The dentists working within the SDC group are committed to delivering quality dentistry and have the expertise and experience to provide you with the very best levels of care before, during and after your treatment.
BDS MSc MRD RCS (Eng)
General Dental Council Registration Number 61360
- Consultant in Periodontology with a special interest in implant dentistry with Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust
- Clinical Demonstrator in Implant Dentistry & Periodontology at King's College London
- General Dental Council Registered Specialist in Periodontology
Paul graduated as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from The London Dental Hospital in 1986 and worked within the department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery both there and subsequently at St Margarets Hospital, Epping until starting in general dental practice in 1987. He gained his MSc in Periodontology at UMDS Guys Hospital in 1991 and has worked in part-time private periodontal practice since 1989.
He holds a Membership in Restorative Dentistry (Periodontology), from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is currently in private practice limited to periodontology and implant dentistry and is a part-time Consultant in Periodontology with a special interest in implant dentistry within Guys and St Thomas NHS trust at Guys Hospital. This involves providing implant treatment for complex cases and teaching implant dentistry to post-graduate students. He has worked with several different implant systems since 1987 and has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject. He has a particular interest in bone augmentation and non-invasive sinus grafting techniques.
He is an examiner for the Diploma in Implant Dentistry for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and previously sat on the board of the Specialist Advisory Board for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
BDS MSc DDPH FDSRCS
General Dental Council Registration Number 54938
- General Dental Council Registered Specialist In Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics
Ruth graduated in 1980 from University College Hospital London with a BDS Honours degree, gaining the final year prize in Medicine and Dental Surgery. She spent six months working as a House Officer in Conservative Dentistry prior to working for two years as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She entered Specialist training at Guy's Hospital in 1983, during which time she gained a Master's Degree in Conservative Dentistry. She worked part time in the department for 15 years, teaching both undergraduate and post-graduate dental students and dental nurses. During this time she completed a Diploma in Dental Public Health and in 1995 gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She has been an examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons and for the National Examination Board for Dental Surgery Assistants.
She has published several articles in the British Dental Journal.
Ruth has a particular interest in restorative implant dentistry, she joined the Restorative Dental Practice in 1998 as a Registered Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. She has wide experience in all aspects of treatment planning, fixed and removable prosthodontics and the restorative treatment of dental implants, all of which she accepts referrals for from professional colleagues. Ruth's main focus in the practice is looking after her patients' total dental care and she is happy to see new patients who wish to refer themselves for dental treatment.
BDS, MSc, FDS RCS Eng, FDS RCS (Rest Dent)
General Dental Council Registration Number 61899
- Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Barts and the London NHS Trust
- General Dental Council Registered Specialist in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Claire graduated as a Bachelor in Dental Surgery from Guys Hospital in 1986, after which she spent six years gaining experience in General Practice. She then returned to Guy's Dental Hospital and gained a Master of Science in Conservative Dentistry in 1993 where she stayed on to teach undergraduate dental students. During this time she gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She then entered a part-time hospital training pathway as a Specialist Registrar based at Guys and the May Day Hospitals. During this time she passed her Diploma in Dental Sedation with distinction. Her training was completed with her Exit Fellowship Examination in Restorative Dentistry in 2004. She has held locum Consultant posts at Kings and then Guys in the Department of Sedation and Special Care.
She was appointed to her current post as Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Barts and the London NHS Trust in 2006, where she provides treatment planning advice for General Dental Practitioners. She is an Educational Supervisor and is involved in Postgraduate and Undergraduate teaching. She runs an implant treatment and teaching clinic, conscious sedation teaching and restorative head and neck oncology clinics. Her other areas of clinical interest include fixed (crowns and bridges) and removable prosthodontics (dentures). She has published papers in peer reviewed journals and a chapter on implant overdentures in the British Dental Journal book series.
She joined the Restorative Dental Practice in 2005 and became a partner three years later. Her Private Practice reflects her NHS Hospital Practice with an emphasis on referrals for treatment of patients requiring implant dentistry, prosthodontics and restorative management of head and neck oncology patients. She also provides second opinions and carries out medico-legal work involving expert witness reports.
BDS MSc FDS RCPS MRD RCS (Eng)
General Dental Council Registration Number 66162
- General Dental Council Registered Specialist in Prosthodontics
Russell graduated as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Kings College London in 1990 and subsequently worked in general dental practice for twelve months. He then returned to Kings to undertake the post of House Surgeon in Restorative Dentistry and then Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He then spent a year as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital before returning to London in 1994.
Russell then took a post as Senior House Officer in Conservative Dentistry at the Royal London Hospital for eighteen months before embarking on a Masters degree in Conservative Dentistry at Guys Hospital. He was invited to teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students at Guys and combined this with being Principal of a Specialist Private Practice in Orpington Kent. Russell was accredited as a Specialist in Prosthodontics by the GDC in 2001.
He holds a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and a Membership in Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Russell was President of his local BDA branch in 1994 and served on the committee for four years.
He continues to own and run a Specialist Restorative Practice in Kent and combines this with Specialist Practice in London's West End. He has a keen interest in Implant Dentistry, having been involved with it for over 20 years.
BDS MFDS RCS Eng Dip D Sed M Clin Dent MRD RCS Ed (Prosthodontics)
General Dental Council Registration Number 79747
- General Dental Council Registered Specialist in Prosthodontics
Having qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 2001, Katharine was offered a position at Guy’s Dental Hospital specialising in prosthodontics and conducted research on tooth wear. Katharine has continued to stay up-to-date by training in the latest dental techniques, gaining a diploma in conscious sedation from King’s Dental Institute in 2006. Katharine is highly skilled and very caring in working with nervous patients. Katharine has worked and taught at a number of UK Dental Hospitals, gaining widespread experience reconstructing failing teeth and mouths with crown and bridgework, dentures, dental implants, veneers and repairing jaw and occlusal (bite) issues. She is also an expert at solving other complex dental issues including advanced tooth wear, restoring missing teeth, designing smiles, improving smiles, and stabilising dental health.
Katharine is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is a General Dental Council registered Specialist in Prosthodontics. She is also the elected Chairperson of the British Dental Association (BDA) for 2018 – 2019 Cambridge section.
T Neil Meekin
BDS MSc MClin Dent FDS MRDRCS
General Dental Council Registration Number 68568
- General Dental Council Registered Specialist In Periodontics
Neil graduated in 1992 from The London Hospital and immediately entered General Practice. In 1994 he became SHO and subsequently Associate Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery prior to entering Specialist training in the Department of Periodontology at Guy's Hospital in 1996, during which time he gained his FDS (Restorative) and MSc in Periodontology. On completion of Specialist training in 2000, he gained his MClin Dent and MRDRCS and was recognised as a Specialist in Periodontics by the General Dental Council.
Neil recently joined the practice from a Specialist Practice in The City and now divides his week between The Restorative Practice and a specialist referral practice in Surrey.
He has wide experience of the various periodontal treatment modalities including all types of non-surgical periodontal therapy and the treatment of advanced cases utilising a range of periodontal surgical techniques.
He is also currently involved in teaching courses and study groups relating to various aspects of periodontal treatment and dental implantology both within the practices at which he works and at other venues. Neil has a wide experience in dental implantology and is involved in mentoring General Dental Practitioners placing and restoring dental implants both in the UK and abroad.
Neil's experience in diagnostics, treatment planning and treatment is a useful resource for dentists who refer to him for advice and for their patients requiring his clinical expertise. He has developed his interest in the oral rehabilitation of patients with a combination of periodontal and restorative problems, and treats patients with a wide range of periodontal and other dental and oral related problems. He is always willing and available to discuss treatment planning and any other treatment problems with referring colleagues.