Meet the Team

IDEAL was founded by Paul Swanson and Ian Dunn with the aim of bringing high
quality postgraduate dental education to the North West and beyond.

Paul Swanson

Co-Director

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 .

He has lectured at most of the UK’s major dental implant events including the ADI and ITI.

Paul works within his own team at Rose Lane on complex multidisciplinary cases and also works as a visiting surgeon at two high profile specialist referral practices in the NorthWest of England. He also routinely accepts referrals from other implant dentists for their more complex cases.

He is passionate about teaching and passing on skills and knowledge to the profession.

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Ian Dunn

CO-DIRECTOR

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.

Ian has lectured at most of the UK’s major dental events including the British Dental Association Conference, the British Society of Restorative Dentistry annual conference, the British Society of Dental Hygienist and Therapists national meeting and the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Ian serves on the Council of the British Society of Periodontology as their Honorary Editor and Webmaster and is the British Society of Dental Hygienist and Therapist Honorary Vice President.

To complement his academic interests, Ian also has a busy Periodontal referral network and sees patients for all aspects of periodontal and peri-implant disease. Ian is also known for his aesthetic periodontal surgery techniques, enhancing smiles through soft tissue grafting and crown lengthening.

He is passionate about teaching and passing on skills and knowledge to the profession.

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Emma Hulley

Referral Manager and IDEAL Coordinator

As well as managing the day to day running of IDEAL, Emma is the referral coordinator for Rose Lane Dental Practice and the Liverpool Dental Specialists.

Emma will be your primary contact when you book on to an IDEAL dental course. She will also help you ensure you have a great experience on our courses. Aside from preparing all the educational material she can help in arranging transport accommodation and any dietary requirements.