Ian Mills


GDC Number: 62220


Ian Mills is a highly experienced implantologist who has been involved with dental implants since 1999. During that period, he has placed over two thousand five hundred implants and carries out all aspects of implant treatment, including advanced procedures such as bone grafting and sinus surgery.

Ian has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in implant dentistry and in 2008 was awarded the prestigious Diploma in Implant Dentistry and a higher certificate in Advanced Implant Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is one of only a handful of implantologists to hold this prestigious qualification, which is widely recognised as the Gold Standard award in implant dentistry in the UK.

Ian has also been awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and a Fellowship of the Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He was previously an examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons of England for the FFDGP (UK) and in 2018 had the immense honour of being elected to the position of Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK). Ian is the 10th Dean of the Faculty, and the first to be elected from the South West. He is a Trustee of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and sits on the Board of the newly established College of General Dentistry.

Ian is also actively involved in research within primary care and has recently completed a doctoral thesis in Health Services Research at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry. He was subsequently awarded his PhD for research into “Person-Centred Care in General Dental Practice”, which has led to multiple publications within international journals.

Ian teaches and lectures regularly on the subject of implantology, and is a mentor for the Straumann Implant Company. He is a member of the International Team of Implantologists and is an Honorary Associate Professor at Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth. Ian is also a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and has previously been awarded a Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy in recognition of his contribution to education in dentistry.