Dental Experts

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

CEO of Together Dental

Sanjay Shah

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 a Senior Area Manager 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.

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.

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.

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 multi-award winning Dental Hygienist practicing 5 days a week across general, referral and Direct Access practices.

After graduating from Leeds in 2001, she went on to complete the National Certificate in Counselling Skills & Behavioural Therapy in order to offer additional support to those patients with dental anxieties and elevated emotional needs. In 2016 she underwent additional training in Switzerland to become a certified Swiss Dental Academy Trainer. She now delivers education courses both nationally and internationally within The Dental Industry.

Faye is current chairperson for the North East region of the BSDHT and is a key opinion leader for OralB.

Faye has twice been voted winner of UK’s Best Dental Hygienist and once voted winner of UK’s Dental Hygienist of the Year. She is an experienced and highly motivated Hygienist who’s passion lays in delivering high quality, prevention based, patient centred care.

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 and 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.

Rudi is extremely passionate about digital dentistry and was key to EvoDental launching their new digital workflow, allowing them to determine tooth position and occlusal scheme without any manual registration steps in the mouth. This has resulted in day-of-surgery prosthetics, that are 100% true to their design, which 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 advisors 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 Financial Consultant with Wesleyan Financial Services for over six 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 and offers tailored advice to meet the needs of dental clients.

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.

Owen Crotty

Owen Crotty

Owen qualified as a dentist in 1984 in University College Cork and went on to study and qualify as an Orthodontic Specialist in 1991 from the Eastman Dental Hospital in London.
In 1992 Owen returned to Ireland and set up his private specialist practice. He now has two practices.
Owen went down the digital route in the early 2000’s. It is an area that fascinates him.
He was Invisalign certified in 2006 and Suresmile certified in 2011.
He offers all treatment types in his practice and sometimes mixes different varieties of treatments to offer a complete bespoke, individual, orthodontic solution.
Owen first began using DM in 2015 and came completely onboard in 2020.
Various …
On Invisalign first global pilot study 2017
2017..joined the Align faculty. Owen lectures worldwide for Align.
He is a key opinion leader and
He beta-tests products for both Align and Dentsply (Suresmile).
Owen is part of the Align mandibular advancement expert group. (EMEA)
He also lectures nationally and internationally on orthodontics particularly in relation to digital technology.
Owen is a member of the UK and Ireland Advisory Board for Invisalign.
Owen is the top Invisalign provider for children in Ireland.
Other…
Owen was president of the Orthodontic Society of Ireland 2010/11
Owen was the international representative for Ireland on both EFOSA (European Federation Orthodontic Society Association) and FEO (Federation of European Orthodontists) between 2007 /2017.

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.

Dr. Adam Nulty

BChD MJDF RCS Eng PGCert MSc (Dist.) MAcadMed

Adam Nulty

BChD MJDF RCS Eng PGCert MSc (Dist.) MAcadMed

Adam, the “Digital Dentist”, is a highly experienced clinician with a special interest in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry, Digital Dentistry and Implantology.

In 2013 he completed a Master of Science degree in Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry from the University Of Manchester, achieving a Distinction and is currently researching guided implantology in a PhD at Leeds University
Adam lectures and Mentors on the Restorative and Aesthetics MSc for Manchester University and is Course Director and Lecturer for the SMOP Guided Implant System. He currently sits as President of the International Digital Dental Academy, co-founding the unbiased platform for Digital Dentistry along with the Digital Dental Academy Courses.

Shortlisted, Finalist and Winner of several industry awards, from Best Young Dentist 2013,2014,2015 and 2017 to Best Dental Team and Best Oral Health Promoter 2014 & 2015 and winner of several categories in the 2015 and 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards. Overall a respected lecturer and mentor in the field of 3D radiolograpy, digital dentistry, implant planning and template guided implant placement.

Victoria Wilson

Victoria Wilson

Victoria began her journey as a dental therapist at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London, in 2001 and continued to work within both in the NHS and private sector in the UK, and UAE private sector.  She is the founder and former President of the Emirates Dental Hygienist Club. Victoria currently consults and is a key opinion leader for multiple industry leaders and runs the Smile Revolution, an oral health promotional entity driving leadership in dentistry, through oral health promotion.

Paul Griffiths

Specialist Dental Financial Consultant

Paul Griffiths

Specialist Dental Financial Consultant
As a Wesleyan Financial Consultant, Paul Griffiths, specialises in providing bespoke financial advice to individuals and business involved in dentistry.

With over 25 years’ experience, Paul has extensive knowledge of the financial solutions available to dental clients’, skilled in providing clients with a full understanding of their NHS benefits, and for Principal Dentists their commercial planning needs.

Dr. Elisa Praderi

Clinical Protocols & KoL Manager, Formlabs

Elisa Praderi

Clinical Protocols & KoL Manager, Formlabs

Dr. Elisa Praderi is a trained dentist who graduated from Universidad Católica del Uruguay in 2017. She conducted a research study in the area of esthetic dentistry which she presented in the 96th General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research as a Unilever Hatton Award Competitor. She has worked at the University’s emergency service and in private dental practice for the last 3 years. Elisa has always been interested in dental materials, clinical workflows and technology integration in the daily practice. These components were the triggers that made her pursue a professional career in 3D printing and join Formlabs in 2019 as the Clinical Protocols & KOL Manager.

Charlie Laity

Charlie Laity

Charlie Laity is an Product and Application Specialist at 3Shape UK. He is the chief educational specialist for 3Shape’s Clinical Solutions, such as TRIOS, TRIOS Design Studio and 3Shape’s Orthodontic Solutions. Charlie is a qualified Dental Technician, with a BSc in Dental Technology, and used 3Shape’s digital innovations in a commercial environment before his employment with 3Shape.

Alison Edisbury

Alison Edisbury

Alison Edisbury is a dental hygienist and therapist with 12 years’ experience in private dental practice, focusing on oral health promotion and behaviour change, periodontal treatment, Guided Biofilm Therapy and tooth whitening.

Professor Nicola West

Nicola West

Nicola West is a Professor/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (Periodontology) at Bristol Dental Hospital. Nicola leads the Dental Clinical Trials Unit,  is the Secretary General of the European Federation of Periodontology and President Elect of the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Victoria Sampson

Victoria Sampson

Dr Sampson is an award-winning dentist who combines excellent professional, up-to-date knowledge and skills with a passionate drive for preventive dentistry. She believes this helps patients to avoid or detect any emerging problems early.

Dr. Ian Gordon

Dental Director Riverdale Healthcare

Ian Gordon

Dental Director Riverdale Healthcare

Ian Gordon graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1984. He returned to his native North Yorkshire before starting The Dental Centre Group in 1989 which expanded to include 4 practices across Teesside. In 2008 he founded Alpha Vitality Group with his wife and business partners, which expanded to 10 practices across the North from York to Chester Le Street, with significant NHS, Private, Referral and Orthodontic commitments.
Ian has been involved in Dental Politics and Vocational Training throughout his career. He is currently Chair of North Yorkshire and Vice Chair of Yorkshire Regional Council of Local Dental Committees. Ian retains a clinical commitment providing NHS and Private dental treatment. He was previously a  dento-legal advisor for Dental Protection and is currently a dento-legal advisor to Densura. Ian is part of management team of The Association of Dental Groups, which represents many of the larger Corporates and Groups in the UK but has a primary role as Dental Director of Riverdale Healthcare, who acquired the Alpha Vitality Group in 2018, as part of their senior management team who are taking the existing practices to the next level through investment and growth. Riverdale has recently acquired Devonshire House in Cambridge and now operates 27 practices primarily still in North Yorkshire and the North East.

Dr. Paul Abrahams

Paul Abrahams

Dr Paul Abrahams is the principal dentist at SmileMore and has worked in North London for 21 years providing general and cosmetic dental care.

Dr Paul Abrahams heads up the SmileMore Dental Care team. He qualified at Guys Dental Hospital in 1989, and has undertaken extensive post graduate studies in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry since.

“We strive to exceed your expectations and provide you with exceptional dental care.”

He is committed to on-going training in all areas of dentistry to ensure he is a leader in all dental fields, particularly cosmetics. He is a board member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) being responsible for organising its national conference.

Dr Abrahams has a personable approach, always giving clear explanations to his patients. This combined with his extensive experience, helps him deliver the best possible dental care and long term oral health, across a wide-range of treatments for everyone.

He takes great pride in providing dental care for all the family in a friendly and caring environment.

Dr. Raj Rattan

Dental Director, Dental Protection

Raj Rattan

Dental Director, Dental Protection

Raj Rattan graduated from University College Hospital, London. After a short spell as an associate, he became a partner at a practice in Oxford and later acquired additional practices in Bromley, Kent. His career portfolio includes consultancy and advisory services to the NHS, Corporate and Private sector. He is a former Policy Adviser at the Department of Health and been heavily involved in postgraduate dental education for over 25 years – first as a Programme Director and more recently as Strategic Associate Dean in London. His publications include articles, contributions to books and e-learning resources, and he is the author/co-author of a number of textbooks on various aspects of general dental practice. He has sat on a number of editorial boards over the years and has lectured extensively throughout the UK, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and the Caribbean. He has worked at Dental Protection for over 20 years as a part-time dento-legal adviser and senior dento-legal consultant and is now Dental Director. Outside dentistry, his interests include motorsport, creative writing and he is active member of The Magic Circle.

Dr. Sam Jethwa

Sam Jethwa

Sam is an award-winning dentist and has special interests in restoring patients smiles using Smile Design, Dental Implants, Invisible Braces, and more. Sam lectures on the topic of smile makeovers and is Director of Technology and a Committee Chair at The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Sam has been nominated as a finalist for two years running, for Best Young Dentist UK.

He invests heavily in his own Postgraduate training. He has been trained in Digital Smile Design (DSD) and Emotional Dentistry by world-class cosmetic dentists, so can design your perfect smile using latest 3D technology and translate this to reality to show you how you could look before you decide to go ahead with treatment.

He has completed his fellowship examinations and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and is a qualified clinical teacher after completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow and is an active lecturer and advisor for students looking to pursue dental careers.

He is on the Board of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and a full member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and sits on the Education Committee and Chair the Young Membership Committee at the BACD. His involvement in the BACD allows him to remain at the forefront of minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry. Dr Jethwa has completed a dental implant qualification at The Cambridge Academy of Implantology.

Sam takes pleasure in providing a detailed patient experience and with their complete involvement his every step of the way.

His recent publication includes that on cosmetic dentistry and success in function.

Loven Ganeswaran

Founder of Chairsyde, Principal Dentist and FD trainer

Loven Ganeswaran

Founder of Chairsyde, Principal Dentist and FD trainer

Loven Ganeswaran has been practising dentistry in Sunninghill, Berkshire for the past 10 years as well as spending 6 years as an FD trainer. In 2015, Loven and friend Kiri founded Chairsyde after deciding to take what they know about dentistry and tech to improve oral health education in the UK.

Off the back of a life-changing trip to Sri Lanka, where they provided dental treatment in orphanages, they realised the power of education. They spent their days teaching children about oral health and found that the lessons that really stuck were the ones that had a visual and musical element.

Loven wanted to take this insight and inspiration and create a product that would engage and empower patients. As a dentist himself, Loven often spent time drawing pictures of teeth on the back of his day list, explaining conditions to patients. He knew that dentists need a tool that sits by their side and educates patients on their procedures as they go.

By appealing to the patient’s eyes and ears, and providing an interactive patient journey, the Chairsyde founders created a better way to communicate, engage and educate patients whilst increasing access for those who need it.

Armed with a vision for better dental education, Loven and Kiri launched Chairsyde – a dentist’s best friend. Their mission is to help dentists create exceptional patient experiences around the world, so they can grow their practice, transform health and mitigate risk.

Laura Edgar

PGCE. Undergraduate degree in decontamination of reusable invasive medical instruments.

Laura Edgar

PGCE. Undergraduate degree in decontamination of reusable invasive medical instruments.

Laura is an expert dental decontamination trainer and fully qualified teacher with a special interest in DUWL and biofilms.
She is the Managing Director of Aura Infection control, the UK and Ireland’s leading provider of infection control services and products to the dental sector. Laura also holds a position at the Infection Prevention Society and is a highly experienced speaker on the dental conference circuit.

Laura has developed her knowledge and experience of dental decontamination with a degree in decontamination of reusable invasive medical instruments from Anglia Ruskin University. In addition, she has worked in dental decontamination for over 10 years.

Dr. Skipp Truitt Skipp Truitt

Skipp Truitt

Dr. Truitt received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor University.

Dr. Truitt is a member of:

The American Dental Association

  • The Texas Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International Association of Orthodontics
  • The American Orthodontics Society
  • The American Association of Functional Orthopedics
  • The American Society of Dentistry for Children
  • The Australian Association of Orthopedics and Orthodontics

Dr. Truitt is a respected author and has published several textbooks on maxillofacial orthopedics, orthodontics, cephalometrics, and Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction. In addition, he has published numerous articles in professional publications around the world.

In addition to the conducting seminars, Dr. Truitt and the CFOO team act as a consultants in clinics in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, South Africa, Australia, and Asia. Over 200,000 patients have been treated worldwide.

Ross Drynan

Ross Drynan

As the Customer Success Manager at Software of Excellence, Ross has years of first-hand experience in the challenges and opportunities that the industry faces. Working closely with practices, Ross is passionate about understanding the drivers and behaviours within the team and using data to help practices reach their full potential. Ross regularly delivers leadership, communication and data workshops, whilst continuing his work with evolving the Customer Success programme

Professor Ama Johal

BDS (Hons), MSc, PhD, FDS, MOrth RCS, DMS, FDS (Orth) RCS, FHEA.

Ama Johal

BDS (Hons), MSc, PhD, FDS, MOrth RCS, DMS, FDS (Orth) RCS, FHEA.

Ama is a Professor of Orthodontics & Consultant Orthodontist at Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary College, University of London. He is regarded as a leading UK authority on the management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea using dental appliances referred to as mandibular advancement appliances, having completed a PhD in the field. As such, he is a recognised International expert in the management of snoring conditions using these dental appliances and actively works with sleep doctors with equal specialisation in the field.

Dr. Pynadath George

MFDS RCPS, DRDP, MSc Rest Dent, PGDip, MSc Imp Dent

Pynadath George

MFDS RCPS, DRDP, MSc Rest Dent, PGDip, MSc Imp Dent

Dr Pynadath George is at the forefront of teaching and mentoring Full Arch Implant Dentistry. He has been running Full Arch Implant courses for over 6 years and has trained numerous dentists during this period. Dr George’s scope of practice is advanced restorative dentistry and dental implants including advanced bone grafting in complex full arch cases with pterygoid and zygomatic implants. Dr George previously taught Restorative Dentistry and implants as a teacher and lecturer at the Liverpool Dental School. In addition, he worked as a Staff Grade in a tertiary level hospital treating cancer patients with fixed and removal prosthetics utilising implants.

Prof. Christian Mehl

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Habil Christian J. Mehl

Christian Mehl

Prof. Dr. med. dent. Habil Christian J. Mehl

Prof. Christian Mehl is a Specialist prosthodontist certified by the German Society of Prosthodontics (DGPro) and the General Dental Council (GDC). Prof. Mehl qualified in implantology in 2007 and is certified by the German Society of Implantologie (DGI). His PhD and most of his research has been in the field of implantology, bone augmentation surgery, immediate implant placement, complete oral rehabilitations and reconstructive periodontal surgery.

He has been working in dentistry for over 20 years and continues to find the developments exciting, both, as a scientist and clinician. Christian is a Professor at the University of Kiel and is actively involved in the clinical research and development of dental implant systems. He regularly publishes articles in national and international specialist magazines and lectures internationally.

Eddie Crouch

Eddie Crouch

Eddie was elected as chair of the board at the BDA in September 2020. Before that, he served as deputy chair between 2014 and 2020. He was secretary of Birmingham Local Dental Committee for over 10 years and was also chair.

He qualified in 1984 from Kings and now provides orthodontic care for patients in south Birmingham in two locations, having previously been a clinical assistant in orthodontics. He has previously chaired the Annual Conference of LDCs and the West Midlands Association of LDCs, held the post of president of the Central Counties Branch and served on the GDPC Committee for over 10 years.

Clare Robinson

Clare Robinson

Clare Robinson started her education at the University of Liverpool in 1999. Her first degree was obtained in clinical engineering. After this she progressed onto dentistry and graduated from Liverpool in 2007. She went on to complete her vocational training year in general practice. Whilst in general practice she obtained her PGCert in endodontics at the University of Chester.
She became principal of her first NHS dental practice in 2011. In 2017 she was appointed as a clinical supervisor for NHS England and enjoyed mentoring a fellow dentist. She is an elected member of the Liverpool Dental Committee and has most recently founded The Dental Cafe – a direct access prevention centre.
Clare is part of NHSE clinical entrepreneur programme. During the pandemic Clare was appointed as an executive member of the COVID recovery team for Cheshire and Merseyside. Her practice acted as an urgent care centre throughout the pandemic and continues to do so.

Simon Thackeray

Simon Thackeray

Simon has been a GDP since qualifying in 1991, initially in the NHS, and since 2005 in private practice in Nottinghamshire. Simon sits on the GDPC committee of the BDA and is also a past BDA Branch President for South Yorkshire. He also recently gained his Master of Laws.

Dr. Jonathan Dean

Dip CDT RCS (Eng), LBIDST

Jonathan Dean

Dip CDT RCS (Eng), LBIDST

Jonathan Dean is owner and senior technician of C&J Dental Technologists, a small dental laboratory producing exclusively private implant, crown and bridge and prosthetic work. Qualifying as a dental technician in 2000, Jonathan went on to qualify as a Clinical Dental Technician in 2008 (one of the first CDT’s in the UK). Jonathan serves an advisory board member of the British Association of Clinical Dental Technicians (BACDT).

Over the last 11 years, C&J Dental Technologists has completed over 400 immediate load cases as more patients are demanding same day results. TeethXpress cases have become the main part of Jonathan’s workload.

Dr. Paul Swanson

BDS MFGDPUK DipImpDentRCSEng MSc (Implant)

Paul Swanson

BDS MFGDPUK DipImpDentRCSEng MSc (Implant)

Paul Swanson qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2000. Dr Swanson has since completed or received several qualifications and certifications including his MFGDP qualification in 2003, a Post Graduate Certificate in Conscious sedation in 2004, a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Advanced Certificate in Bone Grafting in 2008, and a Master of Science degree in Implant Dentistry from Queen Mary University of London in 2011.

Over the last 10 years, the volume and complexity of Dr Swanson’s cases have naturally increased. Paul’s clinical practice is now limited to Implant Dentistry and he owns a specialist referral practice in Liverpool where he contributes to the multidisciplinary cases performed by his team.

Dr Swanson mentors dentists at both entry level and advanced implantology while contributing to study clubs in his region. Paul is a tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons Diploma in Implant Dentistry, the ITI Study Club Director for Liverpool, and the co-director of IDEAL, an organisation that manages dental courses for all members of the dental team.

Dr. Marcos White

Marcos White

Marcos White is an international speaker for Invisalign and Itero. He is a Diamond level provider and has completed 1000 cases. He is recognised as one of the UK’s most prominent opinion leaders for digital dentistry and intra oral scanning.

His fully private practice in the heart of Yorkshire has seen transformative revenue growth and clinical efficiencies through committing to digital innovation.
Marcos has built his own on site digital lab that produces every dental and implant restoration needed for his thriving practice and some key national customers.
Marcos now holds a course once a month at his practice to draw the curtain on what is possible when you truly commit to digital dentistry.

Marcos White qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 2000. He completed post graduate certificate courses in Restorative and Implant dentistry under Professor Paul Tipton and a PG Certificate in Implantology from Warwick University.
Marcos is recognised as one of the UK’s most prominent opinion leaders for digital dentistry and intra oral scanning. He is an international speaker for Invisalign and Itero. He is a KOL for Adin and has digitally restored over 1000 Adin implants.

Marcos has built his own on site digital lab that produces every dental and implant restoration needed for his thriving practice and some key national customers.
Marcos presents live surgeries and lectures at his practice every month to demonstrate what is possible when you truly commit to digital implant dentistry.

Dr. Lara Watson

BM, BSc, BMedSci, BSc, MRCS(Eng), BDS(Hons)

Lara Watson

BM, BSc, BMedSci, BSc, MRCS(Eng), BDS(Hons)

Lara is passionate about empowering healthcare professionals to channel their inner creativity through the art of facial aesthetics. As a dual qualified doctor and dentist, she works as a maxillofacial surgery SpR in the Oxford deanery. Having graduated in medicine with additional degrees in advanced human anatomy and research, Lara went on to achieve a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours at King’s College, London.

With full membership to the Royal College of Surgeons, Lara teaches at various surgical skills workshops for the college and the wider surgical community and was commended for founding and co-ordinating an international undergraduate surgical teaching programme.

Through her dual qualification and background in head and neck surgery, Lara’s extensive understanding of facial anatomy enables her to deliver the highest standard of theoretical teaching in the principles of safe practice in facial aesthetics.

As a Key Opinion Leader for the global pharmaceutical group Gladerma, Lara brings her experience of performing on the international stage to enhance the delivery of both the theoretical and practical training standards at Acquisition Aesthetics.

Dr. Priyanka Chadha

MBBS (Lond), BSc(hons), DPMSA(Lond), MRCS(Eng), MSc(Lond)

Priyanka Chadha

MBBS (Lond), BSc(hons), DPMSA(Lond), MRCS(Eng), MSc(Lond)

Dr Chadha is the joint CEO of Acquisition Aesthetics, a full member of the Royal College of Surgeons and a Plastic Surgery doctor in London. After graduating with a Distinction in Medicine and a Distinction in Surgery, she ranked first in the UK for three consecutive years for Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. She also holds a Masters Degree in Surgical Education and Training, for which she was awarded a Merit.

She is a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) for Galderma- a leading pharmaceutical company in facial aesthetics. Dr Chadha takes great pride in producing high quality, scientific papers and research and as such has presented Nationally and Internationally on Plastic surgery and Aesthetic Medicine and has been awarded a number of prizes for her work.

Holding the full Level 7 Award in Aesthetic Medicine allows Dr Chadha to provide training and treatments in non surgical facial aesthetics on a global scale and world wide stage.

Boris Atlas

BDS

Boris Atlas

BDS

Boris graduated with a BDS in 2005 from Glasgow Dental School and spent the next decade working in private practice in London, both as an associate and principal, with a focus on aesthetic dentistry and facial aesthetics.

Boris joined Procter & Gamble in 2016 and since 2019 has been responsible for the Global Professional & Scientific Relations for Oral-B Brush, based at the German Innovation Centre in Kronberg and leading the work to launch Oral-B iO to Key Opinion Leaders and Dental Professionals around the world.

Claire Louise

Dental Hygienist, RDH (RCS Ed)

Claire Louise

Dental Hygienist, RDH (RCS Ed)

Claire is a multi-award winning dental hygienist based in the north of England. She writes a monthly hygienist blog and numerous articles for FMC publications as well as being published in other industry and consumer press.

She is a proud key opinion leader for Oral B and IvoclarVivadent, an ambassador for the BSDHT and Boutique Whitening as well as being a Swiss Dental Academy(SDA) trainer for EMS. She speaks publicly on behalf of the companies mentioned, on top of running study groups for hygienists and therapists in her local area and teaching as part of the YDS Academy.

Also a mentor in the field of facial aesthetics, Claire has written a lips masterclass in aesthetics which has accredited online and hands on elements and she has just written an aesthetics book which is available to buy.

Dr. Amo Sohal

Amo Sohal

Prior to becoming a dentist, Amo Sohal completed his degree in Biomedical Science at King’s College London, which he attained at the age of 21. It was at this time that he was first exposed to dentistry. Having always wanted to pursue a career in science and helping people, dentistry seemed the perfect path. Amo completed his Dental Degree in 2014 in Prague following on from his BSc. Following this is where the hard work truly began after countless job rejections as a newly qualified dentist. He went door to door handing out his CV and eventually found a practice in Crawley, where he began as a receptionist, working for free, and made his way up through the practice. During this time, he worked as a dental nurse, a hygienist and finally a dentist. In 2016 an opportunity arose to buy the practice which he grabbed with both hands.

Dr. Amo’s experience working his way up through the practice was invaluable. Having performed all the roles in a dental surgery, leading to a deep understanding of all of his employees, and being able to witness all the areas of weakness and those that require improvement. When he bought the practice, he began to add his own input and learnt from the mistakes he had previously made and witnessed.
Amo is now the co-founder of an award-winning dental practice and has been nominated as a finalist at the prestigious Private Dentistry Awards 2017-2019 and The Dentistry Awards 2017-2019 for Best Young Dentist. Outside of the clinic he lectures alongside industry leaders to dental teams in Practice Growth Workshops (run by Henry Schein Software of Excellence) and has appeared in numerous articles for example, The Parliamentary Review 2020.
Dr Amo strongly feels the best investment is self-investment and continues to embrace his thirst for learning by undertaking ongoing further studies in dental related areas such as, PG (dip) Clear Aligner Therapy, amongst other areas such as, Master NLP Practitioner, and Certified Digital marketing Professional.

www.thecrawleydentist.co.uk
www.dr-amo.co.uk
https://www.instagram.com/dr.amo_/. [ @dr.amo_ ]
https://www.linkedin.com/in/amo-sohal-93896414a/

Dr. MJ Rowland-Warmann

BDS BSc MSc MClinDent MJDF

MJ Rowland-Warmann

BDS BSc MSc MClinDent MJDF

Who delivers your training is important, and Dr. MJ’s mission is to train dentists to raise standards in the industry she loves the most. She is one of the most talented injectors in the UK and is proud to pass on her expertise

MJ runs a multi-million pound dental and aesthetics practice and is best placed to give advice on how to succeed in the industry. We’re not just educators, we actually do this stuff every day

She has a thriving complications practice and helps patents all over the world with filler and nose complications. So if minimizing complications is important to you then you’re in the right place

Her training style is exciting and rigorous and you are guaranteed to get the best training the industry has to offer so that you can launch your career in aesthetic medicine

Michael Copeland

Senior Area Manger

Michael Copeland

Senior Area Manger

Michael Copeland is a Senior Area Manager with Wesleyan joining in 2004, following a career as 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. Since 2015, Michael has managed a team providing specialist financial advice to GPs, Doctors and Dentists.

Aaron Prested

Financial Consultant

Aaron Prested

Financial Consultant

Aaron Prested is an experienced Financial Consultant with Wesleyan Financial Services. Aaron has been at Wesleyan working with dental professionals for over eight years. He has worked within the finance industry for over 15 years in total with previous roles at Lloyds TSB and a German Bank, MLP.

Dr. Fadi Barrak

Fadi Barrak

(BDS (Brist) 1993; FDS RCS (Eng) 1997; MB BS (Lond) 2000; DipImpDent RCSEd; FHEA; MSc • Oral Surgeon, Course lead and Director

Dr Fadi Barrak is registered as a specialist in oral surgery and he is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). He is the academic lead for the Masters course in Dental Implantology at the University of Central Lancashire and is responsible for the development and delivery of the curriculum. He graduated in Dentistry from Bristol University, followed by Medicine from Imperial College, London. Being dually qualified, he is also a Fellow of RCSEngland and an Affiliate of the RCS Edinburgh, having attained the Diploma in Implant Dentistry. Fadi has also completed training in Applied Occlusal Principles by the International Partnership for the Study of Occlusion which focused on full mouth rehabilitation.

Dr Barrak has a combined experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery in both hospital and primary care settings since 1994. He was, until recently Honorary Consultant at both West Middlesex and Ealing hospitals. He is also a mentor for the Association of Dental Implantology and the International Team for Implantology. He has been placing implants since 1998, constituting over 90% of his clinical work. Having always been interested in clinical education, he has had the privilege of mentoring numerous colleagues over the years who range from beginners to experienced surgeons.

Currently, Dr Barrak is a registered member of the following organisations:

  • Association of Dental Implantology
  • International Team for Implantology
  • British Association of Oral Surgeons
  • British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Society of the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry

Dr Barrak is married, with twin boys and a girl, who make sure that there is never a dull moment in the Barrak household.

Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow

Chris has been in full-time employment for 49 years. He has operated his own businesses for 32 years and has been a trainer, consultant, coach and mentor to the UK dental profession for 23 years.

Chris combines long experience and deep expertise with the originality and independence needed to resolve the thorniest problems.
Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he can reach conclusions quickly, as well as possessing the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. As a speaker, he is dynamic, energetic and charismatic.
Chris spent the first 17 years of his working life in the corporate sector and followed this with 30+ years of business ownership. The different dynamics of both worlds have given him the valuable gift of knowing how to operate – and communicate – in both.
In 1987 Chris was active in the establishment of the Institute for Financial Planning, an organisation representing the first fee-based Financial Planners in the UK; Chris specialised in working with small businesses.

In 1993 Chris decided to make the transition to business coaching and became one of the first UK students at Coach University, from where he graduated as a certified coach. Recognising the opportunity in the dental profession, 1997 saw the creation of The Dental Business School (DBS) and the development of a 12-month business coaching programme for dental practice owners and their teams, delivered to over 1000 UK dental practices in the following 10 years.
The first decade of the 21st Century saw Chris in a variety of roles including Non-Executive Directorships as well as continuing his training, consultancy and coaching work for dental corporates, PCTs, dental retailers and, of course, independent practices.

Chris has co-authored Profitable Dental Practice (with Prof. Phil Newsome) and The E-Myth Dentist (with Michael Gerber) and is a prolific contributor to dental journals as well as author of his own e-books and blog since 2004.

In 2014 Chris experienced a “brief but enjoyable” summer of celebrity after appearing as one of the first castaways on the TV survival show “The Island with Bear Grylls”, abandoned with 12 others on a Pacific desert island and left to fend for themselves for a month.
His own day to day work as Coach Barrow with The Extreme Business programmes is still focused on strategic coaching with the owners of dental practices and micro-corporates.

Stephen Barry

Financial Consultant

Stephen Barry

Financial Consultant

Stephen Barry has been a Financial Consultant at Wesleyan Financial Services for the last 11 years covering the South East. Stephen has worked in the dental industry for over 13 years and has an excellent understanding of the industry which helps him to build longstanding relationships with his clients and their families throughout their careers.

Dr. Amrit Bhatti

Amrit Bhatti

Dr Amrit Bhatti is a psychologist working as a Research Assistant within the School of Dentistry, University of Leeds. Amrit’s research focus is primarily qualitative but currently works on a number of mixed methods research projects. Amrit also has an interest in behaviour change interventions. She has experience working as an Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) tutor for young children with autism within mainstream schools, Special Educational Needs (SEN), and home settings. From this, she is keen to explore interventions which support children with autism within the dental and home setting. Currently, Amrit is working on projects surrounding health behaviour change interventions with health professionals, early-years workers and charities within the school of dentistry and is also supervising some MSc projects.

Dr. Ian Buckle

Ian Buckle

Liverpool born Ian qualified from Liverpool University in 1985. He has over 30 years experience in general practice both in the Private sector and with the National Health
Service. He runs a Private Practice in the picturesque village of Thornton Hough on the Wirral concentrating on comprehensive reconstructive, aesthetic and implant dentistry.

Ian provides continuing education to dental professionals across Europe. He also lectures nationally and internationally on functional and aesthetic dentistry. He spends approximately two-thirds of his time in practice and the other third as an educator. He believes this balance keeps him on the leading edge of both disciplines.

Andrew Burns

Business Development Manager – Infection Control

Andrew Burns

Business Development Manager – Infection Control

Degree in Medical Biochemistry

Since graduating in Medical Biochemistry in 1999, Andrew Burns has worked across the broad field of Immunology. He began his career as a Forensic Scientist before moving into the world of Pharma and vaccine development. For the last 15 years he has worked supporting scientists and healthcare providers around the world to deliver results for their patients in diagnosis and therapy and the space in between. For the last year he has brought that insight, expertise and knowledge to Howorth Air Tech to support their customers with their challenges in the field of infection control.

Prof. Iain Chapple

DS, FDSRCPS, PhD, FDSRCS, CCST (Rest Dent)

Iain Chapple

DS, FDSRCPS, PhD, FDSRCS, CCST (Rest Dent)

Iain Chapple is Professor of Periodontology, Head of the School of Dentistry and Director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Science, University of Birmingham UK. He graduated 1986 from Newcastle University. Iain is former Scientific Editor of: the British Dental Journal; Journal of Periodontal Research and current Associate Editor of: the Journal Clinical Periodontology. He has written 10-textbooks and 29 book chapters. Iain served the IADR Periodontal Research Group (PRG) as President (2006-7), Group Chair (2008-1015) and Counsellor (2016). He served the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) as: Treasurer (2007-2013); EFP Workshop co-chair (2008-current); Foundation Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee; Editor of JCP Digest (2014-2016); EFP Secretary General (2016-2019). He was British Society of Periodontology President 2014-2015 and awarded the Charles Tomes medal of the Royal College of Surgeons (2011), the IADR PRG Rizzo Research Award (2001), and IADR Distinguished Scientist in Periodontal Research 2018. He was awarded the special citation award of the American Academy of Periodontology 2018. Iain leads Birmingham’s Periodontal Research Group, has published over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts in the international scientific literature.

Dr. Simon Chard

Simon Chard

Dr Simon Chard is an award-winning cosmetic dentist, international lecturer and British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry board director. Based just outside of London, he co-owns Rothley Lodge Dental with his wife Dr Meghan Chard, where he practices minimally invasive restorative dentistry utilising cutting edge technology and techniques. He is also a co-founder of Pärla Toothpaste Tabs, an eco-friendly and plastic free toothpaste brand that is disrupting the toothpaste market.

Dr Simon was voted the 2015 Best Young Dentist UK at the prestigious Dentistry Awards and in 2020 was selected the 4th most influential dentist in UK dentistry as voted by the profession in Dentistry Magazine. He is a key opinion leader for digital dentistry and lectures internationally on digital workflows in cosmetic, orthodontic and implant dentistry. As a prominent cosmetic dentist in the industry Dr Simon has also been featured on Sky and channel 5 News, as well as in British GQ, The Times and Men’s Health.

Zoe Close

Area Sales Manager, Practice Plan

Zoe Close

Area Sales Manager, Practice Plan

Zoe Close is the Area Sales Manager at Practice Plan and has over 30 years’ experience in the dental sector, including Business Manager for a corporate group, Dental Nurse, Head Receptionist and Practice Manager. Zoe is passionate about supporting practices and can offer invaluable advice on how to strategically and successfully run your business.

Dr. Christian Coachman

Founder and CEO of Digital Smile Design

Christian Coachman

Founder and CEO of Digital Smile Design

His career path has taken him around the world and earned him multiple accolades such as the following:

In 2004, he was selected by Drs. Goldstein, Garber, and Salama of Team Atlanta, to become Head Ceramist of their laboratory, a position he held for over 4 years.
He then went on to work with many leading dentists around the world as Dr Van Dooren (Belgium), Gurel (Turkey), Fradeani (Italy), Bichacho (Israel), Ricci (Italy) and Calamita (Brazil).
In 2015 he was voted in the top 10 of the Most Influential People in Dentistry by UK Dentistry Magazine
In 2016 he was the most searched dentist on Google
In 2017 he became an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and, in 2018, became coordinator of the Digital Dentistry Post Grad Program at the University Avantis in Balneario Camboriú, Brazil.
In 2018 he was in the top 19 of the Most Influential People in Dentistry by Incisal Edge Magazine
He is a member of the Brazilian, European and American Academies of Esthetic Dentistry, becoming the only dentist to have been invited to membership of these three prestigious organisations.

Dr. Fiona Collins

BDS, MBA, MA, FPFA

Fiona Collins

BDS, MBA, MA, FPFA

Dr. Collins graduated as a general dentist from the University of Glasgow and holds an MBA and an MA from Boston University. During her career, she has lived and worked in 5 countries and has given presentations internationally. Fiona is currently the ADA’s representative to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), a member of the ADA, OSAP, a participant in infection control-related Standards working groups in AAMI, and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Dr. Peter Day

Peter Day

Peter qualified from Bristol in 1997. He spent his early years in Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Bolton in general practice, hospital dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. In 2000, he started his specialist and academic training in Paediatric Dentistry in Leeds. His PhD was in the field of dental trauma. Following this he spent a six-month sabbatical working at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne before returning to England to take up a joint academic appointment with University of Leeds and Bradford Community Dental Service.

He leads a multi-disciplinary research team which designs and evaluates complex interventions to improve children’s oral health.

Nikos Donos

DDS, MS, FHEA, FDSRCSEng, PhD

Nikos Donos

DDS, MS, FHEA, FDSRCSEng, PhD

Professor Nikos Donos is the Chair of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, the Head of the Centre for Oral Clinical Research and the Lead for the Centre of Oral Immunobiology & Regenerative Medicine at the Institute of Dentistry, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
In 2009, Professor Donos was awarded the title of Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry in Hong Kong, in 2012 the title of Adjunct Professor at the Dental School, Griffith University-Australia, in 2015 the title of Honorary Professor at UCL-Eastman Dental Institute and in 2019 the title of Honorary Professor at the School of Dentistry, University of Queensland, Australia..
In 2011, Professor Donos was awarded the prestigious IADR-Periodontology Group Award in Periodontal Regenerative Medicine during the annual meeting of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR).
Professor Donos is the President-elect for 2020 at the British Society of Periodontology (BSP), a Board Member at the Osteology Foundation, a member of the EFP Post-Graduate Education Committee and the Academic Representative at the Committee for Association of Dental Implantology (ADI).
Professor Donos is involved as editorial board member in a number of international and national peer-reviewed journals in the field of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry where he has published more than 220 scientific publications.

Dr. Ian Dunn

BChD MFGDP MSc (Perio)

Ian Dunn

BChD MFGDP MSc (Perio)

Ian qualified from Leeds in 1998 and went into general practice in the North West. In 2001 he was awarded Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice. In 2002 he joined the teaching staff at Liverpool Dental Hospital in the Periodontology Department where he became the Undergraduate Teaching Lead in Periodontics and a Senior Clinical Teacher in Periodontics, a role he held for 5 years until leaving that position in 2018. In 2010 he completed his MSc in Periodontology and in 2013 he was admitted to the GDC Specialist List in Periodontics.

Ian is the Perio Lead for the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners and runs their short course in Periodontics and leads the Perio components of the FGDP Restorative Diploma.

Ian spends three days a week in private practice in the North West of England where he takes referrals for all aspects of Periodontology. He is the British Society of Periodontology regional representative for Merseyside and Cheshire, and serves on their Council as Commercial Liaison Officer. In 2014 he was also elected to the BSP Faculty.

Dr. Rhona Eskander

Rhona Eskander

Dentist Dr Rhona Eskander graduated from Leeds University in 2010 and completed her vocational training in a practice in Kent. During this year she won the prize for the ‘Best Case Presentation’ – a complex restorative case which involved several disciplines in dentistry. She was awarded Best Young dentist in 2016/2017 at the prestigious dentistry awards and has subsequently been shortlisted for several awards including wins at the 2017 and 2018 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards.

Dr Eskander has been trained by one of the UK’s leading cosmetic dentists at the Smile Academy and completed courses at Eastman institute and is a member of the British Endodontic Society, the British Dental Association and the Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons. She recently travelled to Peru where she provided dental treatments and increased oral health awareness for patients in need.

Megan Fairhall

BSc (hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Megan Fairhall

BSc (hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy

Megan qualified from the University of Portsmouth in 2010 with a BSc in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. She has since developed her own dental brand #LIVETOSMILE. Where by she utilise social media and online marketing to attract new patients, focusing particularly on teeth whitening treatments, a part of dentistry she has discovered a real passion for.

#LIVETOSMILE has since been introduced into three different dental practices one being on the famous Harley Street in London. Subsequently Megan was asked by the global brand Philips in 2017 to represent them as a key opinion leader (KOL). Megan has been working closely with Philips to help raise awareness of the issues surrounding illegal teeth whitening, including featuring in numerous documentaries with the BBC. In addition teaching Philips whitening treatments to DH&DT’s with her now online cours-es, helping to uplift and inspire other DH&DT’s especially with regards to teeth whiten-ing.

Megan also works with the prestigious toothpaste brand Regenerate as a KOL helping to raise awareness to consumers on acid erosion. This has lead to exciting opportunities and features in multiple beauty press and events. Including a world wide feature in Virgin Atlantic’s inflight magazine.

Megan has recently launched her latest project #LIVETOSMILE Dental Beauty Box. With the aim to educate and inspire the public when purchasing their dental products, by providing them with the dental products they need as recommend by dental professionals combined with everyday desirable beauty products, all delivered to their door in a bespoke reusable pink beauty box.

Social Media Links

  • IG: @meganfairhall_
  • IG: @livetosmile_dentalbeautybox
  • FB: Megan Fairhall #livetosmile

Andrew Fenn

BDS, MGDS, RCS, Group Clinical Director

Andrew Fenn

BDS, MGDS, RCS, Group Clinical Director

Andy has been with Gensmile since it started. He has over 30 years’ clinical experience and a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. He was previously a Squadron Leader in the RAF and was a Clinical Director at IDH for over 15 years. He is also Vice Chair of the Lincolnshire LDC.

Anthony J. Gedge

Anthony J. Gedge

Anthony J. Gedge (Digital Disrupters of Dentistry) and Co have actively marketed aligners for over 15 years. The top 20 CfastSmileTru aligner customers have used Gedge and Co to generate and convert pre-qualified Ortho leads. Gedge and Co have also captured over an estimated half a million Ortho leads, millions of website hits, hundreds of thousands of measured and recorded phone calls and free and paid consults.

PLUS, hundreds of thousands of Ortho guide downloads and six-piece comprehensive trust packages sent in the post before any human interaction. Gedge likes to call this a “TCO in a Box.”

Dr. Erin Giles

Erin Giles

Erin Giles currently works as a Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Leeds. After graduating from Leeds in 2015, she undertook Longitudinal Dental Foundation Training in West Yorkshire in a mixed post of general dental practice, maxillofacial surgery, orthodontic and paediatric dentistry. Keen to pursue further paediatric experience, Erin started a Dental Core Training post in the specialty within the North Yorkshire Community Dental Service, remaining for a further year as a Community Dental Officer. Subsequently returning to the University of Leeds as a dental researcher, she will be starting her paediatric specialist training in an Academic Clinical Fellowship post in September.

Dr. Jaswinder Gill

BDS LDS MFGDP

Jaswinder Gill

BDS LDS MFGDP

Jaswinder qualified from Kings College Dental School, London in 1995 where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

Following this he spent 13 years gaining experience in a dental practice in West London before buying his own practice in Slough in October 2006.

He rebranded the practice as Moonlight Dental Surgery and began building his reputation within the local community by providing the best possible dental care to all within the surrounding areas. Subsequently, he incorporated a pharmacy within this practice offering 100 hours a week opening times over 7 days a week which is run by his lovely wife, Chand, her name means Moonlight in asian.

Following the successful rebranding of his Slough practice he went on to purchase and rebrand another dental practice in Poole in October 2008 thus growing the Moonlight Dental Surgery team. In May 2009 Jaswinder joined forces with his brother to purchase a third dental surgery in Reading.

Mid 2012 he attended the Six-Month Smile course and became accredited to provide this innovative treatment. He was so enthused by the results achieved from this short term orthodontic treatment that he invested more and more of his time enhancing his skills. Due to this vested interest, he quickly became a recognised provider.

Soon after, Jaswinder was given the title of Clinical Instructor, being one of only three in the UK. He now participates in regular seminars teaching other dental professionals about the provision of this service. He is a strong advocate of this treatment and uses these skills to help many patients gain the smile they had only previously dreamed of.

He went on to do the Invisalign course and the IAS Advanced Course to deliver comprehensive orthodontics. You can probably see by now that orthodontics is Jaswinder’s passion! He is a Platinum provider for both Six-Month Smiles & Invisalign.

In 2017, he developed his own course, Orthodontic CQC to help Providers of any Short Term Orthodontic system to do more cases.

He is also a Clinical Lead & KOL for the Carestream Digital Scanner.

It was whilst teaching his 6 Month Smiles courses that Ashley asked him in 2017 to assist him in teaching his Ethical Sales and Communication Skills courses, which he thoroughly enjoys.

Jaswinder is a family man, married to Chand with his two children, Anmol and Shaan. He enjoys spending time with his family, taking their dog Rexy for long walks as well as pursuing many hobbies such as going to the gym and researching the latest gadgets!

He recently spent a week in Lebanon providing voluntary dentistry to Syrian refugees which was the most eye-opening week of his life and he managed to raise £2000.

Mr. Michael Gow

BDS (Gla) MFDS RCPS (Gla) MSc Hyp (Lon) PGCert (Edin)

Michael Gow

BDS (Gla) MFDS RCPS (Gla) MSc Hyp (Lon) PGCert (Edin)

Mike is a general dental practitioner and a Clinical Director of the Dental Anxiety Management unit at The Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow. After graduating from Glasgow University’s Dental School in 1999, Mike completed a Masters in Hypnosis Applied to Dentistry from the University of London and later achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in the Management of Dental Anxiety from the University of Edinburgh. Mike’s main focus in his work is to help people overcome their fear of dentistry. He has continually trained in his field to develop a wide range of techniques which he uses to treat the individual needs of his patients. He has published many papers and book chapters on hypnosis, dental phobia management and bruxism.

Dr. Kara Gray-Burrows

Kara Gray-Burrows

Dr Kara Gray-Burrows is a psychologist working as a Lecturer and Research Fellow in the design and evaluation of complex interventions in the School of Dentistry, University of Leeds. Kara graduated from her BSc in Psychology in 2010, her MSc in Psychological Approaches to Health in 2011, and PhD in Psychology in 2015. Kara’s expertise is in behaviour change, and the development and evaluation of complex interventions, with further interests in implementation science and patient and public involvement in research. Currently, Kara is working on several research projects with health professionals, early-years workers, charities and commercial companies to develop and evaluate preventive interventions for parents and children to reduce the level of dental caries in young children.

Matt Hadman

Matt Hadman

Matt Hadman is a Regional Support Manager at Practice Plan and has worked in healthcare for ten years, including three-and-a-half years in dentistry. Matt has become a trusted advisor to those practices he supports, helping them to grow a profitable and sustainable patient membership plan and practice.

Dr. Martina Hodgson

ChD MJDF PGDip

Martina Hodgson

ChD MJDF PGDip

Dr Martina is a multi-award winning dentist and practice owner. She is an Invisalign Speaker, regularly teaching and speaking on the subject, and Key Opinion Leader for Dental Monitoring.

Martina recently gained the Postgraduate Diploma in Clear Aligner Therapy from the City of London Dental School, sits on the Private Dentistry Journal Editorial Advisory Board and regularly writes articles for the dental press.

She is the co-founder of Inspiring Women in Dentistry, organising events, mentoring and support for women in dentistry, and her awards include Dentist of the Year (highly commended), Best Team UK, Best Patient Care and Practice of the Year.

Laura Horton

Laura Horton

Laura worked has worked in Dentistry for 21 years and has an unrivaled passion and enthusiasm for Treatment Coordination, business and team development. In 2008 Laura left her full time practice management role. Ever since, with her years of experience and vast amount of knowledge, Laura has been working with dental practices to help them successfully reach their true potential.

Laura is a master at communicating with patients and provides training to dentists with her grass knowledge experience. Every aspect of training comes from real experiences with patients over a period of many years.

Horton Consulting work with dental practices through the UK and Europe to motivate and inspire the leaders and the team to deliver the vision of the owner(s) in a patient centered business.

Dr. Robbie Hughes

Director / Founder

Robbie Hughes

Director / Founder

A pioneer in modern dentistry; Dr. Robbie Hughes has ultimately designed, refined and delivered a new standard of patient focused workflows into the marketplace.

His obsession with the patient journey has ignited an unstoppable journey of consistent system analysis, process iteration & therefore, improvement – which has enabled him to build one of the United Kingdom’s most sought after dental practices in just a few years.

Dr. Robbie is the Principle Dentist at Dental Excellence UK, managing director at K Line UK, DE Labratories, and the founder of Avant Garde Concepts – a brand focused on helping dentists around the world to grow & prosper.

Nigel Jones

Sales & Marketing Director

Nigel Jones

Sales & Marketing Director

Nigel Jones is Sales and Marketing Director at Practice Plan, the UK’s leading provider of practice-branded dental plans. He has supported the development of successful private practices throughout the majority of his 30-year career. 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 including marketing, business advice, events and training.

Les Jones

Les Jones

Les Jones is the Creative Director at Practice Plan. He has over 30 years’ experience of working within the creative and dental sectors in the fields of design, branding, marketing and strategic consultancy. Les is also an accomplished writer and speaker and has spoken at dental events across the UK and written extensively for FMC publications.

Prof. Moritz Kebschull

Dr med dent, Dr med dent habil, MBA

Moritz Kebschull

Dr med dent, Dr med dent habil, MBA

Moritz Kebschull is Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham in England. In addition, Moritz holds an adjunct professorship at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York. Before coming to Birmingham, Moritz was an Associate Professor at the University of Bonn in Germany.
Moritz graduated from the University of Münster in Germany in 2004. He is a board-certified specialist in periodontology and holds two research doctorates in mucosal immunology and periodontology, respectively. In addition to his dental degrees, Moritz also earned a business degree from top-ranked ESCP Business School in Paris.
Moritz’ research focuses on molecular patterns helping to differentiate and stratify periodontal disease patients. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in the international scientific literature and several textbook chapters. His work won 18 scientific awards, including the IADR Socransky and Gies awards, and the German Miller Prize.
Moritz has served on the executive board of the German Society of Periodontology for six years. He has chaired the development of five S3 guidelines in Germany. Moritz is co-leading the European Federation of Periodontology guideline processes, as well as the adoptions of the supra-national guidelines in the UK and Germany.

Niall Kindersley

FdSc Dental Technology

Niall Kindersley

FdSc Dental Technology

Niall Kindersley has 8 years experience in a conventional laboratory producing private crown and bridge work, primarily ceramics and aesthetic wax work. Now working with Bristol CadCam / Medit EMEA Support Centre, Niall works with dentists to find appropriate digital solutions for their clinic and also provides training for each aspect from scanning and design through to milling and finishing.

Louis Mackenzie

Louis Mackenzie

Louis Mackenzie is the Head Dental Officer at Denplan. He has been a GDP in Birmingham for 30 years and is a clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham School of dentistry and King’s college London. He delivers postgraduate lectures nationally and internationally on direct and indirect restorative techniques and minimally invasive dentistry and runs a series of popular hands-on courses. He is a member of Dental Update’s editorial board and is the academic lead of Birmingham University’s MSc in Restorative dentistry.

Dr. Anthony Mak

Anthony Mak

Dr Anthony Mak graduated with multiple awards from the University of Sydney in 2002. He then went on to complete his Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants).
Dr Mak is one of Australia’s most sought after speaker, especially in the field of digital and restorative dentistry. He has lectured extensively in Australia, New Zealand and across Asia; and his hands-on workshops have gained such popularity that they are almost always booked out soon after registrations open. He is also gaining great popularity on the European and US circuit.
Anthony is the author of two compelling compendiums detailing direct composite and indirect ceramic restorations, the clinical photography and documentations can only be described as exceptional. He has published numerous case studies and articles for local and international dental bodies and associations.
Anthony’s interest lies in dental technologies, advances in materials and techniques; and he has a unique understanding of CAD-CAM digital dentistry.
Anthony runs two practices in metropolitan Sydney, focusing on quality modern comprehensive care, including aesthetic and implant dentistry. He is also a clinical consultant and key opinion leader for several global dental companies focusing on development of new dental technologies.
Outside of clinical practice, Anthony also sits on the Restorative Advisory Board for GC Europe, the Executive planning committee for the Graduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry (Syd Uni), an executive committee member for the Dental Alumni of the University of Sydney, and is the team leader in Australia for the renown BioEmulation Group, a global group of high achieving dental practitioners.

Michelle Meredith

Michelle Meredith

Michelle is a registered and qualified dental nurse, a member of IPS (Infection Prevention Society) with skills in management, leadership and mentorship. She holds the Licentiateship in dental nursing (LCGI). She was instrumental in working with local CDS and GDP implementing HTM 01-05. Training and education is at the heart of her consultancy and has spoken up and down the country at conferences whilst visiting practices to assist them on compliance with Infection Control.

Miss Anna Middleton

Dental Hygienist

Anna Middleton

Dental Hygienist

Anna is a dedicated and passionate award-winning dental hygienist. She started ‘London Hygienist’ with the mission to change the way oral health care is delivered to patients. Anna studied at the Eastman Dental Hospital after working as a dental nurse, and graduated in 2015 from the Faculty of Royal College of Surgeons. Since qualifying, Anna has attracted an ever-growing and loyal customer base from the public, press and celebrities alike. This – along with her superior and unrivalled dental service in the heart of London – means Anna is regarded as one of the most popular and sought-after hygienists in London and a rising star within the industry. Anna is a key opinion leader for Philips and Orascoptic, a global Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) ambassador for EMS Dental, and an ambassador for the British Society of Hygienists and Therapists. Anna lectures and writes regularly for both industry and consumer press.

Dr. Neil Millington

MSc BChD MGDS RCS

Neil Millington

MSc BChD MGDS RCS

Neil trained at the then newly opened state of the art Leeds University Dental Hospital, qualifying in December 1981. During his training he won the prize for Clinical Dental Practice and also a certificate of Merit in Prosthetic Dentistry. Apart from spending a fifteen-month period in a busy NHS practice in Newark Neil spent the next sixteen years as a dental officer in the Royal Air Force working in both UK and Germany. During this time, he continued to study for further post-graduate qualifications obtaining his MGDS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1990. Neil then spent a year in full time study at the Eastman Dental Hospital which resulted in an MSc with distinction in Prosthetic dentistry in 1991. Following this Neil attended a number of implant courses including spending time at the Branemark clinic in Gothenburg Sweden. Neil was then able to set up and establish the RAF dental implant programme providing implant treatment for members of the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force. Neil was also the Royal Air Force clinical advisor in prosthetic dentistry. Neil joined Carisbrooke Dental Practice in 1998 and is currently a leading Partner at the historic firm. His main areas of clinical interest are in the placement and restoration of dental implants. He is interested in problems that patients may have experienced with previously provided implant treatment.

Dr. Alif Moosajee

BDS MFGDP(UK) MJDF RCSEng

Alif Moosajee

BDS MFGDP(UK) MJDF RCSEng

Dr Alif Moosajee is the Award-winning principal dentist at Oakdale Dental, a specialist dental practice in Leicester, and is also the author of the book ‘The Smiling Dentist’ a jargon-free book for patients about clinical dentistry.

Alif Qualified at Birmingham University in 2004 and has a particular interest in Implant Dentistry and Digital Dentistry and loves to merge those two interests to provide his patients a fully digital workflow.

Alif is a general practitioner and loves maintaining and treating his list and developing long lasting relationships with his patients. Committed to finding the win-win scenario for everyone, he understands that if he does the right thing by those he interacts with, then they will generally do the right thing by him.
He has a love for communication and finding ever more powerful and eloquent ways to allow his patients to better understand their mouths. It was this love that lead him to write his jargon- free book to help educate patients about dentistry.
As a principal, Alif is committed to utilising his team to deliver the best possible care, relying heavily on his therapist and nurses to help his patients get the best possible treatment and experience.

Alif loves sharing knowledge and regularly teaches CEREC and CEREC implantology at all levels. He lectures on numerous topics and also created the Leicester study club. He regularly makes appearances on BBC TV and Radio and on Channel 5 commenting on topical dental issues. After writing his book, he continues to put pen to paper writing for dental magazines ‘The Probe’ and ‘Dentistry’. He is on the editorial board for ‘Young Dentist’ magazine and has had articles published in journals including ‘Implant Dentistry Today’.

Alif was awarded Best Young Dentist UK and won the Fast Track 4 award in 2016.
Away from dentistry he loves spending time with his wife and daughter.

Mrs. Swati Nehete

BDS MSc MFDS RCS(Eng) FHEA

Swati Nehete

BDS MSc MFDS RCS(Eng) FHEA

I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London, Whitechapel. I have been in post since 2004 and continue to enjoy teaching of Prosthetics, Prosthodontics and broad Restorative dentistry to students. I have good insight into the challenges posed to the dental practitioner. I have a research interest in TM Joint Dysfunction and Bioactive glasses.
I undertook Prosthetics training at the Eastman Dental Institute followed by senior house officer training posts in Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative dentistry. I have enjoyed working with influential Prosthodontists and doing research with Prof Robert Hill and Dr David Gillam. I have been involved with bioactive glasses since 2009. My brief stint in general practice allowed me to recognise the complexities of providing dental care to the patient community.

I would like to provide a snapshot of how this revolutionary smart bioactive glass toothpaste could truly help your patients.

Prof. Tim Newton

Tim Newton

Tim Newton is Professor and Consultant in Psychology as Applied to Dentistry at King’s College London Dental Institute / Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He is also Honorary Consultant Health Psychologist to the Office of the Chief Dental Officer (England) and an Honorary Professor at both University College London and University College Cork. An IADR distinguished scientist, he is a World authority on the application of psychological theory in dentistry. His particular interests include interventions to enhance oral health related behaviour and the management of dental anxiety.

Dr. Ash Parmar

Ash Parmar

  • Ash owns a state-of-the-art unique private referral dental practice in Chigwell, Essex called Smile Design By Ash (www.smiledesignbyash.co.uk)
  • He is passionate about cosmetic dentistry, lasers, fibres/composite dentistry, dentures, implants and advanced restorative cases
  • Ash has his own training Academy and offers unique and inspirational training courses for dentists that want to be successful in private practice (www.theacademybyash.co.uk)
  • He has been one of the most featured dentists on TV (including three series of Extreme Makeover UK, This Morning, Body Shockers, The Only Way is Essex and Channel 5
    News)

Amit Patel

BDS MSc MClinDent FDS RCSEd MRD RCSEng

Amit Patel

BDS MSc MClinDent FDS RCSEd MRD RCSEng

Amit is the principal specialist and director at Birmingham Dental Specialists in Birmingham. His special interests are dental implants, regenerative and aesthetic Periodontics.

Amit graduated from the University of Liverpool and completed a 4 year specialist training programme in Periodontics at Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ Dental Institute. Amit was an Associate Specialist in Periodontics at the Birmingham Dental School for 9 years and is still an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry .
He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including lecturing to dental practitioners both in the UK and internationally. Amit is also on the committee of the Association of Dental Implantology and the President Elect.

Dr. Kunal Patel

Kunal Patel

Dr Kunal Patel, Principal Owner, Dental Surgeon MUDR PRAGUE 2010

Dr Kunal Patel is the owner of Surrey’s rapidly expanding Love Teeth Dental practice, national Wedding Smiles brand and pioneer of the Mini Smile Makeover technique. As well as being an opinion leader for prominent dental brands, Kunal is a prolific speaker and trainer on subjects ranging from clear aligner orthodontics with the Invisalign and iTero systems to business building and marketing. He is also a regular contributor to dental publications, and has appeared on national television, radio and papers. He is the face of Dentists on the National NHS 111 campaign.

Karen Pincher

Financial Consultant

Karen Pincher

Financial Consultant

Karen Pincher has worked in financial services for well over 30 years and has gained the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Masters in Wealth Management and is a Chartered Fellow of CISI. Karen is a Financial Consultant for Wesleyan Financial Services and covers the Midlands where she specialises in the dental sector.

Melanie Pomphrett

Professional Educator for Philips Oral Health Care

Melanie Pomphrett

Professional Educator for Philips Oral Health Care

Melanie is the Professional Educator for Philips Oral Healthcare. Melanie is a registered dental hygienist-therapist with broad experience in dentistry. Alongside her education role she remains clinically active with her rewarding job in the Community Dental Service and in practice. In previous roles Melanie worked as a head tutor for Oral Health Education and was responsible for creating and maintaining the NEBDN Oral Health Education course

Ms. Lucy Rutter

Lucy Rutter

Lucy Rutter trained and worked as a Dental Nurse at the Leeds Dental institute for 10 year before attending the University of Leeds where she trained as a dually qualified Dental Hygienist and Therapist. Since graduating Lucy has gained experience as a Dental Therapist working in NHS and private dental practice and the community dental service. For the last 6 years Lucy has worked in the maxfax, restorative and orthodontic departments at St Luke’s Hospital where she provides treatment and preventive support to patients with complex oral needs, medical histories and patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer. Lucy has a keen interest in public health, health promotion, health communication and behaviour change which she has studied at postgraduate level. Lucy also works within the paediatric dental department at the University of Leeds as a Research Assistant. Currently Lucy is working on projects surrounding effective methods of communication and psychological theory for behaviour change conversations and oral health interventions to reduce inequalities in oral disease in young children.

Dr. Affan Saghir

Affan Saghir

Dr Affan Saghir BChD MJDF RCS ENG / Dental Surgeon
Cosmetic Lead Yorkshire
BDA Vice-Chairman West Yorkshire / FGDP Board / DT DirectorInvisalign/Aligner Consulting Speaker
Invisalign Go Elite Provider
Currently enrolled on PGDIP C A & PGDIP A A R D

Dr. Milad Shadrooh

Milad Shadrooh

Milad Shadrooh, otherwise known as The Singing Dentist, is principal dentist and owner of Chequers Dental in Basingstoke.

He qualified from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2004. Milad has worked at Chequers Dental since 2004.

Interests in dentistry:

  • Clear and fixed braces
  • Facial aesthetics
  • Sleep dentistry
  • Tooth whitening

Hobbies and interests:

  • Music production and DJing
  • Martial arts

Dr Shadrooh often features in the media offering his insights and guidance to the public on dental health matters. He is also known as the ‘Singing Dentist’. You can find out more here: singingdentist.com.

Dr. Harry Singh

Harry Singh

Dr Harry Singh has been carrying out facial aesthetics since 2002 and has treated over 5,000 cases. He is a leading light in the UK facial aesthetics profession. He is a trainer for Medfx and Galderma and on the editorial board of Aesthetic Medicine. He was awarded the Fellowship of The-International-Academy-for-Dental-Facial esthetics.

He is not only a skillful facial aesthetician but a keen marketer which he feels is vital to attract and retain patients requesting facial aesthetic services. He has published numerous articles on the clinical and non-clinical aspects of facial aesthetics and spoken at dental and facial aesthetics conferences on these topics.

He runs numerous clinical and non clinical workshops for his training company –www.botulinumtoxinclub.co.uk which is one of the most prolific winners of awards in the UK, including the winner of the Most Outstanding Business of the year in 2018.

Abbey Thomas

Regional Business Consultant – Philips Oral Health Care

Abbey Thomas

Regional Business Consultant – Philips Oral Health Care

Abbey is the Regional Business Consultant for Philips Oral Healthcare in the Midlands area. Abbey brings to this session many years of experience at Philips, helping practices to build their business through a partnership with the company. She also manages her sales team directly and brings a wealth of knowledge on products and how to utilise Zoom whitening in practice.

Dr. Keely Thorne

Keely Thorne

Dr. Keely Thorne qualified from The University of Birmingham in 2016. Whilst working as an associate dentist across multiple practices, Keely has developed her own brand where she utilises social media presence, online marketing, and the latest virtual tools to attract new cosmetic dental patients.
In 2020 Keely began to offer her patients a complete ‘Virtual Practice’ experience, from the initial contact through to remote monitoring of her Invisalign patients. This has enabled Keely to make the most of her time in practice, and develop a highly efficient smile makeover service for her patients.

Dr. J.W. Truitt

J.W. Truitt

Dr. Truitt received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor University.

Dr. Truitt is a member of:

The American Dental Association

  • The Texas Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International Association of Orthodontics
  • The American Orthodontics Society
  • The American Association of Functional Orthopedics
  • The American Society of Dentistry for Children
  • The Australian Association of Orthopedics and Orthodontics

Dr. Truitt is a respected author and has published several textbooks on maxillofacial orthopedics, orthodontics, cephalometrics, and Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction. In addition, he has published numerous articles in professional publications around the world.

In addition to the conducting seminars, Dr. Truitt and the CFOO team act as a consultants in clinics in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, South Africa, Australia, and Asia. Over 200,000 patients have been treated worldwide.

Simon Turton

PhD

Simon Turton

PhD

Simon Turton is the CEO and Co-Founder of Gensmile and has led it since its inception in 2014. Simon oversees all of the company’s activities and works closely with the practice Principals. He has over 15 years’ experience in healthcare investing with leading venture capital and private equity firms. Simon has a PhD in Pharmacy and an MBA from INSEAD. Before investing, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry in general management roles and has worked in both NHS and retail pharmacy.

Dr. Monik Vasant

Monik Vasant

Dr. Monik Vasant is a highly experienced clinician with a special interest in minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry. He has trained under many of the worlds leading clinicians and has a postgraduate Masters in Aesthetic & Restorative dentistry.

Dr. Vasant is the director of the Freshdental clinic in central London. He lectures globally on many aspects of minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry with a specific interest in adhesive dentistry. His two day composite masterclass course “Totally Composite” is one of the leading courses of its type and is held throughout the UK and internationally. He also runs a year long postgraduate course on all aspects of minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry entitled “Totally Aesthetics”. He is a global key opinion leader for several dental companies and a clinical speaker for Invisalign®.

He has appeared several times in the UK print media and television. He has also authored his own book Smile Art and contributed chapters in all three versions of the “Messages from dental masters” book series.

Dr. Reena Wadia

BDS Hons (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng) MClinDent (Perio) MPerio RCS (Edin) FHEA

Reena Wadia

BDS Hons (Lond) MJDF RCS (Eng) MClinDent (Perio) MPerio RCS (Edin) FHEA

Reena qualified from Barts and The London with the prestigious Gold Medal as well as numerous other undergraduate dental awards. Following general practice, Reena worked as a Senior House Officer in both Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery. Reena has completed the part-time speciality training programme in Periodontology at Guy’s Hospital. She now runs her own specialist periodontal referral clinic at Lister House on Wimpole Street and is also an associate specialist at King’s College Hospital.

As well as being passionate about acquiring new knowledge, Reena has always encouraged and supported other young dentists by sharing any learning and experiences. To this end, she created her own blog (www.reenawadia.com) as a platform to communicate valuable information. Reena also endeavours to contribute to the profession through her National Board Member position at the Faculty of General Dental Practice and local committee role with the British Dental Association. In addition, she has been appointed as the co-editor of the ‘Other Journals in Brief’ section of the British Dental Journal and is the social media lead for the European Federation of Periodontology.

Mr. Ross Walker

Commercial Director Clinical Health Technologies

Ross Walker

Commercial Director Clinical Health Technologies

One of the founders of Clinical Health Technologies, Ross is the driving force behind Clinisept+ and Clinisoothe – the pioneering and award-winning skin technology that has re-written the rule books in the aesthetics and medical sectors – and is now launching into the dental sector. Having consulted for the likes of Unilever, Disney, Airbus, Coca Cola, De-Beers and Ferrari, Ross is now dedicated to the science of skin healing, whether making a tattoo heal faster, or preventing a leg having to be amputated. A well-recognized face in aesthetics, he is passionate about innovation which improves the human condition.

Andrew Wallace

BDS MClinDent MFGDP

Andrew Wallace

BDS MClinDent MFGDP

Qualified in Queens university Belfast in 1998 and gain has MClinDent in fixed and removable prosthodontics in 2015 from Kings College London.
Works in Private and referral practice in Belfast and Lisburn in Northern Ireland.
Teaches in the UK and internationally with the IAS Academy teaching anterior alignment orthodontics using fixed ad removable orthodontics Bleaching and anterior edge bonding.
Works with Philips as KOL and educator in tooth whitening.

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