Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology
Minimally invasive treatment
Principal Dentist Pedja Pavlovic
P eriodontal disease – also known as gum disease – is the sixth most common disease in the world. According to Principal Dentist Pedja Pavlovic, approximately 10 to 15 per cent of the UK population will require specialist care at some point in their lives. To help tackle this issue, Dr Pavlovic established the Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology, a specialist periodontal referral centre, in 2002. He tells The Parliamentary Review about the contributing factors to periodontal disease, and how he and his team strive to combat it in all its forms. Originally based within a private hospital with a team of just two, our service was established as an extension of our referring dentists’ practices, treating and providing care to their patients. Over the years, we expanded as our referral base grew larger and we now have more than 100 referring dentists. In 2006, we moved to new premises and expanded the size of our team to seven. In 2014, we diversified our provision, becoming a multidisciplinary referral centre, offering specialist restorative treatment and specialist endodontic treatment as well as implants and specialist periodontal treatment using the micro-surgical techniques I learned in the US. We have continued to expand and now have a staff team of 24, including a treatment coordinator. This role is a relatively new concept in the UK and we have found it invaluable when delivering an outstanding patient journey. Our treatment coordinator, supports patients in understanding the proposed treatment and guides them through the procedures involved.
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