Edgbaston Smile Clinic offers a wide range of cosmetic and restorative dental treatments to refresh, restore and rejuvenate your smile. Our aim is to promote oral health and achieve great aesthetic and functional results.
Our ethos is to place our clients’ needs at the centre of everything that we do and provide the highest quality of service.
We are proud and excited to partner with Kat&Co Aesthetics and base our surgery at their clinic in the Edgbaston Medical Quarter in Birmingham.
Owain qualified from Birmingham University in 1986. He spent two years working in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Shrewsbury and Liverpool before setting up in general dental practice in the West Midlands. He has a particular interest in dental implant and cosmetic dentistry.
When Owain is not working or spending time with his family he enjoys playing golf and looking after his British Blue cat Oscar!
BDS University of Birmingham 1986
DGDP (UK) 2003
GDC Registration Number 61576
Shobhna has more than 30 years of experience restoring and rejuvenating clients’ smiles using all types of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Her dental practice includes reshaping and straightening teeth, composite bonding, closing spaces and restoring worn teeth through the use of crowns, dental veneers and braces.
Shobhna has a postgraduate certificate in medical education, holds a Master of Arts in Medical Ethics and Law and is a member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Outside of dentistry Shobhna is studying The History of Art and developing her drawing skills and appreciation of good literature.
BDS University of Birmingham 1987
MFGDP (UK) 2002
GDC Registration Number 62673
Dave is a Consultant anaesthetist and intensive care specialist working in the independent healthcare sector. He embraces a portfolio career approach to work with interests in private healthcare, business development, and charitable activities.
Dave has a particular interest in conscious sedation and has set up services for dental surgeries, fertility and plastic surgery clinics. He has even written a book chapter on the technique!
Edgbaston Smile Clinic is Dave’s latest business venture and he’s excited to be partnering with Kat&Co in 2020.
He is a founding member, trustee and donor to the Empower Foundation: a charity set up to promote healthy lifestyle through squash, education and nutrition for disadvantaged children from inner city Birmingham.
Dave spends his free time cycling, enjoying the mountains and entertaining his family.
MB ChB University of Birmingham 1990
MBA University of Warwick 2017
Dr Fickert was a prize student at university. He won 3 undergraduate prizes and passed his tertiary examinations, his bachelor in dentistry in 1987, with a distinction. Since then he has continually updated himself with further training and is now a registered Specialist in Orthodontics.
Dr Fickert is a Tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons and a Vocational Trainer, training young dentists and therapists. He also sits on the Birmingham East and North PCT Commissioning panel in charge of commissioning for primary dental care in the region, and is a Dental Practice Accreditation Scheme inspector and a Tutor for Royal College of Surgeons. He is regularly called on to give talks to Vocational Dental Practitioners, Local Dental Committees and at the Royal College of Surgeons.
Dr Fickert is a member of:
In the merchant navy Dr Fickert reached the rank of Commander.
He is a patron of the Birmingham Hippodrome and sponsors a local school's football team. He supports his community by being a member of the local residents' association.
Dr Fickert supports charity by performing parachute jumps for Mencap and running marathons for charity. In February 2013, he ran the Birmingham half-marathon for Acorns.
QUALIFICATIONS AND AWARDS
Kerry has worked exclusively alongside Dr Fickert in orthodontics since 1995. Her passion for orthodontics has led her to develop her skills and achieve qualifications in, Practice Management, Customer Services & Dental Radiography. Subsequently she undertook full time training in Orthodontic Therapy at Manchester Dental School and was amongst the first in the UK to gain a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2009.
Since 2009, Kerry has worked with Dr Fickert in clinical Orthodontics carrying out bespoke orthodontic treatments. Her caring nature and passion for orthodontics helps to put patients at ease and assists them in choosing the most appropriate treatment available. Her special area of interest is the use of aesthetic orthodontic systems such as Invisalign which enables the wearer to achieve the smile they have always desired in a discreet and efficient way.