Welcome to the Cotswold Periodontal Centre, a private periodontal practice based in Cheltenham. I have constructed this website to help you understand the services I offer as a Specialist in Periodontics (Periodontist).
A periodontist is a dental specialist who has received additional training in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) diseases. Usually a patient would be referred to a periodontist by their own dentist, however you don’t need to be referred to see a periodontist.
My areas of special interest include the treatment of advanced periodontal disease, aesthetic periodontal treatment and, where possible, the regeneration of lost tooth support.
Treatments may include correcting an uneven gum line, covering unsightly exposed tooth roots following gum recession, assisting cosmetic dentists with dental rehabilitations and the reconstruction of damaged gum and bone prior to the insertion of dental implants.
I currently hold clinics in two specialist practices and for a list see ‘Contact’.
Please contact me should you require further information.
I provide a full periodontal service including initial diagnosis and treatment planning, surgical and non-surgical therapy and post-therapeutic monitoring. I endeavour to keep both patients and their dentists fully informed of treatment progress and welcome the opportunity to work in association with referring practices.
I graduated from Newcastle University in 1981 and went on to various appointments within university dental departments. Through general hospital environments I acquired experience in Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and from here I lectured in periodontology for six years at the Universty of Dundee before moving to Germany. I ran my own private practice between 1993 – 2000 in Heidelberg and provided specialist periodontal and implant services to a number of private practices in Munich, Germany before returning to the United Kingdom in 2001.
I believe strongly in continuing education and have attended, and continue to attend, numerous instructional courses in Europe and the United States, including:
By the end of the appointment you should feel fully informed about your condition
and have an understanding of the treatment options and likelihood of success.
We spoke with three people who had received treatment from the periodontist. They made positive comments about the practice and their treatment. One person commented that they were “very impressed” with the service they had received. People also told us how information about their periodontic treatment had been explained to them. One person commented that they had received “a good explanation”. (Page 4)
We saw examples of treatment plans, these were detailed and included advice and explanations of risks and benefits.
All of the people we spoke to were pleased with the treatment they had received. One person told us that their treatment had been “first class” and the treatment they had received from the hygienist was “very good”. Another person told us how all stages of their treatment had been explained by the periodontist and the hygienist. (Page 5)
During our visit we found that arrangements were in place to assess and monitor the quality of service provision. The practice had sought the views of people that used the service through a patient feedback exercise, this was still in progress during our visit. We looked at some responses which contained positive comments about the service provided. One person that we spoke to during our visit told us how they had felt they were receiving a “quality” service. At the time of our visit, no complaints had been received about the service provided. (p10)
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