2018 Speakers

Kevin Lewis

Kevin Lewis B&W

Kevin Lewis qualified from The London Hospital in 1971.  He spent 20 years in full time general dental practice and 10 further years practising part time.  He became involved in the dento-legal field in 1989, firstly as a member of the Board of Directors of Dental Protection Limited, then (1992) as a full time dento-legal adviser and since 1998 as Dental Director.  He became a member of the Council (Board of Directors) of the Medical Protection Society in 2003 and is a member of the senior management team of MPS. He writes and lectures regularly all over the world and has been awarded Honorary Membership of both the British and New Zealand Dental Associations.

Debbie Ganguli

Debbie Ganguli B&W

Principal Dentist Debbie Ganguli studied dentistry at the prestigious Guy’s Hospital Dental School, London, qualifying in 2001. She spent the first five years of her career dedicated to the care of special needs and paediatric patients, during which time she held senior management posts in the dental departments at Milton Keynes and Vale of Aylesbury Primary Care Trusts, and was the clinical lead for the dental surgery at the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Martin Fulford


Martin Fulford has spent 17 years working as a general dental practitioner in the UK. During this time he managed to combine clinical dentistry with research, mainly in the field of infection control. Martin is active in research and is currently part of a team investigating the possibility of the transmission of vCJD via contaminated dental instruments. Martin is also a scientific adviser, with a particular interest in infection control, to the British Dental Association.

Philip Lewis


Philip Lewis BDS is an Ambassador for the Mouth Cancer Foundation www.mouthcancerfoundation.org and Clinical Lead of the Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme. He has lectured widely on the early detection of mouth cancer in general dental practice and written articles and online material for the dental and consumer press.

Yusof Omar


Joe Omar spent his early years in South Africa before his family emigrated to the UK. He qualified as a doctor from Cairo University in 1976 and returned to the UK to pursue a career in Anaesthesia. He left the NHS in 1984 to establish a private practice in Dental Anaesthesia/Sedation for dentistry in the Harley Street area; now proudly serving approximately 200 referring dentists. Joe is a Clinical Lecturer in Sedation at the Eastman Dental Institute, CPD, UCL. He has lectured on medical emergencies for the past 20 years or more to audiences in the UK as well as many parts of the world, including the FDI in Canada in 2005, South Africa and the Seychelles. He is well known for his unique delivery of the subject. Joe served on the ‘Standing Committee for Sedation in Dentistry’ at the RCS and RCoA from 2007 until earlier this year and is Council member of the Association of Dental Anaesthetists (ADA).

Jimmy Makdissi


Dr Makdissi better known as Jimmy joined Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2004 as a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. He completed his specialist training at Guy’s Hospital and obtained his Diploma of Dental Radiology from the Royal College of Radiologists. He directs the Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology programme of the undergraduate BDS curriculum. He served on the Education Committee of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He also served as the Dental Tutor for the London Deanery at Barts Health and the Faculty Tutor at the Royal College of He is currently the President of the Metropolitan Branch of the British He is the founder and the clinical director of the Cone Beam CT Surgeons. Dental Association. Centre at 9 Harley Street.