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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Website Launched!

The Dental Implant Clinic is pleased to announce the launch of our fully redesigned website, The site is fully optimised to be accessed on desktop and mobile devices, and is full of helpful information about the Clinic and the services we offer. If you would like to share any feedback or suggestions for the […]

New Coffee Machine at The Dental Implant Clinic

After fourteen years of sterling service our coffee machine needs to be replaced. We have invested in a Nespresso machine which will give our patients a range of coffees. You can now have a lungo (longer drink) or an espresso. There is also a choice of strengths of coffee. For those who want to to […]

Celebrating 10 years as a University of Bristol Teaching Centre

Many of The Dental Implant Clinic’s team attended The University of Bristol Masterclass on 21st November. The Dental Implant Clinic has now been a University of Bristol Teaching Centre for ten years. During that time we have helped to train two hundred implant dentists. By teaching others we are constantly improving our own techniques and […]

Read Jonathan’s Digital Blog

Read Jonathan’s journey into the digital world This exciting technology now means that patients will no longer need those uncomfortable impressions of their teeth. See how it is done here on Jonathan’s Digital Dental Blog →

Opening 2nd March SNOW

We are open today. We have a reduced number of staff. However we can honour existing appointments. If you need to cancel then please call us. We are also open for emergencies today.  

New course: Surgical Implant Placement Day (Live Skills)

The Dental Implant Clinic’s Jonathon Schofield and Tim Harris have put together a new exclusive one-day hands on surgical course. This is an exclusive one day course during which you will place a minimum of two implants and assist for another case. Your patient will be pre selected and prepared with a full treatment plan, […]

A big ‘thank you’ from a patient

We recently received this lovely letter from our patient Angela Harrison who kindly gave us permission to put it on our website. To read about another patient who recently got in touch to tell us that her implants are still performing well after 17 years, click here, or have a look at the Patient Stories […]

Jonathan Completes 80 mile Bike Bath Sportive

The 3rd of July was one of the few days this year when the weather was glorious. Jonathan Schofield, principal of The Dental Implant Clinic, completed the Bike Bath 80 mile sportive with his son Oliver. The course went right out to Salisbury plane and through beautiful villages including Lacock. Here are the two of […]

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.

Advanced Life Support training

We had an intensive day of advanced life support training on 25th June. It was really good to be able to practice all of our emergency procedures. Because we offer sedation our training for life support and administering emergency drugs has to be performed to a high standard. To find out more about sedation please […]

Bisphosphonate drugs and their relevance to dentistry

The Dental Implant Clinic team member Elliott Ballantyne completed his MSc thesis on the use  of bisphosphonates in dentistry. He is presenting a poster on the subject at the international Osteology Conference in Monaco this April. Bisphosphonates are a group of drugs used to treat a variety of disorders. One of the most common uses […]

Tim and Elliott attend an advanced soft tissue skills course in Munich

In February Tim and Elliott spent three days on an advanced soft tissue aesthetic course in Munich. At The Dental Implant Clinic we are constantly sourcing new techniques to offer the very best in implant dentistry techniques to our patients. To find out more about what  dental implants can offer click here:  what dental implants […]

Jonathan Schofield publishes on Implants in the Aesthetic Zone

Jonathon Schofield  has recently published an article on Implants in the Aesthetic Zone. Click here or the page below to read the full article. Please note that this article was written for dental professionals and as such contains medical imagery. The team at The Dental Implant Clinic regularly publishes, lectures and teaches both nationally and […]

New Course: Predictable outcomes in GBR and Soft Tissue Regeneration

Jonathan Schofield, principal of The Dental Implant Clinic, will present a limited attendance course on Tuesday 22nd September 2015. Jonathan and the rest of the team at The Dental Implant Clinic regularly lecture nationally and internationally on dental implant related matters. Visit our dedicated courses site for more information on the courses we run for […]

New Information Leaflet on Gum Disease

The Dental Implant has compiled a new brochure: Gum Disease – The Facts. Strong gums are vitally important prior to the successful placement of dental implants and any other dental treatment. Our periodontal lead is Fernando Gonzalez-Eriksson, whose specialist 3-year training in Periodontics was at the world renowned Eastman Dental Institute in London. He joined […]

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. She has subsequently moved to Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, which is 532 miles […]

Professor Belser visits The Dental Implant Clinic

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 […]

The Young Dentists’ meeting was a smash hit

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:

New Periodontal Referral Service

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 […]

Patient bakes us a cake!

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 […]

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 […]

Fernando is now a Specialist Periodontist

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 […]

Our first newsletter for dentists is out now!

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 […]

Jonathon, Colin and Tim lecture at South West conference

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 […]

Jonathon Schofield lectures at prestigious conference in Dublin

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 […]

Elliott Ballantyne joins The Dental Implant Clinic Team

Elliott Ballantyne joins the Dental Implant Clinic Team in September 2014. Elliott has a broad range of dental skills, and completed his Masters in Dental Implantology with Distinction from The University of Bristol in 2013. Elliott will add to the team of experts and specialists we have at The Dental Implant Clinic. We have one […]

University of Bristol Teaching Centre

The Dental Implant Clinic’s clinical teaching of The University of Bristol MSc in Dental Implantology is going from strength to strength. The below photo shows the year 2 students who are now in the final phase of their MSc programme, along with Jonathan Schofield from The Dental Implant Clinic. They will soon be writing their […]

YDSC Endo Evening and BBQ

Twenty five young dentists met on a wonderful evening on 19th June as part of The Dental Implant Clinic’s Young Dentist Study Club. Leoni and Luis, our endodontists, gave a splendid talk on common endodontic problems.The meeting overran as there were so many questions! It was followed by a barbecue and outdoor projection of the […]

The Dental Implant Clinic’s face lift is complete!

It took a month of meticulous cleaning and repair work to the beautiful Bath Ashlar stone to restore The Dental Implant Clinic’s exterior to its former glory. Now that the scaffolding is down, the building looks stunning and really stands out from the road. The building retains many of its period features which are preserved […]

Kirsty Herridge gains her sedation qualification

We are very proud that Kirsty has gained her qualification in sedation for dental nurses. This is a tough qualification to gain and her achievement will add greatly to the skill set of our team.  For many of our more apprehensive patients sedation will make the treatment easier as they will be more relaxed. For more […]

The first implant nurses’ course gets off to a flying start

The Dental Implant Clinic’s first Basic Implant Training Course for nurses was held on 10th May. Nurses from all over the South West attended. This course is unique because it is written by experienced implant nurses and therefore views the various stages of the patients’ implant journey from a nursing perspective. As The Dental Implant […]

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 […]

Visit to World ITI Implant Symposium in Geneva

Jonathan, Colin and Tim from The Dental Implant Clinic recently attended the ITI World Implant Symposium. The symposium is held every four years and presents a round up of the major advances in the field of dental implants. Jonathan, Colin and Tim have brought their findings back to The Dental Implant Clinic in order to […]

£30,000 raised for Charity!

Jonathan Schofield, founder of The Dental Implant Clinic, and a group of 25 others rode 600 miles in 6 days from Basel in Switzerland to Crawley in South London, raising £30,000 for charity. The route is mapped out below. The ride took place in September last year the chosen charities were The Cleft Lip and Palate […]

Kasia now a fully qualified Dental Nurse

We are delighted to announce that Kasia has passed the final part of her National Dental Nurses’ examination and is now a fully qualified memer of the Nursing Team at The Dental Implant Clinic.

YDSC Oral Surgery Day

  The Oral Surgery day was the first YDSC  all day meeting which was held on Saturday 22nd February. The Saturday morning started with a mixture of lectures and practicals looking at timing of extractions, ways of optimising local anaesthesia and a variety of extraction instruments all designed to minimise trauma and to preserve bone […]

New Implant Training Course for Nurses

This is a one day course designed specifically to help nurses to learn the practical basics of dental implant nursing. The course will be run by a team of three experienced dental nurses. The course will have a large practical element. It is run at The Dental Implant Clinic so that the course participants can […]

Last few places for the next Young Dentist Study Club meeting!

There are only a few places remaining on the Young Dentist Study Club: Oral Surgery & Bath Rugby Game, which is being held on the 22nd February. The session will start at The Dental Implant Clinic with an interactive seminar covering all aspects of minor oral surgery for the general dental practitioner. We will then […]

New Endodontic Referral Service

The Dental Implant Clinic is pleased to offer a comprehensive endodontic referral service for dental professionals. Luis Ferrandez and Leoni Papageorgopoulou (see biographies on the Team page) have completed their Masters in Endodontics at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute in London. They have a purpose built surgery with an operating microscope and a CBCT scanner. Click here […]

New Mobile Website

The Dental Implant Clinic has just launched a brand new mobile-optimised version of, so that prospective patients, patients, and dental professionals can access the site conveniently from their smartphones. To see the mobile site, just visit on your smartphone.

Young Dentist Study Club: new study dates for 2014

The Young Dentist Study Club is going from strength to strength, and there are now new dates arranged for 2014. The Study Club aims to provide a relaxed and sharing learning environment for those starting out in dentistry. The club will promote excellence in treatment quality and patient-care to ensure improved job satisfaction. The educational […]

Professor Fraüke Muller to visit The Dental Implant Clinic

On Tuesday 26th November we are delighted to have Professor Fraüke Muller visit The Dental Implant Clinic in Bath. Professor Muller is a Professor in Geriodontology at The University of Geneva in Switzerland. She will be talking to a select group of clinicians at 7.00pm on the aging population and how we can cater for […]

Sarah Lansdown passes her Sedation for Nurses qualification

Sarah Lansdown, our treatment co-ordinator and referrals manager, has just gained her Nursing Sedation Certificate. This tough course has enabled Sarah both to be involved in the clinical side of patient sedation management but more importantly to help nervous patients with their decision making process when opting for dental treatment.  

Colin McGuirk gains a distinction in his Dental Implant Masters Degree

Colin McGuirk has gained a distinction after completing a four years part-time Masters Degree in Dental Implantology at The University of Bristol. Colin now joins his colleagues Tim Harris and Jonathon Schofield who also have distinctions in their Masters Degrees in Dental Implantology. Jonathon Schofield, the principal of The Dental Implant Clinic, said “I am […]

New extra-secure Online Referrals

The Dental Implant Clinic has just launched a new Online Referral platform. The form is now hosted off-site on a secure server, and submissions are encrypted with SSL, meaning that dentists can refer patients to the Clinic in total confidence. The form has also been streamlined to make referring online an easier process. Radiographs can […]

Year Five as University of Bristol Teaching Centre

We are delighted to be selected once again as the patient centered clinical teaching centre for  The University of Bristol MSc in Dental Implantology. For 26 Fridays we will welcome the 20 first-year MSc students to The Dental Implant Clinic where they will treat patients of the practice who need straightforward implant placements.

NEW Surgical course for 2013

LIVE SKILLS PLUS Hands-on Live Surgery on Patients in the UK This is a totally new course for 2013 which will allow dentists to have an intensive week placing dental implants in pre-selected patients. This course is limited to four dentists and is designed for dentists who have a lot of theoretical knowledge of dental […]

Tony Ireland awarded Professorship in Orthodontics

  Tony Ireland, a part-time member of the team at The Dental Implant Clinic, has recently been awarded a Chair in Orthodontics from The University of Bristol. The whole team at The Dental Implant Clinic would like to extend their congratulations to Tony. All members of our team keep up-to-date with the latest developments in […]

CQC check passed with no new recommendations!

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 […]

Radiograph Upload option added to Online Referral

Dental professionals seeking to refer patients to The Dental Implant Clinic online (via our Online Referral Form) can now upload up to five radiographs and submit them online along with the referral. We will be adding more features to the Dentists’ area of the site in the near future, in order to facilitate the relationship […]

New Website Launched!

The Dental Implant Clinic today launched its new website, designed to make information about the Clinic and our services accessible to patients, prospective patients and dental professionals.  The website will be updated regularly, and new features and information will be introduced, so check back regularly!