2018 Speakers

Pat Langley

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Pat spent the years immediately following graduation from Manchester University combining general practice with teaching oral surgery. In 1987 she joined Denplan as a founder member where she went on to become Deputy Chief Dental Officer whilst continuing part time in general practice. Along with fellow clinician Jerry Watson she co-founded Apolline in 2010. Pat and Jerry also run the Faculty of General Practice (UK)’s acclaimed ‘Certificate in Appraisal of Dental Practices.

Kevin Lewis

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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 was the Dental Director of Dental Protection for 18 years up to June 2016 and also an Executive member of the Council (Board of Directors) and senior management team of the Medical Protection Society. Kevin has been writing a regular column in the dental press since 1981 – originally as the Associate Editor of Dental Practice and since 2006 as the Consultant Editor of Dentistry magazine.  During a long and varied career he has lectured at conferences in over 30 countries and still writes and lectures regularly all over the world.  Kevin has the unique triple distinction of having been awarded honorary membership of the British, Irish and New Zealand Dental Associations

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.

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.