Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry and Module Leader
MSc Restorative Dental Science
I have extensive experience in teaching, training and providing specialist level dentistry and have been involved in academic dental institutions both in the UK and abroad for the last 20 years.
My teaching experience and skills are largely associated with the delivery of postgraduate dental education. This has been either face to face or remotely through my involvement as lead for modules or course direction for various Masters and Diploma courses. My clinical expertise is in the management of congenital and acquired abnormalities in the tertiary care environment.
The modes through which I have taught include chairside supervision of treatment delivery at all levels, didactic seminar based teaching days, webinar lectures and examining at a specialist level for the Royal College of Surgeons, England. I have published over 50 peer reviewed papers and am the author or co-author of various books spanning the breadth of restorative dentistry.
My research interests include the minimally invasive management of tooth surface loss with additive adhesive techniques through changes in the occlusion.
Advice for prospective students
“This is a broad MSc with numerous areas to spark the interest of dentists at all levels. Be prepared to learn and absorb new techniques and treatment ideologies that are aimed at challenging you and changing your practice through contemporary methods and current research.”
- Aws Alani, Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry
Alani A, Bishop K. Dens invaginatus. Part 1: classification, prevalence and aetiology. Int Endod J. 2008 Dec;41(12):1123-36. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2008.01468.x. PMID: 19133103.
Alani A, Seymour R. Systemic medication and the inflammatory cascade. Periodontol 2000. 2014 Feb;64(1):198-210. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0757.2012.00454.x. PMID: 24320964.
Alani A, Patel M. Clinical issues in occlusion - Part I. Singapore Dent J. 2014 Dec;35C:31-38. doi: 10.1016/j.sdj.2014.09.001. PMID: 25496583.
Patel M, Alani A. Clinical issues in occlusion - Part II. Singapore Dent J. 2015 Dec;36:2-11. doi: 10.1016/j.sdj.2015.09.004. PMID: 26684489.
Alani A, Bishop K. Contemporary issues in the provision of restorative dentistry. Br Dent J. 2012 Aug;213(4):163-70. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.725. PMID: 22918344.
Alani A, Austin R, Djemal S. Contemporary management of tooth replacement in the traumatized dentition. Dent Traumatol. 2012 Jun;28(3):183-92. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-9657.2012.01122.x. Epub 2012 Apr 11. PMID: 22494549; PMCID: PMC3430882.
Alani A, Kelleher M, Bishop K. Peri-implantitis. Part 1: Scope of the problem. Br Dent J. 2014 Sep;217(6):281-7. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2014.808. PMID: 25256984.
Alani A, Kelleher M, Hemmings K, Saunders M, Hunter M, Barclay S, Ashley M, Djemal S, Bishop K, Darbar U, Briggs P, Fearne J. Balancing the risks and benefits associated with cosmetic dentistry - a joint statement by UK specialist dental societies. Br Dent J. 2015 May 8;218(9):543-8. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.345. PMID: 25952437.
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