Mr Peter Sands

Mr Peter Sands

School of Dentistry
Clinical Dental Tutor

Contact details

The School of Dentistry
5 Mill Pool Way
B5 7EG
United Kingdom

Peter is a part time clinical dental tutor involved in the Masters in Advanced General Dental Practice. In addition to his academic and teaching roles, he runs a small General Dental Practice in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

He is a member of the PREP panel, and is actively involved in practice based research.


  • MSc. Advanced General Dental Practice (Distinction)
  • LDS RCS (Eng)
  • BDS (U.Lond.)


Peter qualified from Kings College Hospital in 1983. In 1988 Peter moved to Oxfordshire and became the principal dentist and owner of Saint Helens Practice, where he remains. Having always maintained a strong interest in post graduate education, he formalised his post graduate training by embarking on a part time Masters degree (MSc.) in Advanced General Dental Practice in 2004. 

In 2010 he was awarded his Masters in Advanced General Dental Practice from the University of Birmingham with distinction, also being awarded the prize for the best overall student. This Masters degree provides general dental practitioners with advanced accredited training in all aspects of general practice, including endodontics (root treatment), surgical dentistry, periodontology (gum disease), fixed and removable prosthodontics (dentures and crown and bridgework), the treatment of tooth wear, aesthetic dentistry, and implant dentistry.

Subsequent to his Postgraduate success he spent two years, part time, teaching final year dental students at the School of Dentistry at Birmingham University. Peter has stopped his undergraduate teaching but now holds the post of part time clinical dental tutor on the Masters course in Advanced General Dental Practice.


  • MSc. Advanced General Dental Practice. Distance and Campus based.

Other activities

Peter is a keen supporter of a number of charities and along with his wife, Fiona, has raised over £10,000.00 for various charities in recent years.

Challenges for 2014 include a 350 mile bicycle ride for the Royal British Legion and a mile open water sea swim for Marie Curie Cancer Care.