The first biennial CGDent-Quintessence International Conference, boasts an impressive two-day programme of lectures across four theatres, delivered by some of the biggest names in the international dental community and from across the UK.


Dr Raman Aulakh
United Kingdom

Specialist orthodontist, postgraduate tutor and course director at King’s College London

Dr Gustavo Avilla-Ortiz
United States of America

Endowed Philip A. Lainson Professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry; associate editor for the Journal of Periodontology and co-editor for Clinical Advances in Periodontics

Prof Dr Avijit Banerjee FCGDent
United Kingdom

Professor of Cariology & Operative Dentistry at King’s College London, and Chair of the CGDent Career Pathways Programme Board

Dr Louise Belfield AssocFCGDent
United Kingdom

Dental nurse, associate professor in biomedical and oral health sciences, member of the Oral Microbiome Research Group at Peninsula Dental School; Council member at the College of General Dentistry

Dr Krzysztof Chmielewski

Specialist in implantology and aesthetic dentistry

Dr Mili Doshi
United Kingdom

Consultant in Special Care Dentistry with Surrey and Sussex NHS Health Care Trust and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability; former Clinical Lead for the Health Education England programme ‘Mouth Care Matters’

ZTM Vincent Fehmer

Dental Technician, Geneva; Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry

Dr Guillaume Jouanny

Endodontist, and Clinical Instructor at the University of Paris Descartes

Dr Shazia Kaka
United Kingdom
Specialist in Specialist Care Dentistry; Consultant, Department of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at Guys Hospital

Dr Bertrand Khayat
Endodontist and author of Microsurgical Endodontics

Dr Stefen Koubi
Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Marseille University

Dr Jason Leitch
United Kingdom
National Clinical Director in the Health and Social Care Directorate of the Scottish Government; Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee; Ambassador of the College of General Dentistry

Dr Nick Lewis FCGDent
United Kingdom
Clinical Director of Maxillofacial surgery, Orthodontics & Restorative Dentistry at Royal Surrey Hospital; Course Director of the CGDent Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry

Dr Amit Patel FCGDent
United Kingdom
Associate Specialist in Periodontics and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham Dental School

Dr Shanon Patel
United Kingdom

Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer in Endodontics, King’s College London

Prof Dr Bjarni Pjetursson
Professor and Chairman, Department of Reconstructive Dentistry, University of Iceland; Titular Professor, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, University of Geneva

Dr Ana Poveda
United Kingdom

Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine, University of Birmingham Dental School

Dr Tif Qureshi
United Kingdom
Founder and Clinical Director of IAS Academy; special interest in orthodontics and minimally invasive dentistry

Dr Debbie Reed FCGDent
United Kingdom

Director of Studies of the MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare, Doctor of Education and Associate Professor at the University of Kent; chair of the Dental Nursing and Orthodontic Therapy group in CGDent’s Career Pathways programme

Prof Dr Irena Sailer

Chair, Division of Fixed Prosthodontics and Biomaterials, University of Geneva; Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Dr Werner Schupp

Specialist in orthodontics, Cologne; past President of the German Board of Orthodontics and Orofacial Orthopedics

Prof Dr Falk Schwendicke

Director of the Clinic for Oral Diagnostics, Digital Dentistry and Health Services Research at the Charité 

Dr Shaun Sellars AssocFCGDent
United Kingdom

General dental practitioner; published papers on evidence-based dentistry and consent, and conducted research into the importance of non-clinical skills in dentistry; columnist on ethical dilemmas for the British Dental Journal

Dr Nishma Sharma
United Kingdom

Chair of the Diversity in Dentistry Action Group; NHS England clinical advisor; advisory board member for Dentistry magazine; member of the ‘Balance the Dental Boards’ group

Deepak Simkhada FCGDent
United Kingdom

Dental hygienist therapist with a special interest in managing advanced periodontal problems in primary care settings through non-surgical periodontal treatments

Jackie Smallridge
United Kingdom

Paediatric dental consultant, Cambridge University Hospital – Addenbrookes.

Dr Wendy Thompson FCGDent
United Kingdom

Chair of the FDI-World Dental Federation working group on antibiotics; CGDent lead on antimicrobial stewardship

Dr Ulrike Uhlmann

Dentist with a special interest in paediatric dentistry, Leipzig; author of Dentistry for Kids: Rethinking Your Daily Practice

Dr Istvan Urban

Lecturer in implant dentistry, Loma Linda University, California; Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan

Dr Otto Zuhr
Specialist in periodontology, Munich; Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Follow the links for full details about the conference programme, conference reception and dinner and the CGDent Primary Dental Care Research Poster Award, the winner of which will be announced at the conference.

For conference fees and to book your place, visit our main event page.