London Centre for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

Cancer and unhealthy gums in older women

“This startling study is yet more evidence that gum disease is directly linked to other serious health issues”

A new study by the Oral Health Foundation published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention has found that older women with unhealthy gums are more likely to develop cancer.

The study that comprised of 65,000 post-menopausal women, found that a history of unhealthy gums increases the chances of developing cancer by 14%.

This startling figure is yet more evidence that gum disease is directly linked to other serious health issues. The aesthetic and practical reasons for good oral healthcare have always been apparent, but the links between gum disease and a wide range of other severe conditions are becoming more and more clear.

The study revealed that amongst those who developed cancer, breast cancer was the most common, however lung, oesophageal, skin and gall bladder cancer were also shown to be more prominent in those with a history of gum disease.

Karen Coates, Oral Health Educator and Advisor for the Oral Health Foundation, explained, “Falling oestrogen levels throughout menopause can cause numerous health issues… changes in oral health also are common as teeth and gums become more susceptible to disease, resulting in heightened risk of inflammation, bleeding, pain, and ultimately, loose or missing teeth.

A consistent, efficient dental routine is essential to maintaining good oral healthcare. helping to reduce the chance of gum disease developing. Regular check-ups with your dentist help

to reduce the chance of gum disease developing and will ensure that you are equipped to quickly treat any issues should they arise. If you have concerns that you gums are deteriorating, come and see us “The experts” we can help you.

Training of Dental Hygienists

As professionals we are often faced with challenging decisions within our day-to-day practice; How can I treat this patient effectively for their periodontal disease? Does this patient need specialist periodontal treatment? Should this too be extracted and replaced with a dental implant? what are the implications of not referring?

As a specialist, my door is always open to the dental profession and I am often consulted and asked for second opinions and more increasingly dental hygienists are seeking my advice.

It is my intent to become a resource for dental hygienist by providing a frequent study club where hygienist can meet and discuss their updates on the latest advances in periodontics and implants and to perhaps answer some of these dilemmas, and assist them in your professional capacity.

Hygienist study club begins on Wednesday 1st November 2017 – in University of Westminster.

If you are a hygienist and you would like to come along – please get in touch or book onto our club.

Book directly:

Dr Ope Sodeinde

Specialist in Periodontics

Time to banish gum disease.

020 7589 7792

These 5 sessions of treatment that can banish gum disease – and straighten teeth

A remarkable treatment aimed at chronic gum disease sufferers is being provided by Dr Ope Sodeinde Specialist in Periodontics.

Dr Ope’s specialist treatment involves the mouth receiving a intense, gentle, deep cleansing which is a specialist technique (taking 7 years of training to learn).


Gum disease, the primary cause of tooth loss, affects up to 50 per cent of the population with often irreversible consequences.

Early signs of infection are swollen or bleeding gums, bad breath and sensitivity. Known as gingivitis, if caught early the condition is easily treated with professional cleaning.

But in serious cases, the gums and underlying ligaments can become infected. This condition, periodontitis, may result in the teeth moving out of alignment. It can attack without symptoms and, despite careful oral hygiene, erode the bone supporting teeth and cause gums to recede.

Our unique way  is to guide you, gently through each step of your periodontal assessment explain your condition and to provide you the best possible specialist treatment using an evidence based approach to treating you.

Ask for a free information pack about this treatment –


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What is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis is the result of deep pockets developing between the tooth roots and gum, These areas are a place where plaque becomes trapped and infections flourish.

General Dentists usually fight periodontitis through teeth scaling and root-planing, using metal scrapers to reach the roots, remove hardened yellow calculus  –  plaque that has hardened on the teeth, encouraging bacterial growth  –  and smooth the irregular surfaces to which bacteria cling.

Conventional treatment can only clean pockets which are 5mm or less –  often patients are unhappy as the gum pockets cannot be accessed easily allowing bacteria to reinfect the cleaned areas between appointments. Continued flare-ups mean extractions are the only option.


Dr Ope’s specialist treatment involves the mouth receiving a deeper clean to reach into the deep pockets.

Initial consultation with Dr Ope Sodeinde

The treatment

Dr Sodeinde says: ‘We use a very gentle non surgical specialist technique which reaches the deep root surfaces. The infected tissue is spongier and elastic; so it is possible to gently push it back manually using tiny scoop-shaped instruments known as curettes. The gum can then be stretched just like skin, allowing us to cleanse the infected tooth underneath.

Non Surgical Periodontal treatment

We scale and root-plane every square millimetre of every tooth and root, as deep as any pocket reaches. A thin layer of dentin, the material that cements the tooth into the gum, which will have been colonised by the bacteria and impregnated with their destructive enzymes, is scraped from the root surface. This regrows.’

The success also depends on patients maintenance programme which is a simple, painless daily hygiene regime afterwards, Brushing well and using interdental brushes, which are slim enough to be painlessly push between the teeth and into the gums to clean underneath.

‘This cleaning regime reduces bacterial re-growth by allowing oxygen to reach under the gums. Bacteria can only thrive in the absence of oxygen,’ says Dr Sodeinde.

If patients regularly attend the practice hygienist for maintenance, very rarely do patients then have repeat infections he claims. ‘We often see patients who have been advised by several dentists to have multiple extractions, and we saved their teeth,’

‘Of course, some problems can be so severe that gum surgery or tooth extraction is the only option. Our priority is to save your smile – and to give every tooth the best possible chance.

This treatment starts at just £400 –

If you cannot afford this we can help you, call us and talk  020 7589 7792


Read about how 2 of our patients life changing story of how we carefully treated their disease and restored their quality of life.

Mrs Reynolds story

Infection had caused Jennifer Reynolds teeth to separate move and protrude.

Mrs Reynolds before treatment

Mrs Reynolds post treatment

Mrs Reynolds when she first arrived:Jennifer Reynolds, a receptionist and mother of two from West London, underwent treatment in January 2015. She admits missing hygienist appointments when her children were young, but in later years ‘I flossed if I just looked at food’.

However, as Dr Sodeinde says: ‘Gum disease is genetic and can run in families, meaning that almost no matter what a patient does, or how much they clean, they will still suffer.’

Indeed, Rosemarie’s sister also had periodontitis and attended Dr Sodeinde’s clinic five years ago, saving her teeth.

In Rosemarie’s case, infection had caused her teeth to separate and protrude.

‘I had to do something. My gums didn’t bleed and weren’t sensitive, but they had started to recede,’ she says.

A conventional practitioner had advised her to have up to ten teeth removed.

‘But my sister’s teeth and gums are now fine and her dentist admits that he is stunned by her recovery,’ says Rosemarie. ‘When I found Dr Sodeinde, in Devonshire Place, London, I booked myself in.’

Rosemarie was surprised at how talented Dr Sodeinde is. ‘The dental team was so gentle it didn’t even hurt when he injected me with anaesthetic. I didn’t feel any pain, just a few moments of slight discomfort. I closed my eyes and floated off.

‘My mouth felt a little bit sensitive afterwards but that Ope explained that this may happen and over the weeks this subsided.’

The gum disease treatment starts from £600 but Rosemarie is thrilled with the results.

‘Dr Sodeinde fitted new crowns, veneers and a splint  –  a small wire  –  to the back of my teeth to keep them in place so they didn’t wobble or stick out. I have no gaps, and I feel great.’


If you are interested in the Specialist treatment follow these steps below..

1- Contact London Dental Specialists.

The best way is to call us directly on 020 7589 7792 Let us help you.

2- We will book your initial assessment with our specialist Dr Ope Sodeinde  – You are required to pay for the initial assessment. Initial consultation £180: This includes plain intra-oral x-rays. if  you do require extra oral x-rays these £60.

3- Following this assessment we will book you; 4 x Non-surgical therapies £100 per 45-minute session. Most patients require 4 visits.

Following your re-assessment additional treatment may be required, but this will be fully explained and authorised by you the patient.

Periodontal reassessments (always required) £150.

Professional reports to patients and dentists are complimentary.

Periodontal (gum)surgery will have to be priced individually. Click here for our prices and fee’s


Don’t leave it until its too late – gum disease cannot heal itself

Our aim is to guide you, gently through each step of your periodontal assessment explain your condition and to provide you the best possible specialist treatment using an evidence based approach to treating you.

020 7589 7792

If you are still considering this treatment and would like to receive a comprehensive information on how we can help you please email us at

We can pop a free information pack in the post !


Tooth loss can be used as a major predictor to somebody’s life expectancy, according to a new study.

Tooth loss can be used as a major predictor to somebody’s life expectancy, according to a new study.An interesting article recently in

The research, published in Periodontology 2000, found that the number of teeth we lose could be a key indicator to our quality of life and that those who have a full set of teeth when they are 74 are more likely to reach 100 years old.

The study shows that there was clear evidence that tooth loss is closely related to ‘stress’ during a person’s lifetime. This includes a person’s specific social, emotional, economic and educational experiences as well as health issues such as chronic disease, genetic conditions, nutritional intake and lifestyle choices.

Evidence showed that people who had lost five or more teeth by the age of 65 were also more likely to suffer from other serious health issues such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoporosis which could severely limit a person’s life expectancy. Many of these illnesses have been previously linked to as person’s quality of life and their socio-economic status.

Speaking on the issue, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, CEO of the Oral Health Foundation, said: ‘There are many reasons why somebody can lose their teeth, it could be down to trauma, smoking or just a continued poor oral health routine, it can also be related to gum disease which is closely linked to health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

‘What this piece of research suggests is that tooth loss can often be a signifier of a poor quality of other areas of a person’s lifestyle and therefore a higher likelihood of someone having health issues because of this.

‘Importantly, it also shows that diseases associated with tooth loss, such as gum disease, can also contribute to an increased risk of life limiting diseases.

‘It is very evident that what is going on in our mouths can really be a useful window to our overall health. It is therefore vital that we take proper care of our mouth and pay close attention to what is happening as it could be a sign of something more serious.’

Dr Carter added: ‘Tooth loss itself comes with its own problems, it can lead to issues with eating and therefore a person’s ongoing nutrition and even create problems with their ability to communicate.

‘We welcome more research into this matter as it may be a way to detect and prevent diseases related to tooth loss and other serious systemic diseases.’

If you are concerned about your dental care contact us – we can help


Fighting gum disease together – Free gum treatment for General Public!

Fighting gum disease together – Genuine FREE treatment to help general public.

As part of this European campaign to raise awareness London Dental Specialists are opening their doors to general public and providing free treatment for up to 100 people with gum disease to mark the European Gum Health Day 12th May 2017.

We are genuinely providing cost effective specialist treatment for patients who ordinarily wouldn’t be able to afford it.

The public at large might not realise the importance of proper oral health, so it is time for us to find the best way to directly help people,” says Dr Ope Sodeinde “We need to think proactively – and encourage the public to seek our advice by providing cost effective treatment ”

If you think you need to see a gum specialist –don’t miss this opportunity.

Check the health of your gums by asking yourself the following questions:

Are your gums swollen?

Do your gums bleed when you are brushing, or when you use a toothpick or other cleaning device?

Have your gums shrunk back or receded, so that your teeth appear lengthened?

Are you aware of any loosening of your teeth?

Do you see any yellowish, pus-like fluid at the gum line when you massage your gums?

Have your teeth drifted or changed position, and have any gaps appeared between them?

Have your parents or siblings lost teeth prematurely due to tooth loosening?

If you answer yes to any of these questions – you may need to see a periodontist!

Contact us now – as you could save £400 on treatment.

Next Steps

1- Contact London Dental Specialists by 12th May 2017 – email quoting EFP17 to leave your full name, mobile number, Date of Birth and Full postal address.
2- We will book your initial assessment with our specialist Dr Ope Sodeinde  – You are required to pay for the initial assessment. Initial consultation £180: This includes plain intra-oral x-rays. if  you do require extra oral x-rays these £60.

3- Following this assessment we will book you up to 4 x FREE Non-surgical therapies (usually £100 per 45-minute session). Most patients require 4 visits.

Following your re-assessment additional treatment may be required and fee’s may apply, but this will be fully explained and authorised by you the patient.

Periodontal reassessments (always required) £150.

Professional reports to patients and dentists are complimentary.

Periodontal surgery will have to be priced individually.

Terms and Conditions

It cannot be used as part payment for other treatment • For new patients only, who have not attended the practice before. The free treatment cannot be exchanged for cash. Offer is for 4 x non surgical gum treatments with London Dental Specialists hygienist only. All treatment will be under the clinical care of Dr Ope Sodeinde • This offer can not be transferred • London Dental Specialists reserves the right to change any of these terms and conditions from time to time • Patients are required to provide their own dentists name and details so London Dental Specialists can communicate and supply any clinical reports. London Dental Specialists reserves the right not to accept patients without providing a reason. Valid until 12th May 2017.

Festive Opening Times

Course – One place available for 22nd October

It’s your lucky day – as one delegates have had to dropped out of our full 5 day Restorative Implant course …this means there it’s an opportunity for you!

if you are keen – please contact me as soon as possible, where I can provide you with all the details.

Download the brochure here restorative-course-info-2016-2017


Rules are;

1- You must commit to all the dates

Saturday 22nd October – Intro and overview

Saturday 12th November – Lab day Impression taking and Occlusion

Saturday 28th January – Treatment planning on live cases

Saturday 25th February – Restorative training

Saturday 8th April – Final case presentation.

2- You must have 2 of your own patients to restore – 14 weeks to find them. 

You will receive maximum benefit from this course if you provide two patients that may be amendable to straightforward implant treatment that they can bring for treatment during the course. When signing up, we recommend that delegates start actively looking for such patients and fully document including photographically and radiographically for presentation prior to starting.

Don’t worry we will provide all the marketing and training you need!

3- Live in London to benefit from mutual referrals

Dr Ope Sodeinde will provide full training and when delegates have attained a certain level of experience Dr sodeinde will mutually refer to restorative dentists who have reached advanced skills in restorative implant dentistry.

if you feel you are interested in our training – please give me a call and I can discuss this further with you. Vanessa Elwell 07715 001728 or email

Fabulous Day at Wessex Dental Lab – Restorative Implant Training

The day A day in a dental Lab is always a treat for many young dentists – including our new influx of new restorative Post Grad’s.

Down load the course info here –  restorative-course-info-2016-2017

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Dr Ope provides outstanding mentoring and advise to  young general dentists on impression taking and occlusion concepts.

This fascinating day was carried out within the confines of Wessex Dental Lab where each delegate had the opportunity to polish-up their impression techniques,  pour up models and hone their skills in dental occlusion. The days consisted of;

  • Discussion based practical approach to occlusal management in everyday practice.
  • Understanding occlusion – Science behind the theory
  • How to efficiently take the necessary diagnostic records and face bow measurements.
  • How understanding occlusion and reduces stress.

Our continuing Implant dental education days have been designed to be part of the Implant restorative course. We provide hands-on-training to learn the skills that are required to restore implants. If you are interested in attending our 5 days course with the London Dental Specialist please contact Vanessa Elwell 07715 001728


New Date for Implant Training commencing 8th October 2016

If you are a young enthusiastic dentist and are looking for a subsidised Implant course for you. for further information just download the information here.

The course structure is organised so every dentists attending will be able not only plan and restore implants but in addition learn skills to market and sell implants. With the view to working as part of restorative implant team cases.

Download your information here: 2 Restorative course info 2016

Cost £250 for the whole course! The course is subsidised and mostly covered by London Dental Specialists and it is designed not for profit but to help cement the relationships between the restoring dentist, London Dental Specialists, dental laboratory and implant system provider to achieve the best results possible for patients.

Delegates will be expected to participate in treatment plan and restore on one or two of their own patients and there will be the opportunity for full discussion both within the group and also on an individual basis.

              What does it mean to be part of the London Dental Specialist’s Restorative Team?

As a restorative team member, I will provide on-going support in implant dentistry, during which you refer your patients for implant placement to the London Dental Specialists. Essentially we provide training for you to become an implant restorative dentist and be part of a united team.

              United team – As a team you will support each other during learning activities and in addition we will encourage open dialogue between your both, which will cement the relations between the London Dental Specialists and your practice.

              Your training – I will provide the training to master the skills of basic level restorative implant dentistry during the 5 sessions outlined in the brochure.

              Team training –During this training there will provide additional maintenance training for your hygienist and Lunch and Learns for your team within your practice.

Top-up support – Enhance your skills as a team through regular top-up training dates to enable you to learn more advanced techniques. One off training is just the start of your Dental implant training – we will ensure you have “top-up” training sessions every quarter.

              Equipment – You will not need to buy any costly equipment, as we will give you the required restorative kit. All you’ll need to have are your impression components, usual crown & bridge materials, (impression trays and impression materials, etc.).

We are very much looking forward to working closely with you and to help you grow your skills and enhance your knowledge in this lucrative area of dentistry.

Your commitment

  • Your full commitment to attend every module (we can be relatively flexible with dates and time to suit the majority, but this does depend on the course lecturer being available).
  • Provide one or two patients from your practice for the course; this will ensure you have a case to eventually restore.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions 2 Restorative course info 2016


Restorative Implant Team

Fabulous day was had recently at the Dental Training Day on 11th June 2016

The Specialist team introduced a totally new learning experience. Having successfully run this format on a couple of occasions, we are delighted to entirely change the learning experience by the introduction of the Restorative Dental Team.

The day was filled with intense learning though discussion and case study in very small groups and highly beneficial for our colleagues. They are entirely designed for our referring colleagues as a way of a ‘thank you’ for your support.

As this was such a huge success we plan a second team commencing on 8th October – so if you are considering getting involved in implant dentistry – now is a great time..

What makes these courses so unique..

a- Very affordable and really reasonably priced for young dentists- £250 for 5 full days.

b- Dentists and their team receive all the support you need enabling dentists to fully restore simple cases following the course.

c- Designed specifically for professionals who are looking to develop their skills and work closely with a specialist.

d- It is really practical and hands-on which fills many gaps you may have in occlusion and restorative dentistry.

e- Relaxed group of like minded professionals who all get along as a team.

The next group is commencing on 8th October and we have 2 people already booked ( maximum is 4-5 delegates)- please dont leave it too long to come back to m

If you are interested in attending the next course – its starts 8th October 2016  2 Restorative course info 2016