Specialist Dentistry

Together with our wide range of general dental services, we also offer consultations and specialist treatments carried out by highly qualified and experienced dental professionals.

Specialist DentistryOur team consists of GDC registered specialists covering:

  • Periodontics
  • Prosthodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Orthodontics

At Ivory Dental Practice, we are focused on providing the best possible dental care and treatment from highly qualified and experienced dental specialists. Our friendly team of dentists, nurses and receptionists will help ensure that patients receive an exceptionally high level of care, together with the best state-of-the-art dental treatments when visiting our practice.

Specialist Clinics

As an addition to our Specialist Dentist Services, we are now offering Specialist Clinics available for Registered Patients to receive specialist treatments and advice when you need it.

At present we have two clinics available, for Wisdom Teeth and Dentures.

Wisdom Tooth Clinics

Attend this clinic to see our GDC Specialist in Oral Surgery Specialist Kostas Karavidas. Advantages are that there is no waiting list and you can have have your wisdom teeth taken out, under sedation if you prefer.

Denture Clinics

If you have problematic dentures which are loose fitting or unsightly, you can visit our Denture Clinic to speak to GDC Registered Specialist Dental Surgeon Shash Baktar, and Clinical Dental Technician, Jonothan Hughes.

For Dentists

We are also one of only a few clinics to have a CT Scanner on site, which provides high resolution 3D images of a single tooth all the way to full arches. Ideal for complex endodontic cases, oral surgery and implant planning. We can send referring dentists the scan file ready to read using their software, or we can provide free software, all at the click of a button.

We value your referral. Here at Ivory Dental we will not accept, or solicit, referred patients for ongoing dental care.

We accept referrals for:

Our Specialist Team

Shash Bhakta

Specialist Dental Surgeon BDS, MMedSci (Rest Dent), MFDS RCPS, MRD RCS (Prosthodontics), PhD, FDS (Rest Dent) RCS

Shash Bhakta is a specialist in Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He is a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry Leeds Dental Institute.

After graduating in 1999, Shash then spent 6 years in general practice, hospital training posts in Scotland and completing a Masters degree at the University of Sheffield. He spent seven years (2005 to 2012) of specialist training at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield, completing Fellowship in Restorative Dentistry in 2011.

Further achievements in his professional and personal life include:

  • NHS Consultant in Restorative Dentistry - Leeds Dental Institute since 2012. Lead clinician...

Kostas Karavidas

GDC Registered Specialist In Oral Surgery MD, DDS, PhD, FEB(OMFS)

Kostas is a GDC Registered Specialist in Oral Surgery. He has been Locum Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital (Luton, Bedfordshire), and Queen Elizabeth II Hospital (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire) since May 2012.

He is available at our clinic for referrals for treatments including:

  • Dentoalveolar surgery (adults and peadiatric)
  • Wisdom teeth
  • Oral mucosal lesions
  • Salivary glands obstructive disease
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders/Orofacial pain
  • IV sedation

Richard Brookshaw

Implantologist BDS M.Med.Sci (Oral Surgery) Dip Imp Dent RCS Ed

Richard Brookshaw qualified in 1996 from the University of Dundee. In 1999 he gained his Masters degree in Oral Surgery from the University of Sheffield, and further extended his clinical qualification in 2001 by completing an 18 month Implant Training Programme, also at the University of Sheffield.

Richard is both nationally and internationally respected as a lecturer and mentor in Implant Dentistry, immediate same day implants (same day smiles™) and Nobelguide/ CT scan guided surgery. He also lectures for Nobel Biocare on a range of advanced implant techniques. He is a regular lecturer and contributor to their World Tour.

Richard exclusively practices all aspects of implant dentistry, including hard and...

Jonathan Hughes

Clinical Dental Technician CDT, Dip Clin Dent Tech RCS Eng

Jonathan Hughes qualified as a Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) from the Royal College of Surgeons in London, enabling him to offer a bespoke tailored service where he can treat our patients clinically, and also construct their dentures technically, to achieve the best possible results, start to finish.

He is registered with the General Dental Council as a CDT, regularly attending postgraduate courses, to uphold our high standards with continuous professional development.

"My aim is to provide the highest quality dentures to members of the public, ranging from simple 1 tooth partial dentures, to implant retained complete dentures.

"I’m proud to say to all my patients, that every denture I fit...

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