Dr Neal Heaher BDS MFDS RCS(Ed) MSc Dental ImplantologyGDC 103386
MFDS RCS (Edinburgh, 2008)
MSc Dental Implantology (Distinction, 2017)
Dr Neal Heaher obtained his dental degree from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and has worked in both a hospital setting and general dental practice since then in the Northeast. He studied to become a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2008. He is currently a member of the International Team for Implantology, Royal College of Surgeons, British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Association of Dental Implantology and the Northeast Private Dentists’ Association all in which he participates as an active member. Neal has undertaken further training to develop a high-level and broad range of postgraduate dental skills.
He offers a wide range of advanced restorative procedures including CADCAM-digital dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and increasingly popular implant treatments. Neal really enjoys offering aesthetically-orientated treatment options to his patients including composite and porcelain veneers, crown and bridgework, all aspects of smile design, whitening and teeth straightening treatments. Quite often attaining an aesthetically beautiful and natural smile will require a combination of the above techniques and modern aesthetic dentistry demands a grasp of minimally invasive tooth alignment and bonding techniques which has led Neal into developing these areas of his own practice. He is a provider of both Six Month Smiles and is part of one of the most experienced Invisalign accredited teams in the north of England here at the Cosmetic Dental Clinic. Neal’s varied multidisciplinary skillset has allowed him to develop a keen interest in comprehensive, rehabiliative dentistry, which he has become very experienced in.
Neal’s enthusiasm for high-end dentistry was rewarded by a high commendation at the prestigious Smile Awards, recently rebranded as the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards. Having trained formally in dental implants as far back as 2010, his ongoing commitment to learning the most advanced aesthetic and surgical techniques encouraged him to study for 3-years on a part-time basis for a Masters Degree in Dental Implantology, from which he graduated in 2017 with Distinction. His dissertation researching his own patient’s experiences of different dental implant treatments was marked very highly and was recommended for publication. By achieving the highest level of education in dental implantology Neal now spends considerable time doing complex surgery such as sinus augmentations, guided bone regeneration and bone block grafting, performing over 150 implant surgeries a year. He has experience in the use of multiple implant systems and has taken referrals for both cosmetic and implant work from local practices in the northeast. Despite this he still gets enjoyment from doing straightforward general dentistry such as white fillings and tooth whitening treatments and getting to know the regular patients for whom her cares.
Staying at the top within private dentistry requires an attitude receptive to almost constant learning. In his last 5 year cycle of continuing professional development Neal’s passion for dentistry was demonstrated by the fact he undertook in excess of 1000 hours of verifiable learning in order to continually improve his level of knowledge, attending conferences, study clubs and private courses. Most recently in 2018 Neal has undergone a block of surgical training at the world-renown Urban Institute for Bone Regeneration in Budapest under mentorship of Istvan Urban, one of the modern pioneers in bone regeneration for dental implantology. The skills he learned there have already helped him treat a range of challenging clinical cases. On the horizon for late 2018 and 2019 Neal plans to update his knowledge of periodontal plastic surgical procedures by attending an extensive 6-month part time hands on course in soft tissue grafting procedures.
Neal is always committed to improving the quality and range of treatments that he can provide for his patients, and stay at the forefront of the latest techniques. Whatever the dental problem and whatever the solution Neal hopes that his patients will leave smiling.
Outside of dentistry Neal enjoys keeping fit, spending time with family and has been a keen guitarist for over 20 years.