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We aim to look after all our patients in the personal way we provide for our own family and friends – we trust you will find us friendly, helpful and supportive.

We are an experienced, established and highly qualified team using modern equipment, materials and techniques in a clean, well maintained and friendly environment.

We took over Shipston Dental Practice in 1996 and have put systems in place to ensure we can consistently provide the best care for our patients within a modern facility. Over the past 20 years many thousands of pounds have been re-invested into the development of the facility and team, including training from some of the world’s best clinicians.

All our dentists and our hygienist have an on-going commitment to postgraduate education, leading to post-graduate qualifications and ensuring knowledge and skills are maintained up to date. Both Alistair Millward and Ian Preston are part-time clinical lecturers at Birmingham Dental Hospital and School. Ian also teaches advanced techniques to qualified dentists at London’s world renowned Eastman Dental Institute. Carrie Preston holds a clinical assistant post in Orthodontics working with the consultants at Cheltenham General Hospital and has completed 12 months working part time under the consultants on the Paediatric Department at Birmingham Dental Hospital.

As part of an on going commitment to service development and education our clinicians undertake substantial additional postgraduate studies. Ian and Alistair have undertaken the Eastman Dental Institute’s Certificate in Surgical and Prosthetic Implant Dentistry and Christmas 2013 saw Ian pass the final exam for his Masters Degree in Restorative Dentistry. Also at London’s Eastman Institute Carrie has completed the year long course to achieve the UCL Certificate in Paediatric Dentistry. Our Associate dentist, Chris Dakin completed the Dawson Academy curriculum in the UK and USA in 2013 and has been invited back as a mentor to pass his skills on to other dentists from the UK and around Europe. This investment will ensure Shipston Dental Practice can continue to offer the highest levels of care modern dentistry can provide.

Since May 2003 we have been proud to be a British Dental Association’s Good Practice and we were one of the first Practices in the UK to reach the highest gold standard. By meeting the requirements of the scheme we are shown to be consistently maintaining all nationally agreed standards of good practice, aiming to provide the best dental care for our patients.

The benefits of staff training are valued and supported and all team members are encouraged to undergo formal training. All our dental nurses are registered with the General Dental Council and undertake continued professional development. As dental professionals, we must be registered with and are regulated by the General Dental Council, meet their standards and comply with their nine principles. You will find all our team knowledgeable, experienced and always willing to help.


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