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Susan Tanner

Biography

Now devoting herself entirely to prosthetic dentistry and implant practice, Susan’s Master’s Degree in Prosthetic Dentistry formed a cohesive platform for the vast number of full arch implant reconstructions she has carried out over more than 25 years, for both referring colleagues, patients of The Dawood and Tanner Specialist Dental Practice including NHS oncology patients. As a Specialist in Prosthodontics, she enjoys the collaborative restorative treatments she is able to provide for her patients integrating the expertise of the whole team within the practice.

Susan has a particular interest in the implant rehabilitation of patients who have atrophic jaws utilising the latest technology to plan and construct restorations, working in close conjunction with implant surgeons and laboratory technicians; she has done much to streamline the workflow and optimise outcome. She also has a particular interest in rehabilitation for patients with facial deformity working with maxillofacial and craniofacial surgeons to help improve quality of life, often using creative approaches to treatment and innovative technology.

Susan takes great pleasure in teaching; she has enjoyed both lecturing and working with small groups of undergraduate students at Bristol Dental School, University of Bristol. She not only introduces restorative techniques in implant dentistry but she has also developed interactive tutorials to improve students’ communication with their peers and also with their patients. She lectures regularly on prosthodontic aspects of implant dentistry in the UK and internationally, giving courses at the Dawood and Tanner Academy or working with small groups or on a one-to-one mentoring basis at the practice, helping the general dental practitioner to bring the benefits of implant treatments to their patients and their working life.

She is a former trustee of the charity “Saving Faces”, The Facial Surgery Research Foundation, and a keen proponent for driving forward the agenda for increasing the presence of women in implant dentistry: www.bwsid.co.uk