Dear All,

As you will have heard, dental practices in the UK are allowed to re-open from the 8th June. The health and safety of our patients and staff are paramount, and we will therefore be making a number of changes to our service in line with the latest COVID-19 policies. We therefore ask you to kindly bear with us as we will initially be running a reduced by-appointment-only service dealing with dental emergencies, urgent open courses of treatment and filtering through any backlog as a result of the lockdown. From next week we will contact such patients in order to rebook their appointments. Due to the large backlog of appointments, we ask you to kindly bear with us whilst we work hard to get through this backlog and resume your service.

We would also like to ask that you kindly pay attention to the following changes:

  1. Please only arrive at the practice if you have an appointment. If you do not have an appointment and wish to speak to someone please contact us via telephone or email.
  2. Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment and a member of staff will let you in.
  3. Due to social distancing rules, we kindly ask you not to bring any other members of your family or friends with you to your appointment. If your child is attending the practice for an appointment, then we ask for only one escorting adult to attend with them.
  4. To avoid large queues at the desk and build-up of traffic within the practice, for your safety we ask that you call back to book any follow-up appointments.
  5. We would also like to ask that all payments are made by card where possible for cross-infection reasons.

For orthodontic patients, please note that we will contact you on Thursday 4th June in order to rebook your appointments. Again we kindly ask for your patience and flexibility when re-booking appointments, as the lockdown will have inadvertently lengthened treatment times and we will endeavour to do our best to get everyone's treatment back on track.

Thank you for your understanding and we are looking forward to welcoming you once again into the practice.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

We are now pleased to offer one of the worlds' latest, most innovative and advanced procedures available, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections at The Sandford.

PRP injections are an ideal treatment alternative for Orthopaedic conditions affecting muscles, ligaments and joints that have traditionally required surgery, steroid injections or long physiotherapy.

PRP is harvested from your own blood by using special equipment (centrifuge) - thus utilising your own bodies' healing potential.

If you suffer from:

  • Knee Osteoarthritis (knee pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Tendinosis: including Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow / Shoulder
  • Achilles Tendinosis (following sprains, strains or fractures)

and traditional treatments have failed or you are considering surgery but cannot do so due to the high risk or inability to Platelet Rich Plasma Bexleyheathparticipate in lengthy rehabilitation - then PRP therapy might be the answer!

Example of its uses
Knee Osteoarthritis (knee pain)

PRP helps injuries, pain, fractures
Plasma Injection to help knee pain

How Does It Work?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is blood plasma with concentrated platelets (the body’s "repairmen" for damaged tissue). The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing and repair, promote development of new blood vessels, and stimulate the healing process.

The main benefit is that patients can see a significant improvement in symptoms. This treatment may eliminate the need for more aggressive treatments such as long-term medication or surgery, as well as a remarkable return of function and a much shorter recovery time. A major advantage of this treatment is that no foreign substance is used – we use the patient’s own growth factors from his or her own blood - so there is no risk of any disease transmission or allergic reactions.

The procedure usually takes around 30 minutes. Most of this time is separating the platelet-rich plasma from your blood sample.

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The Patient Journey


During your consultation, you will meet our Doctor who will listen to your concerns and assess your condition and suitability for plasma injections.

Your Options

Our Doctor will talk you through the options available and treatment will be tailored to meet your needs.


The procedure takes around 30 minutes and normally a minimum of 3 sessions will be required.


A follow-up appointment will be arranged after 4 weeks in order to assess your progress and the need for any additional sessions.

Our PRP Expert

Kryspin Stepien

Consultant Anaesthetist

[GMC No. 6107438]

Dr Stepien’s role is Clinical Lead in sedation, providing it to anxious patients undergoing long procedures such as dental implants. His anaesthesia skills and use of modern drugs and equipment make it a pleasant (or at least not remembered) experience. He is also responsible for educating dentists and dental nurses in sedation techniques, maintenance of equipment and drills - all for the patient’s safety.

Dr Stepien graduated from Pomeranian Medical Academy in Poland in 1999 and has trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Poland, UK and Australia. He was awarded Certificate of Specialist Training by Royal College of Anaesthetists having trained in some of the best known hospitals in London, such as University College, Royal Free, Royal Marsden and Royal London Hospitals. His special interests are acute pain management (after surgical operations), regional anaesthesia and sedation for procedures like gastroscopy, colonoscopy and bronchoscopy.

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Contact Details

020 8303 7051


The Sandford, 306 Broadway Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 8AA

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