Additionally, as General Dental Council registered Dental Technicians we work closely with a number of Private Local Dentists to provide Cosmetic and Implant restorations for their patients. With this work we are very much behind the scenes, as the Dentist will carry out a full clinical assessment and with the exception of Dentures perform all of the clinical work.
Please Note: This website is intended for Dental Professionals - if you are a member of the general public and do proceed it is important you note that we are not Dentists, that this is not a comprehensive guide and that none of the information contained within this website constitutes dental advice for an individual. In the UK this information can only be provided by a suitably qualified General Dental Council Registered Dentist.
If you are a Dentist or other Dental Care Professional, then you will notice that we are committed to Continuing Professional Development and Practice Development and have something to offer for the whole Dental Team. We embrace so much more than just being a Dental Laboratory or Denture Clinic.
Anybody calling himself or herself a Dental Technician or Clinical Dental Technician in the United Kingdom must be registered with the General Dental Council, who regulate the entire dental team.
Dental Technicians and Clinical Dental Technicians working within the United Kingdom are not allowed to call themselves ‘specialists’. This is regardless of their level of qualification or experience. This is because the title of ‘specialist’ is reserved for certain Dentists who have gained appropriate qualifications in specific areas that are recognised by the General Dental Council.
Dental Technicians, Clinical Dental Technicians and other groups of Dental Care Professionals are however allowed to say that they have a ‘special interest’ in an area where they have particular knowledge and practical experience.
Adrian Rollings GDC No. 140513
Adrian has a special interest in the construction of dentures and the construction of implant borne restorations. Here’s why:
Adrian began his dental career in 1980 at the University of Birmingham Dental School in the Department of Dental Prosthetics where he qualified as a Dental Technician in 1985.
In 1986, following a nationwide practical competition organised by the British Institute of Surgical Technologists Adrian was presented with the Youles Award at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. This was for the construction of upper and lower metal based dentures to a strict prescription.
Adrian gained his Higher National Certificate in Dental Technology in 1987.
In 1995 he was awarded Fellowship of the British Institute of Surgical Technologists following the publication of his first peer-reviewed article on a dental subject.
In 2009 following the submission of a twenty-thousand-word thesis related to Dental Implants Adrian gained Membership by qualification of the City and Guilds of London Institute. A qualification that has equivalence to a United Kingdom University Masters Degree. City and Guilds further honoured this work with a Medal for Excellence in 2010.
In 2013 Adrian returned to his Dental Prosthetics roots and gained a Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology at the University of Central Lancashire, passing with Distinction. This enables him to make full dentures directly to the public without the need to see a dentist and partial dentures to the prescription of a UK registered dentist.
Over the years Adrian has lectured on the subject of dental technology across the UK and as far as Iceland.
Away from dentistry Adrian gained a Master of Business Administration degree at Birmingham City Business School. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Jacquelyn Rollings GDC No. 140526
Jacquelyn gained her Higher National Certificate in Dental Technology whilst working alongside Adrian at Birmingham University Dental School. This followed her initial Dental Technician training at South Glamorgan Institute of Further Education.
Jacquelyn cofounded A J Rollings Dental Laboratories, the precursor to A & J Rollings Dental Studio with Adrian in 1991. This marked an exciting time as innovations such as cosmetic veneers and dental implants were becoming increasingly popular.
Jacquelyn’s special interest lies in the science and art of Dental Ceramics. She has travelled the world as far afield as Nagoya in Japan where she became fully accredited as an instructor for Noritake Dental Ceramic materials.
Most recently Jacquelyn has had her work featured in the text book Essentials of Esthetic Dentistry, Minimally Invasive Techniques*
Jacquelyn receiving her Noritake instructors certificates in Nagoya, Japan.
*Mackenzie L., 2015. Minimally Invasive replacement of missing teeth In: A Banjereee, ed. 2015. Esthetic Dentistry, Minimally Invasive Techniques. Elsevier: Chapter 8 & 9.