Professional background

Kushal is a Consultant and Honorary Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital and a specialist in Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

He qualified as a dentist from the University of Bristol in 2005. He was appointed as a consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital in 2014. He has a particularly keen interest in treatment planning of the failing dentition, managing complex restorative and implant cases and in dental implant surgery.

Since graduating, Kushal has won over 13 national and international awards for his commitment to dentistry. He was the Chair of the Young Practitioners Group for British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) between 2014-2018 and has held various positions within national dental societies including the British Society of Periodontology (BSP), British Society of Prosthodontics (BSSPD) and Specialist Registrar in Restorative Dentistry Group (SRRDG).

He has organised various national and international study days and conferences, as well as being actively engaged in lecturing, teaching and research. He has published in over 20 peer-reviewed journals.

In 2017, Kushal co-founded the Advanced Centre Of Excellence (ACE) to teach and provide post graduate dental education to dentists. In his spare time, he has a passion for music, plays various musical instruments and enjoys travelling.

Research interests


Treatment planning complex restorative cases including hypodontia and trauma

Dental implants in the aesthetic sites

Languages spoken



Amelogenesis imperfecta: an introduction.
Gadhia K, McDonald S, Arkutu N, Malik K.Br Dent J. 2012 Apr 27;212(8):377-9. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.314.PMID: 22538897 Review.
Amelogenesis imperfecta: the orthodontic perspective.
Arkutu N, Gadhia K, McDonald S, Malik K, Currie L.Br Dent J. 2012 May 25;212(10):485-9. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.415.PMID: 22627225
Managing the paediatric patient with amelogenesis imperfecta.
McDonald S, Arkutu N, Malik K, Gadhia K, McKaig S.Br Dent J. 2012 May 11;212(9):425-8. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.366.PMID: 22576498
Facial aesthetics: is botulinum toxin treatment effective and safe? A systematic review of randomised controlled trials.
Gadhia K, Walmsley AD.Br Dent J. 2009 Sep 12;207(5):E9; discussion 216-7. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2009.813.PMID: 19749689 Review.
Management of periodontal disease in general dental practice.
Gadhia K, Karir N, Milward M.Dent Update. 2010 Jun;37(5):310-2, 314-6, 319-20. doi: 10.12968/denu.2010.37.5.310.PMID: 20669710

The interdisciplinary management of patients with amelogenesis imperfecta - restorative dentistry.
Malik K, Gadhia K, Arkutu N, McDonald S, Blair F.Br Dent J. 2012 Jun 8;212(11):537-42. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.469.PMID: 22677841

Multiple radio-opacities in an OPG: a case report of cavernous haemangioma of temporalis muscle with multiple phleboliths.
Gadhia K, Bunyan R, Chan CH.Dent Update. 2011 Dec;38(10):711-3. doi: 10.12968/denu.2011.38.10.711.PMID: 22408893

Traumatic pseudolipoma: herniation of buccal fat pad, a report of two cases.
Gadhia K, Rehman K, Williams RW, Sharp I.Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Jun;38(6):694-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2008.12.017.PMID: 19179045
Development of a stain shade guide to aid the measurement of extrinsic dental stain.
Gadhia K, Shah R, Swaminathan D, Wetton S, Moran J.Int J Dent Hyg. 2006 May;4(2):98-103. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-5037.2006.00179.x.PMID: 16637912
The therapeutic use of botulinum toxin in cervical and maxillofacial conditions.
Gadhia K, Walmsley D.Evid Based Dent. 2009;10(2):53. doi: 10.1038/sj.ebd.6400654.PMID: 19561583