MEET YOUR SPEAKERS

Take a look at a brief bio of the very talented people that run our courses.

Paul Swanson

Paul Swanson

Independent Dental Education Academy Liverpool

As well as being the Clinical Director at IDEAL, Paul is the Clinical Director and Owner of Rose Lane Dental Practice that incorporates the Liverpool Dental Specialist Centre.

Paul holds the Royal College (England) Diploma in Implant Dentistry and MSc (Implantology) from Queen Mary University of London and is a very experienced implant dentist and educator.

Paul is involved in post-graduate teaching both at Liverpool University Dental Hospital and nationally. He provides one-one surgical implant training for the post grads at Liverpool .

Ian Dunn

Ian Dunn

BChD MFGDP MSc (Perio)

Ian is a Specialist Periodontist and Senior Clinical Teacher at Liverpool University. He was Undergraduate Teaching lead at Liverpool from 2010 to 2015 and was responsible for developing the undergraduate course as it stands today.

Ian is also heavily involved in post-graduate teaching both at Liverpool and nationally. He provides one-one surgical training for the Restorative Registrars at Liverpool and together with his good friend Phil Ower, teaches the periodontal component of the Royal College of Surgeons Restorative Diploma.

Amin Aminian

Amin Aminian

Independent Dental Education Academy Liverpool

Qualified from Liverpool University in 1993. He moved to Manchester in 1997 to undertake a Masters degree in fixed and removable prosthodontics at the University Dental Hospital Manchester. The degree was awarded in 2000 and he gained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow, MFDS RCPS, in the same year. He completed a 4-year specialist training programme in Prosthodontics in 2004 and was also awarded the MRD (Prosthodontics) from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, in the same year becoming registered on the GDC Specialist List in Prosthodontics.

His referral practice is based in Cheshire and is limited to prosthodontics (predominantly implant reconstructions), management of the worn and failing dentition. He is currently a lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at Birmingham University and lecturer at Manchester University where he is involved in the teaching of postgraduate students and supervising research projects. 

Finlay Sutton

Finlay Sutton

Independent Dental Education Academy Liverpool

Finlay is a Registered Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontics working in specialist practice in Garstang Lancashire. Finlay loves removable prosthodontics and believes that conventional removable prosthodontics is a valid treatment option for restoring patients with missing teeth, even in the age of dental implants. He is immensely fortunate in having a great dental technician working solely in the practice – Mr Rowan Garstang. Having an on-site dental laboratory, means that Finlay has complete control over the production of the dentures that are fabricated for his patients and enables him to provide treatment without compromise.

 “Together with Rowan Garstang, his accomplished laboratory technician working in the next room, Finlay is now producing some of the finest denture work, both functionally and aesthetically, in the world. The difference that this is making to his patient’s lives is obvious from the improved contours of their faces and the enhanced sparkle in their eyes by the end of treatment. It is as if their souls have been refreshed.”

Laura Gartshore

Laura Gartshore

Independent Dental Education Academy Liverpool

Laura is a home grown graduate of Uni of Liverpool (Hons) in 2004. Laura undertook pre-CCST NHS training and qualified as a specialist in Paediatric Dentistry in 2012 following a six month secondment to work in Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

On return from Australia Laura commenced academic training as a clinical lecturer with an honorary post-CCST training post, split between Liverpool dental hospital and Manchester children’s hospital. Laura completed her consultant training and exit qualifications for Paediatric Dentistry in 2015. She continues in her clinical lecturer post at the university and is now in the process of completing a 7 year long PhD in dental trauma!

Steve Barber

Steve Barber

Independent Dental Education Academy Liverpool

Steven is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.   Prior to returning to specialist practice Steve was a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry based at The Liverpool University Dental Hospital.   He currently works as a specialist Prosthodontist at the Rose Lane Dental Practice and the Garstang Dental Referral Practice.   

Since returning to practice Steve has continued his professional development and attended courses taught by international experts in Restorative Dentistry.    His has a particular interest in adhesive dentistry, the minimally invasive management of toothwear and adhesive reconstruction of posterior teeth.

Mike Sharland

Mike Sharland

Independent Dental Education Academy Liverpool

Mike Sharland qualified with a Diploma in Photography in 1971, and spent 6 years working as a Medical Photographer, and 36 years as head of Head of Multimedia Services at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry. He is now Technical Lead Clinical Photography at the University of Birmingham. He has taught Dental Photography to practitioners for over 30 years.

Undergraduate lecturers at the University of Birmingham School of Dentistry. MSc Training at The Royal College of Surgeons. Key Client presentations for Denplan. MSc Webinars for Smile-On. MSc Presentation for University of Birmingham.