Board of Directors

We are privileged to have some of the top cosmetic dentists advising on and driving forward high standards of cosmetic dentistry. Meet the BACD Board of Directors and find out what they do for you.

Rahul Doshi - President

Dr Rahul Doshi is the director and founder of The Perfect Smile Studios and The Advanced Training Institute, where he teaches Nationally and Internationally on Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry including Smile Design, Occlusion, Treatment Planning and Full Mouth Rehabilitation. He has lectured in USA, UAE, Italy, India, Germany, Sweden and South Africa; and is the Judge for the prestigious Private Dentistry Awards. He is President of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).

Nishan Dixit - President-Elect

Nishan Dixit qualified from Guys in 1994. 

He is the principal and founder of Blue Court Dental in Harrow, Middlesex, having established this since 2000.

Being in a general practice environment he covers all aspects of dentistry, however he has a particular interest in minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry.

Following his passion has led him to be trained by leading clinicians both nationally and internationally.


Paul Abrahams - Vice-President

Graduated in 1989 from Guys Dental School

After 4 years as an associate in a variety of practices established SmileMore Dental care in St Johns Wood London. A small bespoke private practice providing family and Aesthetic dental care

One of the first ten users in the UK of the itero digital scanner has now moved to the CEREC omnicam providing all variety of digital restorative solutions. Paul is a certified CEREC ortho trainer.

Currently the Vice-President of the BACD having served on the board in a variety of capacities in the last 9 years.

Donald Sloss - Immediate Past President

Donald is Immediate Past President of the BACD.  He is an accredited member, and is passionate about the delivery of beautiful conservative dentistry. Donald is the Clinical Director of "Clock Tower Dental Care" in Ripon and is a partner in "Dental Excellence at Harewood" a state of the art referral practice in the grounds of Harewood Estate between Leeds and Harrogate.

For the last ten years Donald has concentrated his practice on aesthetic restorative dentistry using all techniques available. Donald has also been an assessor for the Fellowship in General Dental Practice of the Royal college of Surgeons of England since its inception.

Simon Chard - Scientific Director

Dr Simon Chard BDS(Hons) BSc(Hons) qualified with Honours from King's College London Dental Institute in 2012. In 2015 he was voted the Best Young Dentist in London and also the overall Best Young Dentist in the UK at the prestigious Dentistry Awards.

Simon is very passionate about providing beautiful, healthy smiles for his patients and is a big promoter of using digital technology to simplify cosmetic and implant dentistry. 

Dental education is something that is a major part of Simon’s professional career and he has dedicated thousands of hours to advanced training from the best dentist’s around the world. Further to this Simon regularly teaches other dentists in the topics of digital dentistry, dental photography and minimally invasive aesthetic dental techniques. 

Simon comes from generations of dentists and works in private and mixed practice in London and Surrey

Oliver Harman - Chair of Credentialing

Oliver qualified from the Royal Dental Hospital, London in 1983. He has extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic and general aesthetic dentistry and owned a successful private practice in Chesham Buckinghamshire until 2001. He was Lead Cosmetic dentist for Oasis Healthcare ltd (Dentics) between 2001 and 2011 when he opened The Harman Dental Clinic in Tunbridge Wells. He is also Cosmetic Consultant to Siluetti Plastic Surgery Hospital in Helsinki and the British Centre of Excellence in Dentistry, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

His cosmetic dental work can be seen on over a dozen episodes of Living TV’s Extreme Makeover UK, more than any other dentist. He regularly writes and lectures internationally on cosmetic and laser dentistry.

In 2010 Oliver became one of only two UK dentists to achieve the prestigious British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Fellowship Award (BACD). (Fellowship is an Award for Excellence in Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry judging the process and outcome of a wide range of actual cosmetic dental cases.)

He was a member of the Oasis Healthcare PLC Clinical Board (2005-2007) and was a member of the Oasis Healthcare Ltd Specialist Forum (2008-2011). He is also a Director of the BACD and is an accreditation examiner and a member of the Public Relations Committee.

Oliver now lives in Tunbridge Wells and in between his busy professional life he spends time with his partner Fiona and the four children they have between them. He enjoys skiing, golf, walking, house renovation and gardening.

Luke Hutchings - Congress Convenor

Luke Hutchings qualified from Cardiff in 2002.  He works in general practice in Hampshire, covering all aspects of dentistry.  He has a particular interest delivering ethical and minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry, and is passionate in trying to improve dental health, function and aesthetics for his patients.  

He's passionate about dental education and lifelong learning and has been trained by leading experts nationally and internationally.

Outside of dentistry he's a keen sportsman and a lifelong rugby fan. 

Sam Jethwa - Membership Director

Dr Sam Jethwa qualified from Kings College London in 2012. He has been a BACD member ever since, and is the Chair of the BACD Membership Committee and member of various others at The BACD. After starting out in general dental practice and completing his MFDS exams, Sam invested greatly in his post graduate training in the UK and USA, and is a qualified clinical teacher via The Royal College of Glasgow. Sam now focuses full time on cosmetic dentistry and lectures on smile design, career pathways for young dentists and prospective dentists. 

Chris McConnell - Communications Director

Chris is a general dentist with a special interest in cosmetic and sedation dentistry and is principal of St Piran Dental based in Perranporth. Chris is an active member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a committee member. He works as a product consultant with a number of different dental companies and has extensively lectured on composite dentistry throughout the UK and Europe. He is also a guest lecturer with other UK based postgraduate groups. In his courses, Chris has a particular enthusiasm for demonstrating how dentists can implement these techniques easily and affordable for both their patients and themselves. Through his engaging and straight to the point teaching style, he is committed to making sure that attendees get the most out of his sessions and leave with the ability and enthusiasm to use all the course skills straight away on return to practice.

Bhavnish Waghela - Director, Educational Meetings

Bhavnish qualified from Kings College London in 1995 and is the principal and founder of Natural Smiles Corby and Natural Smiles Leicester.

Bhavnish focuses on implant dentistry and long-term comprehensive care for his patients. 

Being passionate about providing patients with excellent care, Bhavnish places an emphasis on improving the health and appearance of their smile using digital dentistry.

He is committed to continual personal growth and development through learning new techniques and advances in dentistry. Additionally, Bhavnish also provides mentoring for dentists in the field of Implant dentistry