Staff in the School

Maria Lessani

Maria Lessani

Clinical Lecturer/Specialist Endodontist

School of Dentistry

Maria qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 1996, following which she worked as a Vocational Trainee in an NHS practice in East London. Maria won an award as VT of the year in 1997. In 1998 Maria started a two-year full-time MClinDent (Endodontology) program at the Eastman Dental Institute. Maria gained the MFDS (TC White Medal) from Glasgow. Her name has been included on the GDC Endodontics ...

Mr Paul Lowe

Mr Paul Lowe

School of Dentistry

Paul Lowe is a part-time Clinical Lecturer in Clinical Practice at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences, responsible for one-to-one teaching of dental students during patient treatment sessions, and is an Associate Specialist in Oral Surgery at Birmingham Dental Hospital. He is also Principal Dentist at Paul Lowe Dentistry, a general dental practice in Solihull.

Professor Philip Lumley

Professor Philip Lumley

Deputy Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences

School of Dentistry

Philip is Deputy Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences, a member of the College of Medical Sciences Board and University Senate. He is also Professor of Endodontology and honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry with the Birmingham Community Health Foundation Trust.

Philip has published widely in the field of Endodontology and has written or contributed chapters to five ...

Mr Louis Mackenzie

Mr Louis Mackenzie

Clinical Lecturer

School of Dentistry

Louis Mackenzie is a general dental practitioner working in Selly Park, Birmingham.

He is also a clinical lecturer at the school of dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences where he teaches on final year GDP clinics and in the phantom head room with 2nd and 4th years.

He delivers lectures to all years of undergraduate students for the departments of conservative dentistry, oral ...

Mr Alistair Millward

Mr Alistair Millward

Clinical Dental Tutor

School of Dentistry

Alistair has been a principal of a private dental practice which has been a BDA good
practice member since 2003. He sold his share of practice in 2017 but continue to work
there, on a part time basis.

Since 2004 Alistair has been a part-time Clinical Dental Tutor at Birmingham University Dental
School where he has been involved in the supervision and education of final year dental
students in a ...

Dr Mike Milward

Dr Mike Milward

Clinical Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Periodontology

School of Dentistry

Dr Milward initially qualified as a medical microbiologist before embarking on his dental career. After working in general dental practice Mike returned to the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences undertaking a number of junior hospital / teaching roles, before appointment as a full time clinical lecturer in Periodontology in 1999.  Since his ...

Mr Vikesh Mody

Mr Vikesh Mody

School of Dentistry

Vikesh works part-time as a clinical lecturer in the School of Dentistry responsible for one-to-one teaching of dental students during patient treatment sessions. Outside of the School he limits his practice to endodontics in a variety of primary and secondary care settings.

Dr Alexander John Morris

Dr Alexander John Morris

Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health

School of Dentistry

Dr Morris joined the University in 2017 having previously worked for Public Health England and the NHS as a consultant in Dental Public Health.  He is also a part-time general dental practitioner.

Dr Morris is module lead for Dental Public Health in years 3-5 and lead for outreach teaching. 

 Dr Morris has research interests in the following areas:

  • Dental epidemiology
  • Dental ...

Mr Nigel Orchard

Mr Nigel Orchard

Clinical Lecturer

School of Dentistry

Nigel Orchard is a part-time Clinical Lecturer at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences where he is responsible for teaching undergraduate dental students, normally on a one to one basis, during patient treatment sessions.

When not teaching he is an associate general practitioner in Devizes.  He is involved in the Vocational Training programme at the Practice.