Professor Stuart Morganstein BDS, FDSRCS (Eng)
Dean, LDTA

Stuart qualified as a dentist in 1966 and spent over 30 years at the London Hospital Medical College Dental School, where he was Dental Sub-Dean and Head of Comprehensive Dental Care. He started The Dental Auxiliary School, the first teaching programme that integrated the teaching and clinical practice of dental undergraduates, dental therapists and hygienists. Throughout his career, Stuart has combined teaching with clinical practice.

He is currently Professor of Dentistry at the University of Buckingham, Senior Research Fellow at the Medical Architecture Research Unit of the South Bank University, and has authored the Guidance Notes on Dental Primary Care for the Department of Health.
He has a special interest in the impact of Diabetes on oral diseases, both as a researcher and provider of education to general medical practitioners. He has a part-time specialist dental practice in Central London and is a Trustee of a number of charities in the City of London.

Atul Patel, BA (Hons) FCIH FRSA
Registrar, LDTA

During his career, Atul has carried top-level responsibility for organisations of up to 550 staff; annual turnover up to £56m and managing up to 11,000 homes; asset base of over £1bn; customer base of 35,000 tenants. His main achievements have been to create new organisations and turn around poor-performing ones, leaving each better when he left than when he joined; and to set up innovative and ground-breaking projects. He has also carried responsibility for a range of policy development from local to national levels in housing and regeneration.

He was a founder member and later Director of Asra Leicester HA, a specialist housing association, from where he joined the Housing Corporation in 1988 as Area Manager, subsequently being promoted to the posts of Regional Director East Midlands and then Director of Regulation. In 1998 he joined the Cabinet Office Social Exclusion Unit in Whitehall, where he became Deputy Director working on the National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal launched by the Prime Minister in January 2001.

After 30 years in the social housing/public sector, Atul took early retirement in January 2010 from the LHA-ASRA Group. an organisation of 11,000 homes and social enterprise businesses, working in communities from East Midlands to London, where he was Group Chief Executive.

Atul has served on various public bodies including the Home Office Housing Group on Community Cohesion. In November 2004 he was appointed to the Board of the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation where he was also a member of its Planning Committee until January 2009. In May 2011, he was appointed by the Prime Minister as a Trustee to the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund, where he is also Chairman of the Finance & Resources Committee. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing; and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2003.

Jeremy Goodman BA (Hons) Law
Commercial Director, LDTA

Starting with a background in textiles and the law, Jerry has achieved a successful track record in setting up and managing a range of businesses with a proven ability to drive projects of significant scale to a successful conclusion on time and within budgets.

Jeremy started his working life in the 1970s with Courtaulds managing the loading of 3 factories and participating in the placing of wool orders in the international market. From there he moved to another textile company, Klynton Davis Ltd, where he took responsibility for building and selling of a new product range. He managed his first property sale of the old Victorian premises to B&Q and a move to a purpose built factory. He became a Director of the group and subsequently left to start his own import and printing company.

During this time he built a business turning over in excess of £2million buying from China, Bangladesh, Tanzania and various other countries. Goods were also printed and packed in the UK at his own facility. Customers included Next, Woolworth, Tesco, BHS, Primark and Peacocks. Systems had to be designed to ensure quality standards were maintained, factory-staff welfare standards were upheld, and goods were processed on time and to contract. In 2004 this business was merged with another company in Leicester and the original site redeveloped by Jeremy. Rather than selling the site Jeremy chose to finance and manage the project himself. This culminated in completion of the residential project in 2006, and receipt of an award for design excellence - The Procon Award.

Jeremy is currently MD of CTI Solutions Ltd. Working in partnership with Bankfield IFA; CTI provides business advice for start-up and established business in terms of forward targets, structures, and financing. Successful projects include delivering the design and planning consent for a 75-unit apartment and mixed use building in Leicester.

Dr Pravin Patel BDS LDS
Mentoring & Outreach Advisor

Pravin is a practising dentist with a network of dental practices in and around Leicester. He has over 30 years experience in serving patients' needs for all forms of dental treatment and care. He graduated with a BDS from the University of London in 1973, and subsequently gained the LDS from the Royal College of Surgeons.

As one of the first Asian dentists in the City, Pravin started his professional career facing a lot of challenges amongst the community including, lack of awareness of available health care provision, language barriers in accessing and navigating through NHS services, and dealing with particular types of dental diseases arising from cultural habits of South Asian patients that were not understood by the NHS at the time. As a result, he has always done more to educate and raise awareness of dental health issues throughout his career.

In addition to his regular practice, Pravin was the first Asian Dentist in Leicester to work in the Leicester Young Offenders Centre where patients had challenging needs for dental treatment arising from neglect or lack of good health awareness, and in some cases, with mental health issues. He was also one of the first to start emergency dental care provision in the City on a Saturday.

Pravin has taken an active interest in widening his work to serve the community in other ways. Over 20 years ago, he established a Nursing Home in Shepshed for older people, and two child care nurseries, all of which are still operating successfully. He also undertakes considerable charitable work including, funding purification of water supply systems in some Indian villages, and providing free treatment in Leicester to refugees with extensive dental needs in Leicester's inner cities who are not eligible to receive NHS assistance.

Professor Stewart Petersen MA PhD FAcadMEd
Director of Education

Professor Stewart Petersen has been involved in Medical Education for over 35 years. After training at Cambridge and Edinburgh he was first a lecturer at Edinburgh and then moved to the new Medical School at Leicester in 1976 to teach physiology and conduct research on body temperature patterns in babies. In the 1990's he led the introduction of a new medical curriculum at Leicester, and became Head of Medical Education and one of the first Professors of Medical Education in the UK.

He played a major part in the development of the new medical school at Warwick, and has advised medical schools around the world on curriculum development. He is an honorary fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators, their highest award, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Recently retired from the Head of Medical Education role, and now Emeritus Professor of Medical Education, he looks forward to new challenges in the development of Dental Education.


The members of the Academic Advisory Board are,

  • Professor David Edmunds, recently Dean Cardiff Dental School.
  • Professor Fred Smales, recently Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Dental School, AIMST, Malaysia.
  • Dr Jeremy Barnett, Retired Dental Practitioner.
  • Dr Roger Mosedale, Dental Teacher & Retired Dental Practitioner.
  • Dr Henrietta Bannerman, Director of Research Institute of Contemporary Dance.
  • Dr Chris Mercer, Retired Dental Teacher.
  • Lady Moody Stewart, recently Board Member of the Asian Women's University.

We will be offering an integrated 5-year teaching course, leading to a BDS degree awarded by our partner university. You will also have the opportunity to gain a Diploma in Business Studies, and an intermediate degree after 3 years. Once the BDS is awarded, graduates would be able to register with the General Dental Council (GDC).

Course Information

The Roman city of Leicester is a diverse city full of exciting sports and culture activities. Leicester is a thriving student city. 12% of Leicester population are students during term time. It is UK's 10th largest city with a very friendly and safe atmosphere.

Living in Leicester

We understand that finding a good place to live and feel comfortable and secure is very important. We guarantee quality accommodation to all of our students in their first year, and for years 4 and 5 of their course.