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Patrick Jones - Course author


BChD MJDF RCSEng MRCSEd PGCert MSc (Dist.) MAcadMEd Dipl(Dig. Dent.) FCGDent PhD

Adam, the “Digital Dentist”, is a highly experienced clinician with a special interest in Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry, Digital Dentistry and Implantology.
In 2013 he completed a Master of Science degree in Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry from the University Of Manchester, achieving a Distinction and is currently researching guided implantology in a PhD at Leeds University.
Adam lectures and Mentors on the Restorative and Aesthetics MSc for Manchester University and is Course Director and Lecturer for Several Guided Implant Systems such as SMOP and Dentiq having worked with computer assisted implant surgery from 2011.
Adam was asked to sit as Professor of Digital Dentistry to oversee the integration of Digital technologies across all departments and also sit as Course Director for the MSc in Digital Dentistry with the College of Medicine and Dentistry, Birmingham.
Patrick Jones - Course author


Vice President
BChD BSCDent PgDip(DigDent)

Chris Lefkaditis is the principal of a private practice in Norwich. 
He qualified as a BSC Dental scientist in 1989. He later joined dental school and graduated as a dental surgeon with honours in 1995 from the University of Pretoria. 
His vast experience in digital dentistry includes Cadcam dentistry and computer guided implantology give him an unparalleled CAD CAM Materials knowledge.
Having furthered his education in advanced implant dentistry and functional occlusion, he has taken on the role of mentoring dentists with an interest in implant dentistry. 
Patrick Jones - Course author


Vice President
Dental surgeon (Karolinska Institute Sweden 1996), CertDentImp, FICOI

Patrik is a partner of The Wensleydale Dental Practice and the Wensleydale Dental laboratory. He provides general dental care for a broad patient base, focusing mainly on digital dentistry, Invisalign (platinum provider), implantology, restorative and preventive dentistry. He does all crown and bridge work using Cerec Omnicam, mostly made on site in his own laboratory.
He is currently working with Nimrodental on new orthodontic materials and ways of creating minimal retainers with digital scans.
Patrick Jones - Course author

Van Tonder

Vice President
BChD (Stell) PDD (Aesthetic Dentistry)

Quintus Van Tonder qualified at the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Province, South Africa in 2000 with a BChD degree. After completion of his studies, he worked for a year in a state clinic in the Mosselbay region in South Africa. During this time, he treated thousands of underprivileged patients in need of care. In 2001 he moved to the UK.
In 2011 he completed a diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry taking a keen interest in cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry. He loves technology and is constantly looking to implement the latest innovations in the practice that will benefit our customers. One of these is the CEREC System.
Since investing in the system, he has completed a tremendous amount of training and has built up a wealth of experience in working with this system to create beautiful smiles and restore patients’ dentition, not only functionally, but also aesthetically.