Dentaltown UK Announce Their Honorary Editorial Board

dentaltown uk honorary editorial board

Dentaltown UK has been forming an impressive honorary editorial board in preparation for the upcoming launch.

dentaltown uk honorary editorial board

Dentaltown (Farran Media) is one of the largest dental media companies in the world. The Dentaltown website and magazine have a global reach of around 300,000 dental professionals. With Farran media keen to expand their reach overseas, ourselves at Defacto Dentists have joined forces with Dentaltown, to bring you Dentaltown UK.

Dentaltown UK will officially launch in 2017, with the first edition of the e-magazine due to be published in March. The number of UK subscribers is rapidly growing every day (currently around 6,000), and their honorary editorial board is starting to take shape.

Eight dentists, experts in their fields, have joined the honorary editorial board, along with Dentaltown UK Editor, Mike Gow.

Anoop Maini BDS Lond 1992 DGDP(UK).

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Anoop Maini qualified in 1992 and has studied laser, implant, and cosmetic dentistry. He works in private practice at Aqua Dental Clinic

Anoop has an interest in cosmetic orthodontics and is part of the IAS Academy team as a ClearSmile Brace Instructor. He is the founding president of the European society of aesthetic orthodontics.

Anoop regularly holds courses for dentists on laser dentistry with The British Academy of Laser Dentistry (BILD) and cosmetic adult orthodontics (IAS Academy)

Shameek Popat BDS, MFGDP

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Shameek Popat qualified in 1993, gaining his MFGDP in 1998. He is the owner of the award winning Rosebank Dental Practice in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire.

Shameek is an instructor for the Californian Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry (CCADS UK), an active member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and a member of The British Society of Occlusal Studies.

He has undergone extensive training including the Aesthetic Advantage Course with Dr Larry Rosenthal in London and New York, the Higher Restorative course with Dr Harry Sidelsky, Implant course at St Ann’s in Manchester, and is one of only a few UK dentists to have graduated from the world renowned Kois Centre in Seattle.

Andrew Wallace BDS (QUB) MClinDent Prosthodontics (KCL) MFGDP (RCS Eng)

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Andrew Wallace qualified in 1998. In 2015 he gained a Masters in Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in prosthodontics from King’s College London and in the same year gained his MFGDP.

Andrew is a partner at Bachelors walk dental where he has a particular interest in aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

He lectures internationally on cosmetic dentistry, including cosmetic tooth alignment and tooth whitening.

Andrew is principal trainer in Ireland for Inman Aligner Training, the group responsible for accrediting professional dental providers of the Inman Aligner system and ClearSmile cosmetic orthodontic systems. He is the current Vice President of the European Society of Aesthetic Orthodontics (ESAO)

Zaki Kanaan BDS MSc DipSed LFHom (Dent)

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Zaki Kanaan qualified in 1996. He has a Masters degree from Guy’s, a Diploma in Sedation, a Diploma in Hypnosis and is a Licenciate of the Faculty of Homeopathy.

Zaki is joint principal dentist at K2 Dental, where his main area of interest is in Dental Implants.

He is a past President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Through his expertise in tooth whitening, he has been appointed UK Dental Advisor to Philips Oral Healthcare.

Zaki is a Past President of The London Dental Fellowship and sits on the editorial board for The International Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry. He was an editorial consultant for Dental Implant Summaries.

Zaki regularly appeared on Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies programme carrying out complex implant treatments.

Dr Rahul Doshi BDS (Lond.) LDSRCS (Eng.).

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Rahul Doshi qualified in 1991. He is the clinical director and founder of The Perfect Smile Studios and the Advanced Training Institute where he teaches Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Aesthetic Hands-on Dentistry.

Rahul is Vice-President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) and Clinical Advisor to the British Institute of Laser Dentistry (BILD)

His main interest is cosmetic dentistry that involves minimal or no preparation veneers, management of the worn dentition and interdisciplinary dentistry. He lectures on these topics nationally and internationally. He is a dental business consultant for Dental Wealth Builder.

Rahul has also attended training at the Tatum Institute of Implantology, Seattle Institute of Advanced Dentistry(USA), Aesthetic Advantage (USA), and the Hornbrook Group (USA), American Association of Implant Dentistry & the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

James Russell BDS.

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James qualified in 2001 in Manchester.

He has a special interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. James works at New Park House Dental Centre in Shrewsbury and Luke Barnett Lab in Watford,

James was one of the youngest dentists to have been accredited by the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Since 2009 James has been the dental expert providing advice and treatment on Channel 4’s highly popular, BAFTA winning, Embarrassing Bodies programme. James is a UK opinion leader for Ivoclar Vivadent and regularly lectures in the UK and abroad.

Elaine Halley BDS, MFGDP (UK), MSc.

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Dr. Elaine Halley qualified in 1992 in Edinburgh and gained her DGDP(UK) in 1995.
She is the owner of Cherrybank Dental Spa in Edinburgh and Perth. Her main interest is in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and she is a Master Clinician and an Instructor for DSD – Digital Smile Design

Elaine has a Masters of Science Degree which she was awarded with Distinction. Elaine has completed master’s level work in advanced cosmetic dentistry as taught at the Rosenthal Institute in New York. She is also an instructor of advanced cosmetic dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London.

Elaine also completed the rigorous Advanced Postgraduate Program in Dental Cosmetics and Aesthetics at New York University.

She is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is an Accredited member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (of which she is also a past President).

Milad Shadrooh BDS

dentaltown uk honorary editorial board

Milad qualified in 2004 from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

He owns Chequers Dental Surgery and has an interest in clear and fixed orthodontics, facial aesthetics, sleep dentistry and tooth whitening.

Milad is well known as the ‘Singing Dentist‘. In his cover songs, he uses humour and music to champion dental topics and dental health, reaching hundreds of thousands of people.

Dr Stephen L Jacobs BDS MJDF RCS(Eng)

dentaltown uk honorary editorial board

Stephen qualified in Birmingham in 1985. He is Clinical Director and Principal Dentist at Dental FX in Glasgow, Scotland.

Stephen has placed/restored over 5,000 implants and carried out over 900 sinus grafts since starting in implant dentistry in 1992.
He has undergone training in the UK, USA and continental Europe and currently mentors several dentists.

Stephen is the scientific chair and a past president of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK).

Recently he became only the second UK clinician to have ever been awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO) for who he serves as Global Development Committee Chairman.

Stephen is on the editorial board of three journals and is a key opinion leader for Dentsply Implants, involved in product development and is actively involved in clinical research.

Guy Laffin

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Guy Laffan joins the dentaltownuk team as an ‘Honorary Associate Editor’. One of Guy’s roles will be to help ensure that the dentaltownuk magazine is meeting the needs and expectations of the UK’s young and newly qualified dentists.

Guy graduated from Bristol in 2010 and now works in the family practice, Laffan Dental Care, one of the oldest in south Wales.
He is currently writing his dissertation for his Masters in Dental Implantology at Cardiff University, whilst also studying for a diploma in Oral Surgery in Bristol. He is one of the highest providers of Invisalign in south Wales and has been advancing himself in the field of fixed orthodontics for the past three years. He also is a member of the Gwent local dental committee.
His main area of interest is Implantology and has been placing implants for five years with the aid of digital planning and CBCT. He has also completed advanced training in facial aesthetics and CEREC.

Kishan Sheth

Dentaltownuk are keen to engage with the hundreds of dental students in the UK and so have appointed Kishan Sheth as our Honorary Student Associate-Editor.

Kishan Sheth is a fourth year dental student at King’s College London. He has been published in several international dental magazines, as well as the international peer reviewed journal, ‘The Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders and Therapy’.

He has presented at 2 national dental conferences, has spoken alongside PhD level students for the ‘London Materials’ Society’, as well as alongside several ‘dental icons’ at the most recent dental society talks, which he took the lead role in organising.

In 2015, he was crowned the most inspirational man in his hometown, Harrow, through the ‘our men can’ campaign, and was recently asked to give an interview for the British Dental Journal.

Kishan is also on the editorial board for the ‘Science Federation Journal for Dental and Oral Research’.
Outside of dentistry, he is a choreographer and dancer for the London based Shri Academy of Dance.

Michael A. Gow BDS (Gla) MFDS RCPS (Gla) MSc Hyp (Lon) PGCert (Edin)

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Mike graduated from Glasgow University’s Dental School in 1999 and is a Member of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow).

He has a Masters in Hypnosis Applied to Dentistry from the University of London and a Postgraduate Certificate in the Management of Dental Anxiety from the University of Edinburgh. He is also a certified NeuroLinguistic Programming Practitioner. And has undertaken training in a variety of techniques ranging from Advanced Local Anaesthetic techniques to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Mike is a general dental practitioner and a Clinical Director of Dental Anxiety Management unit at The Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow. His main focus in his work is in helping people overcome their fear of dentistry. Mike also has extensive experience in using CAD-CAM technologies in his dental practice.

Mike is a Past President (2008-10, 2014-16) of “The British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis (Scotland)” and is the President and founder of “The International Society of Dental Anxiety Management” (ISDAM). Mike is also an Executive Member of The Henry Noble History of Dentistry Research Group.

Mike has published many papers on subjects including hypnosis, dental phobia management and bruxism. Recently he had a chapter published in the book ‘The Fearful Patient: A Guide to Understanding and Managing’ (Ed by Prof. A. Weiner). Mike has appeared on TV on a number of occasions (including for BBC’s Horizon) demonstrating the use of hypnosis in dental pain control.

There are still more honorary editors to come, who will be covering topics like lifestyle! Stay tuned to the Dentaltown UK social media to find out who it will be.

You can join Dentaltown UK and sign up for the free e-mag here –

Currently all subscriptions will be entered into the prize draw for the Dentaltown UK Christmas Hamper. You can find out more about the hamper on their social media.

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We hope you’re as excited about the launch as we are! Roll on 2017

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