Professor Shakeel Shahdad
Professor Shakeel Shahdad
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and Specialist in Periodontics, Endodontics, and Prosthodontics
BDS, MMedSc, FDS RCSEd, FDS RCS (Rest. Dent.) Edin 2004, RCSEd, DDS, FDTFEd
GDC No. 80237
Shakeel is a Consultant and Honorary Clinical Professor at The Royal London Dental Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London. Shakeel specialises in treating patients requiring complex and advanced restorative treatment including surgical placement and restoration with dental implants.
He is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, Chairman of the ITI Scholarship Centre at QMUL, Chairman of the ITI UK & Ireland Section and a Diplomate of The British Society of Oral Implantology. He is also the Immediate Past-Chairman of the Implant Advisory Board for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Since 2005, Shakeel has been working as a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at The Royal London Dental Hospital, part of the Barts Health NHS Trust.
He also is an Honorary Clinical Professor in Restorative Dentistry at the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), where he is involved in training of future consultants, specialists and postgraduate students. He has a special interest in Implant Dentistry and is the Clinical Lead for postgraduate implant training. He lectures both nationally and internationally on various aspects of restorative dentistry, in particular implant dentistry, gum surgery and tooth wear.
Shakeel was awarded a Masters degree in Restorative Dentistry at the Queen’s University of Belfast in 1995. In 1997, he attained Fellowship to The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and finally, he undertook a hospital based accredited 5-year specialist training in Restorative Dentistry at the Newcastle Dental Hospital, which he completed in 2005. He also completed a 4-year part-time research degree at Newcastle University for which he was awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS).
Shakeel has gained the highest restorative qualification in the United Kingdom in the form of the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination in Restorative Dentistry, which is awarded jointly by the English and the Scottish Royal Colleges of Surgeons. He is registered with The General Dental Council as a Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics , Periodontics and Endodontics.
The 5-year specialist-training programme is unique to the United Kingdom and this training is mandatory for an appointment to a Consultants’ post. A restorative specialist in the United Kingdom brings together the three mainstream specialties (prosthodontics, periodontics and endodontics) and provides an extensive and unparalleled experience in managing and treating dental disease in a holistic manner.
Shakeel treats patients requiring complex and advanced restorative treatment including surgical placement and restoration with dental implants. His areas of particular interest include aesthetic implant dentistry and management of complex restorative cases including functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of patients with hypodontia and toothwear.
Shakeel is active in clinical research and has secured various research grants. As principal investigator in 2015, he was awarded ~£500,000 grant by the Medical Research Council of UK for developing a novel bone graft material for use in implant dentistry.
Shakeel is a co-author of a textbook in periodontology and implant dentistry, besides publishing in peer-reviewed journals. You can look at our research section for more information.