The objectives of this association shall be:
To encourage the improvement of the health of the public; to organize lectures, seminars, national conventions and meetings to promote the art and science of dentistry.
To secure the proper recognition of the dentists settled in the UK
To preserve against injury or reproach the good name and integrity of the dentists settled in the UK
To promote closer professional and social intercourse among its members.
To conduct, coordinate and promote the activities of common interests in dentists settled in the UK
Mr Naresh Kumar Sharma
BchD, MGDS RCS(Eng), Msurg.Dent, FFGDP (UK), DipImpDent RCS (Eng)
Specialist Oral Surgeon
Naresh is a specialist in Oral Surgery with over 20 years of hospital experience. Naresh currently runs a practice limited to Implantology and oral surgery in Yorkshire where he provides a referral service to over 100 colleagues. Naresh was a founder member of the Yorkshire Division of the FGDP and was its director for a number of years. He went on to represent the Yorkshire Division nationally at the FGDP and went on to become the Vice Dean. During his time at the FGDP he was the co-founder of the Diploma in Implant Dentistry , and also its chief examiner.
He has also been the chairman of the examinations and education committees at the FGDP. Naresh has several publications to his name and has lectured extensively on the subject of Oral and Implant Surgery all over the world.
In 1999 Naresh founded the Chitrakoot Project Charity with the aim of providing primary dental care to some of the poorest people in India . This is a UK based Charity , with UK clinicians visiting India regulary to provide expert care to supplement that provided by Indian colleagues employed by the Charity. The Charity is based in the town of Chitakoot and looks after 500 villages in a radius of 100Kms . Around 20,000 patients are seen yearly.
Since 2005 the charity has provided Plastic Surgery service for cleft Lip and Palate (CLP) patients as well as burns deformities and contractures . Nearly 500 patients have undergone life changing surgery during this time.
Mr Ashok Sethi
BDS, DGDP(UK), MGDSRCS(Eng), DUI(Lille), FFGDP(UK)
Registered specialist in Oral Surgery and Prosthodontics.
Ashok Sethi has pioneered, in the UK and internationally, the art and science of surgical and restorative implant dentistry since 1979.
His Harley Street referral practice in the heart of London is dedicated solely to Implant Dentistry, achieving outstanding success rates in terms of predictability as well as aesthetic and functional outcome.
He conceived and has run the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
He is currently Director of PID – Academy focusing on teaching Practical Implant Dentistry.
The second edition of his book "Practical Implant Dentistry – the Science and Art" (co-author Thomas Kaus) has been published by Quintessence and is now available.
Mr Cary Bopiah
BDS MFDS (RCPS Glasg) MJDF (RCS Eng) MDS (OMFS) Fellow ICOI Diplomate ICOI
After graduating as a dentist, Cary completed a Masters in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from India and served as a hospital consultant. He set up his own private practice in 2001 and ran it for five years. He continued his training and obtained his MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow and his MJDF from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Continuing his education he underwent training in Dental Implantology at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the FGDP. Cary is a Q-med certified dental surgeon for Botox and Dermal fillers, a SAAD certified provider for sedation and a provider of Fast Brace® Technology for straightening teeth. He is on the editorial board of the Journals Streamdent and Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry. With over twenty years in the field of dentistry Cary has successfully conducted training courses for dentists internationally and nationally at the University of Lancashire and the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the latter awarding him with an Honorary Lectureship in 2009 for his contribution to the Faculty of Dental Surgery. He is a Joint Director of CKL education, an education company and has trained over 4,000 dentists to date. His passion lies in the field of Dental Implantology. With over ten years of experience in the field Cary excels in aesthetically demanding cases and complex reconstructions. He visits several dental clinics placing implants and mentoring dentists interested in Implantology. He is a Fellow and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantology (USA).
At Sensura Dental, Cary leads his team driving the ethos of Gentle Touch Dentistry. For him it all begins and ends with meticulous patient care.
Mr Manu Singal
BDS MJDF RCS Eng
GDC Registration number - 148292
Manu graduated as a dentist from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India, in 2002. He then worked as a Head and In-charge of the Dental Department for 5 years at a reputed Research Institute at Chitrakoot, India, which is the base for Chitrakoot Project charity UK. During this period, he along with his team locally and from the UK, had seen 25,000 patients for charity, providing them primary dental care of the highest standards, for which he had the privilege to meet and been recognised by the than President of the country. Also got work published in many UK Dental Journals as a part of the research project. He is since than been involved with the Chitrakoot Project Charity UK for the last 16 years.
He continued his training and obtained his Membership of the Joint Dental faculties (MJDF) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. And completed the qualifying dental registration examinations of the General Dental Council, London, UK. He gained experience and expertise in Oral Surgery and secondary care hospital dentistry in the UK during his working across various hospitals in the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery departments.
Other than practising general dentistry for almost 15 years, which he enjoys a lot, Manu has special interest in the field of dental implants, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. Continuing his education, he underwent extensive hands-on Implant training at the Practical Implant Dentistry, PID Academy, Wakefield, accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. And further to that, he completed another Practical Advanced Implantology course at Dentale Shrewsbury to further his skills in dental implantology and been involved in placing implant restorations since 4 years. He has completed multiple courses in teeth straightening like Six month smiles, Quick straight teeth and Invisalign and offers anything from aligners to cosmetic braces.
Out of work, Manu likes travelling and socialising. He is also one of the founder members and trustees of Indian Dental Association -UK, a registered non-profit charity organisation, with the objective of promoting the art and science of dentistry, and organizing lectures, seminars, training courses, meetings and national conventions for graduate and post graduate level.
Mr Pavan Bopanna
BDS, DipDCSc(Lon), MFDS RCS(Eng), DipImpDent RCS Eng (Advanced), MSc Restorative Dentistry(Manc)
Dr Pavan Bopanna graduated as a dentist in 1999 and started General Dental Practice the following year. He took a break from General Dental Practice to undergo postgraduate training in clinical dentistry at the Barts and the London in 2004.
He gained a postgraduate diploma in dental clinical sciences in 2005 which he passed with distinction. He passed all parts of the membership of the faculty of dental surgery exams and gained MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2005.
He then participated in the Diploma in Implant Dentistry conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2006-2008) and was awarded the diploma and advanced certificate.
He went on to do his Masters in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry from the University of Manchester (2010-2012).
He works as a Principal Dentist at the Butts Dental Practice in West London. He is a Dental Foundation Trainer appointed by the London deanery
His special interests in dentistry include dental implants, invisible teeth alignment, Aesthetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation. In 2015, Pavan set up a digital dental laboratory with GC lab scanner, VHF milling machine, Carestream IOS, 3 shape IOS, 3D printer and CBCT to complete the digital workflow. Over 95% of all work carried out by Dr Pavan Bopanna is Digital ranging from Splints, Aligners, Implants and all extra-coronal restorations.
Mr Vikram Kavi
Vikram qualified in India in 2003.Since qualifying he's worked in various places over the UK and now concentrated on an implant and specialist centred practice in the heart of Aberdeen. He's very keen on research, has vast experience in combining digital dentistry with dental implants and is very keen on the conometric concept.
Mr Ashish Godara
Ashish Godara qualified with a Bachelor's degree in Dentistry in 1997 with distinction. He was awarded a Gold medal in Paediatric Dentistry and a Bronze medal overall for the class of 1997. He continued to be involved in national and international conferences and seminars and in 2007 he completed the membership examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Always a keen learner, Ashish completed an MSc in Orthodontic practice from Warwick University in 2015.
Ashish also completed the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons certificate in Facial Esthetics in 2014 and a Certificate course in Dental Implants in 2016.
His extracurricular interests are varied. He is a keen gardener and grows different varieties of Roses ranging from hybrid teas to floribundas. He enjoys a variety of sports and is an avid reader.
Dr Biju Ramachandran
BDS, MFDS RCS( England) Dip Implant Dent RCS (Edinburgh)
Biju qualified as a dentist from Bangalore, India in 1997, worked in Kerala, Manipal (MCODS) and Sultanate of Oman before settling in the UK in 2007. He started working in the NHS Trust Hospitals (Maxillofacial Surgery Department) and later full time in NHS & Private Dentistry.
Biju had Dental Implant training from FGDP (Royal College of Surgeons London&Leeds).
Other than dentistry he is trained in Coaching (Cambridge University), Mentoring ( FGDP/Royal College of Surgeons), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP, Coaching Academy, London). Biju is also a Tony Buzan Licensed Mind Map Instructor(TBLI) and run a Leadership Academy for children.
Apart from above work, Biju and wife Dr Smitha run a free care home for elderly in India and do community service in his village.
Biju is also a Life/Business Coach, Mentor, NLP Practitioner and Public Speaker. He loves Reading, Writing and Travelling.
Dr Shivani Bhandari
BDS 1999 (Rothak)
Shivani is an enthusiastic person, committed to doing the very best in every task I undertake, in both my personal and professional life. She has a friendly and warm personality and gets along with different people very well. She is able to remain calm under pressure and competent when dealing with difficult situations. She an individual who has a high degree of initiative and self-motivation, who enjoys the challenge of a busy and demanding work environment. A proactive individual with a logical approach to challenges, she performs effectively even within a highly pressurized working environment. During her work experience in the United Kingdom, She had the opportunity of working with highly qualified professionals-Periodontist, Implantologist, Oral Surgeon, Endodontist and General Dental Practitioners. She has developed herself in UK from Nurse to Practice Manager, to a Dual Site Manager and then Area Compliance Manager and now Regional Clinical Engagement Manager For Bupa.
Dr Kshitij Sharan
Kshitij completed his Bachelors in Dental Surgery from Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS) in 2003. After working in hospital and general dental practice for few years, Kshitij became a tutor in MCODS. He then successfully cleared the International Qualifying Examinations in 2007and started working at Kirk Hallam Dental Practice in Derbyshire.
In 2009, Kshitij became certified practitioner in facial aesthetics. Following this, he undertook two year Implant Diploma course (2010-2012) by FGDP(UK). He is also a certified practitioner of Six Month Smiles and Invisalign Orthodontic treatments. He has a passion for aesthetic dentistry and playing cricket.
Dr Gauri Pradhan qualified in Dentistry in the year 2000 as a university topper. Was awarded a Gold medal in 3 subjects. She then went on to attain a Masters in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery in 2007. In 2014 she attained MFDS Royal College of Surgeons.
Currently pursuing the PID course in Dental Implants.