Torrington Implant Clinic is part of the Torrington Dental Practice but is based on a dedicated surgery with a separate consultation area.
Within the surgery itself, we are fortunate to have a separate seating area which allows us to chat about your treatment in a more relaxed and comfortable environment, then a dental chair.
The clinical area within the surgery is equipped to the highest standards. We have the latest imaging technology, sterilisation procedures and state of the art equipment to ensure that we can deliver the safest and highest quality care possible to our patients.
In 2015 we installed the first low dose Gendex CT scanner in the UK (http://www.kavo.com/uk/2d-3d-imaging-combo-devices/gendex-gxdp-800). This 3D X-Ray machine has dose reduction technology which allows us to take 3 CT images of the jaws with much lower radiation dosages than was previously possible.
Ian Mills – Implantologist
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 implants and carries out all aspects of implant treatment, including advanced procedures such as bone grafting and sinus surgery. All his work has been audited since 1999 and during that time his success rate for dental implant survival is over 98%.
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 Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is one of only a handful of implantologists to hold this prestigious qualification. 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 is an examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons of England for the FFDGP (UK) and is currently the Vice Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice. 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.
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 Lecturer at Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth. Ian is also a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and was recently awarded a Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy in recognition of his contribution to education in dentistry.
Declan McDonnell – Implantologist
Declan McDonnell has been involved in implant dentistry since 2015 and is in the process of completing his postgraduate implant training at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Lisa Curtis – Senior Implant Nurse
Lisa Curtis is a qualified dental nurse with higher qualifications in intravenous sedation. She has worked with Ian since 1998 and has helped develop the Implant Clinic in Torrington since its inception. She is a highly experienced implant nurse and regularly attends post-graduate courses and conferences on the subject. In 2004 she was nominated for the prestigious Dental Nurse of the Year Award and attended a grand ceremony in London where she was given a highly commended certificate for her nursing expertise.
Lisa is a keep fit fanatic and has raised thousands of pounds for local and national charities through her incredible exploits. She has completed 2 marathons, various half marathons, cycled across the Rockies and successfully completed the Lakeland Challenge.
Neah Rooke – Dental Implant Nurse
Neah Rooke is a highly experienced dental nurse who is fully registered with the General Dental Council. She has over 10 years of dental nursing experience and has been working with the Torrington Implant Team since 2014. She is an invaluable member of the implant team but is also responsible for the orthodontic clinic at Torrington Dental Practice.
Neah works closely with Lisa in all clinical duties and coordinates all aspects of implant treatment in the Clinic. As an integral part of the Implant Team, Neah regularly attends implant courses and conferences to keep up to date and enhance her existing skills.
Outwith dentistry Neah is closely involved with various aspects of Torrington life……..