Get to know Dr Peter Ilori a little better with the help from this brief interview. With questions like: why did he become an orthodontist, what fascinates him about his work and what are his hobbies.
Why did you become an orthodontist?
While training as a dentist I became fascinated by the bio-mechanical and sociological aspects of orthodontics – this led to me enrolling on the specialist programme. I have never looked back since!
What fascinates you about your work?
Orthodontics gives me daily opportunities to watch people’s smiles and faces transform before my eyes. It is a gratifying feeling to be part of a process which adds value to the lives of my patients.
What is your chairside style?
High-tech delivery with professional care and where possible genuine light-hearted conversation.
What are your hobbies?
Family holidays to exotic locations where I can play some golf, pretend to be an anthropologist and sample local red wines.
Best advice you ever received?
Endeavour to fully express your talents in everything you do.
One thing you would teach every patient?
Value your dental health and your smile.