Coronavirus Update

The Dental Implant Clinic is open, in compliance with national guidelines. On 7th January 2021 the Chief dental Officer, Sara Hurley, wrote to all Dental Practitioners confirming that they are front line health professionals. This means that our practice will stay open and fully staffed. It also means that dental professionals are also being prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination.

Existing Patients

We are open to:

  • Continue treatment we are mid-way through.
  • See our patients for their maintenance appointments as this is a valuable preventative measure.
  • See our patients for their hygienist appointments as this is also an extremely important preventative service.

New Patients

We will also continue to see new patients who self-refer or are referred by their dentist.

COVID Operating Procedures

We employ an extensive COVID-secure operating procedures protocol. Some of the measures include:

  • Wearing the recommended PPE for every procedure.
  • Thoroughly and regularly cleaning clinical and communal areas.
  • Allowing for surgery ‘fallow’ time between aerosol generating procedures.
  • Ensuring the ventilation of all rooms of the practice.
  • Activating our air filtration systems during aerosol generating procedures.
  • Pre-screening all patients attending the practice.
  • Daily staff screening and PPE used in all settings.
  • Maintaining social distancing between staff members themselves as well as with patients.
  • Protective reception screens and one way systems.
  • Multiple hand sanitising stations.
  • Any visitor to the practice will continue to wear a face covering until asked to remove it by the clinician.

We continue to work, with extremely robust cross infection control protocols in all that we do. Note:

  • We have a car park where patients can wait safely.
  • Our patient toilet facilities are open.
  • Our protocols are robust and we do accept patients who are shielding.

Please watch this video to find out about the enhanced procedures we have put in place and the new guidelines you need to follow if you are visiting the Clinic. Please contact us or call us on 01225 448400 if you have any questions.

The NHS Coronavirus website can be found here:

Mentor Training Day

29th June was The Dental Implant Clinic’s third Mentor Training day.

The day was centred around how to teach experienced clinicians mentoring skills. This will enable them to supervise less experienced implantologists on their surgical training pathway.

To find out more about mentoring click here.

Correction of Bad Implants

We are fast becoming a well-known centre for the retrieval of bad or failing implants.

This very unhappy patient came to see Jonathon with some of the worst placed implants we have seen. The implants were so bad that it was impossible to put crowns on them! The implants were carefully removed and the treatment started again.

Thankfully, the patient was able to leave The Dental Implant Clinic with a new implant forming a stable base for a crown.

At The Dental Implant Clinic, we can:

  • Service all major implant systems
  • Replace worn or damaged implant work
  • Advise you if you are unhappy with the dental implant treatment you have received

Please contact us if we can help regarding any of the above areas.

Correction of Bad Implants

Pratik Works Some Magic

One of our patients came to see us recently. She had an implant placed by Jonathon Schofield 10 years ago, which is still looking good. However, she was unhappy with the appearance of a nearby tooth as its face was standing in relative to her other teeth.

Pratik Patel added some of our miraculous white filling material to make it blend in more – as you can see below, the results are very impressive!

A successful Young Dentist Study Club!

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, a Perth dentist, 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.

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Mrs Binks’ implants are performing well after 17 years

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.
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.


Nancy Binks

Fernando is now a Specialist Periodontist

Dental Implant Clinic

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:

CQC check passed with no new recommendations!

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The staff at The Dental Implant Clinic were delighted to have a clear pass with their Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection today. The CQC check is a thorough assessment of the practice policies toward its staff and patients. In particular, it checks that a practice has rigorous cross-infection control procedures. The Dental Implant Clinic was found to have fulfilled all requirements and no new recommendations were made.

The Dental Implant Clinic gets a face lift

We are currently having a refurbishment of the outside and inside of The Dental Implant Clinic. The beautiful Bath Stone is being lovingly cleaned and any eroded stone replaced.

Whilst we have the scaffolding up the sash windows are also being painted.

The building was originally called Hyde Lodge and dates from the 1890s.  The reception rooms have retained their original architectural features, but the clinical areas have been converted to deliver dental implants using the latest technology.

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The Dental Implant Clinic gets a face lift