Peter Neil Galgut

Dr. Peter Neil Galgut, PhD is a British periodontist and lecturer based out of London, England.[1][2] Galgut was named UK National Dentist of the Year Award in 2010 and in 2013.[3][4] Galgut has published several peer reviewed research papers on Periodontology.[5][6]

Peter Neil Galgut
BornDecember 1946
Pretoria, South Africa
Alma materUniversity of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
OccupationPeriodontist, lecturer
Years active1971–present
Known forUK National Dentist of the Year, 2010

Early life and educationEdit

Galgut was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. Galgut attended Pretoria Boys High School and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and where he qualified as a dentist in 1971.[7][8]


Dental and legalEdit

Galgut began his professional career working for the National Health Service, where he served as a general dentist for eight years. Subsequently, he went on to qualify as a Periodontist in University College London (UCL) and a Dento-Legal Expert Witness in Cardiff University.[9] In 2016, the latter earned him the Expert Witness Award in Periodontology.[10]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Periodontics: Current Concepts and Treatment Strategies, ISBN 1-85317-981-7 (Martin Dunitz Ltd), 2001[11]
  • Humming Your Way To Happiness (Amazon), 2005[12]
  • Where God Shakes Hands With Science: A Marriage of Theology and the Sciences (ISBN: 9781527203914), 2016[13]

Institutional positionsEdit

  • Director of the School of Dental Hygiene (University College Hospital)
  • Lecturer in Periodontlogy, King's College London[14]
  • Trustee (The Dental Wellness Trust)[3]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • The Dentist of the Year for the South, 2010[9]
  • UK National Dentist of the Year, 2010, 2013[3]
  • The Dentist of the Year for the South, 2013


  1. "Peter Neil Galgut - ResearchGate". ResearchGate. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. Galgut, Peter; Waite, I.; Smith, R. (January 1996). "Tissue reactions to biodegradable and non-degradable membranes placed transcutaneously in rats, observed longitudinally over a period of 4 weeks". Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. pp. 17–21. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2842.1996.tb00806.x. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Saffas in Uniform: Peter Galgut | Two-time Dentist of the Year". The South African. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  4. Galgut, Dr Peter (20 January 2014). "Heart disease, diabetes and immune problems: What is your mouth really trying to say?". Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  5. Galgut, P. N. (17 June 2010). "Periodontal disease and poor health outcomes". BMJ. 340 (jun17 1): c2735–c2735. doi:10.1136/bmj.c2735. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  6. Galgut, P.; Pitrola, R. (September 1991). "Histological evaluation of biodegradable and non-degradable membranes placed transcutaneously in rats". Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 18 (8): 581–586. doi:10.1111/j.1600-051x.1991.tb00093.x. ISSN 0303-6979. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  7. "PETER NEIL GALGUT - Your Expert Witness" (PDF). Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  8. "HEE - Thames Valley and Wessex - Course: OX251018". Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "HEE - Thames Valley and Wessex - Course by Lecturers:Dr Peter Galgut". Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  10. Dr PETER NEIL GALGUT - Your Expert Witness (PDF). Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  11. Neil Galgut, Peter. Periodontics : current concepts and treatment strategies. M. Dunitz. ISBN 1853179817. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  12. Humming Your Way To Happiness (Kindle Edition ed.). Retrieved 25 April 2020.CS1 maint: extra text (link)
  13. Where God Shakes Hands With Science: A Marriage of Science and Theology. ISBN 1527203913. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  14. "A preliminary investigation into the ultrastructure of dental calculus and associated bacteria". Retrieved 25 April 2020.

Other websitesEdit