An Unrivalled Speaker Line-Up for the Northern Dental Summit & Exhibition 2019
Our CPD courses are delivered by the profession's leading speakers. Over 80+ hours of essential updates for the profession, including 40+ hours of free CPD content.
Director, AN LAW
A commercial lawyer & litigator with expertise in the healthcare sector; dental & medical. Being client focused he assists clients, meeting with them initially to answer any questions that may arise at the outset. His goal is to help his clients achieve the best solution with as little discomfort and pain as possible.
He advises independent dental practitioners and corporate dental organisations across England and Wales on the acquisition and disposal of NHS and private practices, as well as dealing with:
- Partnership agreements
- Expense sharing arrangements
- Associate agreements and employment contracts
- Advise on issues with NHS England and the Care Quality Commission
- Mediation & litigation for dispute resolutions
President, Association of Dental Administrators and Managers
Lisa has been Practice Manager at The Old Surgery Dental Practice in Crewe for 20 years and in 2016 won Practice Manager of the Year at the Dental Awards. Lisa is now President of ADAM (Association of Dental Administrators and Managers) balancing this with her role as Practice Manager.
Partner, C & E Consult
Edd has extensive business and customer service management experience. This experience includes working within the security, gaming and leisure industries - all of which are highly competitive and customer service led industries. Edd prides himself on offering simple, effective and measurable business/operational management and customer service advice, specifically designed to help your business grow and move onto the next level. Edd has a proven track record of increasing profitability, reducing costs and effectively managing teams of people during his career, which has included Area Management roles within Securitas UK (Branch Manager, South West) and Mecca Bingo (Operational Support Manager, West of England). Edd has a level 5 diploma in Business Management and is also a fully accredited 6 thinking hats trainer.
Sterex Electrolysis International Ltd
Gill is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Charted Marketer and unusually a passionate advocate of excellence in aesthetic electrolysis and skin blemish removal treatment, Gill has been involved for over 30 years in developing equipment, products and treatment techniques for the removal of benign lesions. She is considered by many as an expert in this field and has co-written and edited 4 text books including the latest publication on Skin Blemish Removal ‘Skin Blemish Removal with Diathermy – A Practical Guide to Levels 4 and 5’, has worked on the Level 4 qualification in Blemish Removal and the new Level 5 Advanced Blemish Removal qualification, Gill has also been involved in one of the JCCP working groups.
Sterex Electrolysis International Ltd
Janet is an experienced clinical practitioner who has specialised in blemish removal since the 1980’s. She has a thriving practice near Wakefield and is also a qualified educator, assessor and recently the co-course developer for the new national Level 5 qualification in Advanced Blemish Removal. She says of her blemish removal treatments and clientele: “It is a privilege to provide these very effective treatments that dramatically change and improve the quality of people’s lives. This trusted and sought after treatment means I am kept extremely busy with practitioner referrals and personal recommendations to now find that I am treating 3rd generation clients!” Janet is an eloquent motivational speaker who is always eager to share her acquired knowledge and experience whenever the opportunity arises.
Professor of Clinical Bacteriology & Hon Consultant Microbiologist
Qualified at Cardiff Dental School, worked for the last 25 years at Glasgow Dental School. Infection Prevention & Control qualifications include FRCPath in Microbiology, Advanced Course in Sterilization Technology (ACIST = the pre-registration exam for Authorising Engineers Decontamination). Experience: Lead Consultant for Medical Device Decontamination, NHS GG&C. Principle investigator for several National (Scotland) investigations into Infection Prevention and Control in Dental Practice. Member of several National and International groups covering medical device decontamination. Several publications and reports providing evidence base for Infection prevention and Control in dentistry.
Dr Dominic Hassall
Director, Dominic Hassall Training Institute
Dominic is one of the world’s leading restorative, aesthetic and implants dentists.
He is currently course director of the Dominic Hassall training Institute.
He undertakes advanced restorative, aesthetic, implant and general private practice.
He is at the forefront of dental education initiating the UK’s first MSc in Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry before establishing the UK’s largest independent Training Institute.
He has lectured nationally and internationally and published on a range of advanced restorative and aesthetic topics and is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Advanced Clinical Dentistry.
He is president of BAARID (British Academy of Aesthetic Restorative and Implant Dentistry) an organisation which promotes excellence in clinical dentistry through a program of world leading postgraduate courses delivered to Masters Level.
He has trained to the highest clinical level holding the Membership in Restorative Dentistry and the Intercollegiate Speciality in Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry.
Phil Jevon is Resuscitation Officer/ Clinical Skills Lead at The Manor Hospital, Walsall. He runs and directs the Resuscitation Council (UK) ALS, ILS, EPLS Courses and still works regularly in the clinical area. A key part of his role is to provide simulation training for medical students on SIMMAN in clinical examination/diagnosis skills – he has recently been awarded honorary Clinical lecturer in recognition of this work.
Sandra worked as a Dental Nurse for 20 years, qualifying in 1999.
She has worked in general dental practice and within the community dental service.
She embarked on a career in infection control following her appointment as Senior Dental Nurse treating patients with communicable diseases.
Sandra has retrained and now has a Degree in Health Protection.
Sandra was employed as Dental Infection Control Advisor for three PCTs between 2004-2015.
Sandra is also DCP Patch Associate Dean to London Dental Education and Training and Trust Compliance Manger for three hospitals.
Dr Brenda Murray BSc, PhD, BDS, MFD RSCI, DDR RCR
Dr Brenda Murray graduated in Dentistry from Queen’s University Belfast in 1998 after completing an intercalated BSc and PhD in Anatomy. She then worked as a Clinical Research Fellow in Oral Medicine and Clinical Lecturer in Oral Sciences in Belfast for the next 5 years during which time she completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching. Dr Murray completed Specialist Training in Leeds in 2007 and was appointed as Consultant in Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology in Leeds Dental Institute in 2008 and in the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in 2009. Her main clinical interests are head and neck ultrasound and cone beam CT. Dr Murray is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the University of Leeds and has been Training Programme Director for Specialist Training in Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology in Leeds since 2014. She also sits on the Specialist Advisory Committee for the Additional Dental Specialties.
Dr Greenwall is a Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. She is an international lecturer and an authority on tooth whitening, aesthetic dentistry and practice management. As well as running a multidisciplinary private practice in Hampstead, London where she works with a specialist team in the practice which has an Endodontist, Periodontist, Implant Surgeon, Oral Surgeon and Orthodontist. She is an immediate past Chairperson for the Alpha Omega Society 2012/13 and Editor-in-chief of the journal Aesthetic Dentistry Today and is President of the British Dental Association for the Metropolitan London Branch for 2015/2016. In March 2016 she was awarded the FMC Award for the Outstanding Contribution to Dentistry.
Her first book, Bleaching Techniques in Restorative Dentistry, won the award for Best New Dental Book 2001, the book has been translated into 5 different languages. She has written many papers for dentistry journals. Dr Greenwall’s Success Strategies for the Aesthetic Dental Practice was published by Quintessence in 2011 which was Co-wrote with Dr Cathy Jameson. In May 2017 Bleaching Techniques second edition was published.
In 2008, Linda launched and is past chair of the British Dental Bleaching Society (BDBS), which aims to lobby for changes in the controversial bleaching legislation, and to educate dentists in tooth whitening. In 2011 she launched the Dental Wellness Trust, a charity aiming to provide preventive oral health programmes and dental awareness in less fortunate communities such as the elderly and vulnerable kids. The Dental Wellness trust promotes wellness through oral health through their innovative supervised brushing programmes in 5 schools. In 2017 she will be opening a dental clinic in the townships of South Africa for the children with no access to dental care. She has created evening health clubs for the children in the Township called the LiveSmart Club. Children are taught good brushing, hand washing and personal safety. To date the charity looks after over 10,000 children per day who are enrolled in a supervised tooth brushing programme.
In June 2014, she co led a dental outreach programme with the Dental Wellness Trust which was held during the IADR Convention in Cape Town South Africa. This was a collaboration with the University of the Western Cape Dental School. During this time 280 children were treated by 15 international dentists attending the convention.
Dr Greenwall has since been awarded a BEM in the queen’s birthday honours list for 2017.
Prof Rees graduated from Cardiff University in 1984 and was awarded his MSc in Conservative Dentistry and his FDSRCS (Ed) in 1988. He gained his PhD and completed his higher training in Restorative Dentistry in 1996. He was appointed to a Chair in Restorative Dentistry at Cardiff University in 2004. He is currently the Director of the M Clin Dent Prosthodontics programme at Cardiff and
his research interests include biomechanics, tooth wear and dentine sensitivity and he has published over 100 per reviewed articles in these areas.
The Dental Business Coach
Dr Alun Rees BDS, The Dental Business Coach, graduated from Newcastle University and started his career as an oral surgery resident, before working as an associate in a range of practices. Building upon this solid foundation, Alun went on to launch two practices in the space of just 15 months, a challenge in the toughest economic conditions. Alun served as a media representative for both the BDA and BDHF and has featured on BBC2, Sky TV and various radio stations.
After years of hard work Alun finally sold his dental business in 2005.
Alun’s background and experience give him a strong understanding of what others go through to build a successful practice. He has ‘walked in your shoes’. He has seen many different approaches and learned his own lessons in the real world. He is an accepted authority on practice organisation and management and has written and presented widely on the subject. A CTI trained coach and Kolbe consultant, Alun now runs The Dental Business Coach to offer specific and specialised support for dentists and their teams.
All businesses need assistance from time to time so that they can achieve their true potential. We start at the ground and build up – what is your practice vision? Then, we offer practical advice on many areas; whether it be financials, effective marketing and the team skills to convert the new patients; through to the systems you need in place for a smooth running practice. We will deliver real change and real results for you and your practice.
Alun works with clients throughout the UK, Ireland and beyond, and understands and appreciates the challenges, both large and small, that face dentists every day.
Raj is a graduate of University College Hospital, London. He is a general dental practitioner and maintains his commitment to clinical dentistry at his practices, combining this with his role of Associate Dean in the London Deanery. Raj has considerable experience of the NHS and the private sector. A member of the original Options for Change task group in 2001, Raj was then appointed as a Policy Adviser to the Department of Health where he served his three-year term and continues to act as a professional adviser to NHS and private sector organisations on a consultancy basis.
Raj has authored/co-authored several text books, published numerous articles in the dental press, and been involved in new media publishing initiatives involving e-learning and CD-ROM based materials for general dental practice. He is a former examiner for the FGDP and a visiting lecturer/Teaching Fellow to a number of postgraduate teaching programmes, and has lectured widely in the UK and overseas. He first worked as a Dento-Legal Adviser for Dental Protection in 1993 before becoming a Senior Dento-Legal Consultant in 2011. In addition to working with members he is monitoring the introduction of Foundation Training on behalf of DPL and is actively involved in creating educational resources for members.
Philip Lewis BDS qualified at Kings College, London in 1977.
He has had an interest in the early detection of mouth cancer for many years. He continues to be heavily involved with the subject and in 2013 was appointed an Ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation.
Philip has always taken a keen interest in postgraduate education and the development of dentistry. As well as writing and lecturing on mouth cancer he serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of several dental magazines and has received awards for commitment to postgraduate education. He holds Certification from the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry and has been an active member of a number of other dental societies.
In addition, Philip is a long-serving member of the British Dental Association and now acts as a media spokesman. He has made many television and radio appearances as well as having numerous articles and interviews published in the dental and consumer press.
Philip regularly writes for the dental press and lectures to dental professionals on a variety of clinical and practice management topics as well as giving talks on dental related subjects to groups of the general public.
Philip Lewis runs a single-handed practice on the Isle of Wight with the help of a dental hygienist. His wife Joy acts as receptionist/practice manager. His daughters Chloe and Sarah are both qualified dental nurses.
Outside of dentistry, Philip takes an interest in music, drama and travel.
Mike qualified at the University of Dundee in 1979 (BDS), obtained MGDS in 1993, and is a Fellow of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners. In 2009 he gained a Master’s degree in the Legal Aspects of Medical Practice from the University of Cardiff, and he is on the GDC specialist list for oral surgery. Mike has extensive experience in NHS, private and corporate dentistry, and experience in oral surgery in both primary and secondary care. He has been a vocational trainer for a number of years, and is a former senior clinical teacher in oral surgery at Guys Hospital, London. He has published articles in a number of peer-reviewed dental journals. In addition to his role at MDDUS, Mike continues to work in a mixed NHS/private practice and provides oral surgery on referral in primary care.
Niels Van Der Valk
Training Consultant UK/IE/NL MRC Europe, Myofunctional Research
For the past 5 years Niels has offered support, education and training to assist practitioners and their teams to identify breathing and myofunctional problems that limit facial growth. He offers doctors and their staff a practical and modern approach to diagnosis of poor myofunctional habits and treatment of the underlying causes of malocclusion using the Myobrace System.
The CSR Coach
Dr Alex Karkhi
Dr. Alex Karkhi is well known for his passion for beauty and facial harmony. He has extensive experience as an oral implants surgeon applying surgical and non-surgical techniques to restore smiles and enhance their natural and youthful appearance.
Passionate about anti-ageing treatments and international facial morphotypes, DR.K is an expert in non-surgical cosmetic procedures for facial aesthetics for eastern-europeans, western-europeans, asian and middle-eastern patients.
Owner of 'CLINICA DR.K Bucharest', a very successful 'bontique' medical and dental aesthetic clinic in Bucharest, Romania and his new office, 'CLINICA DR.K Saigon' in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Sales Director, Whitewash Laboratories
Chris is a natural storyteller and this skill has allowed him to work with dentists around the world to help mould the stories they tell their patients and more importantly the stories their patients tell about them.
Chris’ background in sales across multiple industries and countries has helped to steer WhiteWash Laboratories to sales in 37 international markets and counting.
The massive success of the brand is built on a concept of ‘Patient Lead Teeth Whitening ‘ a sure fire way to increase whitening revenue while massively exceeding patient expectations.
Practices are able to achieve growth in whitening sales of 615.4% practically overnight using a single piece of paper! Now that is a story worth hearing about.
Dr Vincent Wong
Director, VinDoc Lab Ltd & KOL, Jett Medical Plasma Pen
- BSc Hons (First Class), MBChB
- Advanced Medical Aesthetics Doctor and Trainer
- Facial Balance and Harmony Specialist
- Royal Warrant Holder
- Founder of Mienology Cosmeceuticals
General Medical Council (GMC) registered, Save Face accredited, multi-award winning advanced cosmetic doctor, who is passionate about facial aesthetics education and training. Experienced in training and lecturing at various aesthetics conferences internationally. As an innovator and creator of new techniques in facial aesthetics, Dr. Vincent is also featured in popular press, TV and radio channels.
Chris Baker has more than 15 years’ experience in marketing and PR in the dental sector and is the owner of a specialist dental marketing agency – Corona Dental. He has advised on and executed plans for many dentist on ways to expand their practices through a wide range of tools including branding, online strategy, social media marketing, PR, advertising, printed and promotional materials, events and strategic alliances. Chris helps his clients leverage existing customers more effectively and carry out marketing with limited resources.
Chris is especially interested in the art of copywriting – knowing what can grab the attention of an audience; make them take action and the nuances of language that can make a huge difference to the bottom line.
Dental Business Coach
Chris Barrow has been active as a trainer, consultant, coach and mentor to the UK dental profession for over 20 years.
Chris combines long experience and deep expertise with the originality and independence needed to resolve the thorniest problems. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he can reach conclusions quickly, as well as possessing the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. As a speaker, he is dynamic, energetic and charismatic.
Chris spent the first 17 years of his working life in the corporate sector and followed this with 30 years of business ownership. The different dynamics of both worlds have given him the valuable gift of knowing how to operate – and communicate – in both. In 1987 Chris was active in the establishment of the Institute for Financial Planning, an organisation representing the first fee-based Financial Planners in the UK; Chris specialised in working with small businesses. In 1993 Chris decided to make the transition to business coaching and became one of the first UK students at Coach University, from where he graduated as a certified coach.
Recognising the opportunity in the dental profession, 1997 saw the creation of The Dental Business School (DBS) and the development of a 12-month business coaching programme for dental practice owners and their teams, delivered to over 1000 UK dental practices in the following 10 years. The first decade of the 21st Century saw Chris in a variety of roles including Non-Executive Directorships as well as continuing his training, consultancy and coaching work for dental corporates, PCTs, dental retailers and, of course, independent practices. Chris has co-authored Profitable Dental Practice (with Prof. Phil Newsome) and
The E-Myth Dentist (with Michael Gerber) and is a prolific contributor to dental journals as well as author of his own e-books and blog since 2004.
In 2014 Chris experienced a “brief but enjoyable” summer of celebrity after appearing as one of the first castaways on the TV survival show “The Island with Bear Grylls”, abandoned with 12 others on a Pacific desert island and left to fend for themselves for a month. In 2013 Chris was a founding partner at 7connections, a company which aspires to become the leading provider of automated marketing systems for dental practice in the UK. In 2016 Chris became a founding partner at 7explorers, a remote expeditionary company that tales independent travellers “off the grid” to experience life in the wild. His own day to day work as Coach Barrow is still focused on strategic coaching with the owners of dental practices and micro-corporates.
Sophie joined PFM having completed a degree in Accountancy and Finance. She then went onto qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 2017.
She speaks at a number of seminars with subjects ranging from an Introduction to Tax for Foundation Dentists, to purchase seminars designed to help dentists purchase a practice.
Business Development Manager, Patient Plan Direct
Christine has worked in dentistry for over 13 years; with her experience ranging across clinical roles, education, sales and digital marketing. She is now a Business Development Manager at Patient Plan Direct helping practices become more profitable through cost-effective plan administration.
Christine was one of the first dental nurses to graduate with a degree for DCPs at the University of Kent, where she was awarded a 2.1 BSc (hons) in Primary Dental Care.
Her other qualifications include:
- A level 7 teaching qualification
- Digital Marketing award
- NEBDN Dental Nursing qualification
- NEBDN Radiography qualification
- An Advanced Diploma in Dental Care Coordination