Staff in the School

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 ...

Mr Peter Reece

Part time clinical lecturer in Conservation & Clinical

School of Dentistry

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.

 

Mr Iain Roe

Mr Iain Roe

Clinical Lecturer

School of Dentistry

Iain Roe is a part-time Clinical Lecturer at the School of Dentistry in the Institute of Clinical Sciences, 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)

School of Dentistry

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 infection.

Mr Peter Sands

Mr Peter Sands

Clinical Lecturer

School of Dentistry

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

Senior Lecturer in Oral Cell Biology

School of Dentistry

 Dr Ben Scheven is Senior Lecturer in Oral Cell Biology and has an established track record in the cell biology of bone and dental tissues in health and disease. His current research centres around the role and application of mesenchymal and dental stem cells in tissue repair and regeneration, nerve repair and neuronal cell differentiation and therapeutic ultrasound.    

 

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Mr Praveen Sharma

Mr Praveen Sharma

NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow and Clinical Lecturer

School of Dentistry

Mr Sharma is a full time NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow and Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry.

His current research interests include investigating the impact of periodontal (gum) disease on the general health of patients with chronic kidney disease.

Praveen provides teaching in the form of lectures to undergraduate dental, ...