Dr Jo Omar
We are privileged to have the services of Dr Joe Omar at our clinic. He is one of the most highly experienced and respected dental anaesthetists in the country and has worked with us for over 10 years, performing most of our Intra Venous sedation work. He is constantly in demand to give lectures and works with the most prestigious dentists in the West End. Dr Banerji works on a regular basis with Joe for all for nervous patients and those requiring extensive dental procedures. A luminary in his field, Dr Omar lectures all over the world and teaches at the Eastman dental clinic.
Joe Omar spent his early years in South Africa before his family came to the UK. He qualified as a doctor from Cairo University in 1976 and returned to the UK to pursue a career in Anaesthesia. He left the NHS in 1984 to establish a private practice in Dental Anaesthesia/Sedation for dental patients. Joe is especially keen to help patients who are nervous, anxious, frightened, or who have had bad experiences in the dentist’s chair. He is also able to help those who have a strong gag or retch reflex, for which he is able to use sedation as well as acupuncture.
Joe is a Clinical Lecturer and Examiner in Sedation at the Eastman Dental Institute, CPD, UCL. He is strongly of the opinion that safe sedation stems from developing great skills, improving one’s knowledge, accumulating experience, and last but not least, continuing education and keeping up to date.
MB BCh 1975 Cairo
GDC Number: 2955173
He has lectured on Sedation and on Medical Emergencies for the past 20 years to audiences in the UK as well as many parts of the world, including Canada, South Africa and the Seychelles. He is well known for his unique delivery and a sound understanding of the subject.
Joe served on the ‘Standing Committee for Sedation in Dentistry’ convened by the Royal Colleges of Surgeons and Anaesthetists from 2007-2010 and is Council member of the Association of Dental Anaesthetists (ADA).
Joe is married to Lynne and has four daughters, and is a very keen Squash and Racquetball player.