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Martin Foster

Dentolegal Adviser
Dental Protection
Hong Kong


Martin qualified in 1986 from Edinburgh Dental School and worked in general practice before moving into a career in the Community Dental Service which involved experience of a wide range of primary care and hospital settings, including care for maximum security psychiatric patients, sedation and anaesthetic referral services, teaching law and ethics and clinical tutoring in paediatric dentistry. A combination of further studies and experience resulted in completion of a Master’s degree in Public Health, the Diploma in Health Service Management and registration as a Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry. In addition to his clinical role, an ongoing interest in legal issues led to the completion of legal examinations as an Intrant in the Faculty of Advocates. Martin was appointed Assistant Clinical Director with responsibility for NHS Lothian Children’s Dental Service in 2007. He is a regular presenter on a range of legal and ethical issues and has a particular interest in communication and risk management. Martin maintains a weekly clinical commitment as a Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry. Martin began his career at Dental Protection as a part-time Associate Dento-Legal Adviser before taking up his current position as a Dentolegal Adviser in 2011.

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Dental implants, Dentists, Dentistry  

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