Vanita Brookes

Mrs BrookesJob Title: Consultant Special Care Dentistry

Department: Special Care Dentistry

Telephone Number: 01257 245664

Primary Dental Qualification: Bachelor Dental Surgery

Other Qualifications: MSc FDSRCS(Ed) FDSRCS(Eng) MSNDRCS(Ed) DDPHRCS (Eng)

Year of Registration: 1984

GDC number: 59582

Career History: Qualified from the University of Liverpool, (1984). House Officer posts at Liverpool Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool Children Hospital Alder Hey. Senior Dental Officer Special Care Dentistry in Chorley and Preston. Awarded Fellowship in Dental Surgery and Diploma in Dental Public Health. Appointed Director of Dental Services for South Lancashire (1992). Completed an MSc at the University of Manchester (1998). Strong interest in education. Appointed postgraduate dental tutor for South Lancashire (1995). Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire (2003). Consultant in Special Care Dentistry for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2007-present). National Advisor and Member of the Specialist Advisory Panel to the Dean Royal College of Surgeon England. Member of the SAC in Special Care Dentistry and Chair of Examiners for the Diploma in Special Care Dentistry RCS, England

Specialist Areas: Special care dentistry including dental care for patients with learning disabilities, complex medical problems or acute dental anxiety; paediatric dentistry including dental care for patients with disability and impairment, dental extractions under sedation or general anaesthesia, oral for children with complex medical problems or learning disabilities; member of the North of England Cleft Lip and Palate Multi Disciplinary Team

Specialist Interests: Oral care for patients adults and children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour; complex medical problems and the older person

Research Interests: Oral health of patients with renal disease

Clinics: Dental Clinic

Language Spoken: English

Awards and Prizes:

Winner of Cartwright Prize Royal of College of Surgeons of England (2003)
BDA Good Practice Award for Westbank Dental Practice (2004-2007)
2nd Prize Clinical Governance Award West Lancashire Primary Care Trust- An Outreach Dental Assessment Programme at a Needle Exchange Drop in Centre (2005)
Winner Special Governors Award Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (2009)
Winner of the Dentsply Best Case Report Prize for the Journal of Disability and Oral Health (2009)
Shortlisted for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Quality Award (2010)