Aws qualified from King’s College London (KCL) in 2003. 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 as 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, book chapters and textbooks 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 with associated patents. 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 KCL, which looks to upskill in a multifaceted manner through seminars, hands-on simulated exercises and clinical treatment.
His blog, www.restorativedentistry.org, is accessed on average 5,000 times a month and has amassed over 250,000 views by dentists from allover the world.
He has published chapter contributions, most recently on the management of oral biofilms, and the textbook Dental Traumatology at a Glance through Wiley (www.dentaltraumatology.com).