Dr. Grisdale is a board-certified specialist in periodontics and prosthodontics with a former private practice in Vancouver, BC. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from McGill University, as well as a postgraduate degree in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. He went on to the University of British Columbia, where he received another postgraduate degree in periodontics. Currently Dr. Grisdale is a part-time faculty member in the department of periodontics at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, and works part-time in a periodontal practice.
Dr. Grisdale received an Award of Merit for Restorative Dentistry. He lectures extensively in the United States, Canada, Southeast Asia, and Europe. He is a mentor for periodontic and prosthodontic study clubs and is a sessional lecturer for continuing dental education at U.B.C. Dr. Grisdale has published in the areas of treatment for dentin sensitivity, implants, bone regeneration, and soft tissue periodontal adhesives. He is an active participant in clinical research and the study of contemporary periodontal products, and a member of several professional societies.