COUNCIL

President

President

Anaesthetist

Dr Mohammed Jawad

Dr Mohammed Jawad is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Imperial NHS trust with a special interest in sedation. His passion for sedation led him to being appointed the lead for sedation at the Charing Cross site and setting up the Imperial Sedation Study day. He also teaches at The Royal Brompton Sedation training and is a lecturer/small group tutor at the Eastman, teaching dental sedation. He has a vast clinical experience doing sedation, mostly dental with over 700 hours of advanced multi drug clinical sedation.

COUNCIL

Members

Dr Rob Endicott

Vice Chair

Dental Sedationist

Dr Rob Endicott

Vice Chair
Graduating in Dentistry from the University of Birmingham in 1997, Rob started his his journey into Sedation into 2004, providing IV, IN and RA sedation to patients in his private practice in Eastbourne. In 2018 he left clinical dentistry to pursue roving sedation services and set up UKSedation, a team of currently 12 Sedationists who cover the whole country. He is a member of SAAD and DSTG and is a clinical lecturer and STAC approved mentor and trainer in IV sedation.

ADA Treasurer

Dr Sarah Adam

Dr Sarah Adam

Ms Sarah Adam bds, MSc in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery

After graduating from Baghdad university 1988, she came to the Uk to gain post graduate qualifications in oral and maxillofacial surgery, then return to Iraq. But the start of the gulf war and the conditions in the Middle East and Iraqi meant that all plans changed.
After finishing her MSc in oral and maxillofacial surgery from Manchester university
Sarah adam continued working in the speciality
Mainly at the 4 B ( Bolton, bury, Blackburn, Burnley) group of hospitals and continued her clinical training with professor john Lowry and miss moira morton. progressing to the level of Locum consultant in oral surgery at Colchester hospital which she moved to in 2011.
Sarah adam understandably has extensive experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery having worked for more than 25 years in the speciality.
Sarah Adam gained her first sedation training in the year 2000
She has been an operator/sedationest since then
She is also a recognised a supervisor for sedation training of other dentists and dental nurses.

Sarah Adam currently does one clinic a week of oral surgery sedation cases. For the IMOS sedation nhs services

As well As continuing to offer sedation with all her private work.

Dr Shilpa Shah

Dr Shilpa Shah

Dentist and Dental Sedationist

Council Member

Dr Munir Ravalia

Dr Munir Ravalia

I qualified from The Royal London Hospital in 2002 and went on to complete my training as a Senior House Officer in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Kingston and St. Georges Hospitals. During my various postings was awarded The Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons, England. Furthermore, I have worked in both primary and secondary care and joined Kings College Hospital as a Specialty Doctor in Acute Dental Care.
Having had experience of such a wide array of the dental field, I found it most rewarding when having the opportunity to help patients who had fear or phobias. This led me to my postgraduate training in Intra-Venous/Oral/Inhalation (gas and air) sedation at the Eastman Dental Institute, where I now teach postgraduate dentists in this field.
I am currently a Trust Dentist and Clinical Lecturer in Conscious Sedation at The Royal London Hospital and provide general dentistry on the other days. In addition to my formal training, I have trained in acupuncture for the head and neck region and obtained a Medical Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis.

Council Member

Dr M. Azher Ashraf

Anaesthetist

Dr M. Azher Ashraf

Dr. Azher Ashraf is a Consultant Anaesthetist. After graduating from both Cambridge University and University College London (2008), Azher spent his initial medical years in Oxford, before venturing to Australia. On return to the UK, Azher completed anaesthetics training from Oxford and London.  In doing so, he served at several prestigious institutions including the John Radcliffe, UCLH, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, St. Bartholomew’s and Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital.

Azher is passionate about the safe and effective delivery of conscious sedation. He honed this passion working with Sedation Solutions, a leading provider of advanced intravenous sedation for dental and medical communities in the UK. Here, Azher is now a Partner and leads on research and educational development. Additionally, Azher is also the Programme Director for Dental Sedation and Pain management at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, where he helps Dentists and Doctors take their first steps in sedation.

In 2021, Azher was invited to join the ADA Council alongside Dr. Jawad, after presenting their novel work (the Ashraf-Jawad Three Arm Sedation Scale) at the annual Conference. In 2023, Azher once again delivered a well-received presentation at Conference, this time on the merits of advanced sedation. Azher shares the ADA vision to be an inclusive body at the forefront of sedation education.

Outside his professional life, Azher is married with two young boys.  He enjoys family time, travelling and exploring different parts of the world.

Immediate Past President

Dr Rudi Swart

Dr Rudi Swart

Anaesthetist

Dr Swart started in Emergency Medicine as an A&E Doctor where he regularly performed emergency procedures under sedation. In 2008 he became involved with both adult and paediatric sedations in NHS dental sedation referral centres and a few years later provided sedations in private dental clinics. In 2014 he accepted a post for a year as an honorary lecturer with UCL training dentists in the post-graduate sedation diploma course. In 2016 he became a member of the ADA Council and attended the Procedural Sedation in Children course in the USA. He has been certified with the Resuscitation Council (UK) for ALS, PALS and ATLS over the last 10 years.

Dr Hamza Hossenally

Dr Hamza Hossenally

I currently work as a Consultant in Special Care Dentistry at the Royal London Dental hospital where I deliver teachin using advanced sedation. I treat a number of patients under GA working with various medical specialities.
I also work as a Specialist in Special Care Dentistry within Whittington Health Community Dental Service which cove holding instructor and have a special interest in Oral Surgery.
I work occasionally in private practice providing oral surgery and IV Sedation.
Outside of Dentistry, I have an interest in health and fitness and play football regularly.

Dr Angela Northfiel;d

Dr Angela Northfield

I have worked in the dental field for over 20 years. I started out as a school-leaver and became a full-time dental nurse. I immediately loved working in dentistry and found the job fascinating, but one thing soon became very apparent; how much most people fear the dental chair! I worked at a busy family practice which was one of the few in the area to offer sedation and I soon got to witness how effective this method was for the nervous or worried patient.

My ambition to study led me to qualify as a dentist in 2009 and then I was able to offer sedation to my own patients. I found that so many people wanted sedation that I was soon sought out as the ‘dentist for nervous patients’. I now work full time providing roving dental sedation all over the UK. I am delighted to join the ADA council and hope to be able to help influence the way that sedation is provided for dental patients in practice.

TBC

Dr Xin Ye

Dr Xin Ye

FORMER
Presidents of the Association of Dental Anaesthetists
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  • 1978-79 – Dr H R Marrett
  • 1979-81 – Dr W N Rollason
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