The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre

Currently accepting new private patients and dentist referrals

11 The Gardens, Broadcut, Fareham, PO16 8SS View on map

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Offering implants from £2,400

We offer a single dental implant from £2,400†, including a free* initial phone consultation with an experienced enquiry coordinator.

Welcoming you to The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre

Situated in the market town of Fareham, our dental centre provides a range of private dental treatments to the Hampshire area. With a combined experience of over 150 years, our expert team provides quality dental care to our patients. Whether you’re in need of a routine check-up or more complex treatments such as root canals or dental implants, we’re on hand to guide you through your treatment step-by-step.

We pride ourselves on our patient-first care, with many patients travelling from afar for treatment.

Our dental treatments and services

Due to the specialities of our staff, we offer a comprehensive range of dental treatments, not just general dentistry, but also teeth straightening solutions such as Invisalign, endodontic and periodontic surgery for restoration, and dental implants. We can also offer cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening. We welcome referrals from other dentists.

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?

  • Free Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi
  • Free on-site parking Free on-site parking
  • Wheelchair friendly Wheelchair friendly
  • Over 60 years' local experience Over 60 years' local experience
  • Over 25 years' placing dental implants Over 25 years' placing dental implants
  • Nervous? Ask us about sedation Nervous? Ask us about sedation
  • We treat TMJ disorders We treat TMJ disorders
  • We're accepting dentist referrals We're accepting dentist referrals
  • Payment options available Payment options available

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 - 7:00pm
Wednesday8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday8:00am - 5:00pm

*Opening hours may vary due to COVID-19 and public holidays. Please get in touch with us to find out more.

Why we’re different

Meet the team

At Wessex Dental Care, 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 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 with the gold badge award from King’s College London in 2000. She worked in a specialist practice for three years in central London gaining valuable experience and understanding of periodontics and implants.

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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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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.

Chloe Bannister

Chloe is a trainee dental nurse and joined our team in 2020. She enjoys supporting our general dental practitioners and helping patients.

Donna Curtis

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

Katie Smith

A trainee dental nurse, Katie has worked with us since 2020. She works alongside Dr Alistair Bunting and our hygienists.

Laura Fell

Joining us in 2019, Laura works alongside Somayeh Modarres-Simmons and Dr Michael Heffernan.

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.

Jacky Wright

An experienced receptionist, Jacky joined our practice in 2018.

Kerry Tripp

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

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 teeth straightening 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 link.