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John Swift



GDC Number: 72444


I started working at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice (CLDP) in 1998 and have been the Principal of CLDP since 2004. I undertook my dental training at Guys and St Thomas’ Dental School, graduating in 1996. After starting out in general dentistry, as my clinical career progressed, I focused more on tooth wear, clenching and grinding, jaw joint problems, acid erosion, cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics (initially for my own vanity and then I wanted to share those treatments with other people!).

My passion was for aesthetic dentistry, helping make people’s teeth look better and so giving those patients an increase in self-confidence, which as a dentist, is rewarding to see. Over my clinical career, I have come to realise that everything in the mouth needs to be assessed and healthy before we do any cosmetic work that can create confidence in your smile. I segued into the clenching and grinding and jaw joint issues, once these were rectified, we could then do the nice stuff that visually made a difference, the bite would be stable and there would be no jaw joint and clenching muscle pains.

My commitment to you is that we do all we can to make sure you know what is happening in your mouth, what your options are and how you can look after your oral hygiene. We can go at any pace you want, to make the process more comfortable and manageable for you. To achieve this, I gave up my clinical work in 2020 so I could concentrate on providing the service and patient experience I would like myself.

At CLDP we have a large team of dentists, hygienists and support staff who I know are all committed to providing you with the best experience. We will do everything we can to match you with the practitioner who suits your needs best. Our practice will continue to invest in new technologies so our team can provide you with the best experience. I am proud of our team at CLDP and we always welcome your feedback so we keep on getting better and better.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.