Private Dentistry Awards – meet the judges

private dentistry awards judgesThe Private Dentistry Awards introduces our esteemed judging panel, tasked with sorting through the high-quality entries to discover the practices which deserve to be our winners.

David Houston – chairman

David is Chairman of the private dentistry awards judging panel

He is co-founder of these Awards and the retired principal of the multi-award winning Houston Group, whose 35 year career in general practice expanded to include lecturing and numerous media roles.

Julian English

Julian English is editorial director at FMC and caretaker editor of Private Dentistry magazine.

Luke Barnett

Luke is founder of the Luke Barnett Centre. He is a founding member of the BACD, was chairman of the laboratory committee and sits on the accreditation board of examiners.

Tim Eldridge 

Tim is chairman of  CODE and a facial aesthetics trainer and lecturer.

Bhavna Doshi 

Bhavna Doshi is CEO of Dental Wealth Builder, which primarily focuses on practice profitability and growth solutions. Having been in the dental profession for over 25 years, she has worked as a successful practicing dentist, principal to multiple practices, a business coach and recently in partnership with Dentex.

Joe Lovett

Joe Lovett is the owner of Catalyst Sales and Marketing. He is also the organiser of the ‘Future of Dentistry Summit’ and the founder of the ‘Fast Tracking Your Future’ programme for dental professionals.

Sunita Verma

Sunita is the first female in England to achieve the BACD accreditation. She set up Sparkle Dental Boutique, a multi award-winning private practice in West London.

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes is founder of Harley Street Dental Studio and an award-winning cosmetic dentist.

Claudio Peru

Claudio Peru is a specialist in endodontics. He currently practices at Chiswell Green Specialist Dental Centre.

Mike Watts

Mike Watts is the principal dentist and heads the clinical team at both Selbourne and Baker Street Dental Care in Hertfordshire.

Manish Bose

Manish Bose is a well-respected periodontist in the dental community and runs IKON Dental Specialists, a referral practice and the only UCLan Approved Implant Training Centre in London.

Rahul Doshi

Rahul Doshi is founder of the Perfect Smile Studios and Dental Wealth Builder Coaching. He is an international lecturer voted as one of the TOP 50 most influential dentists in the country and awarded by his peers for his Outstanding Contribution to Cosmetic Dentistry.

He is the past president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and the clinical strategy development director for Dentex.

Mervyn Druian

Mervyn is well-respected cosmetic dentist in Belsize Park, London. He is past president of Alpha Omega Dental Society and a Dentex partner.

Nikhil Gogna

Nikhil is a specialist orthodontist working between Birmingham Dental Hospital and private practice. He has successfully passed his final examinations and due to become a recognised consultant orthodontist.  He has an interest in orthognathic surgery, skeletal anchorage, lingual and aligner orthodontics.

Neel Jaiswal

Neel runs an interdisciplinary private practice in Hertfordshire founded on principles he learned while attending the Frank Spear institute in Arizona. He is also co-founder of PDI/ Professional Dental Indemnity and is an advocate of microscope-enhanced dentistry.

Neil Sikka BChD

Neil is chief dental officer for BUPA UK Insurance and has spent the past 30 years in private practice. As the founder of Barbican Dental Care (BDC), he established multiple practices in central London. He was awarded Asian Entrepreneur of the Year.

Shakir Mughal 

Shakir is co-owner of two private dental practices. He is also the co-author of Dental Success Stories, 25 Inspirational true stories, from the experts in dentistry. As co-director of PURE EARTH essentials, he is also involved in the development and supply of eco-friendly dental products.

Shivani Patel

Shivani is a consultant orthodontist. She enjoys treatment-planning patients requiring multidisciplinary care centred around orthodontics, which means she works closely with her periodontal, aesthetic and oral surgery specialists, at Elleven Dental Wellness to ensure her patients acquire the highest standard of care.

Bashar Al-Naher 

Bashar is an experienced private practitioner, whose practice won for the third consecutive year at the Private Dentistry Awards for their pioneering treatment of nervous patients.

Ian Buckle

Ian Buckle has over 30 years’ experience in private practice. He is also Director of The Dawson Academy UK.

James Goolnik

James Goolnik has a Masters degree in Conservative dentistry. He was previously President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He has written books too.

Julian Caplan 

Julian is an experienced private practitioner and has been president of the BACD.

Mark Topley

Mark is the former CEO of Bridge2Aid, who now helps businesses and dental practices to maximise the value and impact of their CSR.

Zaki Kanaan

Zaki has an MSc in Implant Dentistry as well as a Diploma in Dental Sedation. He is Past-President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is currently on the Board of Directors for The Association of Dental Implantology.

Professor Avijit Banerjee 

Avijit holds a personal chair in Cariology & Operative Dentistry / Hon Consultant, Restorative Dentistry, at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London. He is programme director of the blended-learning masters in Advanced Minimum Intervention Restorative Dentistry (for GDPs and therapists), all while maintaining a wet-fingered, private practice list.

Martina Hodgson

Martina Hodgson is an award-winning practice owner, Diamond Invisalign provider and Invisalign speaker. She regularly writes for the dental and general press and is co-founder of Inspiring Women in Dentistry.

Kris Leeson

Kris Leeson is the principal dentist of Thorpe dental group in York. He has a special interest in Implantology and digital dentistry.

Raman Aulakh 

Raman is an Invisalign KOL and in private practice and a post graduate tutor Kings College (MSc Aesthetic Dentistry).

Jas Gill

Jas has an ever-growing passion for helping & teaching his colleagues. He has his own course, Platinum Practice Solutions, and also teaches for Smilefast & Ashley Latter among others, #itsallabouteveryone.

Manrina Rhode 

Manrina practices private aesthetic dentistry in London. She has created her brand DRMR and within this runs her veneer course – Designing Smiles.

Kreena Patel 

Kreena is a Specialist in Endodontics. She completed her training at King’s College London, graduating with distinction. Kreena continued to teach on the specialist programme for four years, and her research has been published in several international journals. She currently works in referral practice, regularly lectures and runs her own endodontic course ‘Endodontic Expertise’.

Martin Wanendeya 

Martin is a partner at multi-award-winning Ten Dental.

Lottie Manahan 

Lottie is a dental hygienist & therapist based in the Harley street district. She spent 15 years in the dental feed with a passion for dentistry that grows more each year. Passionate about preventive dentistry and oral health educating. 

Swiss dental academy trainer, EMS ambassador and key opinion leader for Oral-B.

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