Jonathan Schofield, Principal at The Dental Implant Clinic, writes about reconnecting with a patient whose implants are still performing well 17 years after their placement.
I had lost contact with a Mrs Binks on whom I had placed 7 implants in in 1998.
Happy with her implants 17 years later.
She has subsequently moved to Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, which is 532 miles from Bath. I was recently contacted by her new dentist in Inverurie, who was asking for some details about Mrs. Binks’ implants. I was able to furnish him with the information he needed along with some information on how to maintain her dental implants.
After this Mrs. Binks kindly wrote to me as follows:
Dear Mr. Schofield,
Thank you so much for your kindness in forwarding the necessary info to the Practice in Inverurie. Up to this year I’ve been visiting Bristol fairly regularly & seeing Robert Pears, but my travelling is not so frequent now & I felt I ought to register with a dentist nearer home!
The implants have been great – thanks to you – and I trust they will remain so.
Once again, many thanks.
The team at The Dental Implant Clinic were delighted to welcome Professor Urs Belser from The University of Berne in Switzerland to a study group meeting.
Jonathan, Tim, Colin and Elliott have all spent time at The University of Berne gaining advanced dental implant training, so it was their great pleasure to host Professor Belser in Bath.
The study group concentrated on advanced dental implant issues and all who participated improved their skills and knowledge.
Urs Belser, International Lecturer, visits The Dental Implant Clinic
The Young Dentists Study Club was packed out for our recent course Endodontics/Periodontics and the Thin Line Between Them, with 30 attendees.
After the meeting, there was a skittles competition with a few rule changes!
To sign up for the next Young Dentists meeting, visit our dedicated courses web site: courses.thedentalimplantclinic.com
The Dental Implant Clinic is keen to promote our new periodontal referral service.
This service is open for patients with gum problems to self-refer by telephone or contact us via our website using our online Request a Consultation form.
For dentists, we have made a new flyer (below) outlining our philosophy of periodontal management and how we propose to share the long-term care of these patients with you.
Click here to download a high-resolution copy of the flyer.
Roger and Vikki Ball have kindly baked us a very special Christmas cake. This beautiful home made cake has even been decorated with our practice Logo!
We get many patients who write us lovely heart-felt thank you letters after the treatment they receive from us. This is a picture of the mantlepiece in our patient lounge.
Our latest Young Dentist Study Club was held at Bordeaux Quay in Bristol where 15 young dentists came and enjoyed a talk and hands-on session with Colin McGuirk followed by a Tapas Cookery class and cider tasting. The feedback that we received from the day was fantastic!
“Composite talk and practical session was excellent with an engaging, interactive speaker. The Tapas making and cider tasting were also brilliant and both speakers were enthusiastic and informative.”
“Excellent day – thoroughly enjoyed it!”
“Great day – far exceeded expectations”
Our Young Dentist Study clubs run around 4 times per year and the timetable for 2015’s YDSC talks and events will be released at the beginning of January so please keep your eyes peeled and keep checking our Courses page.
Fernando Gonzalez Eriksson has now been at The Dental Implant Clinic for a year. Having settled in well, he is a valued member of The Dental Implant Clinic team. He has received excellent feed back from his patients and we are delighted to announce that he has now been entered onto the General Dental Council Specialist List as a Specialist Periodontist.
Fernando undertook his 3 year specialist training at the world-renowned Eastman Dental Institute where he has learned the most up to date and effective methods of treating gum diseases.
On 27th November Fernando is running a course for hygienists and therapists on the management and prevention gingival recession. For more information, visit our dedicated courses site: courses.thedentalimplantclinic.com
We are pleased to announce the publication of our first newsletter for dentists. The aim of the newsletter is to inform dentists of some of the procedures that we can perform at The Dental Implant Clinic.
For more details about our services, please click here: Our Services →
Read the newsletter →
Please note that this newsletter is for dentists and contains some surgical images.
On the 11th of November 2014 Jonathan, Colin and Tim delivered a keynote lecture on ‘Perfect Aesthetics’. The lecture examined how the dental team and the technicians work closely together to deliver a perfect implant aesthetic result.
Details of the programme can be found here: South West Event 2014
The team at The Dental Implant Clinic regularly lectures both nationally and internationally on dental implant matters.
A few pictures from the day (click to see full-size):
Jonathan Schofield was honoured to be invited to lecture in a programme celebrating 30 years of implant dentistry in Ireland.
The conference included a host of international speakers. The title of Jonathan’s talk was ‘Implants in the Aesthetic Zone – The Role of Orthodontics’.
You can read more about the lecture programme here: Dublin Lecture
Jonathan and the rest of the team at The Dental Implant Clinic regularly teach and lecture nationally and internationally on dental implant matters.