Dr Ian Brignall BDS, DPDS, MSc (Aesthetic Dent)
GDC Reg. no. 59322 Originally qualified in UK
Ian graduated from Bristol University in 1984 and initially followed a surgical pathway working in a number of hospitals in the South of England including a very rewarding year at the renowned Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. Ian returned to General Practice in 1988 initially in Tonbridge before joining and becoming a Partner at London House, Sevenoaks where he worked for 16 years, latterly with Oasis Dental Care in the role of Lead Clinician until June 2006. Since then, until the opening of the new Sevenoaks Practice, Ian temporarily resided at Fourways Practice in Borough Green, whilst the new surgery was developed.
Whilst Ian still carries out surgery on referral from other dental colleagues, he has developed special interests in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Ian both places and restores dental implants and is building up a state of the art cosmetic dental service in Sevenoaks - Sevenoaks Smile Studio. He is also trained in intravenous sedation, to allow provision of treatment to even the most nervous patients. Ian is passionate about dentistry and the way it enables him to improve peoples lives for the better.
Described by one former boss as one of the best dentists outside of London, Ian has a well established reputation for providing quality, reliable care. A keen fan of postgraduate education, Ian recently completed his DPDS Diploma in 2005 specialising in bridgework, gum disease and dentures. Keen to formalise his implant knowledge, Ian studied on the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons ‘Diploma in Implant Dentistry’, and regularly attends courses both in this country and abroad. After three years of study, essay writing, research and case presentations of treatment carried out at the practice, Ian has recently completed his MSc in Aesthetic Dentistry from Kings College, London, which he passed with a Distinction.
Ian, a self confessed perfectionist, has worked tirelessly on the new Practice, travelling around the country getting ideas from other Practices for what he and Miles hope you will agree is a fabulous Practice which will grace Sevenoaks for many years to come.
Ian is a member of the British Dental Association, Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry, Association of Dental Implantology and is a Full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Ian is married and lives locally with his wife and two daughters. In what little spare time he has, he enjoys golf, gardening, DIY and photography. His nature photography can be seen on the walls within the main practice.
Dr Miles Atkinson BDS
GDC Reg. no. 65330 Originally qualified in UK
Miles graduated from Edinburgh University Dental Hospital in 1990 with class medals in Advanced Restorative Dentistry and Oral Medicine. Being a Kentish man, he returned South of the Border to work in Private practices in Canterbury, Bromley and, more recently Sevenoaks, before establishing this family orientated practice with his long term colleague, Dr Ian Brignall. Miles has extensive experience in many areas of general dental practice, but has a special interest in the field of cosmetic dentistry. He really enjoys helping the children and the more anxious patients to realise their dental aspirations by providing extremely caring, quality dentistry with a calm and relaxing manner.
Miles is a member of the British Dental Association. He is an enthusiastic member of the local and regional post graduate education study groups. Miles has recently trained in Dental Practice Appraisal. These ongoing activities compliment the practice policies in striving to provide comprehensive, evidence based dental treatments for all our patients.
Miles is married with 4 children, and enjoys many outdoor activities and hobbies – most notably cycling and rugby. Together, they manage to keep his hands full, but his boundless energy and bubbly enthusiasm keeps him smiling throughout. He is really proud of our new practice that he and Ian have established, and the practice team that they have brought together.
Dr Makbule Sipahi Ogretme BDS, PhD
GDC Reg. no. 169489 Originally qualified in Turkey
Mac qualified in Turkey and then worked in the field of Paediatric Dentistry for six years both in research and in practice. She is firmly committed to quality preventive dentistry, and also has an interest in adult cosmetic dentistry. Mac is particularly adept at helping anxious patients feel comfortable and relaxed in the surgery. She works as a part-time clinical teacher to undergraduate students at King’s College in London. Mac is a member of British Dental association and British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. She keeps up to date with developments by attending courses and conferences in the UK and abroad. We are delighted she has chosen to join us and her experience without doubt adds an extra dimension to the practice.
Dr Aviva Riley BDS, FDS RCS(Edin)
GDC Reg. no. 79007. Originally qualified in India
Avi originally qualified as a dentist in 1996, before coming to the UK to get specialist experience in oral surgery. She has worked in London, Swindon, and Worcester, gaining experience in minor oral surgery and extractions, trauma, and care of oral cancer and cleft palate patients. She was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2000.
Avi subsequently moved into general practice, and joined Priory House Dental Practice in Oxted as a partner in 2008. A very popular dentist, Avi decided that she needed to work nearer to home, and we are delighted that Avi has chosen to join our team at Atkinson Brignall. Avi is a member/Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In keeping with the practice ethos, Avi is extremely keen on postgraduate education and like Ian and Mac attended a year long course in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry in London, in Avi’s case in 2008. Avi is devoted to high quality patient care, ensuring long-term prevention of disease and maintaining good oral health.
'I like to take time to get to know my patients, as I feel it to be a key part in understanding their dental needs, and I really enjoy the interaction I have with them. Using a friendly and relaxed approach, my focus is on preventative and minimally invasive dentistry. I feel it is important to take the time to inform patients on all aspects of their oral health, and the various treatment options available. I am particularly keen on adhesive dentistry, and minimally invasive aesthetic techniques, which can transform smiles.'
Avi is married with two children.
Professor Graham Roberts MDS(Lond), PhD, MPhil, FDS,RCS(Eng) BDS, ILTM, DipFHID(Apothecaries)
GDC Reg. no. 44730 Originally qualified in UK
Professor Roberts who is currently an honorary professor at two London Hospitals is a renowned specialist in paediatric dentistry with a particular interest in the area of ‘inhalation sedation’ and ‘oral sedation’. As part of a team, Professor Roberts recently helped design and set up the new Paediatric Dentistry Clinic (for special needs children) at Kings College Hospital in London. Professor Roberts practices at Atkinson Brignall offering consultations for patients needing specialist paediatric advice. He has set up a clinic to carry out inhalation sedation at the practice, a facility which will help nervous children to overcome their fears and receive dental treatment not otherwise possible in the dental chair.