Mr Hamish Gillespie

Mr Hamish Gillespie


Having first qualified in 1982 I worked first in the community service and then in the hospital oral/maxilllofacial surgery service before being commissioned into the Royal Army Dental Corps in 1988.  I passed the Fellowship examination of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1991 with the specialty paper in oral surgery and completed the one-year taught MSc programme, with distinction, at the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2000. I was the senior dental officer in Kosovo in 2000 and in Iraq in 2004.

I retired from the Army in 2009 and now divide my time between private general dental practice and teaching.  Between 2009 and 2017 I was module leader for the Oral Diseases, Defence & Repair module and, subsequently, the joint module leader for the Clinical Skills 'A' module.


  • FDSRCS (Eng)
  • MSc Conservative Dentistry (UCL)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (London)

Professional memberships

  • British Dental Association

Student education

I am a part-time clinical teaching fellow in the Division of Restorative Dentistry.  I am expected to teach any part of the curriculum subject to the needs and exigencies of the School.  Typically, my duties involve instructing on clinical skills courses and supervising student clinics.