Dr S Ahiaku
BDS (Honours), MFDS RCPS Glasg, MClinDent Prosthodonics (Distinction), AKC.
I am a British born Ghanaian and I live in my Liverpool with my husband, and I come from a long line of medical professionals, with both my parents and my brother working as medical doctors in the NHS. Merseyside has been my home for the last 15 years and I have deep roots here, but before Liverpool, I lived in North Wales for 8 years, and before that I lived on the South Coast of the UK. Having grown up amongst a diversity of people has given me the skill of communicating and interact with a wide array of people - which has proved invaluable in my career in dentistry.
I believe that everyone has a story to tell. Our story not only speaks about who we are but also about who we are not. I also believe that our stories have a large impact on our health and the decisions we continue to make. As a clinician, I want to know as much of your story as you are happy to share and I want to help you face the next chapter of your story in confidence and with good health.
My Journey in Dentistry.
I graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2013 with Honours, and spent the next few years doing an array of jobs in primary, secondary and tertiary care. While I had originally planned to stay in hospital and train to become a Restorative Consultant, I feel in love with providing a high level of care to patients in general practice, and being there over time. This led me to do a Masters in Clinical Dentistry at King's College London, which I completed in 2023 with Distinction. The aim of this qualification was to give me the skills and competence to provide hospital level complex care in a primary care setting. Working in primary care gives we the opportunity to utilise all the other skills and experiences I have picked up along the way, so although I have extended skills in Prosthodontics, I have skilled up in all areas of dentistry to make sure I can do as much as possible for you in general practice.
It doesn't take long to find out I love food, music and friends. In my spare time you will find me doing any mix of these things, or spending time with my Church family. On a good week, you may even catch me performing on my piano.
Qualifications & Experience
BDS Honours graduate of the University of Liverpool 2013
MClinDent in Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics with Distinction at Kings College London (2023)
Associate of Kings College London (2023)
Member of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow 2016
SAAD Conscious Sedation Qualified 2016
Maxillofacial Surgery Experience from Aintree & Arrowe Park Hospitals
C-Fast & SmileTru Orthodontics Provider
Awards & Appointments
Vice-President for the Ghanaian Doctors & Dentists Association UK (2019 - 2022)
Long-standing Service Award from GDDA-UK 2017
Communications Officer for the Ghanaian Doctors & Dentists Association UK (2014 - 2019)
Gilmour Prize for Oral Health, University of Liverpool 2012
Scholarship Prize for Restorative Case Reports, University of Liverpool, 2013
Distinction in Oral Health, University of Liverpool 2013
Distinction in Restorative Dentistry, University of Liverpool, 2013
Best Overall Audit Prize, Liverpool Dental Hospital, 2015