Dr. Bashir Kassam is a General Dental Practitioner with over 40 years of experience.
Currently he splits his time between Private Dental Practice and Expert Witness Medico-legal work.
Private Dental Practice Dr. Kassam provides a comprehensive range of treatment including restorative & cosmetic dentistry, root treatments,implants, and sedation.
Independent Expert Witness Dr Kassam offers the services of an Independent Expert Witness in dental matters. His work includes clinical assessments, reports and attendance at courts and hearings. He has been receiving instructions from solicitors since 2004 in dento-legal matters. He has been awarded the Expert Witness Certificate from Cardiff University Law School.
His combined experience in clinical matters (particularly related to general dental practice), teaching, and dentolegal matters allows him to provide independent, objective and impartial opinions based on current good practice in dentistry. He receives instructions from both claimant and defendant solicitors. His claimant:defendant ratio is 65:35. His field of expertise is any treatment related to general dental practice, restorative dentistry (crowns, bridges, fillings, root treatments, gum disease), dental implants, cosmetic dentistry,sedation. He provides reports for cases involving personal injury (involving damage to the face and teeth through accidents), Dr. Kassam is fully conversant with the duty of experts as laid down in the Civil Procedure Rules Part 35 and with court protocol.
Dr Kassam has been providing Medico-Legal reports for personal injury cases since 2004. He accepts instructions for both the claimants and defendants’ lawyers. He has completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Expert Witness Civil Certificate (2021) and has undertaken the following Bond Solon expert witness training courses:
• Civil or Family or Criminal Law and Procedure (2021)
• Excellence in Report Writing (2019)
• Courtroom Skills (2020)
• Cross-Examination Day (2020).
He regularly attends courses and conferences to update his knowledge in all aspects of dental and medico-legal work. Dr Kassam is fluent in written and spoken Gujerati and in spoken Urdu and Hindi.
In order to discuss a potential case, in the first instance please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate of University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, BDS 1976, Diploma in Conscious Dental Sedation, University of Newcastle School of Medicine and Dentistry,1997, Diploma in Post Graduate Dental Studies, University of Bristol 2002, Diploma in Implant Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2014.
Full General Dental Council Registration (Number 49793), British Dental Association, College of General Dentistry, Association of Dental Implants (UK), Dental Professionals Association (UK), International Team for Implantology, Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD), European Association for Osseointegration. (EAO), British Association for Private Dentistry, IndepenDent Practice Owners UK, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.