Why Refer to Care Dental
Care Dental Focus Referral Clinic
Our Aim is to work hand in hand with you to deliver success to your patients, whilst working in partnership with you to service and promote your practice.
Care Dental Focus offers care on a referral basis to complement the skills of general dental practitioners from across Scotland. Our special areas of focus are in the fields of Implantology, Endondontics, Periodontology. Located in Crieff,Perthshire, we are within 90 minutes drive from 90% of the population of Scotland.
Dental implant treatment is a rewarding and highly profitable field for any dentist to practice in. The advances in dental implantology over the last few years have simplified a once complex discipline so that the prosthetic procedure is now well within the capabilities of any GP confident with normal crown and bridge work. Our overall service is to enable you to integrate Implantology within your whole practice.
Our clinic has undergone a major extension and refurbishment in 2008 to facilitate our expanding referral centre and is exceptionally well equipped with an OPT and CT scanner and operating microscope.
The overall experience:
- Is a patient bowled over by the quality and comprehensiveness of the end result!
- A referring dentist amazed by the potential, size and profitability of the cases developed.
- Clinical development and enjoyable team work.
- A successful and profitable practice.
"Working together, providing a referral service to enhance your treatment portfolio"
Also on site is our laboratory, which specialises in all-ceramic dentistry and has its own Straumann Etkon scanner.
We have recently invested in the future of digital dentistry and have installed the itero machine into our surgeries and laboratory. As a reference centre for Straumann UK we are delighted to organize an evening to demonstrate this technology to any interested parties.
Working hand in hand with our referral practitioners.
“What are the options for this patient?” is often the question by which we are perplexed. Our greatest success in our referral service is in formulating patient treatment plans. With our digital OPT, CT scanner, technicians, referral clinicians and our dedicated patient consultation room we explore the patient’s options and develop this into a fully explained, consented and signed treatment plan. As a result, the uptake of treatment plans is very high. Normally the planning and We offer you a complete service from treatment planning right through to the delivery of cases for those dentists who wish to refer for the entire treatment.
Alternatively, as a referral centre for practices across Scotland, we offer you a blended learning approach to partnering with you. This includes study days and evenings, mentoring / practical assistance and e-learning tools, right through to bespoke training for your whole practice. Our aim is to develop those referring practices that wish to get involved in our coaching and mentoring programmes.
Our facilities can be made available for referring dentists to use, either within assisted practical mentoring or when working alongside our technicians or sedationist.
Through our training and mentoring programme we will accredit, equip, encourage and support you in all phases of the restoration process. Our technicians will be on hand to help you throughout your learning and development. The exact details of this programme are available within our terms and conditions, which are available on request.
Dr Bruce M Strickland
BDS DipImpDent RCS (Eng)
International Team of Implantology (ITI)
Association of Dental Implantologists (ADI)
Dr Bruce Strickland has been placing dental implants since 1998 and today he is one of a small group of full-time implantologists within Scotland. He is a lecturer and member of the International Team of Implantology and acts as a clinical coach for Straumann UK.
Bruce graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons of England with a Diploma in Implant Dentistry with an additional Accreditation and Advanced Certificate in Bone Grafting. His extensive experience in performing pre-implant bone grafting procedures including ‘sinus lifts’ and block grafts from chin or ramus has proved invaluable. Further more, as part of aesthetic treatment Bruce routinely performs soft tissue grafting / augmentation and guided tissue regeneration. He has an audited failure rate of 1 in 1500 implants.
Your success is our success
Dr Will McLean
BSc (Hons), BDS, PhD,
PG Dip (Endodontology)
Will’s dental training has been long and varied. He graduated from the University of Wales in 1997 – BDS with Merit, after which he spent some time in an oral surgery position in Cardiff before moving to the USA to study for his PhD at Harvard Medical School. Following his return to the UK Will has worked in general dental practice both within the NHS and privately.
Since returning to general practice he has completed a year-long restorative course in Manchester in 2006 and has also been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontology (root canal treatment) from the University of Chester, part of a Masters Degree Programme.
Will’s interest in Endodontics and this further training has led to his professional development and personal clinical focus in Endodontics. He covers all aspects of endodontic referrals including management of cases with complex anatomy, sclerosed canals, open apices and resorptive defects, management of failed orthograde root canal treatment and iatrogenic damage, removal of fractured posts and separated instruments and the use of magnification in dentistry.
When he is not working or studying Will tries to compensate for the sedentary nature of being a clinician by cycling and going to the gym.
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