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DR IAN PRESTON
BDS (U. Birm) 1990 GDC 65927
MFGDP (UK), DRDP (U.Lond)
MSc (UCL) in Restorative Dental Practice
Principal Dentist, Male
Ian has a long standing special interest in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and has been teaching young dentists at Birmingham University for over 25 years. Additionally Ian is also proud of the long term contribution he made to teaching advanced restorative techniques to Masters Degree students at London’s world renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Ian completed the Eastman Institute’s Certificate in Surgical and Prosthetic Implant Dentistry in 2009 and along with our specialist colleague, Ken Harper, he provides a wide range of implant based solutions to the problems created by missing teeth.
DR CAROLE PRESTON (CARRIE)
BDS (U. Birm) 1990 GDC 65900
Certificate in Paediatric Dentistry (UCL)
Principal Dentist, Female
Carrie has a long standing special interest in children’s dentistry and orthodontics (tooth straightening / braces) and has been a part-time Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics at Cheltenham General Hospital for over 20 years. Carrie has many years experience of successfully treating children with the assistance of Relative Analgesia Inhalation Sedation (RA). She has completed the Eastman Dental Institute’s year long course to achieve the UCL Certificate in Paediatric Dentistry and has worked with the consultants on the Paediatric department at Birmingham Dental Hospital.
DR ALISTAIR MILLWARD
BDS (U. Birm) 1990 GDC 65921
Associate Dentist, Male
Has a special interest in restorative dentistry and endodontics and is a clinical lecturer at Birmingham Dental Hospital. Alistair completed the Eastman Dental Institute’s Certificate in Surgical and Prosthetic Implant Dentistry in 2009.
DR SIMON CRICHARD
BDS Hons (U.Birm) 1992 GDC 68089
MSc (UCLan) in Clinical Periodontology
Associate Dentist, Male
Simon has had over 20 years’ experience in General Dental Practice. In recent times he has been working as a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at Birmingham Dental Hospital; prior to that he owned and ran a thriving practice in Cheltenham with an excellent reputation for patient care and the training of young dental graduates. It is the professional satisfaction of providing on-going health care to individuals and families over many years that tempted Simon to return to general practice and join us in April 2017. He has a particular interest in treating conditions which can affect the bone and gums around teeth and dental implants.
DR KENNETH HARPER
BDS Hons (U.Edin) 1983 GDC 57718
FDS RCS MSc MGDS RCS MRD RCS FDS (Rest Dent) RCS FFGDP (UK)
Visiting Surgeon, Male
Ken is a consultant and specialist in restorative dentistry. He is based at the Department of Continuing Professional Development at the Eastman Dental Institute where he co-ordinates and teaches on the Certificate and Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice and other postgraduate programmes. He is registered with the General Dental Council on four specialist lists as a specialist in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics and periodontics.
MISS MERRYN JONES
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene Birm 1996 GDC 2368
Helps adults and children gain and retain healthy teeth and gums. In addition to treating and preventing gum disease in adults Merryn also assists with our prevention strategies for children. This includes teaching correct toothbrushing techniques, fissure sealants (protection for molars against decay), fluoride treatments and providing custom made sports gum shields.
Our dental nurses are qualified and/or very experienced and friendly, supportive members of the team. They are all registered with the General Dental Council and undertake regular CPD. Our head nurse, Nina, is qualified to take radiographs and Danielle is a qualified Oral Health Educator. Danielle, Ebony and Carrie, are our First Aiders.
NINA GDC 111663
VALERIE GDC 116388
JO GDC 110705
DANIELLE GDC 208910
EBONY GDC 253595
BECKY GDC 139479
Our receptionists are friendly, highly experienced and knowledgeable. They are willing to answer queries and help in any way they can.