At Pittville Lawn Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.
Find out more about each of our practice team members below.
Dr James Critchley
Dentist BDS (Wales) 2000 GDC No. 77511
Dr James Critchley is an enormously experienced restorative dentist with over 15 years in practice in and around Cheltenham providing family, implant and cosmetic dentistry. James’ passion for dentistry started at an early age following his father who was one of the UK’s leading implant dentists. Such was James’ interest in dental implants that he started his post graduate training before he had even completed his dental degree, spending time at the home of dental implants in Gothenberg Sweden. This was followed by time in America being mentored by some of the worlds top cosmetic dentists.
His post graduate training is still focused on spending time directly with the worlds leading dentists in the fields of implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. This has meant James has built a particular reputation for his skill in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including the all on four technique, straightening teeth using invisible orthodontic aligners, and dental implants.
When James is not at the practice he spends most of his time with his family. His interests are anything outdoors from Rugby to skiing.
After John qualified 1989 he went on to complete 5 years in the Royal Air Force. He has worked in Gloucestershire since 1989 as the principal dentist in his own practice.
John has completed an MSc in Endodontology and subsequently attended further training in Switzerland and Italy completing a course on microsurgical endodontics with Prof Arnoldo Castellucci. John currently limits his practice to endodontics taking referrals from general practitioners. He is an accredited trainer for Dentsply and outside of dentistry, John is a qualified football coach and keen wakeboarder.
Michael Heilbron is a registered Specialist in Prosthodontics and one of the countries leading implant experts. He was awarded a prestigious Masters Degree in Conservative Dentistry in 1993 and he lectures extensively on the art and science of restorative dentistry. Experienced in all aspects of implant dentistry from ‘All on Four’ restorations to denture stabilisation Mike receives referral from across the country.
Dr Chloe Harrington is a general dentist with a particular interest in restorative dentistry and implantology.
Chloe graduated from the University of Bristol in 2013, where she was awarded a distinction in restorative dentistry and won the British society for Restorative Dentistry prize. During her undergraduate training Chloe was author to a periodontal case presentation published in a respected journal.
Chloe has worked in Cheltenham and in Bristol where she had an honorary clinical attachment with the oral surgery department at Bristol Dental Hospital.
In 2014 Chloe was awarded membership to the joint dental faculties Royal College of surgeons.
Chloe is currently studying for her masters in implantology at the University of Bristol.
Outside of dentistry Chloe enjoys running and going to the gym. She plays hockey and tennis.
Dentist DMD Semmelweis University 1995 GDC No. 226434
Dr Georgios Dimakis has enormous experience in treating periodontal cases and works with a special interest in periodontics which he has developed with a three year course in specialist Periodontics at the Gothenburg University. While at Gothernburg he studied under Professor Dr Lindhe , Prof. Jan Wennstrom and Prof. Tord Berglundh.
Further to his periodontal qualifications George attained a certificate degree in Oral Biology and undertook extensive training in the use of dental implants and reconstructive surgery. This included studying in the Branemark clinic with surgical instructors Prof. Lars Sennerby , Prof Ulf Lekholm and prosthetic reconstruction instructor Prof. Torsten Jemt, and at SPA clinic in the use of the Astra and Straumman implant systems with instructors Prof. Lindhe, Prof. Wennstrom and Prof. Berglundh. His implant experience extends to being clinical implant advisor in Greece and Cyprus for Xive Densply Implants and TBR.
His extensive practical experience extends to 12 years of clinical dentistry in his two private specialist clinics in Athens. George enjoys applying periodontal and implant facets with different dental specialisms including prosthodontic, oral surgery, endodontic and orthodontic treatment.
"I used to hate going to the dentist - now I look forward to it! A team of expert professionals who know exactly what they're doing. I feel very comfortable, safe and well looked after - very happy."
What our patients say
"This is a high quality practice with staff who are totally professional and yet extremely friendly and approachable. The equipment is up to date as are the techniques used. Excellent service, thank you all."
What our patients say
"I feel entirely confident about the quality of the treatment that I receive. All of the staff are consistently very professional and friendly. The practice does a brilliant job off breaking the stereotype of what a visit to the dentist will be like!!"
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