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Perlan Specialist Dental Centre

Perlan Specialist Dental Centre

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Hartfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2ALUK

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Opening hours

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Free consultation. Enquire for a fast quote from Perlan Specialist Dental Centre. 1 verified patient review.

Popular Treatments

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Dental Implants
Teeth Whitening
Dental Crowns
Dental Bridges
Teeth Cleaning
Root canals
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
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About Perlan Specialist Dental Centre

We are dedicated to providing an outstanding level of service

to both patients and referring dentists. Together, we work with you as a team to provide expert treatment in a superbly equipped yet relaxing environment.

Our commitment is to provide only reliable treatments which stand the test of time, founded as they are on sound, evidence based practice.

Our highly skilled specialists

are qualified experts in their field, being active in teaching and research as well as clinical practice. They regularly attend and postgraduate courses around the world to remain up to date with new developments and are frequently involved in presenting at major conferences. They can offer expertise in periodontics, endodontics, restorative and cosmetic dental treatments. We are experts in reconstruction using dental implants and our team has many years experience and skill in the successful treatment of the most demanding cases.

We provide a superlative service

with several specialists available in one state-of-the-art multidisciplinary clinic and we strive to achieve the optimum level of health, aesthetics and function for your mouth.

We hope that you can be confident in being treated in one of the UK’s leading Specialist Dental Clinics.

We are delighted to welcome new referrals to our practice from both patients as well as professional colleagues. For further information please phone our reception team, or contact us online.

Your call will be answered promptly and your problems dealt with courteously and sympathetically. Please remember to let us know if a friend or relation has recommended you so that we can thank them.

At Perlan Specialist Dental Centre we take the time to understand your needs and expectations.

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Patient reviews

5.0 from 1 verified review
Benjamin, UK
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A very calm, careful and extremely knowledgeable Endodontist

5 50 Root Canals

I had a consultation regarding root canal. I like the way the Endodontist listened carefully to what I had to say. He was very thorough in checking my gums, nerve sensitivity, the opening and closing of my jaws, and he reviewed the scan of my tooth and explained how far the nerve travels within the canals. He correctly suggested there might be two nerves in one of the canals. What was even better was he used large scale tooth models to explain implants and bridges.

Superb service from Steve Williams, a very calm, careful and extremely knowledgable Endodontist. I was booked in extremely quickly despite not
being registered with Perlan. The receptionist were very helpful and efficient.

Treated by: Steve Williams


  • GDC - General Dental Council (UK) 
  • ADI - Association of Dental Implantology (UK) 
  • CQC - Care Quality Commission (UK) 
  • RCSEng - Royal College of Surgeons of England (UK) 
  • RCPSG - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (UK) 
  • EAO - European Association for Osseointegration (International) 
  • ITI - International Team for Implantology (International) 


ParkingAccessible to disabled peoplePublic transport access - We are 5 minutes walk from Eastbourne railway stationWheelchair accessible toiletAccess without stepsDisabled parkingPatient bathroomWireless access

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Bone Graft


Cosmetic Dentist Consultation


Dental Bridges


Dental Crowns


Dental Implants




Dentist Consultation




Wisdom Tooth Extraction


Gum Surgery


Hygienist Session


Inlays and Onlays


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Consultation


Orthodontist Consultation


Periodontist Consultation


Restorative Dentist Consultation


Root canals


Teeth Cleaning


Teeth Whitening



Perlan Specialist Dental Centre - Mr S Barter BDS MSurgDent RCS Specialist Oral Surgeon

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Mr S Barter BDS MSurgDent RCS Specialist Oral Surgeon - Aesthetic Medicine Physician at Perlan Specialist Dental Centre

Mr Stephen Barter

Job Title:
  Aesthetic Medicine Physician

BDS MSurgDent RCS Specialist in Oral Surgery

GDC Registration Number 60311

Stephen qualified in 1985 from Guys Hospital, London. He underwent a period of postgraduate oral surgery and orthodontic training and is a GDC registered Specialist in Oral Surgery. Stephen has been established in Eastbourne for over 20 years and established Perlan Specialist Dental Centre in 2007. This specialist referral practice is well known for providing expertise in dealing with cases of all levels of complexity with a philosophy of comprehensive planning, combined with empathy to the patients needs. This prestigious clinic is designed to ensure that both the dental team and their patients will benefit from comprehensive facilities, supporting the range of services that we can provide for our patients.

Stephen’s career advancement and experience in complex case management has been achieved through worldwide study, including advanced training at the Straumann Clinic, University of Bern. His expertise in bone grafting and implant surgery ensures a success rate in excess of 98% year on year.

Stephen has been a mentor for the Straumann Dental Implant System for many years, teaching on seminars and courses. He is an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute in London.

He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England; a Fellow of the Straumann Clinic, University of Berne, Switzerland; a member of the Association of Dental Implantology; a member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons; and a member of the European Association of Osseointegration.

Stephen is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and is a past UK Section Chairman, where he was involved in the development of a comprehensive training program meeting the GDC guidelines for implant dentistry. He lectures nationally and internationally, and has presented at many major international conferences. His work is also published. He is actively involved in research projects in the field of dental implants and dental tissue regeneration.

Dr M Heffernan BDS MS Specialist in Prosthodontics - Aesthetic Medicine Physician at Perlan Specialist Dental Centre

Dr Michael Heffernan

Job Title:
  Aesthetic Medicine Physician

BDS MS Specialist in Prosthodontics
GDC Registration Number 66168

Michael Heffernan qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 1990. He subsequently spent two years in hospital training in maxillofacial surgery and went on to work in private general practice in London. In 1997 Michael enrolled in a three-year full-time Masters Degree Program at the University of Iowa (USA) in Fixed, Removable and Implant retained Prosthodontics. He performed valuable research into the Translucency of All-Ceramic Systems for which he won the prestigious John J. Sharry Prosthodontics Research Prize from the American College of Prosthodontists (2001). He was then awarded a scholarship at the University of Florida in a dedicated implant fellowship provided by the International Team of Oral Implantology (ITI).
Michael returned to the UK in 2002 and joined Perlan in 2007. He is registered as a Specialist Prosthodontist with the General Dental Council. He is a Fellow of International Team for Implantology (ITI), a member of the Association of Osseointegration, and a member of the British Dental Association.

Michael lectures regularly on implant dentistry and is also actively involved in research with the Straumann Dental Implant system.

Dr A Patel BDS MFDS RCS MClinDent (Pros.) MRD RCS Specialist in Prosthodontics - Aesthetic Medicine Physician at Perlan Specialist Dental Centre

Dr Akit Patel

Job Title:
  Aesthetic Medicine Physician

BDS MFDS RCS MClinDent (Pros) MRD RCS Specialist in Prosthodontics
GDC Registration number 81165

Akit Patel graduated from Guy's Dental Institute in 2002. He then worked in general practice, following which he spent two years in hospital receiving training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, general medicine and dental specialties.

Whilst in private practice, Akit completed the no.1 rated UK Prosthodontics specialist training programme at UCL Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute in London. He received his Masters degree in Clinical Dentistry in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics with distinction and an award for clinical and academic excellence in 2009.

He is an experienced prosthodontist, focussing on more complex dental treatments including dental implants. He is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics with the General Dental Council. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) and of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). He also works at the Eastman Dental Institute as a Clinical Teaching Fellow, where he teaches on the Restorative Dentistry graduate courses.

Akit provides specialist restorative care with special interests in preventive and minimal intervention dentistry, crown & bridgework, denture, implant and cosmetic rehabilitation i.e. to rebuild damaged teeth and replace missing teeth to proper function with a natural appearance.

Akit has contributed to scientific journals and regularly gives workshops and lectures on restorative and implant dentistry to dentists throughout the UK.

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Hartfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2ALUK