Having graduated from Edinburgh in 1976, Tom immediately moved to London and worked as a House Surgeon rotating around Departments at Guy’s and The Royal Dental Hospitals entering general dental practice in 1978. In 1982, he opened his own single-handed private practice as a ‘squat’ in Queensgate, London before moving himself and his patients to join The Dawood & Tanner Dental Practice in Wimpole Street in January 2011.
In October 2013 Tom was appointed as a Visiting Clinical Specialist Teacher in the Department of Primary Dental Care (PDC) at King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill. In June 2017 he was appointed as Extra-curricular Education Co-ordination Officer for the King’s College London Dental Students Society. In April 2018, he became Staff President of The Kings Students Dental Society and was subsequently appointed as a Member of The Kings Dental Alumni Association Council.
In May 2018 Tom was awarded one of King’s College London’s prestigious Teaching Excellence Awards – Teaching Experience. In 2019 he was re-appointed as Staff President of The Kings Students Dental Society and nominated for The 2019 Kings Education Award – Student Support.
In March 2017 he was co-opted to The Advisory Board in Primary Dental Care at The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. In July 2017 he also joined the Steering Group of The Faculty of Dental Trainers at The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. In March 2018 he became a Member of The Faculty of Dental Trainers at The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (MFDTEd). In July 2018 he became a Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners at The Royal College of Surgeons, England.
In July 2019 he was elected as President of The Metropolitan Branch of The British Dental Association for the year 2021/2022.