Dental Experts

Viraj Patel

Viraj Patel

Since graduating in 2012 Viraj has set about on his goal to becoming one of the lead implant dentists in the UK. He spent two years at the NYU College of Dentistry on the International Advanced Implant Certificate Program between 2018-2020. Since returning to the UK he now solely practices implant dentistry in multiple clinics across London. His Interest lies within regenerative implant dentistry and the majority of cases referred to him are for advanced hard and soft tissue grafting, which he is lecturing nationally and internationally on.

Rebecca Scoular

Rebecca Scoular

Rebecca Scoular is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve the bigger future they want. As a programme advisor and coach for the Strategic Coach Team Programmes, Rebecca gets the opportunity to support entrepreneurs every day, helping them overcome challenges and capture opportunities.

She loves helping entrepreneurs and team members to become more aware of their Unique Ability—what they love to do and do best—and to gain confidence and an understanding of how to use the tools, which then enables them to grow and strive for more.

Rebecca describes Strategic Coach as the ultimate environment for growth: ‘It’s enriching for everyone who’s a part of it, and it doesn’t stop—there’s never a reason to retire from evolving and advancing.’

Dr Ryan Molis

Dr Ryan Molis

I have helped more than 8,000 dentists significantly grow their Invisalign® businesses and am now coming to the UK for the first time to help you.

My name is Dr. Ryan Molis, leading Invisalign provider from the USA.

I remember being excited after my Invisalign certification but struggling to grow.  I remember the insecurities of not knowing how to navigate every possible case with confidence, and I know the struggle of not being as successful as I felt I should be.  I wasted too many years and tens of thousands of dollars trying to figure out a path that worked:  conferences, consultants, training sessions, and too much trial and error.

Over time, year after year, I developed and refined a single, simple system where:

  • Clinical complexity became clear and simple.
  • My team, workflow, and practice became more efficient than I ever thought possible.
  • Revenue skyrocketed and still sustains today.

The aim of my first UK Masterclass is for you to learn ways to take a new active approach towards enhancing your practice. It doesn’t matter where you are located – US tactics can work here and I know I can really make a difference.

I have helped thousands of doctors improve their ability to take on more of Invisalign cases. I have helped them optimise their practice for a streamlined service, find their patients with smarter marketing, and improve their skills with Invisalign technology.

I have taken doctors from treating 20 Invisalign cases each year to 20 cases every month. With the right time management and motivation, my experience has shown that any practice can increase their business sales by 25, 50% or more each year.

Throughout my coaching have offered doctors real time insights and motivation from someone who has been through it already with a little support and a lot of practise.

Join my first UK Masterclass on Thursday 6th June and see how you can take your first step to enhancing your practice, discover and establish personal ownership in your role, by building skills and clinical confidence to produce consistent success with the Invisalign system in practice.

Simon Barnwell

Simon Barnwell

Simon completed an MSc in Endodontics in 2014 and has been providing endo post-graduate education at simplyendo since 2015. From a clinical perspective, he has been accepting private endodontics referrals for 12 years and his practice is limited to endodontics referrals at Witton Street Dental Practice in Cheshire. He enjoys all elements of non-surgical and surgical endodontics and loves to help others to boost their endodontics skills and confidence.

Dr Rafael Beolchi

Dr Rafael Beolchi

Dr Rafael Beolchi majored in dentistry from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in the year 2000. He has maintained a private practice since 2001, working mainly in aesthetic dentistry and oral rehabilitation. In 2009, he received his Master’s degree on Biomaterials from the Institute of Energetic and Nuclear Research, from the same university. He teaches around the world, focusing on advanced handling of dental materials with an easy step-by-step approach that simplifies the procedure and has presented several lectures and workshops in more than 60 countries.

Julie Dale

Julie Dale

Julie Dale is a qualified dentist with 14 year’s experience in NHS and private practice. In her current role as Sales Manager at Boutique Whitening, Julie eats, sleeps and breathes tooth whitening! Understanding that the science behind whitening and how to sell whitening is not covered in dental school training, Julie is passionate to pass on her expertise in how to achieve reliable and consistent whitening results for your patients, as well as increasing practice revenue by implementing a few simple steps into your workflow.

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is a dental surgeon who has a practice mainly limited to dental implants and full mouth rehabilitation. Graduating from Queen’s University Belfast, he spent several years working in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery units across the United Kingdom. Through his career he has completed his membership exams from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, a master’s degree in clinical implantology, a diploma in medical and dental education and is currently carrying out a diploma in periodontal surgery. Currently, Tom works in private practice where his focus is providing full arch dental implant surgeries, in addition to lecturing and mentoring across the UK and Ireland.

James Hamill

James Hamill

James has been a dental implant surgeon for over 20 years. While he is still a practising clinician, in 2018 he left full time dentistry to combine his clinical work with running his surgical dental supply company, Quintess Denta Ltd, the Neodent distributor for Ireland. In 2019 he established Quoris3D, a dental laboratory, specialising in 3D printing, digital implant planning and guided surgery, becoming the first clinician outside the U.S. to use their fully guided, end to end, full arch implant system, CHROME GuidedSMILE. Since then he has trained over 150 dentists in the UK and Ireland on the use of this system.

Carl Horton

Carl Horton

Carl Horton is passionate about dentistry and has travelled the world sharing his knowledge and lecturing extensively on treatment models and his pioneering research. After graduating from Birmingham Dental Hospital in 1996 Carl worked predominately in private general practice. He went on to complete an MSc in periodontology and implantology. Carl, has lectured on international platforms in San Francisco, Gothenburg and Athens.

Dr Deborah Martinez Laforest

Dr Deborah Martinez Laforest

Dr. Deborah Martínez Laforest is a versatile orthodontist specializing in bridging the realms of orthodontics, education, and dental surgery. With over a decade of experience, she has treated numerous cases and contributed significantly to the field. Dr. Laforest’s journey spans from her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela to specialized postgraduate studies in orthodontics and pedagogy in Panama. She holds a Dental Radiology Technician certification from Madrid, Spain, further enriching her expertise. Dr. Laforest’s commitment to orthodontic excellence and education reflects her passion for advancing dental care and patient well-being.

Dr Sherif Kandil

Dr Sherif Kandil

Dr. Sherif Kandil, an orthodontist and innovator, with over a decade of experience in the industry has revolutionized dental health with his expertise in material science and software engineering. Leading the industry with over 4,500 successful clear aligner treatments, seven patents, and over 170 lectures worldwide, Dr. Kandil has significantly advanced the clear aligner space.

Founding K Line Europe in 2018, he pioneered the invention of the eco-friendly and revolutionary 4D shape-shifting aligner, ClearX, blending cutting-edge technology with sustainable practices to enhance patient experiences. His journey, from obtaining his dental degree in 2006 and specializing in orthodontics in 2012, to establishing three startups, illustrates his commitment to innovation, sustainability, and improving lives.

Dr. Kandil’s work not only showcases his foresight and dedication but also marks a new era in orthodontics, promising a future where technology and environmental consciousness converge for the betterment of patients and the planet.

Dr Christian Leonhardt

Dr Christian Leonhardt

Dr. Christian Leonhardt graduated from the Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany. He furthered his education by earning a Master’s in Orthodontics from Danube University and becoming a Mentor at the renowned Kois Center in Seattle, USA. With a specialization in prosthodontics, he is also affiliated with the EAED and holds certifications in TMJ function, aesthetics, endodontics, implantology and sports dentistry. Renowned internationally, he shares his expertise as a speaker on Treatment Planning, Function, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, and Airway. Dr. Leonhardt is also a Mentor for Modjaw and Smilecloud and the founder of the Quintessence StudyClub. Additionally, he organizes the Vienna Airway Congress.

Chris Baker

Chris Baker

Chris Baker has more than 15 years’ experience in marketing and PR in the dental sector. He has advised on and executed plans for many dentists on ways to expand their practices through a wide range of tools including branding, online strategy, social media marketing, PR, advertising, printed and promotional materials, events and strategic alliances. Chris helps his clients leverage existing customers more effectively and carry out marketing with limited resources.

Chris is especially interested in the art of copywriting – knowing what can grab the attention of an audience; make them take action and the nuances of language that can make a huge difference to the bottom line.

Bilkis Hussain

Bilkis Hussain

Bilkis was born and educated in the Middle East.

She continued her university studies at the University of Nottingham, where she pursued an MSc in health psychology.

Bilkis has also completed an ILM Level 7 Diploma in leadership and management.

Over the last 10 years, Bilkis has worked in various roles in dentistry, including stop smoking specialist advisor, dental practice management, and compliance consultancy.

Prior to joining Apolline, Bilkis worked as a lecturer in psychology at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi and as operations manager for a dental practice in West London.

Bilkis has produced podcasts for NICE and has served as a co-opted specialist expert for the implementation and development of the first NICE guidelines on the use of smokeless tobacco.

Additionally, Bilkis has written journal articles for the Dental Nursing Journal and presented papers at international NCSCT conferences.

As the head of compliance at Apolline, Bilkis possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in managing successful dental practices. She has assisted practices in reopening and excelling in CQC inspections that were previously in breach of CQC regulated activities. Moreover, she has provided support to other practice managers on effective leadership and management.

During her tenure at Apolline, she has supported numerous practices in ensuring compliance with current regulations and has directly participated in many practice inspections, providing firsthand knowledge of CQC requirements.

Bilkis is deeply passionate about compliance and finds great satisfaction in supporting her clients.

Professor Stjohn Crean

Professor Stjohn Crean

Professor Crean was appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise in December 2019, having been Pro Vice-Chancellor for Clinical, Health and Research since July 2017. He previously served the University in a number of senior academic roles including Executive Dean of the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, Director of Dental Research and Knowledge Transfer, and Dean of the School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.

StJohn gained a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery (BDS) from University College London in 1981 before attaining an MB BS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) from University College London School of Medicine in 1992. He gained a PhD from the UCL in 2000, a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Cambridge, and has recently been awarded LLM (Medical Ethics and Law) with the University of Edinburgh.

Beyond the University, StJohn is an Honorary Consultant at East Lancashire Hospital Trust and the University of Morecambe Bay Hospitals Foundation Trust. He is currently the Robert Bradlaw advisor in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and Editor-in-Chief of the Faculty Dental Journal (FDJ). He has held the posts of President of the North West Branch of the British Dental Association and Chairman of the Fylde Section.

His ongoing research interests include the safe management of medicalised patients in dentistry and the role of oral bacteria in systemic disease, with a focus on neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. He has over 120 peer reviewed publications and receives regular invitations to speak to learned societies and conferences.

Robiha Nazir

Robiha Nazir

 As a clinician with close to 3 decades of experience, she has been nominated to work with brands such as Wrigleys, P&G; Oral B, Listerine, Regenerate, & Colgate. 

Robiha has been shortlisted as Best Hygienist of the Year (2 times) and shortlisted as Best treatment of Nervous Patients over the years.

She is a Dental Hygienist, Mentor, Coach, Mental Health Advocate & First Aider and has a counselling certificate.

Outside of Dentistry, Robiha enjoys Martial arts, is tempted to revisit horse riding and travelling. 

Harbinder Dewgun

Harbinder Dewgun

Dr. Harbinder Dewgun is an extraordinary dentist whose dedication to excellence sets him apart. As the proud recipient of the ‘Best Young Dentist Award’ at the prestigious Houses of Parliament in 2019, Dr. Dewgun’s commitment to his craft is truly exceptional.

With a foundation in Dentistry from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, along with a Biomedical Sciences BSc Hons from Brunel University, Dr. Dewgun’s educational journey has been marked by rigor and expertise. His pursuit of knowledge didn’t stop there; he delved into Implant Dentistry, mastering complex surgical treatments such as bone grafting, soft tissue surgery, internal sinus lifting, and revolutionary full arch procedures (“Teeth In A Day”). Equally skilled in Orthodontics, utilizing Nuvola Aligners, he transforms smiles with precision and finesse, restoring both aesthetics and functionality for his patients.

Dr. Dewgun’s contributions extend beyond clinical excellence. He’s a respected luminary within the dental community, playing an active role in shaping industry reforms to enhance patient access and care. His influence is felt through mentorship, where he nurtures the next generation of dentists, providing guidance not just in clinical practice, but also in the art of forging a successful career path.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Dr. Dewgun has garnered accolades including a Community Award and Dental Implant award in 2013 and nominations for the Best Young Dentist Award in 2015 and 2018.

Beyond dentistry, Dr. Dewgun’s passion knows no bounds. An adventurer at heart, he embarks on outdoor escapades with his wife, children, and an eccentric German Shepherd. Yet, it’s his rhythmic prowess that truly captivates – as a talented percussionist of the Indian Dhol drum, he founded a music academy in 2007, nurturing 50 students who’ve showcased their talents at grand stages like HRH The King, Britain’s Got Talent, HMV Hammersmith Apollo, and the hallowed Lords Cricket ground. Dr. Dewgun’s performances, witnessed by thousands, stand as a testament to his boundless creativity and skill.

Amanda Bassey-Duke

Amanda Bassey-Duke

Amanda describes herself as ‘the ultimate dental geek’, with an interest in Cosmetic/Restorative Dentistry and Orthodontics (fixed brackets and aligners). She is undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Orthodontics and a Masters in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry.

She is also a member of the British Dental Bleaching Society and an Invisalign Comprehensive provider, as well as a SureSmile clear aligner provider.

Amanda loves Dentistry and is enthusiastic about learning and teaching.

Kunal Rai

Kunal Rai

Dr Kunal Rai graduated from Charles University, Prague in 2015 and has since expanded his expertise and depth of knowledge in dentistry. He has completed extensive postgraduate studies in clear aligner therapy and restorative dentistry; most recently obtaining a Master’s degree in Dental Implantology in 2021.

Kunal is an advocate for Invisalign. He has a keen interest in cosmetic restorative dentistry, and is the most rewarding experience to seeing patient leave with a newfound confidence, achieved through mini smile makeovers which can range from orthodontic tooth alignment with Invisalign and teeth whitening to minimally invasive restorative treatments such as composite bonding, veneers, crowns implants and bridges. 

Kunal enjoys spending time with his young family. He likes to travel – visiting amazing new places and understanding different cultures including food! He is innovative in his ideas and is continually searching for better ways to optimise dental health keeping the patient and their care at the forefront. 

Ryan Molis

Ryan Molis

As the founder of Molis Coaching, Dr Ryan Molis puts his 22+ years and 7,000 Invisalign cases to work for you! Dr Ryan grew his two solo practitioner practices using Invisalign as a main revenue source. After being asked repeatedly on how he had become a successful Invisalign provider, Ryan was inspired to create Molis Coaching to help other dentists use the same single, simple, easy-to-integrate Invisalign system Ryan had created.  Ryan began his dentistry career part time at two different practices in two very different communities in the Chicago area. He became an early adopter of Invisalign treatment and immersed himself in all the learning he could. He attended dozens of conferences, spent tens of thousands of dollars on marketing packages and endured endless trial and error to determine what worked – and what didn’t!   He saw first-hand the costs, challenges, and inefficiencies of decentralised Invisalign education. He also learned from it.  His early start and deep commitment to providing Invisalign treatment to exponentially scale the growth of his practices over time. Eventually, he purchased both practices where he got his start, seamlessly growing the general dentistry and Invisalign offerings of both, and continually refining what worked and eliminating what didn’t. Patterns emerged and a single, simplified system developed.   Invisalign revenue quickly became over half of the revenue of both practices and became the most exciting – and lucrative – part of the daily experiences of his practices, his team, and his life.  After over 20 years of unparalleled success, Ryan was repeatedly asked, and eventually inspired, to help other general dentists avoid the inefficiency of confusing and conflicting approaches, wasted time and money on ineffective marketing and completely avoidable trial and error.  Knowing first-hand the positive impact of a single, simple, easy-to-integrate Invisalign system in general dentistry practice, Ryan sought to help others do the same, and Molis Coaching was born.  

Alan Clarke

Alan Clarke

Dr Alan Clarke is committed to dental excellence. Having studied in London, Los Angeles, and Abu Dhabi, he offers market-leading expertise in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Alan started Paste’s journey in 2020 and has been building a dental practice like no other.

Dan Nulty

Dan Nulty

Dan Nulty worked for Natwest Bank for 16 years in various roles, including Business Advisor, Private Banking Manager, and, latterly, as a Healthcare Manager. He went on to work for dental supplies and equipment provider, Dental Directory, as an Equipment Consultant before joining Patient Plan Direct in 2020 as a Business Development Manager.

Dr Carolina Brown

Dr Carolina Brown

Carolina, a qualified dentist who completed her post-graduation in Dental Implants in Brazil, embarked on a transformative journey when she moved to the UK four years ago. During her time in the country, she discovered her passion for Digital Dentistry.
Carolina has a robust background in oral surgery and dental implants, but her interests extend beyond specialized procedures. She actively engages with the academic environment, contributing through tutoring, publications, and presentations across various subjects within Dentistry. Her approach to general dentistry is holistic and comprehensive, emphasizing patient well-being. She has earned multiple certificates, ranging from Dental Photography to Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF), demonstrating her dedication to continuous learning.
Driven by her interest for digital dentistry, Carolina developed her skills in various software applications, including Digital Smile Design, Dolphin, Exocad, and 3D printing. Her familiarity with the CADCAM system and design further enhances her capabilities.
Notably, Carolina’s experience as a Dental Nurse and Treatment Coordinator in the UK provided valuable insights into both the NHS and private dental systems where she had the opportunity to work with Clear Aligner Therapy and underscored her commitment to staying at the forefront of dental innovations.

Since December 2023, Carolina took on a new role as a Clinical Advisor to ClearCorrect, where she combines her expertise in digital dentistry with her interest in education, leadership and management.

Dr Sze Hwei Lim

Dr Sze Hwei Lim

Sze Hwei Lim graduated with First Class Honours from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences India in 2016, shaping her clinical expertise through experiences in both government and private sectors in Malaysia, fostering a strong passion for aesthetic and digital dentistry. Amid the pandemic, she embarked on an exciting venture into Singapore’s clear aligner industry, where she thrived as a product specialist in a startup aligner company before assuming the pivotal role of ClearCorrect Clinical Advisor in 2021.

Transitioning in November 2023 to the UK Clinical Advisor team, Sze carries her wealth of knowledge to optimize clinical outcomes using Straumann’s orthodontic portfolio. Leveraging her insights from diverse Asian markets—Singapore, Malaysia, India and China—Sze is committed to cultivating a vibrant community of empowered clinicians adept at handling aligner cases. Beyond her professional commitments, she treasures quality moments with her husband and beloved golden retriever, enriching her life beyond the realm of dentistry

Dr John Costello

Dr John Costello

John studied dentistry at Guy’s Hospital and graduated in 1992. After a series of maxillofacial surgery posts and a spell in general practice plus completion of the Fellowship in Dental Surgery he entered the three-year postgraduate orthodontic training programme at the Eastman Dental Institute. In 1999, he was awarded a Master of Science degree and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. John is a founder director of Total Orthodontics Ltd and Aligner Intelligence Ltd. He has published papers in the British Dental Journals and presented research at the British Orthodontic and Dental Research Conferences. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on various orthodontic subjects. John is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and a past committee member of the specialists’ group where he chaired their spring meetings. He has sat on the Kent Local Dental Committee and Managing Clinical Orthodontic Network Group. John is on the UK Advisory Board for Invisalign, a UK speaker, faculty member and Apex Provider. John won the coveted ‘Against All Odds’ British Orthodontic Society Prize in 2008. He has trained and mentored eight orthodontic therapists and numerous specialists in his 25 years in specialist practice. He was awarded Bupa’s Specialist Orthodontist of the year 2020. He sees patients from Total Orthodontics Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, which was awarded Bupa’s Orthodontic Practice 2020. John was highly commended in the Orthodontics Invisalign category at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2021.  

Dr Richard Jones

Dr Richard Jones

Richard is a specialist orthodontist with over 20 years of experience in specialist practice. He treats a wide range of malocclusions in both adults and children and has expertise in a range of appliances. In recent years his practice has focussed largely on clear aligner treatment, treating even the most complex cases. Richard regularly lectures at home and abroad on a range of clinical and business topics and he is passionate about helping practices reach their potential.

He is a former director and chairman of Total Orthodontics Ltd, now part of Bupa and still advises Bupa on their Dental Advisory Committee. He sat on the European Advisory Board for Align Technology for several years and is also a founder and director of Aligner Intelligence Ltd. Richard is also currently Chair of the specialists’ group of the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) and is a past British Orthodontic Conference Chair, Director of Clinical Practice for the BOS and a past MCN chair. Away from work Richard enjoys skiing and spending time with his young family in Sussex

Wolfgang Seuser

Wolfgang Seuser

Wolfgang Seuser, 2002 – 2005 Course series manual function diagnostics with Professor Bumann, case planning with Prof. Slavicek, courses with Prof. Sato, 2014 – 2016 Lecturer Functional Diagnostics, Vienna School of Interdisciplinary Dentistry VieSID, Vienna

Juliana Ebeling

Juliana Ebeling

Dr Juliana Ebeling, MSc and PhD in stomatology and oncology. Responsible for the course ‘Functional analysis of occlusion’, which she teaches together with Professor Emílio Zanatta

Rumpa Wig

Rumpa Wig

Dr Rumpa Wig holds a BDS degree from the Government College of Dentistry in Indore and
a post-graduate certificate in aesthetic dentistry from New York University.

Timothy Zoltie

Timothy Zoltie

Timothy Zoltie is a photographer and videographer in the specialty area of medicine and dentistry and is based at the School of Dentistry within the University of Leeds. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and the Institute of Medical Illustrators, and brings a wealth of expertise in medical & dental photography having undertaken it for over a decade. Additionally, Timothy serves as the Editor of the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine.

Dr Ahmad Nounu

Dr Ahmad Nounu

Dr Ahmad Nounu is an experienced restorative private practice dentist with 15 years experience clinically as well as mentoring associates in private practice for the past eight years.

He is the owner or Black Swan Dental Spa which is a multi-award winning practice with FMC and has been the BDA chair for the South West Young Dentists for the past eight years, hence why he has a huge passion for helping the future of UK dentistry excel through mentorship.

Dr Kiran Shankla

Dr Kiran Shankla

After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2013, Dr Kiran Shankla worked for two years in general practice before embarking on a year stint in Australia. She returned to the UK in 2016 and embarked on a part-time masters in restorative dentistry which she successfully completed with a merit.

Kiran has had her clinical case studies published regionally in dental magazines and is also an international published author. She is a key opinion leader for DMG and SDI, and is a full member of the BACD.

Her areas of interests are composite restorations, tooth wear, Invisalign, whitening and the treatment of white and brown spots on young adults, an area of dentistry she is very passionate about.

Dr Lee Feinberg

Dr Lee Feinberg

Lee is specialist in dental and maxillofacial radiology and works as a consultant dental and maxillofacial radiologist at Kings College Hospital, London and at the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals. He is currently the honorary secretary of the British Society of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology.

He graduated as a dentist from the University of Bristol.  Prior to commencing specialist training he worked in both dental practice and the hospital setting. He gained experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine and oral pathology. He completed his specialist training in Liverpool being trained by both dental and maxillofacial and ENT/head and neck radiologists. He has clinical experience reporting radiographs, CBCT, CT and MRI examinations. He performs specialist salivary gland imaging, diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsies of the head and neck region.

He is passionate about education and holds a formal qualification in learning and teaching in higher education. He lectures regularly to postgraduate dental professionals. He is an honorary senior clinical lecturer at King’s College London where he is actively involved in undergraduate teaching in dental radiology.

Dr Mike Gregory

Dr Mike Gregory

Mike graduated from Bristol University in 1992, having previously trained as a Dental Technician from The Royal London Hospital. He then spent 8 years teaching Dental undergraduates at University College Hospital, London and continues to teach at Bristol University.

Mike has a special interest in dentures, crafting them himself to ensure that he achieves the exact requirements of the patient.

Dr Sonia Szamocki

MBBS and MA (Oxon)

Dr Sonia Szamocki

MBBS and MA (Oxon)

Dr Sonia founded 32Co to empower clinicians to provide more specialised treatments with confidence.

A former doctor with experience in strategy consulting and building healthtech companies, her mission is to improve outcomes for patients, and enhance the experience for clinicians globally.

Beatriz Sanchez

Beatriz Sanchez

Tom Brannen

Tom Brannen

Jenny Nixon

Jenny Nixon

Originally qualifying in biomedical science with honours in microbiology, Jenny entered the world of infection control training for dentistry in 2006. Now with over 17 years’ experience in the field, she regularly trains practices, groups, VT schemes, LDCs and more.

Highlights of her career include speaking on behalf of the FGDP at the BDA Conference, training at the Singapore Dental Hospital in 2011 and training the national RAF dental teams.

Jenny joined Dentisan as a director in 2018, the UK’s leading infection control brand. She now leads a team of experts, providing products and services to the dental industry across the UK, Ireland and beyond.

Emma Wilks

Emma Wilks

Emma Wilks is a business development manager at Patient Plan Direct, covering the central regions of the UK, and is an industry expert in NHS to private conversions, having helped several practices make successful transitions in recent times.

Deborah Litherland-Smith

Deborah Litherland-Smith

Deborah Litherland-Smith has been working at Bore Street Dental Practice since 1987 and became practice manager in 2007.

The practice has thrived in its pursuit of excellence and patient satisfaction under her leadership.

Running a 10-surgery practice with over 40 members of staff, she was pivotal in the strategic decision to transition the practice to private dentistry.

Robert Stanley

Robert Stanley

Robert Stanley’s professional career began as a mechanical and aerospace engineer. After receiving his BS, MS and PhD from North Carolina State University in engineering with a concentration in control theory, he enjoyed almost a decade with a telecommunications company in Research Triangle Park.

To pursue his passion of dentistry, he returned to school and earned his dental degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. As a dentist and an engineer, Robert has the unique ability to master and share his understanding of biomechanics as it applies to the daily implementation of dental implants.

He has extensive experience in implant surgery, as well as advanced bone and soft tissue grafting. His implementation of 3D CBCT technology with guided dental implant surgery and guided sinus lift surgery makes planning and placing dental implants predictable and successful.

Robert is a diplomate with the American Board of Oral Implantology (ABOI), a fellow with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), a diplomate with the International College of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), and a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

He is also certified in oral, IV and conscious sedation and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Raleigh-Wake Dental Society, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) and the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics.

Due to his uncommon depth of knowledge, Robert is frequently called upon to consult with dental industry manufacturers, suppliers, and laboratories on product and process creation and improvement. He is a lifelong learner and enjoys sharing his passion for engineering and dentistry as the co-founder and continuing education (CE) instructor at The Stanley Institute.

Additionally, he is an adjunct professor in the department of prosthodontics at his dental alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.

When he is not in the clinic or the classroom, Robert is an avid athlete and enjoys crossfit training, weightlifting, swimming, biking and running. He and his wife have successfully completed an Ironman Triathlon. When time allows, he is an accomplished carpenter and uses his carpentry skills to build fine furniture. He and his wife and business partner are parents of four children.

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca is a specialist financial planner for Wesleyan, providing personal and corporate financial planning advice to dentists, their families, and their companies.

She has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and a fully comprehensive understanding of the unique world of dentistry.

Her wealth of experience, specialist knowledge and professional qualifications enable her to provide valuable advice and guidance at key points in a dentist’s career and help with planning for retirement, exit-strategies along with post-retirement planning.

Nik Sethi

Nik Sethi

Nik Sethi has a masters in aesthetic dentistry, has completed the MAGDS exams from the Royal College of surgeons and is the president elect for the British Academy of Aesthetic dentistry.

He is also director of Elevate-dent education, teaching aesthetic dentistry across the U.K. and internationally and is a director of Square Mile Dental Centre and Dental Beauty Basildon

Steffen Decker

Steffen Decker

 

Steffen Decker is a specialist orthodontist and has a further masters degree in lingual orthodontics. He is a Kois recognised specialist and international speaker. He is extremely passionate about early interceptive orthodontics and belongs to the top clear aligner providers in the world for growing patients. He has achieved this by predominantly treating children with clear aligners from the age of five years over the last five years.

Since focusing on early interceptive treatments his practice has grown considerably since he resumed the protocols that he used in his practice in Germany and Switzerland. Treating growing patients has given Steffen a renewed sense of job satisfaction and brought happiness back to his profession, as well as as added income.

Take this opportunity to learn the techniques that differentiates you from your competitors and gives you a completely different approach to treating patients with clear aligners.

Shaam Shamsi

Shaam Shamsi

Shaam Shamsi has been involved a s TPD since 2008 with NHS England Midlands running the Stoke & Stafford Scheme. Although a General Dental Practitioner for almost 30 years, his main passion lies in the teaching and educational side of Dentistry having a background in the Medico-Legal side of the profession. He has sat on the Fitness to practice panel for the GDC for 10 years adjudicating matters of professional misconduct and now sits on the Advisory Board for Dental Protection. He lectures for many dental institutions across the country.

His other roles include examining for the Faculties and working for the CQC as one of their specialist advisors.

Shaam was awarded a double Fellowship by the College of General Dentistry and the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2022.

Outside the profession, he is blessed with a wife and 3 children, and enjoys travelling fitness and improving his culinary skills!

Colin Burns

Colin Burns

Colin is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, a Straumann Clinical Mentor, and ITI Speaker, and is the Chairman of the UK and Ireland Section of the ITI. He is Director of the Glasgow ITI Study Club.

Colin both places and restores dental implants and provides bone block grafting and sinus augmentation. His particular areas of interest are implant surface technology, bone biology and bone regeneration, for which he achieved a MSc (with Merit) in Implant Dentistry from the University of Warwick. He lectures extensively in the UK Europe, and beyond to dentists, nurses and dental technicians.

Colin is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. He is a teaching faculty member at the Campbell Academy, VSS, BAIRD Academy and ITI UK and Ireland Foundation Course.

Colin qualified from Glasgow University in 1990 and received his MFDS RCS from The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005.

Graham Hutton

Graham Hutton

Graham Hutton is a Specialist Financial Planner with over 20 years of advisory experience.  He specialises in giving advice to Dental Business Owners both pre and post retirement and has a unique understanding of the financial risks and needs of Dental Businesses and their Owners.  Graham works across Northern England and Scotland.

Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell is a Partner in the specialist dental practice team within Scottish legal firm, Thorntons.  She regularly advises dentists on practice sales and acquisitions, associate contracts and NHS regulatory and compliance issues, and is ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” within the Health sector in Scotland by specialist publication The Legal 500.  She regularly presents at dental industry shows throughout Scotland and can be contacted by telephone to 01382 797067 or by email to [email protected]

Montse Galiano

Montse Galiano

Dental degree in 1998 at the University of Barcelona (Spain).

International speaker. Clinical Advisor and Moderator Aligner Dental Academy UK and Spain.

Winner Dentistry Award: Orthodontic clear aligners 2022

Master of Science Orthodontics. CEAR, Barcelona

Diploma Cosmetic Dentistry and Veneers. Barcelona

Master of Invisalign system 2008, Madrid.

Michael Tuckman

Michael Tuckman

Michael Tuckman is the founder Osteon Medical and Nexus iOS, an industry leading technology company specialising in implant prosthetic products and software solutions. Michael is both a dental technician and mechanical engineer, specialising in advanced CAD/CAM technology.

He holds several global patents and is both author and co author of leading articles published in multiple international journals. Michael has led many of Osteon’s initiatives including establishment of their various advanced manufacturing plants in Australia, United States and Japan, successfully developed, commercialised and launched leading products and solutions across four continents.

He has a passion for combining engineering and digital technologies in the dental space, staying ahead of the market.

Stuart Garton

Stuart Garton

Mike Hesketh

Mike Hesketh

Mike is the founder of the rapidly growing Dartmoor Dental and CEO of Hesketh Healthcare, helping practice owners achieve similar success with their practices.

For eight years Mike was a military dentist, serving with the Royal Marine Commandos in challenging environments.

He founded then sold Exeter Dental aged 35 for £3.2m, embarking on a around the world gap year with his young family.

Walter Devoto

Walter Devoto

Dr Walter Devoto has worked as a teacher and demonstrator at the University of Genoa in the undergraduate courses of dentistry and dental prosthesis, teaching paediatric dentistry.

From 2000-2004 he taught reconstructive dentistry in a course of laser refinement at the same university. He was then a lecturer at the University of Madrid teaching MSc aesthetic Dentistry from 2005-2006. In 2005-2009 , he was a lecturer at the University of Siena, teaching the course of aesthetics and restorative dentistry, and the professorship of conservative dentistry.

At the moment, he is a lecturer at the International University of Catalona, Barcelona, for the postgraduate course in aesthetic dentistry. He is also a visiting professor at the Universitè de la Mediterranee, Marseille in the course of refinement of aesthetic reconstructive dentistry and an adjunct professor in the University of Marche Polytechnic, Ancona.

Walter is particularly interested in the field of conservative aesthetic restoration and is the author and co-author of 53 articles in specialised international journals. As a speaker, he has participated in courses and conferences, both at a national and international level on the subject,

As well as being speaker, collaborator and demonstrator at most of the major European Universities.

Since 1996, he has been a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry. He has also been an active member of the Italian Academy of Conservative and Restorative Dentistry since 1998 and an active member of the European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry since 2002.

Walter is also a founding member of the Italian Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and a founding member of StyleItaliano.

As well as running his own private surgery in Sestri Levante and Portofino, he collaborates with prestigious surgeries, specialising in aesthetic dentistry throughout Europe.

Benjamin Tighe

Benjamin Tighe

Benjamin Tighe is a tutor dental therapist at the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital alongside working in private practice.

Ben is a trainer for the Swiss Dental Academy and lectures across the UK on Guided Biofilm Therapy and has specific clinical interests in the treatment of peri-implant disease and the systemic effects of oral biofilm on the body.

These clinical interests along with his enthusiasm for education inspired his Instagram persona @thegumsguy.

Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey graduated with a first class BSc (hons) degree as a dental therapist from Manchester University in 2013. Since, she has been working in private practice for 10 years in Richmond.

Laura is a progressive therapist keen to develop her full scope of practice and has recently graduated with distinction from a PG Dip in restorative and aesthetic dentistry.

She is passionate about the relationships she has with her patients and wants to inspire other therapists to take the plunge and do more of what they love. She has also grown a social media following of over 170k followers and educates them on all dental things.

Biraj Patel

Biraj Patel

Dr Biraj Patel is an American-trained endodontist. He received his dental degree (BDS) from the University of Birmingham, UK. He then worked in private practice and as speciality dentist in restorative dentistry at the Birmingham Dental Hospital/University of Birmingham.

Dr Patel was selected from over 250 highly qualified applicants in the USA and globally to undertake his US specialist training in endodontics at the world renowned University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA) earning his certificate and Masters (MS).

During his career, he has trained and worked with world leaders in the field of endodontics.

Upon completion of his endodontic training, he worked in specialist endodontic practices in the USA. He has chosen to return to London and join the prestigious Harley Street Centre of Endodontics.

Dr Patel has presented and won awards at multiple international conferences and is an author of numerous scientific publications.

Furthermore, he serves as a reviewer for several journals and is part of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. He continues to publish in endodontic literature, as well as holding  an adjunct professor position in the department of endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (USA). He is involved in training of future endodontists and lectures internationally.

Sagi Shavit

Sagi Shavit

Raj Juneja

Raj Juneja

Dr. Raj Juneja has embraced digital dentistry in his brand new clinic Face Teeth Smile Dental Clinic. From digital scanning to chair-side milling, Dr. Raj has unlocked the power of digital dentistry to help him exponentially grow his patient base whilst delivering the highest standard of care to his patients. With a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry and orthodontics, in particular the use of the Invisalign system, Dr. Raj has managed to become an Invisalign Diamond Provider within a short period of time. Finalist as “Best Young Dentist* in both Private Dentistry and Dentistry Awards and winner of numerous undergraduate awards, Raj has continued to grow by striving for perfection for his patients and using digital dentistry as a tool do so. Dr Raj was appointed as a clinical speaker with Align Technology in 2019 and thoroughly enjoys spreading his passion for digital dentistry through study clubs and online webinars. He enjoys mentoring other dentist in clinical cases and optimising their workflows to improve efficiency in their practices and grow case numbers.

Jan Einfeldt

Jan Einfeldt

Dr. Einfeldt is a speaker for iTero and Invisalign. He has been an Invisalign provider since 2008 and has been teaching intra-oral scanning to dentists since 2017.

He has delivered lectures in cities across the UK, Ireland and Germany, and speaks Danish and German fluently.

He created and teaches the digital masterclass for iTero users to get the most out of the iTero digital environment, the IOS simulations and restorative features and benefits.

He is the UK representative for the International Digital Dental Academy (IDDA) and on the orthodontic committee.

Anju Jairath

Dentist, Allestree Dental Practice

Anju Jairath

Dentist, Allestree Dental Practice

Anju has been a dentist for over thirty years and joined Allestree Dental Practice in Derby in 2001. She is passionate about dentistry and caring for her patients.

Following her colleagues, Anju made the decision in early 2022 to convert her own list from NHS to private. Increasing the time spent with patients, building rapport and no longer worrying about targets were some of the key driving forces that led her to her decision to make the move from NHS to private dentistry.

Nik Vourakis

Nik Vourakis

Nikolas is a Senior Implant and Restorative Surgeon in private clinics in London and Edinburgh. His special interest and main qualifications are in Oral Surgery and Oral Implantology while he has wide experience in all areas of Aesthetic Dentistry. He has been a practising Dental Surgeon since 2005 after graduating from the prestigious Military Academy Medical School at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Nikolas started his training in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department of the 401 Military Hospital in Athens, Greece. As a military officer, he then went on to serve as a team leader in a field hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan – an experience which shaped his commitment and dedication to his chosen field. On returning to Greece, he furthered his training completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Oral Implantology from the University of Athens, Greece and a Master of Science Degree in Oral Surgery/Implantology from Göethe University of Frankfurt, Germany. He recently obtained an Advanced Surgical Master Curriculum in Regenerative Implant Dentistry next to Dr Istvan Urban in Budapest, Hungary. Nikolas is lecturing about Implants and Regenerative Dentistry and he is holding a programme for introducing and mentoring dentists in Implant Dentistry. He is a Member of the Association of Dental Implantology and the International Team for Implantology.

Nicola Lomas

Nicola Lomas

Nicola Lomas is an experienced corporate lawyer and partner at the purpose-led independent law firm Brabners.

A healthcare specialist, Nicola primarily handles the sales and purchases of dental practices, as well as incorporations, expense sharing, partnership agreements and associate contracts.

Nicola acts for both NHS and private dental practices, along with a broad range of other clients — ranging from small, part-time sole practitioners to large multi-site corporate groups.

With a strong background in non-contentious work, Nicola has over a decade’s experience in providing bespoke commercial advice to dental sector clients across the country.

She is highly recommended by most dental practice brokers, banks, accountants and financial advisers, and her clients include Denticheck and Santander UK plc.

Find out more at brabners.com

Satnam Virdee

Satnam Virdee

Satnam Singh Virdee is a Speciality Registrar in Restorative Dentistry at the Birmingham Dental Hospital. He is enrolled on an integrated clinical academic training programme with a national training number where he is currently completing a PhD in Regenerative Endodontics and is in specialty clinical training in Restorative Dentistry. To date, Satnam has completed his Membership in Endodontics (MEndo) examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, widely publishes in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, regularly presents his research at national and international conferences, is the recipient of 14 clinical-academic awards and serves as the Honorary Assistant Secretary to the British Endodontic Society. In addition to this, he is also referred complex endodontic and tooth wear cases by his colleagues as a part-time practitioner at several specialist practices across the West Midlands.

Maik Gerullis

Maik Gerullis

With over 30 years of experience, Maik has been at the forefront of learning and understanding digital radiography and the benefits that digital solutions bring to dentistry. Maik is responsible for training Carestream Dental staff, external partners, technicians and dentists on Carestream Dental products and technologies. With a focus on dental Intraoral and Extraoral x-ray equipment and software, Maik has exceptional knowledge about all thing digital imaging.

Mike Blenkharn

Mike Blenkharn

Mike, who is a chartered certified accountant, partner, and head of dental at UNW LLP, has over a decade of experience in working with dental professionals.

He has overall responsibility for over 300 practice clients and is actively involved in advising clients in respect of accounts, practice purchases/sales and restructuring.

Alongside his dental accounting experience, Mike has a wealth of experience in NHS contracts, net pensionable earnings, tax affairs, exit strategies, and retirement planning.

He is also a member of NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) and ASPD (Association of Specialist Providers to Dentistry) and regularly provides accounting and taxation updates to national specialist healthcare lenders as well as other professionals.

Edward Li

Edward Li

Edward is an inquisitive mind whose eye for design and curiosity for engineering stuck with him. Whether it’s rehabilitating tooth-wear with composites or crafting new smiles in porcelain, his artful dentistry attracts a meticulous audience seeking contemporary cosmetic and functional make-overs.

Mina Niknazemi

Mina Niknazemi

In 2013, Mina Niknazemi completed her BSc biomedical sciences at Queen Mary University of London.

She then completed a state examination in dentistry at the University of Cologne, Germany in 2022.

Since 2023, she has worked at the Polyclinic for Dental Prosthetics at the centre for dental, oral and maxillofacial medicine at the University Hospital in Cologne, Germany.

Orla O’Herlihy

Orla O’Herlihy

Orla graduated from Cork University in Ireland in 2010 and came to Somerset to do her foundation training.

She loved the area and decided to stay in Somerset.

She has worked in Hill House Dental Surgery since 2014 and bought the practice in 2019.  She has three young daughters who take up most of her spare time but loves to travel when she gets the chance.

Dr Miles R Cone

Dr Miles R Cone

Dr Miles R Cone is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and completed a three year prosthodontic residency program while serving in the United States Army.

In addition to achieving board certification and diplomate status within his specialty, Dr Cone has also successfully challenged all the requirements necessary to earn his designation as a certified dental technician.

Currently, Dr Cone’s career in civilian life revolves around his dual role as the owner of Nuance Dental Specialists, a private practice dental clinic limited to prosthetic dentistry in the heart of Portland, Maine and his role as a key opinion leader.

When Dr Cone is not at the chair, in the classroom teaching, or at the lab bench, he can be found traveling the world looking for adventure, or relaxing at home with his wife, four children, and English Bulldog.

Dr Andy Legg

Andy Legg

Andrew graduated from the University of Manchester in 2001. He joined a large dental practice in South Manchester the same year becoming an associate in 2002. He then became a partner in August 2003 following the departure of two esteemed colleagues. This extensive experience in general practice has given Andrew grounding in all aspects of dental care allowing a fully comprehensive approach to patient care.

In 2004 Andrew began his postgraduate training in Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry and has since undertaken over 500 hours of training including Advanced Surgical Training at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Andrew has experience with several of the major implant systems and is experienced in all aspects of surgery including bone and sinus grafting.

He has a particular interest in immediate full arch implant dentistry and has completed several hundred cases using a variety of techniques. Recently, in his role at The Campbell Academy, Andrew has developed the first Straumann Pro Arch course in the UK and is working closely with Straumann to develop this provision across the country.

Andrew is passionate about the use of dental implants in helping restore patients to a more natural form and function and believes they play a pivotal role in improving the quality of life and general health of patients.

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes

Mark is a world renowned cosmetic dentist with 30 years’ experience in providing cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers. He also advises some of the largest dental companies in the world.

Mark built one of the finest dental practices in Harley Street and is an accredited member of the British academy of Cosmetic Dentistry – one of only 11 dentists currently. He has also been a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 2005.

Mark is an investor in Vtail and will be a key team member as it launches across dentistry in the US and EU. He has already been instrumental in initialising important contacts with clinician groups, marketing partners, dental organisations and companies.

Chetan Mathias

Chetan Mathias

Dr Chetan Mathias is a practicing dentist and co-owner of two practices, leading a large team in both practices.

He has been using Biohorizons implants since 2009 and is one of the largest users of the Camlog implant system.

His areas of interest are digital implant dentistry and full arch rehabilitation.

Chetan is actively involved in training dentists nationally and internationally on surgical implant dentistry.

He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, ADI and the ITI.

Dr Simon Fieldhouse

Dr Simon Fieldhouse

Simon qualified in 1992 at Liverpool University Dental Hospital. he stayed in Liverpool and worked in the Mersey Regional Maxillofacial Unit, where he completed his specialist training. During this time, his research was related to 3D analysis of the head and neck and tumour mapping using MRI.

Simon has spent the last 11 years developing the Dutch Barton Practice in Bradford-on-Avon. He describes the practice as a ‘scene from Heart Beat‘ when he bought the practice in 2007.

Since then, the practice has invested heavily in technology which enables him to follow the complete digital workflow. Simon accepts referrals for all forms of surgery and implants. He uses the full range of digital technology to enable him to plan 3D implant surgery, bridgework, and simple crowns.

The practice has continued to develop the portfolio of digital treatments with further investment, resulting in a better work environment.

Dr Luis Ilzarbe

Dr Luis Ilzarbe

Dr Luis Ilzarbe, from Valencia, Spain, has a degree in dentistry from the University of Valencia. He also has a masters degree in oral implant dentistry from the University of Paris.

He works alongside his sister and brother-in-law at Ilzarbe García-Sala Clínica Odontológica as an orthodontic focused on cosmetic and minimally-invasive restorative dentistry.

He is also a lecturer in orthodontics at the Catholic University of Valencia.

Imi Nasser

Imi Nasser

Imi graduated from Bristol Dental School in 2006. Following hospital posts in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry, he has been in private practice for 14 years. In 2020, he set up a multidisciplinary referral practice; Cheltenham & Cotswold Dental.

 

He won the 2021 & 2022 UK Aesthetic Dentistry Award for Implants and completed his MSc with Distinction in 2014. Having started placing implants in 2010, Imi has focussed on bridging the gap between implant surgery & aesthetic final restorations. He says, “Implant dentistry should always be restoratively driven and it is fundamental that all GDPs should have a good understanding of implant principles. This will always lead to superior aesthetic outcomes.”

 

Imi has a wealth of experience with implant surgery (immediate & delayed), and provides a referral service for patients requiring sinus grafting, vertical bone grafting, advanced bone augmentation and soft tissue augmentation procedures (connective tissue and free gingival grafts). His latest area of passion is in the teaching of ridge preservation and how it can simplify tooth replacement therapy for bridges & implants.

 

Imi is passionate about providing top quality dentistry and inspiring other clinicians to become the best that they can be. He is the co-creator and teacher on the dental courses; Aesthetic Prosthetic & 15c Preserve.

 

His mission remains to “inspire many other clinicians into the world of surgical & prosthetic implant harmony.”

Maroun Ghaleb

Maroun Ghaleb

Raabiha Maan

Raabiha Maan

Raabiha graduated with BDS honours from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Soon after qualifying, she went on to become a dental foundation trainer for the North East London scheme to train junior dentists. She also is a clinical mentor to international dentists coming to work in the UK.

In addition, Raabiha is co-author of Dentistry in a Nutshell, a dental textbook and number one bestseller in dentistry books on Amazon. She has also been shortlisted multiple times as a finalist for the prestigious Best Young Dentist Awards.

Raabiha thoroughly enjoys teaching dentistry and has been asked to lecture at universities and give webinars on various topics. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry with a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry. She has undertaken several training courses in aesthetic dentistry and is also a provider of Invisalign and Quick Straight Teeth orthodontic treatment.​

Her approach to dentistry is that it should be fun and every visit should be a pleasurable experience. Her bubbly empathetic nature puts every patient at ease and anxious patients love coming to see her. She also has a following of over 10,000 people on her Instagram @drraabihamaan which she uses to teach, motivate and inspire the next generation of dentists.

Osama Shaalan

Osama Shaalan

Rim Bourgi

Rim Bourgi

Omar Ikram

Omar Ikram

Omar was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and attained his bachelor of dental surgery degree from the University of Otago in 1997. After working in private practice in Christchurch, he moved to London where he worked in public, NHS and private dental practices, gaining extensive experience in endodontics, emergency and restorative dentistry.

After completing his Fellowship for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, he began specialist training in Endodontology at King’s College London. During the final year of specialist training his masters thesis entitled Micro-computed tomography of tooth tissue volume changes following root canal treatment and post space preparation was published in the International Endodontic Journal.

He then moved to Sydney, Australia, where he established his private practice in Crows Nest called Specialist Endo Crows Nest. This focused on providing specialist dentistry for patients and educating dentists via in person courses and social media. The Facebook page for Specialist Endo Crows Nest – clinical hacks currently has 26,000 members.

In 2019 he was inducted into the International College of Dentists, for his work with the global dental community. During 2021 he became a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard academy and co-developed Endoprep, a free smart phone app for dentists designed to improve worldwide standards in endodontics.

Matt Bennett

Matt Bennett

Meet Matt Bennett, a practice valuations executive with a passion for helping dentists achieve their dreams of owning a successful practice.

With numerous of practice completions in the industry, Matt specialises in assisting buyers in purchasing the right dental practice, providing financial guidance, and valuing dental practices accurately.

With a deep understanding of the dental market, Matt is committed to delivering personalised solutions tailored to the unique needs of each client.

Whether you’re looking to sell your practice or are in search of the perfect acquisition opportunity, Matt is here to help you achieve your goals.

Emma Downing

Emma Downing

Emma has been working with SMOP for the last 8 years running a Swissmeda UK Service Centre. She joined Swissmeda directly in January 2023 bringing her years of teaching the software to clinicians to the team. She now visits Universities, Institutes and Study clubs on our behalf to introduce delegates to the software along with assisting with one2one training and demonstrations.

Charles Brandon

Charles Brandon

Charlie has an absolute passion for all elements of smile design with a key focus on the digital smile design process. By blending both photographic and STL images he allows himself a high level of accuracy in communicating with his lab technician and patient for the best mutual outcomes when designing smiles. Pushing the limits of what is possible with aligners, Charlie takes on progressively more challenging orthodontic cases and is continually developing his understanding of how teeth move, how digital dentistry has a role in this process and how all of the components come together to produce the ideal harmony of each patient’s smile.

Prem Sehmi

Prem Sehmi

Prem graduated from Birmingham Dental School in 2003. After an extremely short clinical career, Prem embarked on several ventures:

  • He went on to own and sell a 17 practice corporate
  • Founded Academy of Clinical Excellence (the largest postgraduate training school in the UK at the time)
  • Founded TBR Implants UK, now sold
  • Founded Walrus Design House, a design and print agency, now sold
  • CEO of BDS Dental Laboratory
  • CEO of Quick Straight Teeth
  • CEO of Boutique Whitening.

Boutique is the UK’s largest whitening brand and now sells in 26 countries with offices in Australia and the USA.

Thomas Dickson

Thomas Dickson

Thomas is the founder and managing director of Wealthwide. He’s been advising dentists and practice owners for over 20 years and is a chartered and certified financial planner.

He’s also married with three children, loves cycling, playing tennis and generally keeping fit.

Peter Bell

Peter Bell

Passionate about creating life-transforming smiles Peter spends his time undertaking full mouth rehabilitation and dental implant treatments at both his practices’s in Tunbridge Wells and Brighton. By utilising the latest technology including Struamann’s Smile in a box™ for guided surgery he is able to make the patient journey as seamless and comfortable as possible.

Abid Faqir

Abid Faqir

Abid received his Master’s degree at Glasgow University and his Diploma in Implant dentistry from Edinburgh Royal college. He is the immediate past president of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI). Abid now limits his practice to implants and the management of complex restorative cases with a special focus on immediate loading – having placed in excess of 5000 implants.

Lauren Long

Lauren Long

Kreena Patel

Kreena Patel

Angela Auluck

Angela Auluck

Nishma Sharma

Nishma Sharma

Uchenna Okoye

Uchenna Okoye

Manrina Rhode

Manrina Rhode

Linda Greenwall

Linda Greenwall

Payman Langroudi

Payman Langroudi

Doug Fettig

Doug Fettig

While proud of his academic and professional achievements, Doug believes the best decision he ever made was dropping out of college at 20 years old. He bought a one-way ticket to from Bismarck, North Dakota to Hamburg, Germany where he began hitchhiking around Europe.

That incredible time led to a wealth of opportunities to authentically connect with humanity, and it changed Doug’s perception of the world permanently.

Now, Doug has over two decades of experience as a CPA and a finance professional, providing him the unique ability to understand dentists’ needs and help them grow efficient and profitable practices, while strategically addressing tax, investment, and retirement planning needs.

Doug has spoken at numerous dental seminars, academies, study groups, and vendor forums around the country and is known for his energetic, engaging, and entertaining speaking style. His insight allows him to effectively communicate business, management, and leadership concepts.

In addition to his dental speaking roles, Doug has been an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University’s College of Business. He served as president of Precious Beginnings, a nonprofit organisation, speaking at numerous medical and charitable events to further the mission of supporting parents with critically ill newborns.

Sinead McEnhill

Sinead McEnhill

Sinead is the clinical director for her multiple award-winning practice.

She is a previous RCS tutor and lectures widely on multidisciplinary digital workflow and implant dentistry both in UK and Europe.

She has authored many articles on digital implant dentistry and is a board member of the Digital Dentistry Society UK and enjoys mentoring dentists in this innovative field.

Paul Tucker

Paul Tucker

Senior employment taxes specialist

Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds is the managing director of Patient Plan Direct, providing low-cost and effective dental plan administration.

What sets them apart is that admin fees are often two to three times less than other major plan providers, ensuring that practice owners retain more of their plan income.

Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence

Martin joined Wesleyan in 1995 as an investment analyst.

He became a fund manager in 2001 and, for 20 years, he managed several Wesleyan funds, including the With Profits Fund until December 2020.

Now, as director of investments, Martin is responsible for overseeing the management of all Wesleyan funds and our in-house investments department, which includes our fund and property managers, analysts, and sustainable investment (SI) team.

He is also a director of Wesleyan Unit Trust Managers Ltd.

Lucie Simic

Lucie Simic

Lucie Simic is a dental business consultant and has worked in the dental industry for nearly a decade, helping practices increase their turnover and deliver exceptional customer experience.

Lucie managed a strategic business plan which transformed a three-chair practice into a seven-surgery referral hub in three years.

She has assisted many practices around the UK with their own journey and now works alongside Ashley Latter, delivering his training courses.

Emma Anastasi

Emma Anastasi

Emma Anastasi is the CEO and founder of Diamond Dental Staff.

Since launching her company in 2018, Emma and her team have passionately built a community and support network for dental professionals, teams, and practices across the UK.

With over 13 years of experience, Emma delivers award-winning business consultancy services that promote sustainable recruitment in dentistry, helping dental practices build an employer brand and a recruitment and retention strategy.

Cat Edney

Cat Edney

Cat Edney qualified from King’s College Dental Hospital in 2008 with a distinction in the dual qualification of dental hygiene and dental therapy.

She has over ten years of experience working in specialist private practice, she has developed a passion for multidisciplinary team working in the dental setting.

With her focus on providing personalised care for patients, Cat takes a holistic approach to dental disease prevention and treatment.

She also lectures nationally and runs hands-on therapist courses focusing on providing gold standard training and ongoing support.

Cat was awarded Best Hygienist at the 2021 Oral Health Awards and Best Dental Therapist at the Private Dentistry Awards 2021.

Gordon McMillan

Gordon McMillan

Gordon McMillan has been a specialist financial adviser with Wesleyan for many years now, supporting dentists with their financial planning across Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and the Humber area.

Lloyd Boston

Lloyd Boston

Lloyd Boston is a specialist financial adviser.

He has been with Wesleyan for several years supporting and delivering specialist financial advice for dentists across the South of England.

Dr Benji Dhillon

Dr Benji Dhillon

Benji Dhillon is the founder and medical director of Define Clinic, UK and an international thought leader in the world of aesthetics.

He has also served as the medical director for Allergan across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

As well as having overseen multiple phase three and four aesthetic clinical research trials, he has also published in several peer-reviewed journals, including PRS and JCAD.

Hazel Woodward

Hazel Woodward

Lift was founded by award-winning, data-driven ‘social media queen’ Hazel Woodward in November 2020.

Operating UK-wide and internationally out of Manchester, the Lift Dental division specialises in organic social media marketing for dentists and dental practices, and has managed over 200 social media accounts since its inception.

A former science teacher, Hazel’s corporate background in the dental sector saw her win a ‘Best Social Media Campaign’ accolade, as well as offering training to her counterparts in Europe and East Asia.

Hazel’s industry experience is complemented by her biochemistry degree and master’s in digital marketing.

Having rapidly grown her workforce to 14 team members in only 18 months, Hazel now intends to expand Lift into North America and the UAE, as well as to offer full-service social media management/training in other sectors.

In 2022, mum-of-two Hazel co-founded the inaugural Female Business Festival and its associated Female Business Network Awards.

Claire Nightingale

Claire Nightingale

Claire Nightingale decided to become an orthodontist at the age of 12, having been inspired by fantastic care from her own dentist.

She is a highly experienced and multiple prize winning orthodontist, including Best Practice in the 2020 Dentistry Awards and Orthodontist of the Year in the 2019 GHP Private Healthcare Awards.

Claire qualified as a dentist over 30 years ago, from Newcastle University in 1989 and completed her specialist training as an orthodontist at Bristol University in 1996.

In addition, she is the Dentex partner at Queens Gate Orthodontics and combines private practice in South Kensington with an NHS consultant post at Watford General Hospital.

Dr Simran Chaggar

Dr Simran Chaggar

Simran Chaggar is the clinical development lead for Evodental.

He graduated from the University of Debrecen in 2017.

Simran joined Evodental on the intern training pathway in 2018. Since joining Evodental his clinical work is limited to full arch rehabilitation.

He works across all Evodental clinics providing training, mentoring and undertaking complex cases.

Rohit Patel

Rohit Patel

Rohit is the business manager at High Dental Practice Evesham.

He plays a vital role in managing the practice operations and played a pivotal role in making the decision to switch from NHS to private with the support of Patient Plan Direct.

He was heavily involved in the dealing with the patient enquiries and sign up after patients had been informed that the practice was moving out of the NHS.

Dr Minal Patel

Minal Patel

Minal graduated at the University of Birmingham in 2003 and has been at the High Dental Practice Evesham ever since, where she now co-owns the practice with her husband and acts as principal dentist.

Minal is experienced in all aspects of general dentistry, with a particular interest in indirect restorations and oral surgery.

Janice Charlton

Janice Charlton

Janice is the head of business development at plan provider, Patient Plan Direct, having worked in dentistry for over 30 years.

She previously managed and co-owned a busy NHS practice and in 1991 the practice was one of the first in the UK to convert to private by introducing a membership plan.

Over the course of the next two decades, Janice has worked for several other plan providers, before joining the Patient Plan Direct team in 2015.

She has supported hundreds of practices with successful NHS conversions.

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Dr Gerd Frahsek

Dr Gerd Frahsek

Dr Gerd Frahsek owns a private clinic in Velbert Langenberg, located 30 miles from Cologne in Germany.

Together with five other dentists Gerd focuses on tooth preservation and implant dentistry by using adhesive dentistry, digital technologies and full ceramics.

He is also in an international speaker who has been lecturing for years on CAD/CAM (Cerec, Inlab, ceramic materials, 3D printing) and 3D imaging including integrated implant dentistry, guided surgery and implant restorations in Germany, Europe, Middle East and Asia.  As well as this, Gerd is an author of various articles related these topics.

In 2000 he invested in Cerec technology and digital imaging which ten years later included 3D imaging.

Since 2007 he’s been providing his patients with Zirconia restorations that were produced in his own lab set up in his practice.

In 2017 he got his first 3D printer. After he introduced Primescan to his clinic in 2019, analogue impressions became a rare exception in his daily practice.

In April 2021 Gerd became the first dentist to test Primeprint Solution.

Privately he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoys pottering in his garden and when he is not travelling, he likes to focus on landscape and city photography.

Website: www.dr-frahsek.de

Alan Suggett

Alan Suggett

Alan is a specialist dental accountant.

After 13 successful years as a partner and head of UNW dental, Alan moved into a consultancy role for the firm in 2022.

Prior to Alan’s change of role he was a member of NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers), where he sat on the technical committee and was the chair of the superannuation committee, and prepared the NASDAL quarterly survey of Goodwill values.

He is also a member of ASPD (Association of Specialist Providers to Dentists).

Richard Ollive

Richard Ollive

Richard Ollive has been a specialist financial adviser at Wesleyan Financial Services for over five years, supporting dentists with their financial planning.

Magdelena Harding

Magdelena Harding

Magdelena Harding is a Financial Consultant at Wesleyan Financial Services. She has a long history of working with dental professionals, providing tailored financial advice, and helping clients to achieve their dreams. She has been working in the financial world for over 15 years and covers the South West of England.

Seamus King

Seamus King

Seamus King has a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with both retail and commercial clients, helping them to protect their personal and business interests whilst also helping them plan to achieve their future goals and aspirations.

Scott Chennells

Scott Chennells

Scott Chennells is the national sales manager for Dentsply Sirona’s digital platform and solutions team.

He has been with the company for eight years, helping practices make the step into digital technology and supporting their journey through implementation.

Scott is a qualified dental technician, graduating from De Montford University in 2012, with a special interest in ceramics and restorative dentistry.

During the event, Scott will talk about the latest innovations within 3D printing industry and about digital cloud solution built specifically for the needs of digital dentistry.

Jamie Thomas

Jamie Thomas

Jamie Thomas is the digital sales specialist within Dentsply Sirona’s digital platform and solutions team.

He has been with the company for six years, empowering dental professionals with digital solutions, helping provide greater patient care and increasing their practice business growth.

Jamie is a qualified dental technician with seven years of experience working in the profession, as well as 13 years of experience working in digital dentistry.

During the webinar, Jamie will talk about the latest innovations within the intraoral scanning market as well as demonstrate the possibilities of the next generation scanning technology in a live scan.

Dentsply Sirona Team

Dentsply Sirona Team

Dominic Hassall

Dominic Hassall

Dominic is one of the world’s leading clinical restorative, implant and aesthetic dentists and postgraduate educators.

He is also a former Harley Street consultant.

Dominic is clinical director of Smile Concepts’ private and multidisciplinary specialist referral, implant and aesthetic centre, and director of the Dominic Hassall Training Institute.

As well as this, he is a pioneer in postgraduate dental education initiating the UK’s very first Msc in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Dominic has also lectured and published extensively both in the UK and internationally.

Alan Banks

Alan Banks

Alan Banks has over 20 years in the dental laboratory with bench technician experience, research and development.

Since 2001, Alan has been employed by ROE, a forward-thinking, digital, international laboratory.

He runs teams of specialists who provide technical support to general dentists and specialists, specialising in all areas of dental laboratory technology, with special focus on today’s digital technology and full arch reconstruction.

During the past several years he has supported dentists with digital acquisition equipment, CBCT scanners and facilitated the digital handshake between lab and office.

He has also supported dental offices with sophisticated guided smile chrome surgery, instructed on surgical guide protocols and restorative conversion and many other lab/office interfaces, and provides in-office support for full arch conversions.

Alan also manages R&D projects in various departments of ROE as well as manages all outward communications, which requires him to be up to date on the latest topics of dentistry.

Dr Panayiotis Kaimakamis

Panayiotis Kaimakamis

Pano completed his undergraduate studies in 2012 from Kings College London.

He spent time working in general practice and within oral and maxillofacial hospital departments before embarking on specialist training.

He obtained his doctorate in clinical periodontology from the Royal London Dental hospital and subsequently joined the specialist register in periodontics.

Pano currently splits his time between private practice and the Edudent Teaching Academy which he runs along with two fellow specialist periodontists.

Ayelet Mendel Girin

Ayelet Mendel Girin

With more than 15 years experience in the Fintech space, Ayelet draws on her work with some of the world’s most iconic brands.

She also drives business transformation through adoption of human centric design and technological enhancements.

Ayelet advocates for deepening relationships with consumers through brand purpose and meaningful innovation and believes in the value of creating magical memories.

Peppering her presentations with tangible examples, Ayelet isn’t afraid to challenge current thinking and offer new perspectives around disruptive innovation.

 

Calum Mackay

Calum Mackay

Calum Mackay is head of brand and customer engagement for Ireland and the UK, and joined Humm in January 2022.

Immediately prior to joining Humm he was head of marketing for New Zealand founded consumer finance firm Laybuy.

Calum is passionate ensuring consumers receive the best experiences when applying for and using finance products, and looks forward to bringing the latest innovations and best practices to the dental sector in the UK.

Mohit Khurana

Mohit Khurana

Dr Mohit Khurana has been a specialist orthodontist for 25 years.

He is the principal of Turret Orthodontics based in Manchester which is now expanding to three further locations in Liverpool and Warrington.

In addition, he was a former consultant orthodontist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, as well as a member of the ethics and standards committee of the British Orthodontic Society (BOS).

Mohit is also a co-author of Professional Standards for Orthodontic Practice, a BOS publication).

As well as being a founding member of TIO UK, he is an Invisalign Diamond Apex provider and a top 50 Invisalign provider in Europe.

Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy Cooper

Jeremy qualified from the London Hospital Medical College in 1982.

He has received post graduate qualifications from the Royal College of Surgeons. In 2018 he received his fellowship.

He is also a fellow of the International Academy of Dental Facial Aesthetics (IADFE).

He has written numerous articles and papers and lectured in the UK and abroad.

He works with various dental companies in the UK.

In 2019, he founded Confidental which is a registered charity that provides a help line for dentists in distress.

He is also the principal of a mixed general practice in Salford.

George Cheetham

George Cheetham

George is a restorative dentist providing clinical care to his patients in his multi-disciplinary specialist practices in Wimbledon village and Parsons Green.

He originally qualified with distinction from Newcastle dental school In ‘09, and quickly realised his passion for providing aesthetic dentistry and completed a masters’ degree in aesthetic restorative dentistry at Kings College London with distinction.

George is frequently attending dental courses which tend to focus in the field of restorative dentistry. He has recently completed an American run mastership program in the field of Biomimetic dentistry. This is a field of dentistry which endeavours to preserve intact tooth structure and restore teeth back to the function and biomechanics of natural teeth.

His care focuses on full-mouth comprehensive treatments, cosmetic treatments and also provides Invisalign, having completed a diploma in clear aligner therapy with the City of London Dental school.

George has devoted part of his career teaching undergraduate and postgraduate dentistry at a number of universities and private institutions. He lectures in the field of restorative aesthetic dentistry and Invisalign.

George has won a number of awards including the best young dentist in London ’18, ’19, best young dentist England ’20, the Pitt Ford prize in endodontics, and British endodontic societies prize for vocational dental practitioners.

He is a key opinion leader for a number of dental companies, an ambassador for an eco-friendly toothpaste company, has been made an editorial board member for ‘Clinical Dentistry’ magazine, and recently released his own medical wear range!

Dr Sunil Hirani

Sunil Hirani

Sunil graduated from Guy’s Hospital, London, England in 1996.

He has a Master’s degree in orthodontics, is a fellow of dental surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and holds a membership in orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

In 2005, he passed his exit fellowship, fellowship in dental surgery (orth) and in 2022, he was the first and only orthodontist in the UK to have ever passed the advanced European Society of Lingual Orthodontics board examination.

He obtained the highest marks in the examination and there are about 50 people globally who have achieved this accolade.

He has published articles in leading journals such as the Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, European Journal of Orthodontics and Orthodontic Update.

Dr Sunil Hirani works exclusively in private practice and has a strong interest in biomechanics, lingual orthodontics, digital orthodontics, skeletal anchorage, aligners and interdisciplinary care.

Dr. Azim Malik

Azim Malik

Azim Malik

Azim Malik graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2011.

Since graduating, he has worked in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general practice.

He completed his specialist training in periodontics and implant dentistry at the Royal London Dental Hospital.

He is also the co-founder of Edudent Academy, which delivers courses in crown lengthening, periodontics and soft tissue surgery.

Azim is a specialist periodontist working full-time in practice at Norton Implants, 104 Harley street where he accepts referrals for periodontics and implants.

Joe McEnhill

Joe McEnhil

Joe McEnhill

Joe qualified from Queen’s University, Belfast, in 2000. He then relocated to Manchester to continue his education and soon joined a central Manchester maxillo-facial unit enabling him to participate in major reconstructive surgery. It was in this post that Joe gained his membership of the faculty of dental surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Joe then returned to his native Enniskillen and shortly after, he graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in England with an advanced diploma in implant dentistry.

Joe has travelled the world in order to learn new techniques from some of the best dental educators. Many trips to the USA, Germany, Spain, Brazil, South Africa and the UK have enabled Joe to offer advanced treatments such as implants, soft and hard tissue grafts, full mouth rehabilitations and digital smile design.

As recognition of the high standard of Joe’s treatments, he was awarded the best young dentist in Northern Ireland 2011. He has since received further recognition from the dental industry in 2017 when he was invited to become a fellow of the prestigious International College of Dentistry.

Not one to sit still throughout the Covid pandemic he has continued developing his academic credentials. He has just successfully completed his membership of advanced general dental surgery diploma at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2021. He continues to develop professionally, specifically in the area of extra-maxillary implants and enjoys complex multidisciplinary cases.

Joe enjoys giving back to the profession and he currently runs an oral surgery course in Northern Ireland; he also mentors dentists in the field of oral surgery and dental implants. Joe is the current regional representative for  Northern Ireland for the Association of Dental Implantology for 2022-2024.

Outside of dentistry, Joe is the proud father of two children. He is a frustrated golfer and tennis player. He truly hopes that his sporting genes do not impede his son’s ambitions to be a pro footballer.

Leanna Ellis

Leanna Ellis

Julian English

Julian English

Seb Evans

Seb Evans

Dr. Teki Sowdani

Teki Sowdani

Teki Sowdani

Teki is the owner and principal of Teeth by Teki, which is a private aesthetic clinic based in Islington focusing on elevating patient care.

In the past 10 years Teki has built his experience to become a diamond apex Invisalign provider, has a large social media following and a significant waitlist for composite bonding.

He has recently launched an aftercare service which incorporates all the benefits of Dental Monitoring, which now forms a large part of the practice.

Jana Denzel

Jana Denzel

Jana Denzel

Dr. Jana Denzel is a practicing dentist and an honorary global ambassador for Slow Dentistry.

He is also the clinical director (CCO) of Manchester Imaging Limited, which aims to incorporate artificial intelligence into dental diagnosis.

With being awarded Best Young Dentist – London for 2021/22, Jana is an example of how the four corner stones of Slow Dentistry play a pivotal role in improving the standards of care in dentistry worldwide.

Miguel Stanley

Miguel Stanley

Miguel Stanley

Dr. Miguel Stanley is a world recognised leader in dentistry with over twenty years of clinical practice experience in advanced dentistry.

He has lectured in over 55 countries, sharing his thoughts and views with dentists from all walks of life.

He is also the founder and CEO of White Clinic based in Lisbon, Portugal and responsible for a large team of dental specialists focused on complex cosmetic oral rehabilitation.

Dr. Ed Young

Dr Ed Young

Dr. Ed Young

Dr Edward Young qualified as a dentist in 2004 from the University of Sheffield.

Working in general practice since qualification, he has organically grown his patient list from NHS to now private only.

His philosophy is minimally invasive, harnessing digital technology and remote workflows in planning and communication to deliver predictable outcomes for his patients.

Passionate about delivering niche dentistry, he is keen on self-development and has been inspired by a host of mentors in his career so far.

Improving the front and back end of the patient journey as well as the clinical journey, he saw that Dental Monitoring fitted into his workflow seamlessly for his growing base of Invisalign patients.

After a year of using Dental Monitoring,  he will speak about his journey, his learnings, and clinical tips; the relevance and importance of remote workflows as well as how the wider dental team can embrace and upskill at the same time.

As an Invisalign Platinum Elite Provider, he now uses Dental Monitoring for every patient routinely and this delivers predictable outcomes, saving both clinical time and the patient’s time.

Dr Mohammad Al Hasani

Dr Mohammad Al Hasani

Dr Mohammad Al Hasani

Dr. Al Hasani received his dentistry degree from Babylon University in 2017.

He has attended a lot of courses inside and outside of his country in the field of restorative dentistry, focusing mainly in the direct composite restorations.

In 2020 he completed a Style Italiano professional diploma in Iraq.

Currently, he gives courses in direct composite restorations, focusing on posterior composite restorations and sharing his passion inside and outside of Iraq.

Dr Hassan Hikmat

Dr Hassan Hikmat

Dr Hassan Hikmat

Dr Hikmat graduated from the college of dentistry of Alanbar University in the year 2016.

He has been an official DSD Certified member since 2017.

Since the, he has worked in a private dental clinic in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.

In his practice he focuses on the high quality of restorative and adhesive dentistry.

He also give courses about direct composite restorations in Iraq and other countries,  and is a speaker in local and many international dental events.

His main goal is to make wonderful dentistry, lecturing about it and sharing his passion, which he believes is the real pleasure of being a dentist.

Gökhan Dokumacigil

Gökhan Dokumacigil

Gokhan Dokumacigil graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry in 2014, in Turkiye.

He completed his postgraduate speciality education at the Department of Restorative Dentistry, Marmara Universtiy, in Istanbul.

He also has a passion for graphic design, particularly in the area of 3D animation.

In 2017, he has awarded the ‘Best Aesthetic Case’ poster presentation at 21st International Congress of Restorative Dentistry, in Tukiye.

He was also awarded ‘Best Poster Presentation’ in 2019, at the 9th Conseuro Congress in Germany.

He regularly gives lectures on the topic of anterior & posterior direct composite restorations, rubber-dam isolation and dental photography.

Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell

Colin is a dentist originally from the West coast of Scotland. He graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Dentistry in 1994 and in 1997 became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh by examination. Colin entered practice in 1997 as a Vocational Dental Practitioner and began to build up a referral service in Oral surgery and Implant dentistry.

In 1999 Colin became a General Dental Council Registered Specialist in Oral surgery, following time as a House Officer and Senior House Officer in Oral surgery in Glasgow, Nottingham, and Derby.

In 2005 Colin was elected to fellowship of the International Team of Implantology which is now a network of 16,000 practitioners worldwide with 1,000 fellows. In the UK, there are 1,000 members and approximately 60 fellows. The ITI promotes implant dentistry through research, education, and development. Colin has sat on a leadership team as the UK and Ireland ITI Communications Officer and been involved in the organisation of major conferences and many courses on behalf of the ITI.

Currently Colin’s main job is the owner and Clinical Director of The Campbell Clinic in Nottingham, which is a multidisciplinary specialist practice, providing treatment in many aspects of dentistry, but overwhelmingly implant dentistry. Colin has placed over 5,000 dental implants and restored thousands of dental implants previously. His work is now limited to implant and oral surgery.

Colin is also the founder and Clinical Director of The Campbell Academy, which is an implant education organisation based in The Campbell Clinic facility in Nottingham.

In 2020 The Campbell Clinic moved to a purpose-built facility in Nottingham which provides an exceptional clinical and teaching environment.

Colin has lectured in implant dentistry and oral surgery nationally and internationally now for over 20 years and provided thousands and thousands of hours of education. He has provided expert witnesses in medical legal cases of a criminal, civil and regulatory nature, and is called upon to give expert advice in many areas of oral and implant surgery frequently.

Dr. Andrew Kane

Andrew Kane

Andrew Kane

Spark Talks for Dentists is produced and funded by Allergan Aesthetics an AbbVie company. For healthcare professionals only.

Dr Andrew Kane is a highly experienced, award winning aesthetic doctor and clinical trainer.

Having worked in a variety of injectable clinics offering advanced injectable treatments and cosmetic dermatology, Dr Andrew has now established a state of the art clinic in Newcastle.

Andrew has made it his mission to master and deliver the most modern full face rejuvenation techniques and puts emphasis on a natural result.​

Andrew has achieved a masters equivalent in injectable treatments – a prestigious qualification which is amongst the highest level the industry currently has to offer.

In addition he regularly attends extensive masterclass training from the likes of Allergan, Lee walker Academy, Skin Viva Academy and Harley Academy.

Andrew has been recognised by his peers on a national level achieving finalist status in both the 2022 Aesthetics Journal and Aesthetic Medicine awards with particular focus on his full face rejuvenation cases.​

In addition to working in his beautiful Newcastle based clinic Andrew also enjoys working as an aesthetics trainer for Harley Academy in London. A prestigious role in which he enjoys imparting his knowledge onto the next generation of injectors.

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Dr. Mona Attarpour

Mona Attarpour

Mona Attarpour

Spark Talks for Dentists is produced and funded by Allergan Aesthetics an AbbVie company. For healthcare professionals only.

Dr Mona Attarpour BDS graduated as a dentist at Newcastle University in 2012 and has worked with aesthetics since then, opening her own clinic in September 2018 – The Clinic By Mona.

Dentistry gave Mona an in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the face, which is invaluable for treatments in this complex area.

As a qualified dental surgeon with extensive training in injectables, Mona has been privileged to complete many courses from foundation to advanced in fillers in all areas of the face and neck.

Mona has trained in the add-on treatments that go alongside these, to be able to give her clients the best advice on their face.

Trained by some of the world leaders in their field to deliver cutting-edge techniques, has enabled Mona to deliver full-face sculpting turning the clock back for her clients.

Mona will shortly complete her PG Cert in injectables, which will become the industry standard qualification in the future.

With this wealth of knowledge, Mona has taken on teaching opportunities and provides mentorship through her clinic.

Mona is now doing facial aesthetics full time, dividing that time between teaching and treatment.

Mona loves being able to help people with full face sculpting, fat loss through treatment and diet, skincare and so much more.

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Dr. Bib Vhadra

Bib Vhadra

Bib Vhadra

Spark Talks for Dentists is produced and funded by Allergan Aesthetics an AbbVie company. For healthcare professionals only.

Dr. Bib completed his undergraduate training at King’s College Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry (University of London).

With over twenty years experience in cosmetic treatments, Dr. Bib undertook his specialised training in facial aesthetics at a very early stage.

In addition to over two decades of clinical experience in aesthetic medicine, Dr. Bib trained in aesthetic medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (University of London), achieving one the highest marks in the country and being awarded a distinction in the prestigious masters of science in aesthetic medicine.

Dr. Bib’s research into mid-face and infra orbital (under eye) ageing, and the use of platelet based growth factors in cosmetic surgery has received international accolade.

His work and training have taken him as far afield as the Americas and the Far East, working alongside some of the best clinicians in the world.

In conjunction with his clinical practice, Dr. Bib teaches aesthetic medicine and medical law at university postgraduate level to other clinicians and doctors, and teaches internationally.

Dr. Bib is passionate about patient safety, medical law and the ethical provision of aesthetic treatments.

In addition to his clinical training, he holds a law degree and is a barrister, being called to the bar in 2014.

Dr. Bib holds a masters degree in medical ethics and medical law from King’s College London, achieving a distinction in medical law; his research at King’s College focussed on the legal and ethical issues in the provision of cosmetic treatments in the UK and the protection of patients.

A keen advocate for patient safety, Dr. Bib was also a medico-legal adviser for the leading national patient safety charity, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA).

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Dr. Alannah Neville

Alannah Neville

Alannah Neville

Spark Talks for Dentists is produced and funded by Allergan Aesthetics an AbbVie company. For healthcare professionals only.

Dr Alannah is the founder and clinical director of Dr Alannah’s Clinics and part owner of the Lodge Dental Surgery in Petersfield with her husband Dr Rupert Neville.

A multi award winning Obagi ambassador, facial aesthetic expert and skin health specialist Dr Alannah is also the clinical lead and senior trainer for Acquisition Aesthetics training academy located in London.

In addition, Dr Alannah is a mentor and examiner for the post graduate Level 7 diploma in clinical injection therapies, this is a qualification that enables medical professionals to display their in-dept knowledge and training in the field of facial aesthetics.

Dr Alannah’s Clinics specialise in providing non-surgical aesthetic procedures adopting a holistic approach to deliver bespoke ‘Tweakments’ that subtly enhance your existing features.

Dr Alannah uses her years of aesthetic expertise to create balance and harmony in the face using the most innovative techniques. Her clinic provides a calm, relaxed and welcoming environment where you can talk openly about your concerns and she will guide you gently to the most suitable path assisting you in achieving your aesthetic goals.

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Dr Bill Dorfman

Dr Bill Dorfman

Dr. Bill Dorfman is not just a famous cosmetic and general dentist, he is THE most famous cosmetic dentist world wide. Affectionately known as “America’s Dentist,” Dr. Bill is widely recognized world-wide as a leading dentist who is responsible for creating smiles for many of Hollywood’s brightest stars. In fact, Dr. Dorfman has become a star in his own right as the featured dentist on the hit ABC series, “Extreme Makeover,” where he performed amazing dental transformations on the show’s participants as well as a recurring guest co-host on the new Emmy Winning daytime CBS talk show, “The Doctors.” In addition, Dr. Dorfman is a world-renowned lecturer & author of the best-selling cosmetic dentistry book, The Smile Guide and the NY Times bestseller Billion Dollar Smile.

The innovative & accomplished doctor is also renowned in his field as an energy-brimming inventor & brilliant entrepreneur who has brought award-winning innovations to the world of dentistry.

Dr. Millie Morrison

Millie Morrison

Dr Camilla Morrison, known as Millie, graduated from University of Birmingham, UK in 2015.

Since then she has become well established in the dental industry developing a keen interest in aesthetic restorative dentistry.

Millie has worked with the Invisalign system since 2016, she enjoys taking on the challenging cases and pushing the boundaries of what the Invisalign system whilst achieving optimal outcomes.

Dr Morrison has continued her post graduate education with a year long in-depth aesthetic dentistry course, she has also completed a diploma in clear aligner therapy and is studying for her masters in the same subject.

Millie is an international speaker for Invisalign, teaching clinical techniques to dentists across the globe.

She is passionate about providing the right treatment for her clients whilst creating strong trusting relationships and mentoring her colleagues to do the same.

Ben Cross

Ben Cross

Ben loves the journey his patients take throughout their treatment. Many patients start out concerned about the appearance and lack self-confidence.
Part way through treatment, they start to feel much more positive about making self-improvement and by the time they finish they are beaming radiantly at everyone they meet.

Qualifying as a dentist form the university of Wales in 2002, Ben spent 15 happy years as a dentist in the British Army, working in Germany, Africa, Cyprus and Gibraltar.

After a year working as a senior house officer in the maxillofacial surgery department in Portsmouth, he was selected to undertake three years further specialist training in orthodontics and completed this in 2011.
Ben is now registered as a specialist with the General Dental Council.

Hugo Patrao

hugh patrao

Hugo Patrao

Hugo has a degree in dental technology and is registered with the GDC.

He recently has been working with heads of research and development teams from around the world helping clinicians incorporate new technologies and digital planning into their practices and protocols, designing drilling guides and developing new drilling procedures.

Dr. Kunal Shah

Kunal Shah

Kunal Shah

With a special interest in Implantology, Dr Kunal Shah has established himself as a key opinion leader within implant dentistry.

With a passion for education, he has been fortunate to be a clinical supervisor, mentoring students on a postgraduate implant course, as well as lead his own implant masterclasses.

He has published several articles in the professional circular on CBCT, implant cases and mentoring and lectured internationally.

Dr. Graham Stokes

graham stokes

Graham Stokes

Graham Stokes is a Worcestershire man born and bred. He grew up, went to school and now lives in Malvern.

Graham is the clinical lead at LHDP Smilecare Implant and Referral centre in Bromsgrove. He takes referrals in implants and major dental reconstruction work.

He is passionate about dentistry and education and is heavily involved in postgraduate dental education nationally and internationally.

He is a non executive director of Medical Protection Society and a member of the Board of Dental Protection.

Graham is chair of The MPS Foundation. He is also a special adviser and clinical lead for the dental charity Bridge2aid providing education and dental care to some of the poorest people in the world in Tanzania, Rwanda and Malawi.

Shiv Pabary MBE

Shiv Pabary MBE

Shiv Pabary MBE is a member of the GDPC Executive, an education associate for the General Dental Council, a local dental adviser to NHS England and was awarded an MBE for his services to NHS dentistry in the North East.

Chris Groombridge

Chris Groombridge

Chris Groombridge is joint managing director of 543 Dental Centre and chair of the charity Teeth Team.

He’s Secretary of the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Dental Committee, a member of the Local Dental Network (LDN) for North Yorkshire and Humber and a director of the Associated Dental Groups.

Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson has been a senior specialist dental financial adviser at Wesleyan Financial Services for over 11 years.

Adam has a wealth of over 19 years’ experience in the financial services sector working with dental professionals offering tailored advice to meet their needs.

 

Zak Kara

Zak Kara

Gareth and Zak co-founded Smile Stories in Bournemouth, a clinic renowned for never being over-formal or old-fashioned, through recognising that collaboration makes so much more sense than competition. Both have more than 10 years of experience in all walks of dentistry including international study and practice. But in their non-clinical lives they are most obsessed with designing how patients and clients feel about ‘going to the dentist’ by creating a truly engaging experience that feels more like visiting friends.

Gareth Edwards

Gareth Edwards

Gareth and Zak co-founded Smile Stories in Bournemouth, a clinic renowned for never being over-formal or old-fashioned, through recognising that collaboration makes so much more sense than competition. Both have more than 10 years of experience in all walks of dentistry including international study and practice. But in their non-clinical lives they are most obsessed with designing how patients and clients feel about ‘going to the dentist’ by creating a truly engaging experience that feels more like visiting friends.

Parminder Gill

Parminder Gill

Parminder is a chartered financial planner with over a decade of successful experience in supporting businesses provide regulated financial advice.

Parminder joined Wesleyan in 2013 and plays a key role in developing the society’s retirement policy and supporting the specialist financial advisers.

Outside of work Parminder enjoys spending time with family, reading, and playing squash.

Neil Richardson

Neil Richardson

Neil Richardson has been a specialist financial adviser at Wesleyan Financial Services for 14 years, supporting dentists with their financial planning.

He is now running the north of England team.

Wesleyan Financial Services has supported hundreds of dentists to protect or make the most of their finances.

Phil McCall

Phil McCall

Customer support manager S4S.

Dr. Barry Oulton

Barry Oulton

Dr Barry Oulton is a highly experienced dentist, lecturer and vocational trainer, who brings a wealth of practical knowledge to this commonly misdiagnosed condition.

As a sought-after coach and speaker, he travels internationally and has helped thousands of dentists and teams with communication skills, TMD, grinding, clenching, and business coaching.

Shaz Memon

Shaz Memon

Shaz Memon is an award-winning dental marketing expert. Founder of Digimax Dental, the world’s highest rated dental marketing agency, Shaz has worked in the industry for more than two decades.

Designer, marketer and business leader, he worked across a wide variety of sectors, gaining experience with leading names, including the BBC, before finding his preferred niche in dentistry marketing.

Voted as Top 14th Most Influential in UK Dentistry Top 50 2020 and 2021. He has published two business volumes – Instagram for Dentists and Instagram for Business.

Shaz is also founder of the charity Wells on Wheels and training company Clinics.

Dr Fazeela Khan-Osborne

Dr Fazeela Khan-Osborne

Fazeela is the founding clinician of the FACE implant multi-disciplinary team both on the surgical and restorative side, for One To One Dental Clinic based in Harley Street, London

After qualification, Fazeela held several surgical posts in oral and maxillofacial surgery, before studying for a MSc in restorative dentistry/gerodontics which she received with distinction.

She has always had a passion and special interest in implant dentistry: both on the surgical and restorative full arch rehabilitation of the maxilla, and has been involved in developing treatment modalities for peri-implantitits within clinical practice.

She is the course lead for PG diploma in implant dentistry for One To One Education Programme now in its 20th year.

A former lead tutor and assessor for the Royal College of Surgeons, (diploma in implant dentistry) and accredited mentor; she lectures worldwide on implant dentistry and is an active member of the ADI, BAAD, ICOI with Professor Marcus Abboud on the post-graduate implant programme at Stonybrook University (USA) running a joint programme in muco-gingival surgery for implant dentistry with Professor Cristian Dinu (Romania); and also twinning the advanced implant dentistry programme with Dr Howie Gluckman in Cape town, (South Africa) She lives in West London with her two children.

 

Elaine Halley

Elaine Halley

Dr Elaine Halley graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1992. Elaine has award-winning private practice, Cherrybank Dental Spa in Perth and is the clinical director for the Pain-Free Dentistry Group which has practices across Scotland.

She is a past president and accredited member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a fellow of the International College of Dentists. She is a board member for the UK Digital Dental Society.

She has an MSc with distinction in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. She is a Digital Smile Design Master and UK instructor and a clinical key opinion leader for Optident, DMG, Ivoclar Vivadent and Align Technology. She teaches the Full Certification Invisalign course for Aligner Consulting. She has worked with Invisalign for over 15 years, is a Diamond II provider and has treated more than 1500 cases.

She has authored many articles and lectures on clinical dentistry, digital workflow, comprehensive treatment planning and inter-disciplinary planning of complex cases.

Maja Thompson

Maja Thompson

With a dental background, Maja brings over 25 years of industry knowledge which includes clinical, technical, and business skills and experience.

Most recently, heading up dental practice services at Henry Schein, Maja’s everyday focus is on ensuring dental practice owners can maximise the exit value for their business.

This can be achieved thought the skilled in-house team handing brokerage, financing and recruitment, as well as an opportunity for practice owners to access outsourced services, enabling them to run a more efficient business.

Dr. Wasim Fazel

Wasim Fazel

Dr Wasim Fazel has been a GDP for over 20 years. Having completed his BDS from Manchester and the MFGDP in 2004, Wasim has held a variety of roles involved within the field of education.
He has always believed that technology must be invested upon, and has continually evolved his practice to reflect this.
Wasim’s clinical time is now limited to implantology within this field, he is an active advocate for the advancement of implantology using digital platforms.

Dr. Murtuza Hasnaini

Murtuza Hasnaini

Dr Murtuza Hasnaini trained at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he passed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery with distinction.

He went through further training at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and the Royal London Hospital, where he completed three years of full-time specialist training in orthodontics.

On completion of his training in 2003, Dr Hasnaini was the only person in the UK to be awarded the Orthodontic Specialist Diploma (MOrth) from both the Royal College of Surgeons in England and Edinburgh.

Dr Hasnaini is one of the UK’s leading orthodontists. Having treated thousands of patients with Invisalign, he is now also one of the top 300 Invisalign providers.

Dr. Bhavin Bhatt

Bhavin Bhatt

Dr Bhatt is reported to be UK’s number one associate in Europe, working only one day a week and entering the top 1% of Invisalign providers in Europe. He is also the CEO of Aligner Alchemy – the UK’s number one award winning and trusted Invisalign growth consultants.

Dr. Greg Creavin

Greg Creavin

B.A B.Dent.Sc, MSc Endodontics MFDS (RSCI) Cert Orofacial Pain

Greg graduated from the Dublin Dental School & Hospital, Trinity College Dublin in 2011. Following graduation Greg worked in general practice in Scotland and Ireland. Throughout this time, he developed a passion in the field of endodontics. Recently Greg has completed a three year master in endodontology in Kings College London for which he obtained a distinction. Greg is currently a committee member of the Irish Endodontic Society and also a member of the  European Society of Endodontology (ESE).

Dr. Charlie Nicholas

Charlie Nicholas

Charlie Nicholas is the CEO of Endoperfection, the first UK-based endodontic file manufacturer. He qualified in 1996 from Birmingham’s School of Dentistry and, after spending several years in general practice, he embarked on further training in the field of endodontics. He gained several certificates in endodontics in the USA, studying under the biggest names in the field. Charlie has also been fortunate enough to consult for some of the largest global manufacturers of endodontic equipment, enabling him to share his knowledge around the world, and has taught thousands of dentists internationally.

Debbie King-Thomas

Debbie King-Thomas

Ami Villmeter

Ami Villmeter

Account executive and implementation specialist.

Simon Gallier

Simon Gallier

Simon Gallier is the managing partner of Future Health Partnership, a unique partnership based micro-corporate. He divides his time between management and delivering clinical dentistry and has become a known voice within the profession.

Tanya Ng

Tanya Ng

Implementation specialist : [email protected]

Lynsey Briant

Lynsey Briant

Implementation specialist: [email protected]

Dr. Nick Fahey

Nick Fahey

After many years working in Devonshire Place and Harley Street, Nick now works solely in Woodborough House, his referral practice in West Berkshire. Nick works as a specialist prosthodontist and as such, accepts referrals related to prosthodontics, as well as having a special interest in all aspects of dental implantology.

As a pioneer in computer guided surgery, Nick has taught a generation of Dentists about guided surgery. He is particularly interested in all aspects of computer-guided surgery and guided surgical navigation for simplification of surgical placement of dental implants. Of recent interest is the amalgamation of 3D facial scanning and real time jaw movements into the implant planning process for complex cases.

Nick has lectured, world-wide on topics such as computer guided surgery and virtual implant planning and currently has a book titled “Guided Surgery – Making Implant Placement Simpler” in publication for release early this year.

Peter Cummings

Peter Cummings

Peter has over 25 years experience in the dental industry working for both an industry leading corporate and also independent dental marketing companies. His expertise includes business development, marketing and sales, recruitment, project management and team management. Peter is responsible for conducting detailed business appraisals and valuations with practice owners to assist them with their exit strategy. His extensive knowledge of all aspects of dentistry enables him to provide valuable market insight and advice which is tailored specifically to the dental practice owners business.

Dr. Aalok Y Shukla

Aalok Y Shukla

Dr Aalok Y Shukla is the Co-founder and CEO of Uplift Health whose mission is to reduce cost and increase access to oral health through technology. Following the sale of his private practice he has focused the last 6 years into developing solutions such as the Instant Dentist™ teledentistry platform and Virtuoso aligners to help dentists work more flexibly whilst offering patients a much more inclusive and cost-effective model of care.

He is the host of Beyond the Clinic a podcast covering digital technologies in dentistry at:

Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6k6Gyg9PqbCx765olMAGSE

Listen on Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/pt/podcast/beyond-the-clinic/id1601389961?l=en

Website: www.gobeyondtheclinic.com 

Daniel Sullivan

Daniel Sullivan

Daniel began his career by teaching, having obtained a master’s degree in literary studies from Newcastle University and a PGCE in primary education from the University of Durham. Following that, he moved into the NHS as PACS administrator for South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust where he worked for four years.

During that time, Daniel sought to combine his experiences in education and the NHS by designing training content which focused on healthcare but which was also informed by his teaching background. Upon joining NTH Solutions as lead trainer, Daniel was instrumental in writing and designing the course ‘Learn the Clean the NHS Way’ which was subsequently accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health. Daniel manages a national team of trainers and continues to develop new content in both classroom and online formats, as well as writing articles on a range of topics for publications such as the Clinical Services Journal.

Anthony Sullivan

Anthony Sullivan

M(chtd)IDSc, MIHEEM, MIPS

An experienced leader in decontamination for both NHS and private sector organisations, Tony plays a crucial role in delivering deep cleaning and bio-decontamination services to the wider community. Tony has a degree in decontamination sciences and his knowledge in this area has also led to his position as the interim chair and director of communication for the Institute of Decontamination Sciences, the professional body for decontamination in the UK.

Graeme Kelly

Graeme Kelly

With more than ten years of experience in decontamination sciences, Graeme Kelly oversees the decontamination service delivered to North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. After graduating with an MBA from Teesside University in 2010, and then completing a degree in decontamination from Kingston University in 2013, Graeme has gained skills in a variety of disciplines, including environmental decontamination, outbreak management and bio-decontamination.

Graeme’s extensive knowledge and experience in decontamination has been applied to maintain standards and develop procedures throughout his career within the NHS.

Ryan Bissett

Ryan Bissett

Ryan’s career began in teaching after studying at the University of East London. Upon graduating, he re-located to Russia for several years and worked as an English teacher and consultant in Moscow. This experience has well positioned him as a key educator in the team.

His role as an environmental and decontamination officer for the NHS deep cleaning and advisory service has involved working closely with schools, hospices, care homes, and primary care settings to advise them on their infection prevention and control methods.

This has propelled him into delivering in-person training nationwide, titled ‘Learn to Clean the NHS Way’.

Ryan is committed to sharing his knowledge on infection control and aims to educate the primary care sector on the new compliance standards and more importantly how he can support them through the process.

Gareth Stainsby

Gareth Stainsby

Gareth Stainsby is a specialist Dental Financial Consultant with Wesleyan Financial Services. Gareth works closely with his portfolio of dental practice owners and associates, alongside their staff and families to provide excellent tailored financial planning. Gareth advises his clients in relation to both their personal financial needs and also, in the case of practice owners, their commercial needs too. Gareth has over 15 years industry experience and, prior to joining Wesleyan Financial Services, spent time as an adviser at St James’ Place and HSBC Private Banking.

 

Dr. Anshu Sood

Anshu Sood

Anshu is a specialist orthodontist and the owner of 2 specialist practices – one fully private and one mixed practice. The private practice was opened less than 6 years ago but has utilised many technologies to make it the success that it is.

As a Diamond Apex Invisalign Provider, virtual monitoring has allowed the practice to grow without requiring further physical investment in surgery space and workforce. This have been a fantastic tool for managing patient expectations, treatment progress and retention.

In addition, Anshu is director of clinical practice at the British Orthodontic Society.  This role involves liaising with the stakeholders involved in the commissioning of NHS orthodontic services as well as other associated societies such at the BDA.

She was previously chair of the Orthodontic Specialist Group and has been on the OSG committee for over 10 years.

Whilst passionate about business development, she would always much rather be travelling the globe. A desire which has severely been limited in this current climate.

Josh Wren

Josh Wren

Josh leads a strong, driven team to deliver Business Consultations of the highest standard. Josh works with dental practices across the UK to optimise performance in tandem with their objectives. Whether it is increasing new patient numbers, improving workflows, or maximising treatment uptake, Josh and his team can offer solutions and guidance to deliver top results. With access to over 1000 practices’ data, the best practice team use this as a tool to benchmark and challenge practices and turn them ‘from good to great’.

Dr. Wayne Hirschowitz

BDS(Rand) DForOdont(Stell)

Wayne Hirschowitz

BDS(Rand) DForOdont(Stell)

Wayne qualified in South Africa in 1988 and completed post graduate training in 1998.

Wayne is a dental practice owner in Edgware, Middlesex as well as in Cranbrook, Kent and was ex clinical director of vantage health; an IT telemedicine company.

Wayne has a special interest in forensic odontology and has been deployed abroad attending mass disaster incidents.

His love of teaching encompasses both at his alma mater as well as mentoring troubled young people.

As an experienced clinical dentist, Wayne’s vision is to offer affordable, quality orthodontics through clear aligners. Aligner therapy is traditionally supplied through large corporates or controversially, direct to consumer. However, Active Aligners philosophy is ‘for dentists by dentists’.

Dr Wayne Hirschowitz is co-founder of Active Aligners UK.

Dr. Dan Shaffer

Dan Shaffer

Dan is an experienced dentist and dental technician, who has a passion and flair for all things digital. His dental practice, a private digital restorative practice in Hertfordshire, is well respected in the area by patients and dental professionals alike.

Over the past two decades he has been committed to training dental professionals on behalf of Dental Protection Ltd, has taught at GKT and delivered many in practice training programmes.

He is an experienced broadcaster and filmmaker delivering countless lectures and training courses on Dentolegal and digital dental subjects in the UK and abroad.

Dr Dan Shaffer is co-founder and clinical lead of Active Aligners UK.

Eric Easson

Eric Easson

Eric qualified in 2001 at Manchester University, gained the Dip.MFGDP in 2006 and a Masters in Medical Law (LLM) with merit in 2015. He worked as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Manchester University from 2004 – 2020 and has worked in general practice since qualification. Eric joined the DDU in 2014 and works part-time as a dento-legal adviser. He  with the DDU is a current member of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal medicine (MFFLM), Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) and College of General Dentistry (MCGDent).

 

Simon Bennet-Williams

Simon Bennet-Williams

With a Degree in Dental Technology from De Montford University, Simon is our Training & Support Specialist working across Ireland and the United Kingdom.

ESM Customers will benefit from the depth of his professional knowledge in Digital Dentistry. He has twenty years experience, from hands-on work in laboratories to acting as a Technical Product Manager for some of the industry’s most prominent organisations.

An expert at many of the newest technologies available, he has travelled globally introducing them to those in the industry through training and support. He also regularly demonstrated newest and emerging technologies at trade shows and creates training documentation and interactive resource material.

An outdoor enthusiast he spends as much of his free time as possible in the Welsh countryside kayaking, hiking, camping, and walking with his family.

Mark Barry

Mark Barry

Mark is co-founder and managing director of ESM Digital Solutions.

He was an early pioneer of digital dentistry, Mark began providing a digital study model service for dentists as early as 2007 and was one of the first to realise the industry changing potential of scanning technology.

With a first-class honours degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree researching ‘the strength of taper-lock dental implants, Mark is well versed in this area.

He is also a frequent presenter at dental conferences and been published in both UK and international Journals.

Prior to co-founding ESM Digital Solutions, Mark worked for several years as a lecturer at DIT focusing on 3D Scanning, CAD/CAM, production and quality strategies, and describes his love of teaching and mentoring as ‘food for the soul’.

Deepak Simkhada

Deepak Simkhada

Deepak qualified from the University of Dundee (2007) with a BSc in Oral Health and MSc in Advanced Periodontal Practice from the University of Essex (2018). Later, he completed Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of Greenwich. He has a special interest in managing advanced periodontal problems in primary care settings through non-surgical periodontal treatments.

Treating and managing periodontal patients in General Dental Practice has its own unique challenges. Deepak understands this from his experience working from dental hospital to corporate and independent (both National Health Service and private) practices. He incorporates this into his teaching methods and explains how to manage patients better and yield successful outcomes using a non-surgical approach. Deepak’s lectures are comprehensive, hands-on, evidence-based, and he ensures he creates an open-style, fun and interactive learning environment for his delegates.

He frequently writes for dental journals and lectures at dental events on these topics internationally. Annually he organises a volunteering trip to Nepal (Oral Care for Developing Countries) to promote oral and general health and provide pain relief and general dental treatments.

Currently, Deepak practices as a dental therapist two days per week in General Dental Practice and runs courses on various aspects of periodontology internationally.

www.periowithdeepak.com

Dr. Hiten Halai

Hiten Halai

Hiten completed his BDS and Doctorate of Clinical Periodontology at Queen Mary, University of London and is a GDC registered specialist in Periodontics. During my training he won multiple awards including the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) Audit Award, BSP Clinical Fellowship Award, Queen Mary Postgraduate Research Award and has been recognised for his contribution to clinical periodontology through a certificate of commendation through the Alpha Omega Dental Society (UK) in 2018. He also has presented his clinical and doctorate research work nationally and internationally and has articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

He has been involved in dental education and mentorship since 2014 and has supervised undergraduate students, dental foundation trainees and postgraduates in Periodontology. Currently he works as a part-time clinical supervisor at King’s College, London where he is also completing a fellowship in Higher Education. He spends the rest of his week accepting periodontology referrals mainly at specialist referrals centres in Harley Street and Windsor.

Ben Flewett

Ben Flewett

Originally from New Zealand, Ben has been the Managing Director of Henry Schein One for over 10 years and is responsible for the Software of Excellence and Dentally.

Ben is passionate about helping the dental profession understand how practice management software can be used to deliver clinical excellence, improved financial performance, practice efficiency and importantly exceptional patient care.  With a strong belief in the power of data, Ben has been at the forefront of Software of Excellence’s Customer Success programme which has helped educate thousands of dentists on the importance of understanding and monitoring the key performance metrics within the practice; to enact change based on learnings.  Ben has extensive knowledge of all aspects of dental practice management and has spoken widely on the role of data and software in improving practice efficiency.

Dr. Marcus Abboud

Marcus Abboud

Dr. Marcus Abboud graduated from the University of Bonn (Germany) in 1996 and started his Prosthodontic training at the same University in 1997. In 2000 he received his PhD in dentistry/Prosthodontics. From 2001 – 2003 he worked in the Department of Dental Research (Material Science) at the University of Bonn before joining the Oral Surgery Certificate Program at the same University in 2003. He successfully completed the program in 2007 and worked there as an Assistant Professor and PI for Interdisciplinary Clinical Studies until September 2010. Dr. Abboud received his Expert Certification in CBCT Technology and Diagnostics in 2010 from the Dental Medical Association Nordrhein.

Dr. Abboud was the Founding Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics and Digital Technology at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine (SDM) in New York from 2011-2016. During this tenure at SDM he established 3 specialty programs (Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology) and a productive research and education operation. In addition, he was responsible for the Division of Endodontics and he was the Director of Continuing Education at SDM.

From July 2016 to September 2019 he was Full Professor and Associate Dean for Digital Dentistry at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. During his tenure he modernized the UK College of Dentistry pre- and postdoctoral education programs, improved the clinical efficiency and increased clinical revenue, patient visits and student applications due to the integration of digital dentistry and implantology in all areas of the College of Dentistry.

Since September 2019 he is working as the CEO of Loocid LLC, a medical & dental innovation company.

Dr. Abboud has authored over 50 publications, research articles and book chapters. He has performed over 250 national and international lectures on CAD/CAM technology, digital dentistry, implantology, bone grafting, guided surgery and CBCT/CT diagnostic imaging and has been involved in research for over 18 years. He holds multiple patents, being used in various countries, which provide new solutions for dentistry.

Dr. Mafalda Queiroz

Mafalda Queiroz

Dr. Mafalda Queiroz qualified as a dentist in 2009 at Oporto University in Portugal and has been practicing in the UK since 2010. Her work is based on the philosophy of minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry, which means recognizing the importance of having a beautiful natural smile but prioritizing the health of the teeth.

Passionate about dentistry, Dr. Queiroz is committed to delivering dental care of the highest quality to all of her patients. This commitment has encouraged her participation in numerous continuing education courses across Europe, including a postgraduate restorative course by the prestigious Tipton Academy; a postgraduate course in orthodontics by Warwick University; an Invisalign Master course; a Damon accredited Master course; and further training in composite bonding with the renowned Dr. Monik Vasant. In 2020, she implemented DentalMonitoring in her practice, which allows her to stay at the cutting edge of dental care and orthodontics.

Over the course of recent years, Dr. Queiroz has developed an interest in facial aesthetics and ways of working non-surgically to enhance a range of features and improve the health of the skin, a practice that is intrinsically connected to her specialty. For Dr. Queiroz, an aesthetic or “harmonious” face requires a full set of teeth, and she appreciates that her work allows her to contribute to achieving that harmony. Above all, her goal is to ensure that her patients look and feel good about themselves.

Alison Large

Alison Large

Alison Large graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1999. After qualification she worked in general practice for over 10 years, initially in the north east of England before relocating to Oxfordshire. She gained an MFGDP(UK) diploma in 2007, has been a vocational trainer and has also provided mentoring. She joined the DDU in 2008 and currently combines her dento-legal adviser role with looking after her young family.

Dr. Robert Chaffe

Robert Chaffe

Robert is a passionate, caring and progressive dentist practising at the cutting edge of dentistry.  Above all he loves to help people and give them the best results possible.

Robert graduated from Newcastle University in 2009 and has extensive experience working in private practice. Robert has a passion for dentistry and providing the highest standards of care for his patients. In order to do that he has participated in substantial post-graduate study, including his fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Sedation Certificate from the Eastman Dental Institute in London and working towards his implant diploma with the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Through his sedation postgraduate education Robert has developed a real forte for providing superb dentistry in an environment which any member of the family will feel calm and relaxed, taking all the angst which previously existed alongside dentistry away.

He loves digital dentistry, using minimally invasive techniques for the highest quality implants, Invisalign, composite bonding and restorative dentistry in a comfortable relaxed style.

He has a beautiful family, and brings a caring fun approach to his work.  He always tries to make his patients feel like one of the family.

Robert is so passionate about his work he teaches digital techniques where he can, and has post graduate qualifications in implants, sedation, Invisalign and is a fellow of the royal college of surgeons of England.  He has also worked at the British Dental Association for a number of years helping young dentists.  Rob loves sport and does running and cycling events for charity and fundraising for amongst others Diabetes UK, BEAT Eating Disorder Charity and Helping Hands Health Education.

Steve Campbell

Steve Campbell

Steve is a GDC registered dental technician with 0ver 28 years dental laboratory experience, and a passion for the life changing service the dental team provide to our patients.
Working with skilled technical teams and partners across the world to meet the high standards required by some of the most highly regarded dental surgeons in the UK.

Steve and his team at Nexus provides solutions for all aspects of restorative dentistry, especially implants utilizing the latest digital and CAD/CAM workflows to optimize quality and maximize the efficient use of precious lab resources.

Over time his passion for dental technology has evolved and intertwined with his love of cutting-edge technology to the point where he found it possible to open and run a fully digital dental laboratory with his team at Nexus Dental in 2015. Since then, the opportunities and challenges keep him very busy.

When not in the lab he will usually be found at a dental event either learning from peers or representing one of the many dental organizations he is fortunate enough to have been invited to work with, including his current roles as President of the Dental Laboratories Association and Executive Committee member for the British Association of Aesthetic Dentistry.

Steve Campbell RDT
Managing Director – Nexus Dental Laboratories
Executive Committee Member – British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry
President – Dental Laboratories Association
Past Technical Representative – Association of Dental Implantology (2 terms service)

Dr Paul Reaney

BDS. MFDS RCS(Eng). MFGDP(UK). DPDS. Dip PCOrth RCS(Eng). MDTFEd

Paul Reaney

BDS. MFDS RCS(Eng). MFGDP(UK). DPDS. Dip PCOrth RCS(Eng). MDTFEd

Paul is a Dentist with Special Interest in Orthodontics and has successfully incorporated a Dental Sleep Medicine Clinic, Snoring SolutionsNI, within his general practice.  He gained accreditation by examination to the European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is currently a Committee member of the Irish Society of Dental Sleep Medicine.

His implementation of digital technology in Dental Sleep Medicine has been recognised by winning:

Best Digital Practice 2019 International Digital Dentistry Awards

Best High Technology Practice category in the 2020 Irish Dental Awards.

Practice of the Year &  Best Patient Care (Highly Commended …Scotland & Northern Ireland) Private Dentistry Awards 2020

Paul in the only UK practitioner on the ResMed Narval Advisory Board.

Abhi Pal

Dean of the FCGDent and President of the College of General Dentistry

Abhi Pal

Dean of the FCGDent and President of the College of General Dentistry

Abhi Pal is the Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP) and has recently become the first elected President of the College of General Dentistry. He has worked in general dentistry for over 30 years’, spending most of this time as a principal dentist at a mixed NHS and private practice in Edgbaston.

Brian Anderson

Founding Director, Total Health Screens

Brian Anderson

Founding Director, Total Health Screens

Brian Anderson has been working within the dental industry for over a decade specialising in marketing, sales and leadership training.

Brian’s goal is to show how dentistry can save lives as well as change the healthcare industry through the development of Total Health Screens, which gives more value to patients by connecting oral health with general health and giving dental practices the ability to provide a variety preventative health screens.

Mark Topley

Dental coach and owner of The CSR Coach

Mark Topley

Dental coach and owner of The CSR Coach

Mark has wide experience designing, implementing and developing CSR programmes and partnering with companies, from single-handed dental practices to global corporates and everything in between.

Over the past 23 years, he has worked with charities and businesses on four continents.

Mark was the CEO of Bridge2aid and was part of the founding team that grew it to become the UK’s foremost dental charity.

In 2017, Mark made the decision to take his experience and passion into a new role, inspiring businesses to maximise the benefits to be gained from CSR, and work productively and meaningfully with charities.

Sophie Kwiatkowski

Business Development Manager

Sophie Kwiatkowski

Business Development Manager

Sophie has always specialised in dental accountancy and enjoys the unique challenges the sector brings. She co-ordinates new business within PFM and as part of her role guides FD dentists into their first associate roles right through to potentially purchasing their first practice!

Dr. Mohsin Ali

Dental Surgeon, Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London & Bart’s Health Director, FGDP(UK) North East Thames Division, Royal College of Surgeons Vice Chair, Muslim Doctors Association

Mohsin Ali

Dental Surgeon, Clinical Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London & Bart’s Health Director, FGDP(UK) North East Thames Division, Royal College of Surgeons Vice Chair, Muslim Doctors Association

Mohsin completed the flagship postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons and furthered this with advanced training from some of the world’s most renowned dentists. He is reassuringly experienced in the whole spectrum of implant dentistry taking referrals from dentists in London, Essex and the home counties. He regularly mentors implant colleagues and visits a select few practices to provide implant, sedation and surgical services.

Dr. Toheed Hamid

BDS (Bristol 2008) | DipImplantology (Bristol 2018)

Toheed Hamid

BDS (Bristol 2008) | DipImplantology (Bristol 2018)

Toheed furthered his postgraduate education by undertaking 2 years of the MSc in Dental Implantology course at the University of Bristol. He is a member of the International Team of Implantology, and regularly attends courses to expand upon his knowledge. He has been placing implants since 2014 and spends most of his time travelling between practices placing and restoring implants. He also mentors dentists who are new to dental implantology and helps their development and growth. His special interest lies in Dental Implants and the many benefits they can provide to patients. He also has a special interest in oral surgery and complicated tooth extractions.

Angelo Zuccari Plini

Owner / Director Estetica Dental Lab

Angelo Zuccari Plini

Owner / Director Estetica Dental Lab

Angelo Zuccari Plini has been a dental technician for over 22 years. Since moving to London in 2007 he has built up a reputation of
excellence both for the quality of his work and for the service he provides through Estetica Dental Lab, one of the UK’s leading dental laboratories serving over 400 clinicians across Europe.
Specialized in dental implants and aesthetic restorative full mouth prosthetic, Angelo has a wealth of knowledge, collected over international courses, and has personally completed over 700 full-arch immediately loaded implant cases as chair side/ immediate load technician with over 40 different clinicians across the continent.

Dr. Eoin O’Sullivan

B.Dent.Sc. (Dubl), M.Sc (Lond), MFDS RCS (Eng)

Eoin O’Sullivan

B.Dent.Sc. (Dubl), M.Sc (Lond), MFDS RCS (Eng)

Dr Eoin O’Sullivan is a General Dental Council registered Specialist in Prosthodontics. He graduated with honours from Trinity College Dublin and the Dublin Dental Hospital. After completing his Specialist Training at the Eastman Dental Institute in London he was invited to become a lecturer. For 15 years he was a Clinical Lecturer in the Prosthodontic Department. Eoin is a member of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In 2011 he was elected to become a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) . He is currently the Education Delegate of the UK and Ireland Section of the ITI and is also the Program Director of the ITI Foundation in Implant Dentistry Course. Eoin is a Partner at the Number 8 Partnership, a Specialist Referral Practice in London. He has a special interest in Digital Dentistry and has been using iTero scanners in his practice for over 10 years.

Dr. Sandeep Kumar

Founder and CEO of MiSmile

Sandeep Kumar

Founder and CEO of MiSmile

Dr Sandeep Kumar is one of the UK’s leading Invisalign Diamond Providers and has created more than 4,000 beautiful new smiles with Invisalign in his private clinics.

Sandeep can only be described as a trailblazer in the world of Invisalign.

Originally from India, Sandeep came to the UK in 1999. He qualified with the GDC in 2000 and on the lookout for his next opportunity, bought his first practice in 2003.

More than 20 years later and after recognising the huge business potential Invisalign could bring, Sandeep has built his success around the clear aligner brand and has inspired and encouraged those around him to do the same.

Founder of three successful private clinic brands, the MiSmile Network and the MiSmile Academy, Sandeep also shares his thoughts and opinions with the wider industry and can often be found on stage speaking and training others on the opportunities Invisalign can harness.

Dr Sameer Patel

CEO, Partner and Co-Founder of e11even dental wellness, London and Partner at Blandy House Dental Practice, Henley on Thames.

Sameer Patel

CEO, Partner and Co-Founder of e11even dental wellness, London and Partner at Blandy House Dental Practice, Henley on Thames.

CEO, Partner and Co-Founder of e11even dental wellness, London and Partner at Blandy House Dental Practice, Henley on Thames.

On acquisition of e11even orthodontics 11 years ago, Sameer has played an instrumental role in metamorphosing a small two surgery, single speciality practice, into an 18-clinician multidisciplinary practice. He has, through carefully planned growth and acquisitions, grown it 600% in 9 years. He did this with many failures and would like to try and help you to avoid making the same mistakes.

His clinical ethos is all centred around minimally invasive care which he instils into his hand-picked clinicians. His leadership, motivation, and teamship culture all stems from his sporting background. Sameer has played and captained at County and Club level both home and abroad with great success, bringing these vales into the dental setting.

He is known for his charity work, partnerships and annual percentage profit contributions to Smile Train, Keen, Salvation Army and dental missions to Uganda and India. His willingness to give for the greater good has been recognised amongst his fraternity peers and nationally. Sameer has appeared on Sky News, ITV and has been recommended by Tatler as “the go to Dental Surgeon in UK”.

 

‘Excellence is a process and not a destination’- is his belief and a belief of all that surround him and work alongside him have come to know, love and practice.

Justin Leigh

Founder of Focus4growth, Best-Selling Author, Dental Business Leader and Executive Coach. Justin works with market-leading dental companies; Align Technology, MiSmile, Biohorizons, W&H, Septodont, etc… and is the British Dental Industry Associations Sales Coaching Partner.

Justin Leigh

Founder of Focus4growth, Best-Selling Author, Dental Business Leader and Executive Coach. Justin works with market-leading dental companies; Align Technology, MiSmile, Biohorizons, W&H, Septodont, etc… and is the British Dental Industry Associations Sales Coaching Partner.

Justin Leigh is the founder of Focus4Growth, a sales and leadership training company specialising in the dental market.

He’s also the bestselling author of Inspire, Consult, Sell and Coaching Leaders.

Justin has trained thousands of business and dental professionals in companies, including 3M, Align Technology, the Mismile Network, Biohorizons and many more.

He’s the BDIA’s preferred sales trainer and is invited to speak for many business organisations including the BDA, the BACD, FMC’s dentistry events, the IoD, and many more.

Justin is the business coach on the Dental Practice Accelerator programme, working alongside Sandeep Kumar and Sameer Patel. Together they’re mentoring and coaching one fortunate practice team to become a ‘Million Pound Practice’.

Justin is the co-host of the Dentistry on Purpose podcast with Mark Topley where they talk with market-leaders in dentistry about leadership, purpose, professional development and business growth.

His mission is to share world class business best practice with his dental clients, so they become market leaders who make a positive impact in the world.

Nin Gandhi-Patel

Business consultant with some of the UK's top dentists and leading Invisalign providers. Co-founder of Enquirybot.Dental

Nin Gandhi-Patel

Business consultant with some of the UK's top dentists and leading Invisalign providers. Co-founder of Enquirybot.Dental

Nin is a business growth consultant and an expert in lead conversion. With a unique skill set for delivering ‘excellence in business’, he has an impeccable track record and over 20 years of experience within the dental industry.

Speaker, presenter, and sales trainer, Nin has implemented growth strategies for some of the leading dental clinics within the UK and Europe.

Harriet Wardale

Harriet Wardale

Harriet Wardale is the Practice Manager at Plumfield Dental Practice in Carlisle, a predominately private practice who have recently handed back a large proportion of their NHS contract.

Craig Walsh

Craig Walsh

Principal of Buxton Dental Practice
Dr Craig Walsh BDS BSc is the Principal Dentist at Buxton Dental Practice, a family practice situated in the heart of the Peak District. Craig moved away from the NHS to go membership-only after the practice reopened following lockdown.

Wilf Moralee

Wilf Moralee

Professional Development Consultant, Wesleyan
Wilf Moralee is a Chartered Financial Planner with 19 years’ experience in financial planning. He now spends his time coaching and developing other Financial Consultants at Wesleyan. He has specialist knowledge of the NHS pension scheme and how to replace your NHS benefits if moving to private practice.

Suki Singh

Suki Singh

 Area Sales Manager, Practice Plan
Suki Singh is an Area Sales Manager at Practice Plan and has over 17 years’ experience within dentistry, so he understands the issues and challenges of running a dental practice. He is highly experienced and hugely knowledge when it comes to supporting a practice to evaluate their options away from the NHS.

Rebecca Mander

Rebecca Mander

Executive Coach, GuruYou Coaching

Rebecca Mander is an inspiring executive coach and founder of GuruYou Coaching. She specialises in supporting leaders within businesses who are undergoing challenges, change and setback, giving them the tools and techniques to build confidence, resilience, and drive.

Edward Bracher

Carestream Dental

Edward Bracher

Carestream Dental

Edward Bracher is an account manager at Carestream Dental covering the South East of England. With specialist knowledge on Carestream Dental’s digital dental equipment and solutions and with a keen interest in CADCAM technology and 3D printing, Ed is well positioned to demonstrate how digital equipment can improve your practice and patient treatment.

Dr. Dan Shaffer

BDS RDT PGCertDentLaw

Dan Shaffer

BDS RDT PGCertDentLaw

Dan is an experienced dentist and dental technician, who has a passion and flair for all things digital. His dental practice, a private digital restorative practice in Hertfordshire, is well respected in the area by patients and dental professionals alike.

Over the past two decades he has been committed to training dental professionals on behalf of Dental Protection Ltd, has taught at GKT and delivered many in practice training programmes.

He is an experienced broadcaster and filmmaker delivering countless lectures and training courses on Dentolegal and digital dental subjects in the UK and abroad.

Dr Dan Shaffer is co-founder and clinical lead of Active Aligners UK.

Lisa Bainham

Practice Manager and President of ADAM

Lisa Bainham

Practice Manager and President of ADAM

Lisa Bainham began her career as a dental nurse in 1994 and became practice manager at The Old Surgery Dental Practice in Crewe in 1998.

Since then, Lisa has gained a wealth of knowledge and is currently supporting other practice managers in her role as president of ADAM (The Association of Administrators and Managers), as well as becoming a well-known name within the dental industry.

Shazad Saleem

Shazad Saleem

Shazad Saleem graduated from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2002. Having completed his vocational training and a year as an SHO in Maxillofacial Surgery, he returned to general dental practice where he completed his Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) examination. He has also completed a Master’s in Research (MDPH (MRes)) at the University of Manchester as a part of an In-Practice Fellowship training award from the National Institute of Health Research.

He now operates four dental practices in the North West of England with three other partners, delivering NHS dental care in some of the most deprived areas in the North West. He has been involved in a number of projects including the original service redesign pilot in Oldham and Salford.

He is currently Chair of the Perio Subgroup for Greater Manchester LDN and has been leading the development of implementing an evidence-based care pathway approach for managing periodontal disease into NHS dental practice called Healthy Gums DO Matter. He also delivers training on how to implement Health Gums DO Matter into practice with Health Education England and has recently been appointed joint chair of The Education Advisory Committee for the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) and is also a BSP Faculty member.

Dr. Nilesh Parmar

BDS MSc MSc Cert.Ortho MFGDP MBA

Nilesh Parmar

BDS MSc MSc Cert.Ortho MFGDP MBA

Dr Nilesh R. Parmar has a special interest in implant dentistry and dental sedation for nervous patients. In 2014, Nilesh was voted Young Dentist of the Year at the Dental Awards and Best Young Dentist in the East of England in 2009 at the Dentistry Awards. He is one of a few dentists in the UK to have a degree from all three London Dental Schools. Nilesh has a never-ending passion for his work, offering training and mentoring to dentists starting out in implant dentistry and readily accepts referrals for this procedure.

Dr. Alfonso Rao

Alfonso Rao

Dr Alfonso Rao was born in Italy graduating with distinction from the University of Chieti.

He worked as an oral surgeon at hospitals in Pescara, Caserta and Napoli until 2009.

Dr Rao then started working in England in several clinics between Bristol, Bath and Cheltenham.

Dr Rao is the owner of Queen Square Dental Clinic.

As well as being a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and ITI he is an accredited Straumann mentor.

Dr Rao also has a keen interest in cosmetic orthodontics (Six Month Smiles and Invisalign). As well as complex smile makeovers using teeth whitening, porcelain crowns and dental veneers.

Jimmy Makdissi

Jimmy Makdissi

Dr Makdissi joined the Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, in 2004 as a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. He directs the Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology programme of the undergraduate BDS curriculum. He completed his specialist training at Guy’s Hospital and obtained the Diploma of Dental Radiology from the Royal College of Radiologists. He has served on the Education Committee of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has also served as the Dental Tutor for the London Deanery at Barts Health, the Faculty Tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons and as the President of the Metropolitan Branch of the British Dental Association. In addition, he is the founder of the Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Interpretation Masterclass providing UK-based CBCT hands-on training along with a collection of e-learning modules. Jimmy is currently doing his PhD on the use of MRI in Dentistry.

Dr. Philip Lewis

Philip Lewis

Philip qualified in London in 1977. He has special interests in aesthetic dentistry and postgraduate education. He writes extensively for the dental professional press and has had articles published in England and abroad. He has appeared on television and radio in his capacity of media spokesman for the British Dental Association. Philip lectures internationally on a range of clinical subjects. Over recent month he has given presentations to other dentists in Romania and Pakistan as well as at a number of venues in the UK. He serves on the editorial advisory board of national dental journals and maintains membership of dental societies in the UK and overseas. Philips has gained several clinical and patient care accolades. He has won the Independent Dentistry Postgraduate Commitment Prize, been selected as a finalist in The Probe’ national Dentist of the Year Awards and most recently was voted no 7 in Dentistry Magazine’s Top 50 Most Influential People in the Profession. Philip is an Ambassador for the UK charity The Mouth Cancer Foundation and clinical lead of its Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme.

Pete Gibbons

Pete Gibbons

Pete Gibbons Aka DeconPete has worked with the UK guidance documents relating to Infection prevention and control for the past 14 years. The general outcomes of the training session are to understand the basics of the document in terms of ‘Essential Requirement’ and ‘Best Practice’. The latest regulations can be interpreted in many different ways and understanding what should be done can be very misleading. The aim is to also look at associated pathogens risks and the emergence of new variants, Including COVID-19, and relate those to how we work safely.

Pat Langley

Pat Langley

Pat Langley is a dentist and founder and Chief Executive of Apolline. Prior to founding Apolline Pat spent 7 years as Group Clinical Director at Oasis.

Pat and the team at Apolline provide a complete end-to-end dental compliance management solution comprising innovative software and in-practice support together with online and in-practice training, to enable dental practices of all sizes to meet current and future standards of safety and compliance.

John Makin

John Makin

John Makin qualified in Manchester in 1983 and has worked as a general dental practitioner in Lancashire and Devon. He was involved with Foundation Training for many years as both a Trainer and VT Adviser/Training Programme Director with the Manchester and Exeter DFT Schemes.

John has postgraduate diplomas in law and dental education and served on the GDC’s Fitness to Practise Committee before becoming a full time Dento-legal adviser with The Dental Defence Union where he has had significant involvement in the development and delivery of DDU’s undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes. John is now Head of the DDU.

Dr. Chet Trivedy

BDS FDS.RCS (Eng) MBBS PhD MCEM MFMLM

Chet Trivedy

BDS FDS.RCS (Eng) MBBS PhD MCEM MFMLM

Dr Chet Trivedy qualified as a dentist in 1993 and after working in general dental practice and oral and maxillofacial surgery he completed he obtained his fellowship in dental surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons (FDS RCS Eng). He has a PhD in head and neck oncology from King’s College London. He completed his medical training and since then he has been working as a front line emergency physician and a lecturer in emergency medicine at Warwick Medical School. He has published widely with over 20 peer-reviewed publications and is a co-author of two-core textbooks on emergency medicine. He has over 15 years of experience in teaching doctors and dentists across the globe both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is a member of the Royal College of emergency medicine. He is passionate about cricket and is the lead clinician at the Kia Oval cricket ground.

Dr. Sanjay Shah

Former CEO of Together Dental

Sanjay Shah

Former CEO of Together Dental

Sanjay is the founder & previous CEO of Together Dental. Buying his first practice in 2010 in Clacton-on-Sea, Sanjay worked the practice as a wet-fingered dentist imparting his vision of how dentistry should be provided. Relentlessly raising standards, keeping patient care, and training at the core, a ‘back-street’ three surgery NHS practice was converted to a flagship eight surgery practice providing multiple services. This set the tone; the group went onto win NHS tenders and acquired multiple practices.

Sanjay led the group through its growth phase taking the group to 21 practices in 2018. His ambitious plans initiated a competitive corporate finance process leading to a very successful Private Equity investment in April 2019. Sanjay has an in depth understanding of the intricacies of a patient journey and the minutiae of the details in a dental practice. He believes strongly that if you get patient care right, the numbers follow.

Imogen Fox

Imogen Fox

Imogen gained her experience in head and neck cancer while working as one of the first Macmillan Dental Therapists in the UK based at the Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust for 7 years. She has since continued to run educational sessions and written a number of articles on head and neck cancer care. Imogen now works as a clinical tutor for the dental hygiene and therapy course and as a special care dental therapist for Kings College Hospital. She also works in private dental practice, in the west London area.

Helen Minnery

Dip DH, BSc (Hons) Dental Studies, FAETC Past President of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

Helen Minnery

Dip DH, BSc (Hons) Dental Studies, FAETC Past President of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

Helen qualified from Liverpool University Dental Hospital in September 1992.
She currently works in South Liverpool for 3 days a week where she has been a
member of the team for the past 26 years. The practice is a general and
referral practice, where there is a team approach for patient care. Helen has
been presenting over the past 5 years at events such as Dentistry show, British
society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy national conference and along side a
colleague frequently runs full day courses on Dilemmas of Implants in Practice.
Helen is the Past President of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and
Therapy. She is passionate about the profession and the role we play in
healthcare and feels the need for a more cohesive working environment among
all team members and a better understanding of each other’s roles.

Iain Stevenson

Iain Stevenson

Iain Stevenson is the Head of Dental with Wesleyan joining from Aviva in 2003 where he was a Senior Financial Consultant working largely in the Corporate sector. For 10 years, he managed a team of Specialist Financial Consultants working solely with Dentists and Dental Practices covering North Wales, North West England, Northern Ireland and the whole of Scotland. Since 2015, Iain has managed a team providing specialist financial advice to GPs, Doctors and Dentists until becoming Head of Dental in 2021.

Louise Bone

Louise Bone

Louise Bone has been a Regional Support Manager for the Practice Plan Group, a leading provider of practice-branded dental plans, and has 17 plus years’ experience in dentistry including in practice. Practice Plan has supported over 1,500 dental practices to transform the profitability of their business through the combination of a well-populated plan and personalised support.

Michael Norton

Michael Norton

Michael Norton BDS FDS RCS(Ed) is one of the world’s most renowned implant surgeons. In March 2017 Michael became the 31st president of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the first ever non-American to do so.

In March 2018 Michael’s Presidential AO meeting was held in Los Angeles, California which attracted more than 2,500 delegates from around the world. This remarkable achievement places him amongst the most respected names in the world of implant dentistry, especially since the AO itself is widely reputed to be the world’s foremost premier implant organisation with nearly 6,000 members from over 70 countries around the world.

Michael is a registered specialist in oral surgery with a career, reputation and practice dedicated to implant reconstructive dentistry since 1990.

Professor. Eddie Scher

Eddie Scher

Eddie Scher BDS LDS RCS MFGDP is a specialist in oral surgery and prosthodontics. He is visiting professor of implantology at Temple University, Philadelphia,

Eddie sits on the editorial board of Clinical Dentistry, and is editor-in-chief of Implant Dentistry Today.

Richard Kahan

Richard Kahan

Richard Kahan BDS MSc LDS RCS is a specialist in endodontics, and clinical director of the Harley Street Academy of Advanced Endodontics.

He qualified in 1984 from the Royal London Hospital. He gained an endodontic specialist masters degree in 1993 with distinction.

He has been a senior clinical part-time lecturer in endodontology at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, teaching on the MSc and MClinDent endodontic courses from 1994 through to 2011.

He became director of endodontic courses within the Eastman CPD unit from 2003 until 2011, where he established the very successful certificate and diploma in endodontics, a part-time course for general practitioners wanting to specialise and improve their standard of root canal treatment. The course is being run now by two of his students that originally took the course!

He established the Academy of Advanced Endodontics during 2014 within 99 Harley Street, to teach general practitioners, training specialists and registered endodontic specialists within a working practice environment, demonstrating real world endodontics.

He has lectured nationally and internationally and has written research papers for refereed journals, as well as being an academic referee for the British Dental Journal and the International Endodontic Journal.

Faye Donald

RDN. Swiss Dental Academy Trainer. Oralb KOL. National & International speaker.

Faye Donald

RDN. Swiss Dental Academy Trainer. Oralb KOL. National & International speaker.

Faye is a practising dental hygienist. She graduated from Leeds in 2001 and went on to complete the National Certificate in counselling skills & behavioural therapy before undergoing further training in Switzerland where she became a certified Swiss Dental Academy Trainer. She now lectures both nationally and internationally and frequently writes for dental journals.

Faye is chairperson for the North East BSDHT and is a key opinion leader for Oral B. She has twice been voted winner of ‘UK’s Best Hygienist’ and once voted winner of ‘UK’s Dental Hygienist of the Year’.

Faye is a highly motivated hygienist who’s passion lays in patient centred, prevention led, minimally invasive treatment approaches and the role that empowering patients plays in contemporary supportive therapy.

Rudi Mukherjee

BDS, PGCERTED (UK), FICOI

Rudi Mukherjee

BDS, PGCERTED (UK), FICOI

Rudi joined Evodental – whose clinics specialise exclusively in full arch implant rehabilitation (FAIR) – in 2016.

He has been the clinical director since 2020.

Rudi graduated from Kings College London before commencing his implant training in 2009, under the mentorship of Hilt Tatum.

He is extremely passionate about digital dentistry and was key to Evodental launching its new digital workflow.

This allowed them to determine tooth position and occlusal scheme without any manual registration steps in the mouth. In addition, this has resulted in day-of-surgery prosthetics, that are 100% true to their design. They are manufactured bespoke after implant placement – giving them superior strength and comfort.

Dr. Christopher Orr

Christopher Orr

Dr Christopher Orr is one of UK’s most prominent cosmetic and aesthetic restorative dentists, who practices in his multidisciplinary clinic in central London. He is an Accredited Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and also a Certified Member of the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry. He was voted as the most influential private practitioner in the UK, by the readers of Private Dentistry magazine in 2013.

He is also founding and Past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as being a Past President of the Odontological Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, a former Director of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and former Course Director for the MSc in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester.

As well as these responsibilities, he was Director of Credentialing and Chairman of Accreditation Examiners at BACD for several years, and is currently Chairman of the judging panel for the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards, UK dental industry’s aesthetic awards programme.

He teaches through his education company, Advanced Dental Seminars, in London. He is the sole lecturer for the one-year comprehensive course programme in cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic restorative dentistry for general dentists. This is UK’s most popular course on the subject and booked a year in advance each year. So far over 1600 dentists have completed the programme over the last 18 years. The ADS facility at London Bridge comprises the largest privately-owned postgraduate dental training facility in Europe. In addition he lectures extensively around the UK and abroad, having been an invited speaker at conferences throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia.

His work has been widely featured in the UK and international press, across radio, television, print and online media. Dr Orr has authored an interactive learning title on Digital Clinical Photography and assisted with the production of a BBC documentary on the science behind cosmetic treatments.

Outside of dentistry he enjoys wine, cooking, photography and travel. Usually he tries to combine all of these by travelling around the world with his wife to eat, drink and photograph new things.

Julie Deverick

CEB Cert DH 1987 FAETC Cert Ed

Julie Deverick

CEB Cert DH 1987 FAETC Cert Ed

Julie qualified over 30 years ago as a Dental Hygienist and is the Immediate Past President of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy.  She has worked in several different work environments gaining experience in management, administration, tutoring as well as a clinical dental hygienist.

Julie is an advocate of intra-oral demonstration to encourage and empower patients to improve their dental homecare routine. She is keen to reassure those who deliver prevention advice that intra-oral dental demonstration is safe and effective to use.

Ian Mills

Ian Mills

Ian works in general dental practice in North Devon. Qualifying as a dentist from Glasgow University in 1987, he spent the early part of his career working in maxillofacial surgery. After moving into general practice, he joined FGDP in 1994, completing its Diploma in Implant Dentistry, representing the South West region on the board and becoming a Vice-Dean in 2016. He has been an elected member of the BDA General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC), a member of Devon LDC, and previously sat on the Professional Executive Committee of North Devon Primary Care Trust. In addition to his clinical practice, Ian is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education, and is actively involved in primary care-based research. 

Ian has been awarded Fellowships of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK), the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Higher Education Academy. In 2018 Ian was awarded a PhD from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry following the successful defence of his doctoral thesis entitled “Defining Person-Centred Care in General Dental Practice” and has subsequently been appointed to the honorary position of Associate Professor at Peninsula Dental School.

Diane Rochford

Diane Rochford

Diane began her career in dentistry as a dental nurse before qualifying as a dental hygienist at Guy’s Hospital, London in March 1996, before joining Dr Linda Greenwalls team in September 1996 where she continues to work, utilising her full scope of practice in all areas of dental hygiene, including tooth whitening.
Since 2008, Diane has been teaching with Dr Greenwall on her tooth whitening courses in the UK and overseas, before teaching her own specifically for dental hygienists and dental therapists in 2010, she has also written and published articles for various publications including Dental Health and in 2016, completed the BSc (Hons) degree course in Dental Studies for Dental Care Professionals at University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN).
A BSDHT (formally BDHA) member since qualifying, Diane has held the positions of elected council member, North West Regional group representative on council and President-Elect before taking on the role of President in November 2020.

Dr. Ariane Sampson

Ariane Sampson

Ariane qualified from Barts and The London School of Medicine. She initially worked as a general dentist in Cambridge, London and Devon, during which time she completed extra training in Dental Implants. She obtained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Ariane held senior house officer and senior clinical fellow appointments in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Paediatric Dentistry at Northwick Park, The Royal London and Addenbrookes Hospitals.

Ariane began Orthodontic specialty training at Addenbrookes and Luton & Dunstable Hospitals after which she gained her Membership in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and her Masters in Orthodontics from Kings College, London. Ariane continues to carry out research into links between social media and orthodontics and has a special interest in the use of mini-screws in orthodontics as a neat way to obtain anchorage for efficient tooth movement. Ariane is a registered Specialist in Orthodontics.

Joss Harding

Joss Harding

Joss started her dental career in the Royal Navy in 1987, qualifying as a dental hygienist at RADC Aldershot in 1992. Moving to Gloucestershire, Joss has been with the team at Confident Dental and Implant Clinic in Stroud, Gloucestershire, since 2007. In 2018 Joss won Dental Hygienist of the Year.

Joss is a clinical ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation and was invited by BSDHT to be a working party member updating the PHE DBOH guidelines in the prevention and early detection of mouth cancer. Joss is part of the United Kingdom Oral Management in Cancer care group (UKOMIC) and has recently become involved in the consensus group with the World Dental Federation (FDI) to help with the development of an interprofessional course to improve the mouth care of cancer patients.

Joss has been published in many medical and dental publications and she speaks nationally to dental, medical and patient groups to help drive for a more collaborative holistic approach to cancer care. She is actively involved in charitable work including “Talking Mouths Talking Cancer Care”.

Joss is currently studying an MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare with the University of Kent.

Prof. Robert Hill

Robert Hill

Director and Chief Scientific Officer, BioMin Technologies
Professor Hill is a Materials Engineer with a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College.

In his early career Robert worked with Alan Wilson on Glass Ionomer Cements (GICs) and in 1988 was part of the Group that won the Queens Award.

He was formerly Professor of Biomaterials at Imperial College. Robert Hill is the inventor of Serenocem® a GIC for ENT surgery and a co-inventor of Ultradex Recalcifying and Whitening – a nano hydroxyapatite toothpaste. In 2013, he won the Alan Wilson prize for Dental Materials and led the group that won the Armourers and Brasiers Venture Prize.

In 2014 he co-founded BioMin Technologies Limited, a Queen Mary University of London spin-out, based on key patents filed on Fluoride Containing Bioactive Glasses.

Dr. Emanuele Cotroneo

UK Scientific Affairs Manager, Colgate

Emanuele Cotroneo

UK Scientific Affairs Manager, Colgate

Dr Emanuele Cotroneo is the UK Scientific Affairs Manager for Colgate.

Dr Emanuele Cotroneo holds a degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Rome (2005), and a PhD in Oral Biology (2009) from the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London.

Dr. Aylin Baysan

Aylin Baysan

Dr Aylin Basin is a reader in Cariology, at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Dr. Roshni Karia

Roshni Karia

Dr Roshni Karia is a General Dental Practitioner, as well as a part-time clinical tutor at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London.

She is also the former Vice Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK.

Anne Bedarf

Anne Bedarf

Anne Bedarf joined Colgate-Palmolive in 2017 as Global Packaging Sustainability Manager, within the Global Design & Packaging group. Prior to joining Colgate, Anne spent 9 years with the non-profit GreenBlue, managing projects for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), and also previously worked in local government and environmental consulting. While at the SPC, Anne worked with brands, retailers, packaging suppliers, local and federal governments, and non-profits to develop the on-pack How2Recycle Labeling Program. At Colgate, Anne is driving progress towards Colgate’s packaging sustainability goals, to include the recyclable tube, and collaborating with customers and groups including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) and Consumer Goods Forum (CGF).

Ann Tracy

Ann Tracy

As Colgate-Palmolive’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Ann leads Colgate’s Global Sustainability strategy and key initiatives, integrating a strong technical foundation across people, performance and planet into commercial strategic purpose. Ann holds a BA degree in Applied Science, a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Master’s of Engineering degree in Manufacturing Systems. Most recently Ann has completed a Certificate of Sustainability from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

Dr. Ben Atkins

Ben Atkins

Dr Ben Atkins is the President of the Oral Health Foundation and general dental practitioner. Prior to his current role, Ben has been a long-standing Trustee for the charity.
Ben also owned a group of dental practices in the North West of England.

His main drive in-practice is education of his patients, this is demonstrated in the practice mission statement: ‘Our mission is for all our patients to understand their mouths, preventative regime and treatment.’
As a clinician, Ben is a former tutor at Manchester Dental Hospital and a Dentist with Specialist Interest (DWSI) in restorative dentistry. His practices have a number of separate NHS contracts that cater for the oral health needs of the hard-to-reach groups as well as the general population within the current NHS Dental Pilot. Ben encourages his staff to improve the oral health of hard-to-reach patients in the UK and overseas. He has provided a mobile dental surgery in Tanzania and three of his team have undertaken voluntary work in that surgery.
His expertise away from the surgery includes – press and Parliamentary representative for the British Dental Association; Former Healthcare Commission adviser on dental complaints; Co-optee of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Public Health Advisory Committee; Member the Periodontal steering group for the Department of Health (DoH), Chairman of Salford Local Dental Committee (LDC), Performance List Panel member for NHS England. Ambassador for Wrigley’s. Ben is a father of two, husband and beekeeper.

Riaz Yar

BDS, MFDS RCS (Edin), MPhil (Restorative), DPDS, Dip Implant Dent RCS (Edin), MPros Dent RCS (Edin), FDS RCS (Edin), Masters In Soft Tissue around Teeth and Implants (Bologna).

Riaz Yar

BDS, MFDS RCS (Edin), MPhil (Restorative), DPDS, Dip Implant Dent RCS (Edin), MPros Dent RCS (Edin), FDS RCS (Edin), Masters In Soft Tissue around Teeth and Implants (Bologna).

Dr. Riaz Yar graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1999. After spending some time in general practice Dr Riaz set up his own practice in 2003 before gaining MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2005. Following this in 2008 Riaz completed an MPhil in restorative dentistry and in 2011 completed a 4-year long M Pros Dent mono-specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of Manchester.
In addition, Riaz is also an Internal examiner for the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons England and an Internal examiner for the Overseas Registration Exam and License in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons England.
As well as completing the specialty prosthodontic training, Riaz has undertaken a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies (DPDS) with the University of Bristol and a Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Dr Yar lectures nationally and internationally and is a keen advocate of postgraduate teaching and this is evident with the setting up of RED (Restorative Education of the Dental Team) Square – providing a MSc in Restorative Dentistry with University of Chester for which he was program director for 4 years.
Dr Yar has most recently completed his Masters in Soft Tissue around Implants and Teeth with Professor Zucchelli (Bologna) and completing his PG Cert in Education.
His main topic of interest is TMD and Occlusion and he runs courses nationally and internationally and he is a Specialty Dentist in TMD at Manchester Dental Hospital.

Sarah Buxton

Director and Employment and HR Solicitor, FTA Law

Sarah Buxton

Director and Employment and HR Solicitor, FTA Law

Sarah Buxton specialises in acting exclusively for dentists, dental practice owners and dental managers in all aspects of HR and employment law, and is a Director at FTA Law.

Sarah advises dental practices to make sure areas are correctly dealt with, from making changes to employment contracts to managing maternity and sickness absence. Sarah also has in-depth knowledge of working under an NHS contract and how this affects the employment relationship in a dental practice.

Christina Moss

Senior Financial Consultant

Christina Moss

Senior Financial Consultant

Christina Moss has been a Wesleyan Financial Consultant for over 13 years, during which she has been providing specialist financial advice to dental professionals. She has extensive knowledge of the financial solutions available to dental clients’, together with a full understand of NHS benefits, and for Principal Dentists their commercial planning needs. Once she understands the needs and what is important to her clients, she will provide tailored advice.

Maik Gerullis

Product Application Training Specialist for Carestream Dental

Maik Gerullis

Product Application Training Specialist for Carestream Dental

With over 30 years of experience working with the latest innovations from the brand evolution of Kodak Dental to Carestream Dental, Maik has been at the forefront of learning and understanding digital radiography and the benefits that digital solutions bring to dentistry.

Maik is responsible for training Carestream Dental staff, external partners, technicians and dentists on Carestream Dental products and technologies.

With a focus on dental Intraoral and Extraoral x-ray equipment and software and CAD/CAM technology, Maik has exceptional knowledge about all thing digital imaging.

Koula Asimakopoulou

BSc(Hons) PhD

Koula Asimakopoulou

BSc(Hons) PhD

Koula is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Registered Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC),  Koula completed her undergraduate training with a first class honours in Psychology in 1995, was awarded her doctorate (PhD) in Health Psychology in 2001 and has since undertaken further training to include qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Third Wave CBT therapies and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Koula’s work focuses on helping people take on behaviour change, deal with stressors, fears and phobias as well as supporting them in living with chronic conditions. She also works with healthcare and education professionals delivering patient-centred care in NHS and private settings.  Koula is one of three psychologists who set up and delivered the first ever NHS health psychology service designed to help people combat their fear of the dentist at Guy’s Hospital, London. Koula has an extensive record of scientific publications and regularly presents at national and international conferences. She has been an examiner for several UK and international psychology programmes, as well as undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. Part of her work involves looking after patient interests in her position of Chair of the Bromley NHS Research Ethics Committee.  She recently led the writing of national guidance on ‘Dentistry during COVID-19: Psychological advice for dental teams, policy makers, and communicators’ supported by the BPS COVID-19 Behavioural Science and Disease Prevention Taskforce and the Faculty of General Dental Practice

Bernhard von Oppeln

Dental Solutions Engineer

Bernhard von Oppeln

Dental Solutions Engineer

Bernhard von Oppeln is a Master Dental Technician with more than 20 years of experience in the dental field. He has worked full-time as a dental technician and he participated in the introduction of CAD/CAM technology in the dental profession. His first printer was a Form 2 which allowed him to have first hand experience with additive manufacturing workflows in the dental lab. This was the trigger to pursue a professional career in 3D printing and join Formlabs as the Dental Solution Engineer.

Paul Graham

Head of Dental

Paul Graham

Head of Dental

Paul Graham is the Head of Dental at specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

Paul has spearheaded the brokerage side of the dental business, driving a number of significant high-profile single asset and group transactions. He is based out of the company’s Edinburgh office, but leads an expanding multi-disciplinary team of agents and advisers across the length and breadth of the UK.

Simon Hughes

Managing Director – Medical at Christie & Co

Simon Hughes

Managing Director – Medical at Christie & Co

Simon joined Christie & Co in 1987 working across all of our trade sectors and various regions of the UK as an agency specialist. After several years in management, Simon helped set up the Christie & Co Medical team in 2013, leading the company’s expansion into pharmacy, dentistry, GP surgeries and other complimentary sectors.

A dental specialist, he works across the UK with a multi-disciplinary team of agents and advisers and focuses on larger single asset and dental group acquisitions and disposals.

Dr. Giles Ratcliffe

Practice improvement coach and former owner of Shaw & Associates Dental Surgeons in Huddersfield and Halifax

Giles Ratcliffe

Practice improvement coach and former owner of Shaw & Associates Dental Surgeons in Huddersfield and Halifax

Practice improvement coach and former owner of Shaw & Associates Dental Surgeons in Huddersfield and Halifax

Giles graduated as a dentist in Leeds in 2008 before acquiring two long established West Yorkshire practices in 2013. He built them up over six years of hard work before selling to a group operator in a landmark deal. Now, Giles, still full of enthusiasm, has decided to help other practice owners realise the potential in their business. Through his tailored business coaching service, he will look to boost profitability by making subtle changes, setting achievable targets, and ultimately transforming the performance of practices.

Dr. Chris McConnell

BDS BSc(HONS) DPDS DipImpDent RCS(Eng) FGDP (AdvCert)

Chris McConnell

BDS BSc(HONS) DPDS DipImpDent RCS(Eng) FGDP (AdvCert)

Dr Chris McConnell is a private dentist based in Cornwall with a special in advanced dental treatments including implants, sedation, cosmetic and digital dentistry. He has two practices, a General Practice, and a bespoke designed clinic that focuses on the digital workflow in cosmetic and implant dentistry. Chris is President Elect of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is a Key Opinion Leader with a number of International companies, as well as founder of the REAL Dentist course which teaches Dentists how to maximise efficiencies in practice.  Chris has an enthusiasm for straight talking dental education, cutting through a lot of the fakery that is out there and regularly lectures on dental efficiencies and advanced implant and cosmetic solutions using digital dentistry to improve your results, income generation and patient outcomes.

Dr. Carol Somerville Roberts

BDS MFDS (Edin)

Carol Somerville Roberts

BDS MFDS (Edin)

Carol Somerville Roberts graduated from Bristol Dental School in 1996, from there she did her VT in Shepton Mallet and then spent the next 3 years in hospital dentistry carrying out oral surgery. She then continued her career in a fully NHS practice as an associate but moved on after 9 months to a private practice. She spent the next 8 years there as an associate before opening Evolve Dentistry, a private squat dental practice, in January 2009 in Portishead just outside Bristol. Evolve has grown from a team of 4 to a team of 16 in the past 12 years. As well as developing her dental skills with a passion for lifelong learning, Carol completed a PGCert in Non-surgical Facial Aesthetic at Salford University in 2020. She joined the BACD in 2007 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2019.

Andy Toy

MMedSci BDS MFGDP(UK)

Andy Toy

MMedSci BDS MFGDP(UK)

Dr Andy Toy is a Platinum Elite Invisalign dentist and International Clinical Speaker on Invisalign.  He has created the Aligner TCO Network an online community supporting Invisalign TCOs with free CPD, resources and advice www.alignertco.com .He is also CEO of The Dental Business Academy, providing online Level 2,3 and 4 qualifications for all dental team members, including the Advanced Diploma in Treatment Coordination  https://drandytoy.co.uk/dental-courses/

Derek Uittenbroek

Derek Uittenbroek

Derek is the founder and CEO of Ignite Growth, a growth agency that specialises in helping ambitious healthcare businesses grow. They take the guess-work out of attracting high-value patients by running targeted advertising campaigns that are predictable and measurable. Having worked with over 150 Invisalign providers across the UK, they have become experts at getting patients into the dental chair.

Sharon King

Sharon King

Sharon King is an NMC registered nurse, an independent
prescriber, board member of the British Association of
Cosmetic Nurses, member of the Aesthetic Complications
Expert Group, Nursing Director of Cosmedic Pharmacy,
Medical Director of 3D-lipolite, Editorial Advisory Panel
for Aesthetic Magazine, Clinical Trainer and Consultant
for Sinclair Pharma, Field Clinical Specialist in dermal
Fillers and regularly trains on behalf of many leading
aesthetic companies.

Dr. Simon Zokaie

Simon Zokaie

Dr Simon Zokaie is the medical director at Linia Skin Clinic, Harley street.
He qualified from University of Manchester in 2003 and underwent his
medical training in London. He gained membership to the Royal College
of Physicians (MRCP) and subsequently spent over 4 years training in
dermatology. His interest lies in the treatment of acne, rosacea,
pigmentation, psoriasis as well as skin lesions.

He also practices cosmetic dermatology and offers his patients a variety
of non and minimally invasive treatments to improve the appearance of
their skin and to minimise the visible effects of premature skin ageing.
He uses different regimes which include, topical products, anti-wrinkle
injections, dermal fillers and threads to treat the face in a 3D manner to
rejuvenate and lift, as well as other devices to tighten and lift.

He is also the Medical Advisor for a global dermatology pharmaceutical
company and a key opinion leader to numerous cosmeceutical
companies. Dr Zokaie is passionate about standards in his practice and
ensures that along with day-to-day clinic work, he also attends as many
conferences and meetings as possible.

Dr. Sophie Shotter

Sophie Shotter

Dr Sophie Shotter hit the aesthetics scene six years ago
and has built a commendable reputation amongst her
peers, having garnered notoriety as an expert aesthetics
trainer and commendable injector, as well as gathering
Numerous awards for her business acumen and winning
the most coveted of awards in 2019 for Best Clinic South
England.

Dr Sophie is founder and medical director of the
award-winning Illuminate Skin Clinic in Kent. She opened
this premium clinic four years ago with a vision of delivering
a selection of the best holistic services that blend aesthetics
with wellness, teamed with an unrivalled patient consultation
protocol. Dr Sophie has a passion for achieving natural,
balanced results with injectables and threads, supported with
good in-clinic skin treatments, such as peels and
collagen-induction therapy.

Dr. Vincent Wong

Vincent Wong

Dr Vincent Wong is one of London’s leading cosmetic doctors. He is trained in advanced nonsurgical cosmetic treatments and is a specialist in facial balancing and harmony. GMC registered, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Medicine (First Class Honours) from the University of St Andrews and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Aberdeen.
Dr Vincent has won a number of awards for his work and has been shortlisted as one of the Ultimate 100 Global Aesthetics Leaders. He is also on the judging panel for Miss Universe Great Britain as well as My Face My Body Awards (UK & USA). In addition, Dr Vincent also specialises in feminisation and masculinisation of faces within the LGBTQ+ community.
He is often sought after for his expert opinion and has featured in a number of popular press (Vogue, Forbes, Grazia and Tatler) and on various television channels. He has also appeared on various radio chat shows, including BBC Radios.

Dalvi Humzah

BSc(Hons), MBBS (Hons) ,AKC, FRCS, FRCS (Plast), MBA

Dalvi Humzah

BSc(Hons), MBBS (Hons) ,AKC, FRCS, FRCS (Plast), MBA

Mr Dalvi Humzah is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council and his name appears on their Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery. He is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic Surgeons(BAPRAS), the United Kingdom Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons(UKAAPS),  American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He has been voted Aesthetic Practitioner of the Year 2016-17 and won multiple awards for his teaching in Facial Aesthetics.

Mr Humzah has always taken an active interest in teaching and training. He has been the STEP® Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow. He was previously the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee at the Nuffield Health Wolverhampton Hospital, Chairman of the Greater Midlands Skin Cancer Group and Co-Chairman of the UK Botulinum Toxin Group for Aesthetics. He is a national and international presenter and is a Key Opinion Leader and Scientific Advisory Board Member to the Aesthetic Sector.  He sits on the Private Practice Committee of the BMA and the Continuing Education Committee of  ASPS/PSF. He is Chairman of the Educational Board of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine.

As the Medical Director and Lead Tutor of Medicos Rx he has been involved in delivering the multi-award winning Dalvi Humzah Aesthetic Training courses: Advanced Facial Anatomy, Complications, Injectable Training and Training Aesthetic Trainers. He is a founding member of the Academy of Clinical Educators at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and delivers Anatomical teaching, with dissections, internationally.Mr Humzah offers plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic procedures.

Mr Humzah was appointed to his first Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery post in 1998 and has maintained a Private Practice since that time.

Mr Humzah is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons and has been the Tutor for their STEP® distance learning programme. He is  the Lead on the Clinical Advisory Board for the Aesthetics Journal, the Aesthetics Sub-Editor for PMFA and Deputy Editor for e-LPRAS.

In his spare time he can be found on his vegetable patch or greenhouse growing vegetables and exotic plants…

Dr. Martyn King

Martyn King

Dr Martyn King is a GMC registered doctor and the Director of Cosmedic Skin Clinic, a highly successful, award winning private aesthetic clinic as well as Cosmedic Online, Cosmedic Pharmacy and the ACE Group. He is a recognised expert in the field of cosmetic medicine, national and international accredited trainer and he has published multiple articles in leading aesthetic journals.  He is a respected conference speaker and demonstrator with experience at FACE, IMCAS, AMWC, CCR, ACE, Aesthetic Medicine Live, BCAM, BACN, JAN and BAS.  He is the Chair of the Aesthetics Complications Expert Group, a member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine and Board member for the British Association of Sclerotherapists. He is the Key Opinion Leader and Brand Ambassador for several leading companies and undertakes training, workshops, seminars and studies on their behalf. He has completed a Masters Degree with Distinction in non-surgical aesthetic practice and won the Outstanding Achievement award in the Aesthetic Awards in 2019.

Dr Martyn King is passionate about raising standards within the industry, promoting best practice and treating all patients with honesty and integrity.

Jackie Knight

Jackie Knight

Jackie started practising as an Aesthetic Nurse over 25 years ago working for a well-known chain of clinics.  She assisted clients pre and post-operatively whilst they underwent cosmetic surgery.  Ten years later Jackie opened her first clinic in Surrey as non-surgical treatments became more popular, such as the original collagen injections.

Fifteen years ago Jackie set up a clinic in Brighton with a particular interest in skin and promoting and advising on good skin health prior to undertaking any cosmetic surgery or injectable treatments.  Jackie takes a pride in analysing lifestyles, assessing their existing home care routines and providing personalised skincare regimes with high grade cosmoceuticals with active ingredients for clients’ particular skin care concerns.  Jackie considers analysis and assessment of a patient and reviewing their skin is essential prior to undergoing other non-surgical treatments such as lasers, intense pulsed light or re-contouring treatments.

Jackie keeps up-to-date with new developments in the aesthetic and cosmetic surgery fields and places great importance on staff development and training in her clinic.

In her spare time, she enjoys personal training twice a week and also swims in the sea which is on her doorstep (lucky Jackie!).

Maria Papavergos

Maria Papavergos

Maria (@thelifestyledentist) is a forward-thinking general dentist with a 360 approach to oral health, viewing the mouth as the gateway to the whole body. With over 10 years clinical experience, she is on a mission to shine a light on the importance of the oral microbiome. She hopes to empower and energise patients with the knowledge to nurture their own mouth’s microbiome and reap the rewards of overall health. A practising yoga instructor and passionate advocate of healthy living, her preventative philosophy and mindful approach to oral health encompasses how lifestyle and nutrition play a key role in achieving oral and overall health. Maria is based in rural South West Scotland, where she hosts yoga and wellbeing retreats on her family estate, championing the dental perspective.

Maria has also created a website: thelifestyledentist.co.uk as a resource for patients to understand the microbiome of their mouths.

 

Hiraa Jamil

Hiraa Jamil

Originally from Greater Manchester, Hiraa recently graduated from the University of Birmingham as a dentist. Currently, Hiraa’s completing her Dental Foundation Training year as part of the Telford Scheme.

Paul Barnfather

Paul Barnfather

Paul Barnfather has been a specialist dental financial adviser with Wesleyan Financial Services for over seven years. Paul has worked for an additional 10 years in various roles at Halifax, Lloyds and NatWest. Paul has a wealth of experience working with dental professionals offering tailored advice to meet their needs.

John Lewis

John Lewis

John has been a qualified dentist for 35 years and is Principal of Ghyllmount Dental, a private and referral practice in Penrith, Cumbria. As well as being a Trustee and volunteer for Confidental he’s also been an FD trainer, Mentor, LDC Chair and CQC SpA. Outside of dentistry he’s a keen rower and pre-COVID-19 could be found on the water most days.

Nathan Wallis

Nathan Wallis

Nathan Wallis has over a decade of corporate communications and colleague engagement experience working across HR, media relations and internal communications. He has experience in multiple industries from financial services (Wesleyan, HBOS), public services (Amey plc) and the civil service (Highways England). In his early career, Nathan moved from a technical financial role into PR and helped highstreet bank Halifax navigate the tricky media landscape during the 2008 financial crash. Since then, he has gained experience in a wider portfolio of roles, leading communications, strategy, engagement, culture and corporate responsibility. He is now Chief of Staff for specialist financial mutual Wesleyan as well as a trustee for a Multi-Academy Trust.

Sarah Jarvis

Sarah Jarvis

Sarah Jarvis, is a professional banker who has been working in healthcare for over 10 years and she brings a wealth of experience from different banking backgrounds. She started her career as a business manager in the Baker street area and was immersed in the healthcare industry. During this time her interest in the sector bloomed. In her time as Healthcare Relationship Manager she has helped 100s of dentists to buy or upgrade their dream practices.

Leo Briggs

Leo Briggs

Leo Briggs is deputy head of the DDU. He qualified from University College Hospital, London, in 1989. Leo has worked in the community dental service and in general dental practice. Leo gained a masters degree in periodontology from the Eastman in 1995 and is on the GDC specialist register. From 1995-2017 he provided specialist periodontal treatment in both the salaried dental services and private practice. In January 2016 he became deputy head of the DDU.

Rayan Skafi

Rayan Skafi

Dr. Rayan Skafi received his DMD degree from the University of Saint-Joseph where he also earned a certificate of advanced graduate studies in prosthodontics. He worked in a private dental practice for four years before pursuing a master’s degree in biotechnologies management from ESCP Europe in Paris. After that, he started working at Dental Monitoring, a leading innovator of dental technology, as a Clinical Education Officer. Dr. Skafi works closely with global Key Opinion Leaders in the dental industry to develop and implement a strong educational program teaching dental professionals how to adopt innovative technologies, such as AI-driven solutions and teledentistry, in order to evolve their practices.
Dr. Skafi believes that patient empowerment and technological development are making space for the delocalization of healthcare, requiring not only the adoption of disruptive technologies but also changes in stakeholders’ systems and attitudes.

Philippe Salah

Philippe Salah

Philippe Salah graduated from the prestigious École Polytechnique in Paris, France, with a PhD in Biophysics. He fell in love with orthodontics after partnering with an orthodontist to build Harmony, a company that made custom lingual treatments with a fully digital workflow. By 2014, Philippe had already realized that Artificial Intelligence was the next frontier in medical care, and so he brought together a team of engineers and orthodontists and created Dental Monitoring, the world’s first AI-based system for treatment monitoring, practice management, and patient communication.

Dr. Owen Crotty

Owen Crotty

Principal at Crotty Orthodontics in Cork since 1992 and with over 30 years as a specialist, Dr. Crotty has seen orthodontics evolve from analogue to digital systems. Invisalign certified in 2006 and SureSmile certified in 2011, he is at the leading edge of digitally assisted orthodontics. He is an Invisalign faculty member and international speaker, and has beta tested products for both Invisalign and for SureSmile. He first used Dental Monitoring in 2015 and has experienced its rapid development from an interesting & innovative tool to a leader in what is likely to be the next “big thing” in orthodontics.

Dr. Shiraz Khan

Shiraz Khan

Dr Shiraz Khan graduated from the University of Birmingham Dental School in 2013. Having successfully completed foundation training and winning several prizes, he finished his dental core training in a range of specialisms including Restorative Dentistry at Croydon University Hospital, Guys and St Thomas’s.
He is currently placed in private practice in the heart of London and suburban Hemel Hempstead. Shiraz has heightened his profile at this albeit early stage, being invited to lecture to young dentists around the country, as well as having lectured internationally. He has recently completed his Masters in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham and invests time into his career development and experience, regularly sharing with like-minded professionals.

Dr. Quintus Van Tonder

Quintus Van Tonder

Dr van Tonder qualified at the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Province, South Africa in 2000 with a BChD degree. After completion of his studies, he worked for a year in a state clinic in the Mosselbay region in South Africa. During this time, he treated thousands of underprivileged patients in need of care. In 2001 he moved to the UK.

In 2011 he completed a diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry taking a keen interest in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. He loves technology and is constantly looking to implement the latest innovations in the practice that will benefit our customers. One of these is the CEREC System.

Since investing in the system, he has completed a tremendous amount of training and has built up a wealth of experience in working with this system to create beautiful smiles and restore patients’ dentition, not only functionally, but also aesthetically.

Patrik Zachrisson

Patrik Zachrisson

Patrik Zachrisson is a Key Opinion Leader with CEREC by Dentsply Sirona, a leader in digital Dental technologies and Planmeca, provider of dental equipment intraoral scanners, milling machines and is a founding partner and course director for Digital Dental Academy, teaching and mentoring fellow dentists advanced techniques in Restorative, Implant Dentistry & Orthodontics in digital dentistry.

Patrik Zachrisson is an international speaker on implants, orthodontics and digital dentistry and sits as Vice President of the International Digital Dental Academy and is on the orthodontic and on the laboratory committees.

Chris Lefkaditis

Chris Lefkaditis

He is one of the three founding members and a course director for the Digital Dental Academy and regularly provides courses to share his knowledge and experience with the aim to inspire colleagues to adopt modern technologies with good working protocols.

Chris was one of the pioneers of Digital Dentistry in the UK, having mastered the CEREC ecosystem and chairside ceramics since CEREC entered the UK market over a decade ago. Chris is widely respected as a dental materials Master, with an unparalleled knowledge in CAD CAM materials and the treatment of these materials in practice and the lab.

The combination of his knowledge of CAD/CAM dentistry and implantology has
also enabled Chris to be at the forefront of guided implant surgery having used several generations of computer aided design software. Chris is a respected lecturer and mentor and uses this vast knowledge in his role as Vice President of the International Digital Dental Academy.