Born and educated in Syria, joined the Eastman Dental Hospital in 1973 and completed the Eastman’s Master’s Degree in Conservative Dentistry in 1974. He remained member of the teaching staff to date. Dr Elias is on the GDC specialist list in prosthodontics and Endodontics and still active practicing private and NHS dentistry.
Kanaan has vast experience in the management of patients requiring advanced dental treatment in a multidisciplinary approach for cases requiring restorative, periodontics, orthodontics, paedodontics, oral medicine, dental implants and special needs intervention, and for compromised patients requiring general anaesthesia. His main teaching activity is in the “cutting mechanism of hard dental tissues”., he has publications in this field and contributed to the reference book “General Dental Treatment”.
He spent several years as research fellow at the institute of Dental Surgery and the Bioengineering Department at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. Has also lectured and supervised research projects nationally and internationally, and still active in this field. Previously a GDC licensing examiner and member of the British Standard Institution BSI on dental instruments and equipment. Member of almost all dental associations in the UK and several abroad.