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Meet the Team

Annie Whitby
B.D.S (1989) D.P.D.S (2000)

Dentist & Partner
GDC Number 64674

Annie qualified at Bristol University in 1989 and worked in local practices before joining Graham at his Whiteladies Road practice in 1994. In 2000 the practice relocated to its present address in Alma Road, Clifton, and Annie became a partner. During her time in general practice Annie has completed many postgraduate courses and achieved a Diploma of Post Graduate Dental Surgery in 2000. She has also held a clinical assistant position at the Department of Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery at Frenchay Hospital for two years, consequently gaining experience in the extraction of wisdom teeth and other surgical procedures. Annie has been carrying out implant work for over 10 years and also offers a full range of cosmetic treatment including tooth whitening.

Ediz Cakin
B.D.S (2005) M.F.D.S (2007) DIP.D.SED (2009) DIP.D.IMP(2013)

Dentist & Partner
GDC Number 85761

Ediz graduated from the School for Oral and Dental Sciences at the University of Bristol. Upon graduation, he spent a year in a general dental practice in Bristol before undertaking further training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Medicine, Paediatric Dentistry, and Restorative Dentistry. His further training took place in various specialist units in hospitals in the South West, including Bristol Dental Hospital. During his hospital training, Ediz also worked in a private dental practice in Cheltenham providing aesthetic dentistry. In 2007 he completed his Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Ediz is hugely enthusiastic about his own professional development and has been taught by dental experts from across Europe and America. He has completed two further postgraduate degrees; a Diploma in Dental Conscious Sedation at King’s College London and a four year training programme in Dental Implantology at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute at University College London. Ediz is a part time Clinical Teaching Fellow at Bristol Dental Hospital and South Bristol Community Hospital. He teaches undergraduates in the Oral Surgery Department and postgraduates undertaking their Certificate in Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management. He is also a supervisor on the Bristol University Open Learning for Dentists (BUOLD) course. Ediz has been one of the principal dentists at Clifton Down Dental Practice since 2012. He has been accepting referrals for implant treatment, oral surgery and sedation procedures for several years. He uses all major implant systems and is a member of the International Team of Implantology (ITI), as well as the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI).

Katie Bynoth
B.D.S (2009) M.F.D.S RCS Eng (2010)

Dentist
GDC Number 178431

Katie graduated from University of Bristol in 2009 and remained in Long Ashton to successfully complete her vocational training. She moved to Plymouth working in a busy family practice where she continued to improve her skills and joined the team at Alma Road in 2013. In dentistry, she is particularly interested in working with children and nervous patients and she is a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons (MFDS RCS Eng.)

Robert Tyrrell
B. Dent. Sc.(2000) M.F.D.S RCSI (2006) MBChB (2011) MRCS (Eng) (2013)

Dentist
GDC Number 102696

Rob graduated from Dublin Dental School in 2000 and brings a wealth of experience, having worked in both hospital and general practice settings in both the UK and Ireland. Rob provides a broad range of general dental treatments and has a particular interest in dental implants, oral surgery and facial aesthetics. He also has a keen interest in the provision of treatment with intravenous conscious sedation. Outside of dentistry Rob enjoys spending time with his young family, is a keen rugby fan and completes an occasional triathlon.

Roger Yates
B.D.S (1984) M.Sc.D (1995) F.D.S.R.C.S (1996) F.D.S RestDent (2002) DIP.D.S

Periodontist Specialist
GDC Number 58821

Roger trained at Birmingham Dental Hospital qualifying in 1984. The following 5 year period was spent developing skills in hospital services including 3 years as a Registrar in Restorative Dentistry. He spent the following 7 years in general dental practice before returning to hospital services at Bristol where he completed Specialist training in Restorative Dentistry and gained a Consultant post in 2003. He has lectured extensively particularly in Periodontology and published a number of papers in peer reviewed journals.

Sharon Allen

Hygienist
GDC Number 73029

Sharon has been a member of the team since 1994. She qualified as a dental hygienist in 1991 and has worked in hospital, NHS and private dentistry. She has been an active member of her professional association both at regional and national level. Sharon's aim is to provide effective dental care and oral health and prides herself on striving for pain-free treatment. Sharon works closely with all the dentists in providing gum treatment and oral hygiene advice.

Stephanie Sherwood
Dip Hygiene Therapy Brist 2010, Degree in Sociology BA HONS Read 2001

Hygienist
GDC Number 189195

Stephanie qualified from Bristol University in 2010 as a Dental Hygiene Therapist and was pleased to be awarded the Dentsply Award for Highest Level of Practical Achievement. She is regional secretary for The British Society of Dental Hygiene Therapy. Since she qualified Stephanie has been working in London in a west end Private practice, Royal London Hospital and the City where she worked closely with dentists to provide excellent periodontal care. She is passionate about her job and enjoys caring for her patients particularly treating anxious patients. Stephanie recently moved back to Bristol with her partner and two young children and is thoroughly enjoying 'country living!' Stephanie enjoys cooking, playing and listening to music and keeping fit.

Hannah
FdSc Oral Health Science 2016

Hygienist
GDC Number 107385

Hannah has worked in dentistry for 16 years and progressed her career by qualifying as a hygienist with a distinction from Essex University. Eating out and trying new foods are one of Hannah’s favourite ways to spend her spare time in between visiting museums and art exhibitions. When at home relaxing Hannah’s hobbies include knitting and listening to music.

Julie

Practice Manager
GDC Number 128460

Julie qualified as a dental nurse in 1989. She has attended a number of training courses during her time at the practice including four-handed dentistry and is also an implant and sedation trained nurse. She joined the practice in 1999, following Maternity leave in 2003, Julie returned as our Practice Administrator. More recently Julie has been appointed as our Practice Manager and is responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the Practice, ensuring that all our Practice Policies are in place.

Carol

Dental Nurse
GDC Number 129646

Carol trained both in general practice and at Bristol Dental Hospital gaining her qualification in 1998. Both before and after joining the practice in 2004, Carol has undertaken several training courses. She has attained qualifications in radiography and is also an implant trained nurse.

Joanne

Dental Nurse
GDC Number 140770

Jo gained her qualification as a registered Dental Nurse in 2006 after completing her training at Bristol Dental Hospital. She has worked in a small number of Private Practices before joining our team in June 2013.

Courtney C.

Dental Nurse
GDC Number 243816

Courtney gained her qualification as a registered Dental Nurse in 2013 after completing her training at The Bristol Dental Hospital. She has worked in general Practice before joining our team in March 2014. She has experience in working in the specialist area of Endodontics which she has a keen interest in. She is a great addition to the team.

Courtney W.

Dental Nurse
GDC Number 253675

Courtney joined the Practice in August 2014 as a registered Dental Nurse shortly after completing a two year training course.

Angela

Dental Nurse
GDC Number 147777

Angela started dental nursing in 1995 and gained her qualification as a dental nurse in 1997. In 2003 Angela gained extensive experience in orthodontics when she was living in Australia and on her return extended her knowledge further in implants and sedation. Subsequently she has obtained qualifications in dental radiography in 2008. Angela originally joined the practice in February 2009 until 2013. Following a short break to spend time with her two young sons she returned in October 2015 to continue her career.

Rebecca

Dental Nurse
GDC Number 260387

Becky is the newest member of our nursing team. She joined the Practice in September 2015 after completing a two year training course at Bristol Dental Hospital.

Lucy

Dental Nurse
GDC Number 268265

Lucy registered as a Qualified Dental Nurse in November 2016 and worked in general Practice until joining our team in August 2017. She has a keen interest in surgical procedures.

Danielle

Receptionist

Danielle joined the team in August 2017 as our front of house team with over 6 years of dental administrative and reception experience. Danielle has worked in a number of different roles within a dental practice and has found that she enjoys being able to interact with patients and build great relationships with them the most.

Kelley

Receptionist

Kelley joined our front of house team In November 2017 with over 8 years of dental experience. She previously worked as a treatment co-ordinator, so is familiar with interacting with patients which she really enjoys.