Alif Moosajee

Alif Moosajee

Author at Dentistry Online

Principal dentist at Oakdale Dental, and author of ‘The Smiling Dentist’, a jargon-free book for patients about clinical dentistry. Alif qualified at Birmingham University in 2004 and has a particular interest in implant dentistry and digital dentistry and loves to merge those two interests to provide his patients a fully digital workflow. Alif loves sharing knowledge and regularly teaches Cerec and Cerec implantology at all levels. He lectures on numerous topics and also created the Leicester study club.
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Shade management in restorative dentistry

Alif Moosajee presents a restorative and tooth whitening case study that achieved a highly accurate and predicable result. 32-year-old male patient presented with dissatisfaction with the appearance of his three-unit bridge. This spanned his upper right central incisor to upper left lateral incisor. He also complained that the bridge felt bulky and uncomfortable against his … Continued

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Why digital dentistry isn’t the future

With the brakes firmly applied to hands on education at the start of lockdown, courses, lunch and learns, conferences, symposiums etc, all disappeared overnight. However, Ivoclar Vivadent’s passion for delivering premium education remains stronger than ever. The team worked incredibly hard through lockdown, bringing you some of the absolute best online webinars and virtual education … Continued

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The digital dentist – understanding occlusion

Dr Alif Moosajee (Aka The Smiling Dentist) tackles the topic of occlusion and why he thinks an understanding is crucial for digital dentistry. Occlusion is a really important but unfortunately badly understood topic in dentistry. The topic has a reputation for being badly taught (especially at undergraduate level). I remember the sum total of my … Continued

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‘A good day is when the restoration disappears into the smile’

Dr Alif Moosajee presents a restorative and Zoom tooth whitening case study that harnesses Elab, for a highly accurate and predicable result. Dr Alif Moosajee’s 32-year-old male patient presented with dissatisfaction with the appearance of his three-part bridge, which spanned his upper right central incisor to upper left lateral incisor. He also complained that the … Continued

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Your digital transformation – the time-saving secret for maximising profits

Dr Alif Moosajee talks about the benefits of digital dentistry and why it’s so worth the investment.  What makes these products so beneficial to a practice? I absolutely love CEREC. I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever invested in for my practice. I’m no stranger to investing money to improve the quality … Continued

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Offering discounted dentistry

We shouldn’t be making decisions for our patients by offering reduced prices for dental treatments, Alif Moosajee says. I’ve become aware of the term ‘MFD’, first introduced to us in 1992 on the Paul and Posner courses ‘Developing the Private sector in NHS Practice’. I‘m afraid this is not a new qualification like ‘the Membership to the … Continued

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Making sense of evidence

Alif Moosajee says trust your gut more and keep your patients’ interests at the heart of everything you do. When teaching or lecturing I often get asked by younger dentists how I got to where I am now and how they can get better at confidently planning the correct treatment for their patients. I know … Continued

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Improving oral health

Alif Moosajee shares with us the background to his thinking and approach at Oakdale Dental. I have been privileged enough to find myself working in practices for a considerable length of time, often between four and five years and it’s very interesting to see the work that you do that succeeds, and the work that you … Continued

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