3 1994 'Which Perio Probe?'

Expert Evidence

1986 - date


In excess of thirty expert reports compiled related to dento-legal cases with a significant periodontal component, predominantly for the Dental Defence Union and Dental protection including expert witness and case meetings with counsel.

Professional Activities

- British Dental Association (Member)

- Chairman of the Southampton & District Section

   of the British Dental Association 1989/90

- Committee Member 1986 to date

- American Academy of Periodontology (Member)

- British Society of Periodontology (Member)

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