BDS, MSc, FHEA, MDTFEd, MFGDP (UK), PGCertMedEd.
Dr Nick Barker
Nick Barker qualified BDS from the Royal London Hospital in 1990. He has since gone on to gain additional qualifications with distinction in the MSc in Restorative Dental Practice in 2009 at UCL Eastman, Membership of the Faculty of Dental Trainers at Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners at Royal College of Surgeons England and a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from University of Essex.
He is primarily a General Dental Practitioner, having set up Oracle Dental Group in 1994 in a partnership which now operates out of 3 buildings across 2 sites in East of England. One site works predominantly under NHS contract where there are a total of 10 surgeries, along with lecture room, other training facilities and laboratory facilities. There is a large mixture of clinicians, including dental nurses and receptionists, Oral Health Practitioners, Hygienists and student Hygienists, Therapists, Foundation Dentists, Associate Dentists, Principal Dentists and MSc students studying Periodontology and Advanced Periodontal Care at the University of Essex.
The other site only provides care under private contract, where he also provides treatment on referral for endodontics and restorative dentistry, as well as working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, including a periodontist and orthodontist.
Nick’s teaching commitments include being a Postgraduate Dental Tutor for Health Education England, a Clinical Lecturer in the MSc at the University of Essex and Senior Lecturer at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in Dental Public Health in Primary Care and Dental Public Health.
He is also employed as the Chair of Essex Local Dental Network (LDN) whose role is to oversee the commissioning and provision of dental care at all levels across the region and encouragement integration of all stakeholders in ensuring that this has our patients at its core. In this role, he has also led a working group on the development of Managed Clinical Networks to function within the LDNs.
He is regularly instructed by the dental defence bodies to act as an expert witness both in regulatory and civil work and sits on both English and UK Councils and the General Dental Practice Committee at the British Dental Association.
He is also an independent expert appointed by BUPA UK in respect of governance.
Dr Barker has no financial interest and is not a shareholder within FACEmed nor does he have any financial share or interest in equipment used at the centre. Dr Barker does not hold any paid advisory roles at this centre or within FACEmed. He has full practice privileges at FACEmed but is not under employment.