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The-Smile-Suite-Award-Wining-Orthodontics Welcome to our
luxurious specialist, implant & referral centre

To best protect the safety of our colleagues and patients during the current outbreak of COVID-19, we have taken the decision to suspend all but emergency dental care across our dental practices.

That means if you have a routine appointment at a {my}dentist practice in the coming weeks it will unfortunately need to be cancelled and we will contact you to arrange an alternative date.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, such as severe dental pain, please call your local practice who will advise you what to do.

Your safety, and that of our team is our top priority, so please do not attend practices in person for any reason unless you are asked to do so.

Meet the SmileSuite team

The SmileSuite currently has 4 fully qualified registered specialists in orthodontics (braces), a fully qualified and registered specialist in periodontics (gum treatments) and dental surgeons who limit their practice to providing dental implants. Each specialist is a qualified dental surgeon (5 years at University plus practical experience) who has gone on to undertake extensive further training in their specialist branch of dentistry, and has passed additional professional examinations after qualifying as a dentist. Each Specialist is on the General Dental Council's Specialist Register and our dental implant surgeon is on the General Dental Council's list of general dentists.

Positions Include

Specialist Clinicians
Dental Nurses

  • Dr.Nicky Henderson(Specialist Orthodontist) Qualified from: BDS (Edin), MSc (Uni Lon), FDS (RCSEng), MOrth (RCSEng) United Kingdom, 1990 GDC No: 65336
    Dr Henderson completed her initial dental training at Edinburgh University and began her career as a hospital dentist at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. She then spent two years in New Zealand lecturing in oral surgery followed by a further two years treating children at the Bristol Dental Hospital. In 1994 she gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons and then spent a further three years in Orthodontics at the internationally renowned Eastman Postgraduate Institute, London. From there she moved on to achieve her Master of Orthodontics and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons. Dr Henderson has published regularly in dental journals and has taught orthodontic postgraduates at Bristol Dental Hospital. She was the principal orthodontist in a private practice, Valley Orthodontics (2005-2012) and is an invited speaker at national (British Orthodontic Society) and local level. In 2008 Dr Henderson achieved a Cerfiticate in Lingual Orthodontics from Warwick University and has been a Platinum Status Invisalign Practitioner since 2010. She enjoys walking in the Mendip Hills and going on adventures with her family in their caravan
  • Joanna-Bonnick
    Dr. Joanna Bonnick (Orthodontist) Qualified from: BDS Brist 2001, MFDS RCS(Eng), MSc, MOrth RCS(Eng) GDC No: 79138
    Dr Bonnick qualified as a dentist in 2001 from Bristol University. She then worked as a general dentist for a year and spent 2 years in Oral Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics within hospital settings. In 2004 Dr Bonnick embarked on a 3 year post-graduate Orthodontic training at the Eastman Dental Institute in London. She was awarded the MSc prize for her research project in 2006 and gained her Membership in Orthodontics in 2007. Dr Bonnick returned to Bristol working in Specialist Practice for the past 10 years and recently joined Bristol Orthodontics in 2018 working 4 days a week. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as skiing and Pilates.
  • Dr.Andrew Hall(Dental Implant Surgeon) Qualified from: FDSRCS (Eng), BDS (Wales) United Kingdom, 1988 GDC No: 63246
    Dr Hall first qualified as a dentist in 1988 and went on to work in several hospital posts in the disciplines of Restorative Dentistry and Maxillo-Facial surgery and after building considerable experience passed the examinations to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1992. Dr Hall then took up an academic post as a lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Bristol. He held this position for several years before moving in to private practice. Dr Hall now limits his clinical practice to the provision of dental implants. He has over 20 years of experience in this field and is experienced in the advanced aspects of implant provision including bone grafting surgery and computer guided implant surgery. At the Smile Suite we have our own CT scanner in house, which is used to optimise the planning of our implant surgery. Dr Hall is passionate about achieving the highest standards for all of his patients. He uses the PRGF technique (Plasma Rich in Growth Factor) for enhancing the bodies' own natural healing mechanisms. This significantly improves the healing after implant surgery and is now a routine part of our practice.
  • Dr.Bindhu Mary Koshy(Specialist Periodontist) Qualified from: BDS, MFDSRCS(Eng), MClinDent(Perio)Lon, MPhil(CU), FHEA Mangalore , 1994 GDC No: 83910
    Dr.Bindhu Koshy has recently joined us to provide dedicated specialist periodontal services in the management of patients with periodontal diseases. She gained her periodontal specialist qualification from the University of London in 2001, and then spent the next few years working at the Barts and the London NHS hospital in addition to Specialist Practice, building on her experience in patient management and research in the speciality of Periodontology. Since 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 continues to make a major contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at UDH Cardiff, as well as provision of clinical service within Restorative Dentistry at UDH. She holds a teaching qualification from Cardiff University, MPhil from Cardiff University, membership of the Royal College of Surgeons; she is a Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy and is on the GDC Specialist list in Periodontology. Dr Koshy has presented her work both nationally and internationally and published in leading international periodontal journals. Her expertise covers all aspects of periodontics including nonsurgical and surgical management, regeneration, aesthetics, supportive periodontal therapy and is one of only a few clinicians to limit her practice solely to service limited to the specialist field of periodontics. Her research background provides her with a good foundation and experience to integrate the scientific background to clinical situations. Dr Koshy will be welcoming referrals and self-referrals for management of patients with periodontal diseases, second opinions in addition to providing 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 dental health before discharging them back to the care of their general dentist.
  • Musaab-Siddiqui
    Dr. Musaab Siddiqui Qualified from: BSD, MClinDent in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, MPros RCS (Ed), FHEA GDC No: 254930
    Specialist in Prosthodontics, Surgery, Implants Aesthetics & Reconstructive Dentistry Dr Siddiqui currently works as a Specialist Prosthodontist and Clinical Teaching Fellow in Restorative Dentistry leading Prosthodontics at School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol. Dr Siddiqui qualified from Fatima Jinnah Dental College, Pakistan in 2009. After working as a house officer in Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry, Dr Siddiqui entered specialist training and gained MClindent in Prosthodontics from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He moved to Newcastle Dental Hospital FoundationTrust where he worked as a Specialty Doctor and Associate Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry before moving to University of Bristol in 2018. Dr Siddiqui has won multiple awards during his training such as the SSRDG/ACSRD Research Poster Awards and regularly presents at National and International level. He has several years of experience in treatment of complex restorative and multi-disciplinary cases with emphasis on fixed and removable prosthodontics and implant dentistry. He is involved with under graduate and postgraduate teaching at Bristol Dental Hospital and is a lecturer for MSc in Dental Implantology. He is also involved in reforming curriculum for Prosthodontics for the undergraduates and has also been appointed as an examiner for Overseas Registration Examination (ORE) by the GDC and for Membership in Faculty of Dental Surgery by RCS Edinburgh.
  • Musaab-Siddiqui
    Dr. Doina Vulcu Specialist Orthodontist Qualified from: DMD, Specialist in Orthodontics Romania, Member of British Orthodontic Society GDC No: 129429
    Dr Vulcu qualified as a Dentist in 1995 from The Faculty of Dentistry Targu-Mures, Romania, and 5 years later she became a Specialist in Orthodontics. Dr Vulcu entered the Orthodontics Specialist List UK in 2010 and now she is a member of the British Orthodontic Society. She has completed numerous hours of postgraduate courses in Orthodontics and her favourite topics are the low friction fixed braces system (Damon) and the Invisalign aligners system. Doina has great experience working with patients, both adults and children and she takes great pride in offering them the best possible Orthodontic treatments. Dr Vulcu takes time to listen to her patients and she provides treatments to suit all individual needs, offering a unique patient experience. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, travelling and spending time with family and mischievous dog Max.
  • Neil-Schembri 
    Dr. Neil Schembri Qualified from: BChD Malta 2009 GDC No: 185531
  • Sam-Evison
    Ms Sam Evison
    Treatment coordinator at The Smile Suite, Wallace House, Clifton, Bristol

    Sam worked as a trained dental nurse in her home town in Taunton. Sam has also experienced having fixed braces herself, so she understands first-hand the commitment of an orthodontic treatment plan and believes in the life changing impact of a confident, healthy smile. Sam joined us from a high end dental clinic in Bath as a Head Dental Receptionist, she developed experience with putting anxious patients at ease, understanding patients concerns and expectations, explaining and informing patients of their cosmetic, restorative and alignment treatment options, and scheduling complex cases. Sam is passionate about her role in the practice, ensuring a patient’s journey is tailored to the individual. She loves getting to know patients and ensuring that she is an approachable point of contact that is always able to help with any questions or concerns. In her spare time Sam loves to travel and enjoys surfing most weekends.

Qualifications include:

  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery - the first or general dental qualification)
  • FDSRCS (Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons)
  • MSc (Masters Degree in Orthodontics)
  • MDS (Masters Degree in Dental Surgery)
  • MOrthRCS (Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons)
  • DOrthRCS (Diploma in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons)

Nursing team:

  • Jamal Swan - Head Dental Nurse GDC 254527
  • Annie Raw – Dental Nurse GDC 382215
  • Jade Osmond – Dental Nurse GDC 152930
  • Rosalyn Taylor – Dental Nurse GDC 115459
  • Alishia Newman – Dental Nurse GDC 257580
  • Ellis Gillham – Dental Nurse GDC 268290
  • Agnieszka Przywarty – Dental Nurse  GDC 279252
  • Hollie Moore – Dental Nurse GDC 282319

Administrative Staff:

The clinical team is supported by our dedicated team of administration staff.

  • Sarah Lansdown – Practice Manager
  • Samantha Evison –  Private Treatment Co-ordinator
  • Stacey Dorgan – Head Receptionist
  • Jasmine Vowels – Receptionist
  • Clemmie Crumlish – Receptionist