Advisory Board

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Anish Patel, Chair

BDS (Bristol), MFDS RCS (Edinburgh), PG Cert Med Ed, MOrth  RSC (Edin)

Anish has served as a Dental Officer in the Royal Air Force. He then completed his specialist training in Orthodontics in 2018. His time in general practice has enabled him to gain an appreciation of the different field of dentistry as well as the pressures faced by general dental practitioners. He has always had a keen interest in education and engages with the local dental community through his roles as Chair of the local BDA section and as a member on the Local Dental Committee. He is committed to enthuse and encourage colleagues in being able to provide the very best for their patients and has a particular interest in mentoring young dentists. 

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Claire McCarthy

Claire McCarthy is faculty at NYU and teaches post-graduate periodontology and implant dentistry as adjunct professor and programme coordinator. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she has 22 years of clinical expertise and 15 years as faculty on BDS, MSc and DHT programmes in the UK and US. She completed a Master’s Degree in Education in 2007 and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Claire is currently working towards her PhD in behaviour change at Kings College London.

As a clinical educator she has achieved several recognised qualifications and credentials in formal education, built an established career in formal dental education, and created an on-line platform to provide resources and training for clinicians. She has presented her work nationally and internationally. Claire is passionate about non-surgical periodontal and implant therapy, behaviour change and disease prevention and she treats a variety of periodontal and implant patients in Harley Street in London.

In her spare time, she supports dental student initiatives to promote oral health to deprived populations, targeting homeless communities and school children in deprived areas in London. Claire regularly writes for press, consults as a KOL, involved in clinical trials, and is a member of BSDHT, ADHA, IDHA and is the current hygiene therapy representative on the British Society of Periodontology ECG committee.

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Kate Reeves

MIinstLM, Dip HE Leadership and Management

Kate has over 15 years of experience working in private dentistry. Firstly qualifying as a dental nurse, then working as a senior receptionist to becoming a Practice Manager. She has completed the ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management and holds a level 5 Certificate in Leading with Integrity. She is currently studying BSc Hons in Management Practice at Plymouth University.