Meet The Team!

Mentor – Professor Riaz Yar

Proessor Riaz Yar graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1999. After spending some time in general practice, Riaz set up his own practice in 2003 before gaining MFDS from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2005.

Following this in 2008, Riaz completed an MPhil in the complex field of restorative dentistry and in 2011 completed a 4 year long Specialty training in Prosthodontics at the University of Manchester where he is also an Honorary Clinical Teaching fellow in Prosthodontics.

In addition to being greatly involved in prosthodontic teaching and the supervision of restorative dentistry research projects in Manchester, Riaz is also an internal examiner for the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons England and an internal examiner for the Overseas Registration Exam and License in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons.

As well as completing the specialty prosthodontic training, Riaz has undertaken a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies (DPDS) with the University of Bristol and a Diploma in Implant Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Riaz lectures nationally and internationally and is a keen advocate of postgraduate teaching. This is evident with the setting up of RED (Restorative Education of the Dental Team) Square – providing a MSc in Restorative Dentistry in partnership with University of Chester for which he is the program director.

Mentor – Dr Nik Sethi

Dr. Nik Sethi qualified in 2009 from Kings College London. After finishing his Masters in Aesthetic Dentistry also from Kings, he has focused on composite bonding and smile makeovers and how much can be done to improve people’s confidence by providing them with healthy bright smiles.

Nik is also the co-founder of the teaching academy AEsethiX Education for professional dentists.

Mentor – Dr Sanjay Sethi

Dr Sanjay Sethi qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1994 and started his award winning practice Square Mile Dental Centre in January 2000, with a dental ethos of “Combining science with art.”  He has lectured extensively on implants and cosmetic treatment both nationally and internationally and continue to teach other dentists through our AEsethiX education programme. Between 2014-2016 He was incredibly proud to serve as the president of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry and is also an active member of the European Academy Of Aesthetic Dentistry.

Course Coordinator – Natalie Dowling

Natalie Dowling is a proactive individual that is passionate about driving growth. She specialises in business growth, from marketing to customer management. She has worked in the Dental Industry for 8 years gaining experience in Dental Nursing, Treatment Coordinating and Event Management.

She has a special interest in Dental Education which has led to her current role as managing the development of Elevate.

An amazing study day with Nik into anterior composite placement technique, equipment, isolation and his amazing polishing protocol. Nik was so approachable throughout and not just throwing photos of his work at us, but instead showing us ways that we can improve ours! I feel 100x more confident and can’t wait to put the skills Nik has taught me into practice with my composites.

Edward SimonFoundation Dentist

I have attended Elaine's courses in person and more recently on digital platforms and the one thing that is always present is her infectious love for Dentistry and teaching. Whether it is clinical or non-clinical topics, she gives simple tips and tricks that anyone can take away and utilise straight away and her great skill is being able to simplify difficult concepts and techniques. Elaine's approachable and humble style to teaching is demonstrated by the fact she is always a quick email/text away from being available for advice and guidance.

Dr Raja AkhtarBMedSci, BDS, MFDS RCSEd

Dr Sethi’s anterior composite course has informed me a great deal about isolation and adhesion of materials to produce high quality and long lasting restorations. In particular, the large hands on component was incredibly useful as we were able to understand and practice Dr Sethi’s anterior composite protocol. We were also able to ask any questions we had along the way! Excellent course for anyone wanting to take their dentistry to the next level!! I highly recommend it!

Dr Mariam Ghobrial