Course Tutors 


Clinical Tutors 

Adriano Teixeira 

Adriano has given presentations in national and international congresses and is now part of the GC Europe N.V. team as a Technical & Training Manager contributing to Campus training courses with all his expertise and teaching abilities in bringing the newest trends in Dentistry to all attendees from the GC Europe Campus. 

Simone Moretto 

As a researcher she developed a sound scientific background with papers published in peer reviewed journals and presentation in several International Congresses. 
With 14 years of clinical experience and a solid academic formation, she built up a long-term expertise which supported her when lecturing in courses of Continuing Education and teaching as an Associate Professor at Ibirapuera University in Brazil. 
She joined GC Europe N.V. as a Technical & Training Manager completing the existing team of experts, and contributing to GC training courses with a well-balanced clinical and scientific approach. 

Hussein Patanwala 

For over 15 years Hussein has been a clinical lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham. The last 6 years he has been Head of Firm for 5th BDS and sits on the undergraduate admissions panel. As well as his work with undergraduates he lectures internationall to postgraduate students in fixed prosthodontics, adhesive and minimal intervention dentistry. Most recently Hussein has been pursuing his keen interest in research, collaborating with King's College London to study Mimimal Intervention Dentistry. He is a Key Opinion Leader for GC UK and respected senior clinical advisor to industry. 

Javier Tapia Guadix 

He founded the company Juice - Dental Media Design for this purpose. Dr. Tapia-Guadix received the Collegiate Merit Award by the Spanish College of Dentists from the 1st Region in 2005, for his collaboration in the commission of new technologies. In 2011 he founded together with Panaghiotis Bazos and Gianfranco Politano the Bio-Emulation group.He actively collaborates with several universities across Europe and is member of GC Restorative Advisory Board. In 2014 he became official reviewer for the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry. In 2017 he became official reviewer for the International Journal of Esthetic Dentistry. He works in his private practice in Madrid, focused on restorative dentistry and aesthetics. He is an international lecturer with participation in more than 250 congress, hands-on courses and live courses. He published several articles in restorative dentistry, dental photography and computers in dentistry. 

Harmeet Grewal 

This has led to Harmeet training further in this area with some of the key opinion leaders in the area of composite and minimally invasive dentistry. 
As well as this he has lectured nationally on this topic. 
Harmeet is a keen educator, which has led him to hold a position as Study Club Director for Dentinal Tubules. 

Rich Newman 

Rich has worked for GC UK Ltd for over 18 years and regularly organises and presents hands-on courses for laboratories and surgeries throughout the UK and has a wealth of experience in the “tips and tricks” of using dental materials along with a good knowledge of their physical properties and constituents. 
Rich is also respected by his peers and has worked on many occasions with Key Opinion Leaders from both the clinical and technical dental field. 

Jansie van Rensburg 

Dr van Rensburg has lectured at numerous International and national dental congresses, study group meetings, BDA 
(British Dental Association) meetings and postgraduate centres throughout the UK, Europe and India. Dr van Rensburg has 
developed a wealth of experience in fibre reinforced composite restorations by clinically doing them on a regular basis and also lecturing on this topic years since 2003. 

Céline Higton 

She is an artist at heart and has an exceptional eye for detail and drive for quality; attributes which perfectly align with her absolute passion for restorative cosmetic dentistry.This passion has not only led to quality work and first-rate patient care, but also an established career in teaching. Céline is an internationally recognised expert in various modern restorative dental procedures and is quickly becoming a regular speaker at prestigious dental conferences and symposiums worldwide. This exposure to dental education and the International elite within the field ensures that Céline is always working at the forefront of innovation using only the best techniques and materials. 

Janine Sohota 

Janine has had several articles published relating to examples of her clinical cases and educational pieces for young dentists. She recently completed a PG Cert in Implantology and is enjoying the challenges of starting to place implants on her long standing patients. Her true passion lies in creating beautiful smiles for old and young alike. 

Kostas Karagiannopoulos 

I am a key opinion leader for GC UK and lecture nationally and internationally on various prosthodontic subjects. My areas of interest are additive, adhesive dentistry and natural looking prosthodontics. Last but not least I am based in 2 specialist practices in the Essex and Hertfordshire areas. 

Zohaib Ali 

My own journey with guided composite techniques began in 2018 when I first fabricated a clear silicone stent to manage a tooth wear case. Since then, I have gone on to complete full mouth rehabilitations using injection moulding and expanded the applications of the technique into provisional restorations. My main areas of clinical practice are tooth wear, managing failing dentitions and adhesive dentistry with the aim of producing ultra-natural outcomes. After office hours, I am a family man and spend my time cooking. 

Giancarlo Pongione 

At times he has been a visiting Professor at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He is an active member of the "Bio-Emulation Group", the Italian Society of Endodontics (SIE), the Italian Society of Restorative Dentistry (SIDOC) as well as a certifiedmember of the European Society of Endodontics (ESE). 

Nik Sethi 

Nik has attended several highly respected year courses on restorative dental training including a year course with Tidu Mankoo and Basil Mizrahi and most recently the full fixed prosthodontic programme by Mauro Fradeani in Italy. Nik became a full member of the British Academy of Aesthetic dentistry in 2017 and currently serves on the Executive Council. 
Nik provides regular teaching courses and set up the Aesethix training academy and is a proud director of the Elevate Dental Academy along with Dr Riaz Yar and Sanjay Sethi. 

Sanjay Sethi 

Sanjay is involved with teaching independent courses and a diploma program and is director of the Aesethix and Elevate education programs. 

Riaz Yar 

In addition, Riaz is also an Internal examiner for the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons England and an Internal examiner for the Overseas Registration Exam and License in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons England. As well as completing the specialty prosthodontic training, Riaz has undertaken a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies (DPDS) with the University of Bristol and a Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. 
Prof. Yar lectures nationally and internationally and is a keen advocate of postgraduate teaching and this is evident with the setting up of RED (Restorative Education of the Dental Team) Square – providing a MSc in Restorative Dentistry with University of Chester for which he was program director for 4 years. He is currently running a PG Diploma in Advanced Aesthetics / PG Cert Dental Sleep Medicine with Elevate Dental 
and a PG Cert in Dental Risk Mitigation. 
Prof. Yar has most recently completed his Masters in Soft Tissue around Implants and Teeth with Professor Zucchelli (Bologna). 
He is a member of the Faculty of Trainers with the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and Fellow of the College of Dentistry. He also a Visiting Professor in Prosthodontics at the College of Medicine and Dentistry – Birmingham / Ulster University and Shifa Dental School, Islamabad. 
His main topic of interest is TMD and Occlusion with Sleep Medicine and he runs courses nationally and internationally. 

Andrew El-Nazir 

Andrew is a clinical lead for Banning Dental group. This is a collective of five high-end private practices scattered around London. Since early 2020, Andrew has also been an official F:ocus dental photography trainer alongside Minesh Patel. The collaboration of high-end photography with high-end cosmetic dentistry resulted in a passion and enthusiasm for teaching and educating dental students and delegates. 

Technical Tutors 

Dirk Galle 

Between 1999 and 2003 Dirk worked as 
a ceramic trainer for a large ceramic 
production company in Belgium and Luxemburg. 
Since 2003 he works as a Technical 
and Training Manager for GC Europe. 
Dirk is a specialist in the field of: 
• Polychromatic build-up technique 
for ceramics and micro ceramic composites 
• Individual layering and aesthetical rehabilitations especially on zirconium and Lithium-disilicate structures 
• Large superstructures on implants with focus on zirconium in combination with natural pink gingival ceramic 
With over 800 ceramic courses on his record, Dirk is a professional ceramic trainer and a frequent worldwide asked 
speaker at Symposiums & Universities. 

Lisa Johnson 

As a Key Opinion Leader for GCUK and GC Europe Lisa regularly delivers courses in the UK and Europe during which she enjoy sharing her passion for beautiful aesthetics and the valuable lessons she has learnt honing her skills over the years relating to composite techniques. 

Stephen Lusty 

Stephen has been involved in all aspects of dental technology over his career and since 2008 has run his laboratory in Cornwall specialising in aesthetic dentistry. His passion for the ‘art of dentistry’ is what drives him to continue to strive for perfection and throughout his career Stephen has attended courses delivered by some of the top technicians in the industry. In a normal day Stephen works closely with his 
clients, seeing patients for custom shade matching and finishing. 
Stephen takes pleasure in passing on this accumulated knowledge on his own courses and is happy to tailor courses to the individual needs of the group in attendance. 

Mark Bladen 

Mark has demonstrated all over the world including Japan and South Africa, with many of the worlds leading ceramists at numerous exhibitions and courses. He currently specialises in ceramics using the GC Colour System and is well known and respected across the UK and Europe for his skills as a technical demonstrator. 

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