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Ivy Cottage welcome Clinical Dental Technician Darren Kelsey to the team.

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As defined by the General Dental Council, a Clinical Dental Technician (CDT) is a registered dental professional who provides complete dentures direct to patients and other dental devices on prescription from a dentist. They are also qualified dental technicians. Patients with natural teeth or implants must see a dentist before the CDT can begin treatment. CDTs refer patients to a dentist if they need a treatment plan or if the CDT is concerned about the patient’s oral health

Darren is a highly skilled patient focused Clinical Dental Technician; he started his career as an apprentice Dental Technician working in NHS dental laboratory’s manufacturing dental appliances for dentists throughout Scotland. Darren is extremely passionate about his work. His main focus is on quality, providing fixed and removable treatment solutions for his patients. He continues to progress his knowledge on various courses throughout the UK and abroad, keeping up to date with the latest developments in dentistry.


Ivy Cottage and Darren Kelsey are rolling out the following treatments.


If you have loose or ill-fitting dentures, your ability to eat and speak may become affected. Due to advances in dentistry, there is now a procedure whereby your denture can be fixed to your jaw with dental implants. This treatment, known as implant overdentures or denture stabilisation, offers patients with dentures a more permanent solution and can improve your quality of life significantly. You will be able to enjoy your favourite foods again and feel comfortable smiling, safe in the knowledge that your dentures are staying put.

As part of this treatment, you will require surgery to have the implants placed into your jaw. Our Implant Dentist, Clive Schmulian, will do this. Once they have integrated with the bone and surrounding tissues for a period of time, your dentures are placed on top of the implants through a range of special fixtures. This means your dentures can still be removed for cleaning, but will stay put once in place.

Premium Dentures –

These dentures provide you with a confident natural smile, building on the fundamentals of the natural looking range. The multi-layered acrylic tooth adds more detail to your teeth, with the shade bled throughout the tooth and fine contours. Additionally, the high impact acrylic bases are ideal for patients that have a history of breaking teeth and are looking for a finer finish. These dentures include a manufacturing warranty of 3 years.

Bespoke Dentures –

Our finest range of dentures use the latest technology, materials and philosophy in cosmetic denture construction. The benefit of ivoclars ivobase injection moulding system is unparalleled in providing material toughness, longevity and precision fit for comfort, perfect for cases with high bone loss and mobile gums. The addition of acrylic gum contouring and staining help to achieve a more lifelike appearance. These teeth are gender specific, individualised as well as customised and come with a manufacturing warranty of 4 years.


Please visit for more details and prices starting from £950 for a full set of natural looking dentures.