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.

Andrew Chandrapal - President

Andrew Chandrapal BDS MFGDP (UK) DPDS (Bris) MClinDent (Pros) qualified at Birmingham University and rapidly progressed to achieve the further qualifications and training which form the basis of his special interests, namely dental cosmetics, bonding and management of wear. He has participated in a number of advanced continuing education courses both in the USA and UK, and he has spent time with a number of the world’s best clinicians in the art of aesthetics and smile design.

Donald Sloss - President-Elect, Chair, Credentialing Committee

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 - Vice-President

Dr Rahul Doshi qualified at Guy's Hospital in 1991. He is the clinical director and founder of The Perfect Smile Studios and the Advanced Training Institute where he teaches Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Aesthetic Hands-on Dentistry.

He is Clinical Director of the monthly dental publication Premium Practice Dentistry Magazine and a dental business consultant for Dental Wealth Builder.

His particular interest is cosmetic dentistry that involves minimal or no preparation veneers, management of the worn dentition and interdisciplinary dentistry. He lectures on these topics nationally and internationally.

Bertie Napier - Immediate Past President, Editor, International Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (IJCD)

Bertie qualified at the University of the Witwatersrand, SouthAfrica, in 1988. He is a partner at a practice in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire where he focuses primarily on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He is an active and sustaining member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Paul Abrahams BDS - Communications Director

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.

Simon Chard - Membership 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

Nishan Dixit - Scientific Director

Dr Nishan Dixit is the founder and principal dentist of Blue Court Dental.

Working with his dedicated team, he is proud to offer reliable long-lasting results that patients can trust. He opened Blue Court Dental to patients in April 2000 after qualifying from Guys (London) in 1994 and working as an associate dentist in North West London for six years. Since opening, the practice has tripled the capacity to treat patients.

Nishan is  an active member of a number of dental organisations and associations, one of which is the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD), for which he is Scientific Director on the Board of Directors. Board membership of the BACD is recognition of the time and dedication Dr Dixit puts into the field of cosmetic dentistry. He welcomes referrals from other dentists for advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments and his level of excellence in cosmetic dentistry has granted him nominations for the Smile Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Dr Dixit has a life-long love of North West London, having grown up and always resided in the area. He loves to spend time with his family, and when he is not at the practice or expanding his professional knowledge, he likes to relax by playing and watching cricket, football and golf..

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. 

Christopher Leech - Regional Meetings Director

Chris originally qualified from Newcastle University in 2007. He is passionate about dentistry and has studied internationally to learn the most advanced modern techniques. He believes that education is life long and wants to see the UK continue to raise its level of dental provision making for happier patients and practitioners alike. 

He is a joint partner in a private practice in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire where the team tackle all aspects of dentistry delivering a true concept of complete oral health and wellbeing.