Peter obtained all of his tertiary qualifications from the University of Melbourne. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science (with Honours) degree in 1985, and then received his Bachelor of Dental Science degree in 1989. He practised as a general dentist in Melbourne for 11 years with a special interest in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He then went on to receive his Master of Dental Science degree in Endodontics and Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in 2004. During his specialist training he also completed a minor thesis on the prognostic consequences of endodontic instrument fracture. This led to a successful and commonly-cited publication in the Journal of Endodontics entitled: “The Impact of Instrument Fracture on Outcome of Endodontic Treatment”.
Peter has been a clinical demonstrator for Undergraduate Endodontics and an external examiner for the Postgraduate Endodontic Programme at the University of Melbourne. Peter has lectured Australia-wide and is a member of the Australian Society of Endodontology, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists, and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He has also served as a former member of a number of other ADA dental specialty societies and study clubs, and attended numerous national and international conferences and lectures.
Peter’s interests outside of endodontics include spending time with his wife and two young daughters. When he is not with them, you can usually find him busily working in his garden, or fervently following his AFL side, Collingwood.