Dr Charlotte Spedding (or Charlie as she is affectionately known) is here to look after patients who have gum disease( periodontitis).This can manifest as red, swollen or bleeding gums. Untreated gum disease can cause movement of teeth, gum shrinkage (recession), gaps between teeth, recurrent infections, bad breath and ultimately loss of teeth.

It is widely accepted that gum disease can have a detrimental affect upon general health, and may exacerbate conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
An initial consultation will involve a detailed examination of the tissues that support your teeth, radiographs when necessary and treatment planning. You will receive a written report and detail of costings.

Charlie can liaise with your regular dentist or hygienist who may refer you.

Patients who might be worried about their gum health are also welcome to self-refer.

Dr Charlotte Spedding

Our periodontist, Charlie Spedding, graduated from Guy’s Hospital (UMDS) in 1991 and worked full time in a general dental practice until she started studying for her MSc in Periodontology at Guy’s, which she completed in 1996. She went on to achieve a Masters in Clinical Dentistry with distinction. This was followed by the attainment of a Membership in Restorative Dentistry (Periodontology) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2000. Since then, she has worked in private practice for over 20 years, caring for patients to improve their gum and dental health.

Charlie is involved in post graduate training for dentists and hygienists, she has also had a number of articles published in the British Dental Journal.

When n ot treating patients, Charlie is Hon secretary of the Bromley and Beckenham section of the BDA, a Governor at Bromley High School and Trustee and Social Secretary of Penguins against Cancer- a local charity supporting cancer research, cancer treatments and hospices.