The University Dental and Implant Centre
The University Dental and Implant Centre
5 Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2QU
Tel: 0121 687 8882 • Fax: 0121 687 8883
The team at University Dental and Implant Centre
All of us at the Practice, looking forward to seeing you here!

Meet the Team

Dr Abhi Pal

Dr Abhi Pal

BDS (London), MGDSRCSI, FFGDP (UK), FDSRCPS(Glasgow)
GDC Registration number 62049

Qualified Guy’s Hospital London in 1987 with honours and distinction. Abhi has been working at this practice since 1991 as the Lead Clinician. He has extensive experience in Restorative and Implant Dentistry. He has taught MSc courses in Implant and Restorative Dentistry at Warwick University between 2008 and 2015. He has been awarded the FFGDP(UK) diploma by the Royal College of Surgeons — a significant quality indicator in general practice. In February 2021, he became Dean-Elect of the FGDP(UK) and the first President-Elect of the College of General Dentistry. He has been involved in the development of several Clinical Guidelines including Training Standards in Implant Dentistry.

Abhi provides Independent Expert Witness reports in dento-legal matters for lawyers, regulatory bodies and defence organisations. He has completed training with Cardiff University Law School as an Expert Witness. For further details about this service please click here.


Dr Ashis Colin Sinha

Dr Ashis Colin Sinha

BDS, MFDS, DPDS (U.Bristol),
Dip Rest Dent, MSc (U.Leeds), FFGDP (UK)
FDS RCPS (Glas), FHEA
GDC Registration number 81566

Colin graduated in 1998 and has worked in hospital posts at the Queen’s University Belfast, Dundee and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. He has been at the University Dental and Implant Centre since 2004. He has had extensive experience and training in Restorative Dentistry and has a MSc in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Leeds. He has been awarded the prestigious FFGDP(UK) and FDS RCPS(Glasgow).

Colin’s clinical interests are in all areas of Restorative Dentistry including treatment of Tooth Wear, Dentures, Root Canal Treatments.

Colin is currently an examiner for the MJDF examinations at the Royal College of Surgeons England. He has been a Foundation Dentist Trainer for the West Midlands Deanery seven times. Currently he is the Postgraduate Dental Tutor at Shrewsbury and the Training Program Director for Dental Foundation Training at Telford.


Dr Fatimah Jawaid

Dr Fatimah Jawaid

BDS (Birmingham), MFDSRCSEd, PGCert MedEd, MSc Prosthodontics (Kings)
GDC Registration number 229546

Fatimah graduated from The University of Birmingham with Distinction in Clinical Dentistry in 2012 and has been involved with the practice since then. She has completed an MSc with distinction in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics from Kings College London. Fatimah is also a foundation dentist trainer for the West Midlands Deanery, and involved in teaching newly graduated dentists.

Fatimah has keen interest in undertaking complex tooth wear cases and aesthetic dentistry. She is the Invisalign provider for the practice and aims to provide her patients with a smile they love.

Outside of dentistry, Fatimah enjoys spending time with her daughter and travelling.


Dr Sumaiya Rahman

BDS (Sheffield)
GDC Registration number 290732

Sumaiya qualified from the University of Sheffield in 2019. She is currently undertaking her Foundation Training year whilst being mentored by Abhi and Fatimah. Sumaiya has interests in all aspects of patient care and takes pride in ensuring her patients are welcomed and comfortable.


Yvonne Steward

Yvonne Steward, Hygienist

CEB Dental Hygiene
GDC Registration number DH2259

Yvonne is our dental hygienist. She completed her training at Guy’s Hospital London in 1982. Yvonne provides oral hygiene services such as scaling, polishing and instruction in how to look after your teeth.


Suzanne Watkin

Suzanne Watkin, Hygienist

Dip Dent Hygiene Brist 2011
GDC Registration number 212941

Suzanne qualified as a dental hygienist from Bristol University in 2011.


Melissa Fieldhouse

Melissa Fieldhouse, Practice Manager

GDC Registration number 150190

I qualified as a dental nurse in 1997, and became a member of the University Dental Centre in 1998 and have been here ever since. I started at the dental centre as a dental nurse all those years ago, but have since gained qualifications in Dental Radiography and Dental Practice Management, and are now the practice manager, although very occasionally I do still help out in surgery. I am registered as a Dental Care Professional with the GDC.

It is lovely to be part of such a great team, we are like one big happy family, that makes it a pleasure to come to work. Aside from work I am married with 2 children and very much enjoy family time at our weekend retreat in the Cotswolds.


Melanie Long, Dental Nurse & Receptionist

GDC Registration number 150195

I have worked at the dental practice for 26 years. I qualified as an RDN in 1993. I enjoy socializing and reading.


Geraldine Power

Geraldine Power, Dental Nurse

GDC Registration number 125397

I qualified as a dental nurse in 1991 and joined the dental practice in 1992. I am a part time dental nurse here at the University Dental Centre and a full time mother to 3 children now teenagers.

I am trained in dental implantology and sedation. I take a caring approach with patients and staff, as I am always there with a hand to hold and a sympathetic ear.

When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my precious family and friends. I have recently discovered my creative side and taught myself to make candles/wax melts for my own pleasure and a little bit of "me time".


Josie Bown

Josie Bown, Dental Nurse

GDC Registration number 150199

I work full time at the University Dental Centre and have been a member of the team since 2005. I am trained in general dental nursing, and also trained in dental implantology.

Over the years I have progressed and undertaken many training courses relating to dental implants. This enables me to work alongside Dr Pal whose patients are predominately under dental implant care or complex dental treatment cases.


Nicola Wallace

Nicola Wallace, Dental Nurse

GDC Registration number 150091

I have worked as a Dental nurse since 1987 and gained my dental nurse qualification in 2001. I have been a member of the University Dental and Implant Centre team since 2005 and currently mainly work alongside the Foundation dentist.

I am a mom to 4 children and also have 2 beautiful granddaughters. In my spare time I enjoy long walks/runs with my dalmation dog, Milo.


Fatima Bukhari

Fatima Bukhari, Dental Nurse

GDC Registration number 159675

Annie Smallwood, Trainee Dental Nurse


Annie is the newest member of the team. She is currently working towards gaining her Dental Nurse qualification with Walsall College.

 

Maintaining Standards at the Practice

Our dentists and hygienists adhere to the laws governing the dental profession as laid down by the General Dental Council (GDC). We are committed to maintaining and improving our standards through postgraduate training and qualifications.

You can verify our staff’s credentials at the GDC website or contact the GDC for any matter relating to the practice of dentistry at

37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DQ
Telephone: 020 78873800
Fax: 020 72243294
Website: https://www.gdc-uk.org/

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