The United Smile Centres team
Dr Steven Bongard
Founder & Lead Clinician Toronto
Dr Bongard obtained his DDS degree from The University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry in 1986. His professional interest has been concentrated on all aspects of implant dentistry since 1995. He has extensive experience in implant placement, bone grafting procedures as well as the prosthetic component of implant restoration. He has published and lectured both nationally and internationally on implant placement, All-on-4, “Guided” implant surgery and alternative implant solutions.
Dr. Bongard presently maintains a private practice in Toronto which is limited to the placement and restoration of dental implants. His recent focus has been on developing innovative implant solutions for predictable same-day treatment of the severely atrophic edentulous patient.
Dr Ken Parrish
Founder & Lead Clinician USA
Having received a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Dr Parrish was one of a select group to receive the prestigious National Institutes of Heath Dentist Scientist Award Fellowship to attend the University of Iowa. While at Iowa he received a Certificate in Periodontics in the School of Dentistry and a Ph.D. in Microbiology in the School of Medicine. His research involved the development of advanced techniques in molecular biology to study the ecology of the bacteria that cause periodontal and peri-implant disease. He has trained students in Periodontal Residency training programs while serving as an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
Dr. Parrish was recruited to the world renowned Cleveland Clinic where he served as the Head of the Section of Periodontics and was the primary surgeon in the Center for Implant Excellence. He is Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the highest level of achievement possible.
Dr. Parrish has lectured and trained dentists worldwide in implant techniques and serves as a consultant and trainer for dental implant manufacturers. Most recently his research focus has been on clinical studies of new implant designs and immediate restoration of dental implants placed in extraction sites.
Dr Ameed Hamid
Lead Clinician, Riyadh
Dr Hamid boasts an unrivalled reputation as not just the Middle East's but also one of the world's leading clinicians in the field of dental aesthetics. His expertise is been rewarded with a host of industry awards and appointments which include;
- Chairman of the Arab Academy of Dental Aesthetics
- Chairman, Saudi Medical Forum, Riyadh, KSA
- Director, British Centres for Excellence in Dentistry, London UK
- Regent, International Academy of DentoFacial aesthetics, New York USA
- Director, British Centres for Excellence in Dentistry
- Regent and Fellow International Academy of Dental Facial Esthetics
- Former Director of the Aesthetic postgraduate programs in CPD at University College of London
- Director of the Arab Centre for Oral Health
- International Dentist of the Year 2011
Dr Hamid serves as dental advisor for Royal families in the GCC, lectures on Oral health issues around the world, and is an advisor for the main health and beauty magazines and TV Stations in the Middle East.
Jamie Wright, CDT(RCS ENG), RDT
Clinical Dental Technician
Jamie has more than 25 years' experience in dental technology. In 2004 he graduated from the international Denturist Education Centre and, in 2007, was one of the first to gain a diploma in Clinical Dental Technology from the Royal College of Surgeons.
Jamie has worked with many implant surgeons across the country, dedicating his care and attention to ensure a superior level of craftsmanship. His commitment to patient-focused treatment gained Jamie the Myerson International Best Aesthetic Award.
Kylie Mouton BDS GDC 212460
Kylie qualified from Peninsula school of Medicine & Dentistry and went on to complete her foundation training with the prestigious Oxford Deanery. She completed both years, spending the second year working as a house officer in the Oral & Maxillofacial unit at John Radcliff Hospital. During this time she also successfully completed the Diploma of membership of the Joint Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of England of the (MJDF RCS Eng). She went on to work as an Associate within a general dental practice under both NHS and private practice. Kylie has a specialist interest in minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry.
Lorenza Massarelli GDC 255657
Lorenza graduated in 2003 from the University of Siena (Italy) with Honours. During her training, to improve her skills, she attended for two years the "Le Scotte" University Hospital of Siena as intern and then she joined private dental practices in Florence. She has completed many post graduate courses including a one year course in Endodontics at the University of Florence, and a two year course in Restorative Dentistry. As a part of her commitment, she continues to build on her knowledge by frequenting courses and seminars in dentistry and the latest dental products and techniques worldwide. Lorenza has a real passion for minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry and a keen interest for aesthetic dentistry. Her main focus is always to promote the long-term wellbeing of her patients and she carefully provides evidence based treatment plans, which are tailored to the specific and aesthetic needs of her patients. She is convinced that dentistry should be a team’s work involving the entire dental staff with the most important partner: the patient. Lorenza enjoys travelling to explore new places, good cuisine and playing sports in her free time.
Head of Operations
As the Head of Patient Services, Philip is responsible for ensuring your experience and care at United Smile Centres runs smoothly and comfortably from your first consultation to the day you walk out with a brand new smile. He has extensive experience in customer services across a variety of sectors and is well versed in catering for the needs of a discerning client base. Philip has recently been awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Patient advice centre manager
Lindsey runs our patient advice centre. When you call us to find out more about our services and make an appointment to come and see us, it will be Lindsey or one of her experienced team of advisors who will be speaking to you. Knowledgeable, courteous and friendly they will make you feel comfortable right from the start of your journey of transformation at United Smile Centres to a new you.
Patient Communications Manager
As Patient Communications Manager, it will be Vaida who welcomes you at your initial assessment and then co-ordinates your agreed treatment plan. She will be on hand to ensure everything runs as smoothly and comfortably as possible during your treatment and thereafter will keep in touch to make sure you keep enjoying your new smile.
Malanie is the head nurse at United Smile Centres London. Alongside the clinical team it is her responsibility to ensure that we surpass all your expectations. With her experience and knowledge as a qualified General, Dental and Sedation Nurse, you can be sure to always receive the best quality medical care, from your initial consultation, through your surgery, until the completion of your treatment plan.