Continuing Professional Development


In August 2000 I registered for the newly created General Dental Council’s CPD Continuing Education Programme. I subscribe to, and read, United States based journals such as Mosby’s Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Dentistry Today and the CRA Newsletter. Other publications studied include the British Dental Journal, The Dentist, Dental Practice and the Journal of Aesthetic Dentistry.

I attend frequent day and evening courses to keep myself up to date with the latest techniques, favouring U.S. based speakers lecturing on restorative Dentistry and Dental Materials. Examples of courses attended are as follows:

March 2017

Professional Conferences Core CPD Update, London - Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Patients, Decontamination, Radiography, Legal and Ethical, Oral Cancer - Various Speakers

March 2017

John McLean Symposium - Restorative Dentistry Success or Failure: Fact or Fiction, London - Daniel Edelhoff & Jan-Frederick Guth, Nicola Pietrobon, Koray Feran, Felix Wohrle, Jo Frencken, Sanjah Sethi and  Christoph Thalacker

February 2017 

Dawood & Tanner Study Day, London - Dr Shanon Patel, Dr Andrew Dawood & Dr Susan Tanner, Prof Mark Miodownik, Dr Mathew Garrett, Prof Avijit Banarjee, Prof Richard Ibbetson and Dr Micheal Heffernan.

January 2017

Teacher Education Day - Kings College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's College & St Thomas' Hospitals

June 2016

Stars of Dentistry 2016, London - Drs Frank Spear, Lorenzo Vanini, john Cranham & Ian Bucle, John Kanca and Christain Coachman

January 2016

Dawood & Tanner Study Day, London - Drs Jonathan Collier, Charlotte Feinmann, Len D'Cruz, Shanon Patel, Fiona MacKillop, Andrew Dawood and Professor Trevor Burke

January 2016

Professional Dentistry CPD Update London- Complaints; Cross Infection Control; Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice; Legal & Ethics Update; Mouth Cancer; Radiography & Radiation Protection - Various Speakers

June 2015

British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry London - The Composite Showdown - Dr Gurindher Bhirth; Prof Trevor Burke; Dr Richard Lee; Dr Tif Qureshi; Dr Monik Vasant; Dr Nadeem Younis

February 2015

Professional Dentistry CPD Update London- Complaints; Cross Infection Control; Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice; Legal & Ethics Update; Mouth Cancer; Radiography & Radiation Protection - Various Speakers

January 2015

Dawood & Tanner Study Day, London - Dr Niall Kirkpatrick - New Concepts in Facial Rejuvination; Dr Richard Dawood - Emerging Infectious Diseases; Ebola and Other Risks in Healthcare; Dr Stefano Fedele - Jaw Osteonecrosis Associated with Bisphophonates and Other and Other Anti-resorbtives; Mr Nick Kalavresos - Current priciples of Reconstruction Following Surgery For Head and Neck; Dr Kathy Harley - Management of Enamel Defects in Young Patients; Dr Susan Tanner - Implant Restorations; 'Screwing Them Up'; Dr Rupert Hoppenbrouwers - Complaints and Compliments; Ms Jean Smith - How To Flirt; Dr Zaki Kanaan - White Talks; Dr Andrew Dawood - 3D Printing In Dentistry - A 'Disruptive' Technology.

January 2015

Teacher Education Day - Kings College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's College & St Thomas' Hospitals

December 2014

Managing The Old, Frail And Ill In Practice - Dr Jo Omar

October 2014

An Update On recent Changes To Infection control In England - Dr Caroline Pankhurst

March 2014

Medical Emergencies for The Dental Team - King's Postgraduate Centre

January 2014

Dawood & Tanner Study Day, London - Jo Omar - Sedation in Your Pra?ctice; Dr Almas Husain - Adult Orthodontics, Devices and Desires;Dr Ana Angelova - Stem Cells in Dentistry; Dr Shanon Patel - Getting to the Root of the Problem; Trevor Brooker - CAD CAM: Exciting New Options; Prof Mark McGurk - Minimally Invasive Management of the salivary Gland Disease; Dr Susan Tanner - Implant Prosthodontic Problems; Dr Andrew Dawood - Perimplantitis: How Do We Manage It?

January 2014

Teacher Education Day - Kings College London Dental Institute at Guy's, King's College & St Thomas' Hospitals

January 2013

Dawood & Tanner Study Day, London - Dr Seema Sharma - CQC; Drs Dawood & Tanner - Secrets for Success with Implants; Dr Shanon Patel - Decision Making: Implants or Root Canal Treatment?; Prof Tara Renton - Why, When and How to Extract Wisdom Teeth; Dr James Goolnik - Marketing Your Dental Practice.

November 2012

BACD Manchester - David Garber & Maurice Salama -Success by Design - Integrating Biology, New Implant Design & Aesthetics in Simplified and Complex Therapy 

October 2012

London - Gordon Christensen - The Bottom Line

November 2011

London - British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry - Various speakers

September 2011

London - Two Day Implant Symposium - Nobel Biocare - Various speakers

November 2010 
London – Dr J Thorogood – ‘Radiology Update’

October 2010 
Manchester Confederation of Dental Employers – 'Getting to grips with the Quality Care Commission’

September 2010 
Two day London Symposium on Implants – Nobel Biocare – Various speakers

October 2009 
London - Dr C Pankhurst - ‘Infection and Prevention for the Dental Team’

February 2009 
Delegate at the Chicago Mid Winter Meeting - attending several courses over 3 days including;

Dr G Christensen (USA) Making Decisions On Controversies In Restorative Dentistry

Dr F Tuminelli (USA) The Challenge Of The Edentulous Arch With Dental Implants

Dr G Priest (USA) Revitalize Smiles with Crowns, Veneers and Implants

Dr C Jansen (USA) Lessons learned Restoring Dental Implants, Avoiding and Managing Restorative Complications

Dr S Ratcliff (USA) Cases I love….. and One I wish I’d Never Seen

Dr M Hyman (USA) Beauties and Beasts of Cosmetic Dentistry

February 2007 

Delegate at the Chicago Mid Winter Meeting - attending several courses over four days including:
Dr G Christianson (USA) Direct and Indirect Restorations
Dr H Heyman (USA) Disturbing Trends in Aesthetic Dentistry
Dr C Misch (USA) Treatment Planning for Implants
Dr J Ferrucane (USA) Materials Update

July 2007 
One Day Symposium Dr C Misch (USA) - “Avoiding Prosthetic Complications in Implant Dentistry" in London

September 2006 
Nobel Biocare World Tour. A series of lectures and live clinical implant placements including use of BioGuide and All-on-Four.
Speakers included; Chris Lewis, Liene Molly, Lesley David, Tion Mankoo, Ashad Ali, Roland Glauser, Karl Bishop, Andrew Dawood, Jack Hahm, Gerry Cleary, Raj Patel, Bill Abbo, Susan Tanner, Van Dooren/Hegenbarth, Inaki Gamborena, Eric Rompen, Chris Orr and Jorg Strub.

May 2006 
One Day Symposium Dr Galip Gurel (Turkey) - “Failures of all ceramic restorations in the anterior aesthetic zone” in London

October 2005 
One Day Symposium British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry – various speakers on “Aesthetic Dentistry – Past Present and Future” in London

February 2005 
Delegate at the Chicago Mid Winter Meeting - attending several courses over 3 days including;

Dr D Nathanson (USA) Materials and Selection and Procedure

Dr D Garber (SA) Considerations Dental Aesthetics

Dr K Misch (USA) Implants for the Completely Edentulous patient

October 2004 

Dr B Bichacho (USA), One day Symposium - “Considerations for the Esthetic Reconstruction of The Smile – A Periodontal Perspective” in London.

April 2004 
Dr A Sudan (USA), One Day Symposium - “Updates in Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry” In London

February 2004 
Delegate at the Chicago Mid Winter Meeting - attending several courses over 3 days including;

Modern Concepts in Adhesive Dentistry

Ovate Pontic Form in Tissue Guidance for Esthetic Excellence

Materials Update

Control of The Periodontal/Restorative Interface

Physiologic Principles for The Implant Success

November 2003 

CRA Dentistry Update, one day symposium in London

October 2003 
Privately organised course in Digital Photography, Image Manipulation, Photoshop and Power Point Presentations

April 2003 
Dr J Castelnuovo “Gingival Level Alteration” in London

December 2002 
Delegate at the Greater New York Dental Meeting - attending several courses over 4 days including;

New Restorative Systems

Cosmetic Dentistry - Practising and Producing

Ultraconservative Rehabilitation

Periodontal Plastic Surgery to enhance Aesthetics and Restorative Procedures

August 2002 

Attended courses in Dental Digital Radiography and Imaging and in Digital Photography. The latest Sirona and Fuji systems have subsequently been installed in the surgery.

April 2002 
Dr M. Salama (USA), a one day symposium on “Treatment Alternatives for Replacing Anterior Teeth in Adults” in London.

June 2001 
Gordon Christiansen’s (USA) two day Symposium - “CRA Dentistry Update” at Lake Tahoe, U.S.A.

May 2001 
Dr. G. Chiche (USA), one day symposium under the title “Recipes for Predictable Anterior Aesthetics” in London

March 2000 
Dr John Kanca III (USA), one day symposium entitled “New Advances in Adhesive Dentistry II” London

December 1999 
Greater New York Meeting - Three day series of seminars and a trade show.

April 1999 
Dr Ronald Goldstein (USA), one day symposium entitled “The Prosthetc Failure - how to prevent and how to correct” Annenberg Lecture, London

March 1999
Two day course on endodontics under Dr. P. Machtou (Fr) and Dr. J. Webber (UK), entitled “The Root to Success” at the Royal Society of Physicians, London.

June 1998 
One day symposium entitled “New Advances in Adhesive Dentistry I” presented by Dr John Kanca III (USA), in Bradford, England.