The SmileTube teaching faculty is composed of some of the most experienced practitioners operating today. Operating is a key word - not only are the faculty members well qualified in their specific field but most importantly they are wet handed dentists. Think about it... who would you have teach you? someone who can talk about it or someone who can actually do it?? However, at the same time, not all good practitioners make good teachers. The SmileTube faculty comprises the best of both worlds.

Meet the faculty members;

Online Teaching - Implant & Oral Surgery programmes

Dr Ken Nicholson BDS. MSc.(Imp.Dent).

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Dr Nicholson graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 1982 winning the Ash prize in restorative dentistry. After several years in general practice he joined the Royal Army Dental Corps where he remained until 1988 when he returned to N. Ireland to establish a successful general practice.

After a decade in general practice he opened a dedicated implant referral centre, purpose designed for the delivery of implant treatment and teaching. In 2010 he was employed by the Postgraduate Medical and Dental School at the University of Central Lancashire to restructure the MSc programme in Implant Dentistry, prior to this he was instrumental in the development of the MSc course in Implant Dentistry at the University of Warwick where until April 2012 he was an Associate Fellow in the Institute of Clinical Education. He is the founder of the British Society of Oral Implantology, the co-founder of the European Journal of Oral Implantology, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and sits on the editorial board of the European Journal of Implant Dentistry, The International Journal of Implant Dentistry and Related Research, Implant Dentistry Today and The Irish Dentist. He currently is studying for his Doctorate in Education, looking at the role of e-learning in postgraduate dental education and devotes the majority of his time to SmileTube.tv.

 

Mr Manish Bose BDS, MFDS RCPS, MClinDent (Perio), MRD RCS

Manish is Clinical Director at Ikon Specialist Dental Suite in Ealing, West London. He is in the process of building a multi speciality centre and is currently working alongside specialists in oral surgery and orthodontics.

Manish is a registered specialist in Periodontology and passed with a distinction from the Eastman Dental Hospital. He originally undertook his undergraduate degree from Manchester and qualified in 1996. After spending some time in general practice, Manish then completed two and a half years as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillo Facial surgery at hospitals within London. He started the Masters in Clinical Dentistry and Periodontology passing with a Distinction in 2004. Subsequently he spent two years as a full time restorative lecturer at Bristol University. He now spends his time between teaching and working in private practice, as well as being a honorary lecturer at the Eastman dental Hospital, University College London. He is also a supervisor on the long distance MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry, Kings College, London.

Manish has lectured both nationally and internationally on his specialist subject, and has extensive experience in teaching undergraduates and postgraduates. He is a member of the following organisations:

  • Accredited member of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP)
  • Association of Dental; Implantology (ADI)
  • London Educational Representative for the British Society of Periodontology
  • British Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology

In his spare time Manish enjoys spending time with his family and is a keen cook.

Clinical supervision

 

London Region

Mr Manish Bose BDS, MFDS RCPS, MClinDent (Perio), MRD RCS

 

 Dr Sam Parsno BDS (Sweden), DipImpDent RCS (Eng.) MSc ImpDent URJC (Spain)

Sam Parsno ST1Mr Sam Parsno BDS (Sweden 1994), DipImpDent FGDP RCS (London 2015) has been trained by the best of the best such as Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark. Sam qualified from one of Europe’s most prominent Medical & Dental Universities known as the home of the Nobel Prize Assembly, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden in 1994 and has been practicing dentistry both in Sweden and in London. Sam is committed to excellence in dental care and was nominated as finalist for three dentistry awards “The Dentistry” and “Private Dentistry” awards 2015 in “Best Patient Care” category and finalist for Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2016 in Restorative Dentistry.

 

In 2000 he completed a certificate course in implant dentistry at one of the most renowned implant centres in the world, Brånemark Osseointegration Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. He has successfully placed thousands of implants since then. He has also completed several advanced courses in bone augmentation and Sinus augmentation associated with implant treatment in Austria, United Kingdom and Germany. In 2013 after 13 years of experience in implant dentistry, he enrolled on The Royal College of Surgeons Implant Diploma course and was one of the very few in the country who was awarded the prestigious degree of Diploma in Implant Dentistry.

 

Dr Kunal Shah and Dr Khoi-Le join forces to provide an excellent clinical teaching/learning experience in LeoDental Practice, 19 Bell Lane, Hendon. London, NW4 2BP.

 

Khoi LEDr Xuan-Koi LE graduated in dentistry in Germany in 2002. Although his native tongue is Vietnamese this talented clinician also speaks German, French and of course, English. In 2013 he was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry at UCL.

 

 

 

 

Kunal Shah PictureDr Kunal Shah graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2011. He is heavily involved in career development for newly graduated dentists and exudes enthusiasm on the subject. Kunal is currently a Foundation Trainer on the London scheme for dentists in VT. The synergism of skills, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm between these two practitioners offers any course participant an exceptional opportunity to experience and learn the clinical foundations of implant dentistry.

 

 

Antonio de Vivo BDS (Wits) Dip Imp RCS (Eng)  GDC No. 66702

Antonio de Vivo STAntonio graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) in 1991 with an award in paediatric dentistry. He stayed on as a part time lecturer and clinical demonstrator for 5 years and after 13 years in private practice relocated to the UK with his family.  Antonio holds the FGDP (UK) Diploma in Implant Dentistry and is currently preparing for the FGDP (UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry with a special interest in endodontics and periodontics. His other special interests also include paedodontics, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Antonio is a member of the BDA, ADI, FGDP, BACD, BSGDS, EAO and SAAD.and also acts as mentor for Nobel Biocare delivering courses and seminars in implant dentistry. He also provides sedation and aims to provide high quality dentistry individual to every patient's needs.

Outside dentistry Antonio enjoys outdoor activities, in particular, he has a keen interest in football and modern pentathlon.

 

 

Cambridge

Wail Girgis BDS, MSc., Registered Specialist in Prosthodontics

Wail GirgisWail is a Partner at Devonshire House Dental and a Specialist Prosthodontist. He provides general dental care for a broad patient base and, as a Specialist Prosthodontist, is especially skilled in the replacement of missing teeth, the restoration of natural teeth and in complicated and simple restorations of the whole mouth.

Wail trained at King's College Hospital Dental School, London and went on to complete an MSc degree in Conservative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London where he taught thereafter as a clinical lecturer. He went on to teach at the International Centre for Excellence in Dentistry on the Implant Certificate Course. He is a member of the International Team for Implantology for whom he is a clinical lecturer. Wail joined Devonshire House in 1998 and became a Partner in 2000.

 

 

Cyrus Nikkhah BDS, FDS RCS(Eng), MClinDent(Prostho), MRD RCS, Registered Specialist in Prosthodontics

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Cyrus joined Devonshire House in 2003 and became a Partner in 2006. He qualified from Guy's Hos[ital, London in 1995, going on to gain experience in maxillofacial surgery and was awarded his Fellowship in Dental Surgery in 1999. Cyrus completed his specialist training in fixed and removable Prosthodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute where he continues to teach postgraduates in implant dentistry. He is a member of the International Team for Implantology fo whom he is a clinical lecturer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bath

André Philip Pettemerides BDS, DPDS, Dip. Imp. Dent (RCS Eng).

appettemeridies photo stPhilip Pettemerides BDS DPDS Diploma in Implant Dentistry. graduated from Charles Clifford Dental School University of Sheffield in 1976 and is the Practice Principal at Edgar Buildings Dental Care Bath

He has gained the Certificate in Surgical and Prosthetic Implant Dentistry, and the Advanced Certificate in Implant Dentistry from the International Centre for Excellence in Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College, London. He has also achieved the Diploma in Implant Dentistry from UCL.

He is an active member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, the British Society of Restorative Dentistry, the Association of Dental Implantology and an affiliate member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

He has lectured on dental implants in the UK and internationally and has presented at the Nobel Biocare World Tour in London 2006 and the Las Vegas Nobel Biocare World Conference in 2007. He has been the principal presenter in the Nobel Biocare Procera Roadshow series.

Philip has published in the Journal of Orthodontics, and the European Journal of Orthodontics and also contributed articles on Implantology and Restorative Dentistry, to Dental Practice, The Dentist, Private Dentistry, Implant Dentistry Today and Dental Tribune.

 

Dr George Mexias  DIP DS Athens  GDC No. 103059

George Mexias ST1Dr Mexias studied Dentistry at Athens University, qualifying in 1996. He opened a private practice in his hometown near Athens and worked there between 1998 and 2006 when he moved to the U.K. In 2004 Dr Mexias attended an intense and comrehensive implant course at the internationally renowned Branemark Clinic at Gothenburg University.

In 2012 Dr Mexias acquired Circus House Dental and Implant Centre which is now his main place of work though he continues to visit several nearby practices to provide dental implant therapy.

George is a member of the Association of Dental Implantolgy (ADI), The European Association of Osseointegration (EAO) and the Faculty of General Dental Practice (Royal College of Surgeons of England). He has taught and mentored other dentists for many years in implantology and has also been nominated to for the ITI.

 

 Teeside

Ian Lane  BDS (Hons), MFGDPUK, MSc(ImpDent)

ian lane stIan qualified with an Honours degree from Newcastle University in 1998. In 2001, Ian was awarded the MFGDP qualification and this was followed by the Diploma in Conscious Sedation in 2002 from Newcastle University. Ian has developed an interest in implant and reconstructive dentistry and has been very active in postgraduate education in this field since attending a Nobel Biocare Implant Introduction in 2002. Ian has been a partner at Queensway since 2006 and is responsible for ensuring high standards of dental care are provided for all NHS and private patients. Ian has also been involved in some university research projects in implant care and conscious sedation. 

Ian has shown continued commitment to further education with his three year MSc implant programme at Warwick University, where he was awarded “best implant student in 2008”. In the last 4 years Ian has attended, a surgical implant and bone grafting course at Paris Medical School and an Advanced All-on-4™ guided surgery residency with Paulo Malo in Lisbon, Portugal. Ian has also attended various scientific meetings in London, Manchester and in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Ian also provides small group teaching to dentists as part of Nobel Biocare’s training programme.

Ian is a partner at Queensway Dental Laboratory. Working in partnership with Richard Elliot over the last 3 years, Ian has assisted in bringing the latest products and services for implant dentistry into a new and exciting full service private implant laboratory. The laboratory now has a team of nine and provides bespoke implant and restorative cases for dentists at Queensway and around the NE region. Queensway Laboratory benefits from Nobel Biocare’s, Procera 3D scanning and planning technology.

The most recent phase of Ian’s academic and professional development began in April 2012 and involved visiting Seattle, USA to study with one of America’s most eminent dentists, Dr John Kois. This eight module programme follows some clear protocols for managing complexity in dental care and will allow Ian to carefully manage some of the most challenging reconstruction of patients’ dental health here at Queensway Dental Clinic. Ian successfully graduated from the Kois programme in November 2014.

Will Carter  BDS (Ncl), Dip SED, MSc.(Imp.Dent), MJDF, MSc. Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry, KOIS Graduate

 

Dr William Carter We are delighted to introduce you to Dr Will Carter, he is a Master of Implant dentistry and Cosmetic Restorative dentistry, he was recently voted ‘Britain’s Young Dentist of the Year 2016’ and brings with him a wealth of dental knowledge and expertise from around the world.

Will is an experienced and caring dentist, his main clinical focus and area of interest is the dental rehabilitation of adult patients with complex dental problems, worn and broken teeth, using advanced implant, surgical and restorative techniques such as ceramic veneers and direct composite bonding. Will is a trained sedationist so is comfortable caring for anxious patients.

When Dr Carter is not creating wonderful durable smiles for his patients he is deeply committed providing training and education for dental colleagues, Will is a clinical trainer and mentor for the ‘SmileTube.tv ’ Ultimate Implant Year Course - which can lead dentists onto a diploma degree, he is a mentor and trainer for Clinical Dental Technicians through an approved university accredited scheme and lectures regularly at the local NHS ‘Bourne house’ training facility in Durham, on the subject of dental implant complications.

We are delighted to announce that after speaking at the national ADI forum in London in 2015, Will has been asked to speak at the British Dental Association ‘speakers corner’ his topic is advanced dental rehabilitation and risk assessment.

Outside of work Will enjoys spending time with his wife Louise Carter (Specialist Orthodontist at Queensway) and their two children Daisy and Huw.

Training and awards;

2002 - Awarded J N Proctor prize for restorative dentistry (Newcastle university)

2003 - Won a scholarship to study dentistry in Helsinki Finland

         2004 - Graduated with BDS from Newcastle University

         2006 - Completed General Professional training (Newcastle dental hospital and private practice)

         2006 - Training in Botox and fillers

         2007 - Invisalign orthodontic training for general dental practitioners

         2008 - Awarded ‘Diploma in conscious sedation’ from Newcastle University (research into electronic cannula)

         2013 - Awarded Master’s degree (with merit) in ‘Clinical Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry’ UCLAN

         2014 - Graduated as an alumni from KOIS academy in Seattle U.S.A.

         2015 - Awarded Master’s degree (with merit) in ‘dental implantology’ from Warwick University

Membership;

Will has been a member of the British Dental Association, British Association of Cosmetic Dentistry (BASCD), International association of Dental Traumatology, Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD), he has sat on the Local Dental Committee (LDC) and been involved in the local sedation network.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Dr Ghaleb Karein BDS, Dip Imp Dent RCS(Edin), MFGDP

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Ghaleb, 35, qualified as a dental surgeon (BDS) in 2001 from The University of Jordan. In 2003 he was awarded the International Qualifying Exam Certificate by the General Dental Council. In 2005 this was followed by a Diploma of The Membership of the Faculty of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, of which he has been an active member ever since. In 2007 he was awarded a Certificate in Oral Surgery with Distinction from The University of Bristol followed by a Certificate of Business Management in 2008.

In 2003, Dr Karein completed a Year Course in Implantology in Manchester. After a spell in general practice, he embarked on further prestigious training courses in Implantology and Bone grafting in France, Sweden, Denmark and Spain. He successfully places over 150 dental implants annually between his practice in Cheltenham and other practices in Birmingham, Hereford and Cardiff.

Ghaleb is committed to Implantology and has undertaken many postgraduate courses in the field and kept up-to-date with the latest techniques and advances. He is also an Advanced Cerec Dentist and Accredited Invisalign practitioner since 2009, and has developed a keen interest and high level of experience in integrating digital dentistry into his every day practice. Ghaleb is also trained in Lingual stb braces and Inman Aligner.

In 2009, Dr Karein established Cheltenham Dental Spa and Implant Clinic, providing a unique and very special experience for patients, referring practitioners and now, (Jan 2014), with SmileTube.tv, a unique learning environment for future implant practitioners.

Both he and his Team are totally focused and determined to go that extra mile to ensure that every person partaking of the services available at Cheltenham Dental Spa, will have a unique and rewarding experience.

As well as dentistry, Ghaleb is an avid football supporter, football being his other real passion. He also enjoys walking his two Border Collies with his wife Donna and children Lara and Amin.

Derbyshire

Dr. Gerorge Savva

George Savva

Dr. George Savva graduated from the Royal London Hospital in December 1990. He completed his postgraduate Vocational Training Year from 1991-1992 in Derby and has spent all his working life as a General Dental Practitioner in Derbyshire, firstly as an Associate and then as a Principal at Alexandra Dental Care with Yogesh Savania since 1996.

George has completed the 18 month One to One Hands on Certificate Course Programme at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital (Oct 2006-March 2008) covering both the surgical and restorative phases of implant care.

In 2010 George completed the PGCE Clin Ed at Sheffield Hallam University.

In 2010 George undertook the Diploma in Implant Dentistry course based at Leeds University organised by the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (RCS) London. In December 2012 he took the final exams for full Diploma accreditation and was successful in being awarded the Diploma in Implantology:  DipImpDentRCS RCS (Eng). This is considered the ‘Bench Mark Standard’ by the General Dental Council.

In November 2015 George completed his MSc (with Distinction) in Implant Dentistry and attended the graduation ceremony at Leeds University in July 2016.

He is accredited Mentor with SmileTube.TV

Dr. Matt Lamb

Matt Lamb STMatt is the director at Glendair Dental Practice and his specialities are smile reconstruction and smile makeovers, high tech denture work and implant dentistry, all of which help him to replace missing teeth beautifully. He is also interested in short term orthodontics.

He has an empathetic, patient-centred approach and also has a diploma

in conscious sedation and anxiety management, which is ideal for nervous patients.

His membership in general dental practice and the Royal College of Surgeons demonstrates a broad knowledge and skills base to accurately diagnose most oral problems.

Matt has a Master’s Degree in Medical Science and Dental Implantology and undertook the highest level of implant training a high street dentist can. This is because he feels it is important that he understands exactly why the placement of an implant needs to be correct, in the right place, at the right time, to produce the best outcome. 

Matt knows and understands the clinical evidence, which means our patients have the dental implant delivered safely and accurately, using the latest evidence-based technologies. This results in the implant working and appearing like a natural tooth and we place great importance on post- implant care to help ensure that the implant will last a lifetime.

Matt holds a clinical teaching post at Sheffield University where he trains qualified dentists the best way to place implants.

Cornwall

Mr Jeremy Harris BDS, DPDS, MSc.(Imp.Dent)

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Jeremy Harris is the principle dentist for Pure Dental Health & Wellbeing. He is highly qualified with about 20 years experience in Dental Implantology. He qualified in Edinburgh in 1981 with distinctions in Periodontology and Orthodontics and also received the Dall medal for crown and bridgework.

After working in Cornwall & Devon, Jeremy opened his present practice in Truro in 1991. In 1992 he decided to focus on the specialised fields of Implantology and Reconstructive/Cosmetic Dentistry.

During 2000-2001 Jeremy underwent a years intensive formalised training with Hilt Tatum, a world renowned Implant dentist, innovator and teacher. This was an accredited 350 hour teaching programme in conjunction with Lille University. A Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies was awarded in 2001 and following a further 3½ years of intensive study Jeremy gained a Master of Science Degree in Implant Dentistry in 2006.

He is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD), the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).

Jeremy was a Teaching Fellow on the Masters programme at Warwick University Medical School, 2006-2007 and is presently involved with the Royal College of Surgeons Implant Diploma. This course is widely considered to be the most comprehensive Implant training programme in the UK and sets the gold standard for practical Implant education.

Jeremy has lived and been educated in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Canada.

He is an avid reader, follower of Formula 1 Grand Prix racing for 25 years and enjoys angling, gardening, mountaineering and rock/ice climbing.

 

Scotland

Dr Scot Muir BDS MFGDP RCS Eng MSC. Warwick Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry (Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry, Glasgow)

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We are delighted to announce that Dr. Scot Muir has just been appointed a Director in the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry.  Scot has extensive dentistry experience and exclusively placed implants for over 9 years.  He is also a Clinical Supervisor on the ultimate implant year course at www.smiletube.tv, where he mentors over 20 dental clinicians throughout their implant development.

Education

University of Glasgow B.D.S. Royal College of Surgeons M.F.G.D.P. University of Warwick M.Sc. sced st

Biography

Having graduated from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 1996, Scot furthered his career taking an interest in both cosmetic and implant dentistry and completed a Master of Science degree at University of Warwick in 2007 and a Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons in England in 2008.

Scot has further extended his knowledge and experience by travelling to North America and Europe gaining skills in Cosmetic Dentistry, Denture Construction and Implant Dentistry. He is delighted that he can greatly improve his patients smiles in one of the most advanced dental surgeries in the world -  located in Glasgow city centre.

Having been a vocational trainer in the past, Scot is a Clinical Supervisor on the Ultimate Implant Year Course at www.smiletube.tv and runs annual Implant seminars at both Aberdeen Dental Institute and the West of Scotland Centre for Postgraduate Dental Education.

Ireland

Dublin

darren mccourt stMr. Darren McCourt is an experienced specialist Oral Surgeon registered in the U.K. and Ireland, practicing in Dublin.

Darren completed his dentistry at Glasgow University in 1995 and then had training posts at Glasgow Dental Hospital (Department Of Oral Surgery and Department Of Restorative Dentistry) and Newcastle General Hospital (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery) where he was resident for two years. The resident post also involved Oral Surgery clinics at Newcastle Dental Hospital. He completed vocational training in Glasgow and was entered onto the specialist list in 2000. He has been in specialist practice, Dublin, since 2000 and has also held Oral Surgery posts for the Eastern Health Board at Louglinstown Hospital and was a clinical teacher for many years in the department of Oral Surgery in the Dublin Dental Hospital.

He has completed his fellowship (Oral Surgery/Oral Medicine) and Membership in Oral Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons London as well as a diploma in sedation at the University of Newcastle where he undertook research on the Bi-spectral index in sedated patients using Midazolam during Oral Surgery.

Darren currently provides Oral Surgery and Advanced Dental Implantology in primary and secondary care at the Castle Clinic Dalkey, Hermitage Hospital Lucan and the Blackrock Clinic Dublin under local anaesthesia / intravenous sedation /inhalational sedation and General Anaesthesia.

He has been placing dental implants since 1999 and has vast experience in all of the Nobel Biocare implant types and products. He has undertaken well in excess of 2000 implant cases and provides all forms of bone grafting as well as reconstructing arches with a graftless approach. His implant journey has now extended into the placement of zygomatic dental implants.

Limerick

Dr Joe Callanan qualified in Cork in 1987 and completed a diploma in Trinity in 2000. Dr. Callanan has continued to ensure that he is at the forefront of the latest techniques of dentistry with completion of many courses around the world. He has attended courses in Ireland the UK, America, France and Sweden and was awarded an MSc with merit in Implant Dentistry from Sheffield University. He has a special focus on family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridgework and implants. He attends ongoing courses in these important areas. Since 1996 he has successfully placed several hundred implants.

 

Northern Ireland

Belfast

Dr Simon Killough Bsc.(Hons) MFDS FDS(Rest Dent) FFD PhD

 

Simon KilloughSimon Killough is a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in the Belfast Trust and Honorary Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). After graduating in Dentistry in 1994 with a BSc(Hons) in Pathology, he undertook a house job before spending 7 years in General Dental Practice. He was appointed a Clinical Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast in 2002 and commenced a PhD in the field of dental pulp biology. He was awarded the European Society of Endodontology Research Prize in 2005 and spent time in the University of Lyon in 2006 and 2007. He undertook higher specialist training in Restorative Dentistry from 2004-2009 and completed his PhD in 2007.

 

Simon’s main interest is in the dental aspects of head and neck oncology and he has developed this service in Northern Ireland with his active involvement in the multidisciplinary team, streamlining of pre-radiotherapy dental assessments, obturator planning and utilising dental implants for oral rehabilitation. He also leads the multidisciplinary implant clinic, managing patients with hypodontia and dental trauma. His research interests include quality of life issues in head and neck oncology patients. Simon is an enthusiastic clinical teacher and is the Training Programme Director for Restorative Dentistry.

 

Enniskillen

Dr Sinead McEnhill  BDS, MFGDPUK, DipImpDentRCS(Eng), FICD,  MClinDent(Implantology)

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Sinead McEnhill is the clinical director of Belmore Dental Clinic, a multiple award winning referral practice in Enniskillen. She is originally a graduate of Queens University, Belfast.

Sinead is an advanced implant diplomate from the Royal College of Surgeons, London. This was attained in 2006 after completing her MFGDP(UK) in 2001. She is a practice assessor and tutor for the RCS Implant Diploma Course. In her role as implant tutor, she has mentored many dentists through the rigorous requirements of this GDC gold standard course to attain diploma status.  

More recently, Sinead has completed her MSc in Implant Dentistry from Leeds University, where her research was related to peri-implantitis. She was inducted as a fellow into the International College of Dentists in 2015 from Trinity College Dublin, recognition of her focus on dentistry and philanthropy.

Sinead is dedicated to lifelong learning and education of dentists hoping to aspire in the world of implant dentistry.  She has special interest in the workflow of digital technology for the future of implant dentistry, as a planning tool towards attaining harmony of aesthetics and function for every patient.

 

 The United States

California

Dr Sreenivas Koka

dr koka 240x300Dr. Sreenivas Koka has been a specialist dentist for over 20 years. To date, Dr. Koka's career involves clinical patient care, university teaching and research.

Prior to moving to San Diego, Dr. Sreenivas Koka was Consultant in Prosthodontics at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, one of the most trusted names in healthcare. Dr. Koka was Chairman of the Department of Dental Specialties and Professor of Dentistry at the Mayo Clinic. After leaving Mayo Clinic and before coming to San Diego, Dr Koka spent almost a year in Zurich, Switzerland as the Executive Director of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation, an independent Foundation serving patients globally through education, science and humanitarian initiatives.

Dr. Sreenivas Koka is board-certified in prosthodontics. He has published numerous scientific articles and taught many dental students and graduate students how to properly use dental implants to improve patient care. Dr. Koka is recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award by his students nine different times at the University of Nebraska and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Sreenivas Koka is recipient of the Clinician-Researcher Award from the American College of Prosthodontics and the National Student Dental Research Group Mentor Award of the American Association of Dental Research.

Dr. Sreenivas Koka has been invited to give lectures at many respected institutions and professional venues all over the world including Harvard University, UCLA, Peking University (China), Guy's Dental Hospital (United Kingdom), Eastman Dental Institute of Rochester (New York), University of Genoa (Italy), New York University, University of Bern (Switzerland) University of Michigan, UCSF, University of Nebraska, Eastman Dental Institute of London (United Kingdom), MIT's Sloan School of Management, University of Toronto (Canada) and has presented at the International College of Prosthodontists meetings in Crete, South Africa and Italy.

Dr. Sreenivas Koka is very active in professional organizations. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association and the San Diego District Dental Society. He is a Fellow in the Academy of Prosthodontists (President 2014-2015; President-elect 2013-2014), a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. In addition, Dr. Koka is a member of the Board of Directors of the International College of Prosthodontists and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Prosthodontic Research.

 

What students say about our courses
Dr. Andrew Dixon
GDP, working in Whickham Dental Practicw, Newcastle

Got the written confirmation from the exams department (RCS Edinburgh) this week so nice to have a hard copy of the results in my hand!! Many thanks for your guidance over the last year or so. The UIYC was set at a perfect level with just the right amount of content to get you through the diploma.

Dr. Chameera Fernando
GDP, working in Northampton




The print outs will be really useful as I wanted to go over the lectures again and start making notes and memorising the information.

Dr Lucy Nichols BDS MFDSRCS MSc.
GDP, working in New Malden with a special interest in aesthetic/cosmetic dentistry and implantology

The flexibility of doing the theory on-line has been fantastic. Far more convenient and cost effective than other courses. And it's useful to be able to revisit a lecture. Having patients provided and having a relatively local mentor has also been a big advantage over many other courses.

Dr C. Lappin BSc.(Hons), BDS(Hons), FDS RCS(Eng)
GDP, practicing in Belfast


Amazing! This is a very useful resource.

Dr. Andrew Dixon



I really enjoyed being able to complete the course at my own pace but with you in the background giving the occasional nudge so you dont loose focus. Obviously this also makes it very cost effective as there was much less time off work than on other courses. The supply of papers / reading material although daunting at first was excellent and actually essential for the diploma.

Dr R.D BDS Manc
General Dental Practitioner working in Manchester and did the Ultimate Implant Year Course in 2013

The UIYC is a very informative course especially for me who had a limited exposure to implant dentistry. It has certainly improved my knowledge in this domain with its very well structured online theoretical modules coupled with the improvement of my surgical skills via the monthly hands-on practical sessions. I managed to place a number of implants in the space of ten months. The good aspects of this course are that it provides you with patients to work with and it fits around your work schedule. Wished I found this course a few years earlier!

Dr Clair Kilgarriff, B Dent Sc, TCD
GDP practicing in Dublin with a special interest in orthodontics and implant dentistry

Ken Nicholson was my tutor for the certificate year in implant dentistry from the University of Warwick. He was one of the best lecturers I have had in my under and postgraduate training. He is methodical and clear in his delivery. Above all he is open to the viewpoints of others and most helpful in directing a student to further knowledge.

David Magilton BDS
GDP working in Lanarkshire and a current Ultimate Implant Year Course delegate

I thought that the intro to the UIYC was brilliant. We were given the perfect amount of information on this fascinating subject and this has given me a great insight into implant dentistry. It has also made me very keen to learn more and place my first implant. The smiletube site is an amazing resource and I appreciate the hard work you must have put into it.