I am an internal examiner for Overseas Registration Examination of the Royal College of Surgeons. I have completed the Certificate of Facilitating Learning in Health Care at the University of Central Lancashire, consequently taking on the role of an educational supervisor. As the saying goes teaching is one of the best forms of learning, I found this role rewarding and followed on by joining the University of Manchester Dental School as part time clinical tutor in Restorative dentistry.
For the majority of dentists being a good general dentist is the chosen career path but some dentists enjoy providing care to their patients whilst following a particular specialism they are passionate about. My area of special interest is Endodontics (root canal treatment and its avoidance!), carrying out hundreds of root canal treatments in dental practice since qualifying.
My aim is to provide Endodontic care using the latest techniques, including use of a dental operating microscope, ultrasonics, advanced rotary/hand instruments and innovative bioceramic materials based on current clinical evidence. This means my patients benefit from a consistent and predictable outcome after root canal treatment.
My other key area of interest in general dentistry is, Minimally Invasive Dentistry. In simple terms it means preventing, diagnosing and treating tooth decay (dental caries) & cracks/fractures with a minimal biological cost to the tooth by using advanced high magnification to achieve greater precision. The enhanced magnification can improve accuracy of tooth preparations allowing for a more conservative treatment and can be gentler to adjacent teeth and soft tissues. I achieve this in practice by the use of a Dental Operating Microscope, which is something I’m particularly proud of, as the use of them in general dentistry is a very advanced technique and is currently not widely available in the UK.
I am married with two young children. In my spare time I enjoy cycling and cooking.
DR Manpreet Kahlon
BDS Dip Rest Dent RCS(England)
British Dental Association
British Endodontic Society