Michael Alan Gow MFDS RCPS (Gla) BDS (Gla) MSc Hyp (Lon) PGCert (Edin)

Mike is a general dental practitioner working in private practice at ‘The Berkeley Clinic’ in Glasgow. He graduated from the University of Glasgow dental school in1999 and undertook formal hypnosis training with the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis (BSMDH) soon after. By 2005, he had a Masters in Hypnosis Applied to Dentistry (Lon) having achieved a ‘distinction’ in his Diploma year. Mike has a Postgraduate Certificate in ‘The Management of Anxious Patients’ from the University of Edinburgh and is a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). He is a Past President (2008-10, 2014-16) of “The BSMDH (Scotland)” and holds the European Society of Hypnosis Certificate.

Mike has published many articles, case studies and book chapters on hypnosis and dental anxiety management and has appeared on TV several times (including BBC’s Horizon) demonstrating the use of hypnosis in dental pain control. He has also appeared on ‘Tony Robinson’s History of Britain’ to talk about the history of dentistry. He is Chairman of ‘The Henry Noble History of Dentistry Research Group’. Mike also has an interest in the history of hypnosis and has filmed a documentary about the life of Dr James Braid (follow @drjamesbraid on Facebook and Instagram for more details!)

Mike has four children who all keep him very busy. He enjoys travelling overseas with his wife, going to the football to see The Glasgow Rangers, family tree research, fly-fishing and Scotch whisky (he also has an SVQ Diploma in Single Malt Whisky!)

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