Tom qualified from The Queens University, Belfast, in 1978, having been awarded the John Malone medal for excellence in operative dentistry. As well as entering general practice, Tom retained links with Queens University Dental School by working as a clinical teacher in periodontics (gums) for 10 years.
He has undertaken extensive post graduate studies in endodontics (root canal therapy) and has also completed the highly acclaimed Advanced Restorative Dentistry course at the Eastman Dental Institute in London.
More recently Tom has completed the prestigous Masters in Medical Science in Dental Implantology at Sheffield University.
He continues to further his knowledge and skills by attending local and international courses, especially those in cosmetic and implant dentistry.
His interest in dentistry is wide-ranging and extends well beyond the practice. He has held the position of chairman of the local dental committee and a member of committees for dental strategy at government level. Tom is a member of the British Endodontic Society, The British Society of Periodontology and The Association of Dental Implantology.
Tom is married to Marian with two grown-up children. He enjoys walking, reading, listening to classical music and playing chess.
- BDS Belf 1978
- M. Med Sci (Implantology)
- Tom Cassidy
- James Parish