UK Programme Director MSc(Clin) in Orthodontics

Dr. Steffen Decker
Specialist in orthodontics (2012)
MAS in lingual orthodontics (2017)
Nr. 1 Incognito User 2017 World Wide KOL 3m and 3shape
International speaker

Clinical Adviser Western Europe 3m (2015) Global Clinical Advisory Board 3m (2016) GDC 131767
Dr. Steffen Decker graduated as a dentist with distinction at the Albert- Ludwigs University in Freiburg im Brsg. (Germany). After his specialization in orthodontics, he worked at 5 different locations in Switzerland mainly with children and lingual braces. Due to his passion for lingual treatment, he enrolled at the Lingual Master Program in Switzerland where he graduated in 2017. In 2015 he moved to the Westend and worked exclusively with lingual braces in the world known Harley Street. In 2017 he was awarded as the Nr. 1 Incognito User World Wide.
2015 Dr. Decker became the Clinical Advisor for Incognito Appliance System in Western Europe by 3M and an internationally respected speaker. He helps his peer all over the world in becoming more efficient in using lingual braces and does his own lingual courses on the side.

His passion in digital Technology brought him together with 3shape and their full digital workflow software enabling you to do indirect bonding, smile design, appliance designer and aligner manufacturing.
His aim in the MSc program is to teach GP the basics of orthodontics and to make sure that all options of orthodontic treatment are understood and later offered to patients. Only if you understand orthodontics you will be able to be a good orthodontist.
Apart from lecturing and orthodontics Dr. Decker is a down to earth family person and enjoys spending his time with his three boys and his wife. Kitesurfing, CrossFit and other sports are activities he enjoys a lot.

Clinical DirectorDr. Shams Moopen

Shams did his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1981. He has master’s degree in Orthodontics & Paediatric Dentistry. His additional qualifications include Fellowship in Dental Surgery (Edinburgh), Fellowship in Orthodontics (Ireland), Membership in Orthodontics & Paediatric Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh & England. He is in the Specialist List of Orthodontics, General Dental Council, UK. He was Former Professor & Head of Child Dental Health in Mangalore University, India and Associate Course Director of Diploma of Primary Care Orthodontics conducted by the Royal College of surgeons, England & British Orthodontic Society.

Dr. Moopen is recipient of many awards including Silver Medal for standing first in university for Master’s programme in Paedodontics, David DiBiase Clinical Excellence Award from Royal London Hospital, London and M.Orth Clinical Case Award from British Orthodontic Society. He is a life member of Indian Dental Association and Indian Society of Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry. He is also member of British Orthodontic Society, American Association of Orthodontists, European Orthodontic Society and World Federation of Orthodontists.. His special interests are Interdisciplinary Orthodontics, Paedodontic- Orthodontics, Lingual Orthodontics, Management of Impacted Canines and the use of Mini-Screw Anchorage in Orthodontics.

Orthodontics Teacher

Dr Hani Dalati

DDS, IQE (UK), MMedSci (Perio./ Implants) , MDentSci (Ortho), MFDS.RCS(Eng), MFD.RCSI (Irel),FDS.RCSEd, MOrth.RCSEd, FFD(Ortho).RCSI(Irel), FIADFE.

Dr Hani Dalati is a visiting consultant in orthodontics at Jeiroudi Orthodontic Centre in Abu Dhabi, a partner at the Springs Dental Care and the Greengate Dental Centre in Leeds (UK) and examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is the orthodontic clinical director at both the Harley Street Dental Care (London) and the Maktoum Bin Hamdan Dental University College in Dubai (MBHDUC).

Dr Dalati was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the American Biographical Institute in 2008 and he represented the United Kingdom in receiving a gold medal from the American Biographical Institute in 2009. He was short-listed on numerous occasions for the UK-based Smile and Dental Awards.

Dr Dalati has written a number of publications and he is on the editorial and  review panels of a number of scientific dental journals such as the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics and the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Journal. He is an invited speaker at a number of national and international dental and facial aesthetics conferences.

International Programme Leader MClinDent in Orthodontics


Dr Derek Mahony

BDS(Syd), MScOrth(Lon), DOrthRCS(Edin), MDOrthRCPS(Glas), MOrthRCS(Eng), FRCD(Can),


Dr Mahony  is a world renowned specialist orthodontist who has spoken to thousands of practitioners about the benefits of interceptive orthodontic treatment. Early in his career Dr Mahony learned from leading clinicians the dramatic effect functional appliance therapy can afford patients in orthodontic treatment. He has been combining the fixed and functional appliance approach ever since. His lectures are based on the positive impact such a combined treatment approach has had on his orthodontic results and the benefits this philosophy provides from a practice management viewpoint.

After completing his Dental Degree at the University of Sydney, Dr Mahony proceeded to the United Kingdom where he completed his Masters Degree in Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital, Institute of Dental Surgery, London. Further studies led to the successful completion of a Diploma in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Dr Mahony has also passed the Royal College of Dentists in Canada post graduate examination in the field of orthodontics.

In addition Dr Mahony has also passed examinations leading to a postgraduate qualification in Dentofacial Orthopaedics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. He has attained his Membership in Orthodontics qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons, England and Edinburgh. Dr Mahony has been seeing an average of 250 patients per week for the last two decades and has gained a vast amount of experience which he can pass on to clinicians so that they can come to appreciate the key elements of his combined treatment approach. He currently has over 4000 orthodontic patients in active treatment and has been a key-note speaker at the International Orthodontic Summit meetings, the International Association of Orthodontics meetings and the American Association of Functional Orthodontics meetings. He is considered by some to be the next leading lecturer on functional/fixed orthodontics.

Dr Mahony approaches his orthodontic diagnosis from a facial profile point of view. He sets his treatment goals to create not just straight teeth, but beautiful faces and healthy temporomandibular joints. He is a contributing editor to the Journal of Clinical Paediatric Dentistry, International Orthodontic Journal and Journal of Dentofacial Orthopaedics.