Dental Implants

Dental Implants are an effective treatment… and often a significant personal investment

Dental Implants can be the most effective way to treat many dental problems and we are focussed on helping you achieve predictable, long-term and successful results.

Who Will Advise and Carry Out Treatment?

There is no GDC registered specialist list for dental implants and General Dental Surgeons can train to place implants.

We understand that implants are a major personal investment for patients. We will only refer to highly experienced implantologist practitioners who either have the appropriate level of training and experience, or are registered specialists in fields which support a full understanding of treatment planning and in delivering long-term care (for example Periodontics, Restorative Dentistry  and/or Prosthodontics).

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Our Dental Implant service has been built up over many years and we are delighted that from November 2017 we are able to offer a fully in-house service in most cases with specialist periodontist Maria Trianti (GDC 238911) overseeing and planning your care.

Implant treatments are also supported by the expertise of DTS International Dental Laboratory, based in Glasgow who have worked closely with Church Court, Dr Black and Dr Bain for many years.

For many years we have referred patients to Dr Crawford Bain who provided consultations and treatment at The Edinburgh Dental Specialists or at his private practice, Somerset Place Consulting in Glasgow.

Dr Bain took up a Professorship in Dubai in 2014 and we continued to work with his recommended colleague Dr Duncan Black who trained under Dr Bain and worked with him for many years.  Dr Black took over the reigns at Dr Bain’s private practice in Glasgow and was able to travel to Dumfries for regular clinics at Church Court, enabling us to offer his services without the need to travel to the Central Belt.

Dr Black (GDC: 62847) BDS (Dundee) MJDF RCS (Eng) now provides an implant service from a new practice in Glasgow and is able to offer review visits to our patients here at Church Court Dental Practice. All new consultations and most treatments can be carried out here at Church Court by specialist periodontist Maria Trianti.

Dr. Crawford A. Bain  BDS, DDS, MSc, MBA, Cert Perio, Cert FIxed Pros, Fellowship in Implantology (GDC: 43220)

After spending nine years in general practice in Scotland and Canada, Dr. Bain completed speciality training in Periodontics and Prosthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. Since then he has been at various times Director of Occlusion; Head of Periodontics and Director of Implant Dentistry at Dalhousie University, Canada. He now works as Professor of Periodontology at Dubai School of Dental Medicine.

In 1990-1991 he was the Branemark Surgical Implant Fellow at UCLA, USA where his research into Implants and Smoking resulted in the Osseointegration Foundation/Quintessence Publishing Company Award for the best scientific article in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Implants in 1993. He has maintained a specialist practice since 1981, returning to Scotland in 1995. In 2014 he handed over the reigns of his practice in Glasgow to Dr Duncan Black who is now working with Dr Mark Colwell to provide a full Implant service to patients at Church Court Dental Practice in Dumfries.

Dr. Bain is certified by the General Dental Council of Great Britain as a specialist in Periodontics, Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.



Last Modified: Nov 9, 2017 @ 1:44 pm