Mr Steve Bassi

Year qualified:1993

Specialty

Personal profile

Steve has completed a research project on dental bridges as part of his Master in Dental Science qualification and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals on a wide variety of topics. He has a particular interest in teaching and has lectured extensively to dentists, specialists and trainees.

He has been invited to speak at national and international conferences and is an Educational and Clinical Supervisor for dentists currently undergoing Specialist training in Restorative Dentistry and the monospecialty of Prosthodontics. This involves not only training the dentists on the clinical and theoretical aspects of dental treatment, but also nurturing their development and skills on lecturing, clinical audit and NHS management so that they are ready to become Consultants and Specialists. Steve has been involved in this type of training role for over 12 years now and has seen many of his trainees successfully take up their own Consultant posts.

As part of his NHS Consultant post, Steve has attended numerous committee meetings to improve patient care. He was Clinical Lead for the Department of Prosthodontics from 2013-2017 and is currently the Hypodontia Clinic Lead and Implant lead. He is an examiner for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry and the Membership in Periodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

He has been working in part-time private practice for over 12 years and enjoys seeing patients with all types of restorative dental needs, and bringing the expertise he has gained during his career to provide high quality specialist care.

Education and Training

Steve has taught and lectured to a wide range of dental professionals including undergraduate students, dental practitioners, community dentists, postgraduate students, specialist trainees and specialists. He has always received excellent feedback from the courses and lectures he has provided and enjoys sharing the experience he has gained over his career. Currently, Steve has one formal session of teaching postgraduate students and specialist trainees per week but also provides case-based discussions to the students on an almost daily basis.

Clinical Interests

  • Restoring the dentition with modern adhesive techniques and crowns
  • Replacing missing teeth with implants, conventional and adhesive bridgework, or dentures
  • Managing teeth that have worn down.
  • Treating patients with aesthetic/cosmetic dental problems.
  • Treating patients with periodontal (gum) disease.

Special interests

  • Dental implants
  • Prosthodontic work including dentures, crowns and bridges
  • Periodontal (gum) treatment
  • Restorative care such as the management of toothwear, tooth whitening, restoring broken down teeth.
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Maintenance of implants

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