Staff in the School

Mr Upen Patel

Mr Upen Patel

Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry

Upen Patel is a Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry.

His research focuses on the effects of therapeutic ultrasound on the repair mechanisms of the dental pulp.

Upen takes great pride and enjoyment in the teaching of dentistry to his students with the goal of producing safe, responsible and efficient professional graduates.

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Professor Giles Perryer

Professor Giles Perryer

Professor of Clinical Education

Giles Perryer is the Academic lead for e-learning at the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. He teaches clinical dentistry in the Clinical Practice and Conservative Dentistry Units at the School of Dentistry.

Mr Ian Preston

Mr Ian Preston

Clinical Lecturer

Ian Preston is a part time Clinical Lecturer at the School of Dentistry. 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 lecturer for the UCL ...

Miss Abida Raja

Miss Abida Raja

Part time Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry

Abida Raja is a part-time Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry. 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

Vahid Ravaghi is a Lecturer in Dental Public Health at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry. 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 data collection ...

Mr Peter Reece

Part time clinical lecturer in Conservation & Clinical

Peter Reece is a part time clinical lecturer combining this with part time general practice in both the private sector & the NHS.Clinical interests include restorative dentistry particularly related to occlusal wear & TMJ problems. He also has an interest in composite based materials and their applications. Is a member of the Birmingham based BRIDGE group.

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Mr Iain Roe

Mr Iain Roe

Clinical Lecturer

Iain Roe 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 a General Dental Practitioner in Birmingham.

Dr Rachel Sammons

Dr Rachel Sammons

Senior Lecturer and Programme Lead BMedSc (Biomedical Materials Science)

Rachel Sammons is the Programme Lead for the BMedSc(Biomedical Materials Science) programme. She is also First Year Tutor and Examinations Officer for this Programme.

Rachel Sammons research interests focus on surface interactions between mammalian cells and bacteria and biomaterials – especially titanium and hydroxyapatite, for bone repair and the prevention of ...

Mr Peter Sands

Mr Peter Sands

Clinical Lecturer

Peter is a part time clinical lecturer involved in the Masters in Advanced General Dental Practice. In addition to his academic and teaching roles, he runs a small General Dental Practice in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

He is a member of the PREP panel, and is actively involved in practice based research.

Dr Ben Scheven

Dr Ben Scheven

Lecturer in Oral Cell Biology

 

Dr Ben Scheven has an established track record in the cell biology of hard tissues and mesenchymal stem cells. Before he was appointed lecturer in at the University of Birmingham, Dr Scheven worked as a research scientist at different institutions in the Netherlands and the UK. His previous research focused on various aspects of bone cell biology and bone growth ...