We are an internationally-recognised  custom-built clinic dedicated to dental implants, based in Bath.

Our team

We are an expert and multidisciplinary team of experienced practitioners, dedicated to patient service

Dental Implant Clinic nursing team at Bath practice

The Nursing team

The Administration team

Elliott Ballantyne

Principal & Implant Dentist

Jonathon Schofield

Founder of The Dental Implant Clinic, Implant Dentist

Leoni Papageorgopoulou

Practice Limited to Endodontics

Pratik Patel

Implant Dentist

Damian Korzuch

Specialist Oral Surgeon

Elizabeth King

Consultant Specialist in Restorative Dentistry

Christian Day

Consultant Specialist in Orthodontics

Zeyad Shaker

Periodontist

Elliott Ballantyne

Principal & Implant Dentist

BA Mod Physiology BA BDentSc (TCD) MFD RCSI MSc (Dental Implantology)

GDC No: 82610

Elliott graduated with a degree in Dental Science from Trinity College Dublin in 2003. He is also a graduate of the Trinity College Dublin, with a degree in Physiology, and a Member of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Elliott has participated in several internationally recognised courses in Germany, Switzerland and France.

Through his studies, Elliott has gained extensive knowledge and clinical experience in all aspects of implant dentistry but has a special interest in bone physiology including bone augmentation/grafting. He completed his MSc in Dental Implantology at the University of Bristol in 2013 with distinction. Elliott is registered with both the UK and Irish Dental Councils. He is a member of the faculty of dentistry in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, the International Team for Implantology and Irish Dental Association.

Jonathon Schofield

Founder of The Dental Implant Clinic, Implant Dentist

BDS DPDS MFGDP(UK) MSc (Dental Implantology)

GDC No: 60471

Jonathon, the founder of The Dental Implant Clinic, graduated from Bristol University in 1986. He has over twenty years of experience in the field of Dental Implantology. His training has been in the UK, Switzerland and Germany.

His particular interests are implants in the cosmetic zone – making implants imperceptible from natural teeth. Jonathan lectures throughout the UK and internationally on dental implant matters. He is a part-time Senior Lecturer at The University of Bristol and is Course Director for The University of Bristol MSc in Dental Implantology. He is also a Fellow of the International Team of Implantologists (ITI), which is a group of academics and clinicians who are dedicated to research and teaching in implantology.

Leoni Papageorgopoulou

Practice Limited to Endodontics

DDS MClinDent (Endodontology)

GDC No: 196589

Leoni graduated from the Dental School of Athens, Greece in 2008. Since that time, Leoni has gained valuable experience in advanced dentistry, collaborating in five different dental practices in Greece. In 2010 she enrolled in the MClinDent in Endodontology Masters programme at UCL, Eastman Dental Institute, which she completed in 2013.

As part of her postgraduate training she conducted a research project in microbiology and disinfection of the root canal system, in relation to its complex anatomy. Leoni joined The Dental Implant Clinic in 2014 and has always been dedicated in making root canal treatment a pleasant experience, via her gentle manner and her knowledge of safe strategies to save teeth.

Pratik Patel

Implant Dentist

BDS MJDF MSc (Dental Implantology)

GDC No: 176458

Pratik was awarded his undergraduate degree from Cardiff where he gained a first-class honours in his Batchelor of Dental Surgery degree. Since qualifying he has worked as a Senior House Officer in oral surgery and in in paediatric dentistry at The Eastman Dental Institute in London. Subsequently, Pratik has practiced as a general dental practitioner and implant dentist. In 2018 he completed his MSc in Dental Implantology, in which he gained a distinction.

Pratik joined the team at The Dental Implant Clinic in January 2019. Pratik is the study club director for The Young Dentists Study Club, designed to promote excellence in teaching for younger dentists in the region.

Damian Korzuch

Specialist Oral surgeon

Lek Stom AM (Wroclaw) Specialist in Oral Surgery

GDC No: 101402

Damian is a registered Specialist in Oral Surgery with more than 20 years’ post-qualification experience in private practice and public health care. He started his career with eight years in a hospital maxillofacial ward performing a range of surgical procedures. Latterly he has a particular interest in aesthetic dentistry and a strong foundation in general dentistry. Damian also has advanced training in dental implants and in the provision of high standard aesthetic solutions with the emphasis on pink tissue rehabilitation.

Damian’s areas of expertise include oral surgery, periodontology & endodontics, implantology and aesthetic dentistry.

Elizabeth King

Consultant Specialist in Restorative Dentistry

BDS(Hons) MSc MFDS RCSEd FDS(Rest Dent) RCSEd FEHA
Specialist in Restorative Dentistry

GDC No: 191806

Elizabeth is a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol Dental School. She is Clinical Lead for the undergraduate programme in Restorative Dentistry and leads part of the Masters in Dental Implantology. She graduated from Bristol University and went on to complete further training in dental practice and hospital rotations. During this time, Elizabeth achieved her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of the Royal College of Surgeons, before starting her five-year specialist and consultant training.

Elizabeth was appointed as a specialist registrar in Wales where she completed a five year full-time specialist training programme in Restorative Dentistry. This included training in Periodontology, Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Implants and managing complex referral cases in hospital. In 2018 Elizabeth was awarded her Fellowship of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Elizabeths main clinical interests include management of peri-implant diseases, dental implants, prosthodontics, dental implants, management of tooth wear and aesthetic dentistry. In her consultant post she has an interest in treating patients with hypondontia and other dental anomalies.

Outside of her clinical work, Elizabeth has a keen interest in dental education, and teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as qualified dentists professionals. She enjoys sharing her scientific knowledge and has presented at national and international scientific meetings, and has published numerous articles in dental journals.

When not working Elizabeth enjoys a busy family life with her husband and children.

Christian Day

Consultant Specialist in Orthodontics

BDS MFDS RCS MSc (orthodontics) MOrth FDS Specialist Orthodontist

GDC No: 73098

Christian Day is a Consultant Orthodontist at Bristol Dental Hospital. He is also an honorary clinical lecturer the University of Bristol. His consultant role involves the management of patients with complex malocclusions. This includes regular multidisciplinary clinics with OMFS, Oral Surgery, and Restorative Dentistry colleagues. The consultation and multidisciplinary clinics are attended by postgraduate students from many specialties and undergraduate students.

Zeyad Shaker

Periodontist

BMSc, BDM, MFDS RCSEd, DClinDent (Periodontics), MPerio RCSEd, FHEA

GDC No: 300389

Zeyad was awarded his undergraduate dual bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences and Dental Medicine from Kuwait University.

Having gained experience as a general dental practitioner for a number of years, he went on to complete three years of specialist training in Periodontology at the University of Sheffield in 2020. During this time, Zeyad achieved his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh as well as his Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry and Membership in Periodontics.

Aside from his interest in delivering high quality clinical care to manage gum and peri-implant diseases, Zeyad also has a passion for teaching. He is an honorary clinical lecturer at the University of Bristol, where he is involved with training undergraduate students at the department of restorative dentistry. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the British Society of Periodontology.

Outside of dentistry, Zeyad enjoys a variety of sports, with a particular interest in football and scuba diving. He is also keen on travelling and spending quality time with his family.