Meet The Team


Dr Jimmy Makdissi

Consultant Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist



Dr Makdissi joined the Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, in 2004 as a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. He directs the Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology programme of the undergraduate BDS curriculum. He completed his specialist training at Guy’s Hospital and obtained the Diploma of Dental Radiology from the Royal College of Radiologists. He has served on the Education Committee of the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has also served as the Dental Tutor for the London Deanery at Barts Health, the Faculty Tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons and as the President of the Metropolitan Branch of the British Dental Association. In addition, he is the founder of the Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Interpretation Masterclass providing UK-based CBCT hands-on training along with a collection of e-learning modules. In 2023 Jimmy completed his PhD on the use of MRI in Dentistry.


Sarah How

Administrative Assistant


Sarah began her career as a medical secretary in 1987 at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. After 22 years in the NHS she ventured into the world of private medicine, helping to set up a Radiology clinic in Harley Street, and then worked for six years as a medical PA at a clinic in Hemel Hempstead. In October 2021 she joined the Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology Academy team as Administrative Assistant.

Inga Lanina

Personal Assistant


Inga joined the team in January 2020. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Business & Management at Brunel University London in 2008. She began in a PA role and has since progressed to oversee many aspects of the company.

Web Development & Programming

Ian Green

Senior IT Engineer and Web Developer


Ian is the Owner and Director of Data Simplexity Website. Programming since the age of 13, he has written numerous software packages over the past four decades including optician prescription management, sales order processing, accounting, event and publication management and, more recently, the Ultimate Database cloud-based content management development system used to host and manage the Report, Referral and Course Bookings services for Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology Academy.

Advisory Board

Dr Amanda Loughlin

Consultant Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist


Amanda qualified as a dentist from Queen’s University Belfast in 2009. She worked in senior house officer jobs in South Wales before being appointed as a specialty doctor in Maxillofacial Surgery in University Hospital Wales, Cardiff. During her time working as a specialty doctor, she gained experience in managing maxillofacial trauma and developed an interest in maxillofacial radiology. She successfully completed a certificate in teaching and learning in clinical practice through Edgehill University and was appointed a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). 
In 2015 she undertook a clinical lecturer post in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology in Queen Mary’s University London and Barts Health NHS Trust, during this time she delivered undergraduate and postgraduate training to dentists, DCPs, and medics.  
In 2017 she undertook pan-London speciality training for Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology in Guy’s Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, The Eastman Dental Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital and she obtained the Diploma in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology from the Royal College of Radiologists. 
She completed specialty training in 2021 and was appointed as Consultant Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist in Barts Health NHS Trust. Her areas of interest include dento-alveolar CBCT, maxillofacial trauma imaging and TMJ imaging. 
She has worked with JM Radiology and the Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology Academy for a number of years providing reports and delivering teaching to dentists and DCPs. 
She has published a number of peer reviewed articles related to dental and maxillofacial radiology. 

Dr Mark Viner

Consultant Senior Tutor in Radiography



Mark has over 37 years’ experience as a radiographer, radiology manager and NHS senior manager in London Teaching Hospitals. 

From 2001-2014 he was deputy head of clinical design and commissioning for the redevelopment of St Bartholomew’s, The Royal London & Royal London Dental Hospitals, responsible for clinical design, equipping and commissioning across all clinical areas of this £1bn scheme.

Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in radiography education, as a visiting lecturer at a number of UK universities and presenting at national and international conferences. He took up the position of Senior Tutor in Radiography in 2014 and teaches on the undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in dentistry. He also lectures in forensic radiography at Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the UK, Shrivenham.

He has a specific interest in dental & forensic imaging and forensic human identification and has authored a number of papers and book chapters on the subject. He is module lead for Dental and Maxillo Facial Radiography of the NHS E-learning for health on-line learning programme and has recently co-authored a series of articles for Dental Practice Magazine. He is co-editor of the second edition of Brogdon’s Forensic Radiography, founder editorial board member of the Journal of Forensic Radiology & Imaging and a founder board member of both the International Association of Forensic Radiographers and The International Society of Forensic Radiology & Imaging. He is also a Fitness to Practice Panel member for the UK Health Care Professions Council. 

He has been awarded the Fellowship of the College of Radiographers, The Gold Medal of the Society & College of Radiographers and a Winston Churchill Fellowship.

Dr Ashok Adams

Consultant ENT/ Neuroradiologist

BSc (Hons), MRCP, FRCR


Dr Ashok Adams trained as a radiologist at Barts Health NHS Trust during which time he was awarded the Frank Doyle Medal for the FRCR examination. He undertook the PanLondon Neuroradiology Fellowship prior to appointment as Consultant at Barts Health NHS trust. 

He has over 30 publications and a number of book chapters in the field of neuroradiology and head/neck imaging and has delivered a number of oral and poster presentations at international and national conferences.

His role as a head and neck radiologist involves performing ultrasounds to  assess for salivary gland, thyroid and parathyroid gland pathology. He undertakes US guided fine needle aspirations and core biopsy procedures as part of a tertiary centre oncology unit (over 400 procedures per year). He reports ENT imaging studies that involves a combination of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (over 3000 scans per year). He is a core member of the head and neck oncology, thyroid cancer MDTs as well as general endocrinology, skull base, neuro-ophthalmology and petrous temporal bone MDTs. 

He is the radiology lead for the salivary gland service that involves managing patients with salivary gland pathologies including minimally invasive techniques including sialoplasty and stone retrieval procedures. 

In his role as a neuroradiologist, he reports both CT and MR imaging of the neuraxis working in the BartsHealth neurosciences unit that includes a level I trauma and stroke units (over 4000 scans per year). 

In his role as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London he is involved in the teaching of both undergraduates and postgraduates. He is actively involved in original research projects as part of the Multiple Sclerosis unit within. He has also developed a range of imaging interpretation courses covering Stroke imaging, Trauma, Spinal imaging and Head/Neck radiology imaging attended by national and international delegates (

Dr Jonathan Davies

Consultant Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist



Jonathan qualified from King’s College London in 2000. He has worked in general dental practice, the community dental services and hospital dental services in South Wales and Dundee.
Jonathan undertook specialist training in Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology at Guy’s Hospital and completed an MSc in Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology at the same time. On completion of training he became a specialist in Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology. 
Jonathan has worked in the hospital dental services and as an academic in Dental Radiology, teaching and examining both undergraduate and postgraduate dental students.  
Jonathan has been a past council member and honorary secretary of the British Society of Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology, honorary lecturer for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and been a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for the Additional Dental Specialities. Jonathan is currently an examiner for the Diploma in Dental & Maxillofacial Radiology for the Royal College of Radiologists and external examiner for the University of Liverpool. 
Jonathan has an interest in digital imaging and PACS, including Cone Beam CT imaging for which he has a number of publications. 


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