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• Specialist in Periodontics of the General Dental Council of Great Britain.

• International Member of the American Academy of Periodontology.

• Member of International Team for Implantology.

• Alumnus of the Microsurgical Training Institute, Santa Barbara, California.

Clifford graduated from Newcastle University in 1981. After appointments in various university dental departments, and some time spent in the Oral & Maxillofacial department of a general hospital, Clifford lectured in Periodontology for six years at the University of Dundee. Between 1993 and 2000 he ran his own private practice in Heidelberg, Germany, and provided specialist periodontal services to a number of private practices in Heidelberg and Munich, Germany.

In 2001 he returned to the U.K. and now limits his practice to periodontology and implantology.

Clifford considers post-graduate education to be extremely important and has attended instructional courses in both Europe and the U.S.A. including:

• Surgical implant placement, at the European Centre for Osseointegration in Leuven, Belgium.

• Periodontal Microsurgery, at the Microsurgical Training Institute in Santa Barbara, California.

... and numerous others.

As well as periodontal care Clifford also places implants. Special areas of interest include bone regeneration and aesthetic periodontics.

Outside dentistry Clifford has found time to complete a post graduate diploma in Law at the University of Nottingham.