Colchester Dental Specialist Centre

Currently accepting new private patients and dentist referrals

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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.

Orthodontic treatment

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 Wi-Fi
  • Free refreshments Free refreshments
  • Free on-site parking Free on-site parking
  • Wheelchair friendly Wheelchair friendly
  • Nervous? Ask us about sedation Nervous? Ask us about sedation
  • We're accepting dentist referrals We're accepting dentist referrals
  • Dedicated treatment coordinator Dedicated treatment coordinator
  • 3D CBCT scanner 3D CBCT scanner
  • Payment options available Payment options available

Colchester Dental Specialist Centre
Opening hours*

Monday8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday8:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday8:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday8:30am - 5:30pm

What makes Colchester Dental Specialist Centre different?

Below are a few key things that make us unique.

Meet the team

  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Practice

Alex Biller

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.

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Gurwinder Dhesi

Gurwinder graduated from the University of Bristol in 2012 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). He then went onto gain membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) with the Royal College of Surgeons England in 2013. Following this, he worked at the Leeds General Infirmary in oral and maxillofacial surgery, gaining experience in many surgical aspects of dentistry.

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Farhan Janjua

Farhan is dedicated to helping patients improve their oral health through replacing lost or damaged teeth.

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Cristina Parenti

Cristina Parenti is a dentist with a special interest in endodontics.

Jay Patel

Jay is a registered orthodontic specialist who provides a range of orthodontic treatments at our practice on a referral and self-referral basis.

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Nikita Patel

Nikita graduated from the Newcastle Dental School with a merit in 2015. Since then, she has worked in various dental practices in Essex and London alongside completing further postgraduate education.

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Fiona Baker

Having qualified and worked at Guy’s Hospital, London, Fiona now works alongside our specialist periodontists.

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Rachael Chappell

Rachael qualified as a dental hygienist at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London, and now works with our specialist periodontists.

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Samantha Henly

Samantha Henly is a dental hygienist currently providing treatments and advice at Colchester Dental Specialist Centre.

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Bethany Heritage

Kristina Mottershaw

Dana Antonia Dragomir

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Lucy O'Toole

Lucy is trained in dental sedation and supports with caring for nervous patients and oral surgery treatments.

Sophie Hammond

Georgina Codd

George works assists our endodontists with root canal treatments.

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Kristyna Dronfield

Kristyna has worked in practice management since 2011 and joined Bupa Dental Care in 2016. She has completed diplomas in management and enjoys developing her team leadership skills.

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Elise Hale

Juliette Barton

Claire Bird

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Emma Parton

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Hazel Walker

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Branded treatments and services

Whitening can be an important part of a smile makeover. We always check the suitability of your teeth, as it may not be recommended for some patients with high sensitivity. It’s important to know that we may not be able to treat all of your teeth: whitening can’t alter the colour of fillings, crowns, veneers, for example. Your dentist can explain and suggest any options open to you.

We do understand that some people really struggle with dental treatment. But we have lots of ways to help put you at ease. Please just tell us how you feel and what worries you, and then we can work together to decide on the right approach.

Generally we recommend twice yearly check-ups every six months. However, this varies on a case by case basis. Your Bupa Dental Care dentist will talk to you about when and how often we need to see you.

No, Bupa Dental Care practices are open to everyone. If you do have Bupa dental insurance, at selected practices we can guide you through your claim.

First, please check that our practice offers the services you’re looking for, then simply use the referral form on our contact page. Do feel free to give us a call and tell us what you’re looking for.

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Finance applicant must be aged 18 or over, a UK resident, have a UK bank account and be in permanent employment.

The minimum spend for finance is £500 and the maximum is £50,000. 0% APR representative is available on repayment terms of up to 40 months. Finance taken at repayment terms of 48 or 60 months is subject to 7.9% APR representative.

All finance is subject to eligibility, status, affordability and a credit check T&Cs apply.

**Illustration is based on finance of £3000, repaid over 40 months, at £75.00 per month at 0% interest. Average cost of a single dental implant is approximately £3000.

Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Dental Care Limited, Vantage Office Park, Bristol, BS16 1GW, whose company registered number is 00478127. Oasis Dental Care Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FCA registration number 710559. Oasis Dental Care Limited is a credit broker and not a lender.

Finance is provided by Novuna Personal Finance, a trading style of Mitsubishi HC Capital UK PLC, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Financial Services Register no. 704348. Registered Office: Novuna House, Thorpe Road, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18 3HP. Registered in Cardiff under company no. 1630491. The register can be accessed through

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Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Dental Care Limited. Registered in England and Wales No: 00478127. Registered office: Bupa Dental Care, Vantage Office Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol, United Kingdom BS16 1GW.

Oasis Dental Care Limited has a number of trading names including Bupa Dental Care. For a list of all our different trading names please follow this link.

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