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).

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Cemal Ucer

Prof T Cemal Ucer
Professor Cemal Ucer (BDS, MSc, PhD, Oral Surgeon, ITI Fellow)

GDC number: 57048

Prof 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 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 1,000 dentists in implant dentistry as one of the main providers of implant education in the UK.

His current clinical research interests include immediate implant placement, reconstructive bone surgery, 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 International Team for Implantology (ITI) and a member of the Megagen’s MINEC UK & Ireland 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 Clinical Lead of the MSc programme in Dental Implantology  and a member of the Faculty of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh’s Diploma in Implant Dentistry. Cemal is a past president of Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) (2011-2013).

Cemal has been appointed by FGDP (UK) to lead the working group to develop the “national standards in implant dentistry” which is due to be published later in 2018 following the completion of an external consultation process.

Contact: ucer@oral-implants.com

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Simon Wright

Prof Simon Wright

Prof Simon Wright (MSc, PGDip Dental Implantology, BDS, PGCTLCP, FHEA)

GDC number: 77941

Prof Wright 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 the ICE Hospital and Postgraduate Traning Centre. 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.

Prof Wright has a personal chair at the University of Salford, awarded for his practice and teaching in Dental Implantology. He is the Clinical and Module Lead for the Masters of Dental Implantology at Salford and Edge Hill University. He lectures nationally and internationally for Astra Tech, Straumann, the ITI, Mersey Deanery, and on the MSc courses at Salford, Manchester, Cardiff and Sheffield. Furthermore, he has been invited as a keynote speaker to many national and international Congresses and Forums. He is the co-author of the National Standards in Implant Dentistry – to be published later this year.

Prof Wright has won awards for his research papers, his current research interest areas are:

Patient Related Outcome Measures (PROM)

Prof Wright has gained national recognition for his work developing tools to measure PROM in dentistry. He is the chief clinical investigator of multi-centre research project investigating the ways that we can measure the benefit of dental implant treatment. He has developed an online patient tool, to audit and report upon the effectiveness of dental treatment. This is being developed for use in all areas of dentistry

Peri-Implant Disease

Prof Wright has written the algorithms that have been adopted as the standard protocols for the treatment of Peri-Implant disease. He has established a recognised referral centre for the treatment of both Mucocitis and Peri-Implantitis. He has co-authored the 2 guidance papers which have become established as reference papers in their respective domains. He is currently the clinical lead, investigating the outcome of a series of a case studies.

Human Factors and Implant Dentistry

Prof Wright has a keen interest in surgical performance and has been invited to the participate in the first ‘European Congress About Human Factors and Medicine’ in Paris. He has developed Human Factors as a major research theme at the university and is leading the National Drive for Patient Safety.

Prof Wright was also the Director of Education for the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI). Implant Dentistry is a postgraduate discipline and the structure, content and delivery of the Education and Training Programmes of the organisation is the responsibility of Prof Wright. He was also Editor of ARK, the online ADI Educational package.

Prof Wright also has a keen interest in teaching and is a trainer for young Foundation Dentists and nurses. He has written many courses for nurses and dentists, and has been gained his Postgraduate Teaching Certificate and Fellowship to the Higher Education Academy. He has personally trained and mentored over 800 Dentists and Nurses, and currently hosts the regional Study Clubs.

As well as Implant Dentistry Prof Wright is passionate about the NHS, and is very involved with dental politics. He has recently retired as the Chairman of the Local Engagement Network for the Wirral (the committee that advises on NHS Dentistry), the Wirral representative of the Local Professional Network (the local branch of the Commissioning board for the Department of Health), and a member of the Dental Reference Group (advising on contractual issues). He currently sits on the Local Dental Committee. He is passionate about quality and access within the NHS framework.

Contact: portsunlight@btinternet.com

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David Speechly

Dr David Speechley

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

GDC number: 50341

Dr David Speechley 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.

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Gillian Crofts

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Dr Gillian Crofts [PhD, MSc, DMU, DCR(R)]

Dr. Gillian Crofts is the Education Director and 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.

Contact: 0161 4138335, gillian.crofts@icedental.institute

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Daniel

Naughton

Daniel

Daniel Naughton

Daniel is an experienced Hospital Manager with a demonstrated history of working in education management industry. He takes responsibility for effectively implementing hospital policies and procedures to enable the provision of a high- quality service, both in respect of patient care and employee engagement.

Reporting directly to the Clinical Directors of the hospital, Daniel is responsible for the operational management and leads the overall function of the Hospital. Daniel’s role involves the management of the clinical nursing staff and ensuring the hospital remains compliant with CQC requirements and all regulated activities. He is responsible for Health & Safety, hospital compliance – policies and procedures to current legislation, finance and HR.

Further responsibilities include reviewing and developing potential opportunities for improved quality and commercial growth, as well as the administration of the lecture rooms and course bookings. Daniel is also an ICE representative at dentistry shows and conferences.

Before ICE, Daniel worked in the legal industry for 20 years.

Contact: 0161 4138337, daniel.naughton@icedental.institute

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Jenny

Jones

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Jenny Jones (DSN, RDN, NVQ LEVEL 3 dental nursing)

GDC number: 231741

As the Head Dental Nurse at ICE, Jenny’s responsibilities include supervising the nursing team, CQC audits and running our clinics. Her friendly and outgoing personality makes patients feel at ease. As the cross-infection lead for the hospital, she ensures that all dental nurses comply with all the practice procedures and policies which are in place, as outlined in HTM01-05.

Whilst working at ICE, Jenny has been involved with the training of many surgeons and dental nurses working with implants and helped to develop their knowledge and skills. She has volunteered for the charity Bridge2aid in Tanzania where she worked with a dental team to provide emergency dentistry and pain relief for people who need it the most.

Jenny has been working with implants for over 2 years. She is knowledgeable and experienced in many implant systems as well as protocols and pathways for advanced planning and is currently working towards the NEBDN dental implant qualification.

In her 7 years of being a dental nurse, Jenny has worked with several dentists and gained valuable experience in oral surgery, sedation, implants and cosmetic dentistry. She is also an ambassador for the Society of Dental Nurses.

Contact: 0161 4138330, jenny.jones@icedental.institute

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Megan

Nolan

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Megan Nolan (NVQ LEVEL 3 dental nursing, NVQ Level 2 perioperative care)

GDC number: 262757

Megan is a Dental Nurse at ICE. Her role involves nursing for dentists on our MSc/PgDip in Dental Implantology and for the endodontist Dr. David Cohen, as well as reception duties.

Whilst at ICE, Megan has co-run a “Scrubbing, Gowning & Gloving” course for which the proceeds were donated to charity. She has also volunteered for Bridge2aid in Tanzania where she worked with a dental team to provide emergency dentistry and pain relief for people who need it the most.

Megan’s experience also includes impression taking, venepuncture and cannulation. She has previously worked as a theatre auxiliary nurse and for the NHS in a busy hospital.

Contact: 0161 4138330, megan.nolan@icedental.institute

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Kathryn

Mayo Johnson

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Kathryn Mayo (RDH, FAETC)

GDC Number: DH4541

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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Poseidonia

Brazier

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Poseidonia Brazier (MPsych)

Poseidonia (or Pos) is the Marketing Executive at ICE with over 2 years events-based and digital marketing experience. She is responsible for the ICE marketing strategy and platforms, such as the website, social media, events and more. Her role also involves managing course enquiries and bookings and representing ICE at Dental Conferences.

Apart from marketing, Pos graduated with a Master of Psychology specialising in Neuroscience and Neuroimaging and has a passion for dance.

Contact: 0161 413 8336, poseidonia.brazier@icedental.institute

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Laura

Hammond

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Laura Hammond [BA (Hons)]


Laura is the Programmes Administrator at ICE. She qualified from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2015 with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Social Work. Since then, Laura has worked as a care co-ordinator within a nursing establishment and plans to return to university in the future to study for a Masters Degree.

Contact: 0161 413 8330, laura.hammond@icedental.institute

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Rebecca

Susulowsky

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Rebecca Susulowsky (NVQ LEVEL 3 dental nursing)

GDC Number: 249985

Rebecca is a Dental Nurse at ICE. She nurses for our hygienist and is responsible for assisting the undergraduate dental hygienists from the Greater Manchester School for DCPs who come to ICE for their practical implant experience. Her role also involves nursing for our MSc students on the MSc/PGDip in Dental Implantology course.

During her time at ICE, Rebecca, has gained dental implant nursing experience with various implant systems. She is currently studying Radiography for dental care professionals on the ICE Dental Radiography course.

Previously, Rebecca has worked in general dentistry, orthodontic dental nursing and in a dental nursing agency.

In her spare time, Rebecca practices yoga and keeps fit in the gym. She also really enjoys cooking and socialising with friends.

Contact: 0161 4138330, rebecca.susulowsky@icedental.institute

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