Specialist Oral Surgeon GDC - 47745
Qualifications include - B.Ch.D., M.G.D.S., R.C.S. (Eng.) M.Surg. Dent. F.F.G.D.P.(UK), DipImpDent RCS (Eng), (Specialist. Oral Surgery).
Naresh Sharma qualified from the University of Leeds in 1974. After a short stint in general dental practice, he returned to hospital dentistry, concentrating mainly in oral surgery at Leeds General Infirmary. In 1977, he took over Heckmondwike Dental Practice which he developed into a seven surgery practice with full hygienist support.
In 1988 he passed the MGDS examination from The Royal College of Surgeons, London. Whilst working at and developing the practice, Naresh also worked at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield where he carried out Oral Surgery. During this time, Naresh became very interested in Dental Implantology and placed his first implant in 1988. Since then he has attended many courses in Dental Implantology world wide. His past appointments have included Chairman of the Examinations Committee of the Faculty of General Dental Practice.
He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England both nationally and internationally, both in implant dentistry and Oral Surgery. Naresh is on the specialist list for Oral Surgery, and was part of the committee that put together National Standards in Implant Dentistry training which was later adopted by the General Dental Council. In 2002, Naresh joined Oasis Dental Care, which is based in Bristol and has over 140 practices nationwide. Naresh continues to practice in Heckmondwike and specialises only in Implants including bone grafts and sinus lifts together with major restorative and aesthetic treatment. Naresh receives Implant referrals from all over the country and also works very closely with his mentor and good friend Ashok Sethi. Naresh has various publications to his name and he is the co-founder for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This course has been running in London, Leeds and Hong Kong for the past 11 years.
He is also a fellow and Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the International Academy for Oral and Facial Rehabilitation. He has organised and taught at various post graduate courses not only in the U.K but internationally. Outside of dentistry, Naresh is a keen golfer.
He is also the founder of the Chitrakoot Project Charity in India, which was founded in 1998 and provides free primary dental care to 500 villages in some of the poorest parts of the world.