Dr Chris Wood - Dental Implant Surgeon
Dip Implant Dent (RCS Eng) FFGDP (UK) GDC No: 57428
Chris has more than 30 years of experience in dentistry, in 2006 he graduated from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons London with the Advanced Diploma in Implant Dentistry. He has placed over 2500 implants with a success rate of 99%.
With a wealth of experience, both in the UK and overseas, in the provision of high quality dental solutions, implant dentistry became the focus of his professional interests in 2004. Chris was one of the first dentists to qualify with the Diploma in Advanced Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons London in 2006.
Chris constantly strives to improve his skills and maintain his position at the forefront of Implant Dentistry in the UK. In 2011 he was privileged to be successful in assessment for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, the pinnacle of the faculty career pathway. He is passionate about keeping up to date with new techniques and technology. More recently he has undertaken surgical training in 'ground breaking' bone grafting techniques at The University of Vienna Medical School. He has also worked on developing new skills in the field of 3D imaging.
Well respected amongst his colleagues in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, he works with over 20 local practitioners, who value his skill and expertise and entrust Chris with the provision of dental implant treatments for their patients. Several are being trained and mentored by Chris in the restoration of dental implants.
Chris also works with Portman Healthcare as Implantologist on the Isle of Wight, delivering high quality implant treatments within prestigious private practice.
Continuously investing in the latest technology, he recently equipped his practice with a 'state of the art' Dental CT scanner, delivering 3D X-ray imaging, which when used in conjunction with advanced computer technology delivers the safest and most predictable way of planning implant surgery.
Dr Martina Pirklova, Dental Implant Surgeon
MDDr. Dip Imp Dent RCS (Eng) GDC No: 212796
Martina studied at the Palacky University Dental School in the Czech Republic and graduated in 2011, moving to Brighton after gaining a Senior House
officer post for the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals. Martina trained in all aspects of Maxillofacial and Surgical Dentistry before returning
to practice General Dentistry in Bicester.
During her time in Bicester, she started studying for her ITI foundation year in implant dentistry. This marked the beginning of her interest in Implant dentistry and was the first stage of a progression to qualify as an implant dentist. Martina placed her first implants during this first stage of her implant training, under Chris’s supervision.
Martina joined the Audley Dental Solutions team in 2014 as an Associate Implantologist and has been developing her expertise in implant dentistry ever since.
In 2018 she successfully gained her Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons, a great personal and professional achievement - not least because she was one of only three implant surgeons to qualify so far from her year group.
She is now a fully qualified Implant Surgeon, with one of the most highly respected implant qualifications in the UK, accepting referrals ‘in her own right’. Chris and Martina work as a team on more complex cases, when she enjoys learning from Chris’s many years of experience in Implantology.
Martina intends to continue developing her skills, in 2019 she will study a postgraduate Masterclass in implant regenerative techniques at world renowned professor Istvan Urban’s Regeneration Institute in Budapest, and will attend Implant Symposia and Congresses across Europe to ensure she keeps up to date with the latest techniques and research.
Dr Preeyan Patel, Specialist Prosthodontist
BDS. MFDS RCSEd. PG Cert Rest Dent. MClinDent Prosthodontics (Dist,). MPros RCSEd
GDC No: 192157
Preeyan is registered Specialist in Prosthodontics. He prides himself on delivering high quality patient care with a caring and understanding approach. Preeyan lives within a few miles of the practice and has a great fondness for the area he works and lives in.
Preeyan has always strived for clinical excellence and continual improvement. He took the opportunity of completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dental Practice at UCL (2013) and became a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons (MFDS) with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2014), whilst maintaining a presence in general practice in Buckinghamshire. In 2017 he successfully completed a Masters in Prosthodontics (MClinDent) with Distinction at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and was awarded the UCHOSA Prosthodontic Prize. Preeyan was also awarded the Gary Pollock Clinical Prize by the British Society of Restorative Dentistry in 2017 and achieved the distinguished Membership in Prosthodontics (MPros) with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2018.
Alongside the high quality specialist care Preeyan provides to patients in practice he is also a Clinical Lecturer in Prosthodontics at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, delivering training and guidance to postgraduate dentists on the Specialist pathway in Prosthodontics.
Mrs Jane Bower, Treatment Coordinator
GDC No: 140462
Jane has worked with Chris for 15 years, initially at Boots Dentalcare and then, together, they joined the Old Rectory Dental Practice in 2003. Jane’s main role is treatment coordinator, although with 38 years’ experience, she has been involved in all aspects of dentistry both clinical and management and takes pride in making the treatment journey a comfortable and personal one for each patient. Jane prides herself on providing excellent patient care and support and is also the patients dedicated first point of contact should they require any help or support during their treatment. She is also responsible for ensuring compliance with CQC regulations and that our cross infection procedures are of the highest standard.
Amar Mehta, Specialist in Endodontics
BDS, MFDS RCSEd, MClinDent Endo, MEndo RCSEd
Amar has completed his specialist training in Endodontics at the prestigious Eastman Dental Hospital and obtained his MEndo qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
His passion lies in treating patients with complex diagnostic and endodontic problems. His training has given him extensive experience in treating complex endodontic issues, dealing with traumatic injuries to teeth, provision of non-surgical primary root canal treatment, root canal re-treatments and surgical endodontic, all using a strong evidence-based foundation and biological understanding.
Amar has a keen interest in providing a patient-centred approach to his dentistry and recognises the importance of being able to talk to his patients and make them feel at ease. He is committed to providing the highest standard of patient care.
He continues to develop and work at Eastman Dental Hospital (UCLH) as a Speciality Doctor.
Amar qualified from Barts and The London Dental Institute in 2010 and has a broad range of dental experience including completing his dental foundation training year in
Northampton and spending 5 years in the NHS. During this time, he gained his MFDS Qualification (Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh), gained his accreditation to the elite Invisalign group and certificate from the Gradia Composite Course in Belgium.
In his spare time, Amar is a member of the British Society of Endodontics and is an avid player/watcher of all types of sports.
Kate Barker, Dental hygienist
Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Eng 2006
Kate is an experienced dental hygienist with over 20 years of experience in dentistry. She is still very passionate about her care and treatment to improve patient’s oral hygiene and strives to help patients maintain good oral health.
Kate qualified as a hygienist at the Eastman Dental hospital, London, in 2006 and has worked in private dentistry ever since. She has gained extensive knowledge in treating periodontal disease and the maintenance of dental implants – all with a very holistic approach.
Recently Kate trained at Portsmouth dental academy to use dental lasers to help treat gum disease around teeth and implants.
Kate carries out very thorough assessments of patient’s gum health so she can provide the best possible treatment in a relaxed and friendly manner. She has a great success rate with helping nervous patients overcome their fear of visiting the dental hygienist and takes many steps to ensure the treatment is as comfortable as possible.
Kate lives in Buckingham with her husband and two young children.
‘We all enjoy camping holidays with our friends, getting out in the fresh air and spending valuable family time together. In my free time I enjoy yoga, sewing, interior design and natural/ayurvedic health remedies’.
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