Hello, my name is Panayiotis, better known as Pano, and I am the Periodontist at Thames Dental & Facial Care. As a Periodontist (registered specialist in gum disease diagnosis and treatment), you will usually see me help you navigate through the trials and tribulations of gum health, and to treat any gum related issues you may have.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Guys, Kings and St Thomas’s Dental Institute, London in 2012. Having completed my vocational training in West Sussex shortly after, I was awarded Membership with the Royal College of Surgeons (MJDF RCS). Following this, I decided to take the role of a Senior House Officer in the Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery Department at the Royal London Hospital and Whipps Cross Hospital, where I assisted and gained insight into complex surgical procedures and medical and dental emergencies. Being a major trauma centre for London, I was fortunate to experience working on-call in A&E and hospital wards, as well as in clinics and operating theatres.
My career then led me to have an opportunity to work in private practice in Singapore. Having spent time working here and abroad in general private practice I was able to provide a wide range of general and cosmetic treatments as well as minor oral surgery. It was at that time that I developed an interest in periodontics. In 2016, I returned to London and embarked on a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology at the Royal London Dental Institute. Following this three-year postgraduate specialist training programme, I also passed the Speciality Membership in Periodontics exam by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, and can be found on the UK Specialist register for periodontics. I regularly attend regional and international conferences and am a member of the British Society of Periodontology.
At Thames Dental & Facial Care, I see patients for treatment of periodontal diseases and gum related conditions. My goal is to provide high standards of dental care and to help stabilise gum disease, in order to prevent the premature loss of teeth in susceptible patients and ensure they can confidently take charge of their oral health. My main interests lie in minimally invasive techniques and bone regenerative procedures, as well as periodontal ‘plastic surgery’. Modern and emerging periodontal techniques can now allow us to correct a variety of cosmetic gum conditions, such as asymmetrical or high gum lines and sensitive or unsightly gum recession. Theodora and I are also fortunately able to take on multidisciplinary cases that require Prosthodontic, as well as Periodontic treatment, at Thames Dental and Facial Care.
Besides private practice, I am currently a Clinical Research Fellow at the Centre of Oral and Clinical Research at the Royal London Dental Institute. As part of a multidisciplinary team, I am involved in ongoing periodontal research studies.
Outside of work, I am a keen traveller and photographer and enjoy exploring different parts of the world, different cuisines, and dabble in film photography.
If you suffer from bleeding gums, if you have aesthetic concerns with your gums such as gum shrinkage, if your teeth are drifting and you do not know why, then do come in and meet me for a consultation. Modern periodontics are not just about tooth cleaning, it is a lot more than that. I am passionate about my job and I would love to help you improve the condition of your mouth.