Robert qualified from Liverpool University in 1981 and joined the Royal Navy, serving 5 years as a Dental Officer before buying his first practice near Chester. He is an experienced principal dentist who has owned and run dental practices since 1986, achieving Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners in 1992. He moved to Brixham in 1997 where he worked up until joining Dart Vale in 2012. Robert set up a post graduate dentist study group for Devon in 1999 and chaired it for the next 10 years. He is currently a part time Clinical Supervisor and Tutor at the Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth, although his real passion is treating his own patients. His hobbies are walking, reading and foreign travel.