Staff in the School

Dr Will Palin

Dr Will Palin

Reader in Biomaterials

School of Dentistry

Will Palin is a Reader in Biomaterials 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

School of Dentistry

Hussein PatanwalaHussein is a clinical lecturer in restorative dentistry and deputy head of firm 5A, teaching mainly final year dental students in all aspects of dentistry.

He is also the lead dentist and owner of Oakville Dental, a mainly private popular dental practice located close to the University of Birmingham in Selly Oak.

He provides teaching to both undergraduate and post-graduate ...

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 ...

Professor Giles Perryer

Professor Giles Perryer

Professor of Clinical Education

School of Dentistry

Giles Perryer is the Academic Lead for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) at the University of Birmingham, the Academic Lead for e-learning at the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, and the Academic Lead for the masters programme in Advanced General Dental Practice. He teaches clinical dentistry in the Clinical Practice and Conservative Dentistry Units at the School of Dentistry, and ...

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 ...