The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre

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Welcoming you to our Wessex dental practice

Situated in the market town of Fareham, The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre offers a range of private dental treatments to the Hampshire area. With a combined experience of over 150 years, our team provides quality dental care to our patients and welcomes referrals from other dentists.

Whether you’re in need of a routine check-up or a more complex procedure, such as root canal or dental implant treatment, we’re on-hand to guide you every step of the way.

Our professional team is here to help you. Meet specialist oral surgeons Richard Ramsey, Benedict Davies and Stephen Taylor, as well as restorative dentist Alistair Bunting. These dedicated clinicians, along with our wider clinical team, bring years of experience in complex dental conditions, oral surgery and dental implants, as well as the knowledge to work with patients struggling with anxiety or dental phobia. Contact us to find out more.

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Our dental treatments and services in Fareham

Due to the specialities of our staff, we’re able to offer a comprehensive range of dental services. These include:

  • General dentistry:
  • Dentist check-ups, hygienist appointments, fillings, tooth extractions, emergency appointments, complex X-rays

  • Orthodontics:
  • Teeth straightening systems such as Invisalign aligners

  • Prosthodontics:
  • Restorative care including dental implants, crowns, bridges, dentures, root canal treatment

  • Cosmetic dentistry:
  • Home teeth whitening kits

  • Periodontics:
  • Gum disease treatment and prevention, jawbone care

Implants at The Wessex 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?

  • Wheelchair friendly Wheelchair friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi
  • Free on-site parking Free on-site parking

Referrals from other dentists

The Wessex 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.

We’re able to provide a comprehensive range of dental treatments including endodontic and periodontic surgery for restoration, as well as dental implants.

The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre
Opening hours*

Monday8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm

Why we’re different

Meet the team

At the Wessex Dental Specialist Centre, our team applies their skills and expertise to provide you with excellent specialist care.

  • Dentists
  • Hygienists
  • Dental Nurses
  • Practice

Alistair Bunting

Alastair has a keen interest in restorative dentistry with particular focus towards worn dentition with adhesive techniques.

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Angus Pringle

Angus can provide a wide range of orthodontic treatments and is an orthodontic specialist as recognised with the General Dental Council.

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Benedict 'Ben' Davies

Ben is a registered specialist in oral surgery with a particular interest in complex dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal. Ben also has a wealth of experience in helping anxious patients.

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Bernadette Shipley

With experience working in hospitals and dental services, Bernadette Shipley now focuses on restorative endodontic dentistry. She is experienced in treating nervous patients and children.

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Fiona Keoghane

Fiona is a general dentist at the dental centre.

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Michael Heffernan

Michael is a specialist in prosthodontics who has won several awards for his aesthetic dentistry work. He has lectured both in the UK and internationally about implant dentistry.

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Christina 'Tina' Partington

Tina qualified as a dental hygienist with the Royal Navy and joined the Wessex Dental Specialist Centre in 2012. She carries out routine hygiene appointments and is available for direct access hygiene appointments.

Jennie Haywood-Hull

Jennie qualified from King's College London in 2000. She started her career in specialist dentistry in central London before moving to Cardiff, where she spent 15 years working in a specialist centre focusing her interest in periodontal and implant dentistry. She was awarded Hygienist Of The Year for the James Hull and Associates Group for her contributions in this area.

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Kendal Williamson

Starting her career in the Women’s Royal Navy Service, Kendal originally trained as a dental nurse before qualifying as a hygienist.

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Naomi Burden

Naomi qualified as a dental therapist and hygienist in 2008, graduating with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Portsmouth.

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Alice Comper

Alison King

Joining us in 2009, Ali is an experienced dental nurse who works alongside Dr Alistair Bunting.

Charlotte Chiverton

Joining us in 2020, Charlotte works alongside Bernadette Shipley and Dr Benedict Davies.

Cheryl Rose

Chloe Bannister

Chloe joined the team in 2020 and enjoys supporting our General Dental Practitioners and Oral Surgery and Protho teams.

Donna Curtis

Donna joined our centre in 2018 and helps support Dr Fiona Keoghane.

Alice Stewart

Our centre manager, Alice has worked with us since 2004. She’s passionate about supporting our patients and the whole team.

Catherine Murphy

Our centre secretary, Cath has worked at The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre since 2007.

Claire Brecknell

Claire joined us as a receptionist in 2021. She enjoys being a part of our dedicated team.

Debbie Frost

One of our friendly receptionists, Debbie began working with us in 2020.

Kerry Tripp

Our centre coordinator, Kerry has worked with us since 2011. She enjoys being a part of our supportive team.

Louise Wood

Louise joined our reception team in 2022.

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

The minimum spend for finance is £500 and the maximum is £50,000. 0% APR representative is available on repayment terms of up to 24 months. Finance taken at repayment terms of 36, 40, 48 or 60 months is subject to 9.9% APR representative.

† Average cost of a single dental implant is approximately £2,850. Illustration is based on loan value of £2,850, repayment term 40 months. Annualised rate of interest (APR representative): 9.9% APR. 40 monthly repayments of £83.94. Total interest £507.65. Total amount repayable £3,357.60

** Illustration is based on loan value of £3,214, for Invisalign Go 2 Arch. Repayment term 48 months. Interest rate 9.9% p.a. fixed. Annualised rate of interest (APR representative): 9.9% APR. 48 monthly repayments of £81.36. Total interest £691.31. Total amount repayable £3,905.28.

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.

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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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