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Barry is based in the West Midlands and is the owner of a crown/bridge and implant laboratory. Since taking over the laboratory 25 years ago Barry has introduced implants and digital technology into their portfolio of services.

He qualified as a Technician some 35 years ago and in 2015 completed an MSc in Dental Technology at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

As well as being the DTA President, Barry is a member of the Editorial Panel.

When not at the bench he enjoys playing golf and motorcycling in the UK and Europe.


Deputy President 

Delroy is based in London where he runs a private dental laboratory. He gained his City and Guilds Final and Advanced BTEC at South London College in 1983 and 1986 respectively. Delroy has been in dental technology for around 40 years, it all started in Jamaica where he worked in a men's store below a dental practice with a lab on it's premise, on his lunch breaks he would go up to the lab out of interest and observe the technicians at work, and occasionally was asked to assist. A year and a half later, the dental technician told Delroy he was leaving and had chose him to be his successor.

Delroy is the current Deputy President of DTA and has held office as DTA President from 2018 - 2020.



Tony is based in the East Midlands. He is now a self-employed business consultant having spent much of his career in the education sector providing and developing dental technology qualifications. He qualified in Nottingham and has City & Guilds Intermediate, Final and Advanced certificate, a Degree in Business studies and other qualifications e.g. QA assurance.

He has worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors in a variety of roles and has previously held positions as: Faculty Director of Health Sciences, Trustee to two charities, a management role in a voluntary organisation; Quality Reviewer for Pearson PLC; FtP panel member and currently provides various business development support in the private sector.

Tony was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours in recognition of his services to Dental Technology.

As well as being the DTA Treasurer, he is the political portfolio holder for the Association and a member of the Editorial Panel.


Council Member

Gregg began work as a trainee dental technician not long after leaving school, studying for a BTEC qualification on a day release basis. Following qualification in 2000 he continued work as a crown and bridge gold/metal worker before spending a short time on the south coast of Spain. Upon returning to the UK he worked as a technician/assistant manager.

After spending 19 years working in commercial laboratories he took up a post as Technical Team Leader at Manchester Metropolitan University where he managed a small team of technicians supporting student, academic and research activities as well as the day to day running of the teaching laboratories.

Gregg now works for WHW where he supports customers with digital dental solutions.

Rebecca Kinahan


Council Member

Robert is a qualified dental technician and clinical dental technician, based in Scotland where he is a director of New Life Teeth, Scottish Denture Clinic. He has a wealth of experience in the profession having 20 years' experience as a dental technician and 10 years as a clinical dental technician.


Council Member

Joanne is originally from Manchester and has been a prosthetics technician for 30 years. She has been a member of the DTA since she was a student.

She studied at Manchester Metropolitan University while working part time in labs in Manchester and Oldham and then qualified in 1995 with a BTEC National Diploma.

Joanne moved to Belfast in 1996 and has been at her current Lab since 2007 working on Prosthetics including Valplast flexible dentures. Currently concentrating on hybrid implant bars and implant retained overdentures and has recently started visiting surgeries for the All on 4 denture to bridge conversions.

Rebecca Kinahan


Council Member

Atiq is a qualified and registered dental technician. Based in Yorkshire, Atiq has a range of qualifications including an MSc in Dental Technology and a BTEC National Diploma. He has also undertaken training in management and IT.

Currently Atiq is working in an orthodontic laboratory where he is heavily involved in using the latest 3D technology.


Council Member

David began working as a dental technician when he left school in 1999 and then, after a short spell in the Royal Navy, he returned back to the dental world in 2005 and began his dental qualification through Telford College, Edinburgh.

After progressing to manage the chrome cobalt department at T. A. Gardner's Dental Laboratory, He now manages a digitally focused in-house lab at Newlifeteeth Dental Clinic, Belfast. In which they specialise in "All on X" implant restorations and for the past 3 years David has had the pleasure of working with the cutting edge of dental equipment and technology.

He is looking forward to contributing to the DTA as a council member and promoting the organisation across Northern Ireland and beyond.


Council Member

Dominika qualified as a dental technician in Poland 2011, then studied for a BSc in Promotion of Health. After moving to the UK Dominika began working as a dental technician in Phoenix Dental Casting, specialising in removable prosthetics.

Early 2020 Dominika opened her own dental laboratory, Dentika Solutions in Bristol. Shortly after looking to expend her business acquired Clifton Dental Ceramics, with a vision to enhance the dental technician profession and and build a stronger more recognisable brand within industry.


Council Members

David Etchells has been a dental technician since 1986 gaining a Btech in Dental Technology in 1991 from Manchester Polytechnic. He has worked at Heybridge Orthodontic Lab all his working life. David took over the lab in 2019.


Student Representative 

Irina is based in South-East London. She is a first-year student at the Lambeth College (L3 BTEC Extended Diploma Dental Technology). Soon after the commencement of this course Irina started her training within a dental laboratory.

She is looking forward to being a part of the "dental technology world" and being the voice of Dental Technology Students.


Ops Co-ordinator

Rebecca and her team at Ciriaco have been delivering membership support and office management to the DTA since 2019. Through her business, Rebecca offers business support and event management to clients across various sectors.

Rebecca has a BA Honours Degree in Business Management and Event Management from the University of Gloucestershire. After finishing university and before settling into a career, Rebecca took time out to see the world and spent time working in Australia and travelling around New Zealand, Asia & Malaysia but is now very settled in Cheltenham.

Rebecca has enjoyed a varied career in event management within a number of industries including charity, public, performance marketing, hospitality and now is being introduced to the dental profession. Most recently, Rebecca was Head of Events at WellChild - charity for sick children and has been responsible for organising a wide range of events from board meetings to industry wide global conferences; sporting tournaments to music, arts, food and drinks festivals; and intimate networking receptions to high profile award ceremonies for 1000 guests in a number of prestigious venues including Buckingham Palace, The Dorchester, Grosvenor House, BAFTA and The Magic Circle HQ.


TT/Articulate Editor

Derek has been owner and editor of online dental magazine since 2015, before which he edited both Dental Practice journal and The Dental Technician. He has worked as a journalist and editorial contributor to a number of titles over the last few decades, including, more recently, a regular column for The Technologist.

He believes that getting the message right and presenting it in a clear and elegant way is at the heart of all good copywriting, and is thrilled to be working with the DTA; an association for which he has had great respect since first joining the The Dental Technician editorial team back in 2006.

Derek is also a published novelist and an illustrator.


Editorial Assistant

Keith is currently the programme leader at Manchester Metropolitan University for the joint MSc Clinical Science- Reconstructive Science course with Kings College London, a course which is part of the NHS Scientist Training Programmes. He is also a visiting Senior Lecturer at King's College London (Guy's Campus) for the Academic Centre of Reconstructive Science.

He previously studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology specialising in prosthetics and maxillofacial units, graduating in 1999. After completion of his degree, he undertook his PhD examining the accumulation of elastic and plastic strains in cortical bone and the implication to implant loosening, at Cranfield University. He then worked on a collaborative project at the University of Reading with the University of to urs (France), University of Twente (Netherlands), and ForschungszentrumJuelich (Germany) as a post-doctoral researcher.

In 2004, he returned to Manchester Metropolitan University initially as a research fellow and then onwards to senior lecturer. His research interests are within musculoskeletal health, bone, and facial trauma specifically mouthguard protection. He has authored and co-authored over 40 peer reviewed journal papers, as well as presenting at a large number of national and international conferences. He has supervised a number of PhD students and currently has a number working within craniofacial science, dental materials and musculoskeletal research. Keith also reviews for international journals specifically for the European Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Dental Traumatology, and Journal of Dental Materials Research.

DTA President

Management Team