Of our patients surveyed say ‘The quality of their treatment was good.’
A specialist private clinic for dental and self-referrals
Colchester Dental Specialist Centre provides a wide range of advanced services on behalf of general practice dentists who refer their patients to us. We offer our high-level skills, extensive experience and specialist equipment for the management of complex cases across East Anglia including North Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge and Ipswich.
Our specialists and surgeons are all very highly qualified and are well-respected in their fields. Most have been or continue to be involved in research, teaching and examining. Many have treated patients at prestigious university teaching hospitals in the UK, Europe or North America.
The ambience for our patients is very important, so we offer our advanced dental treatments within a more exclusive, relaxed and personalised environment.
Patients are referred to us by their dentists. This means we can’t take appointments made by patients (except for hygienist sessions, which can be booked direct).
Our self-referral services
Although we’re primarily a dental referral centre, we also accept self-referrals for some of our services including hygiene appointments and teeth straightening treatment. If you haven’t been referred by a dentist but would still like to visit us, please get in touch and we can talk you through the treatments and services we have available.
At our practice we offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments on both a referral and self-referral basis. Teeth straightening treatments available include fixed braces, Invisalign treatment and more. If you’d like a straighter smile, please get in touch. We’ll be happy to talk you through your options for teeth straightening.
Our facilities and equipment
We have five surgeries (four clinical and one for hygienist sessions) and have invested in specialist equipment to support precision diagnostics, planning and treatment. These include two high-powered microscopes for endodontic work and a low-dose CBCT scanner for 3D imaging. We’re more than happy to provide imaging-only services to dentists in general practice.
How to find us
Turn off The Crescent where you see a low-level green sign marked ‘800-896’. Continue until you see the navy blue sign ‘841-847 The Crescent’, and we’re in the corner. Please use the free parking bays for 841 and 842. For more detailed directions, do contact us.
Implants at Colchester Dental Specialist Centre
If you have one or more missing teeth, and are looking for high quality, long-lasting and discreet treatment, our clinicians are experienced in placing dental implants. Dental implants can last as long as your natural teeth if you care for them properly. Tailored to your smile, each dental implant is carefully created bespoke to you. Get in touch with us to find out if implants are right for you.
What makes us different?
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free refreshments
- Free on-site parking
- Wheelchair friendly
- Nervous? Ask us about sedation
- We treat TMJ disorders
- We're accepting dentist referrals
Colchester Dental Specialist Centre
|Monday||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Thursday||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Friday||9:00am - 5:30pm|
*Opening hours may vary due to COVID-19 and public holidays. Please get in touch with us to find out more.
What makes Colchester Dental Specialist Centre different?
Below are a few key things that make us unique.
Meet the team
- Dental Nurses
Alex graduated in dental surgery in 2011 from King's College Dental Institute University of London and later qualified as a specialist in Periodontics in 2017, having studied for his master’s of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology in 2017 at Kings College London.Read full profile
Ahmed is a specialist prosthodontist who has experience in treating advanced tooth wear, full mouth rehabilitation and replacing missing teeth.Read full profile
Jay is a registered orthodontic specialist who provides a range of orthodontic treatments at our practice on a referral and self-referral basis.Read full profile
Noman has a keen interest in endodontics. He accepts referrals for complex root canal treatments, apicectomies and root canal retreatments.Read full profile
Sameena is a specialist endodontist who focuses on providing root canal treatment at our practice. She aims to create a relaxing and comfortable environment for her patients.Read full profile
After graduating from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2005, Tiago worked in general dental practice and undertook further training in various areas.Read full profile
Having qualified and worked at Guy’s Hospital, London, Fiona now works alongside our specialist periodontists.Read full profile
Rachael qualified as a dental hygienist at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London, and now works with our specialist periodontists.Read full profile
Alyssa GarrardRead full profile
Dana Antonia DragomirRead full profile
George works with Richard Hems, helping to manage advanced treatments and surgery for root canal problems.Read full profile
Natasha 'Tash' Malton
Besides her role as a dental nurse, Tash has taken on responsibility for managing decontamination across our practice.Read full profile
Branded treatments and services
Of our patients surveyed would recommend our practice to others.
Of our patients surveyed say ‘I feel involved in all decisions about my care.’
"I am a very nervous person and have had terrible experience in the past with dentists. However, I honestly could not appraise the whole team from checking in to the treatment.
Dr Noman Athwal is an amazing dentist - he was very informative, patient, kind and very good at his job, His assistant was also amazing, so kind, supportive and really calmed me down.
Thanks again to you all. You will never know how grateful I am.
"Deciding to undergo 18-24 months of orthodontic treatment (aged 59!) felt like a very big commitment. Jay Patel’s careful attention to detail, and clear advice about my expected outcomes, gave me the confidence to go ahead. When necessary he has worked in consultation with my periodontist and hygienist (both at Colchester dental specialist centre) to ensure full coordination of treatment. As a patient in the chair, his calm expertise has made every visit a positive experience with the minimum of discomfort. I have had complete trust in Jay’s judgement and skill and am absolutely delighted with the results he has achieved."
"The welcome from reception staff, courteous and respectful. The professionalism and warmth from Ahmed and Spela were very genuine and patient focussed. I thoroughly recommend the service on offer here. It is truly a place of excellence.
Thank you so much for the service given to me on the occasions I have visited.
A very satisfied customer."
"I was very impressed with the care and attention I was shown today by Ahmed and Spela. Very competent, professional and customer centred."
"Very professional service providing excellent confidence throughout the process, thank you."
"Had an extraction with sedation, Peter explained everything, and his assistant Antonia was very kind throughout. Definitely recommend. "
"Fantastic service. Kind and patient."
"Very happy with speed and quality of service. Friendly and efficient staff."
"Such a lovely practice and made me feel so relaxed by Richard and George. Wonderful greeting by receptionist Kitty."
"I was so worried about the tooth extraction for some time. But Peter was gentle, and he made sure I was alright throughout the whole process. Antonia was so nice and caring."
"Very happy with the service given. Good explanation of treatment and procedure."
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