Here at Bristol Dental Specialists, our Implant Surgeon & Specialist in Restorative Dentistry Dr Adrian Watts, has received specific additional Implant training. Because of this, he has the skills and expertise to know exactly which dental implant treatment will be best for your needs.
Adrian will outline the benefits associated with your treatment plan and also discuss alternative treatment options and any risks. You may decide against taking on what we consider to be the optimal treatment plan. However, a planned compromise can be a perfectly adequate alternative. This alternative treatment may be possible here at Bristol Dental Specialists or we may refer you back to your general dental practitioner.
Here at Bristol Dental Specialists our entire team is here to support you.
We believe that we provide the best level of patient care when we all work together in a collaborative manner.
Adrian has worked in referral practice in Bristol since 1996, having graduated from Guy's Hospital, University of London in 1988. He commenced Consultant/Specialist training in Bristol Dental Hospital in 1995 and, in 2001, was awarded an International Team for Implantology Scholarship to spend a year studying and teaching implant dentistry at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Adrian’s broad experience and training enables him to quickly analyse a dental condition and provide complete clarity to patients when explaining their diagnosis.
Adrian returned from his scholarship year in 2003, to became principal in his own Clifton-based, Specialist referral practice in 2007. This business was sold in 2014, when Adrian began a collaboration with two other founding partners and, in so doing, planted the seed for Bristol Dental Specialists. Alongside Specialist referral practice, Adrian has been a part-time NHS Consultant at Cardiff Dental Hospital for 10 years, where he led the implant dentistry module on a Specialist training programme. From September 2019, he will work as a part-time NHS Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton and at Bristol Dental Specialists. Adrian will continue to teach and mentor dentists through the educational arm of Bristol Dental Specialists, Bristol Dental Academy, which will offer a Specialist lecture programme.
Adrian is a registered specialist with the General Dental Council for Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics, Endodontics and Prosthodontics – a claim which can be made by very few dental surgeons in the country. This is most reassuring for referring dentists and their patients.
When not working, Adrian enjoys cycling, surfing (badly), playing football, watching rugby (sadly no longer playing) and attending theatre and comedy gigs.
James graduated from Cardiff University. After a number of junior hospital and dental practice jobs he was then appointed as a specialist registrar at Bristol Dental Hospital, where he completed a five year full-time specialist training programme in Restorative Dentistry. During this training he developed a particular interest in periodontology.
James was awarded his membership of the faculty of dental surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012 and was awarded his fellowship in 2018.
In 2017 James was appointed the Lead Consultant for Restorative Dentistry for CTM University Health Board and in that role he provides prosthodontic, periodontic and dental implant oral rehabilitations for patients following surgery for head and neck cancer. He also rehabilitates young patients with dental developmental anomalies.
James has benefited from dental placements in the United States of America and has published a number of scientific articles in dental journals, as well as presenting at international scientific meetings.
James main clinical interests are in the management of peri-implantitis, periodontal soft tissue surgery, guided bone regeneration, non-surgical periodontics, removable prosthodontics, minimally invasive adhesive dentistry, management of toothwear and provision of dental implant retained prosthodontics.
When not working James enjoys travelling with his wife, they have a ‘scratch map’, which they are doing their best to complete! In his ‘down’ time he can be found at his local tennis club.
Eithne enjoys being part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team, working alongside colleagues who aim to provide the very best patient-centred care.
Having graduated as a dentist from Guys hospital in 1988, Eithne embarked on her junior hospital training posts in the South West. She was awarded her Fellowship in Oral Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 1992 and from the Royal College of Surgeons England in 1998. She was registered as a Specialist Oral Surgeon with the General Dental Council in 2001.
Eithne completed her MSc in Palliative Medicine at Bristol in 2008, with a research interest in quality of life for patients with oral/head and neck cancer. Her main clinical interests are the surgical management of diseases and disorders of the mouth and she routinely carries out dental extractions and minor oral surgery. Eithne also has many years of experience in the administration of Botox for therapeutic use in the management of facial pain.
Working part-time as a Consultant Oral Surgeon at Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, Exeter, she is programme lead for the recently established MSc course. She works part-time as an Associate Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at University Hospitals Bristol, where she also teaches and examines both undergraduates and postgraduates and is a clinical supervisor for trainees in Oral Surgery. Eithne is a founding partner of Bristol Dental Specialists and brings a wealth of hospital experience to the practice.
Eithne’s four children keep her rather busy but she likes to squeeze in some social running, cycling and dancing in her spare time.
Following her graduation from Cardiff university with a degree in Dentistry, Rachel completed several hospital posts and worked in general practice gaining a breadth of knowledge and experience. She also gained a membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh).
In 2012, Rachel was awarded a prestigious International Team for Implantology Scholarship position with the University of Geneva. Following this, she was appointed as dental faculty staff and completed Speciality training in Prosthodontics in Switzerland over a full-time training period of 4 years. Whilst in Geneva, Rachel completed a Masters research thesis on dental adhesion to zirconia (a dental ceramic material) and has published articles in peer-reviewed dental journals.
Rachel worked in several Swiss private practices during her 7 years. She was awarded UK membership in Prosthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and registered a Specialist on the General Dental Council Specialist list.
Benefiting greatly from her time in Switzerland, her focus is on minimally invasive adhesive dentistry using the latest digital dental technology. This gives excellent results without unnecessary removal of healthy tooth tissue.
Rachel’s main clinical interests include the treatment of hypodontia (missing teeth), tooth-wear and provision of implant supported dental prosthodontics.
In her spare time Rachel enjoys yoga, reading and cooking new recipes with varying success!
“Radiology is such an important diagnostic tool in healthcare and I very much value and enjoy working with the teams across all dental specialties.”
Rebecca Rebecca Davies is a Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologist who has worked as a Consultant at the University Hospitals Bristol since 2008.
Having obtained a dental degree with Honours from Leeds University in 1996, Rebecca spent several years in General Dental Practice and then commenced staff grade positions in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Bath and later Oral Medicine at Bristol Dental Hospital. Prior to starting four years of specialist training, Rebecca obtained an MSc with distinction in Dental and Maxillofacial radiology.
Rebecca is a member of the Royal College of Radiologists examining board for the diploma in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology and is a Specialty Advisory Representative for training.
Within the specialty, her main interests lie in Head and Neck ultrasound and Cone Beam CT. Rebecca provides a private radiology reporting service.
Rebecca is married with two children, as a family they enjoy spending their weekends out in the fresh air riding horses Albie and Daisy.
Charlotte prides herself on running a tight ship. She loves it when a practice runs to its highest potential in all areas which leads to excellent patient care.Charlotte started her career as a dental nurse in 2004 and gained her NEBDN National Certificate in 2006.
Charlotte has worked within both the NHS and private sectors, gaining experience working within implantology and oral surgery as well as cosmetic dentistry.
In 2014 after working as a dental nurse for 10 years, Charlotte opted for a change and took on the challenge of working her way up to a practice management role. In 2016 after obtaining her business qualifications, Charlotte reached her goal and has never looked back. She continues to study and is currently working towards her BIIAB Management and Leadership level 5 diploma as well as maintaining her registration as a dental nurse by undertaking her continued professional development.
Charlotte is a hard working, conscientious individual who thrives in a busy well run practice. Her caring and approachable ways make her the perfect Manager for the Bristol Dental Specialists team.
In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys surfing and yoga as well as travelling with her husband and socialising with friends and family.
Rebecca’s role for Bristol Dental Specialists is unique to her. A highly skilled and motivated member of the team who prides herself on her knowledge base and the level of care she is able to offer patients. Rebecca enjoys supporting patients through their dental journey by understanding their goals and gains huge satisfaction witnessing the end results.
Starting her dental nursing career in Glasgow, Rebecca qualified with a SVQ level 3 in Dental Nursing in 2011 and is registered with the General Dental Council. After working in a busy NHS practice in Glasgow, she returned to the Southwest where she gained experience working in the private sector and obtained a qualification in Oral Health Education. Eventually settling in Bristol, she joined an Orthodontic practice, here she gained further qualifications in both Impression taking and Dental Radiography.
Keen to play a more active role in the patient journey, Rebecca completed training as a treatment co-ordinator. Rebecca was also eager to maintain the clinical aspect of her work and has proceeded to study for her certificate in sedation nursing in order to further assist patients and their needs.
Within her treatment co-ordinator role at Bristol Dental Specialists, Rebecca is able to support patients throughout their journey and can (if requested) see patients in advance of a Specialist Clinician to provide a non-clinical consultation, this service is free of charge. As you can see by her list of credentials, Rebecca is extremely knowledgeable in many aspects of Specialist Dentistry so is well placed to help patients find the best treatment options for them. This valued information gives patients the understanding they need to ask the right questions during their clinical consultation and consider all options before consenting to treatment.
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys travelling, hillwalking, Macramé and socialising with friends.
“The most rewarding part of my job is helping people to achieve confident smiles and be less anxious about dental procedures”
Born in Poland, Agnieszka started her dental nursing journey in 2015, qualified in 2016 in Szczecin and upgraded her qualifications in 2018 with National Examining Board for Dental Nurses.
After working in a busy NHS practice in Edinburgh, she moved to Bristol where she gained experience working in the mixed NHS/Private Orthodontic Dental Practice and obtained a qualification in impression taking. Agnieszka was also eager to maintain the clinical aspect of her work and has proceeded to study for her certificate in Dental Radiography in order to further assist patients and their needs.
For Agnieszka the most rewarding part of her job is helping people to achieve confident smiles and be less anxious about dental procedures.
Agnieszka is passionate about history, she graduated from University in Szczecin (Poland) with Bachelor of Arts in History & Archive Studies before deciding to enter the world of dental nursing.
In her spare time, Agnieszka loves travelling, exploring new places and keeping fit through swimming and yoga.
“I love seeing how patients transform during orthodontic treatment and finish with the smile they have always dreamed of”
Ami-Lee joined the Bristol Dental Specialists nursing team in 2020. After training at the Bristol Dental Hospital for 2 years, Ami-Lee earned a National Diploma in dental nursing in 2016 through the NEBDN. Mainly working in orthodontics, Ami-Lee has also assisted with dental implant treatments.
Ami-Lee was delighted to join Bristol Dental Specialists and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in other areas of dentistry.
Ami-Lee loves seeing how orthodontic patients transform during treatment and finish with the smile they have always dreamed of.
In her spare time, Ami-Lee enjoys running, reading and baking.
Elizabeth left a career teaching abroad to be closer to her family back in Britain, finding a role in Bristol as a hotel receptionist which she enjoyed immensely. Seeking to make more of a difference to other’s lives, she joined Bristol Dental Specialists in February 2020, where she can use her experience to help patients feel comfortable, cared for and empowered to make decisions about their treatment.
Elizabeth has an air of calmness and drawing on her previous work with adults, teenagers and young children, Elizabeth is well equipped to put anyone at ease. Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys reading, drawing and painting the city around her and travelling around Britain and abroad when she can.
Jessica began developing a career in customer service in 2012 which included gaining valuable people skills and gave an insight into the importance of quality service.
Later Jessica went on to fulfil the position of lead administrator, developing skills such as organisation and diary management.
Jessica is very much a people person and decided on a career ‘front of house’ so she can interact with patients and offer exceptional customer care.
Jessica also has a degree in television production and in her spare time she enjoys filming. She runs to keep fit, loves travelling to different countries and is a keen wildlife photographer.
“I love helping people and making them feel at ease”
Joining us in early 2020, Helen is a very calm and welcoming receptionist who has worked within customer service since 1983. She has been working in the health sector for several years now and loves helping people and making them feel at ease.
There have been many changes in Health care over the years, however Helen firmly believes that customer care should not change and she prides herself on her high standards of care.
Helen is married with two grown up children, and a chocolate Labrador. They all enjoy long walks and travelling. She loves watching wildlife, especially the hedgehogs and foxes in her garden.
To relax she enjoys Pilates, parkrun, reading and spending time with her family.