Perlan Specialist Dental Centre, part of Bupa

Currently accepting new private patients and dentist referrals

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Perlan Specialist Dental Centre- Part of Bupa waiting room with refreshments and armchairs.

A specialist private clinic

Perlan Specialist Dental Centre provides advanced services and extensive experience for the management of complex cases across East Sussex. Our dental team, all of whom are specialists in their field, are highly qualified. Most have been or continue to be involved in research, teaching, and examining.

Our team is dedicated to providing quality care to both our self-referred patients and those referred by other dentists. We’re a multidisciplinary practice with services including periodontics, restorative dentistry, general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, and we’re experts in dental implant placement. We believe in integrated treatment and often use multiple specialists to achieve the optimum level of health, aesthetics and function for your smile. Helping you receive truly integrated treatment; all our specialists are available to jointly consult with patients.

Our dentists have completed an extensive accredited training program to achieve specialist status. This ensures a high level of skill and experience, so you can rest assured you’re in great hands. Alongside our specialists, we’re proud to offer a dedicated team of clinical, laboratory and administrative support staff, committed to providing quality service.

Here at Perlan, we’re proud to offer a comfortable and personal atmosphere, so you feel as relaxed as possible during your visits.

A state-of-the-art clinic

Our state-of-the art clinic is fully equipped to provide excellent treatment, with several high-specification features:

  • Our treatment rooms feature digital radiography (X-rays), digital imaging and modern instrumentation
  • Our radiography department has 2D and 3D imaging technology
  • We have a dedicated central sterile supplies unit for cross-infection control
  • We have full disabled access

Our dental referral services at Perlan, Eastbourne

We’re proud to offer a full spectrum of treatments:

  • General dentistry:
  • Hygiene appointments

  • Restorative dentistry:
  • Crowns, bridges and fillings as well as oral surgery such as bone grafts and wisdom tooth extraction

  • Periodontics:
  • Gum disease treatment and prevention, gum grafts

  • Cosmetic dentistry:
  • Veneers

  • Prosthodontics:
  • Full mouth rehabilitation

We accept self-referrals from patients, as well as referrals from other dentists, across all of our treatments.

How to find us

We’re ideally located in Eastbourne City Centre, with highly convenient transport links. We have on-site parking for four cars and there’s plenty of on-street parking too. We’re also close to Eastbourne train station.

Implants at Perlan Specialist Dental 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?

  • Over 20 years' placing dental implants Over 20 years' placing dental implants
  • Over 20 years' local experience Over 20 years' local experience
  • We're accepting dentist referrals We're accepting dentist referrals
  • Nervous? Ask us about sedation Nervous? Ask us about sedation
  • Wheelchair friendly Wheelchair friendly
  • We treat TMJ disorders We treat TMJ disorders
  • Free on-site parking Free on-site parking
  • Close to a tube station Close to a tube station
  • Free Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi

Perlan Specialist Dental Centre, part of Bupa
Opening hours*

Monday9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday9:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday9:00am - 5:00pm

What makes Perlan Specialist Dental Centre different?

Below are a few key things that make us different.

Meet the team

At the Perlan Specialist Dental Centre, you'll receive a warm and friendly welcome as well as expert dental care.

  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Practice

Afrah Khan

Afrah Khan is a dedicated general dentist with a meticulous approach and expansive knowledge in dental care. With a commitment to excellence, she provides comprehensive oral health services, ensuring each patient receives personalized care tailored to their needs.

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Akit Patel

Dr Akit Patel is a specialist prosthodontist and restorative dentist, currently providing treatment to patients at the Perlan Specialist Dental Centre.

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Howard Lloyd

Jennifer Lai

Jenny is an experienced specialist in endodontics, providing a full range of endodontic care, including diagnosis and conventional and surgical root canal treatment.

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Michael Heffernan

Michael is a specialist in prosthodontics, which is the cosmetic and functional improvement of teeth, smile and bite. He has won several awards at the Aesthetic Dentistry Smile Awards, including the awards for Single Implant Smile, Restorative Case Full Mouth and Denture Case Full Overdenture.

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Riccardo Zambon

Qualifying from the University of Milan, Riccardo is an experienced, GDC-registered specialist periodontist.

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Adelle Cager

A dedicated hygienist, Adelle is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy. She previously took part in a dental volunteer programme in Tanzania and is due to visit Uganda in 2022 with the Bupa sponsored charity, Dentaid.

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Abigail Eggleshaw

Karen Woolston

Katherine Rowland

Michelle Dibble

Sofia Rebaudo

Stacy Bennett

Clare Sherwin

Jade Brookes

Laura Bridger

Laura was formally a dental nurse and clinical manager before she progressed to Practice Manager at Perlan in 2017.

Paula Cookson

Tina Plummer

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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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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