Opus Dental in Ferndown offers a wide range of more advanced dental treatments – each provided by an acknowledged expert in their field – to both private patients and for referrals from your dentists. Conceived and introduced by Nigel Stribling.

Opus Dental is the unique way to benefit from the latest innovations.

Advanced Dentistry for:
• Cosmetic dentistry • Dentures • Implants • Crowns and Bridges • Veneers • Oral Surgery • Periodental Treatment • Dental reconstruction

David Leigh Van As

David Leigh Van As

BSc (Hons), BChD (SA), MSc Oral Surg (UK), MSc Perio (Germany),
MClinDent Perio (UK)
Practice Limited to Periodontology

Mr Mark Vardon - Registered Specialist in Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery

Mr Mark Vardon
BDS(Lond) MClinDent(Lond) FDSRCS(Eng) MRDRCS(Eng)
Registered Specialist in Prosthodontics and Oral Surgery

Ingela Engfors - Specialist in Prosthodontics

Ingela Engfors
DDS (Gothenburg)
Specialist in Prosthodontics (Sweden)

Covid-19 Guidelines

We remain open throughout the Coronavirus pandemic and continue to carry out low risk non-aerosol generated procedures (mainly exams and hand scaling). We are now able to carry out a few planned Aerosol generated procedures following strict Covid-19 guidelines to ensure your safety and the members of our staff.

Please note: Due to need of extra personal protective equipment (PPE) for the staff and the patients we will now be charging an additional £3 per visit for routine dental exams and for handscaling with the hygienist and £10 for aerosol generated procedures.

We appreciate all our customer’s support during this difficult time.

Please take care and keep safe.

Patient Attendance Procedure

This conversation should take place at the screening stage of the patient journey (usually 24 hours before the appointment).

  • The patient should use the toilet before attending the practice
  • The patient should bring their own pen (if they will need to sign paper forms)
  • The patient should only bring minimal belongings into the practice with them
  • The patient should attend alone wherever possible or with one other person if absolutely necessary
  • If the patient requires a chaperone, they should be advised of the practice policy on chaperones
  • The patient can only enter the building at the rear entrance by pressing the bell 10 minutes before the appointment time
  • The patient will be asked to wait for a team member, who is wearing appropriate PPE, and their temperature will be checked (have to be < 37.8°)
  • Patients will be screened using the standard COVID-19 screening questions and if in Category 1, will be advised to self-isolate and immediately leave the Practice.
  • The patient must use the hand sanitizer and put on a disposable mask before entering the reception area. We will provide PPE.
  • We will check the medical history.The patient has to sanitize hands before they use clinipad or pdq machine
  • If necessary, remind patient to comply with the social distancing markers at reception etc.
  • The patient should preferably be escorted directly into the surgery
  • Any patient belongings should be placed in a designated area in plastic boxes which will be disinfected after use
  • Once entering the surgery, the patient is asked to retain their face mask until the end of the appointment
  • At the end of treatment, the patient should leave the room immediately, dispose of PPE in a clinical waste bin and perform hand sanitization using alcohol gel
  • Payment, no cash, pdq machine will be used
  • The patient collects their belongings from the designated area, and is escorted to the practice exit (now through the front door).

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Sometimes, you encounter a dental problem that needs something a little different, a little more advanced than your normal practice can offer. Advanced dental treatment in Dorset is offered by only two practices and one of those is Opus Dental. We are part of the same group as The Ferndown Dental Centre who handles general dentistry and that means Nigel Stribling is also the Principal Dentist.
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