Peter qualified with honours from Bristol University in 1982. He worked in a series of junior hospital posts and general practice before gaining Fellowship in Dentistry, in 1986 entering the orthodontic training programme at the Royal London Hospital. He opened his own specialist practice in Solihull 10 days after completing his final year of study in 1989, where he soon developed an interest in adult orthodontics. He has been involved in formal teaching as a part-time lecturer at the Eastman (1994-6) and Royal London Hospitals (2000-2004).
Peter lectures widely on adult orthodontics and its part in whole patient care, both nationally and internationally, whilst continuing his clinical work as the principal of his private practice, Orthodontic Excellence. Peter is a Platinum provider of Incognito lingual appliances and has been a 3M UK Mentor in its use. Peter is also a Platinum Elite provider of Invisalign, is a founding member of the UK group of The Invisible Orthodontist (TIO),and is a member of the Align UK Orthodontists Advisory Board. In 2018 he was invited to be a Clinical Speaker for Invisalign UK. In 1999 Peter founded the Royal London Orthodontic Alumni Association and has been its President since 2016. Peter has been an enthusiastic attendee of the Alpine Orthodontic Conference since 2003 and has organized its academic programme since 2012.