The Course

The course is delivered by Richard Porter and Raheel Malik.

Richard is a Consultant Specialist in Restorative and Implant Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation. He is a vastly experienced teacher having run over 100 hands on courses. He has a higher diploma in post graduate dental and medical education and is well published in peer reviewed journals in subjects including tooth wear, composite build ups, crown and bridge, gerodontology, occlusion and Endodontics. He is a lead clinician in restorative dentistry at St. Georges Hospital, London, and has a very successful private practice based in London. He has placed and restored over 2000 implants, has completed over 5000 root canals and countless direct and indirect restorations. He is on the GDC specialist list for Restorative Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Periodontology, is a father and husband and welcomes you to this great opportunity with The Aspire Dental Academy.

Raheel works in a private practice in Notting Hill. After graduating with honours from Biomedical Sciences, Raheel qualified as a dentist from King’s College London, having won multiple awards as a student. In 2009, he won student clinician of the year and was 1st runner up in the UK finals. He also won the UK Dentsply/Ceram.X Case Contest in 2010, amongst many others. Raheel graduated receiving the prestigious ‘Academy of Operative Dentistry’ Award. He has also won awards since graduation. Raheel had his first publication in ‘Aesthetic Dentistry Today’ as a final year student and has since been published many times in several journals including the Journal of Oral Implantology, International Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Craniofacial Surgery and Dental Update. He has also been interviewed in the British Dental Journal and Dentistry magazine. Teaching is provided through seminars, hands-on practical exercises and group discussions. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on the hands-on element.

Prior to each course day, delegates are encouraged to read publications provided online. In order for you to benefit from the day’s teaching, we strongly recommend that these are read before each day. Further literature will be provided throughout the course, including comprehensive hand-outs to complement the days teaching.

Delegates will automatically enrol onto our online forum. This forum is for past and current Aspire delegates only. It provides you with a platform to discuss cases, seek help and have questions answered. Upon completion

CPD Hours

Each day is worth 7 verifiable ‘Continued Professional Development’ (CPD) hours and is in accordance with the GDC’s enhanced CPD programme.


The course is held over two venues:

Venue 1: Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge (Day 1, 2, 3 and 12)

200 Westminster Bridge Road

London SE1 7UT United Kingdom

Venue 2: Londec (Day 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11)

King’s College London

3rd Floor Franklin-Wilkins Building

150 Stamford Street SE1 9NH

Dress Code

There is no formal dress code for the course. However, you may wish to bring your tunic and loupes for the hands-on sessions at LonDec.


Day 1: Smile Design and Patient Management

Day 2: Colour, Shade Assessment and Bleaching

Day 3: Clinical Photography

Day 4: Anterior Composite Artistry

Day 5: Veneers and Soft Tissue Management

Day 6: Aesthetic Anterior Crowns

Day 7: Posterior Composite Artistry

Day 8: Posterior Aesthetic Onlays and Crowns

Day 9: Tooth Surface Loss and Full Mouth Rehab

Day 10: Replacement of Missing Teeth

Day 11: Practice Day

Day 12: Bringing it all together

Course Specific Details: Group 1

Day 1: 1st October 2019, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Day 2: 29th October 2019, Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge

Day 3: 26th November 2019, Park Plaza, Waterloo

Day 4: 7th January 2020, Londec

Day 5: 4th February 2020, Londec

Day 6: 3rd March 2020, Londec

Day 7: 31st March 2020, Londec

Day 8: 5th May 2020, Londec

Day 9: 26th May 2020, Londec

Day 10: 23rd June 2020, Londec

Day 11: 28th July 2020, Londec

Day 12: 15th September 2020, Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge

Course Fee:

To reserve your place on the course a deposit of £200 is required, which will be deducted from your final instalment.

Payments can be made in instalments or as a single payment.

Each session costs £585 + VAT. Total Cost: £7,020 + VAT

Instalment Deadlines:

September 6th 2019: £1,755 + VAT

December 6th 2019 £1,755 + VAT

March 6th 2020 £1,755 + VAT

June 26th 2020 £1,755 + VAT

Payments are accepted through bank transfer. Cash, Credit Cards, Cheques and banker drafts are not accepted.


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