Meet the Identiti Team

At Identiti we are passionate about encouraging and supporting dental professionals in reaching their goals and potential safely with top quality lab products, training in Orthodontics and Aesthetic medicine.

 

We provide ongoing support and where we stand out from our competitors is all of our support is provided by Specialists. Identiti was formed in 2020 by Sue Bessant after 10 year as Managing Director at Wired Orthodontics.

 

We have an all round team of Specialists, GDPs, Technicians and Fabulous Paper Shufflers which we’ve been lucky enough to hand pick from professional working relationships, long term industry friendships, to complement each other with respect and the shared values we hold.

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Sue Bessant

Managing Director / Dental Technician

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OND HNC

 

Sue is the Managing Director at identiti Lab and training and formed the company in 2020 after 10 years as MD of Wired Orthodontics. During 2019 she was responsible for setting up identiti training ltd which is an approved https://eduqual.org.uk centre. In the lab Sue is responsible for the digital orthodontic set up of cases for planning and is particularly involved with lingual cases. She prepares the hands on elements of identiti’s courses and enjoys getting to know the delegates and helping them use orthodontics to benefit their businesses (identiti lab costs are about 75% lower than Invisalign).

 

Sue qualified from South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education with an Ordinary National Diploma in Dental Technology in 1990, and as part of her training spent placements at Bristol Dental Hospital and outlying clinics.

 

In 2003 Sue completed her Higher National Certificate in Cardiff. She worked in a variety of dental labs and across all disciplines including crown and bridge, prosthetics, diagnostic and occlusion work and implants, before specialising in orthodontics in 2009.

 

Outside work she enjoys spending time with her husband and their grown up children, walking the coast paths around her home and spending time in her greenhouse and vegetable garden. Sue also relaxes by scuba diving off the South Devon coast – she’s qualified to Sport Diver level.

Jackie Langman

Course & Events Manager

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Jackie joined the identiti training team as events manager after 5 years in a similar role at Wired Education. She is the first point of contact for enquiries and handles the booking process through to welcoming delegates on the first day of their course.

 

She stays in regular contact to keep them updated of dates and times, and what to bring. Jackie enjoys organising the evening meals out for our residential courses, which are social events, and she makes an extra effort to research the best venues and restaurants, to the delight of our delegates and team.

 

Beside her two grown up children, Jackie’s passions are chocolate, red wine and anything fizzy.

Orthodontics

Andrew McGregor

Lecturer / Specialist Orthodontist

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BDS BSc MSc MFDS RCS MOrth RCS

 

Andrew is a supervising Specialist Orthodontist and lecturer at identiti lab and training, where he shares years of experience with our delegates on the PG Cert Orthodontics for General Practice (EduQual level 7)..

 

He’s the owner of Park Orthodontics in Glasgow, where he has a strong base of referring dentists sending him pre-restorative orthodontic cases and he splits his work in half between private and NHS. He leans towards Invisalign and lingual appliances with private patients.

 

Having grown up in Edinburgh, Andrew received his BDS in Glasgow before moving to Sydney in 2002 to teach oral surgery. He lived in Newcastle upon Tyne and Middlesbrough for six years, completing post-graduate training there to receive his Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) and a Master’s degree (MSc) in 2010. Andrew lives with his dentist wife and three children. He drives an electric car and admits to being a coffee snob. He’s a keen runner, skier, footballer, golfer and swimmer, and practises yoga to help himself recover.

Rob Slater

Lecturer / Specialist Orthodontist

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BDS FDSRCS MOrth RCS MSc

 

Rob is a supervising Specialist Orthodontist and lecturer on the PGCert Orthodontics for General Practice (Eduqual level 7) and Complete Lingual Orthodontics course at identiti training.

Rob started his career as a dental technician before training in dentistry at Birmingham University. He spent two years working in maxillofacial surgery units before undertaking further training as a registrar in restorative dentistry.

 

He trained to be a Specialist Orthodontist at Guy’s Hospital in London, receiving a Master’s degree from the University of London and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Rob was a lecturer at Birmingham University for eight years prior to becoming a visiting academic fellow at Warwick University for a further seven years, where he supervised Master’s students and was also one of the first dentists in the UK to obtain a Master’s degree in lingual orthodontics.

 

He is a founding member of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society, which awarded him a life membership for his contribution. Rob is also a member of the British Orthodontic Society and the American Association of Orthodontists and has his own practice https://onedevonshireplace.co.uk

 

Outside work Rob enjoys long distance triathlon and trail running – he’s a qualified Level 2 Triathlon coach, focusing on swim coaching for his club. He is married with three children and a dog.

Peter Boyd

Lecturer / Specialist Orthodontist

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BDS(Glasgow), MFDS RCS(Edin), MClinDent (The University of Leeds), MOrth(Eng)

 

Peter is a supervising Specialist Orthodontist and lecturer at identiti lab and training, where he shares years of experience with our delegates on the PGCert Orthodontics for General Practice (EduQual level 7).

 

Originally from Northern Ireland, Peter qualified as a dentist at the University of Glasgow in 2002. He worked in general practice and hospital placements in Newcastle Upon Tyne and New Zealand.

 

He undertook his Specialist Orthodontist training at Leeds Dental Institute and York Hospital for three years. He received Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010 and a Master’s degree from Leeds University in the same year.

 

Peter works in a specialist practice in Yorkshire where he has developed an interest in adult orthodontics, particularly in the provision of clear and lingual braces. He regularly attends specialist training programmes and is a registered Invisalign provider.

 

Outside work Peter’s young family keeps him busy. He also enjoys several outdoor sports and is a keen cyclist.

Rachel King

Lecturer / Orthodontic Therapist

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Rachel works as an Orthodontic Therapist at a couple of practices in Hampshire and joins us as a lecturer on the PG Cert. Giving practical demonstrations and sharing hints and tips on mechanics and patient handling. Rachel is a great bonus on the cohort WhatsApp group giving advice and hints as needed.

Peter Taylor

Lecturer / Specialist Orthodontist

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Peter is a lecturer on the Complete Lingual Orthodontics course at identiti training. Born in Liverpool, he moved to Brazil in 1971, where he graduated from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 1984, becoming a specialist orthodontist.

 

Later he moved to São Paulo, where he continues to practise at his clinic in the Vila Olimpia neighbourhood. Peter is a member of the Brazilian Association of Lingual Orthodontics and the British Lingual Orthodontic Society.

 

He participates in the most important international conferences and practical and theoretical courses on lingual orthodontics. Outside work he enjoys spending time with his adopted children, playing football, running and chess.

Parm Dhillon

Lecturer / Dentist

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BDS

 

Parm is a general dentist with a keen interest in challenging cosmetic cases and orthodontics. He is married to a dentist and brother to a dentist, he’s truly devoted to his vocation.

 

Parm is part of the team who deliver the PG Award Orthodontics for General Practice (EduQual level 7) and also supports the intro to lingual orthodontics during the PG Certificate Orthodontics for General Practice (EduQual level 7).

 

Outside of work Parm enjoys photography and cooking and plays football regularly to keep fit.

Diploma Private Dentistry

Andrew Chandrapal

Lecturer / Dentist

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BDS MFGDP (UK) DPDS (Bris) MClinDent (Pros)

 

Andrew works in private practice in central London in Buckinghamshire where the basis of his special interests lie in aesthetics, composite bonding, complex rehabilitation including implants and management of tooth wear. He holds a Distinction in Fixed and Removable Masters of Clinical Dentistry as well as two further academic diplomas. He is also a Graduate of the Kois Centre in Seattle. Andrew also sits on Council for The DDU and is Past- President for the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a post-graduate tutor for Kings College London and sits on the editorial board of many dental journals including Dental Update. He is also an educator to other dentists on a national/ international level and is Director at IndigoDent Education

Andre Faro Leite

Lecturer / Dentist

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LMD (Portugal), Dip Imp Dent RCSEd, MSc Implant Dentistry (Warwick), PGCert Orthodontics (Warwick), AFHEA

 

Originally from Portugal, Andre qualified as a dentist in 2008. André is the clinical director at Inspired Dental Care and a Clinical Supervisor at Peninsula Dental School (Plymouth University). Andre has been recently awarded the Associate Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and has an MSc degree (Distinction) in Implant Dentistry from Warwick University and a Diploma in Dental Implants from the RCSEd (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) and the PGCert Orthodontics (Warwick).

Amish Bhayani

Lecturer / Dentist

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MSc Endodontics

 

Amish was born in London and bred in Portugal where he achieved his Dental Degree in July 2009. After working in private practice, Amish decided to make Devon his home in June 2010. Having achieved experience and developing his skills by attending several postgraduate courses, Amish focuses his practice on preventative, restorative (simple/ complex) and aesthetic/cosmetic dentistry. Amish has completed his MSc in Endodontics (Root Canal Treatments) from the University of Chester with merit. Amish is a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, British Academy of Aesthetic Restorative and Implant Dentistry and also of the Devon Independent Practitioners Group. Outside of work Amish likes to read, travel, spend time with friends and family and play sports.

Linda Blakely

Lecturer / Dentist

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DPDS

 

Linda graduated from the University of Birmingham, and later completed the DPDS (Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies) at Bristol University, undertaking the fixed and removable prosthodontics modules. Linda is a GDP who works in a private general and specialist practice in Devon She has worked in private practice for over twenty years and has a special interest is in fixed and removable prosthodontics and has been fortunate enough to be mentored by Charlotte Stillwell. Linda is also a founder member of the Besford club. Linda is a part time Prosthetics Clinical Supervisor and lecturer at the Peninsula Dental School.

Parm Dhillon

Lecturer / Dentist

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BDS

 

Parm is a general dentist with a keen interest in challenging cosmetic cases and orthodontics. He is married to a dentist and brother to a dentist, he’s truly devoted to his vocation.

 

Parm is part of the team who deliver the PG Award Orthodontics for General Practice (EduQual level 7) and also supports the intro to lingual orthodontics during the PG Certificate Orthodontics for General Practice (EduQual level 7).

 

Outside of work Parm enjoys photography and cooking and plays football regularly to keep fit.

Tim Eldridge

Lecturer / Dentist

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BDS

 

Tim is general dentist and in his career learned from leading clinicians how to integrate and implement non-surgical cosmetic treatments into the dental practice. Today Tim splits his time between working in practice MyFace combining non-surgical treatments with cosmetic dentistry, and training in facial aesthetics. He also works as a clinical supervisor at Birmingham University teaching undergraduate dental students.

 

Tim is part of the team who have developed and deliver the PG Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine (EduQual level 7).

Ajay Dhunna

Lecturer / Dentist

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BDS DPDS

 

Ajay is one of the young dentists who started a conversation with Identiti a couple of years about a comprehensive course aimed at newly qualified dentists. Ajay is at the forefront of the young dentist community in terms of being able to advise and teach his peers in a confident and effective manner. Being on the Committee for the BACD, Dentinal Tubules as well as teaching courses, Ajay has been able to use his own experience to help others and guide the younger, newly qualified dentists through a turbulent time. Ajay is part of the team delivering the PG Diploma in Private Dentistry and is the lecturer for the photography module where he has helped develop a fully immersive hands on photography course with aspects focussing on orthodontic views. Ajay’s life seems to revolve around dentistry, but outside of the mouth, Ajay loves cooking, hiking and travelling.”

Aesthetic Medicine

Tim Eldridge

Lecturer / Dentist

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BDS

 

Tim is general dentist and in his career learned from leading clinicians how to integrate and implement non-surgical cosmetic treatments into the dental practice. Today Tim splits his time between working in practice MyFace combining non-surgical treatments with cosmetic dentistry, and training in facial aesthetics. He also works as a clinical supervisor at Birmingham University teaching undergraduate dental students.

 

Tim is part of the team who have developed and deliver the PG Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine (EduQual level 7).

Martina Collins

Lecturer / Dentist

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BDS PGDiploma Aesthetic Medicine

 

Martina graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 1998. She has a specialist interest in orthodontics and facial aesthetics and in 2016 received a distinction in her Post Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from Queen Mary’s University in London. https://martinacollins.com

 

Martina is part of the team who have developed and deliver the PG Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine (EduQual level 7).

Janice Brown

Lecturer / Dentist

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BDS MJDF RCS Eng

 

Janice graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast and has over 15 years private practice experience. She also has a Certificate in Advanced Restorative Dentistry from Manchester. Janice has a special interest in endodontics, orthodontics and sleep dentistry and is also a member of the British Society for Occlusal Studies (BSOS).

 

Janice is part of the team who have developed and deliver the PG Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine (EduQual level 7). Her particular passion is PRP and she is very excited about the results she’s been achieving with hair rejuvenation. Janice practices at Sandown Dental in Belfast.