As specialist oral surgeons and trained implant dentists, we have established exceptionally high clinical and teaching standards, making us a leading provider of dental implant postgraduate education in the UK and Europe.

Our directors have spent many, many years developing teaching resources and frameworks in implant dentistry and trained hundreds of dentists and team members. One of our directors, Professor Cemal Ucer, contributed to the revision of the Training Standards in Implant Dentistry (TSID, 2012) and was a lead author for the European ADEE consensus workshop, which produced the guidelines for teaching in implant dentistry in Europe (2009–2013).


Cemal Ucer

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Professor Cemal Ucer (BDS, MSc, PhD, Oral Surgeon)

GDC number: 57048

Cemal Ucer first established an implant referral centre in 1995. He was awarded an MSc in implantology at Manchester Dental Hospital following his research into guided bone regeneration and osteopromotion, and later he has gained a PhD for his clinical and laboratory studies into the factors affecting the success of implant treatment in iliac grafts and the investigation of the effect of skeletal bone density on implant survival. He has personally trained and mentored more than 1000 dentists in implant dentistry.



Simon Wright

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Dr Simon Wright (MSc, PGDip Implant Dentistry, BDS, PGCTLCP, FHEA)

GDC number: 77941

Simon completed the Trafford One Year Implant Course in 2004 before completing his Diploma in Implant Dentistry and his MSc in Dental Implantology. Dr Wright is a Senior Lecturer in Implantology at the University of Salford and an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Manchester. He also lectures nationally and internationally for Astra Tech, Straumann, the ITI, Mersey Deanery and on the MSc courses at Manchester, Cardiff and Sheffield. He has a keen interest in teaching dentistry and is a trainer for young foundation dentists and nurses. He has written many courses for nurses and dentists, and gained a Fellowship to the Higher Education Academy.



David Speechly

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Dr David Speechley (BDS, DMI RCS, Edin, MSc PG Dip Implant Dentistry)

GDC number: 50341

David restored his first implant in 1990, well before implants became mainstream, predictable and affordable. At that time, there were few (if any) recognised training pathways in dental implantology. In 2003 David gained his Diploma in Medical Informatics from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and became a part-time lecturer at both Liverpool University Dental School and Liverpool University Medical School. David has lectured for commercial companies including Straumann and Astra and on MSc courses. He is a member of the Faculty of Examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.



Gillian Crofts

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Dr Gillian Crofts

Gillian is actively involved in helping grow and establish ICE’s postgraduate education programme for the dental profession. Her passion lies in healthcare and academia and in her 20 years of experience has been responsible for many successful national and international programmes, actively promoting innovative teaching and learning whilst conducting and developing a substantial research profile. Additionally, Gillian is experienced in PhD supervision and assessment and is a skilled academic journal reviewer.

Over the years, Gillian has carried out a number of responsibilities on behalf of The College of Radiographers including undergraduate and postgraduate programme validations, contributing to academic reviews on behalf of the professional body as well as regularly lecturing at their workshops and conferences. Gillian is an experienced national and international external examiner in medical Imaging.




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Daniel Naughton

is the Hospital Manager at ICE Hospital and Postgaduate Dental Institute. He has a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry.




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Jenny Jones

GDC number: 231741

Jenny is an RDN at ICE.