Meet the team
Marylebone Implant Centre
Dr. Francisco Marques dos Santos
Implantologist/Clinical Director/Principal Dentist
After achieving some postgraduate training in fixed prosthodontics and CAD-CAM systems, he practised as a general dentist with a special interest in fixed prosthodontics. After developing his general dentistry skills, he found his passion in the field of oral rehabilitation, from reconstructive surgical procedures to implant placement and aesthetic rehabilitation. He decided then to move to New York, where under the supervision of Dr Dennis Tarnow – one of the world opinion leaders in implant dentistry – he successfully completed the International Program In Advanced Implant Dentistry at New York University College Of Dentistry.
During his residency, Francisco had the opportunity to develop, and present, some research work in the field of Bone Grafting, Dental Implant Design and Surface, and Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Dental Implants. His academic work was presented and awarded by some of the most prestigious academies in the world, such as the American Academy of Osseointegration, Greater New York Dental Meeting, Northeastern Society of Implant Dentistry, NYU Research Day.
Francisco also completed a certificate in Advanced Bone Grafting Techniques under the supervision of Dr Mike Pikos at the Pikos Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Dr. Santos decided then to relocate to the UK, London where he took the clinical direction of an Implant Centre working, as well, as principle full-time implantologist. Francisco successfully placed more than 10000 implants and has performed more than 4000 bone grafts among other surgical procedures. He then started a brand new project owned and led by him.
We can say that the Marylebone Implant Centre has already changed the panorama of the Oral Health London and other parts of the UK, offering the ultimate techniques and expertise in Implant Dentistry with realistic prices. We receive multiple requests every day from patients and other dentists in order to help them to improve their oral condition mainly with the use of dental implants.
Since the Marylebone Implant Centre opened its doors, around 1000 implants have been placed every year.
Dr Santos has also been actively lecturing in the UK and abroad. His topic of excellence is Anterior Immediate implant – Biological, functional and aesthetic aspects. Francisco also completed a course on “Digital Smile Design by Christian Coachman”. This technique seeks to present to the public a new face of dentistry, more human, emotional and artistic, further enhancing our noble profession in society, because after all there are not many things in this life that are more important than a healthy, natural, confident and beautiful smile.
He also successfully completed the “3 Series Master Course – Aesthetic and functional rehabilitation, by Dr Mauro Fradeani”, one of the world-renowned references in Prosthodontics (Aesthetic and functional rehabilitation).
Francisco frequently attends international congresses and meetings in order to keep up to date and follow the ultimate trend in Implant Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation.
Dr. Miriam Molins
Peridontology / Oral Surgery / Implant Dentist
Dr Molins graduated from dental school at the International University of Catalonia (UIC) – Barcelona, Spain. She initiated her postgraduate studies in cosmetic dentistry. After relocating to New York – USA, she successfully completed a one-year full-time program in Advanced Comprehensive Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry in New York – USA. After returning to her hometown, Barcelona, she then started her3 year full-time program, in Implant Dentistry (oral surgery, prosthodontics and periodontics), which she completed successfully. Dr. Molins also completed a 2-year MsC degree in Biomaterials. Dr Molins has been working in the past years in some of the most prestigious practices of the Harley Street district. She dedicates her time exclusively to the areas of periodontology (gum disease treatment and gum surgery), implant dentistry (dental implants and bone grafting) and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Dipa Patel
Dr Patel graduated from University College, London in 2001, qualifying as a medical doctor (MD). Dipa completed her GP training in 2005. In the year of 2009, Dr. Patel attained the Certificate in Dental Sedation and Anaesthesia – Eastman Dental Institute. Dipa lectures and has been involved in postgraduate training of doctors and dentists.
Ms. Ellison Stewart
Graduated from New Cross Dental school in 1980 and worked in London for 5 years in private practice and Queen Mary’s hospital in Sidcup in Kent with orthodontist and oral surgeons. For the last seven years, Ellison has worked for a corporate dental company in many different locations throughout the south and extensively in Scotland, treating patients with various levels of oral health and complex restorative work. She enjoys her work, the satisfaction of a smile after treatment and building the relationship and importantly, the trust of her patients.
Ms. Paula Gates
Paula is our Practice Manager at the Marylebone Implant Centre. Paula originates from Northern Ireland and has over 20 years experience in dentistry, the last 12 years being in dental management in private practice in St Johns Wood. Over this period of time, Paula has experienced a lot of changes in dentistry including the new CQC regulations. Paula is able to answer most dental queries you may have. If you require any information regarding your implant treatment or the Implant Centre please do not hesitate to contact her.
Ms. Ciara Kearney
Ciara is the newest addition to our front of house team.
Ciara moved to the UK from Ireland almost one year ago having started her career in dentistry in the West of Ireland over 4 years ago and has worked in various areas of dentistry including general and specialist, in locations such as Dublin and Harley Street.
Having developed a warm approachable manner with patients and her wide knowledge of dentistry please feel free to contact Ciara with any questions or queries you may have.
Ms. Zlatina Yordonava
Dental Implant Nurse
Zlatina is a Dental Surgery Assistant since 2011. She has successfully completed her NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing. She is registered with the General Dental Council / Registration number 243854. Miss Yordanova worked as a DSA for the Implant Training Institute where she was involved in the training of many dentists. That experience has helped her to gain confidence and high level in her knowledge and professionalism. Her aim is to make our patients feel that the services they receive are far above their expectations.