The UCLan Dental Clinic is staffed by experts in their chosen fields, and by postgraduates, who are themselves qualified dental practitioners, furthering their skills set through additional Masters level training. Below are brief profiles of the key management and clinicians.
Paul has 28 years experience as a general dental practitioner. He has worked in both NHS and mixed practices and formerly owned a practice group or four surgeries in Merseyside. After studying a LLB law degree he gained a Masters in Law specialising in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice. He has served for many years as both an elected and co-opted member of local LDCs. He has extensive experience of dental services having been dental advisor for a number of PCTs. He is also a lead NCAS /GDC professional assessor and lectures in Law & Ethics at the University.
He has had an active career in academic dentistry for over 30 years and is the Director of Dental Research & Knowledge Transfer at UCLan, as well as Dean of the Postgraduate School. His specialist training was in oral and maxillofacial surgery and he held the post of Senior Lecturer in these disciplines at University of Cardiff School of Dentistry, before being appointed Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Queen Mary's, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry. He was later appointed as consultant to North Glamorgan NHS Trust, with additional duties at Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles Hospitals. Alongside his role at UCLan, he is the Robert Bradlaw advisor to the Faculty of Dental Surgery, at the Royal College of Surgeons, and current President of the British Society of Oral Implantology.
Tariq Drabu qualified at Manchester University in 1986. He has worked in general practices and hospitals both in the UK and the Middle East. He was awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1996 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Manchester University in 2008.
Tariq is a specialist in oral surgery and owns several dental practices in the North Manchester area. He is the clinical lead for NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale and NHS Oldham primary care minor oral surgery services.
He lectures and teaches in oral surgery at postgraduate level and was a Senior Teaching Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Manchester Dental Hospital between 2001 and 2009. In 2012 he completed a Level 7 Award in Executive Management from the Institute of Learning and Management.
He qualified for the University College of Medicine and Dentistry at Cardiff, having been Student President and winner of the Dental Alumni Prize, then worked in teaching hospitals in Birmingham and Cardiff, before being appointed Consultant-in-charge at the Naval Base Dental Clinic in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After returning to the UK, he worked in special referral practices in the Midlands and became a Clinical Lecturer at Birmingham Dental School. He is the academic lead in Restorative Dentistry at UCLan and is responsible for several of the MSc programmes within the Postgraduate School. He has run many courses and programmes for general dental practitioners over the years.
Having qualified from Newcastle Dental school in 1988, I embarked on an intensive post graduate training program that resulted in attaining the MGDS RCS 1992, M Dent Sci (Periodontology) 1995 and finally the MRD RCS 1998, allowing attainment of specialist registration with the GDC for Periodontics. Further postgraduate study whilst opening a mixed NHS / Private dental clinic 1996 in St Annes on Sea, resulted in the attainment of Diplomas in Dental Implants (RCS) advanced certificate 2005 and the Diploma in Restorative dentistry (RCS) 1010.
Gary has been accepted as a VDP trainer on 9 occasions and lectures for the NW Deanery on dental Implants and Periodontics to FT1 graduates. Previous lecturing experience nationally and internationally has been undertaken for the FGDP Implant diploma course and numerous section 63 courses (locally and nationally). Gary practices as a private referral dentist for local practitioners at St Annes Dental Clinic / Fylde coast Dental Implant Centre, and has restored over 4,000 dental implants since 1989.
Diploma Implant Dent RCS, Diploma Rest Dent RCS, Specialist in Periodontics, Special interest in Dental Implants.
Michael graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2003. In 2007 he completed a Certificate in Restorative Dentistry, with Distinction, at University College London (UCL). In 2008 Michael went on to spend 2 years studying Endodontology at the world renowned International Centre for Clinical Excellence, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London; where he gained his Masters degree with Distinction.
Michael has previously held Clinical Fellow in Endodontology positions at both the University of Manchester & the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield, where he was responsible for the teaching & supervision of postgraduate students, as well as the delivery of advanced endodontic services on referral. In addition he is also a Clinical Teacher in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Sheffield. Michael sees patients in private practice in Sheffield.
Matthew maintains a private practice in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire with an emphasis on Cosmetic and Advanced Restorative dentistry. He has a specific interest in Aesthetic Dentistry including smile design, composite resin restoration, minimally invasive ceramic restorations and the restoration of dental implants. He lectures on smile design, hands on training in composites, and restoring dental implants for FGDP, Ankylos Implants, Tipton Training & NW Deanery Teaching experience with FGDP, Diploma in Restorative Dentistry, UCLan MSc courses. He is also a Clinical Opinion Leader with some of the UK's leading dental companies, giving advice on the clinical use of restorative dental materials and the development of new materials and techniques.
David Garmory qualified in 1988 from the University of Liverpool as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. During his final year, David was awarded a Scholarship Award for his surgical periodontal work out. This ambition to strive for clinical and academic excellence has been one of David's strengths throughout his entire career. David's interest developed in the area of Cosmetic Dentistry, and he embarked on a Masters in Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry in 2007. He successfully achieved his MSc in 2010, also achieving the highest grade of his year group. His research focus was on "How is the Ostell Mentor Instrument used in Clinical Practice?" which has helped him with the management and restoration of complex Dental Implant cases. He also became a member of the Joint Dental Faculties in 2009, following the successful completion of the MJDF examination awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. David's teaching profile has included an Honorary Clinical Tutor position in Periodontics at the University of Liverpool Dental Hospital, a Visiting Lecturer position at UCLan, Preston, and Honorary Clinic Tutor at Warwick University. David has also worked as a Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics.
I graduated in 1997 with a BDS from King’s College London where I was also fortunate to complete an intercalated degree in Pharmacology with Basic Medical Sciences. Since graduating, I have gained a wide range of experience in the various fields of dentistry. Half my career has been based in a hospital setting; the other half in general dental practice. My experiences have led me to develop a keen interest in endodontics and a particular interest in oral surgery and dental implantology. In 2001, I gained a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from The Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (with a special interest in oral surgery). This was followed by my recent MSc in Dental Implantology in 2011 from The University of Central Lancashire. I like to treat my patients in a caring and sensitive manner and hope to alleviate any fears and concerns they may have.
After qualifying in 1989 in the University of Liverpool, he successfully obtained his postgraduate diploma for the membership of Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1996. He then studied part-time for one year and gained the Certificate of Clinical Restorative Cosmetic Dentistry awarded by this University in 2007.
For more than twenty years, he worked in general practices and various community posts in Liverpool, gaining a wealth of experiences. He is particularly sympathetic towards nervous patients. He has spent two and half years in Hong Kong private practices. He has also been a visiting dentist in Shanghai, China.
Monty qualified in 1971 after studying at Manchester Dental Hospital, and has worked in general practice since that time. He has pursued extensive postgraduate training in the USA at University of Detroit and Pennsylvania as well as in the UK. He obtained BSc. Hons in Health Welfare at the University of Salford 1991 and was awarded MFGDP [UK] in 1996. Monty has also studied a Postgrad Certificate Cosmetic Dentistry awarded as part of the MSc programme at UCLan. He is a member of the member of BDA and continually wishes to improve patient care and keep improving standards by ongoing studies studies