Leon graduated with distinction as both a Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist from Queen Mary University (Bart’s) and the London Dental School, receiving academic and clinical prizes. Since graduation, Leon has worked within Community and Hospital services as well as specialist private practice environments – Leon has provided treatment under inhalation sedation within the hospital setting within a consultant led service. Leon has a post graduate diploma in paediatric dentistry for dental therapists.
Leon has presented scientific Poster presentations at both national and international level. His research interest is using the ICCMS caries prevention tool kit with the primary dentition. Leon has another research interest, child anxiety and the impact of this on sedation services.
Leon is an active member of BSDHT – Leon has previously held the position of London regional rep for BSHDT, elected council member and Elected council member to executive team of the BSDHT. Leon previously sat on the publication committee for BSDHT and the newly formed Diversity inclusion and belonging group, and has been re elected to the BSDHT Council as elected council member by the membership ending in January 2023.
Leon is a external examiner for the Royal college of surgeons Edinburgh, and Portsmouth University Dental Academy. Leon has published in peer reviewed journals for the BSDHT. Leon is a visiting lecturer for Health Education England where he provides CPD for dentists and dental therapists. Leon has presented at conferences, presenting on paediatric dentistry in the primary care setting. He is currently completing an MSc in advanced specialist health care at the university of Kent.