Dr Omar Patel

Specialist in Periodontics

BSc (Hons), BDS (Glasg) MFGDP RCS (Eng), MFDS RCPSG MClinDent, MPerio RCSEd

GDC: 81976

Consultant in Periodontology at Guy’s + St Thomas’ Foundation Trust

Specialist Periodontist

Omar qualified in 2003 from the University of Glasgow, winning the prize for conservative dentistry as an undergraduate. In 2005, he became a practice principal and subsequently a vocational trainer with the responsibility of training newly qualified dentists. He was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2007 and the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2008.

Whilst working in general practice he undertook advanced training in restorative dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, completing the Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice in 2008. In 2012, he commenced a specialist training programme in periodontics at Guy’s Hospital, London, undertaking all aspects of periodontal therapy including surgical, non-surgical, muco-gingival and implant therapy. In 2016, he was subsequently awarded his MClinDent (Perio) degree and Membership in Periodontics with the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, Edinburgh. This signified the completion of his specialist training in periodontics.

As well as providing periodontal care at 42 The Dental Practice, Omar is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology and has a special interest in the association between periodontal disease and diabetes. In 2015, he received the Ron F. Wilson postgraduate research award from King’s College London for clinical research and has presented his research internationally.

He was also awarded the position of Examiner for the Licence in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, England, the oldest continuously existing dental qualification in the United Kingdom.

He is currently, working part-time as a Consultant in Periodontology at Guy’s Hospital, where he has responsibility for managing the trainee specialist registrars, managing complex periodontal cases and also teaching at undergraduate level.

Omar is a keen golfer and tennis player and enjoys hill walking and long distance running at the weekends. He also has a degree in computing and a passion for all things technological.