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Dr Mervyn Druian
BDS (Rand) DGDP (RCS) GDC no 43452
Dr Mervyn Druian qualified in 1975 from the University of the Witswatersrand. Mervyn is one of the founders of The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry and has over 35 years’ experience in cosmetic and general dentistry. As the first UK dentist to introduce the practice of porcelain veneers, Mervyn made one of the greatest contributions to UK cosmetic dentistry
Mervyn was the principle dentist on the televised Extreme Makeovers UK, and has been a key opinion leader for the press and media throughout his career – continuing to have features in national and international press. Working with professors in dentistry Mervyn set up the UK’s first London Fresh Breath Centre in 1990. In 2016, Mervyn became a Fellow of the American Society of Dental Aesthetics and is the only English dentist to be granted this prestigious fellowship.
Although Mervyn holds many accolades and achievements, being dubbed the “leader of the cosmetic revolution” by Dentistry.co.uk, he still believes his biggest accomplishments are one two levels; “Most of my patients are still with me, as are my team members, and it is genuinely a pleasure seeing my work holding up 25 years later.”
Mervyn’s cosmetic and aesthetic work has become internationally renowned and he frequently lectures and teaches dentists around the world. The man behind many famous and beautiful smiles, Dr Mervyn Druian was the first UK dentist to complete the Aesthetic Advantage Programme at the Advanced level with Dr. Larry Rosenthal in New York. He was then instrumental in launching it with Dr Rosenthal in the UK, running courses for dentists in Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry. Mervyn quickly became the UK arm of an elite team of instructors.
Introducing teeth whitening systems to UK
Dr Mervyn Druian brought the first in-surgery teeth whitening system to UK (Kreative Lite) from the US in 1991. His progressive endeavours allowed him to become Founder of and past chairman of the British Dental Bleaching Society.
He was also instrumental in working with the British Government in allowing teeth whitening to become part of legislation so that dentists can offer it as a cosmetic option for treatment of discoloured teeth. As a result of his expertise, he became advisory to the Government.
Britain’s First Fresh Breath Centre
Working with Professors in dentistry in Phoenix Arizona, Dr. Mervyn Druian set up the UK’s first London Cosmetic Fresh Breath Centre in 1990.
Dr. Druian’s keen interest to eliminate the causes of gum disease and tooth decay instigated the development of a concept that was unique in its approach to deal with the much needed yet much evaded the issue of bad breath.
Other Accolades & Presidencies
In 2016, Mervyn became a Fellow of the American Society of Dental Aesthetics and is the only English dentist to be granted this prestigious Fellowship. Mervyn became part of a group of dentists dedicated to dental excellence and the very highest standards of patient care.
Dr. Mervyn Druian is also the Honoured International President of the Alpha Omega Dental Society.
He is only the second European member to receive this accolade in the society’s 110-year history and was awarded in recognition for his service as chairman of the London Chapter and his lifelong commitment to promoting the tenets of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity.
Dr. Druian has been Past President of the metropolitan branch of British Dental Association (BDA).
As a consequence, Dr. Druian has been a facilitator of any changes in dentistry including dental legislation. “I wanted my practice to be right in the forefront of positive change”, Dr. Druian explains.
As an Honorary Spokesperson for the BDA he is regularly consulted by both the BDA and media to liaise between the two thus ensuring the correct information is engaged.
As well as his commitment to the field of dentistry Dr. Druian has also worked with as much tenacity in his philanthropic work.
He is Treasurer of the Dental Wellness Trust. This charity helps to provide dental education to children of the third world and Mervyn has been an integral part of it since its induction.
Previous Television Work:
X Factor, Extreme Makeover UK, Britains Next Top Model, SKY News, Celebrity Slimming (Discovery Channel), Silicon Chicks (Living), Channel 4 News, GMTV and Victoria Derbyshire BBC2.