Brånemark Osseointegration Centre – Canterbury

Brånemark Osseointegration Centre – Canterbury


The Brånemark Osseointegration Centre (BOC) for England is set in Bradley & Partners, Canterbury. 

Bradley & Partners was established in 1880 and is probably the oldest dental clinic in the UK.  It is a large multi-disciplinary practice set in the historic town of Canterbury, in the beautiful county of Kent, often referred to as ‘the garden of England.’

The BOC is set in arguably, Canterbury’s finest private dwelling, a grand regency building with its own grounds.

It is the first fully patient-orientated dental Implant centre in Canterbury, with experienced surgeons, master dental technicians, 3-D scanning and digital intra-oral impression facilities, in-house dental laboratory and on-call medical sedationist - all under one roof.  

BOC Canterbury takes referrals for all aspects of dental implant work including Same-Day restoration cases (single unit to full mouth), bone and soft tissue grafting, and routine dental implant work.  It also provides mentoring and clinical training and leadership to interested colleagues and encourages, where possible, for colleagues to work closely with its on-site laboratory to restore their own cases.

The BOC Canterbury is jointly run by two experienced dental surgeons, Nadim Safdar and James Kleiber.


Nadim Safdar  BDS, BMedSci (Hons), MA

Nadim Safdar

Nadim Safdar qualified from Newcastle University in 1996.  Three years prior to that, he intercalated, gaining a First Class Honours in Medical Science with bone biology as his primary subject.  After Dental School, Nadim studied Medicine at Cambridge but withdrew after the first year, to pursue a career in clinical dentistry.

From 2002, Nadim spent 5 years in Harley Street, treating high-net-worth individuals and foreign heads of state.  In that challenging environment, he commenced training in dental implants, first with Straumann and various other residential and non-residential courses, and later, at the Eastman Dental Institute where he was awarded the Advanced Certificate in 2009.

Between 2007 and 2010, Nadim was the owner and Clinical Director of a number of dental clinics, responsible for clinical standards and governance in all aspects of dentistry and patient care.

Since 2014, Nadim has been the Principal dentist at Bradley & Partners, a large multi-disciplinary clinic, responsible for a large team of clinicians, technicians and ancillary dental staff.  Since then, he has been accepting implant referrals and undertakes all aspects of Implant dentistry, often presenting as complex failed cases from treatment elsewhere, particularly abroad.

In 2014, Nadim was awarded an MA (with Distinction) at Birkbeck College, University of London and published his first novel, to critical acclaim, in 2016.   Nadim is married with 3 children and, when not practicing dentistry, can be found in his garden shed working on his next book.

James Kleiber BDS, MFDS

James Kleiber

James qualified as a dentist from Guys & St Thomas’ in 2002.  Two years later, he was awarded an MFDS, at the Royal College of Surgeons, London.  He initially spent a valuable year as a Senior House Officer in OMFS before undertaking VT training in Windsor. 

Since 2007, James has been both placing and restoring dental implants.  He has contributed as part of a multi-disciplinary team, working on challenging cases in the fields of Implant and Aesthetic dentistry.  James has a special interest in same-day solutions negating the need for extensive grafting procedures and is often able to treat patients who were previously told they were unsuitable for dental implants. 

James has been accredited as a clinical coach for both Astratech and Nobel Implants and even ran his own courses, providing clinical training to delegates not only from the UK but also the US and Australia.  For 5 years, James was appointed as a clinical teacher at Guys Hospital, training both clinical dental students and postgraduate candidates in all aspects of restorative dentistry, including implantology.

Clinically, James is an all-on-four provider for Nobel Biocare and utilises PRP/PRGF techniques on a regular basis.  He is skilled at sinus grafting, block grafting and tissue regeneration techniques, as well as placing pterygo-mandibular implants in immediate loading cases.  James enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience and is a frequent contributor to dental publications.

James is married with two young children.  He enjoys golf and fences sabre!

Contact details for the Brånemark Osseointegration Centre - Canterbury:


BOC @ Bradley & Partners
St Peter’s House
2 St Peter’s Lane