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24 Furness Quay, Salford M50 3XZ
Reception: 0161 413 8330/ Courses: 0161 413 8335
reception@icedental.institute

Meet the team

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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.

Directors

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Prof Cemal Ucer

Professor Cemal Ucer 

Specialist Oral Surgeon BDS, MSc, PhD

GDC number: 57048


Cemal’s current clinical and research interests include immediate implant placement, reconstructive bone surgery, Zygomatic Implants for the rehabilitation of the severely atrophic jaws, nerve damage and the effect of bone density on the success of implant treatment. Academically, he has gained European recognition for his work on the development of a new framework for teaching and assessment of clinical competence in implantology.
Cemal’s current clinical and research interests include immediate implant placement, reconstructive bone surgery, Zygomatic Implants for the rehabilitation of the severely atrophic jaws, nerve damage and the effect of bone density on the success of implant treatment. Academically, he has gained European recognition for his work on the development of a new framework for teaching and assessment of clinical competence in implantology. He is a co-author of the consensus paper produced by the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) following the first pan- European collaboration between EU universities to establish common training and assessment standards in dental implantology. He is an invited member of the working group convened by the FGDP (UK) and the General Dental Council (GDC) to update the Training Standards in Implant Dentistry (TSID) guidelines in 2012 and 2016.

Cemal is a Fellow of the Dental Trainers Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), Fellow of the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and a member of Megagen’s MINTEC UK & I Board for education and clinical research. He is a member of the editorial board of JOMR (Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research) and the chair of the editorial advisory board of Implant Dentistry Today.

Cemal is Professor and Academic Lead of the MSc programme in Dental Implantology at the University of Salford, and a member of the Faculty of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Diploma in Implant Dentistry. He is a past president and Honorary life member of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) (2011-2013).

Cemal has been appointed by FGDP (UK) to develop the “national standards in implant dentistry” which will be published later in 2020.

Cemal runs an accredited PG Cert in Implant Dentistry (Level 7) programme ( in its 25th year). His private practice UCER Clinics and the Centre of Oral & Maxillofacial and Dental Implant Reconstruction are based at ICE Hospital , click here. Cemal also leads the Manchester branch of the international ZAGA Centre for zygomatic implant treatment and education.

Contact: Prof Ucer’s secretary mel@mdic.co Tel: 0161 237 1842

Prof Ucer: ucer@oral-implants.com

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Prof Simon Wright

Professor Simon Wright

MSc BDS PGCTLCP PGDip Implant Dentistry

GDC number:  77941


Simon has been a principal partner of Glencairn Dental group of practices since 2002. He is a Founding Director of both Dental Implant Resource Ltd and ICE. He completed the Trafford One Year Implant Course in 2004 and has gone on to complete his Diploma in Implant Dentistry and his MSc in Dental Implantology.

Dr David Speechley

Professor David Speechley

BDS DMI RCS(Ed) PgDip Implant Dentistry MSc

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.

Specialists

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Dr Grant Isherwood

Dr Grant Isherwood

Specialist Orthodontist BDS MFDS, PGCert MedEd, PGDip MedEd DDSc

GDC number: 208893


Grant obtained his Bachelor degree in 2011 from the University of Dundee and completed his foundation training in Edinburgh before attaining maxillofacial, paediatric and orthodontic senior house officer posts in various teaching hospitals around the UK.

Grant obtained his Bachelor degree in 2011 from the University of Dundee and completed his foundation training in Edinburgh before attaining maxillofacial, paediatric and orthodontic senior house officer posts in various teaching hospitals around the UK. He then worked in general dental practice in Glasgow and the West Midlands. He carried out his orthodontic specialist training in Liverpool and simultaneously completed a Doctorate level research degree. Grant has lectured nationally and internationally and has published numerous scientific papers in both European and National journals. At ICE, Grant’s clinical interests lie in multidisciplinary cases involving orthodontics and dental implants.
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Dr B David Cohen

Specialist Endodontist PhD MSc BDS LDSRCS CertMR

GDC number: 45658


As a specialist endodontist, David has treated something over 23,000 teeth!

For a number of years  David taught postgraduate endodontics and undergraduate studies as a Lecturer at Manchester Dental Hospital, and currently holds the position of Honorary Research Associate at Manchester University.

As a specialist endodontist, David has treated something over 23,000 teeth!

For a number of years  David taught postgraduate endodontics and undergraduate studies as a Lecturer at Manchester Dental Hospital, and currently holds the position of Honorary Research Associate at Manchester University. He was admitted to the Endodontic Specialist register as soon as the register was inaugurated in 1998. He has written widely on endodontic subjects, and in 1994 was a Visiting Fellow to the Singapore Ministry of Health.

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Professor Hugh Devlin

 Specialist Prosthodontist

GDC number: 50295


A registered specialist in prosthodontics, Hugh graduated from the University of Bristol before completing a Master’s and PhD at the University of Manchester.

He has contributed to various research and journal papers and has written a number of books. Hugh is currently a Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester.

At ICE, Hugh is a consultant in prosthodontics, offering fixed and removable prosthodontics treatment on a referral basis.

Nurses & Hygienists 

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Heather Pendlebury

Senior Nurse 

GDC Number: 196453


Heather’s responsibilities include supervising the nursing team, CQC audits and running our clinics. Holding a post qualifications in implant nursing, impression taking, oral health education, radiography, infection control, and fluoride application, Heather has been a dental nurse since she was 18. She currently sits on the NEBDN Implant Nursing Committee and is a mentor for the NEBDN nursing qualification.
 
Holding a post qualifications in implant nursing, impression taking, oral health education, radiography, infection control, and fluoride application, Heather has been a dental nursing since she was 18. She currently sits on the NEBDN Implant Nursing Committee and is a mentor for the NEBDN nursing qualification.

Heather’s hobbies include going for meals with friends and supporting her partner in angling competitions up and down the country.

Contact: heather.pendlebury@icedental.institute

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Kathryn Mayo Johnson 

Hygienist 

GDC Number: DH4541


Kathryn developed a special interest in implant maintenance and treatment of peri-implant diseases. She has worked with Professor Ucer for over 10 years and supervises the Greater Manchester School for DCP’s implant treatment and maintenance clinic at ICE.  More recently, she has started to lecture for the MSc in Dental Implantology and the Maintaining & Treating Peri-Implant Tissues course.

Kathryn is the resident hygienist at ICE where she combines her private clinic with tutoring.

Kathryn qualified from Leeds Dental Institute in 1993.  Five years later whilst studying for the Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate (FAETC) at Salford College, she secured a post at Leeds, teaching on the Diploma in Dental Hygiene course. Alongside this, Kathryn has worked in NHS, private and specialist periodontal practices over the last twenty-five years.

Kathryn developed a special interest in implant maintenance and treatment of peri-implant diseases. She has worked with Professor Ucer for over 10 years and supervises the Greater Manchester School for DCP’s implant treatment and maintenance clinic at ICE.  More recently, she has started to lecture for the MSc in Dental Implantology and the Maintaining & Treating Peri-Implant Tissues course.

Outside work Kathryn has two children; both are heavily involved in Gymnastics and Dance and she is a Gymnastics coach herself.

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Laura Hammond 

Receptionist


Laura is our first point of contact between the patients and the dental team.

Her duties include:

  • Booking consultations and treatments  
  • Carrying out any clerical duties, as required
  • Performing such tasks as reasonably requested by the principal dentist

Education

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Carl Morgan

Programmes Administrator & Business Manager


Carl’s responsibilities include:

  • Leading the ICE Administration Team
  • Scheduling and timetabling of courses and CPD events
  • Liaison with University of Salford academic and support staff
  • Quality Assurance and continuous evaluation of ICE provision
  • Banking/book-keeping
  • Administrative support for students and lecturers
  • Liaison with collaborative partners and suppliers
  • Health and Safety

Carl previously worked in HE Administration and Management at Leeds Beckett University for 18 years.

Carl is a lifelong fan of Bradford City FC and is a confirmed music lover, regularly attending gigs and frequenting the record shops of Manchester!

Contact: 0161 413 8335, carl.morgan@icedental.institute

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Alice-Clementine Kamthunzi

Marketing Executive 


With a strong passion for writing and digital content, Alice is responsible for everything from creating excellent marketing strategies to promoting upcoming events, editing the website and more. Her role also involves managing course enquiries and bookings and representing ICE at dental conferences.

With a strong passion for writing and digital content, she is responsible for everything from creating excellent marketing strategies to promoting upcoming events, editing the website and more. Her role also involves managing course enquiries and bookings and representing ICE at dental conferences.

Alice’s other interests are her lifestyle blog, traveling and trying vegan restaurants!

Contact: 0161 413 8336, alice.kamthunzi@icedental.institute

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Dr Rabia Khan

Dr Rabia Sannam Khan 

B.D.S (PAK), Master’s in Experimental Oral Pathology (UK), PhD scholar, Lancaster University (UK), MIADR, MIAOP, FICD (USA), FPFA (USA).

Director of Education


Dr. Rabia Sannam Khan, a dentist by profession, is a researcher with many publications to her name. She has published 35 research papers and has contributed to 4 book chapters in the field of Dentistry, Biomaterials and Oncology. She is also an editorial board member of dental journals.

 

MORE ABOUT RABIA

Rabia graduated from Baqai Medical University in Pakistan and subsequently began her lecturing career there in the Department of Dental Biology, Pathology and Oral Diagnostics. Rabia has completed Oral Surgery Postgraduate Training from Tsurumi University School of Dental Medicine, in Yokohama, Japan., and holds a Master’s in Experimental Oral Pathology from Queen Mary University of London. Currently, Rabia is completing a PhD in Bioengineering at Lancaster University, this is a collaborative project with the NHS.

Rabia’s research interests and expertise are in the fields of dental education, dental implants, oral oncological biomarkers, dental biomaterials, salivary proteome, vibrational spectroscopy, machine learning, artificial intelligence and virtual dentistry.

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