Bhavin Pitamber, our resident expert, graduated in 2000 from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, with awards in General Medicine, General Surgery and Operative Dentistry. He has a keen interest in surgical dentistry and periodontology, which is the cornerstone of implant dentistry. In 2007, he embarked on formal postgraduate studies, which culminated in the award, MSc in Clinical Periodontology.
Further training has been undertaken in the USA, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Belgium. A significant proportion of his year is still allocated to education internationally.
His clinical expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal and peri-implant diseases. His special interests lie in plastic periodontal and peri-implant surgery such as the treatment of gum recession, and in regenerative periodontal treatments. Growth factors and advanced biomaterials are routinely used to optimise the outcomes of such treatments. Implant dentistry including advanced bone and sinus augmentation procedures are a significant element of his daily practice. He is also actively involved in mentoring dentists regarding implant treatment and advanced grafting techniques.
Bhavin’s philosophy of care is to always have the patients’ best long-term interests at heart, to work closely with his colleagues and to never stop learning. His family and friends are his moral compass and inspires him to deliver care in a compassionate, dignified and ethical manner.
Bhavin is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, European Federation of Periodontology and the Association of Dental Implantology.