Having spent 20 years in general and specialist practice in Pretoria, followed by 14 years as Professor of Prosthodontics at the Medical University of Southern Africa, Brian was appointed to the Chair of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Otago’s Faculty of Dentistry, Dunedin, in 1996 – a position he occupied until his retirement at the end of 2007. In early 2008, he and his wife, Vivienne, moved to Melbourne and although “officially retired”, Brian continues to involve himself in part-time postgraduate prosthodontic teaching at the University of Melbourne.
During Brian’s academic career, his chief research interests have centred on the application of computers in dental education and in prosthodontic diagnostic prediction, using cephalometric analysis. He has been actively involved in international collaborations in Prosthodontics, Clinical Cariology, Palaeo-anthropology, Dental Informatics and Sleep Medicine research (with the University of Monash). Brian served as Co-President of the International College of Prosthodontists for the years 2000 and 2001.