About Us

Dentist BAS Antarctic- Weddell Sea

Mr Burjor Langdana

WED Founder. Wilderness and Expedition Dentistry Tutor  (UK)

Burjor is one of the past consultant dentists for the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit and faculty member at World Extreme Medicine( Expedition & Wilderness Medicine).   He is also the resident expedition dentist for AdventureMedic . Burj has years of experience in wilderness dentistry. He is a tutor for

He gained this interest while running numerous dental camps in remote parts of India (where he did his Masters in Oral Surgery) and while working in the Sultanate of Oman. He gained further experience through supporting 4 seasons in the Antarctic, working as a VSO dentist in Malawi and with Mobile Surgical Services in New Zealand.

He has published numerous articles about this subject in AdventureMedic, and the dental section of the competency guides for remote health care practitioners and expedition medicine. He is also the contributing author and editor for the dental chapter in the new Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine. In addition, he has lectured extensively on this subject and supported many expedition medics with phone and email advice.

His main passion these days is to train medics in the dark art of Expedition Dentistry through intensive but interesting hands on workshops.

Dr Mathew Edwards

Contributor numerous WED articles

Mat is an Expedition & Wilderness Medic and a past doctor with London’s Air Ambulance. He has also worked in Africa with AMREF Health Africa, where his missions took him to Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Chad, Zanzibar, Madagascar, South Africa all over Kenya.

Professional profile:Matt has spent a significant amount of time on the ice, through working as a medical officer for the British Antarctic Survey research facility on the Antarctic Peninsula of Rothera.

A keen educator, Matt has been involved in teaching and lecturing on behalf of EWM and London’s Air Ambulance, for whom he recently took up the mantle of Education fellow at the Institute of Pre-Hospital Care. Matt has contributed to numerous wilderness dentistry articles in AdventureMedic. 

Col Robert Harrington Wilderness Dentistry Tutor

COL Robert D Harrington

Contributor/ Consultant WED. Wilderness Dentistry Tutor (USA)  

Secretary,  SOMA (Special Operations Medical Association), Worlds largest medical organization devoted to Special Operations Medicine. 2003-2009 
Speakers Committee Chairman, SOMA, 2005-2011
 President, SOMA 2009-2012. First reservist and first dentist ever elected to position.
Web site, WWW.SOMAONLINE.ORG

Professional profile:  MILITARY BACKGROUND-Colonel, Group Dentist, 19th Special Forces Group. National Guard unit based in Utah. MILITARY AWARDS-Airborne Tab, Bronze Star, Iraq – 2006, Bronze Star, Afghanistan- 2009, Combat Medic Badge, Afghanistan-2004, Joint Service Commendation Medal-Afghanistan 2004, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defence Service Medal, Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon COMBAT DEPLOYMENTS- Combat Deployment, 3rd Special Forces Group. 2004 Afghanistan, 6 months. Combat Deployment, 5th and 10th Special Forces Group, 2006 Iraq, 6 months. Combat. Deployment, 3rd and 7th Special Forces Group. 2009. Afghanistan. 7 months

Mark Hannaford

Patron 

Mark is the founding director of World Extreme Medicine and Across the Divide Expeditions and a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Arts, Mark has been involved with expeditions for over 30 years and has led and organised expeditions to all of the world’s continents, both in desert  and marine environments but also in both polar regions, at altitude and in the world’s most remote corners.  Mark is also an award winning photographer with images  published in the Sunday Times, Telegraph, Rough Guides and National Geographic.

Mark is the founding director of the World Extreme Medicine Conference a platform for inspiring medical minds to meet, share experiences and promote cross-disciplinary working. The gathering is dedicated to sharing and spreading best practice for the world’s medical professionals, willing to risk themselves to help others. The conference stimulates new thinking, extends professional relationships and shares new and more effective approaches to medical practice in challenging environments.   The World Extreme Medicine Conference is organised as ‘Not for Profit’ activity by WEM.

He also founded, in a cooperation with University of Exeter Medical School the world’s first MSc programme in Extreme Medicine.  The programme’s hallmarks are the practical skills, knowledge and understanding needed to perform at the highest possible level in the field of extreme medicine & wilderness dentistry. Key features are the residential locations of the courses across the UK, and environment specific modules located in mountain, jungle, desert and polar regions. This is medicine at its best, crossing geographical and professional boundaries.