Dr Philip J Friel
Dental Implantologist

BDS BSc (Hons, MedSci)
MFDS RCS (Edin) MRCPS (Glas)
GDC No. 77637
 
 

Philip graduated from Glasgow University with degrees in Anatomy (1998) and Dental Surgery (2000).

In November, 2010, after working in a number of private practices, Philip opened his own clinic,

Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry

in the west end of Glasgow, heading up an 18-strong team.

Philip concentrates on restorative and cosmetic dentistry with particular focus on dental implantology, including bone grafting, immediate dental implant placement and loading together with soft tissue surgery.

As a referral clinic, Philip and his clinical team work with and mentor a number of dentists from all over the country.

He travels extensively in his quest for knowledge of the latest implant advances often lectures on the topic of dental implant surgery.

In naming Philip in Dentistry Magazine's 2010 list of UK's Top 50 Most Influential Dentists, the publication said he is "regarded as one of Scotland's finest implant surgeons".

Philip is a member of a number of key professional organisations including the British and American Academies of Cosmetic Dentistry, the ADI, International Team for Implantology (ITI), The PEERS group, Academy of Osseointegration(USA). He is a mentor for the Association of Dental Implantology.

Currently President-Elect of the Association of Dental Implantology and will take over the post of President in November, 2013.

The ADI is a registered charity which is dedicated to providing the profession with continuing implant education and the public with a greater understanding of the benefits of dental implants.

During his involvement with the ADI, Philip has participated in the organisation's 'study club' which has seen him lecture on dental implant related subjects at a number of venues throughout the UK.

Philip's team is focused on a number of charity projects and in 2012 and 2013 has worked closely with the Action for Children charity.

During 2013 the clinic team agreed to look after the dental care of four of the young people under the auspices of the charity and ensure that their dental aesthetic and functional needs were met over a year-long project.

The clinic has also supported a number of local schools with fundraising activities.

Philip and his colleagues also work with a number of Scottish universities, allowing dental students to attend the clinic for 'work experience' assignments.