Dr Peter J M Fairbairn
Dr Peter J M Fairbairn – Visiting Professor of Department of Periodontology and Implant Surgery at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry
Dr Fairbairn graduated from the University of The Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1981 and after working in hospital positions came to the UK in 1985 to work in the NHS.
After developing an interest in Implant dentistry in the late 80s he enrolled in the Intoss course and under the mentorship of Dr. Barry Edwards began placing Implants in 1991. He now places over 400 Implants a year most of which are DIO, with whom he is an Opinion leader, and more recently Paltop.
In the last 9 years his main interest has been the development of synthetic graft materials and the refining of surgical techniques to optimize their benefits. These benefits include lower post operation pain and not needing to use donor, either animal or human graft materials or the need to harvest bone from the patient which can induce extreme pain on the patient.
Peter has spoken widely throughout the world in over 20 countries from Delhi and Beirut to Cape Town on this topic. With over 30 journal articles and research papers as well as a chapter in a book on synthetic grafting techniques he has become a true authority in this arena.