Cosmetic dentistry with particular interest in porcelain veneers, occlusion & cosmetic restorative treatments, dermal fillers and Wrinkle Reduction treatment. John grew up in Birmingham and graduated from Guys Dental School in London in 1996. He worked in Beckenham before joining Crescent Lodge Dental Practice in 1998.
In May 2004 Dr Swift and Dr Larsson bought the practice from Dr Brown.In 2007 John went on to be the sole owner. John believes that all patients should receive the service and standard of dentistry that he would like and expect to receive himself.
In his spare time John enjoys keeping fit, travel, arts and the theatre
Specialist in Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics. Dr Kourkouta followed her undergraduate studies at The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, with her Master of Medical Science in Restorative Dentistry at The University of Sheffield, where her thesis was on gingival response to porcelain veneers.
Dr Kourkouta then worked and trained in a combination of university and National Health Service positions at general and dental hospitals throughout the UK in the fields of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry (Periodontology, fixed and removable Prosthodontics and Endodontics).
Dr Kourkouta became a Fellow and Member of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and entered the General Dental Council Specialist Register in Periodontics and Prosthodontics in 2000. She completed her training in Restorative Dentistry at The Eastman Dental Hospital, London as a Specialist Registrar/Honorary Lecturer (2000-06), and entered The Restorative and Endodontic Specialist Register in 2006. She received the George Cross Fellowship Award through The British Society of Periodontology for her elective study on Implant Therapy In Compromised Sites at The University of Southern California and University of California in Los Angeles, USA (2006).
Dr Kourkouta successfully completed the ITI research scholarship programme, awarded through The International Team for Implantology at The University of North Carolina, USA (2006-07), where she investigated the dimensions of soft and hard tissues in relation to the presence of papillae between implants in the aesthetic zone and patient satisfaction. She is a member of the British Society of Periodontology, British Dental Association and American Academy of Osseointegration. She joined Crescent Lodge as a Specialist Periodontist in 2008. Based on her high standard of periodontal services in the practice and excellent clinical outcomes, she won the “Highly Commended” Award in the category Best Periodontic Practice at the Private Dentistry Awards (London, 2012).
Root Canal Treatment, Periodontal Treatment, Dentures with precision attachments. Lars was born in Germany and graduated from Mainz faculty of Dentisty in 2000. He then worked in Germany for 2 years before coming to England in 2003 and joined the practice in 2004.
Lars has continued his education focusing on root canal treatments under a microscope and utilizes the latest techiniques associated with this field.
In his leisure time Lars enjoys all sports especially Cycling and Running.
Dino grew up in Dinslaken, Germany and graduated with a PhD in dentistry at Rostock University in 1999. He then worked in a private practice in Munich for 5 years before moving to London in 2005 where he joined the Crescent Lodge Dental Practice. Dino is continuing further education in orthdontics and cosmetic dentistry…
With particular interest in early functional orthopeadic treatment for children and fixed orthodontic treatment for teenagers and adults. He is a qualified Invisalign practitioner and has been awarded silver status by Invisalign in the past.
Over the last decade Dino has undertaken comprehensive training with world renowned dentists and orthodontists from the UK, the USA and Australia in the areas of orthopaedics, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. He recently graduated from the Derek Mahony Orthodontic UK residency:
A 3-year post-graduate programme for a selected group of general dentists, widely considered to be the most comprehensive orthodontic course of its kind.
Dino is an active member of the following bodies: International Association for Orthodontics, IAO and the International Functional Association, IFUNA.
Dino now works alongside John in facial aesthetics, offering wrinkle reduction treatments and dermal fillers.
In his spare time Dino enjoys travelling, sports and good food.
Continued professional education with focus on: Early orthodontic and functional orthopaedic treatment, Damon and Social Six (lingual) braces, Invisalign Therapy, and Cosmetic Dentistry
International Association for Orthodontics: www.iaortho.org
American Association of Orthodontics: www.mylifemysmile.org
Damon Therapy: www.damonbraces.com
International Functional Association: www.ifuna.info
Invisalign Therapy: www.invisalign.co.uk
Myofunctional Research: www.myoresearch.com
Andreas Jahnigen comes from a long line of dentists and physicians. He currently holds a Diploma in Implantology and a Masters in Oral Implantology from the prestigious German Association of Implantology (DGI, Germany), which is the largest implantology organisation in the world. He received his degree in dentistry from the Medical University of Hanover in Germany in 2001. He then practiced with his father, Dr Lutz Jahnigen, a renowned dental implant surgeon (who also had a background in medicine) and had the good fortune to observe his father at work.
Andreas went on to become a partner at Medeco, one of the leading implant practices in Postdamer Platz - known as the Kensington of Berlin. While there, Andreas expanded his medical qualifications by obtaining the officially recognized German Heilpraktiker degree, a three year program which qualified him as a holistic practitioner in natural medicine.
Andreas came in 2005 to London with a focus on dental implantology. He cofounded the Camden Dental Implant Centre alongside Dr. Martin Gilbert and Dr. Danny Temkin, his mentor. He has been placing implants there on weekends since 2005 and will continue to do so.
Andreas also maintains a practice and is an associate in the prestigious Institut Europeen du Visage in Paris since 2010, run by Frances’ leading implantologist Dr Anne Benhamou, http://www.institut-europeen-du-visage.com. He has been working between London and Paris for the last 6 years and is now currently in process of working mainly in London.
Andreas’ postgraduate implant training includes the Certificate in Advanced Surgical and Prosthodontic Implantology from Boston USA.
He actively pursues specialised training courses around the world and is a member of the German Society of Implantology where he is currently completing his Master of Science (MSc) in Periondontology.
Andreas has also received specialised training in major sinus lifts under the auspices of Dr Ziv Masur. In addition, he has participated at the IMCI 2008 International Masters’ Course on Implantology in Paris, France. He is currently placing implants principally from Straumann, Xive (Dentsply) and Alpha-Bio (NobelBiocare).
Andreas is a great lover of aesthetics and carries within his practice a highly sensitive approach to all of his clients. He strives to bring his patients the most cutting edge dental knowledge in a caring, safe and professional environment.
Andreas is also an accomplished pianist and tennis player. He speaks fluent English, German and French. He is passionate about understanding the ideology and art of other cultures.
Dr Omar Ahmed has many years of general dental practice experience in London. Over the years, through his work in practice, regular participation national and international conferences, he has gained a broad continuing professional development education. He is committed to post graduate training, regularly attending courses both with British and international speakers, and at which he actively contributes to, in the lively discussions that inevitably follow. He has particular special interests in tooth whitening, orthodontics (including Invisalign, Six Month Smiles, Inman Aligner & Clear braces), veneers, crown & bridgework, gum disease, prevention of dental disease, improving oral health and cosmetic dentistry.
Throughout the years, Omar has naturally had the privilege of meeting patients from all walks of life. He prides himself in being a ‘family man’, at work he enjoys nothing more than looking after the oral health of each member of a patient’s family and being part of the community. He feels a great sense of achievement in seeing the ‘fruits of his labour of love’, in relation to the wonderful teeth and healthy gums that he has helped treat, shape and then maintain. He has treated the teeth and gums of rising stars that have grown to be huge celebrities or figures in society. He has built up a formidable reputation, over the years, based on his desire to achieve excellent clinical outcomes, striving to achieve absolute perfection and in trying to replicate or mimic nature’s beauty in his work. As a result of this dedication his list of patients over the years has grown organically, made up largely from word of mouth recommendations. He always puts his patient’s interests first and is always willing to go ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ to accommodate their wishes and needs. His patients know him on first name basis and are able to get hold of him should the need ever arises. Omar works closely with a highly skilled team of specialists, with excellent credentials and expertise, integrity, empathy, enthusiasm and that utilise the best new technology. The team shares the same passion, belief and attitude, as he does in his work-of always trying to achieve the very best outcome for the patient. Omar works hand-in-hand with patients to create intelligent treatment options. He makes sure that his patients have all the different options carefully explained to them and that they have access to the best possible treatment. As part of the discussions the patient’s own healthcare needs, comfort level and schedule are always part of the conversation. His work is not limited to specific materials so that his patients get truly bespoke treatment chosen to suit their individual situation, reliable, stable results, with emphasis on post-treatment follow-up. He looks forward to a collaboration characterised by thoughtfulness and respect. And he has what can only be best described as a ‘gentle safe pair of hands’. He can be fully trusted to achieve and maintain the healthy, functional and beautiful smile you want. Outside of work Omar tries to stay fit and healthy by playing tennis and working out. He also enjoys travelling and photography.
Passionate about his job, Dr. Christian Pintado is a perfectionist, he uses dental photography and video to support his work which helps plan, study, prepare and undertake aesthetic cases and also likes useful tools to explain and show procedures and final results to patients.
Enthusiastic and caring with his patients, he is always looking for the best way to restore the integrity of the full mouth and giving the best options to every patient always thinking in the patient’s needs. He believes that a beautiful and healthy smile can increase the confidence and the quality of life of people.
Dr. Christian Pintado was born in Madrid. He obtained his dental degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and graduated from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in 1997 in Spain. He first came to London in 1999 where he worked for almost 2 years. There after he returned to Madrid to continue working in Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics within the private sector. During this time, he increased his scope of practice by learning Periodontics to encompass perio and mucogingival microsurgeries within his aesthetic work.
He has, and continues attending courses and congresses in order to widen his knowledge and remain up-to-date, relating to other disciplines including oral surgery, implantology, rehabilitation, oral micro-fillers and even dental marketing.
He also holds a Masters Degree in Endodontics and Restorative-Cosmetic Dentistry from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid and is a Graduate in Appraisal and Evaluation of Dental Damages for the Legal Medicine School of Universidad Complutense of Madrid. He worked as a Dental Expert during many years compiling Dental Expert Reports and giving expert evidence in cases involving dental malpractice and evaluation of injuries caused to patients, including giving evidence in court.
He was a team speaker about Legal Aspects in Dentistry in the Spanish Surgical Course DEIPA (www.deipadental.com) from 2012-14.
He is a member of the British Dental Association (BDA), British Endodontic Society (BES), British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) and the Spanish Association of Aesthetics and Prosthesis (SEPES), Spanish Association of Endodontics (AEDE), Spanish Association of Periodontology and Osteointegration (SEPA), Spanish Association of Conservative Dentistry (SEOC), Spanish Association of Oral Surgery (SECIB). He has also been a member of the Ethical Commission of the Dental Council of Madrid (www.coem.org.es) since 2012 and he continues collaborating as a member of the Dental Professional Commission in the COEM once a month.
In his private life, Christian is a lover of sport to maintain a healthy lifestyle and enjoys cross-fit, calisthenics, running, swimming and biking. He also likes all aspects of design and photography.