Meet the Team

Professor Brian Franks

BrianBDS (U. Lond), LDS RCS (ENG), MFGDP (UK), FPFA, ACIArb, MEWI
Brian is a Visiting Professor, City of London Dental School for the MSC Programmes, University of Bolton. He was formerly the Clinical Lead and Senior Lecturer on the MSc in Facial Aesthetics at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Central Lancashire.

He works as a Facial/Medical Aesthetics Practitioner in Central London and is Principal of the Level 7 Accredited Dr Brian Franks Facial/Medical Aesthetics Non-Surgical Interventions Training in Association with Wynyard Aesthetics Academy.

Brian was a member of Health Education England, Cosmetic Non-surgical Interventions Expert Reference Group (ERG) regarding the provision and training for aesthetic non-surgical interventions.

He is currently a member of the Medical Board of CCR (Clinical Cosmetic & Reconstructive) Expo.

He has worked as a Medico-Legal Expert since 2000 and is a member of the Expert Witness Institute.

Brian was the former Clinical Director, Dentistry for Bupa for over 14 years (2000 to 2014).

He is a Bachelor of Dental Surgery of the University of London, a Licenciate of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, has a post-graduate Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice of The Royal College of Surgeons (UK) and is a Fellow of The Pierre Fauchard Academy (“Fellowship of this distinguished Honour Academy is by invitation only and is limited to ethical dentists who have made a significant contribution to the profession and the community”). He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

He is an associate of the General Dental Council being a panel member of the General Dental Council Private Patients’ Complaints Service.

He is a member of The City of London Dental School (CoLDS) Research Ethics and Review Committee (CREC). CREC is an overarching Committee of the School affiliated to the University of Bolton (UoB) for a consideration of ethical issues arising from research that involves human participants, personal data-information, clinical records, laboratory-based research including animal experimentations.

Brian is an experienced International presenter/lecturer and teacher on the cosmetics/aesthetics and dental circuits and has written numerous articles over the years for medical aesthetic and dental publications.

 

 

Valerie Rokov

ValCourse Director

With 30 years’ experience in the field of Event Organisation and Team Management, spanning a wide variety of industries, from training to hospitality, you can expect to be in the most contact with Val, from your initial contact with Dr Brian Franks Training, up to and beyond your training.

Whilst Val’s background is non-clinical, as the co-ordinator and manager of the training courses, she is present at all of the training modules. She works very closely with Brian on a day to day basis, in all aspect of his work including Expert Witness and the MSc Programme. As a result, she aims to ensure delegates are well informed and equipped to choose the most appropriate modules for them and their business and provide support that will help them to thrive in their new venture.

 

 

Helen Gordon

HelenManaging Partner Wynyard Aesthetics

Helen is the Managing Partner of The Wynyard Aesthetics Academy LLP, with a 30 year career in the education, training and professional development field working closely with the government and local authorities. The education framework developed by Helen for The Wynyard Aesthetics Academy LLP has brought together a range of educated, qualified and experienced practitioners from across the sectors of aesthetics, dentistry, medicine, laser technology and beauty to develop a robust modular programme of accredited professional development.

Helen is also the Director of Curriculum and Admissions for the City of London Dental School, where she has developed, in partnership, a new University validated degree programmes the MSc (Clin) Specialist Practice of Aesthetic Non-Surgical Interventions.

 

 

Dr Mona Attarpour

MonaBDS

Aesthetic Non-Surgical Interventions Tutor

Mona is one of the Tutor’s for Dr Brian Franks Training based in the North East of the country. She graduated in Dentistry at Newcastle University in 2012 and has worked with aesthetics since then. Following a stint in Australia, returned to the North East in 2014. Mona has attended extensive training courses in Facial Aesthetics, youth rejuvenation and anti-ageing, by world renowned aestheticians. Her dentistry training provides an in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the face and the relationship between component parts in the overall aesthetic appearance. She is currently doing a Masters degree in Clinical Aesthetic Non-surgical Intervention

 

 

Dr Rania Savvidi

RaniaDDS, Dental Sedation and Pain Management PG Cert, PGA ANSI

Aesthetic Non-Surgical Interventions Tutor

Rania is one of the Tutor’s for Dr Brian Franks Training based in Scotland. After graduating from the Dental School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Rania worked for 5 years in Athens before moving to Scotland in 2011.

Passionate about continuous learning, Rania qualified in Facial Aesthetics treatments in 2012 and in 2017 she obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Sedation and Pain Management from Eastman Dental Institute, UCL. In September 2020, Rania is commencing a Hypnotherapy course, in order to achieve a different approach to helping her patients and she is currently doing a Masters degree in Clinical Aesthetic Non-surgical Interventions.

 

 

Pam Cushing

PamRN RM MSc NIP PGDAM

Specialist Skin Rejuvenation Tutor and MSc Programme Module Leader

Pam is an Independent Prescriber with over 30 years’ experience in the NHS, gained an MSc with commendation and graduated with merit in a postgraduate diploma in Aesthetics Medicine in 2004; since then she has been advancing the practice of facial aesthetics as a highly experienced and skilled practitioner. Pam specialises in the use of medical grade acids in the management of common skin disorders.

Alongside her role as Vice President of the Society of Mesotherapy and member of the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses, Pam runs a successful private aesthetic clinic in the East of England. In 2014 Pam was introduced to the cutting edge science that forms the unique benefit behind pHformula and she established Aspire & Co limited as a skin academy, becoming the exclusive distributor of the pHformula brand in the UK.

 

 

Kerry Smith

NMC, RCN
Specialist Cannula Tutor

Kerry is a Registered Nurse since 1983 and has been running her own Aesthetic clinic in Horsham, West Sussex since 2009. She specialises in latest and advanced non-surgical aesthetic treatments including Dermal fillers, Wrinkle treatments, Dermapen, various Skin Peels, Plasma treatments including non-surgical Blepharoplasty.

Kerry believes strongly in offering a natural enhancement that helps patients look refreshed and feel their best, without the over filled, unnatural or puffy look. She also offers personal anti-aging plans that help my patients to achieve healthy skin both on the inside and on the outside that compliments the in-clinic treatments she provides.

Since 2017, Kerry has been the Specialist Cannula Masterclass Tutor with Dr Brian Franks Training where she works work 1 to 1 with each delegate until they feel comfortable and confident to go back to their own Clinic and use this advanced technique

 

 

Dr. Fab Equizi

FabMB. ChB, PGDip NSFA
Specialist Advanced Injectables Tutor and MSc Programme Module Leader