Staff in the School

Mr Chris Dakin

Mr Chris Dakin

Part-time Clinical Lecturer

Chris Dakin is a part-time Clinical Lecturer at the School of Dentistry, responsible for one-to-one teaching of dental students during patient treatment sessions. Outside of the School, he is General Dental Practitioner in private practices in Shipston-on-Stour, and Leicester.

Dr Sinem Dayanik

Dr Sinem Dayanik

Part time clinical lecturer

Dr Sinem Dayanik graduated from Manchester University in 2006, she has worked in general dental practices in both Manchester and Birmingham.

In 2014 she gained a MSc in Advanced General Dental Practice from Birmingham University

She is currently a part time clinical lecturer, working all day Fridays with 3rd and 4th year BDS students providing one to one guidance and teaching during patient ...

Dr Ashish Dhopatkar

Dr Ashish Dhopatkar

Head of Orthodontics

Ashish is registered with the General Dental Council as a specialist in orthodontics. He carried out his orthodontic training in London and is Head of Orthodontics at the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry.

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Professor Thomas Dietrich

Professor of Oral Surgery

Thomas Dietrich is Head of the Department of Oral Surgery in the School of Dentistry.

Thomas is a clinical researcher/epidemiologist in Dental Medicine, particularly in the fields of Oral Surgery and Periodontology.

He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/USA), the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR/UK) and ...