President and CEO at Implant Training Institute ITI
Newcastle Dental School
Professorship Stewart Harding graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1982 and is currently a Professor at BPP University and Dean of The City of London Dental School. Since qualifying he has held various full and part-time hospital appointments and introduced osseointegrated implants into his restorative and orthodontic practice in 1985 since which he has successfully placed and restored thousands of implants. He pioneered post-graduate education for general practitioners wishing to attain recognized training in the area of implant dentistry and was instrumental in designing and instigating several postgraduate degree programmers in the field. Stewart began delivering implant training programmes in 1992 since which time he has helped many dentists towards their ultimate goal of introducing implants to their practices. This lead to the development of Masters programmes in 2003 with the University of Warwick, culminating in the recognition of the MSc in Implant Dentistry by the General Dental Council as an additional professional qualification. In 2010 Stewart founded the City of London Dental school and formed a collaboration in 2011 with BPP University to deliver high-quality postgraduate dental education. He wrote 6 MClinDent degree courses covering all the main dental specialties, that were approved by the University in 2012. These courses have recruited over 150 post students making it the largest and most successful programme of its kind in the UK. The school offers various levels of postgraduate education from CPD to degree level. He has also helped to set up similar postgraduate programmes in Singapore, Dubai, Sudan and Ghana with plans to expand into India and Pakistan. The City of London Dental School was licensed as a Higher Education Institution (Licence number: 2015-016) by The National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE). The European wide license means that The City of London Dental School is able to award undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in its own right without University oversight. School is looking to launch its undergraduate dental programme in 2018. Established in 1990 the Osteo-Ti dental implant system is the largest independently owned British dental implant system. The system continues to evolve and the company is collaborating with several manufacturers to develop digitally driven prosthetic protocols. He is involved in several research projects into the response of bone to substitute bone materials and authored numerous articles on the subject of implantology, lecturing extensively in Europe, West Indies, India, and Middle and the Far East. Stewart is the developer and inventor of a dental implant system, the most widely used British implant in the UK and has patented several implant applications.