Referrals from colleagues are welcome by email, post, fax or online. In addition if you require advice or simply want to talk, don’t hesitate to contact Dr Franks by phone or email.

Chase Side Dental Practice is compassionate, friendly and personal, to help the patient feel confident and relaxed when they come in for Implant treatment. The most important consideration is quality of care. Therefore all necessary precautions are taken to maintain the highest standards of safety.



Dr Stephen Franks BDS (London)

MSc Dental Implantology (University of Bristol)
Member International Team for Implantology
Member Association of Dental Implantology
Qualified Straumann Clinical Mentor
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Stephen has a professional, patient and caring manner and is well liked by his patients and trusted by his colleagues. Dr Stephen Franks graduated in Dentistry from University College Hospital London in 1990 (GDC number: 66155) and has practiced as a dentist in the UK and abroad. Stephen has received extensive implant training including a year long certificate course under the International Team for Implantology, a Masters Degree in Dental Implantology at Bristol University and advanced training in guided bone regeneration under Prof. Danny Buser, the world leader in this field, at the University of Bern.
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Stephen enjoys teaching. He used to be a restorative clinical teacher at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental School and a clinical teacher for the MSc Programme in Dental Implantology at The University of Central Lancashire. He was recently appointed as an approved training mentor by Straumann.
Stephen excels at complex treatment planning, rebuilding dentitions at an advanced stage of disrepair. He spent eight years at a leading specialist dental centre, looking after patients referred for their complex and challenging dental treatments before focusing his clinical practice on the field of dental implantology, attending several practices as an implantologist.
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All of his treatment protocols are evidence based, following the recommendations and philosophy of the International Team for Implantology. Stephen audits all of his surgical cases and achieves very high success rates.
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Referral process

If you wish to refer a case or to ask about a case, please provide as much of the information below as possible:

Paperwork

See Initial Implant Enquiry Proforma-download form at bottom of page

Radiographs

  • Any recent radiographs but at the very least a recent PA showing the site and the apices of the neighbouring teeth
  • An OPT if available (CBCT is normally required for all cases; however, if Stephen believes he needs this he will refer to a local clinic)

The following are normally absolute contraindications for dental implants

  • Unstable, untreated periodontal disease (these can have implants once stable)
  • Heavy smokers (20 or more)
  • Intra-venous bisphosphonates received at any time in past (note: oral not normally a problem)
  • Radiotherapy in past to head or neck region
  • Poor oral hygiene, with little prospect of change
  • Very poorly controlled diabetic
.Complete our online referral form

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