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Richard Tucker

Principal since January 2010


Richard Tucker qualified with BDS from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 1991. He then worked in private general dental practice in Kent, England, for 6 years. His first contact with the Eastman was through the Certificate course in Restorative Dentistry in 1996, which lead to his interest in specialist training.

He moved to London to embark on 3 years of specialist training at the Eastman Dental Institute. In 2003, he started a specialist referral practice, limited to periodontics and the surgical aspects of implant dentistry, in Wimpole Street, London.

Richard is married to Rowena, a Consultant Dermatologist. They love music, theatre and travel. They are also keen snow skiers. Above all, Richard is a good communicator and enthuses about treating patients using evidence based clinical expertise in a kind and empathetic manner.

Academic achievements

- Research in supportive periodontal therapy, regenerative surgery and clinical trial design
- He was a member of the Cochrane collaboration for systematic reviews in Periodontology
- He has published in peer-reviewed journals and lectured nationally and internationally



- Distinction: Master of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontology), University College London, 1999
- Medal winner, Membership in Restorative Dentistry (Periodontics) 2001, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Marsh Midda travel grant, British Society of Periodontology, which allowed him to present a poster on supportive periodontal therapy, at the Vancouver meeting of the International As-sociation of Dental Research in 1999



- Honorary senior lecturer, involved with teaching of postgraduate students in the department of Periodontology, UCL Eastman
- Specialist practitioner, Eastman Dental Hospital
- Director and Coordinator of UCL Eastman CPD Periodontal Programmes

Professional associations


- British Dental Association
- British Society of Periodontology, past member of council
-  American Academy of Periodontology,
international member
- Royal Society of Medicine, Past-President: Section of Odontology
- International College of Dentists, Fellow.

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