Our Dentists

Ian Cross

Ian Cross

Specialist Endodontist & Prosthodontist

BDS (Newcastle)
MDentSci (Leeds)
MRDRCS (Eng)

Ian is one of the foremost specialist dentists in the north of England.  He qualified from Newcastle upon Tyne (1987) and went into the Royal Navy as a dental surgeon working mainly with the Royal Marines as Commando Dental Officer for 40 Commando.

When he left the navy he went into an NHS practice in Devon before deciding to complete a Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry at Leeds Dental Institute; his area of research involving dental implants. Following a period of time working in the maxillofacial department Ian completed the Membership in Restorative Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons and was one of the  first practitioners to be recognised as a specialist by the General Dental Council in prosthodontics (replacement of missing teeth) and endodontics (root canal work); very few practitioners are on two specialty lists.

Ian was heavily involved teaching endodontics, both practical and theory, to the postgraduate students on the Masters program at Leeds before concentrating on the practice at Bramhope; he is still involved giving postgraduate courses in crown and bridgework and root canal work to qualified dentists throughout the country.

When not working he spends most of his time outdoors doing anything in the mountains, running in the fells or scuba-diving with his son.

Alan Gowans

Alan Gowans

Consultant & Specialist in Orthodontics

BDS FDS RCS (Edin)
MMedSci (Sheff)
MOrthRCS (Edin)
FOrthRCS (Edin)

Alan qualified from Dundee Dental School in 1993.  Following his training in general dental surgery and hospital posts in Newcastle, Alan achieved the Award of Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Alan began his Specialist Orthodontic training in 1997.  He was awarded a Master in Medical Sciences in Orthodontics in 2000 from the University of Sheffield.  Alan completed his specialist training in orthodontics in 2001, achieving Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and placed on the General dental Council’s Register for Specialist in Orthodontics.

Alan was appointed as a Consultant in 2003 and awarded the Degree of Fellowship in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Alan’s clinical interests include facial growth research and 3D computer imaging in orthodontics.  Alan is the Lead consultant Cleft Orthodontist for the Yorkshire Cleft Lip and Palate Team, part of the Northern and Yorkshire Cleft Service.

Alan teaches and examines both undergraduate and postgraduate dental students as an Honorary Senior Lecturer of the University of Leeds and keynote speaker at international orthodontic and craniofacial conferences.  He is also a Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh faculty lead examiner for Membership of Dental Surgery (MFDS) and examiner for Membership of Orthodontics.

Alan works for the British Orthodontic Society, teaching their members the use of 3D computer imaging in orthodontics.

Mamdouh Al Chihabi

Mamdouh Al Chihabi

Speciality Paediatric Dentist

BDS 2004
MClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry 2008
MFDS RCS 2010

Mamdouh qualified in 2004 from Beirut University.   Following an initial period in practice he moved to Glasgow and worked with children with special needs at the Royal Hospital of Sick Children.

Wanting to specialise in childrens’ dentistry he completed the Masters in Paediatric Dentistry (MClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry) at the internationally renowned paediatric department at the Eastman Dental Institute in London, which was awarded in 2008.  He was additionally presented with the 3M Winter Prize for the best postgraduate student at the Eastman Dental Institute over the 2 year course.

Further experience was gained in oral & maxillofacial surgery, sedation and paediatric dentistry at Nottinham University Hospital, Birmingham Dental Hospital and Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield.  During this time Mamdouh gained the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh during this time.

Mamdouh  currently holds a post as a Specialty Dentist in Paediatric Dentistry at Manchester Dental Hospital where he is involved in completing complex treatment on difficult paediatric patients and undergraduate teaching. He is also a member of British Society of Paediatric Dentistry.

Academically Mamdouh has published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, as well as being invited to review papers for several publications.  He has attended and presented at many national and international conferences and completed many research audits  to analyse aspects of paediatric dentistry.

Clinically, his particular interests lie in the management of dental trauma, providing high-quality restorative care for children, medically compromised children and the use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological behaviour techniques to provide dental treatment for anxious children such as inhalation sedation.

Outside of dentistry he enjoys swimming, travelling and photography.

The Bramhope Dental Clinic
2 Breary Lane East
Bramhope
Leeds LS16 9BJ

0113 2300359

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