Mr Aws Alani

Mr Aws Alani

Associate Professor/Honorary Consultant/Endodontic MSc programme Lead

Peninsula Dental School (Faculty of Health)



Aws is an Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry at Peninsula Dental School, his main roles include course director for the MSc in Endodontics and course director for the online MSc in Restorative Dental Science.  
Aws qualified from King's College London (KCL) in 2003. He completed vocational training in Essex and held junior hospital positions at Guy's Hospital and King's College Hospital, before completing an MSc in Endodontics at the Eastman. He moved to Morriston Hospital in South Wales to work in the Maxillofacial Unit, he subsequently completed his specialist training in Restorative Dentistry in Newcastle. During his training he lead relief work trips to Romania and Ghana with ‘Young Smiles for Romania’ and ‘Global Brigades’. 
In 2013, Aws became the International Team for Implantology Scholar in Toronto, Canada, working at the Hospital for Sick Children and Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. He returned to London in 2014 as Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at King's College Hospital. His main remit is the management of congenital and acquired defects within an MDT environment, working alongside Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. 
He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers, book chapters and textbooks and maintains an active interest in current clinical issues and research. He has won grants from the British Endodontic Society and the Royal College of Surgeons to examine novel tooth filling materials with associated patents. He is a previous British Society of Restorative Dentistry and British Endodontic Society council member and prize winner. He completed a Master’s Degree in Medical Law in 2017 from Cardiff University. 
His blog, started in 2017,, has 400k hits and is accessed by dentists from all over the world. He has collaborated in developing the SHO:me and Perio:brain apps for clinical usage.  
GDC Registered Specialist in Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Periodontics
Clinical Expertise and Interests
  • Dental Trauma
  • Hypodontia and congenital abnormalities
  • Implantology
  • Adhesive management of toothwear



Professional membership

  • British Dental Association
  • British Endodontic Society
  • British Society of Prosthodontics
  • British Society for Restorative Dentistry
  • Royal College of Surgeons England
  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh

Roles on external bodies

  • MEndo MPros Examiner Royal Colleges of Surgeons England 
  • Member of the Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services at the BDA


Teaching interests

  • Upskilling dentists in Primary Care through blended learning, chairside supervision and teaching
  • International access to education through digital portals, apps and course
  • Utilising social media to disseminate information, research and clinical guidance


Research interests

  • Dental trauma outcomes and the utilisation of systematic reviews
  • Outcomes in managing tooth surface loss utilising additive and subtractive techniques 
  • Longitudinal studies for the utilisation of resin composite for the management of tooth surface loss
  • Risk factors for the failure of the management of tooth surface loss
  • Clinicians perception of challenges associated with treating tooth surface loss


Alani A, Patel M. Clinical issues in occlusion - Part I. Singapore Dent J. 2014 Dec;35C:31-38. doi: 10.1016/j.sdj.2014.09.001. PMID: 25496583. 
Patel M, Alani A. Clinical issues in occlusion - Part II. Singapore Dent J. 2015 Dec;36:2-11. doi: 10.1016/j.sdj.2015.09.004. PMID: 26684489. 

Sattar MM, Patel M, Alani A. Clinical applications of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tape in restorative dentistry. Br Dent J. 2017 Feb 10;222(3):151-158. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.110. PMID: 28184055. 

Alani A, Kelleher M, Bishop K. Peri-implantitis. Part 1: Scope of the problem. Br Dent J. 2014 Sep;217(6):281-7. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2014.808. PMID: 25256984. 

Alani A, Bishop K. Peri-implantitis. Part 2: Prevention and maintenance of peri-implant health. Br Dent J. 2014 Sep;217(6):289-97. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2014.809. PMID: 25256985. 

Alani A, Bishop K. Peri-implantitis. Part 3: current modes of management. Br Dent J. 2014 Oct;217(7):345-349. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2014.858. PMID: 25303581. 

Alani A, Bishop K, Renton T, Djemal S. Update on guidelines for selecting appropriate patients to receive treatment with dental implants: priorities for the NHS--the position after 15 years. Br Dent J. 2014 Aug;217(4):189-90. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2014.701. PMID: 25146811. 

Alani A, Bishop K. Dens invaginatus. Part 1: classification, prevalence and aetiology. Int Endod J. 2008 Dec;41(12):1123-36. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2008.01468.x. PMID: 19133103. 

Bishop K, Alani A. Dens invaginatus. Part 2: clinical, radiographic features and management options. Int Endod J. 2008 Dec;41(12):1137-54. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2008.01469.x. PMID: 19133104. 

Alani A, Bishop K. The use of MTA in the modern management of teeth affected by dens invaginatus. Int Dent J. 2009 Dec;59(6):343-8. PMID: 20162946. 

Alani A, Bishop K. The use of MTA in the modern management of teeth affected by dens invaginatus. Int Dent J. 2009 Dec;59(6):343-8. PMID: 20162946. 

Agel M, Alani A. The paediatric dentistry-restorative dentistry interface. Br Dent J. 2022 Sep;233(6):475-482. doi: 10.1038/s41415-022-4983-2. Epub 2022 Sep 23. PMID: 36151172. 

Alani A, Seymour R. Systemic medication and the inflammatory cascade. Periodontol 2000. 2014 Feb;64(1):198-210. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0757.2012.00454.x. PMID: 24320964. 

Alani A, Kelleher M, Hemmings K, Saunders M, Hunter M, Barclay S, Ashley M, Djemal S, Bishop K, Darbar U, Briggs P, Fearne J. Balancing the risks and benefits associated with cosmetic dentistry - a joint statement by UK specialist dental societies. Br Dent J. 2015 May 8;218(9):543-8. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2015.345. PMID: 25952437.

Alani A, Austin R, Djemal S. Contemporary management of tooth replacement in the traumatized dentition. Dent Traumatol. 2012 Jun;28(3):183-92. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-9657.2012.01122.x. Epub 2012 Apr 11. PMID: 22494549; PMCID: PMC3430882. 

Alani A, Maglad A, Nohl F. The prosthetic management of gingival aesthetics. Br Dent J. 2011 Jan 22;210(2):63-9. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2011.2. PMID: 21252883. 

Alani A, Bishop K, Djemal S. Decision-making in the provision of extra-coronal restorations. Dent Update. 2013 Jun;40(5):378-80, 383-4. doi: 10.12968/denu.2013.40.5.378. PMID: 23909231. 

Alani A, Bishop K, Knox J, Gravenor C. The use of implants for anchorage in the correction of unilateral crossbites. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2010 Sep;18(3):123-7. PMID: 21077421. 

Alani A, Bishop K, Djemal S. The influence of specialty training, experience, discussion and reflection on decision making in modern restorative treatment planning. Br Dent J. 2011 Feb 26;210(4):E4. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2011.92. PMID: 21350505. 

Alani A, Kelleher M. Restorative complications of orthodontic treatment. Br Dent J. 2016 Oct 7;221(7):389-400. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2016.725. PMID: 27713464. 

Tewari N, Saji S, Srivastav S, Alani A, Mathur VP, Rahul M. Sports-Related Traumatic Orofacial and Dental Injuries in Asian Countries. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2023 Feb 3:10105395231153454. doi: 10.1177/10105395231153454. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36734175. 

Nayar S, Bishop K, Alani A. A report on the clinical and radiographic outcomes of 38 cases of apexification with mineral trioxide aggregate. Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2009 Dec;17(4):150-6. Erratum in: Eur J Prosthodont Restor Dent. 2010 Mar;18(1):42. PMID: 20158055. 

Dental Trauma at a Glance

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ISBN: 978-1-119-56299-3 May 2021 Wiley-Blackwell 96 Pages

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