Faculty Members

The BSP Faculty is a “virtual” faculty with invited membership only. Membership is a marker of esteem within the UK periodontal community. The aim of Faculty is to provide an expert group of educators, who are formally recognised as capable of delivering high quality, evidence-based educational lectures and seminars in periodontology and implant dentistry. For more information, please review the Faculty Policy on the Society Governance page of the website.

A full list of those who have been awarded Faculty status can be viewed here:

Dr Paul Baker - BSP Council Members
Dr Paul Baker
Dr Veronica Booth - BSP Council Members
Dr Veronica Booth
Professor Iain Chapple - BSP Council Members
Professor Iain Chapple

Iain Chapple is Director of Research for the Institute of Clinical Sciences, former Head of the Dental School (2016-2020) at Birmingham University UK. He has written 13-textbooks and 35-chapters. Iain was IADR Periodontal Research Group President (2006-7), European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) Treasurer (2007-2013); Workshop co-chair (2008-current); Scientific Advisory Committee Chair (2013-2016); Secretary General (2016-2019) and BSP President (2014-2015). He was awarded: The Royal College of Surgeons Tomes medal (2011); IADR Distinguished Scientist (2018); EFP’s Eminence Award (2022) and was awarded an MBE in the 2022 Queens New Year’s Honour’s. He has published >250 papers and leads a regional periodontal service and national service for adults with Epidermolysis Bullosa. Iain lectures all over the world on a broad range of topics related to periodontal diseases.

Dr Marilou Ciantar - BSP Council Members
Dr Marilou Ciantar
Professor Nick Claydon - BSP Council Members
Professor Nick Claydon

Nick is Professor in Restorative Dentistry and Honorary Consultant in Periodontics at  Cardiff University. He delivers formal accredited and validated teaching programs at Masters level for MClinDent and Masters students in Implantology as well as contributing to the Undergraduate program.

He is Honorary Senior Lecturer (Bristol University) where he contributes to the Clinical Research Unit. Nick lectures on the undergraduate dental course (Restorative dentistry) and supports postgraduate students to Masters and Doctorate level. 

His research interests include research methodologies, scientific evaluation of oral health care products, periodontal conditions, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions, tooth wear, dentine hypersensitivity and tooth whitening. He has conducted >100 clinical research studies, published >50 papers and is reviewer for several high impact dental journals.

Nick established his dental practice at The Pines, Cardiff in 2010, utilising his experience to manage complex restorative, periodontal and implant cases from within the practice and on referral. Nick’s innovative approach to dentistry has contributed to the adoption and implementation of cutting edge technologies. He lectures widely on his research and practice concepts in the national and international forum.

Professor Valerie Clerehugh - BSP Council Members
Professor Valerie Clerehugh
Professor Shauna Culshaw - BSP Council Members
Professor Shauna Culshaw
Professor Francesco D’Aiuto - BSP Council Members
Professor Francesco D'Aiuto
Dr Sarovi Davda - BSP Council Members
Dr Sarovi Davda

Sarovi was awarded Faculty status in 2015, after being introduced as “the person who probably knows the most about periodontal prognosis in the country”, upon presenting her thesis on periodontal prognosis to the Society.

She was awarded an MSc at The Eastman Dental Institute in 2016 with distinction and lectures nationally in periodontics at postgraduate level. In 2020, she undertook ‘Excellence in Expert Witness’ training with Bond Solon, Cardiff University and has been writing dento-legal reports in periodontal negligence claims since 2019, with experience of attending trial.

She has been invited to lecture by professional bodies at national and regional conferences including the British Dental Association National Conference, The Eastman Dental Institute, the Dentistry Show, International Team for Implantology, the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and was the dental expert on BBC London Radio and BBC News Live for a number of years.

Professor Nikolaos Donos - BSP Council Members
Professor Nikolaos Donos
Dr Ian Dunn - BSP Council Members
Dr Ian Dunn

Ian is a Specialist Periodontist based in Liverpool. He is the former undergraduate teaching lead in Periodontics and Senior Clinical Teacher in Periodontics at Liverpool University and lectures around the UK with the PerioCourses Team. Ian is the Honorary Treasurer of the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, having served other roles in the Society, and is on the Editorial Board for Dental Update.

Mr Peter Floyd - BSP Council Members
Mr Peter Floyd
Dr Nikolaos Gkranias - BSP Council Members
Dr Nikolaos Gkranias
Dr Philip Greene - BSP Council Members
Dr Philip Greene

Philip has retired from clinical practice.

Professor Gareth Griffiths - BSP Council Members
Professor Gareth Griffiths
Professor Peter Heasman - BSP Council Members
Professor Peter Heasman

Peter has retired from clicnial practice.

Dr Penny Hodge - BSP Council Members
Dr Penny Hodge
Professor Francis Hughes - BSP Council Members
Professor Francis Hughes
Professor Mark Ide - BSP Council Members
Professor Mark Ide
Professor Gerry Linden - BSP Council Members
Professor Gerry Linden

Gerry is Emeritus Professor of Periodontology at Queen’s University of Belfast, where he was a Senior Clinical Academic for over 30 years. His research is focused on periodontal disease as a possible risk factor for  systemic diseases  and conditions. Cross sectional studies by his group showed that periodontitis is associated with prevalent coronary heart disease, an increase in systemic inflammation, obesity and reduced respiratory function.  Subsequently,  prospective studies found that while severe periodontitis was associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality and type 2 diabetes there was no evidence that it associated with coronary heart disease events. 

Dr Isobel Madden - BSP Council Members
Dr Isobel Madden
Dr Nikolaos Mardas - BSP Council Members
Dr Nikolaos Mardas

Dr Nikos Mardas qualified in Dentistry from Athens University in 1992; He completed a 3-year specialist training and a MS degree in Periodontology in 1997 and a PhD degree in 2005 at the Royal Dental College, University of Aarhus, Denmark.

During the period 2005-2015, he was a Senior Lecturer / M. Clin. Dent program co-ordinator in Periodontology Unit, at UCL, Eastman Dental Institute. In 2015, he moved to Barts & The London School of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London as a Clinical Reader, Consultant in Periodontology and Educational Supervisor for Periodontology Trainees. At the same time, is working as Associate Specialist Periodontist & Implant surgeon in private practice.

Dr Mardas is editorial board member in Clinical Oral Implant Research and regular reviewer for all the leading journals in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry while he has participated in consensus meetings of the major periodontal and implant international organisations. He has extensively lectured nationally and internationally and in 2011 was awarded the Basic Research Prize, of the European Association for Osseointegration. He has served as Education Delegate for the UK & Ireland ITI, Academic Advisor for British Society of Dental Implantology and member of the Osteology International Experts Group.

Professor Giles McCracken - BSP Council Members
Professor Giles McCracken

Giles McCracken is Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the School of Dental Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University.  He initially worked in Hospital and General Dental Services before moving into a substantive academic career for the last 20 years.  He is currently the Director of Postgraduate Taught Clinical Programmes and the Degree Programme Director of the MClinDent in Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics.  He is an Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Giles is research active working on NIHR, commercial and locally funded projects and currently supervises multiple postgraduate research students.  His research themes include clinical trials, investigating oral health interventions and outcomes, dental education, dental materials science, and evidence synthesis/systematic review.  He works as an invited reviewer for national funding bodies in the UK and with multiple journals including the key periodontal publications of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology and Journal of Periodontology.

At a national level, Giles has served as Chair of the Specialty Advisory Committee for Restorative Dentistry (nominated by the British Society of Periodontology), Chair of the Academic Reference Group (formally Central Committee for Dental Academic Staff) at the BDA, Regional Advisor and Principle College Clinical Educator in the Academy of Clinical Educators at the RCPS Glasgow.

Dr William McLaughlin - BSP Council Members
Dr William McLaughlin
Professor Michael Milward - BSP Council Members
Professor Michael Milward
Dr James Moore - BSP Council Members
Dr James Moore
Dr Madeleine Murray - BSP Council Members
Dr Madeleine Murray
Dr Rajan Nansi - BSP Council Members
Dr Rajan Nansi
Professor Ian Needleman - BSP Council Members
Professor Ian Needleman

Ian is Professor of Periodontology and Evidence-Informed Healthcare at University College London, Eastman Dental Institute, London UK and in specialist practice at PerioLondon (https://www.periolondon.co.uk/) He leads the Centre for Oral Health and Performance (www.ucl.ac.uk/cohp), part of the UK International Olympic Committee research Centre. Ian is a Cochrane Editor for Periodontal Health. His research has been awarded prizes by the European Federation of Periodontology, Royal Society of Medicine, German Periodontal Society, German Cochrane Centre and International Association for Dental Research. He was awarded the UCL Provost’s Prize for Institutional Leadership in Public Engagement in 2017 and nominated as an inspiring teacher by UCL in 2007. Ian is a past president of the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry and was a member of the International Olympic Committee, Scientific Committee for the 2014 Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Monaco and a Faculty member for 2017 and 2022. He has been a member of many international consensus Workshops in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. Research and presentations: Periodontal health and treatment, oral health and sport, patient and public involvement and scientific basis of periodontal care.

Professor Luigi Nibali - BSP Council Members
Professor Luigi Nibali
Dr Philip Ower - BSP Council Members
Dr Philip Ower

Phil has retired from clinical practice.

Professor Richard Palmer - BSP Council Members
Professor Richard Palmer
Mr Amit Patel - BSP Council Members
Mr Amit Patel
Dr Rajiv Patel - BSP Council Members
Dr Rajiv Patel

Rajiv is a General Dental Council registered specialist in Periodontics. He graduated from the University of Bristol in 2004.

He completed specialist training in the field of Periodontics at Guy’s Hospital in 2011.  Between 2015 and 2016, he served as Chairperson of the British Society of Periodontology Early Career Group.

He is based in specialist practice in St Albans (Hertfordshire) primarily focusing on the delivery of surgical aspects of implant dentistry.

Rajiv has previously taught at post graduate level at the Eastman CPD centre and Plymouth University. He has lectured nationally on topics relating to implant dentistry and continues to be involved with education as a study club director for the ITI and as an examiner for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Professor Philip Preshaw - BSP Council Members
Professor Philip Preshaw

Professor Philip Preshaw is Dean of Dentistry and Professor of Periodontology at the University of Dundee. He was previously Professor and Chair of Periodontology at the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore. He received his dental degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1991 and his PhD in 1997. He is a registered specialist in Periodontics and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. His main research interests are investigations of the pathogenesis of periodontal disease, and links between diabetes and periodontitis. He has been awarded a UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) National Clinician Scientist Fellowship, a Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Association for Dental Research, and a King James IV Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for his contributions to dental research. Professor Preshaw is President Elect of the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, and will be President in 2024.

Professor Jeremy Rees - BSP Council Members
Professor Jeremy Rees
Professor Anthony Roberts - BSP Council Members
Professor Anthony Roberts

Anthony Roberts is a Professor/Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and holds a particular interest in Dental Education at all levels.  A former Sir Wilfred Fish Prize Winner, Anthony completed his Undergraduate and Postgraduate Training and worked as an Academic Consultant in the UK before moving to the Republic of Ireland.   Anthony remains a strong advocate of the BSP and is based at Cork University Dental School and Hospital, University College Cork.  Amongst many roles, Anthony is the Head of Restorative Dentistry and Leads the Dental Hygiene Programme.  He is the Vice Dean (Learning and Teaching) at the Dental School and Chair of Education and Training for the Dental Council of Ireland.

Dr Shazad Saleem - BSP Council Members
Dr Shazad Saleem
Dr Joon Seong - BSP Council Members
Dr Joon Seong
Dr Praveen Sharma - BSP Council Members
Dr Praveen Sharma

Praveen is registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) as a Specialist in Restorative Dentistry.  Praveen completed his undergraduate and post-graduate clinical and research training at the University of Birmingham’s School of Dentistry. Praveen currently works as an Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Birmingham Dental Hospital where he leads on the teaching of Periodontology to dental undergraduates, conducts clinical research as well as sees complex cases referred to the Birmingham Dental Hospital. Praveen also works in dental clinics in the west Midlands in a private capacity where he sees more complex cases within the specialty of restorative dentistry on a referral basis.

Praveen’s research expertise lies in the field of periodontology, particularly in investigating how periodontitis affects general health and wellbeing of patients. Praveen’s clinical and research skills have won him numerous accolades and he has been invited by national and international periodontal societies to present his research. 

Praveen lives in Birmingham with his wife, who is an Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, and their daughters. Outside of work, Praveen’s world revolves around these ladies.

Dr Claire Storey - BSP Council Members
Dr Claire Storey
Dr Manoj Tank - BSP Council Members
Dr Manoj Tank

It’s an honour to be a Faculty member of the BSP following the work I did with the Early Career Group and whilst sitting on the Council in 2018, when the BSP developed its implementation guidelines for the new classification of periodontal diseases. Leading up to this, I was also involved with reproducing the main BSP patient information leaflet as well as the 3rd edition of the Good Practitioner’s Guide to Periodontology.

As a Specialist Periodontist, I work in primary care mainly at my own practice in Camberley, Surrey, providing all aspects of periodontal and dental implant care. I also very much enjoy lecturing and hands-on teaching, whether that’s in small study groups or larger audiences, and have also presented webinars on the management of periodontitis under the new classification system.

Dr Richard Tucker - BSP Council Members
Dr Richard Tucker
Dr Aradhna Tugnait - BSP Council Members
Dr Aradhna Tugnait
Professor Wendy Turner - BSP Council Members
Professor Wendy Turner

Wendy is a Clinical Professor/Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and a Specialist Periodontist in Belfast and works as a clinical academic at Queen’s University. She is  passionate about dental education and clinically has a special interest in treating young patients with severe periodontal problems. Wendy is the current Honorary Secretary of the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry alongside other roles within dental education nationally.

Professor Nicola West - BSP Council Members
Professor Nicola West

Nicola West is Professor and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Bristol Dental School, and the Director of the Clinical Trials Unit conducting research in the international forum, attracting substantial funding from industry, charities and NIHR funding streams. Current research interests are investigating the associations between periodontal diseases and systemic diseases and conditions including Alzheimer’s Disease & Parkinson’s Disease, cardiovascular diseases and cystic fibrosis. Novel clinical periodontal research methodologies are developed alongside the scientific evaluation of oral health care products for gingivitis, tooth wear, dentine hypersensitivity, tooth staining and whitening. Research is also conducted into oral hard and soft tissue augmentation and peri-implant lesions.

Nicola is the Secretary General of the European Federation of Periodontology and President elect for the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

In parallel Nicola has maintained a thriving periodontal and dental implant specialist practice in the centre of Bristol, a particular sphere of interest includes the management of peri-implantitis lesions.

Dr Paul Weston - BSP Council Members
Dr Paul Weston