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Welcome to EasySmile Dental Practice Events


We welcome our colleagues to join us as we host various events throughout the year for all members of the dental team!


How to Register

Each event has its own page with more information and a registration form. Simply check out the Upcoming Events section below for events that may be of interest. Registration for special invitation-only events will have more information on the invitation letter.

Past & Present Guest Speakers

Dr Omar Patel
Specialist in Periodontics & Consultant in Periodontology, Guy’s Hospital

Omar qualified in 2003 from the University of Glasgow winning the prize for conservative dentistry as an undergraduate. In 2005, he became a practice principal and subsequently a vocational trainer with the responsibility of training newly qualified dentists. He was awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2007 and the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2008.

Whilst working in general practice, he undertook advanced training in restorative dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute, completing the Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice in 2008. He is currently a Consultant in Periodontics at Guy’s Hospital, London, undertaking all aspects of periodontal therapy.

As well as providing specialist periodontal care at EasySmile Dental Practice, he is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology and has a special interest in the association between periodontal disease and diabetes.

He was recently awarded the position of examiner for the Licence in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, England, the oldest continuously existing dental qualification in the United Kingdom.

John Tighe, Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Mr John Tighe
Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Queen Victoria Hospital East Grinstead

John is a Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery based at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead appointed in 2002.

John qualified in dentistry in Bristol in 1986 and medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1995. He holds full surgical fellowships from the London Royal College of Surgeons in both dental and general surgery as well as the intercollegiate exit fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

As well as providing Oral Maxillofacial care at EasySmile Dental Practice, John is currently the departmental Lead Clinician and the Clinical Director for Head, Neck and Eye Services at East Grinstead and in his NHS practice he has a special interest in the management of head and neck cancer with functional reconstruction of the face and jaws including microvascular surgery techniques.

In his private practice, John has a special interest in dental Implantology, including associated bone grafting techniques and enjoys close working relationships with several local dental practitioners who provide the implant superstructure (crown and bridge) work or implant stabilised dentures.