Aws Alani qualified in 2003 from King’s College London. He completed vocational training in Essex and held junior hospital positions at Guy’s Hospital and King’s College Hospital, before completing an MSc in Endodontics at the Eastman Dental Institute. He moved to Morriston Hospital in South Wales to work in the Maxillofacial Unit, initially as a Senior House Officer before becoming a Specialist Registrar. After three years in Wales he moved to Newcastle, where he completed his specialist training in Restorative Dentistry. During his training he completed relief work trips to Romania and Ghana with ‘Young Smiles for Romania’ and ‘Global Brigades’.
In 2013 Aws became the International Team for Implantology Scholar in Toronto, Canada, working at the Hospital for Sick Children and Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. He returned to London in 2014 to become a full time Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at King’s College Hospital. His main remit is the management of congenital and acquired defects within an MDT environment, working alongside Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.
He has published over 40 peer reviewed papers and maintains an active interest in current clinical issues and research. He has won grants from the British Endodontic Society and the Royal College of Surgeons to examine novel tooth filling materials. He is a previous British Society of Restorative Dentistry prize winner and has sat on their council for four years. He recently completed a Masters Degree in Medical Law; his dissertation was titled ‘Social Media and the Dental Patient: A medicolegal perspective’. He is the course director for the Diploma in Operative Dentistry at Kings College London which looks to up skill in a multifaceted manner through seminars, hands on simulated exercises and clinical treatment. More information on the course can be found here.
He has recently published a book on Dental Traumatology which can be purchased here.
He has built 4 separate websites from scratch, his most recent platform (www.restorativedentistry.org) has over 300,000 hits and is subscribed to by dentists from all over the world. He administers 4 dental facebook groups, the largest of which has 30,000 members.
Aws has been recently appointed as Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry at Plymouth Dental School where he is lead for three modules in the Restorative Dental Science MSc programme. More information on the MSc can be found here.
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