Paul Mandon-Gassman


BARD Conference Committee Role Sponsorship

Qualifications BDS 1987

I qualified from Sheffield in 1987 and moved to Kent in 1994, working at his current practice since 1998, becoming a co-owner in 2002 and achieving Denplan Excel Accreditation in 2004.

For over 20 years I have sought out the best teachers in the world in cosmetic, reconstructive and functional dentistry to gain the skills that I now offer patients at Sturry Dental Practice in Canterbury, Kent. I created the brand to showcase the best that modern dentistry has to offer. I also provide sessions at Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital for Medway Community Healthcare as a Dental Officer treating special needs patients.

As a previous full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic dentistry (BACD), I have experience in treating all type of cosmetic problems from simple tooth whitening to full smile makeovers. In the past I have been a member of the BACD membership, communication and congress committees. I have a reputation for a conservative approach to dentistry that will offer long term aesthetic results from the minimum of intervention; this can be seen with my use of various brace systems to align teeth prior to a final makeover.

I have a special interest in the treatment of head, neck and facial pain and its relation to poor jaw function and am a member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (BSOS) which exists to help practitioners treat and prevent these common problems. Membership is by invitation only to practising dentists who have completed an arduous training programme which typically takes five years. I have lectured on the subject to other dentists and technicians and provided hands on courses on Facebow use and jaw registration

I am an “opinion leader” for Ivoclar Vivadent and lecture and tutor hands on courses for them on Composites, Cements and tooth preparation for the Emax ceramic system

I like to help people to understand what dentistry can offer them and as the No1 ‘Active Dentist’ on the award-winning patient education website All About Teeth (, spend time answering the public’s questions regarding their dental concerns. I am also a member of the Association of Dental Implantology UK (ADI, visit, a registered charity dedicated to providing the profession with continuing implant education and the public with a greater understanding of the benefits of dental implants. I am a full member of the Tipton Training Dental Academy which provides me with the latest dental scientific knowledge and clinical techniques. I am honoured to have been asked by Paul Tipton to act as a Study Club Chairperson for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry

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Conference Committee

Wahab Shakir

BARD Conference Committee Role Treasurer

A general and cosmetic restorative dentist, I qualified from Newcastle University in 2004 and completed my VT year with Ken Harris at Riveredge Dental Studios, I then moved to London to work in private practice.

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Dr Shiraz Khan

BARD Conference Committee Role Social media and marketing subcommittee member

Dr. Shiraz Khan graduated from the University of Birmingham Dental School in 2013. Having successfully completed foundation training and winning several prizes, he is currently placed in a Mixed-Restorative Dental Core Training post between Guys and St. Thomas’s and East Surrey Hospitals and Practice on weekends.

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Nisha Sisodia

BARD Conference Committee Role Secretary

Nisha graduated from Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2005. A passion for Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry led her to pursue and complete Post Graduate Courses in Tipton Restorative, practical restorative and Implant dentistry followed by courses in Six Month Smile and SAAD (sedation).

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Dr Nikki Newton

BARD Conference Committee Role Social secretary

Dr Nikki Newton graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1992. Following graduation she was appointed as a House Officer at Manchester Dental Hospital and subsequently as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch and Worcester Royal Infirmary.

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Nazia Alyas

Qualifications BDS, MJDF
Nazia has a huge passion for cosmetic and restorative dentistry and is a dedicated General Dental Practitioner. She is trained in the field of facial aesthetics and has a keen interest in orthodontics.

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Manveena Sagoo

BARD Conference Committee Role Web and Social Media Representative

Dr Manveena Sagoo studied dentistry at Barts and the London, School of Medicine and Dentistry and qualified as a dental surgeon in 2013.

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Ellis Paul

BARD Conference Committee Role Publicity & sponsors

Ellis Paul is recognised as the leading authority on correct working posture & 4-handed dentistry which he pioneered. He has presented his famous Hands-On courses on this subject for over 30 years in both the UK and world-wide.

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Richa Sharma

BARD Conference Committee Role Hotel Liaison

Richa graduated from Kings College London in 2006. She works at a private practice in Preston and particularly likes taking on cosmetic restorative cases. She runs a study club monthly for local dentists to learn about the latest techniques in dentistry.

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Dr. Adam S Toft

BARD Conference Committee Role Chair of the BARD Conference Committee

Dr Adam S. Toft qualified in 1995 with Honours from Sheffield University, having already gained a chemistry degree in Bangor, Wales. Since qualifying he has been interested in all aspects of dentistry, especially orthodontics, facial aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry.

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Dr. Martyn Amsel

BARD Conference Committee Role General advisor as previous Scientific Chairman

Owner and now working as associate of a successful innovative private general practice for over 40 years. Original consultant for BDA Teamwork programme and originator of many videos and articles in dentistry. Lectured Internationally on Ergonomics and 4-Handed dentistry to dentists and staff and teaches many DF1 groups in the UK. Vice President of BARD

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Professor Paul Tipton

Specialist in Prosthodontics Professor Paul Tipton is an internationally acclaimed Prosthodontist who has worked in private practice for more than 30 years. He is the founder of Tipton Training Ltd, one of the UK’s leading private dental training academies and the author of over one 100 scientific articles for the dental press. He was voted in the Top 10 ‘most influential dentists in the UK’ by his peers in

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