Standing alongside and in support of our comprehensive course programme, VSSAcademy also offers a personal Mentoring service.

In accordance with GDC guidelines, we believe wholeheartedly in personally supporting our course delegates and any dentists who have undergone implant training on other courses, through at least their first 15-20 implant cases.

We also provide continued and unlimited mentoring support through all levels of implant case complexity. This means that whether you are a newcomer to the world of Implant Dentistry, or are an experienced hand, we can Mentor you through any number of cases as you require

All our Mentors are highly experienced clinicians with extensive practical and educational experience in placing implants to complex levels. Each undergoes a selection process to ensure all reach the same minimum standard in Mentoring and Tutoring


Mentoring for MSc Students

  • Our MSc students are guaranteed 15 clinical days over the 2 years of their course.
  • These take place at UCLan approved Training Centres throughout the country.
  • Each Training Centre has undergone rigorous Quality Assurance examinations and continuous audits to ensure they are of the same standard as the clinics on campus.
  • Patients for implant treatment are provided by the Training Centres
  • Students can expect to treat 3-4 patients
  • Included in the course fees

UCLan Clinical Training Centres

Our Mentors are based at these Training Centres:

The Carisbrooke Specialist Dental Centre,
238 London Rd,


Dr Jose Zurdo
LMS BMS MSc Cert.Perio (Gothenberg)
Specialist in Periodontics


Dr Jeremy McCahill
MSc BChD (Leeds), MSc Implant Dentistry (Distinction)
General Dental Practitioner

Alexandra Park Dental Practice
263 Victoria Road
N22 7XH


Dr Punit Shah
BSc (Hons) and BDS (Hons) (Manchester) MFDS RCS (Edin)
Specialist in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics

Halesowen Dental
36 Haden Hill Road
B63 3NQ


Dr Manoj Bhatia
BDS, MSc (Imp Dent) MFGDP (RCS-UK) Stat Exam (UK)
General Dental Practitioner

Crown Court Dental Clinic
203 High Street


Dr Gerry Van Deventer
BChD (Stellenboch) MSc Oral Surgery, MSc Implantology
General Dental Practitioner

Our Mentors