Michael Ainsworth graduated from Birmingham University in 2002 and has been in private practice since that time. He became very interested in complex and cosmetic dentistry immediately, attending many courses and conferences both at home and abroad and started placing implants under supervision soon thereafter, completing a 1 year certification course in 2004. Over the course of the last decade and under the mentorship of Peter Fairbairn he has developed a keen interest in streamlining techniques for the use of synthetic biomaterials in bone grafting, and soft tissue development. In 2007 he moved to Spain to run a private practice. Since returning to the UK he has worked in a number of practices in Yorkshire and the West Midlands. He is currently undertaking an MSc in Periodontology and has limited his practice to dental implant treatments.
Irene Amrore obtained her undergraduate degree in dentistry in 1994. Between the years 1997 and 2001, Dr Amrore worked as a Senior House Officer/Staff Grade Oral Surgeon in a number of Hospitals in the UK where she gained skills and experience in surgical dentistry. She has run her own Dental Practice in the UK for over 10 years and has been practising implant dentistry for 11 years. Included in her academic acquisitions are a Masters Degree in Implant Dentistry from the University of Warwick UK (2012) and a Postgraduate Degree in Medical Education from University of Cardiff, Wales (2014). Dr Amrore is involved in implant mentoring programmes in Nigeria and the UK. She is a full member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, Royal College of Surgeons of England and is on the ADI Register of Mentors.
Qualifications: Stat MSc PGCertME MFGDP FHEA
Anthony Bendkowski is a specialist in oral surgery in practice limited to implant reconstructive surgery in London and the South East of England. He qualified from University College Hospital Dental School, London in 1982 and subsequently gained extensive experience in both hospital and practice-based oral surgery. He has over 25 years’ experience in both the surgical and restorative management of implant cases. He has a keen interest in all aspects of dental education and has lectured on and run bone augmentation and implant training courses, as well as lecturing on business skills for successful implant practice for a number of years. He is a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology and an examiner for the Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry as well as for Membership in Oral Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons, England.
Clinically he undertakes all aspects of bone grafting, immediate load full arch surgery and restoration and has a particular interest in synthetic bone regeneration substitutes.
Qualifications: BDS LDSRCS MFGDP DipDSed DPDS MSurg Dent
Alan Boyde is a founding member and an Honorary Member (1987) of the Association of Dental Implantology. His current position is Professor of Mineralised Tissue Biology in the Dental Physical Sciences Section of the Department of Oral Growth and Development of the Dental Institute of Barts’ and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. His current research is aimed at understanding bone and cartilage development, structure and function and responses to hormonal and drug challenges, impact exercise, aging, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, traumatic osteochondrosis, fatigue fracture, iatrogenic bone wounding (including dental and skeletal implants) and tumour metastases, and skeletal changes in genetically modified mice. It uses a wide range of imaging modalities from naked eye to sub-micron resolution. Dental hard tissue structure, development, disease and iatrogenic damage are also studied.
Qualifications: PhD BDS LDSRCS MDhc FRMS FAS
Colin Campbell is a Specialist in Oral Surgery who qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1994 and gained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from Edinburgh in 1999.
He worked as a junior in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Glasgow, Nottingham and Derby before entering practice as a Primary Care Oral Surgeon where he stayed for over fifteen years.
Colin began practising Implant Dentistry in 1998 and began lecturing in 2000. He became a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology in 2006 and was the Communications Officer for the ITI UK & Ireland Section from 2011 – 2014.
Colin’s practice is limited to Implant Surgery (and a little bit of Oral Surgery) He has placed over 4000 dental implants and provides all aspects of bone grafting in Implant Dentistry.
He is the Clinical Director of The Campbell Clinic in Nottingham, a multi-disciplinary Specialist Practice and is a Partner and Director in The Campbell Academy.
Qualifications: BDS FDS RCS
William Carter graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 2004. Whilst there he was awarded the J N Procter prize for restorative dentistry and won a scholarship to study dentistry in Helsinki, Finland in 2003.
After completing his general professional training at Newcastle Dental Hospital in 2006, Will continued his post graduate study, undertaking his Diploma in Conscious Sedation from Newcastle University after carrying out research into a new type of electronic intravenous cannula.
In 2013 he was awarded a Master of Science with a merit in clinical restorative cosmetic dentistry from the University of Central Lancashire. Following this Will passed the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) examinations at the Royal College of Surgeons England, and gained his Diploma in Implant Dentistry from Warwick which will be progressed into an MSc.
In November he graduated as an alumni from the Kois Centre in Seattle.
Will is a partner at Queensway Dental Clinic Billingham.
Qualifications: BDS Diploma Conscious Sedation MJDF (RCS Eng) MSc Restorative Dentistry Diploma Implantology (Kois graduate)
Shiraz Gulamali qualified in 1980 at Guy’s Dental Hospital and returned there to complete his Masters in Periodontology. This was completed in 1985, and following this he gained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. His recognition as a Specialist in Periodontology was granted by the GDC in 1999. He currently has a practice exclusive to periodontics and implantology, and has also been involved extensively in the past with both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. He has now introduced plasma rich in-growth factors to his course material in sinus augmentation procedures, and has presented numerous papers to professional bodies, both locally and internationally. He is currently on the ADI Register of Mentors.
Qualifications: BDS LDSRCS MSc FDSRCPS
David Holmes obtained his dental degree from the University of Sydney graduating with honours in 2002. He worked in private dental practice for four years before moving in 2006 to New York University (NYU) to pursue his interest in dental implants and reconstructive dentistry. During the four years he spent at NYU he received a Certificate in Implant Dentistry from the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, a Master of Science degree (Biomaterials and Biomimetics) and was assistant research scientist in the department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics.
He has presented at numerous international and national dental implant, periodontic and prosthodontic meetings, including the Academy of Osseointegration, the North Eastern Society of Periodontists, The North Eastern Implant Symposium and The American Prosthodontic Society. He has co-authored a textbook chapter as well as multiple peer reviewed journal articles. Currently he works in private practice limited to implant and reconstructive dentistry in central London.
Qualifications: BDS Hons (USyd) Cert Imp Dent (NYU) MS (NYU)
Kevin Lochhead is a Specialist in Prosthodontics and clinical lead at Edinburgh Dental Specialists, a referral only multidisciplinary specialist practice that he started 23 years ago.
He is a strong proponent of "evidence based dentistry" and the "team" approach to dental implant treatment: multidisciplinary treatment planning (prosthodontically driven), implant placement by oral and maxillofacial surgeons and restoration fabrication by an onsite dedicated implant laboratory.
Having a laboratory and team of technologists on site has allowed the careful assessment of new technology as it has become available.
Qualifications: BDS DGDP
Hassan Maghaireh completed five years’ training in various maxillofacial units in the UK, gaining his membership in the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh by Examination. He then gained a Clinical Masters degree in Implant Dentistry from the University of Manchester winning the best clinical presentation award in 2008. Dr Maghaireh maintains a private implant referral practice in Leeds, and also acts as a mentor and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Implantology at the University of Manchester. Hassan has a special interest in Evidence Based Implant Dentistry and is actively involved in the oral health group of the Cochrane collaboration. He is on the editorial board for the European Journal of Oral Implantology. Dr Maghaireh is the head of the scientific committee at The British Academy of Implant & Restorative Dentistry (BAIRD) and a mentor for ADI, ITI, Straumann, Megagen and other implant systems. He is the clinical director of the one-year Clinical & Evidence Based Dental Implantology course in Leeds, Qatar, Bahrain, Emirates Jordan and Croatia.
Qualifications: BDS MFDS MSc (Implants)
After Emma McCormack completed her degree in Biomedical Science in 2010, she decided that she wanted to utilise her knowledge of the human body within a clinical setting and be at the front of patient care. Emma completed the Diploma in Higher Education in Dental Hygiene & Therapy at the University of Sheffield in June 2013.
Emma currently works full-time as both a Dental Hygienist and Therapist across four different practices throughout the Midlands. One of the practices Emma has worked at since qualifying in 2013 is the Campbell Clinic, where Emma is primarily involved in implementing implant maintenance programmes for patients.
Emma is currently Chairperson for the BSDHT Midlands Committee and last year volunteered with the charity Dental Hygienists for India, providing dental treatment to 600 underprivileged children in South India.
Qualifications: BSc DipHE Dental Hygiene & Therapy Sheffield
Shane McCrea graduated from The Royal Dental Hospital in 1979 with BDS, and LDSRCS (Eng). In 2005 he completed an MSc in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology at KCL – his dissertation ‘Selection criteria for imaging prospective implant sites – a critical review’ being published in the BDJ in 2008. Since then he has had 24 publications in peer-reviewed journals. In July 2010 he concluded his Master of Medical Science Degree in Dental Implantology, from the University of Sheffield. In October 2014, Shane was awarded his third Masters degree: Stem Cells and Tissue Regeneration from the University of Bristol.
These postgraduate degrees have provided him with a sound understanding of bone and soft tissue physiology and the actual cell activity involved in recognition of trauma, activation and differentiation that allows stabilisation, repair, regeneration and modification. This information gives justification for his innovatory surgical techniques resulting in his prolificacy in investigation and scientific writings.
Qualifications: MMedSci (Dental Implantology) MSc (Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology) MSc (Stem Cells and Tissue Regeneration) BDS, LDSRCS, MFGDP
Matthew Miller qualified from Peninsula Dental School in 2013. Matthew previously studied Biology at Liverpool University.
Matthew began work as a DF1 trainee on the UCL Eastman scheme. It was during this time that Matthew developed a keen interest in dental implantology.
Matthew currently works as a Maxillofacial SHO at Torbay District General Hospital and has been active in many dental specialities during his time at Torbay. Matthew has a particular interest in research and evidence based dentistry. Matthew was delighted to be awarded First Prize for his poster presentation at the 2015 ADI Team Congress in Glasgow.
Matthew currently lives in Devon.
Qualifications: BDS BSc(Hons) MFDS
David Offord is a specialist in oral surgery and practice principal at Vermilion – The Smile Experts, a private referral clinic established in Edinburgh four years ago. Dr Offord qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1994, and has limited his practice to oral surgery since 2000. The nine-strong clinician team at Vermilion include three prosthodontists and two oral surgeons who work in close collaboration on implant cases, in particular around immediate loading of single crowns and full-arch cases, fixed or removable. Their work on immediate loading of implant retained over-dentures has resulted in a research collaboration with the University of Ghent, Belgium.
Qualifications: BDS MFDS Dip.Con.Sed
Nik Pandya is a Specialist in Periodontics and an Implant Surgeon. He qualified from University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1983. Following hospital appointments, and general practice, completed a postgraduate programme in Periodontology at Queen Mary, University of London in 1992.
He is lead clinician of a busy referral practice in Colchester, a part time Postgraduate Clinical Tutor/Lecturer in Periodontology at Barts & The London Queen Mary School of Dentistry, and a Visiting Professor and programme lead for Master of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontology) at BPP University. He is also a visiting academic at University of Essex, School of Human Sciences. He is a member of ADI, AAP, ICOI and he sits on the education committee of the BSP.
As an implant surgeon he works with other local specialists in prosthodontics for carrying out advanced restorative treatments. Together with an orthodontist and a prosthodontist colleague Nik completes the team delivering much needed care at the Hypodontia Clinic in Colchester.
He has a passion for teaching and is involved in many local and national courses. His research interest lies in Guided Bone and Tissue Regeneration, Lasers and Local Antimicrobial Delivery/Therapy.
Qualifications: BDS MSc DGDP(UK)
Amit Patel is registered with the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Periodontics. 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 then obtained his Membership in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and became a registered Specialist in Periodontics. He has worked with several different implant systems, lectured both nationally and internationally and published in the field of Dental Implantology and Periodontics.
Amit is also an Associate Specialist in Periodontics at the Birmingham Dental School. He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including lecturing to dental practitioners both in the UK and internationally. Amit is also the principal specialist and director at Birmingham Dental Specialists.
Qualifications: BDS MSc MClinDent FDS RCSEd MRD RCSEng
W Duncan Robertson
Born in Zimbabwe in 1959, Duncan Robertson returned to Scotland in 1976 before studying dentistry in Edinburgh in 1978. He qualified in 1983 having won the British Densply Student Clinician prize with a paper ‘A Polycarboxylate Dental Cement Containing Hydroxyapatite’.
Following a year at Edinburgh Dental Hospital, he began clinical and laboratory research after being awarded the Leckie Macatier Fellowship. His PhD entitled ‘Oral Keratoses’ was awarded by Edinburgh University in 2001.
Duncan started his dental practice in 1993 in Fairmilehead, Edinburgh. His interest in implantology developed from single units to multiple immediate loading cases. He recently applied for British and world patents for an adjustable abutment offering a range of selectable angulations and his design is now at the proof of concept stage.
Duncan has a keen interest in treatment planning in general practice and is an examiner with the RCS Edinburgh and a member of ITI, BSOS and ADI.
Qualifications: BDS MFGDP(UK) FDS RCS (Edin) PhD
Bill Schaeffer is qualified in dentistry and medicine, has post-graduate qualifications in both dental and general surgery and is recognised as a specialist Oral Surgeon. He has been placing dental implants since 1996 and is experienced in a number of different implant systems. He is co-owner of two implant centres in Sussex, which focus purely on dental implant treatments. Bill has been a past South East England Committee representative and was Director of Education for the Association of Dental Implantology (2009-2011).
Qualifications: BDS MBBS FDS RCS (Eng) MRCS (Eng)
Donna Schembri is a hygienist with over twenty years’ experience, working clinically between two practices in Yorkshire and Lancashire which both place implants.
Trained as a professional Dental Mentor and one of only a few DCPs to hold the PgCert in Mentoring in Dentistry from the FGDP (RCS), Donna is trained to offer support and coaching to dental professionals at any stage in their careers.
Donna is a DCP board member for the FGDP Yorkshire division, an Editorial Advisory Board member for the DH&T journal and a judge for the Dental Hygiene & Therapy awards. A Key Opinion Leader on professional care for various companies, she lectures on hygiene and therapy related topics including implant care, clinical techniques, team working and personal development, and has recently spoken at both the Dentistry Show and Europerio8.
Ashok Sethi has pioneered, in the UK and internationally, the art and science of surgical and restorative implant dentistry for 34 years. His practice is totally dedicated to implants achieving outstanding success rates in terms of predictability as well as aesthetic and functional outcome.
He conceived and taught the Diploma in Implant Dentistry, of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
He is the director of the recently established PID – Academy providing postgraduate education and training in practical implant dentistry.
He is a founding member and Past President of the ADI and has been elected as an Honorary Member of the Association.
He has written a book “Practical Implant Dentistry” jointly with Thomas Kaus, which is published by Quintessence International and has been translated into 10 different languages. The 2nd edition “Practical Implant Dentistry–the Science and Art” is now available.
Qualifications: BDS DGDP(UK) MGDSRCS(Eng) DUI(Lille) FFGDP(UK)
Andrew Shelley is in specialist practice in Manchester, UK. Qualified in 1979, he is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and of England. He has a special interest in imaging prior to dental implant placement and is currently researching the impact of cone beam CT technology on treatment planning and patient outcomes. Andrew is a co-author of the FGDP(UK)’s Selection Criteria for Dental Radiography.
Qualifications: PhD MSc BDS MFGDP(UK) DPDS MGDS RCSEd FDS RCSEd FFGDP(UK) Dip Rest Dent RCS Eng
John Stowell graduated firstly from the RCS (Eng) and then gained a BDS from Durham University. Subsequently he gained the FDSRCS from Edinburgh University.
He held House Officer posts in Conservation & Oral Surgery in Newcastle Dental School before holding the post of Registrar in OMFS in North Manchester Hospital. He became a P/T lecturer in Oral Surgery in the University of Manchester Dental School before moving on to become an Associate Specialist in Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery based in the Royal Albert & Edward Infirmary in Wigan. He retired from the post in 2009 but has maintained his private practice in Woodvale Clinic in Knutsford since 1975.
He was awarded an Associate Fellow of the AAID by examination in 1992 and was made an Honoured Fellow of the AAID in 2010.
He has lectured nationally and internationally for many years on implantology.
Qualifications: LDRCS(Eng) BDS(Dunelm) FDSRCS(Edin)
Raj Wadhwani maintains a private referral practice in Cambridge with a focus on prosthodontics and implantology, after having completed his Masters studies at GKT and Warwick Medical School. He has been using a Diode and an ErCrYSGG laser for 15 years for various aspects of his implant practice which covers single tooth to full mouth reconstruction across several different implant platforms.
He has recently re-commenced further studies and research in Genoa, Italy under Professor Stefano Benedicenti and Professor Steven Parker to study laser interaction with dental implant surfaces, with a view to identifying the true decontamination potential and ability of lasers.
Raj runs several dental practices in the Cambridge area, known as the Antwerp Dental Group. Within this nucleus of practices, he has created the brand Antwerp Implant Dentistry.
Qualifications: BDS LDSRCS(ENG) DGDPRCS(ENG) MFDSRCS(ENG) MClinDent (Prosth) MSc (Imp) ILM
Julia Wilson’s career in dentistry began at Kings College Dental School where she undertook a DSA course after which she went on to study dental hygiene at Leeds Dental Institute when on graduating Julia enjoyed both diverse and interesting work in hospital and general practice in Yorkshire. It was a return to London and meeting Peter Fairbairn that brought her into the world of dental implants. In addition to working in the West End and the City she has enjoyed working alongside Peter for nearly 25 years. She is a member of the BSP, BSDHT and the ADI. She has previously written articles for DH&T and presently enjoys giving talks for Bupa dental hygienists.