Staff in the School

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 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.

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 ...

Miss Abida Raja

Miss Abida Raja

Part time Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Abida Raja is a part-time Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. Responsibilities include one to one teaching of 4th year dental students during patient treatment sessions and helping to run seminars. Outside of the School, she is a Dental Practitioner in the Community Dental Service in Birmingham.

Dr Vahid Ravaghi

Dr Vahid Ravaghi

Lecturer in Dental Public Health

School of Dentistry

Vahid Ravaghi is a Lecturer in Dental Public Health at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences. He teaches modules of Public Health and Epidemiology to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

His research interests focused on socioeconomic inequalities in oral health and oral health care. He also takes part in the training and ...