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Welcome to Devon Dental Implant Centre!

6 March 2020

For the past 20 years, Torrington Dental Practice has been providing dental implant to patients in Devon, Cornwall, and beyond. During that time, we have placed over 3,000 implants, with patients referred from more than 70 regional practices.

DD implant centre We’re proud of our reputation as one of the UK’s top implant practices, but conscious that not many people in Devon are aware of it! So, we have launched Devon Dental Implant Centre, within Torrington Dental Practice, to highlight our implant expertise, and provide a clearer signpost to our practice for those in need of treatment.

“More and more people with missing teeth or ill-fitting plates are choosing to have implants as they are the closest thing to your natural teeth” says Practice Manager Toni Batty. “However, implant dentistry is a complex dental skill, and many dentists who offer it have not necessarily undergone formal training, nor do they have professional implant qualifications.”

Devon Dental Implant Centre is led by Professor Ian Mills, one of the Southwest’s most experienced implantologists. Ian holds a Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and combines his role at Torrington Dental Practice with his responsibilities as Dean of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) and Honorary Associate Professor at Peninsula Dental School.

Other members of the team include John Cato, who has a master’s degree in implantology; Declan MacDonnell who has also completed his Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons; and Rhys Gabe who has a master’s degree in Restorative Dentistry.

Although our dentists have lots of letters after their name, they couldn’t be more friendly and caring! If you are at all nervous about the treatment, rest assured that we are experienced in the treatment of anxious patients and incredibly proud of our reputation for putting patients at ease.

To learn more about the benefits of implants, and the treatment offered by Devon Dental Implant Centre, why not book a free, half-hour consultation? “We treat every patient on an individual basis and will only offer you implants if we believe they are right for you” explains Ian. “If not, we have a wide range of alternative treatment options available.”

For more information, or to arrange your free consultation, visit Devon Dental Implant Centre or call 01805 623657.


Mr Mills was kind, pleasant and reassuring, and explained everything to me, so that I knew what was going on every inch of the way. I can’t recommend him and his implant team highly enough.
Super helpful, friendly, clean, efficient and brilliant at informing us of procedures & treatment. We never feel rushed or have to wait too long. They have made the dentist experience a positive one for our children – who are always excited to go!
I would rate this dentist 1000 stars if I could! Everyone there is so friendly and smiley! I had my teeth done by John Cato and Paula and what can I say. Both of them made me feel so relaxed even though I normally hate the dentist they have made this all change! I couldn’t thank them both enough.
Ms P
It’s nearly two months since my treatment for an implanted bridge concluded and I could not be more pleased. The treatment was excellent, the care by Ian Mills and his team was superb and the teeth look fantastic.
Rhys Gabe is an incredible guy. After 30 odd years of avoiding the dentist through fear I actually now enjoy going thanks to this man. I cannot recommend him highly enough to nervous and anxious patients.