Qualified from: Zahnarzt (Mainz) 1993, FZAKFO (Muenster) 2003 Germany, 1993
GDC No: 79001
Dr Claudia Richard
ZA (Mainz), DR med dent, FZAKFO (Muenster)
Dr Claudia Richard qualified as dental surgeon from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany in 1993. She completed her dissertation in human genetics with honours in 1995. In the following years she gained professional experience in general dental practice in the fields of oral surgery, restorative and paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. In 2003 Claudia completed her formal postgraduate orthodontic training at Bristol University and also obtained her Master's Degree in Orthodontics from the Chamber of Dentists in Muenster, Germany. Claudia works four days per week at our Kingswood practice.
Qualified from: BDS,MDS Orthodontics, MORTHO (RCSPG) Gandhi,India, 2007
GDC No: 244337
Dr. Mehta obtained his BDS (2006) and Masters degree in Orthodontics (2011) from India and subsequently MOrth from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow). He kickstarted his career here by passing the ORE and began working in a mixed practice doing private orthodontic treatment.
Prateek is extremely passionate about dentistry and so he did not want to confine himself purely to Orthodontics. He widened his horizon by completing courses in Restorative and Facial Aesthetics. The additional knowledge and skills gained facilitate him in not just aligning the teeth or doing smile makeovers but also to combine the expertise to achieve better treatment outcomes. His current portfolio puts him in a unique position to produce both beautiful and functional longer lasting smiles.
In Orthodontics, he takes pride in understanding patient’s need and tries to achieve the best result with the methods most suitable for his clients. Prateek takes pride in helping not only his patients but also his peers and colleagues. He is one of the mentors with IAS Academy with a view to guiding other dentists to improve some aspects of their dentistry.
Qualified from: Orthodontic Therapist London United Kingdom, 2020
GDC No: 259362
Irisa gained a BA of Arts (Hons) in Business Management degree in 2012, however shortly after graduation she decided to start a career in dentistry instead. Her initial experience was in a position of dental nurse in Midlands where she obtained dental nurse credentials (Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing). Irisa joined the Bristol Orthodontic Kingswood Practice following relocation to the South West of England in 2017. At first instance, she was content to specialise in orthodontics, therefore Irisa continued her professional development by completing Dental Radiography and Impression Taking courses. Her devotion to orthodontics culminated by qualifying as an Orthodontic Therapist in September 2020, a role which she fulfils with passion. In her spare time, Irisa enjoys travelling, jogging with her energetic Siberian husky and watching evening scientific and nature documentaries.
Mrs.Claire Louise Ferris
Qualified from: Orthodontic Therapist Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2017
GDC No: 235676
Claire began her career in dentistry in a general dental practice in 2010 where she gained her General Dental Nursing qualification in 2012. She joined Bristol Orthodontics later that year, in August 2012, and went on to gain qualifications in impression taking and radiography. Whilst she enjoyed nursing, Claire was given the opportunity to undergo further training, and in 2017 she returned to studying and successfully completed her diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. In her spare time, Claire enjoys travelling, socialising, running and in particular spending time with her family, including her dog Maggie.
Qualified from: Orthodontic Therapist London, United Kingdom, 2013
GDC No: 200241
Jessica began her career in dentistry in 2008 working in a general dental practice in Emerson Green, Bristol. Two years later she completed her training and gained her qualification in General Dental Nursing in 2010.
Jessica joined Bristol Orthodontics in 2011 as a dental nurse, where she later gained her qualifications in impression handling and taking, Radiography and Orthodontic Nursing at Bristol Dental Hospital.
In 2012 Jessica was then selected to advance her skills by completing the Orthodontic Therapist Course, where she attended training in Swansea, London, Cardiff and Bristol. She gained her diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from the Royal College of Surgeons, London in 2013.
Jessica is married and has young twin boys. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, family holidays, walking the dog, reading and socialising with friends and family.
Qualified from: Orthodontic Therapist Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2012
GDC No: 109390
Sam began her career in a general dental practice in 1993 in Hanham Bristol. She gained her dental qualification at Bristol Dental Hospital in 1995. She later went on and gained her radiography also at Bristol Dental Hospital in 2007.
Sam joined Bristol Orthodontics Kingswood as a dental nurse in 2010, where soon after she was selected for the Orthodontic Therapy Course in Preston, gaining her diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from The Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2012.
She has two older sons and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her partner, walking her dogs and socialising with friends.
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