HE is the award-winning dentist who could soon have another crown.

Dr Peter Sanders, a Southampton-based implant dentist, is a finalist in the Dentist of the Year category at the national Dental Awards.

Judges have recognised Dr Sanders’ dedication to advanced implant dentistry and his achievements in the field.

Last year he became the first dentist in the UK to employ a new method of implant placement known as intraoral welding, which the industry has applauded.

The method, which only a handful of dentists in the world are trained to perform, vastly reduces treatment time and significantly enhances the stability and accuracy of implants.

His Dental Confidence practice in Westwood Road also scooped the Daily Echo’s South Coast Business Award for Best Use of Technology last year.

Dr Sanders will find out if he has won the award at the ceremony in the Lancaster London Hotel in Westminster on June 6.