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All our dentists adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".

Professor R Bedi
  • NHS consultant in Paediatric dentistry for 15 years
  • Chief Dental officer for England 2002-2005
  • Director of the Global Child Dental Health taskforce
  • Chairman of the Global child Dental fund.
Alliance for Cavity-Free Future
global child dental fund
International Health Partners
The Children's Society
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A four-year-old boy visited Professor Bedi at the Harley Street Dental Clinic with early childhood caries.

The parents were upset with the appearance and especially since the child was soon to start primary school

Using a new innovative technique for taking impressions Professor Bedi was able to place anterior porcelain units on the upper four incisors.

There is no place for silver amalgams in modern children's dentistry. More tooth tissue is removed when amalgams are placed and there are better solutions to restoring 'baby teeth'

Professor Bedi is invited around the world to teach on modern techniques in paediatric dentistry and has taught dentists in over 40 countries.

Professor R Bedi

Former Chief Dental Officer for England
Consultant Paediatric Dentist for over 15 years
Hon FDSRCS Glas 2012, DHL AT Still 2008, FFPH 2003, FFGDP 2003, FDSRCS Eng 2003, DSc Brist 2003,DDS Brist 1993, FDS RCS Edin 1982 MSc Manc 1986, BDS Brist 1976
GDC No. 50292

Raman Bedi was Chief Dental Officer - England from October 2002 to October 2005.
Professor Bedi was an NHS consultant in Paediatric Dentistry for over 15 years. He specialises in young children with extensive caries and especially those that require full mouth reconstruction under General Anaesthesia. His focus is upon early childhood caries especially as it impacts upon children from the Middle East. Professor Bedi sees only a limited number of new patients.

Each year he leads an international senior dental leadership programme which is a partnership between King's College London and Harvard University.

In the past ten years over 200 senior dentists have trained on the SDL programme which aims to improve the dental care for children
In 2005 he was asked, by the UK government, to establish the Global Child Dental Health Taskforce and he continues in this role and in 2008 became the chairman of the charity The Global Child Dental Fund.

He is asked regularly to advise governments on child dental health and recently completed a term as the World Health Organisation dental consultant to Oman.

Professor Bedi is based at King's College London and previously at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London where for ten years he was the co-director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for disability and oral health. Dr Bedi is the Chairman of the World Federation of Public Health Associations.

Each year he trains dentists, in children's dentistry, from around the world. He has examined and lectured in over 40 countries.

He has published over 200 scientific papers and 4 books.
Professor Bedi has extensive experience in the voluntary sector, he was an elected member of the General Synod of the Church of England (1995-2005) and chaired the Archbishop's Council (Church of England) Urban and Community Affairs Committee (1996-2001). He was a founding Board member of the Higher Education Leadership Foundation, Member of the HE National mentoring scheme for senior staff (2003-7) and a Member of the HEFCE Strategic Committee for Wider Participation (2003 -9).

In 2003 he was given the national Asian Guild award and in 2004 the Asian Jewel award.

In 2005 he featured on the front cover of the Asian Power 100 and was awarded the annual National British Association for Physicians of Indian Origin award.

In 2005 he was given the USA Public Health Service medal.

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