Meet The Team *Pain Free Dental Team at Clifton Dental Studio
Introducing practice owner, published author and principal dentist Dr Neil Gerrard
Dr. Neil Gerrard leads a small and dedicated team committed to clinical excellence, and exceptional customer service. As an author he has published ‘How To Find Your Perfect Dentist’. A book designed to help anyone find their perfect dentist.
Dr. Neil Gerrard is the only dentist in the Southwest, and one of only 16 dentists nationally, to have achieved accreditation status with the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). BACD accreditation recognises the advanced level and skill required to create the very best smiles possible. For further information please visit www.bacd.com
Neil’s area of special interest is in advanced cosmetic dentistry: smile rejuvenation and complex smile reconstruction with dental implants. He achieved a Master’s degree in Dental Implantology in 2015 (MSc Bris) after working with dental implants as a dentist and technician for over 25 years. His advanced training in Smile Design has also enabled him to become a member of many top dental institutions.
To maintain his position as one of the country’s leading cosmetic dentists, Neil completes over 100 hours of advanced training every year in the fields of cosmetic and implant dentistry. In addition to his advanced training as a cosmetic dentist, Neil is also qualified as a cosmetic dental technician (these technicians are the highly skilled individuals responsible for producing the very best custom-made veneers and crowns used by cosmetic dentists to enhance their patients’ smiles).
Possessing this extensive understanding of the complete smile enhancement process enables Neil to enhance your smile to the highest possible standards. As an accredited member and examiner with the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) Neil helps to educate dentists, dental technicians and team members in the art and science of cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Neil Gerrard is a member of:
- The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD) – Accredited member
- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) – Sustaining member
- British Society of Occlusal Studies
- Registered Dental technician (RDT)
- Association of Dental Implantology
- The British Dental Association. (BDA)
- Certified Dental Phobia Dentist
Dr. Neil Gerrard Dentist & published Author
Dr Neil Gerrard leads a small dedicated team committed to clinical excellence and exceptional customer service.
As an author he has published “How to find your perfect dentist”. A book to help anyone one find their perfect dentist.
Dr Neil Gerrard is 1 of only 2 dentists in the Southwest and one of only 18 dentists nationally to have achieved accreditation status with the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). BACD accreditation recognises the advanced level and skill required to create the very best smiles possible.
Neil’s area of special interest is in advanced cosmetic dentistry, smile rejuvenation and complex smile reconstruction with dental implants.
BDS (Bristol), RDT, MSc (Dental Implants), Dentist & published Author, GDC no 76257
Paul Gerrard Clinical Dental Technician
Paul has over 20 years experience in denture construction.
And is one of only two clinical dental technicians in the UK recognised as both an examiner and accredited member of the BACD (British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) which is associated with excellence in providing cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry and is regarded as a hallmark of quality within the profession.
Dr Rory Dewhurst Dentist
Dr Rory joined the team at Clifton in 2018, he is committed to clinical excellence in all aspects of care for those looking to improve their smiles. He loves working with children and particularly enjoys helping adults who are nervous to overcome their fears about coming to the dentist. Dr Rory trained in Cardiff where he graduated with honours and was a recipient of the Jane Hodge Foundation Prize.
He has worked in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team in Swansea where he was responsible for the care of patients undergoing a wide range of therapies for oncological, physical trauma, as well as surgical and developmental anomalies, such as Cleft Lip and Palate repair. He also brings experience from busy multi unit mixed practice in Manchester and most recently is returning to Clifton from Australia, having spent four years working as the principal dentist of a fully private practice in coastal New South Wales.
Earlier in 2018 Dr Rory attained fellowship with the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons. He is registered with both the GDC and AHPRA and is a member of the British Dental Association, Australasian Sleep Association, the International Association of Oral Implantologists and is an accredited member of the Australasian Society of Implant Dentistry. Dr Rory is committed to further professional development and invests in his skills and knowledge, by consistently engaging in over double the amount of training hours expected by the GDC every year. He is also a published author in the British Dental Journal.
BDS(Hons), FRACDS(GDP), Dentist & published author GDC no 210730
Heather de Carvalho Team Leader & Dental Therapist
Heather has been with the Team since 2007. She offers 5 star customer service and care. Heather has undertaken training in the UK and America. She is committed to learning and keeping up to date with the latest techniques to offer patients.
Heather has a gentle and caring approach and is passionate about aiding patients in achieving and maintaining long-term dental health.
Dip Dent Therapy Brist 2006. GDC: 6691
Heather Explains Why She Loves Working At Clifton Dental Studio
Carrie-Anne Taylor Dental Hygienist
Carrie is a vital member of our team, possessing a wealth of experience in the care and maintenance of your perfect smile.
Carrie offers comprehensive treatment for advanced gum disease and fresh breath therapy, as well as providing comprehensive hygiene sessions designed to maintain both the health and longevity of your smile.
Dip Dent Hygiene Ncle 2005. GDC: 6698
Samantha Cawsey Hygiene/Therapist
Samantha is very passionate about her work and enjoys empowering her patients to achieve and maintain dental health. She understands the importance of self-confidence and the role that the smile plays in this.
Her empathetic and calming approach along with high standard of treatment is sure to bring out the best in any smile, whilst ensuring a comfortable experience throughout. She particularly enjoys restoring confidence in dental phobic patients and has achieved great results in this aspect of dentistry.
In her spare time Samantha enjoys relaxing with the practice of yoga, continuing her professional development, travelling and escaping to the outdoors.
Charlotte Isaacs Hygiene/Therapist
Charlotte qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist from Cardiff University Dental School in 2009.
She has been with us since June 2016 having previously spent the last 6 years working in Exeter. During this time she gained experience working as a hygienist and therapist both in private practice and the community dental service at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. She is very happy with her move and is settling in well at Clifton Dental Studio. She enjoys getting to know her new patients and making them feel at ease during their treatment.
During her spare time Charlotte enjoys spending time with family and friends and likes to keep active by running and doing pilates. She also likes to surf in the summer when the weather is warm enough!
Ashley Cox Team Leader & Lead Qualified Dental Nurse
Ashley qualified as a dental nurse in South Devon in 2007 and has been part of our team at Clifton Dental Studio since 2011.
Ashley has qualifications in dental radiography, oral health education, impression taking and dental implant nursing. She has had extensive training with us for front of desk and previously worked as our treatment co-coordinator for over a year.
Her current role at the studio is Lead Nurse and team leader which she enjoys very much.
Kristina Rowe Team Leader & Qualified Dental Nurse
Kristina is a qualified Dental Nurse and joined the studio back in 2011 after studying in Bristol.
Her passion for dentistry and commitment to patient care has allowed her to develop a successful career within the team. Now a Lead Nurse, she works alongside Ashley efficiently managing and training a highly skilled team of nurses.
Since joining, Kristina has attending various courses to develop on her current skill set, and now also qualified in RA Sedation, Dental Radiography and Dental Implant Nursing.
Leanna Best Team Leader, Smile Advisor & Qualified Dental Nurse
I started dental nursing in 2005. I then worked as a dental nurse for 9 years before I joined Clifton Dental Studio.
It was clear when I first started working with Dr Gerrard, that he was like no other dentist I had ever worked with. The treatment was much more advanced and I was learning more every week. After a couple of years an opportunity came up for a treatment coordinator position. I took on the role and later completed a level three diploma in treatment coordination.
I love my role here at Clifton dental studio as I get to build great relationships with our patients and help them achieve their desired goal with their teeth mouth and smile. Outside of work I like to keep busy doing lots of activities with my close family and friend.
Tamsin Hansford Smile Advisor & Qualified Dental Nurse
When she’s not working, Tamsin usually going on adventures with her boyfriend Alex (often revolving around good food) or spending time with my friends and family. One of her favorite places to be is Dorset – she spent a lot of time there growing up and being near the sea always makes me happy.
She loves to bake and cook dishes that are inspired by places She’s visited or restaurants she’s eaten at, and she enjoy nothing more than curling up with a good book.
A qualified as a dental nurse in Bristol back in 2014 after completing an apprenticeship. She joined the team at Clifton Dental studio in October 2016 and has since moved in to the role of Smile Advisor.
She is very passionate about cosmetic and restorative dentistry and love helping people on their journey to transform their smiles. What she enjoys most about working at Clifton Dental studio is being a part of such a lovely, fun and supportive team.
Julie McCann Team Leader / Front Desk
Julie has been a huge asset to our team since 2013. Previously she has ten plus years experience working in dental environments.
She has had extensive training in front of house offering a 5 star experience to our clients from the moment they enter the studio to the moment they leave. Julie has taken on many extensive duties such as Front Desk Team Leader, Implant coordinator and marketing and promotion for the studio.
In her spare time, she enjoys running and has completed many half marathons and ran her first full marathon in London.
Jessica Knight Dental Nurse
Jess qualified as a Dental Nurse at Bristol Dental Hospital in 2018. Following this, she came straight from studying and joined the team at Clifton Dental Studio. At Bristol Dental Hospital Jess has had exposure to a wide range of dentistry, such as, Restorative Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics and Primary Care. Jess is settling in well and is enjoying being a part of the team here at Clifton Dental Studio, she has fitted in brilliantly!
In her spare time Jess enjoys keeping fit with running and spin class. She also enjoys being in the outdoors and travelling.
Laura Wright-Hider Dental Nurse
Laura qualified as dental nurse in Cardiff early this year. She is passionate about all aspects of the role and loves to see how patient’s lives can be transformed after treatments. Laura loves being part of the highly skilled team and is looking forward to on-going training to help develop her career as a nurse.
When she is not working, Laura is enjoying time with friends and family. She loves to travel like the rest of u, always planning her next trip and destination and is often out going for long walks in the countryside with her dog Eddie.
Siobhan Mullins Front Desk
Siobhan has been part of Front of House team since 2016. She has a wealth of experience and in customer service that has been developed over a 10 year period. She prides herself in providing a 5* level of service and thoroughly enjoys establishing lasting relationships with all the patients.
In her spare time, she enjoys nothing more that socialising and nights out with friends. She’s originally a Welshy and has lived in Bristol for over 7 years now, She still often travels to back over the bridge to see her friends and family but Bristol’s very much become a home away from home.
She lives for the moment and loves to travel; her most recent adventure was to Bali to celebrate her 30th Birthday. She enjoys running in the evenings and is also a big foodie, often brunching and lunching with the girls and swishing down plenty of cocktails…!
Ezra Skinner Front Desk
Ezra has worked within customer service for most of her working life, 12 years of that was for the premium retailing company Laura Ashley. Since living in Bristol she has predominately worked within Reception and Administrative based roles. Her last role before joining Clifton Dental Studio was working in the NHS within a very busy GP Surgery. She is very patient focused and provides excellent patient care and consideration.
Ezra lived in Mid Wales up until 6 years ago when she decided to move to Bristol with her daughter, after falling in love with the vibrant and friendly city. Her daughter has chosen to do her degree here at Bristol University and hopes to work here once she graduated. Her son graduated from Cardiff University over 3 years ago and is currently working in Mayfair and lives in London.
She loves photography, travelling, socialising and some sports. She also loves meeting new people and engaging with them, building relationships making someone smile makes her happy.
Fiona Gerrard Practice Coordinator
Fiona’s background is in general nursing where she was a ward sister prior to joining Clifton Dental Studio in 2006.
She has been able to use her management skills to oversee all departments and be part of the successful growth of Clifton Dental Studio. She has undertaken extensive training here & abroad in all non clinical aspects to ensure the smooth operation of the business from day to day.
Fiona is currently looking to complete her management course and is currently job sharing with Lorraine James.
Fiona is married to Neil our principal dentist whom she has supported since he was a technician. She supported him through university & they have been married for 24 years.
In her spare time (when she has any) Fiona enjoys going to the gym & spending time with Neil & her 4 year old daughter Isla before she starts school in September.
Lorraine James Practice Coordinator
Lorraine joined Clifton Dental Studio as part of the front desk team in March 2010 having previously worked as a Senior Flight Attendant in the upper class cabin for Virgin Atlantic.
Since joining the team I have been lucky enough to be given the opportunity to progress my career and become our Patient Coordinator and joint Practice Manager.
In my spare time I love spending time with my family and friends, keeping fit and enjoy a bit of retail therapy (when I get the chance).