Bachelor of Dental Surgery, U. Glasgow, 1968; Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery, U. Dundee, Scotland, 1978.
Dental tutor, U. Wales, 1989-1994; senior registrar, Clywyd Health Authority, Wales, 1979-1983; consultant, Clywyd Health Authority, Wales, 1983-1994; clinical professor, University Texas, Houston, since 1989; consultant, Greater Glasgow Health Board, since 1995; honorary senior lecturer, U. Glasgow, since 1995; clinical director, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, since 1996. Member Specialty Advisory Committee for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, London, since 1996.
Fellow: International Association Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, British Association Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Royal College Surgeons England, Royal College Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, Royal College Surgeons Edinburgh. Member: British Medical Association.
Married Lindsay Balvour. Children: Nicola, Alexander.