Dr. Mark Emms


Qualifications: L.D.S.R.C.S (Edin) MSc (UCL)

Dr. Mark Emms was born and brought up in Staffordshire. He qualified from Edinburgh’s Royal College of Surgeons in 1985 and was awarded his Licence in Dental Surgery. He bought his practice in Penkridge in 1986. Dr. Emms undertook several years of specialised implant training at various centres of dental excellence in the UK, alongside running his practice as the principal. He then went on to complete a Masters Degree in Conservative Dentistry in 2004 from the Eastman Dental Institute in London, part of University College, London, where he obtained specialist training in all aspects of conservative and restorative dentistry.

Committee Members

Dr. Selvan Govender

Qualifications: BDS Dip ClinDent MClinDent (Prosthodontics) Dr Selvan Govender graduated with a Bachelors degree in dentistry from the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg) in 1999. He spent 5 years in NHS practice in the east of England, whilst completing a post graduate diploma in clinical dentistry from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa). In this time he discovered a passion for restorative dentistry. In 2007 he joined The Avenue Dental

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Dr. Peter JM Fairbairn

Peter graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1981 and after a few years in Hospital positions and the army came to the UK to work in the NHS. His interest with dental Implantology started in the late 80s and after courses with Dr Barry Edwards ( his mentor ) began placing and restoring in 1991. His main interest has been the use and development of Synthetic or

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Dr. Johnathan Ziff

Dr. Jonathan Ziff has two full time referral implant practice based in Leicestershire. He has placed and restored thousands of implants over the past fifteen years. His completed work regularly features in numerous dental journals and he lectures regularly on implant related work. Dr. Ziff has a particular interest in complex oral rehabilitations for patients needing combined periodontal surgical and restorative treatment. He is an active member of the

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Dr. Ian Bellamy

Dr. Ian Bellamy BDS BSc graduated in 1991 from Dundee University, having first obtained an honours degree in Microbiology with Microbial Genetics in 1987. He has been offering implant treatment at Aquae Sulis Dental, in Bath since 1998 and has placed in excess of 1500 implants on his own patients and those of his referring colleagues. Dr. Bellamy is commited to continuing post-graduate education and has trained extensively in

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Dr. Avik Dandapat

Dr Avik Dandapat is principal implant dentist at the Dental Implant Centre, having placed over 5000 implants. He also lectures in Implant Dentistry nationally in the UK and abroad and is a registered ADI (Association of Dental Implantology) dental Implant mentor. Avik qualified from Birmingham University where he gained his BDS qualification in 2001. He went on to working in private practice in Royal Leamington Spa and attained the

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Dr. Andrew Moore

Since qualification in 1988 Dr. Andrew Moore expanded his clinical experience by taking the post of Honorary Clinical Assistant in Oral Surgery at Basildon Hospital. He then completed a 2 year Postgraduate course in Orthodontics at Southend Hospital. Dr. Moore has a particular interest in Implantology, which he has pursued with a commitment to postgraduate qualifications in the field, including a 1 year course in Implantology at The Centre

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Dr. Amit Patel

Position: Specialist in Periodontics, Implant Dentist Qualifications: BDS MSc MClinDent MFDS RCSEd MRD RCSEng Dr. Amit Patel is a Specialist in Periodontics practising at Grace House Specialist Dental Centre in Birmingham. His special interests are dental implants, regenerative and aesthetic Periodontics. He has considerable experience in most of the mainstream implant systems, including Straumann, Biohorizons, Astra and 3i dental implants. Since 2009, Dr. Patel has introduced an intensive 3

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Professor Paul Tipton

Professor Paul Tipton qualified in 1978 from Sheffield University. After teaching in Sheffield and Australia, he established a mixed practice in central Manchester, turning purely private in 1986, after studying in London for 3 years under Michael Wise and completing the Branemark Implantology Course in Sweden. After a further two years study at the Eastman Dental Hospital and London University he graduated with an MSc in Conservative Dentistry. The

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Dr. Stewart Harding

Dr. Harding has recently been awarded the MSc in Implant Dentistry. Since qualifying he has held various full and part time hospital appointments in the UK. He has been in private practice since 1984 and introduced osseointegrated implants into his restorative and orthodontic practice in 1985. Over a twelve year period he has successfully placed and restored over five thousand implants. Since 1993 he has primarily practiced in Guernsey,

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Dr. Maher Almasri

Qualifications: DDS MSc PhD FADFE Since graduating from the University of Damascus in 1995, Dr Almasri pursued his career in Oral Surgery, undertaking a number of clinical and academic positions in Syria, Germany and UK. He qualified with a Masters degree from the University of London in 2003 and ITI scholarship award for Implant Dentistry training in 2004 in Stuttgart, followed by a PhD in Bone Regeneration and Tissue

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Dr. Eugene Marais

Position: President Profile: Dr. Eugene Marais qualified at the University of Pretoria in 1988. He moved to East London where he worked as an NHS associate until 1992, when he bought his own practice in Hornchurch, Essex. In 1994 Dr. Marais embarked on the implant bandwagon, firstly completing the Misch Implant Institute’s (MII) prosthetic course in Michigan, USA and then the MII surgical course in 1995 in Pittsburgh, USA.

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