The Experienced Implantology Team at DentalCarePlus Clinics

The DentalCarePlus Group of clinicians is probably one of the best qualified and most experienced team of implant dentists ever assembled in the UK. All are highly experienced in oral surgery techniques that are essential to achieve the highest standard of implant based rehabilitation. In short; the expertise and experience you can rely on for exceptional results. Our implant dentist team is featured below:

Stephen Garner, Registered Specialist in Oral Surgery

GDC 49476

BDS (U Lon.) FDSRCS (Eng)

Stephen Garner - Implantologist Having trained as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Stephen first placed implants into the facial bones and skull in order to support facial prostheses. From there he used dental implants to reconstruct jaws and teeth for patients following trauma and surgery for cancer ablation.

He has now placed upwards of eight thousand implants, restoring the vast majority of these himself, but also working alongside restorative specialists in the rehabilitation of complex cases. His is therefore a very restorative driven approach, and this together with his surgical background, allows dental restorations with excellent functional and aesthetic outcomes.

More recently Stephen has enjoyed teaching post graduate dentists in oral surgery and implantology and brings this love of communication and mentoring to his work.

He is delighted to have now joined the team at DentalCarePlus, a company dedicated to bringing the benefits of implantology to a wider public.

Cristian Poveda Ferriols, Qualified Implant Clinician

GDC 100682

BDS, MSc Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology. Alcalá de Henares University, Madrid (Spain)

Cristian Poveda Ferriols - Implant DentistCristian frequently appears on the dental lecture / seminar / congress circuit both in the UK and abroad, predominantly on dental implant and oral surgery-related subjects. As well as traditional implant surgery techniques, Cristian contributes a very high level of technical knowledge and uses the latest techniques in computer guided surgery. Cristian is highly experienced in all types of dental implant supporting treatments, such as sinus lifts, block bone grafting, guided bone regeneration and soft tissue grafting.

Since graduating from Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio (Madrid, Spain), Cristian has attained:

  • Master's Degree in Oral Surgery and Dental Implantology
  • Postgraduate in Oral Surgery, Implants and Periodontology
  • Postgraduate in Implant Surgery
  • Postgraduate in Dental and Periodontal Cosmetic Surgery

As well as being busy on the lecture circuit, Cristian is currently undergoing both a Doctorate and Advance Implant Surgery Degree.

Nick Coley, Qualified Implant Clinician

GDC 57269

Nick Coley BDS (Lond) Implant Dentist

Nick - ImplantologistNick qualified in 1982 at Kings College London and went on to work for many years in general practice in the City. In 1987 he made the decision to move to Cornwall and during this period he was also a clinical assistant at Derriford Hospital in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, treating broken down and worn dentition, advanced gum disease and medically compromised patients. Nick has recently been invited to tutor students at the Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth.

He is an active member of the ITI and ADI. Over the last 7 years Nick has also undertaken basic and advanced training in the CEREC Cad Cam system. He has trained and is current in facial aesthetics and is able to provide facial rejuvenation treatment.

Nick has been placing implants since 2001 and holds the following post-graduate qualifications:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry (2001), Periodontology and Dental Materials at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London.
  • Certificate in Surgical and Prosthetic Implantology in 2002.
  • Advanced Certificate in Implantology at the Eastman Dental Institute in 2006.
  • Completed the Diploma in Implant Dentistry course at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Carlos Ribo Senden, Qualified Implant Clinician

GDC 199239

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Carlos Ribo - Associate Dental Implant DentistCarlos is a Graduate of 'Dental Medicine'; Universidad Internacional de Cataluna (UIC), and also a Graduate of the 'Advanced International Program in Implant Dentistry'; New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD).

Carlos has received awards from the most prestigious academies in dentistry, including The American Academy of Osseointegration, The Greater New York Dental Meeting, The NYU Research Day and received a Diploma in Occlusion from the Frank Spears organisation, Seattle Institute, USA.

He is a Member of the American Academy of Osseointegration and has made presentations at The Greater New York Dental Meeting.

He is an expert in all surgical procedures required for the most complex of implant cases, including Sinus Lifts Window and Osteotome (Summers Technique).

Margarida Menezes, Qualified Implant Clinician

GDC 246893

Margarida Menezes - Implant DentistMargarida graduated with a Masters degree in dentistry in 2008 as the highest achieving student out of over 100 interns on her course, achieving an exceptionally high overall grade of 19/20 and a grade of 17/20 for her theses which focussed on Peri-implantitis.

She completed a one year full time course at New York University College of Dentistry in Prosthodontics in 2011 and continued studying at the college to complete a two year full time Advanced Program in Implant Dentistry.

Margarida has a high level of experience in implant placement, bone grafting, prosthodontics, full mouth restorations and soft tissue management for improved aesthetics.

She frequently lectures on the subject of implant dentistry in many different countries including the US & many European countries.

Margarida has been awarded the 'Best presentation by a Resident in Peridontology and Implant Dentistry' at the New York University Research Day in both 2012 and 2013.

Ioannis (Yannis) Kakisis, Qualified Implant Clinician & Qualified Restorative Dentist

GDC 102924

BDS | MSc Dental Implantology (Manchester) | MSc Prosthodontics (Manchester)

Yannis - Associate DentistYannis has been practicing implant dentistry in the UK since 2006 having moved here from Athens. Before joining DentalCarePlus Yannis worked in a number of implant clinics in Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales. Yannis holds a Master of Science (MSC) in Dental Implantology and Prosthodontics, both attained from Manchester University.

In addition to dental implant treatment Yannis has a special interest in high aesthetic prosthodontics including Crowns, Bridgework and Veneers. He also has a special interest in Oral Surgery including complex extractions, apicectomy, franectomy and soft tissue management.

Matthew Emmott, Qualified Implant Clinician

GDC 67071

BChD (U.Leeds) MFDGP RCS (UK) DipImpDent.RCS (ENG)

Matthew Emmott - Implantologist Matthew has been practising dentistry for twenty years and implant dentistry for the last ten years. During this time he has undertaken many training courses in advanced restorative dentistry.

Matthew has a wealth of experience in all aspects of Dental Implantology including all types of bone grafting and sinus augmentation, which allows him to treat the most complex cases, predictably achieving aesthetic outcomes.

He has completed the MFGDP(UK) of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2001, and The Advanced Diploma of Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Matthew is passionate about the aesthetics of the restored dental implants and believes strongly that it is not only necessary to provide replacement teeth but those teeth should look natural. For the last seven years he has been involved with the teaching and mentoring of postgraduate dental surgeons.

Matthew is delighted to become a member of the DentalCarePlus team and will be based at the Bristol Clinic, but will also provide occasional cover at the Cornwall & Devon clinic.

Juan Mesquida Escalas, Qualified Implant Clinician

GDC 219071

DDS, MSc Implant Dentistry ESI Barcelona

Juan Mesquida Escalas - Implant DentistJuan has been involved in implant dentistry since graduating as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2005.

He was awarded a Masters (MSc) in Implant Dentistry at ESI Barcelona in 2007.

Juan then undertook a full time 3 year program focusing exclusively on Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University, California, USA. From 2009-10, he was resident-in-chief on the University's Implant Dentistry Program, involved in both the academic and in-surgery tuition of implant placement and restorations and he is currently an assistant professor at the aforementioned University Implant Dentistry Department.

In 2011, Juan became a Specialist in Implant Dentistry in California, USA.

At the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, he has twice been awarded the coveted 1st Prize for Best Research Presentation in 2010 (Boston, Massachusetts, USA) and 2011 (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA). This is unprecedented in 30 years of history of the Academy.

Juan is an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), American Dental Society of Europe (ADSE) and Academy of Osseointegration (AO). He frequently lectures in the USA, around Europe and other countries.

Juan has a high degree of experience in computer guided implant placement, soft tissue management for improved aesthetics and full mouth rehabilitations with fixed and removable prosthesis.

Federico Moreno Sancho, Periodontist

GDC 179802

Federico Moreno Sancho - Implant DentistFederico frequently appears on the dental lecture / seminar / congress circuit both in the UK and abroad, predominantly on periodonal-related subjects.

Federico performs the diagnosis and treatment of chronic periodontitis, aggressive periodontitis and periodontitis associated with systemic conditions.

September 2012-October 2015: Master of Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent) in Periodontology, University College of London Eastman Dental Institute. Incorporating fellowship of the European Federation of Periodontology and preparation for Membership of Restorative Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MRD RCS (ENG).

2010-2011: PG Cert Implant Dentistry, University of Manchester.

2009: Degree in Dentistry from Universidad Europea de Madrid (Spain).

Rajnish Joshi, Qualified Implant Dentist

GDC 100233

BDS (Hons), MFDS RCSEng, MSc Imp Dent

Rajnish Joshi - Implant DentistRaj frequently appears on the dental lecture / seminar / congress circuit both in the UK and abroad, predominantly on dental-implant and restorative related subjects.

Experienced and skilled in the provision of simple and complex dental implant cases. His portfolio of work includes single implants (including immediate placements), implant-retained fixed and detachable bridges, as well as full mouth rehabilitation, including 'teeth in a day'. Raj is experienced in the full range of bone graft procedures as well as the provision of high quality restorative dentistry.

Raj has a string of academic distinctions to his name, predominantly in the field of implant and restorative dentistry, achieving 'Distinction' standard in all Clinical Case Presentations for his MSc in implant dentistry.

Raj has attained:

  • 2012: Advanced certificate in Implant surgery (GSD Academy, Lisbon)
  • 2009-2011: MSc Implant Dentistry (Guy's, King's & St. Thomas' Dental Institute, London)
  • 2007: MFDS RCS (Royal College of Surgeons, England)
  • 2006: MFGDP (UK) Coursework Module including 7 key clinical skills
  • 2000-2005: BDS with Honours (Guy's, King's & St. Thomas' Dental Institute, London)

Marco Benigni, Oral Surgery Specialist

GDC 195289


Marco Benigni - Implant DentistMarco frequently appears on the dental lecture / seminar / congress circuit both in the UK and abroad, predominantly on dental-implant and oral surgery related subjects.

Marco is a qualified oral surgeon specialist with more than ten years experience working at both public hospitals and private surgeries in London and in Italy.

Marco completed a three-year PhD in Implantology and Implant Prosthodontics in 2009 as well as a specialisation in Oral Surgery in 2013, both at the university of Milan, Italy. Marco has vast surgical experience, having placed thousands of implants in the last decade, performing the full range of bone grafting techniques.

Marco is listed on the General Dental Council's Specialist List in Oral Surgery, N. 195289.

In his spare time, Marco spends time outdoors, playing golf in the Summer and ski-ing in the Winter. He also enjoy travelling.

Marco has attained:

  • University of Milan, Italy (1999-2004) Degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthodontics
  • University of Milan, Italy (2007-2010) PhD in Oral Implantology and Implant Prosthodontics
  • Private annual course, Milan-Pavia, Italy (2010) Annual post-graduate course in Periodontics with Dr. Maurizio Silvestri
  • University of Milan, Italy (2010-2013) Specialist training in Oral Surgery

Dr Dipa Patel, Qualified Anaesthetist

Dental Sedationist

MBBS(Lond) MRCGP DRCOG DCH DFFP CME | Cert. Dental Sedation

Dipa - Dental SedationistDipa graduated from University College, London in 2001, qualifying as a medical doctor. She completed her GP training in 2005.

She attained the Certificate in Dental Sedation and Anaesthesia from the Eastman Dental Institute in 2009.

Dipa is involved in training of doctors and dentists at many levels, including postgraduate.

Our Prosthetic Dentists

Margaret - Dentist
Anna - Dentist
George Papadopoulos - Implantologist

Our Dental Nurses

Dariusz - Dental Nurse
Amie - Dental Nurse

Kirsty - Dental Nurse

Shelley, Implant-Assistant

Rachel, Dental Nurse

Our Clinical Dental Technicians

Lee - Clinical Dental Technician
Peter - Clinical Dental Technician - photo coming soon

Our Dental Hygienists

Katie - Dental Therapist
Carole - Dental Hygienist
Renata, hygienist

Our Administration Staff

Practice Manager
Darren - Group Manager & Implant Coordinator
Practice Manager
Alex, Practice Manager
Practice Manager
Jenny , Business Manager

Implant Coordinator
Victoria - Implant Coordinator

Referrals Manager
Amy - Referrals Manager

Clinical Manager
Lydia, Clinical Manager

Referrals Manager
Rebecca - Referrals Manager

Reception Manager
Gemma - Reception Manager

Reception Manager
Alison - Implant Clinic Reception Manager

Reception Manager
Kelly, Reception Manager

Reception Manager
Shelly, Reception Manager

Reception Manager
Rebecca, Reception Manager



Holly - Receptionist