Dr H S Patanwala (Nasser), was honoured along with Raj to take ownership of the prestigious Oakville Dental in 2010 from Dr Pat Hall. They have been successfully running this state-of-the-art private practice for a number of years. Nasser and Raj are both foundation dentist trainers working to help train newly qualified dentists post qualification.
Nasser is a graduate of the University of Birmingham. Since qualification, Nasser is one of only a handful of dentists to be examined and awarded membership to all the dental faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons London: Dental Surgery, General Dental Practice and Joint Dental Faculties. Nasser subsequently broadened his skill base as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (head and neck) at Lincoln County Hospital. In 2006, he was appointed resident dental specialist at Cadburys Bournville. In 2015, he and Raj were chosen to take over the well respected Sutton Dental Care in the centre of Sutton Coldfield.
During further studies at the world-renowned Eastman Dental Institute he developed a special interest in advanced cosmetic fixed and removable prosthodontics (veneers, crowns, bridges, implants and advanced dentures). He is also a practitioner of cosmetic orthodontics invisible braces with years of experience. Currently he is excited to be working with King’s College London researching advanced minimal intervention dentistry with Professor Banerjee and Michael Thomas, as a new direction of preventative practice.
Nasser also holds a clinical lecturer post (since 2007) at the University of Birmingham School of Medicine and Dentistry, where you will find him teaching final year dental students every Thursday as their head of firm. He completed a degree in medical education from the University of Birmingham and is a fellow in higher education academy. He also lectures postgraduates for their Royal College of Surgeons London entrance examinations and teaches practical courses to both undergraduates and postgraduate dentists around the UK and Europe.
As a junior Nasser played cricket for Lincolnshire and at university he his keen interest in sport, captaining the hockey and cricket teams and still plays for local teams and for the last five years he has won the ‘best bowler’ trophy for Sportsman Cricket Club amassing over 260 wickets. He is a keen mountain biker, skier and walker and has climbed 6000+ meter mountains in South America, Himalayas, Borneo and Bulgaria. In 2015, he completed in his first triathlon, raising £4000 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Cherry Lodge Cancer Care. His latest goal, is to climb the Matterhorn from the Switzerland route. He also has a love for music and is jazz saxophonist, specialising in the alto sax.
Nasser is married to Rali and they have a daughter called Maya.