About Us

About our practice

Paul Renton-Harper qualified initially and undertook his specialist training at the University of Bristol and won the Federation Dentaire Internationale Prize for his work on the use of lasers in Periodontal Treatment. Holding the Braun research lectureship at Bristol, he contributed extensively to research and publications on mechanical aids to patient home care. He provides consulting and lecturing services for a variety of companies both here and abroad. He has also taught periodontics to both undergraduates and postgraduate students and been an examiner at the University of Bristol. He has travelled extensively to keep abreast of the latest developments in his field and lectures to both national and international audiences on periodontal care and treatment.

In 1993 he started consulting from Litfield House Medical Centre. The aim then remains the same today, to provide the latest and best medical treatments and technology with the highest degree of personal service. The practice prides itself on providing patients with cutting edge technology allied with old fashioned standards of politeness, friendliness and efficiency so lacking in today’s busy world. It is never forgotten that many patients do not like receiving treatment and we go out of our way to make it as comfortable as possible.

Prime importance is given to the selection of staff. Whilst clinical excellence is obviously a prerequisite, a friendly and relaxed approach to patients is considered a vital ingredient. Delivering high quality care, together they form a friendly, experienced and exceptionally motivated team led by Kay Willis and Frances Howe.

 In order to provide the latest medical advances we source the very latest and best research, materials and equipment from wherever in the world it is available. An example of this may be found in our latest surgery which was designed, engineered and built by one of the UK’s leading companies and houses the very latest and most advanced digital x-ray equipment and a selection of British and American instruments some of which have been made especially for the practice. We were the first periodontal practice outside of the USA to have a MagnaVu digital operating microscope, a device which provides up to 50x magnification. Most recently we have installed a Zeiss surgical microscope and Mr Renton-Harper uses this for all procedures, allowing extremely fine and detailed work with the least amount of discomfort.

We are now able to undertake many procedures non-surgically that until very recently would have required a surgical approach. Our clinical aim is to be at the forefront of non-surgical periodontal treatment and to that end we collaborate with European and American laboratories which give us access to the latest molecular microbiological techniques. In conjunction with advice from our Specialist in Medical Microbiology, these have proven to be an exceptionally valuable aid to both diagnosis and treatment, particularly of the most aggressive and advanced periodontal diseases.

We have recently purchased technology from Europe and The United States, which enables us to perform much of this testing ‘in-house’ and believe that we are the only practice in the UK with this capability. In addition we are now able to carry out the majority of the blood tests we need in our own facility, thus speeding the production of results and lowering the cost to patients.

Another recent addition to our armamentarium is a new application of a bone regeneration technique which can, in many cases, be performed under our microscopes without the need for surgery.

The Principal Staff

Mr Paul Renton-Harper - Specialist in Periodontics. GDC Reg: 61079
Mrs Kay Willis - Practice Manager and Principal Nurse. GDC Reg: 133562
Miss Frances Howe - Practice Manager
Mrs Jessie Brown - Hygienist. GDC Reg: 265867
Mrs Megan Gilbert - Hygienist. GDC Reg: 272605
Miss Ellie Tomkins - Hygienist. GDC Reg: 235682
Miss Jess Pompey - Nurse. GDC Reg: 136846
Miss Ashley Cox - Nurse. GDC Reg: 149699
Mrs Amy Andrew - Nurse. GDC Reg: 247482
 Further Administrative & other Staff still to be added !