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At Parkdale Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.
Find out more about each of our practice team members below.
BDS (BIRM) 1987. MSc Implant Dentistry
GDC No. 62663
Jon was born and educated in Birmingham,
graduating from the University of Birmingham in 1987 with honours and a
distinction in clinical dentistry. His MSc in implant dentistry was completed
at Warwick University, again with distinction, and he has been placing and
restoring dental implants for over 27 years.
Further post graduate training has included
visits to the Center for Continuing Dental Education Bern and the Malo Clinic
Lisbon. It was in Lisbon he first experienced the concept of immediate loading
of implants with provisional full arch bridges. This allows fixed provisional
teeth to be fitted the same day teeth are removed and implants placed.
All aspects of treatment are undertaken from
single tooth replacement to full arch rehabilitation but Jon's main area of
interest is in helping patients through the process of tooth loss to
rehabilitation with implant borne prosthesis. This process involves the
placement of multiple Straumann implants with or without immediate loading.
Followed by the construction of either implant retained over-dentures or fixed
crown and bridgework.
Jon is also experienced in all aspects of
Guided bone regeneration including sinus augmentation. These techniques are
routinely used to facilitate the placement of dental implants in sites with
inadequate bone volume.
The son of a dental technician Jon’s practice
is heavily reliant on new technologies and cadcam processes are utilized in the
restoration of dental implants. Whilst the surgical techniques learnt at the
Malo Clinic have been incorporated in to the Pro Arch concept for treating the
edentulous patient Jon’s delivery of the final prosthesis has evolved to offer
a wider range of treatment options.
Clinical Dental Technician
Dip Clin Dent Tech RCS (ENG) 2015
GDC NO. 130889
Julian Smith’s career in dental technology has spanned over 30-years. During this time, he successfully built a commercial laboratory, with a solid reputation for providing prosthetic solutions for complex dentures cases with removable prosthetics, chrome cobalt frameworks and implant retained removable and fixed prosthodontics.
Furthermore, his breadth and depth of experience has developed through supporting the teaching and learning of post-graduate students in Birmingham, Manchester and Worcester. This has afforded him a unique set of skills and knowledge that enables him to support both clients and patients during the construction of challenging cases.
His own recent continuing professional development has seen him complete a Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology with the Royal College of Surgeons (England), in which he gained a distinction. He believes this training and education will allow him to provide even higher-level care for both his referral clients and patients alike.
Dentist with a Special Interest in Periodontics
BDS (Newc) 1999, MFDS (RCS) 2005, PGC RDP, PGC (Dental Implants), MSc (Perio)
GDC NO. 76463
Bhav has multiple post-graduate qualifications in oral surgery, facial aesthetics, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and periodontology.
Having qualified from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1999, he worked in general practice before embarking on his post-graduate education.
He gained membership to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of England, in 2005 after completing all parts of the MFDS examination, including spending several years as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Rotherham and Newcastle General Hospitals. During this time, he was involved in treating complex dental surgery, plastic facial surgery as well as treating broken jaw bones and head and neck cancers.
This experience now not only allows him to treat most surgeries ‘in house’ but the intimate knowledge of facial anatomy allows him to carry out facial aesthetics, such as anti-wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers.
Following on he has attended the world renowned Eastman Dental Institute in London, for his post-graduate qualification in restorative dentistry which allows for complicated full mouth rehabilitation to be treated as well as cosmetic smile make overs.
Soon after, he completed his dental implant training and now mentors several Dentists and receives referrals from multiple dental practices for implant treatment for their patients. His surgical rotations in the hospitals have also allowed him to place and treat complex implant cases.
His final postgraduate qualification is in Periodontology, where he has completed a Masters, at the University of Central Lancashire and is currently in the process of a publishing his distinction graded paper.
Outside of work, he loves to spend time with friends and family, travelling and attempting to play golf.
Dentist with special interest in Oral Surgery
GDC No. 222051
BDS (London) 2008
GDC No. 155319
Bal qualified from Guys, Kings and St. Thomas’ Dental School at the University of London in 2008. Following this he went on to gain further experience working in hospital dentistry for a number of years in consultant led departments. Specifically, at King’s College Dental Institute, London, in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Special Care and Sedation, Paediatrics and Restorative Dentistry and at Bristol in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
This gives him a broad range of knowledge and experience to deal with all aspects of oral health offering a full range of general dental treatments as well as more advanced restorative procedures, cosmetic procedures, simple orthodontics and takes on referral cases for endodontics (root canal treatments).
Bal successfully passed his MJDFRCS(Eng) and MFDSRCS(Ed) examinations to gain Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons, London in 2010 and Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2011. Currently he working towards an MSc in Endodontics (Master’s degree in Root Fillings) having passed the PGCert level with merit.
Bal is extremely passionate about providing comfortable, high quality treatment and care to his patients. As well as being a member of the British Endodontic Society, he is also a member of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) and has considerable experience in treating anxious and nervous patients priding himself on patients saying he has a gentle touch and calm demeanour.
CEB Cert in Dental hygiene 1980
GDC NO. 2450
Jo is our hygienist who works with us on a Tuesday and Wednesday providing Jonathon's implant patients with the help and support in looking after their teeth and implants at home. Whilst working with Jonathon for a number years, Jo has built up a great relationship with patients and offers a friendly, familiar face to returning patients as well as new patients to the practice.
Jo is an avid baker and often brings in lovely home baked treats for the teams.
GDC NO. 137909
Helen is Parkdale's Treatment Co-ordinator and has worked alongside Jon for over 15 years at both Parkside and Parkdale practices. Helen is a registered Dental Nurse and radiographer and has enjoyed many years of nursing before progressing to the Treatment Co-Ordinator role.
Helen is the first port of call with any questions, comments or enquiries about the treatment offered.
Outside of work, Helen enjoys spending time with family, friends and her pet cat.
GDC NO. 248140
April has been a registered Dental Nurse for over 4 years and works alongside a number of our clinicians. April became a qualified Radiographer in December 2017.
Outside of work, April enjoys spending time with family, friends, going to see live music acts and finding new places to eat to fill her love of food.
Assistant Manager & Implant Nurse
GDC NO. 197013
Lucie is a registered Dental Nurse and Radiographer, she has worked alongside Jonathon for a number of years at both Parkdale and our sister practice Parkside as an Implant Nurse.
Lucie enjoys spending her time with friends and family; she has a love of all things Michael Kors.
Implant Nurse & Oral Health Educator
GDC NO. 251339
Gemma is a registered Dental Nurse and has worked at Parkdale for over 4 years. Gemma has also worked at our sister practice Parkside before joining us as an Implant Nurse.
Gemma enjoys spending time with her family and pet cats Marley and Maisy.
GDC NO. 226735
Chloe has been a registered Dental Nurse for over 5 years and joined our team in January 2017. Chloe works alongside Jonathon as his Implant Nurse.
Outside of work Chloe enjoys spending time with family, friends and pet cat Simba.
GDC NO. 261470
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013
GDC No. 247901
Portman Dental Care Awards
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