Timetable for Saturday Programme: Saturday 6th April
Dr Shanon Patel divides his time between multi-disciplinary specialist practice in central London working as a Consultant in at Guys Dental Hospital, training Specialist Endodontists at King’s College London Dental Institute. His PhD thesis assessed the use of CBCT in the management of Endodontic problems. He is actively involved in research and has co-supervised 45 Masters and PhD students. He has published over 80 papers in peer reviewed journals and 3 National and European guidelines in dental imaging. He has also co-authored 4 textbooks which have been translated into 5 different languages.
Dr. Johan Wolfaardt is a Professor Emeritus in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of the University of Alberta and a Co-founder and past member of the Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM).
His clinical and research interests have been in the area of Maxillofacial Prosthodontics with particular emphasis in the area of head and neck reconstruction, osseointegration and advanced digital technologies in surgical design and simulation. He has published over 110 papers in refereed journals and contributed to a variety of texts. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on maxillofacial prosthodontic care, head and neck reconstruction, osseointegration, and advanced digital technology as well as serving on the boards of many associated International Societies during his career.
Dr. Wolfaardt has a special interest in quality management and he initiated the interest and process that led to registering an ISO9000 quality system for the clinical and research aspects of osseointegration care.
Dr Paul Palmer works in private practice limited to periodontology and implant dentistry, and is a Consultant in Periodontology with a special interest in Implant Dentistry at Guy’s Dental Hospital, where he is an associate specialist teacher at King’s College London Dental Institute, teaching trainees in Periodontology, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
He has a special interest in bone grafting and sinus elevation techniques as well as using other treatment modalities as alternatives to grafting. He has worked with several different implant systems since 1987 and lectured Nationally and Internationally on the subject. He is co-author of two textbooks on implant dentistry as well as many research publications within the field of implant dentistry.
Dr Sandip Popat is Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. His main remit within the Hospital is to treat patients with cleft lip and palate, oral cancer, trauma and hypodontia.
Sandip has been involved in treating patients with cleft lip and palate for over twenty years and set up the Cleft Clinical Excellence Network, of which he is currently the chair.
He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Regional Specialty advisor for Restorative Dentistry in his region and has undertaken Medico-legal work for many years. He worked in general dental practice for seven years before entering specialist training.
Ginette studied Clinical Language Sciences in Leeds and qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 1989. She gained a Doctorate in Clinical Practice from the University of Southampton in 2013 and has a postgraduate qualification in cleft palate speech. Ginette has worked as a speech and language therapist for nearly 30 years in a range of roles and settings, primarily within the NHS. Her current role is Regional Lead SLT for The Spires Cleft Centre, Oxford and Salisbury. Ginette also took on the Clinical Director role for the twin-site service in 2017.
She is a member of the national forum for Lead SLTs in cleft, which oversees service delivery for specialist cleft SLTs. This group led the development of a national service specification for speech therapy in cleft care as well as implementation of national speech outcome standards.
In 2014 Ginette she contributed a chapter to and edited a textbook, ‘Speech Therapy in Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction’, written with The Spires SLT team. She is principal investigator for several research studies at Spires including Timing of Primary Surgery (TOPS) trial and the Cleft Collective Cohort studies. Clinically, her interests include speech prosthetics and the use of instrumentation in speech therapy.