Dr. Tim Vella Briffa
 
Dr. Tim Vella Briffa
 
Tim successfully completed his undergraduate dental training at the University of Malta in 2008, graduating at the top of his class with a distinction in the subjects of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology. He joined the Dental and Implantology Unit on a full-time basis within a few weeks of completing his final examinations. Besides working as a general dental practitioner he spent many sessions working alongside Mark, developing his interest in Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology. In 2011 he was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS) and soon after began teaching restorative dental techniques to dental students at the University of Malta during their clinical years. In 2013 Tim left for the UK in search of further training. During his 5 years in London Tim worked in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in both district general hospitals and larger university teaching hospitals, gaining a wealth of experience and developing his surgical skills. He worked in one of London's busiest Accident and Emergency departments at St. George's University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, a level 1 trauma centre which served a population of 4 million people.

Alongside his work in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Tim also further specialised in the field of Dental Implantology by successfully completing a 3-year MSc at the University of Bristol. Tim recently returned to Malta as a Registrar for Specialist Training in Oral Surgery at Mater Dei Hospital with a view to eventually become a Consultant Oral Surgeon at the end of his training. He rejoined the practice here at the Dental and Implantology Unit on a part-time basis, providing general dental treatment as well as oral surgery and dental implants. To this day he still spends time working under Mark's mentorship to further develop advanced skills in dental implantology.

Tim is a musician having spent most of his teenage years and his twenties playing the electric guitar and the bass guitar with a number of popular local rock bands. He enjoys travelling, cooking and spending time with his ever-growing family.