Dental Implants

Dental implants are amazingly natural looking replacements that feel as strong and comfortable as your own teeth. As well as restoring your normal appearance, dental implants make eating and speaking much easier than dentures.

Dental implants are anchored permanently into the jaw, replacing the tooth’s own root – just like natural teeth. The implant itself is a titanium post inserted into the gum. Left in place for two to eight months, the bone around the implant gradually grows and bonds with the implant, holding it securely in place.

Once in position, an implant can hold a single replacement tooth, a bridge or a denture with several replacement teeth. And the real benefit is that they are virtually indistinguishable from your own teeth, which means you can enjoy an attractive and natural looking smile once more.

We are specialists in Dental Implants in Dulwich and across South London, Dr Sanjay Patel is the Lead Dental Implantology clinician at 3 practices undertaking both simple and complex dental implantology cases to replace anything from 1 missing tooth to a full arch reconstruction. Using the most advance techniques available to date we are proud that our implantology team has completed over 5000 Dental Implant Placements and has over 30 years combined experience. Our cosmetic dentistry specialists in Dulwich combine pioneering technology and a multidisciplinary clinical approach in every case, from your initial consultation to your surgery and maintenance. We provide cosmetic dentistry treatments including dental implants in Dulwich, Brixton, Crystal Palace, Camberwell, Herne Hill, Honor Oak, Orpington,  Peckham, Streatham, Upper Sydenham and across South London.

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Our Implant Surgeons


Dr Jag Dhanda

Consultant Oral a Maxillofacial Surgeon, Head & Neck and Dental Implant Surgeon

– One of the UK’s most experienced Implant Surgeons

– Multi-Award Winning Consultant

– Programme Director for the MSc in Implant Dentistry

– The only UK surgeon to have obtained the college, speciality and faculty research fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Jag Dhanda is a UK trained Consultant Maxillofacial / Head and Neck Surgeon and Clinical Reader with a specialist interest in head and neck cancer and dental implants. He has multiple awards including a recent presidents prize for his research in head and neck cancer. He is the only UK surgeon to have obtained the college, specialty and faculty research fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and he is the programme director for the MSc programme in Implant Dentistry at the University of Brighton Medical School.

Jag’s scope of practice includes both facial and dental reconstruction and he is one of the highest trained dental implant surgeons in the UK completing basic, higher and advanced surgical training as well as a doctorate in philosophy (PhD). He is on the specialist register and actively involved in cancer research having both a Senior Lecturers position at Imperial College London and a Clinical Readers position at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. He has trained in some of the most prestigious units in the UK including London, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and East Grinstead and is a member of council for the British Association of Orla and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Jag’s Background

Jag is a triple qualified surgeon with both a medical and dental qualification and a Doctorate in Philosophy. He has also completed his dental vocational training and has worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in both Bristol and London. He then went on to complete his basic surgical training in General Surgery in East London which included experience in accident and emergency, general medicine with endocrinology, palliative medicine, urology, breast surgery and colorectal surgery. This was followed by higher surgical training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the West Midland rotation. He has dual membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MFDSRCS, MRCS and FRCS). Jag has published and presented at international and national conferences on jaw surgery and reconstruction as well as regularly attending meetings as invited faculty for conferences with his expertise on facial and dental reconstruction.

Dental Implant Training

Jag started his dental implant training in 2002 with short courses and has subsequently had further exposure to surgical aspects of implant dentistry during his higher surgical training. This training includes the placement of implants in the entire facial skeleton as well as dental implants and the placement of implants in facial deformity, traumatic facial injury and cancer reconstruction. He is one of the highest volume providers of dental implants in the UK and regularly run courses for dentists including hands on surgery and live surgery. He is able to offer both surgical and restorative aspects of treatment from single teeth, to multiple teeth and bridges, as well as full arch reconstruction and implant retained dentures. He is also able to offer all bone grafting procedures including guided bone regeneration and sinus lifts. With 23 years of training he is one of the highest trained dental implant surgeons in the UK.


Jag has an interest in innovative technologies in head and neck cancer treatment and recently obtained the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Presidents Prize for his work at Imperial College London looking at iKnife technology in head and neck cancer. This technology allows real time detection of cancer tissue by analysing the smoke generated for surgical cutting instruments such as laser and cutting diathermy. He hopes to develop this technology in a clinical trial with robotic surgery to improve the accuracy of the removal of head and neck cancers.

Jag started his research training with a Medical Research Council funded intercalating degree (Bachelor of Science) in Cellular and Molecular Pathology. He then went on to complete a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Liverpool in which he studied mechanisms of cancer spread and genetic predictors. During this period he was awarded three Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of England Research Fellowships.

Jag is the only UK surgeon to have obtained the college (RCS Research Fellowship), specialty (British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons/Facial Surgery Foundation-Saving Faces Research Fellowship) and faculty (Faculty of Dental Surgery, RCS Research Fellowship) research fellowships.

He has also completed the National Cancer Research Institute Head and Neck Clinical Studies Group Clinical Trials Fellowship and is actively involved in setting up and recruiting patients for heads and neck clinical trials with the role of head and neck lead for the local clinical research network in Kent Surrey and Sussex.

Jag was the highest ranked maxillofacial surgeon for a highly competitive National Head and Neck Surgery Fellowship in 2015 which gave advanced training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery and ENT, relevant to head and neck surgery.

Prizes and Grants

2018 Presidents Prize British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
2015 Interface Fellow Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, East Grinstead
2015 National Cancer Research Institute Head and Neck Clinical Trials Fellowship
2012 Royal College of Surgeons, Faculty of Dental Surgery Research Fellowship
2011 BAOMS/Saving Faces Research Fellowship
2010 Royal College of Surgeons Clinical Research Fellowship
2010 BAOMS Endowments Grant
2003 Haberdashers Scholarship Fund
2002 Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust
2001 BDA/Dentsply Student Scholarship Fund
1999 Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust
1998 British Society of Paediatric Dentistry Elective Prize
1998 Dental Defence Elective Prize
1998 The George Fawn Prize
1998 The L E Attenborough Citation
1998 The Stafford Miller Prize in Periodontology
1995 Medical Research Council Intercalating Grant


Dr Sanjay Patel

Clinical Director and Lead Clinician at Dulwich Dental Office

Dr Sanjay Patel is the Clinical Director and Lead Clinician at Dulwich Dental Office. His vision is simply to give the patient an exceptional level of care and experience whether it is routine, cosmetic, or implant based dentistry, using his vast experience gained from working Nationally throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. He undertakes the full spectrum of treatments from general dentistry, to cosmetic dentistry, dental implantology, and invisible braces.

He is the Lead Dental Implantology clinician at 3 practices undertaking both simple and complex dental implantology cases to replace anything from 1 missing tooth to a full arch reconstruction. Using the most advance techniques available to date we are proud that our implantology team has completed over 5000 Dental Implant Placements and has over 30 years combined experience.

Dr Sanjay Patel has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry including smile makeovers, invisible orthodontics, replacing missing gaps, and endodontic treatment and re-treatement. As the clinical director at Dulwich Dental Office he continues to remain at the forefront of modern dentistry undertaking regular national and international training in all aspects.

Outside of dentistry he is happily married and is keen on keeping fit and travelling.

Our implant surgical team have placed over 5000 dental implants over 30 years, and regularly hold muiti-disciplinary meetings to plan implant treatment cases together. Taking experience from national and international leaders, we have one of the leading implant teams, where no case is too complex. From single tooth implants, to full arch reconstruction, and cases which have been referred to us from other clinics, here at Dulwich Dental Office we are confident in finding a solution for you.
We know it can be daunting going to the dentist, that’s why we spend time getting to know our patients and personalise your care accordingly. We have caring and experienced Treatment Coordinators who will guide you through the treatment process step by step ensuring you are comfortable with every aspect.
We have a wide range of affordable treatments that are designed to meet every persons individual lifestyle and budget requirements. Be it a single implant, an implant retained denture, or a full mouth reconstruction, we will be able to find a solution that meets your personal needs.
We offer free no-obligation consultations to every patient. This allows you to explore your options and receive personalised advice. You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions you’d like before considering all the information and advice in your own time.
We were one of the first dental clinics in the region to install CT scanners often found in hospitals and digital impression scanners, to allow us to reconstruct your jaws digitally in three Dimensions, for greater accuracy of treatment planning. Before we start any treatment, the end results is firmly in mind, and we can often share this with you, showing you the exact implant placement areas, to maximise the success of your implant surgery.
We have a number of different payment options that are designed to suit every persons individual needs. Our aim is to ensure that paying for your treatment is as stress free as the treatment itself. So all of our plans are designed to take the worry out of payment.

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The Dentist, Hygienist, Dental Nurses & Especially the Receptionist staff are very Polite, Friendly & most importantly they try to fit you in quickly in the event of an emergency. Recently I couldn’t get the time of work for an emergency appointment for my 81 year old Mum so I called an Uber for her & told the receptionist this. The young Black Lady called me when she ordered & place my Mother in a cab – so she went above & beyond her duties with a lot of Customer Care & Respect for my Mother- Thank You so much

Zehra M.

Friendly staff and a very good turn around for appointments , next step to meet the hygienist if he’s as lovely as the rest of the staff it will be great

Wendy D.

Had a tooth out which is never fun, but he was great, never even needed pain killers afterwards

Vince A.

Great service! Im usually so nervous when coming in to the dentist but my dentist was so pleasant and polite ! Dulwich Dental Office will definitely be my dentist for life

Tomike O.

I lost my two front teeth whilst at school and had complications for years. Unfortunately I ended up needing an implant – which I had been avoiding! I wish I had done it sooner. Dr Patel was fantastic and guided me through each stage. He was always contactable to answer any queries or concerns. Very happy with the end result and would reccomend.

Tom O.

Registered and seen on the NHS within 2 weeks – amazing. Really friendly staff, would definitely recommend

Tom C.

I have recently finished an invisalign program with Pooja at dulwich dental office and couldn’t be happier. The treatment was easy and pain free and the results are great. Pooja’s experience and friendliness made me feel at ease throughout. I would 100% recommend for anyone considering similar treatment.

Toby B.

Dentist Pooja Pillay is excellent and was very patient with me as I I took a long time (years!) deciding whether or not to take the plunge and have Invisalign to straighten my teeth. It didn’t take too long and was easier than I thought it would be. Pooja kept a close eye on how it was all progressing and we even went a bit longer with it just to really perfect the result. I’m delighted with the outcome. Everything was included in the price, even the extra aligners and appointments when we decided to go on a bit longer. All staff at the practice have been excellent. Highly recommend.

Susie F.

I had my Invisaligns done by Dr Pillay and she really took the time to make sure my teeth are lovely and straight. She has always been available with any queries or follow up treatment I needed – and made me feel well looked after from the beginning and end of the treatment. I really recommend seeing her if you want to get Invisaligns done.

Stella C.

I am undergoing a course of Invisalign treatment with Dulwich Dental Office and I am so pleased with the results, even at this early stage. It is great that I can take the braces out to eat and clean my teeth. I am looking forward to the end result.

Sienna M.

The team are great. Friendly, reliable and kept my teeth on the ‘straight n’ narrow’ for years

Sarwar K.

I’ve been having implant treatment with Sanjay for almost a year and he has been great through the whole process as I am not fond of dentists. Today was the final session and the crowns were fitted. I’m really pleased with the work and they look and feel great and are subtle as you can see from the attached pic I just took. I’m more than happy to recommend him and his work!

Russell H.




We have a range of core therapies, from bridges, crowns, root canal and dentures through to Oral Cancer Screening.



These treatments use specalist technology, need more involved care, or are for a specific group of patients, like children.


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