Meet the Team
Clinical services at the restorative dentistry department are consultant led and are supported by various grades of staff. If accepted for treatment, your treatment will be provided by a suitably qualified dentist, dental therapist or hygienist, under the supervision of a named consultant. Different members of our team may perform different aspects of your treatment based on complexity and appointment availability.
Following your clinical assessment, if you do not require specialist care and treatment is considered at the level of a general dental practitioner, you may be offered treatment on our student clinics. Treatment on student clinics may be provided by undergraduate or postgraduate dental students, student therapist /hygienists within the School of Dentistry (University of Leeds). Treatment provided by students will always be supervised by suitably qualified clinicians.
Dr Shash Bhakta
Lead Clinician and Head of Restorative Dentistry
Clinical Interests: Oral rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients and patients who have suffered facial trauma, endodontics, prosthodontics and implant dentistry.
Dr Zaid Ali
Lead for Restorative Oncology service and Training Programme Director for the Dental Core Trainees at Leeds (non OMFS).
Clinical Interests: Oral rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients and patients who have suffered facial trauma, implant dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics and research
Dr. Asmaa Al-Taie
Lead for Tooth Wear Rehabilitation.
Clinical Interests: Restorative dentistry, fixed-removable and implant prosthodontics.
Research Interests: Dental materials and clinical solutions in Prosthodontics.
Miss Hannah Beddis
Training Programme Director for Restorative Dentistry speciality training.
Clinical Interests: Developmental dental problems, periodontics, implant dentistry, premolar transplants, TMD/bruxism and working within the multi-disciplinary team with orthodontics.
Miss Kathryn Durey
Lead for developmental dental problems
Clinical Interests: Developmental dental problems, implant dentistry, fixed prosthodontics, periodontics and working within the MDT with orthodontics/OMFS
Mr Matthew Gahan
Clinical Interests: Endodontics, implant dentistry, removeable prosthodontics
Mr James Chesterman
Lead for Periodontics
Clinical Interests: Periodontics, implant dentistry
Mr Jaymit Patel
Lead for prosthodontics
Clinical Interests: Oral rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients, implant dentistry, prosthodontics, research
Professor Nic Hodson
Academic Head of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Leeds
Clinical Interests: Periodontics
Miss Leean Morrow
Director of the BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy, Health and Safety Co-ordinator for the Leeds Dental Institute and the Appraisal Lead for Leeds Dental lnstitute CSU.
Clinical Interests: Fixed and Removable prosthodontics
Hygiene + Therapists:
Additional team members
We have a wonderful team of dental core trainees, dental nurses, receptionists, administrators, support workers and many others within the Restorative Department. They support all the clinical activity, helping the smooth running of our clinics and improving the patient journey.