Dr Vekaria and Our Staff
Our Dental Implant Staff are trained to the Highest International Standards and regularly attend training courses in the UK and abroad.
At DIG you will be greeted by friendly, courteous and professional staff who are happy to listen to your concerns and queries. Our qualified team are sensitive to your individual needs .
Our Principal Dental Surgeons are amongst the most recognised and established dentists in implant dentistry and are headed by Dr Balwant Vekaria.
Dr Balwant Vekaria B.Ch.D. (1981) Leeds (DUI Lille, France -Implantology) Associate Fellow AAID (GDC no: 56005)
"Dr Balwant Vekaria recently won 2nd prize at the AAID (American Academy of Implant Dentistry) 2010, for 'Innovative Dental Implant Treatment' presentation and lecture in a world wide competition held in BOSTON USA". The competition was amongst 10 international Dentists.
Dr Vekaria is the co-founder of The . He has over 30 years international general dentistry experience and has trained many dental practitioners on Dental Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry treatments over the years.
He has trained and worked alongside the world's leading Cosmetic and Dental Surgeons including, Prof Hilt Tatum (Pioneer in Implantology) and Dr Larry Rosenthal (Cosmetic Dentist to the Stars, New York).
Dr Vekaria placed his first Dental Implant in 1986. Since then he has placed in excess of 10,000 Dental Implants (since 1986) and created hundreds of smiles with Veneers, Implants and Advanced Reconstructive Surgery. He has developed competent skills in both simple and advanced (complex), Implantology techniques such as Sinus Grafting, Sinus Lift, Bone Grafting and Bone Expansion. He is experienced with some of the most recognised Dental Implant systems, including: Bicon, Tatum, Astra, Osteo-ti, Osteocare, Mini Implant (MDI) and Intoss.
More About Dr Vekaria
- Graduated from Leeds University in 1981.
- Trained for Advanced Bone Grafting, Sinus Grafting and Nerve Repositioning at the Cosmetic Makeover Course in 1994, Tampa, Florida.
- Graduate of Maxillofacial and Dental Implant Department at Lille Medical University, France.
- He has also been invited to pursues a Post Doctoral Diploma in Advanced Implant and Facial Reconstructive Surgery.
- One of only a few dentists in the UK to hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Implant Dentistry obtained at Lille University, France.
- Founder of The Dental Implant Group.
- He is an international course presenter and lecturer on the subject of: The Art & Science of Implantology & Aesthetic Smile Makeovers.
- He is the only dentist in world to have over two thousand hours personal tuition over a ten year period by Dr Hilt Tatum.
- Founder of the first Implant Training Course in the UK with Dr Hilt Tatum.
- Placed his first Dental Implant in 1986.
- Has placed over 10,000 Dental Implants (since 1986).
- Has taken referrals from over 100 Dental Surgeons since 1991 for routine surgical extractions under sedation.
- Has over 30 years international general dentistry experience, including Dental Implants, Cosmetic Makeovers, Sedation and General Dental Treatment.
- Has extensive experience in Bone Grafting, Sinus Grafting and Bone Expansion surgical procedures.
Dr Balwant Vekaria is a Member of:
- Lille University Diploma Graduate in Implantology DUI - (Lille), France
- Fellow Member of International College of Oral Implantologists, USA
- The British Dental Association (BDA), UK
- Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), UK
- American Association of Implant Dentistry (AAID), USA
Dr Vekaria of the Dental Implant Group attends international gathering of Leading Implantologists.
Professor Eugene Roberts
World Famous Bone Physiologist and Orthodontist
Professor Manuel Chanavaz
Conceived the most established Implant program in the world at Lille University France. Professor Chanavaz is a renowned in Implantology, Medical Screening, Anatomy / Maxillofacial and Plastic Surgery.
Dr Balwant Vekaria
Founder of the Dental Implant Group is a student and surgeon with special interests in clinical implantology.
Dr Hilt Tatum
Inventor of Bone Expansion, Sinus Grafting Surgery and Segmental Osteotomy techniques in Implantology. World renowned and father of Implantology.
Dr Hilt Tatum Jr. - one of the world's leading and acknowledged (GDC no: 71581)
Dental Implant and Oral Reconstructive experts.
Here are some remarkable facts about Dr Tatum:
Dental Implant Oral Reconstructive Pioneer
- Designed and introduced the first, two-stage titanium root form (Dental Implant) system in the USA
- Originated the Sinus Lift Procedure
- Originated the Sinus Graft Procedure
- Originated the Implant Related Bone Expansion Techniques
- Originated the Implant Related Bone Grafting Techniques
- Diplomat and past President of American Board of Oral Implantology & Implant Dentistry
- Fellow and past President of American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
- First honourably Life Member of Association of Dental Implantology UK
- Fellow of The International College of Dentists
- Fellow of The American College of Dentists
- Past Director of The Edward White Hospital Implant Residency Program
- Faculty Member of Lille University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Implantology
- Associate Professor since the Inauguration of its Implant Department in 1985
- Dr Tatum has conducted over 2000 Professional presentations world-wide
Mrs Shazia Hamid
Practice and Patient Liaison Manager
Shazia is the face of DIG. She has great rapport with patients and has the knowledge to directly answer your clinical and personal questions with utmost clarity and discretion.