Richard Grant-Thomson graduated as a dentist from the University of Queensland in 1991, and worked as a RAAF Dental Officer for ten years. He obtained Fellowship in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 1998. He was awarded the Australian Periodontology Research Foundation prize for his publication on Periodontal treatment in 2001. He completed his specialist qualification in Periodontics from the University of Queensland in 2002. Richard worked as a visiting specialist for the Department of Defence and as a visiting lecturer for the University of Queensland Dental School Postgraduate Periodontics program. He is also an external examiner for the Griffith University Postgraduate Periodontics program. His professional interests include periodontal regenerative surgery and dental implants. He is an ITI Fellow (International Team for Oral Implantology), speaker for AstraTech and Straumann Dental Implants and a registered specialist in periodontics.