Meet our team
Simon, our dental implant surgeon, has a referral practice within The Dental Surgery focused on replacing missing teeth in a safe, predictable and aesthetic way. Through The Implant Surgery, Simon works closely with referring dentists and specialists in both placing dental implants and restoring them, often as a part of comprehensive dental rehabilitations or cosmetic reconstructions. Having qualified in 1987 he placed his first implant in 1989.
After working in training roles in five different London Teaching Hospitals in oral and maxillofacial surgery, he went on to hold a teaching position at Guys Hospital Dental School for a further ten years. As one of the first dentists in the UK to study an implant year course, he is now a Fellow of The International Team for Implantology and recognised as both a speaker and mentor in implantology. Simon’s commitment to teaching and education further extends to personal one-on-one lecturing and webinar learning.
As part of the team approach to implant dentistry, Simon utilises the latest three-dimensional technology and imaging to achieve the most accurate and predictable treatment results. In 2005 Simon launched U Dentistry, an implant referral practice in Illkey, Yorkshire. He has also been actively involved in the development of two different implant systems widely used by other dentists.
Outside of dentistry Simon is a committed and determined cyclist, having completed several Grand Tour stages as well as Land’s End to John o’ Groats in aid of charitable organisations such as Saving Faces.
Shaun graduated from Otago (New Zealand) in 1983 and joined the practice in 1989. He has extensive experience and post-graduate education in most areas of Dentistry. His special areas of interest are complicated restorative cases, management of stress related Dental problems (tooth-wear, headaches) and difficult cosmetic dentistry cases.
He is a member of The British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, The British Society of Occlusal Studies, The American Equilibration Society, The British Society of Periodontology, The Association of Dental Implantologists, The British Dental Association, The Chicago Dental Society, and The London Dental Study Club.
“Shaun, Simon and their teams of dental nurses and hygienists have given me the most amazing set of teeth. Their outstanding skill and personal care is complimented by equally fantastic professionalism and customer service from the rest of their practice.
Just after I left the surgery, and for the first time in my life, a lady stranger stopped me on the tube to compliment me on my smile. What more can I say. These guys are the best.”
Penny trained at Guy’s Hospital graduating in 1992. Working in the City of London, she has been with The Dental Surgery for over 22 years.
She is a general dental practitioner with a comprehensive knowledge of all areas of dentistry. Her main skill set lies in placing and restoring implants in both her own patients and those referred to her and, more recently, minimally invasive smile design tailored to the patient’s vision.
She endeavours to provide high quality patient care in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and treats both her regular and new patients with the same thoughtful and thorough care. She stays well-informed of current techniques through local and international development courses.
She is a member of the British Dental Association (BDA), The Association of Dental Implantologists (ADI), The International Team of Implantologists (ITI) and the British Dental Bleaching Society (BDBS).
Kirsty graduated from the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand) in 1993. She worked in private practice in Wellington for 5 years before emigrating to London to join the team at The Dental Surgery in 1999.
Kirsty has spent the last 20 years developing her dental skills and knowledge and is supremely qualified to care for all your dental needs. She is dedicated to the newest advancements in general and cosmetic dentistry.
Her thirst for knowledge and the ever-changing dental technology sees Kirsty travelling extensively to attend courses and seminars. She is a past President of the London Dental Study Club and the current President of the New Zealand Dental Society in London Club.
Kirsty enjoys working within The Dental Surgery team, collaborating with her colleagues and specialists to ensure her patients receive the best treatments and recommendations.
She welcomes all her patients, including new patients and emergency treatments, into her friendly and relaxed surgery where you will be well looked after.
She is very active in her Otago University Alumni and NZ Women’s Business Network and enjoys running around after her 2 daughters, Nico and Lexie.
Over the last 16 years Ben, our specialist in implants, has developed a thriving practice based on both the surgical and prosthetic aspects of implant dentistry. He has placed and restored several thousand implants and believes in going the extra mile to complete all treatment in the best and simplest way to provide ideal end results with minimal trauma. Patient comfort throughout is always the priority.
Ben passionately pursues further education in the fields of surgical and implant dentistry and has a broad surgical experience including autogenous bone grafting procedures and sinus augmentation. Ben is one of the few dentists to have achieved the much-coveted Diploma in Implant Dentistry and Advanced Surgical Certificate at the Royal College of Surgeons.
Ben has an all-consuming enthusiasm for dentistry and works closely with referring dentists, who appreciate his open access surgery policy and relish their active involvement in each case from planning to completion.
Martin graduated from King’s College in London in 1990 and went on to gain a Masters degree in Conservative Dentistry in 1996 from Guys Hospital where he taught undergraduates and postgraduates on a part time basis for 6 years.
Martin joined the team at The Dental Surgery in 1995 and has worked exclusively here for over 20 years building up a loyal patient base offering a broad range of restorative dentistry.
As with the rest of the team, Martin takes a keen interest in post graduate education and has been a past president of the London Dental Study Club.
He lives in London and is married with three children.
Kate qualified with distinction in her final year of dentistry from the University of Dundee, following which, she became a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. She completed postgraduate training as a Senior House Officer in Guy’s Hospital London where she worked in specialist departments including Special Care Dentistry, Oral Surgery, and Restorative Dentistry.
Working alongside leading consultants in the field of Restorative Dentistry, Kate was responsible for performing a wide range of advanced treatments. It was here that she first developed her talent for aesthetic dentistry. Having also obtained a Masters in History of Art (MA) from Trinity College Dublin, Kate uses her artistic skills to obtain optimal but natural looking results while employing the latest and most advanced techniques for white fillings, veneers and crowns.
Kate’s main interests lie in the fields of Oral Surgery and implant dentistry. She worked as a Specialty dentist in Oral Surgery at Guy’s Hospital for many years and in 2019 she was awarded a Masters in Dental Implantology from the University of Bristol. She is a member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI). She keeps up-to-date with the latest evidence-based implant dentistry by attending courses frequently, ensuring that she provides the highest quality of dental care to each patient.
Kate is also an advanced facial aesthetic practitioner, performing a variety of anti-ageing treatments. As well as her dental qualifications Kate is pursuing a Masters in Skin Ageing at The University of Manchester. In addition, she holds advanced qualifications in medical grade skin care, dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle and skin remodelling treatments.
Kate and her nurse Kelsey are committed to providing friendly, patient-centred treatment, and their gentle approach puts nervous patients at ease.
Kate is a yoga enthusiast and an avid runner and tennis player. She loves travelling and is fluent in both French and Spanish.
James graduated from the University of Bristol in 2003. After which he worked in the South West of England and Cambridge before settling in London in 2009.
With nearly 20 years of experience James has accumulated a wealth of dental knowledge and expertise in all areas of his field. He has created a gentle, friendly and approachable practice in which to provide exceptional dentistry.
James has always placed a high regard on professional development.
His main area of interest and expertise is in endodontic treatments. Having achieved an MSc with distinction from King’s College London, he is driven to provide high quality endodontic and restorative treatments in a comfortable and stress free setting. Keeping his patients’ best interests at the heart of all his treatments, patients feel relaxed and at ease in his practice.
James’ home life is based in North West London, where he lives with his partner and two young boys. He enjoys an active life particularly tennis, running and cycling.
“I have been attending for nearly three years now, and I couldn’t be happier with the service I have received. James [has] always been friendly, professional and completely put me at ease. I know I am in safe hands and feel very well cared for.”
Love your smile
We offer a complete range of private dental and hygiene treatments, performed by skilled and passionate professionals in our world-class surgery in the City of London. Our treatments range from preventative dentistry (including dental hygiene, the treatment of jaw problems and sensitive teeth, identifying gum disease), to specialist dentistry (such as orthodontics, dental implants, endodontics and periodontics), to cosmetic solutions such as teeth whitening. We provide all aspects of dental care under one roof, from general to advanced dentistry, while maintaining a personal relationship with each individual patient.
We love what we do
Over 128,000 consultations booked
Over 21,000 implants placed
Over 56,073 emergency appointments
32 years of dentistry
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2023 Dentistry Awards
Finalist Best Practice
Private Dentistry Awards
2012 Private Dentistry Awards
Winner Best Practice