Mr. Abdul Haleem

Dentist - GDC: 65378 - BDS MGDS RCPS (Glasgow)

Abdul graduated from Glasgow University in 1990 and in 1996 he was one of the youngest dentists ever to achieve the MGDS postgraduate qualification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow.

Abdul joined the practice in 1991 and, after a brief period in the mid-1990s when he worked in two other Glasgow practices, returned to become a partner in 1997. Since then he has overseen major changes and expansion at the practice which has increased its capacity from a team of 5 to its current complement of 19.

Since 1998 he has continued to be extensively and closely involved with training and mentoring of recently qualified dentists.

His experience also includes a period as an Honorary Clinical Teacher of undergraduate dental students from 1991-1998 at the Glasgow Dental School. In 2001, Abdul became the youngest Dental Practice Advisor in Scotland for what is now NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. Abdul is now the Lead Dental Practice Advisor and visits and advises other dental practices on current guidelines and recommendations, and helps NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board to develop better links and services with the local population.

He also mentors and advises other dentists who are struggling with their clinical work or running their practices.

Abdul was honoured to be nominated for, and now acts as, the Chair of the National Dental Advisory Committee which is an advisory group comprising of the Chief Dental Officer, the Deans (Heads) of the Scottish Dental Schools, Education Chiefs and others that reports directly to the Minister for Health at Scottish Government.

He is also Chair of the Scottish Dental Vocational Training Committee which is responsible for the development, organisation and co-ordination of dental vocational training and general professional training in Scotland.

He is also a past member of the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Local Dental Committee.

Between 1998 and 2000, Abdul undertook orthodontic training at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and since then has developed a special interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry including the use of tooth-coloured fillings and porcelain veneers and crowns; all of which are involved in "smile makeovers" and "smile design".

Abdul is also using Inman Aligner, Six Month Smiles and other orthodontic systems to help straighten front teeth in as little as 6 weeks as part of "smile makeovers".

Abdul has also undertaken further postgraduate training in the exciting field of dental implantology and has been mentored by prominent national figures with whom he retains close links.

This innovative technique can help replace missing teeth by using titanium "roots" supporting natural looking crowns and bridges to bring back your smile and chewing power to improve overall confidence.

Being the "oldie" in the practice, he has enjoyed looking after some of his patients for nearly 30 years and is happy to see new patients who are looking for an excellent level of care and attention.

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