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GDC no. 42656

Born and educated in North London prior to 5 year dental degree course at London University.

Initial career in hospital oral surgery prior to moving to Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex as an associate in general dental practice. From the early 1970s had three main areas of activity, general practice dentistry, hospital oral surgery and offshore yacht racing. The latter activity took me all over the world having represented Great Britain in several Admirals Cup campaigns, Southern Cross Cup in Australia, Kenwood Cup in Hawaii and Sardinia Cup. I retired from serious competitive sailing at the end of the 1990 season but still enjoy cruising with friends.

As Abbots Lodge became busier I reduced my hospital sessions in which latterly my principal interest was oral rehabilitation of patients following cancer surgery, using implants. I finally gave up my hospital post in 2011.

I now live in Littlehampton. Many interests outside work include Art, Music, Theatre, Food & Wine and Travel. I love skiing, still sail occasionally and play poor golf intermittently. I have 2 grown up sons, one is a quality manager for an optical company in Sussex the other a paediatric cardiac surgeon in Leicestershire.

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Laurence Murray BDS

GDC no. 55288

I 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. I am interested in all aspects of dentistry and have attended many courses in the UK and abroad especially America. I have been placing implants since 1996 and accept referrals for them other advanced restorative treatments. I have a special interest on TMD and the way the teeth relate to headaches and neckaches.  I have a contract with the local health authority for orthodontics and oral surgery I lecture on occlusion and advanced dentistry both here and abroad and am currently the Director of Education for the British Society for Occlusal Studies (BSOS)

I am married with three children.

Outside of work I enjoy Sailing, skiing, golf and cycling

David Rhoden

GDC no. 60622

I graduated (BDS = Batchelor of Dental Surgery) from Birmingham in 1985 and started at Abbots Lodge in March 1986. I have taken several courses of study since. These include The Eastman part-time course in restorative dentistry and the Bristol University diploma (DPDS = Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies). I recently passed the Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics.

Outside of work I am usually fully occupied with my family and enjoy organising social events.