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John Townsend – Director

BDS(Lon) LDS RCS M Surg Dent RCS (Eng)

John Townsend is a specialist in oral surgery, working in a large referral practice in South East London. After qualifying from University College Hospital Dental School, London in 1982, he gained extensive experience in hospital and practice-based oral surgery, obtaining his M Surg Dent in 2000.

Along with over 25 years’ experience in the management of surgical cases, John has a particular interest in dental education, lecturing on anatomy at implant training courses, and is a member of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. He frequently attends conferences in the UK and abroad, keeping up to date with the constant changes in dental regulation and advanced procedures.

In his spare time, he is a keen yachtsman, often competing in regattas on the South coast.

Other members of the team…

Anthony Bendkowski (GDC No. 57249)

Anthony Bendkowski or ‘Ben’ to his team, is a specialist in oral surgery in practice limited to implant reconstructive surgery in London and the South East of England. He qualified from University College Hospital Dental School, London in 1982 and subsequently gained extensive experience in both hospital and practice-based oral surgery.

He has over twenty five years of experience in both the surgical and restorative management of implant cases. He has a keen interest in all aspects of dental education and has lectured on and run bone augmentation and implant training courses, as well as lecturing on business skills for successful implant practice for a number of years. He is a Past President of the Association of Dental Implantology (UK) and an examiner for the Edinburgh Diploma in Implant Dentistry as well as for Membership in Oral Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

Clinically Ben undertakes all aspects of implant treatment, including Teeth in a Day/All on 4 surgery, aesthetic anterior tooth replacement, and complex cases involving extensive bone reconstruction.

In his spare time he is a keen pilot and can regularly be seen flying his vintage WW II aircraft in airshows. Ben also enjoys playing guitar badly with a local band, ‘Leaky Tap’.