Watch Nigel Jones and Dr Simon Gallier in his on-demand webinar, where Simon shares his unique journey as a practising dentist, discusses how he is forging the future of dentistry and talks about why, after returning to NHS dentistry after 30 years, he’s decided to leave for a second time.

This is an on-demand video which was recorded with FMC on Thursday 17th February 2022. It has a duration of 1 hour 20 minutes.

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Simon Gallier qualified as a dentist almost 40 years ago. Having spent time in the military, Simon moved onto owning a mixed NHS and private practice, before making his first conversion from NHS to private dentistry in 1990. He then went on to own two dental practices and an aesthetic clinic in Harley Street.

He didn’t stop there! Since then, Simon introduced direct access to hygiene, whitening and aesthetic clinics via the high street retailer Superdrug, pioneered the use of lasers, became the Clinical Director of a major corporate and latterly, founded a new way of delivering dentistry with the development of Future Health Partnership.

And despite his pioneering dental career and his active home life (including climbing Mont Blanc twice and competing in a 320-mile race to the Magnetic North Pole!), Simon still found himself returning to the constraints of NHS dentistry through the acquisition of a dental practice in Chester.

Now, 30 years down the line, he has made the decision to hand back the practice’s NHS contract and go fully private again.

Watch Nigel and Simon as they discuss:

  • Simon’s extraordinary and inspirational journey through dentistry
  • The reasons why, after returning to NHS dentistry after 30 years, Simon decided to once again make the move to private provision
  • Reflections on working within an NHS practice
  • How his conversion is going so far
  • Thoughts on the recent challenges the industry has faced
  • Opportunities, practice vision and revolutionising the delivery of dentistry
  • Predictions for the future of NHS dentistry.


Nigel Jones

Nigel Jones is the Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan and has been working in the dental sector for over 30 years. He has a special interest in the development and future of NHS dentistry in the UK.

His knowledge and passion for dentistry has led him to become a trusted voice, offering invaluable advice on how to strategically and successfully run a practice and be named in the Dentistry Top 50 of influential people within the profession.

Simon Gallier

Simon Gallier is the Managing Partner of Future Health Partnership, a unique partnership based micro-corporate. He divides his time between management and delivering clinical dentistry and has become a known voice within the profession.



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