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Our Endodontists

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Dr Alan Holland

MSc BChD LDS RCS(Eng)

Qualified in Leeds and trained and worked in the Eastman Dental institute. He is the founder of Bristol Endodontic Clinic and lectures nationally and internationally. He has developed this leading endodontic clinic in the UK over the last 26 years with a vast amount of knowledge and experience. He also mediates in medico-legal cases. The first to use the operating microscope in practice he has a background in restorative practice ensuring every case is evaluated with consideration for the final restoration and communicated to the referring dentist. Alan is keen to reduce antibiotic use in endodontics and combines his treatment with advice on nutrition and dental wholefood supplements.

GDC registration number - 51291

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Dr Massimo Giovarruscio

DipDent (Rome)

Graduated cum laude from University of Rome he worked at the Fratelli Bene Hospital Endodontic Department and was elected to the Endodontic Specialist register in 2008 he has extensive experience in Endodontics, Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry. Teaching at Kings College London and Valencia University he now lectures nationally and internationally and has published many articles in the dental press, contributing chapters to Endodontic text books and University training manuals. An active member of many endodontic societies including Style Italianos Endodontics promoting excellent standards in Endodontics worldwide. A highly skilled operator he has a passionate interest in endodontic excellence and aesthetic perfection of the final restoration with consideration.

GDC registration number - 101522

Dr Armineh Arzandeh

Dr Armineh Arzandeh

MSc BChD LDS RCS(Eng)

Armineh qualified as a dentist in 2002. While in general practice in the Southwest, has enrolled on numerous post graduate courses to develop knowledge and skills. Following achieving a masters degree in aesthetic dentistry at the King’s College London, then enrolled on 3 years full-time training to specialise in Endodontics at London’s prestigious Eastman Dental Institute. Completed her dissertation on the discolouration of the root-treated teeth in the aesthetic zone. Upon successful completion of the course and the exit examinations, Armineh was awarded a membership by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. As a GDC registered specialist in Endodontics, Armineh is pleased to have returned to Bristol and practice alongside a strong and experienced specialist group in the Bristol Specialist Dental Clinic.

GDC registration number - 110019

Our Oral Surgeon

Simon Martin

Dr Simon Martin

MBChB BDS FDS RCS (Eng)

Simon is a qualified doctor (University of Bristol 1996) and a dental surgeon (University of Bristol 1987) and he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is an accredited Specialist in Oral Surgery and cares for patients requiring surgery of the jaws, mouth and face.

Simon has a particular interest in the development of oral surgery with anxiety and pain management at the forefront. He has been caring for his patients as a surgeon for over 25 years and has been involved in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants for jaw, facial and dental reconstruction since 1989.

GDC registration number - 62618

Our Specialist Periodontist

Simon Martin

Dr Bindhu Koshy

BDS, MFDSRCS (Eng), MClinDent (Periodontology) Lon, MPhil (CU), MDTFEd, SFHEA

Dr Bindhu Koshy gained her periodontal specialist qualification from the University of London in 2001, then spent the next few years working at the Barts and London NHS hospital in addition to specialist practice, building on her experience in patient management and research in Periodontology.

In 2006, she took up an academic post as Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at Cardiff University where her career has focussed on research into identification of pathogenic mechanisms of periodontal destruction during periodontal disease and peri-implantitis, in addition to taking a lead role in major clinical trials with a view to developing biomarkers for periodontal diseases. She has made major contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at UDH Cardiff.

Dr Koshy has presented her work both nationally and internationally. She holds a teaching qualification from Cardiff University, MPhil from Cardiff University, membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh; is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy, Member of the Faculty of Dental Trainers at RCSEd, is on the GDC Specialist list in Periodontology, an examiner for the Royal Colleges of England and Edinburgh in addition to her role as an Expert witness.

She will be welcoming referrals for management of patients with periodontal diseases. provide second opinions in addition to specialised treatment protocol for the high-risk patients with a view to stabilising their periodontal condition and further monitoring them as required to achieve optimal oral health before discharging them back to the care of their general dentist.

GDC registration number - 83910

The rest of our team

Jane

Jane

Jane qualified from Bristol Dental Hospital and has been working at the practice since it opened in 2003 she has her sedation post qualification and worked as head nurse until 2020.

GDC registration number - 115767

Lois

Lois

Lois qualified in 2009 from Dundee Dental Hospital she has a post qualification on Oral Health Education, Fluoride application and Sedation. She has been with the practice since 2018.

GDC registration number - 194351

Ewie

Ewie

Ewie qualified from Cardiff Dental Hospital in 2010. She has a post qualification in Radiography and Sedation. She also has a qualification in impression taking, preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector and taking CBCT scans. She joined the practice in October 2018 and was appointed head nurse in 2020.

GDC registration number - 186752

Tasha

Tasha

Tasha joined the practice in 2018 as our receptionist with an extensive background in customer care. Since joining the practice, she has enjoyed learning about all aspects of dentistry and is currently training to become a qualified dental nurse.

Abi

Abi

Abi qualified from Yeovil Hospital in 2010. She joined the practice in 2013, went travelling for 5 months in 2017 and then came back to the practice in 2018. She completed her post qualification in sedation in 2019.

GDC registration number - 202237

Becca

Rebecca

Rebecca qualified from Bristol Dental Hospital in 2005. She has a post qualification in Sedation and Radiography. She also has a qualification in impression taking and Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. She worked here as a nurse in 2015 until she took a practice manager role in January 2017 training at a different practice. After taking over as temporary manger in 2018-2019, Rebecca was appointed the permanent manager in 2020.

GDC registration number - 121095

Simona

Simona

Simona qualified from Bristol Dental Hospital in 2004 and hold a sedation post qualification. She has been with the practice since 2010.

GDC registration number - 116398

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie has a background in patient care and management. She qualified in 2016 as a dental nurse and joined the practice in 2017. Following her maternity leave in 2018, Rosie retuned on a part time basis.

GDC registration number - 265537

Lucy

Lucy

Lucy qualified from Bristol Dental Hospital in 2009. She holds a post qualification in Sedation and Radiography. She joined the practice in 2014 as a nurse and was promoted to practice manager in 2016. Following her maternity leave in 2018, she returned and worked in various roles since then including practice manager, treatment co-ordinator and dental nurse.

GDC registration number - 173783

Rosie

Mulenga

Mulenga joined our practice as a treatment coordinator in 2020 after five years at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. She has an extensive background in customer and patient care. She also has a keen interest in dentistry business and marketing.

Careers*- Join our team at Bristol Specialist Dental Clinic- Positions available -Dental Nurse (Send your CV and coverletter to Practice Manager)