Speaker: Loven Ganeswaran
Loven Ganeswaran has been practising dentistry in Sunninghill, Berkshire for the past 10 years as well as spending 6 years as an FD trainer. In 2015, Loven and friend Kiri founded Chairsyde after deciding to take what they know about dentistry and tech to improve oral health education in the UK.
Off the back of a life-changing trip to Sri Lanka, where they provided dental treatment in orphanages, they realised the power of education. They spent their days teaching children about oral health and found that the lessons that really stuck were the ones that had a visual and musical element.
Loven wanted to take this insight and inspiration and create a product that would engage and empower patients. As a dentist himself, Loven often spent time drawing pictures of teeth on the back of his day list, explaining conditions to patients. He knew that dentists need a tool that sits by their side and educates patients on their procedures as they go.
By appealing to the patient’s eyes and ears, and providing an interactive patient journey, the Chairsyde founders created a better way to communicate, engage and educate patients whilst increasing access for those who need it.
Armed with a vision for better dental education, Loven and Kiri launched Chairsyde – a dentist’s best friend. Their mission is to help dentists create exceptional patient experiences around the world, so they can grow their practice, transform health and mitigate risk.
Speaker: Raj Rattan
Raj Rattan graduated from University College Hospital, London. After a short spell as an associate, he became a partner at a practice in Oxford and later acquired additional practices in Bromley, Kent. His career portfolio includes consultancy and advisory services to the NHS, Corporate and Private sector. He is a former Policy Adviser at the Department of Health and been heavily involved in postgraduate dental education for over 25 years - first as a Programme Director and more recently as Strategic Associate Dean in London. His publications include articles, contributions to books and e-learning resources, and he is the author/co-author of a number of textbooks on various aspects of general dental practice. He has sat on a number of editorial boards over the years and has lectured extensively throughout the UK, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. He has worked at Dental Protection for over 20 years as a part-time dento-legal adviser and senior dento-legal consultant and is now Dental Director. Outside dentistry, his interests include motorsport, creative writing and he is active member of The Magic Circle.
Speaker: Paul Abrahams
Dr Paul Abrahams is the principal dentist at SmileMore and has worked in North London for 21 years providing general and cosmetic dental care.
Dr Paul Abrahams heads up the SmileMore Dental Care team. He qualified at Guys Dental Hospital in 1989, and has undertaken extensive post graduate studies in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry since.
“We strive to exceed your expectations and provide you with exceptional dental care.”
He is committed to on-going training in all areas of dentistry to ensure he is a leader in all dental fields, particularly cosmetics. He is a board member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) being responsible for organising its national conference.
Dr Abrahams has a personable approach, always giving clear explanations to his patients. This combined with his extensive experience, helps him deliver the best possible dental care and long term oral health, across a wide-range of treatments for everyone.
He takes great pride in providing dental care for all the family in a friendly and caring environment.
Speaker: Ian Gordon
Ian Gordon graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1984. He returned to his native North Yorkshire before starting The Dental Centre Group in 1989 which expanded to include 4 practices across Teesside. In 2008 he founded Alpha Vitality Group with his wife and business partners, which expanded to 10 practices across the North from York to Chester Le Street, with significant NHS, Private, Referral and Orthodontic commitments.
Ian has been involved in Dental Politics and Vocational Training throughout his career. He is currently Chair of North Yorkshire and Vice Chair of Yorkshire Regional Council of Local Dental Committees. Ian retains a clinical commitment providing NHS and Private dental treatment. He was previously a dento-legal advisor for Dental Protection and is currently a dento-legal advisor to Densura. Ian is part of management team of The Association of Dental Groups, which represents many of the larger Corporates and Groups in the UK but has a primary role as Dental Director of Riverdale Healthcare, who acquired the Alpha Vitality Group in 2018, as part of their senior management team who are taking the existing practices to the next level through investment and growth. Riverdale has recently acquired Devonshire House in Cambridge and now operates 27 practices primarily still in North Yorkshire and the North East.
Speaker: Sam Jethwa
Sam is an award-winning dentist and has special interests in restoring patients smiles using Smile Design, Dental Implants, Invisible Braces, and more. Sam lectures on the topic of smile makeovers and is Director of Technology and a Committee Chair at The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Sam has been nominated as a finalist for two years running, for Best Young Dentist UK.
He invests heavily in his own Postgraduate training. He has been trained in Digital Smile Design (DSD) and Emotional Dentistry by world-class cosmetic dentists, so can design your perfect smile using latest 3D technology and translate this to reality to show you how you could look before you decide to go ahead with treatment.
He has completed his fellowship examinations and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and is a qualified clinical teacher after completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow and is an active lecturer and advisor for students looking to pursue dental careers.
He is on the Board of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and a full member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and sits on the Education Committee and Chair the Young Membership Committee at the BACD. His involvement in the BACD allows him to remain at the forefront of minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry. Dr Jethwa has completed a dental implant qualification at The Cambridge Academy of Implantology.
Sam takes pleasure in providing a detailed patient experience and with their complete involvement his every step of the way.
His recent publication includes that on cosmetic dentistry and success in function.
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