Staff in the School

Professor Will Palin

Professor Will Palin

Professor in Biomedical Materials Science

School of Dentistry

Will Palin is a Professor and Chair in Biomedical Materials Science at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. His main area of research into photocurable materials used for both dental and wider biomaterial applications, has attracted grant funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and National Institute for Health Research and industry.

Mr Hussein Patanwala

Mr Hussein Patanwala

Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry
Head of Firm

School of Dentistry

Clinical lecturer in Restorative Dentistry and Head of Firm, teaching mainly final year dental students in all aspects of dentistry.

He is a member of the admissions board for the University of Birmingham as a clinical representative to the selection process.

He is also the Clinical lead and owner of Oakville Dental, a respected mainly private dental practice located close to the University of ...

Dr Upen Patel

Dr Upen Patel

Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialty Registrar in Restorative Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Dr Patel qualified as a dentist from the University of Birmingham in 2006 and after completing vocational training and a maxillofacial senior house officer job, returned to the University as a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry.

Upen’s research focuses on the application and the effects of therapeutic ultrasound on the repair mechanisms of the dental pulp.

His clinical interests ...

Dr Ana Poveda

Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Oral Medicine

School of Dentistry

After having successfully completed her Specialty Training  Ana Poveda has been appointed as a Lecturer and Honorary Consultant. She is the new Academic Lead in Oral Medicine in the School of Dentistry. 

Mr Ian Preston

Mr Ian Preston

Clinical Lecturer

School of Dentistry

Ian Preston is a part time Clinical Lecturer at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. He is deputy head of a 5th BDS clinic; leading weekly tutorials covering a wide range of subject areas allied to the practice of Dentistry, as well as providing one-to-one teaching of dental students during patient treatment sessions.

In addition Ian is a consulting clinical ...