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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.
Specialist in Periodontics
MUDr (Kosice) 1998, PGDip, PGCert, MClinDent MSc
GDC No. 86074
“Profession has to
reinvent itself and embrace its original virtues of humanity, dignity and clinical
excellence. There isn’t anything more valuable than trust. In the era of consumerism,
honesty became a rare commodity.”
Radko is a Specialist in
Periodontics and aims to deliver his best. He uses his expertise in
periodontics to re-establish dental health.
Radko graduated from the University of PJ Safarik in Kosice (Slovakia) in 1998 as a Doctor of General Medicine. In 2001 he passed National Dental Board Examinations at Slovak Postgradual Academy of Medicine and was certified as an Independent dental practitioner. He has moved to UK in 2006 and was subsequently awarded Postgraduate
Certificate in Clinical Periodontology from the University of Central Lancashire (Preston), Master of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology from the University of Sheffield (Sheffield) and Master of Science in Implant Dentistry from the University of Warwick (Coventry). By doing so he accumulated 6000 of hospital, academic and research training hours and was allowed to use the title Specialist in Periodontics by the decision of GDC (2014).
He is married, has four children, lives in Nottingham and is planning to get a dog soon!
BDS Birm 2013
GDC No. 244742
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.
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.
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. 251339
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.
Assistant Manager & Dental Nurse
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing& Indp Asses City & Guilds 2008
GDC NO. 151630
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013
GDC No. 247901
Portman Dental Care Awards