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Peter Neil Galgut
Born December 1946
Pretoria, South Africa
Nationality British
Alma mater University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Occupation Periodontist, lecturer
Years active 1971–present
Known for UK National Dentist of the Year, 2010

Dr. Peter Neil Galgut, PhD is a British periodontist and lecturer based out of London, England. Galgut was named UK National Dentist of the Year Award in 2010 and in 2013. Galgut has published several peer reviewed research papers on Periodontology.

Early life and education

Galgut was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. Galgut attended Pretoria Boys High School and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and where he qualified as a dentist in 1971.

Career

Dental and legal

Galgut began his professional career working for the National Health Service, where he served as a general dentist for eight years. Subsequently, he went on to qualify as a Periodontist in University College London (UCL) and a Dento-Legal Expert Witness in Cardiff University. In 2016, the latter earned him the Expert Witness Award in Periodontology.

Selected publications

  • Humming Your Way To Happiness (Amazon), 2005
  • Where God Shakes Hands With Science: A Marriage of Theology and the Sciences (ISBN: 9781527203914), 2016

Institutional positions

  • Director of the School of Dental Hygiene (University College Hospital)
  • Lecturer in Periodontlogy, King's College London
  • Trustee (The Dental Wellness Trust)

Awards and honors

  • The Dentist of the Year for the South, 2010
  • UK National Dentist of the Year, 2010, 2013
  • The Dentist of the Year for the South, 2013
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