Laurence qualified from Dundee University in 1981 and worked in several practices in the South before joining Abbots Lodge in 1984 and became a partner in 1988. He is interested in all aspects of dentistry and has attended courses in the UK and abroad especially America. He has been placing implants since 1996 and accepts referrals for them and other advanced restorative treatments. Laurence has a special interest in occlusion and how this should be a fundamental part of all extensive restorative cases. He has been lecturing on occlusion and advanced dentistry both here and abroad since 1995. He is currently the Director of Education for the British Society for Occlusal Studies (BSOS). He has a contract with the local health authority both for orthodontics and oral surgery.