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Pynadath George

 Pynadath George

Pynadath George is a GDP who has a practice limited to advanced restorative dentistry and dental implants. He is a graduate of Liverpool Dental School and since then has completed the membership exams from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Through his career he has also completed a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, UCL, in London and a separate Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree in Dental Implants from Warwick University.

Currently he works as a peripatetic clinician providing implants and mentoring dentists in more than seven practices across the UK from Yorkshire to London. He is a Clinical Teacher teaching Restorative Dentistry and Dental Implants in Liverpool University Dental School. He also works in Preston Hospital treating cancer patients for removable and fixed prosthodontics with implants. His scope of practice within dental implants involves simple single implants and bone grafting to advanced and complex cases involving fitting screw retained full mouth bridges immediately onto implants.

Qualifications: BDS MFDS RCPS DRDP MSc Rest DentPGDip MSc Imp Dent

Zaki Kanaan

 Zaki Kanaan

Zaki Kanaan is a highly experienced and respected implant and cosmetic dentist. He is Past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Dental Implantology. He lectures nationally and internationally on all aspects of cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in dental implants, where he has achieved a Masters Degree from Guy’s Hospital in 2001. He also has a Diploma in Sedation, a Diploma in Hypnosis and is a Licenciate of the Faculty of Homeopathy.

Through his expertise in all aspects of tooth whitening, he is a Key Opinion Leader for Philips Oral Healthcare. He was also judged by his peers as ‘UK Dentist of the Year’ at the Dental Awards in 2012 and was awarded the prize for Outstanding Contribution to Private Dentistry at The Private Dentistry Awards in London in 2015. He is a Past President of The London Dental Fellowship has also appeared on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies programme carrying out complex implant treatments.

Zaki runs the London Implant Academy with 2 colleagues, a 1-year hands-on implant training course. He works in private practices in the city and in Fulham Palace where he runs K2 Dental with his wife Dominique, also a dentist.

Qualifications: BDS MSc (Implant Dentistry) DipDSed LFHom

Minas Leventis

 Minas Leventis

Minas Leventis holds a PhD (2010) in Oral Pathobiology and an MSc (2004) in Oral Surgery from the Dental School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. In 2008 he also attended a post-graduate program in Periodontics and Implantology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. For more than a decade Dr Leventis has been on the Faculty of the Dental School, University of Athens as a Clinical Instructor and Researcher. He taught under- and post-graduate students Oral Surgery, Implantology and Bone Grafting, while undertaking extensive experimental research and having a track record of peer reviewed publications in international journals such as Implant Dentistry, TripleO, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery.

Based in central London, his private work and research are focused on oral surgery, implant dentistry and tissue engineering. In 2012 he earned the Diplomate status of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), is an active member of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK), a member of Leading Implant Centers and a founding member of ICOI-Hellas (Greece).

Qualifications: DDS MSc PhD

Nilesh Parmar

 Nilesh Parmar

Nilesh Parmar is the Practice Principal of Parmar Dental in Southend-On-Sea. With a special interest in implant and digital dentistry, and dental sedation for nervous patients, he has successfully placed and restored over a thousand dental implants.

Nilesh holds an array of accolades including ‘Young Dentist of the Year’ 2014 and ‘Best Young Dentist’ East of England in 2009, whilst his seven-surgery practice was voted ‘Best Hi-tech Practice’ in 2015.

One of a few dentists in the UK to have a degree from all three London Dental Schools, education is important to Nilesh. In his quest for constant self-development, he completed his Executive MBA at Imperial College Business School in 2016, helping him enhance his skills within the business aspects of running a dental practice.

With a commitment to supporting the next generation of dentists, Nilesh offers training and mentoring to those starting out in implant dentistry through his ‘Implant Academy’ and Study Clubs. Additionally, he lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of dental implants, CAD/CAM and digital technology.

Nilesh is a visiting implant clinician and readily accepts referrals for implant dentistry. More information can be found on his website www.drnileshparmar.com.

Qualifications: BDS (Lond) MSc (ProsthDent) MSc (ImpDent) Cert.Ortho MFGDP (UK) MBA

Samantha Pugh

 Samantha Pugh

Samantha Pugh qualified with distinction from Kings College London University in 1998 and focused her early years in oral and maxillofacial surgery appointments at St Georges Hospital, Tooting and Kings College Hospital, London. She developed her surgical skills and interest in surgical dentistry over the years and gained a Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons from the Royal College of Surgeons, England in 2001.

She has since worked for many years in family orientated practices in London and Bedfordshire with a special interest in surgical dentistry. During this time she gained experience with dental implants, which led her to undertake a postgraduate Masters programme. She completed her Masters in Implant Dentistry with Honours in 2007 from the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. 

On completing her training, Samantha continued to work at the Eastman Dental Hospital treating advanced surgical and restorative cases as well as teaching new postgraduate trainees. Samantha has a keen enthusiasm for teaching and education. She has lectured and provided hands-on courses for her peers. She has been a member of the Association of Dental Implantology since 2007 and attends regular journal clubs and peer discussion in the implant field.

Qualifications: BDS Hons MFDS RCS MSc Hons

Aly Virani

 Aly Virani

Aly Virani is a graduate of Cardiff University and works as a Clinical Research Fellow and a Clinical Lecturer at Bristol Dental Hospital, University of Bristol. His research interests include developing research methodologies, periodontal conditions, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions, the scientific evaluation of oral health care products, toothwear, dentine hypersensitivity and tooth whitening. He is currently involved in clinical research studies with publications in peer-reviewed journals. Aly is involved with undergraduate teaching and training of periodontology at the University of Bristol and has also lectured at ADI events.

Aly also works in private practice at Rhiwbina Dental Surgery in Cardiff. He maintains a general list with a particular interest in periodontal disease and implants.

He is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology and International Team for Implantology. He is also a Member of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and the Welsh Representative on the Committee for the Association of Dental Implantology.

Qualifications: BDS (Hons) MJDF RCS (Eng)