Meet The Team

at Dentalcare Bradford On Avon

Dentalcare Bradford On Avon Dental Team

Your dental team is made up of highly qualified, experienced, friendly professionals that care about you and your dental health. Here is some more information about the team:

Martin Bateman

Martin Bateman

Dentist - GDC No 243868.

Martin qualified at the University of Liverpool and joined the practice in June 2015. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and his ethos is to use minimally invasive techniques in order to preserve as much tooth tissue as possible, whilst still producing an aesthetic result.

In his spare time Martin enjoys running and spending time with his family and two children.

Gayla Hristova

Gayla Hristova

Dentist - GDC No 145745.

Galya is from Bulgaria and joined the practice in May 2018. She works two days a week at the moment and does all she can to make sure her patients are happy and receive the best care.

Anna Relats Vilar

Anna Relats Vilar

VTE Dentist - GDC No 282193.

Anna qualified at The International University of Catalonia in 2018 and joined the practice in June 2019. She has settled into the practice well and is keen to offer her patients the best care avialable. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, playing tennis, reading and photography.

Mariana Persigo

Mariana Persigo

Hygienist - GDC No 274702

Mariana is a Dentist, qualified in the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2012. She is offering hygiene services within the practice. Mariana joined the practice in February 2020 and she enjoys working for the company.

Her priority is to ensure all of her patients are well looked after, and they understand how to work together towards a good oral health.   

Outside of work Mariana enjoys gardening and spending time with her family and daughter.

Toheed Hamid

Toheed Hamid

Associate Implant Dentist - GDC No 154982

Toheed graduated from the University of Bristol in 2008 and has worked in NHS and Private Practices since qualifying. He has developed a reputation for being an empathetic, thorough, skilled and well-mannered dentist.

Over the past 6 years, Toheed has held the role of Foundation Dentist Trainer in the Southwest deanery with great enthusiasm. In this role, he is responsible for mentoring and guiding newly-qualified dentists during their transition from university to general practice. It is a role he enjoys immensely and one that allows him to provide support and reassurance to the next generation of dentists.

Expanding knowledge

He has also furthered his postgraduate education by completing 2 years of the MSc in Dental Implantology programme at the University of Bristol. Toheed is a member of the International Team of Implantology, and regularly attends courses to expand upon his knowledge. He has been placing implants since 2014 and spends most of his time travelling between practices placing and restoring implants. His interests range from simple implant cases to full arch and

advanced grafting cases. He also mentors dentists who are new to Dental Implantology and helps their development and growth.

Professional experience

Toheed has experience in and enjoys all aspects of Dentistry. He takes pride in being able to help patients develop confidence in their teeth and smile, often using minimally invasive techniques. He has a holistic approach to dental care and appreciates the importance of being able to provide a spectrum of treatments tailored to the patient’s needs.

His special interest therefore lies in Dental Implants and the many benefits they can provide to patients. He also has a special interest in oral surgery and complicated tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth. Toheed’s gentle and polite approach often helps to put patients at ease. He often works closely with other colleagues in the management of more complex implant cases, and Toheed enjoys working as part of a team to provide the best possible implant care.

Personal life

Outside of the surgery, Toheed is a keen sportsman. He loves to play cricket, golf, football, tennis and many other sports. Toheed is also a keen cyclist and motorcyclist. He enjoys spending time with his young family who keep him very busy!

Mariola Ortega-Monasterio Pinet

Mariola Ortega-Monasterio Pinet

VTE Dentist - GDC No 282982.

Mariola qualified at The International University of Catalonia in 2018 and joined the practice in June 2019. She has settled into the practice well and is keen to offer her patients the best care available. In her spare time she enjoys skiing and is a skiing instructor.

Emma Wise

Emma Wise

Hygienist - GDC No 4949.

Emma qualified at Eastman Dental Hospital in September 1995 and has been with the practice since August 2016.

She continues to enhance her skills undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) on a regular basis, together with networking with colleagues to help provide the best treatment within her scope of practice.

Outside of dentistry, she enjoys travelling, snow skiing, tennis, cycling, photography and gardening.

Judith Starkey

Judith Starkey

Hygienist - GDC No 211792.

Judith qualified as a dentist, but then went on to offer hygiene services within the practice. She has been with the practice for approximately 9 years. Ensuring patients are happy with the treatment she provides is Jude’s passion. An approach which ensures they are comfortable with their care and their dental health benefits from the fine skills a good hygienist offers. She is a member of her local school governing body in her spare time.

Dawn Hodgson

Dawn Hodgson

Practice Manager

Dawn is an experienced CQC Registered Manager with over 20 years as a qualified Dental Nurse, Implant Nurse and Treatment Co-ordinator.

Her experience in NHS and Private dentistry brings an efficiency to Bradford On Avon On Avon that benefits patients so staff can focus on what they do best, which is helping patients in a relaxed and effective environment.

Michelle Taylor

Michelle Taylor

Practice co-ordinator

Michelle studied at Uxbridge College, apart from valuable reception and practice management skills, she is a qualified dental nurse.

This mix of skills help ensure patients receive valuable support and advice from the time they arrive at our practice. Her friendly manner is an equal asset to patients and to the Dentalcare team she enjoys being part of.

Sue Greenhalgh

Sue Greenhalgh

Receptionist

Sue joined the practice in March 2018, she has been a qualified Dental Nurse for over 20 years, she is now part of our reception team.

This experience in the field helps her ensure that the patients receive the best quality of service through their journey from the moment they walk through the door.

Velizara Georgieva

Velizara Georgieva

Dental Nurse

Vili joined Dental Care BOA as a dental nurse in July 2019.

She gained her Dental Nurse qualification in August 2019 at Bristol College whilst working as a Trainee Dental Nurse in a Private Dental Practice during her time of training for a year.

Vili was born and grew up in the Balkans with her family. Before her training as a dental nurse Vili worked as a Photojournalist for a daily newspaper. She then went onto running a coffee shop in Sofia.

She moved to the UK in the year 2013 where she decided to expand on her personal development and training and decided to become a Dental Nurse. Since qualifying Vili has completed many training courses to enhance her general dental knowledge to provide valuable Dental and Oral health advise to patients.

When Vili isn’t working she enjoys long walks with her four-legged friend (Aza the dog) and participating in sporting activities.

You will always find Vili working hard around the practice helping out the patients and members of her team.

Leum Hillman

Leum Hillman

Trainee Dental Nurse

Liam has been with the practice since June 2016. He started his Diploma in Dental Nursing in February 2018 and is working towards being fully qualified. He has experience working with implants and hygienists, as well as routine dentistry both private and NHS.
Liam thoroughly enjoys working as a team at the practice, and giving patients a positive and relaxing experience.
In his spare time Liam enjoys taking his two Chihuahuas Luna & Darcey for long walks and trips to the beach!

Jessica Bristow

Jessica Bristow

Practice Manager/ Head Dental Nurse

Jess is the Lead Nurse here at Dental Care Bradford on Avon. She has been dental nursing for six years working in both NHS and private environments, with experience in Implants, specialist periodontal treatment, specialist endodontic treatment and orthodontic treatment.

Recently Jess has taken over the role of Practice Manager.

In her spare time, Jess loves to walk her dog and go for long walks and morning runs.

Jess loves working alongside her colleagues to help provide the best care possible to her patients.

Antonia Griggs

Antonia Griggs

Dental Nurse

Antonia joined Dentalcare Bradford-On-Avon in December 2020, she has been dental nursing for four years and has worked in both NHS and private practices. Antonia has experience in Implants, Specialist Endodontics, Orthodontics and Oral Surgery. Antonia is particularly interested in cosmetic dentistry, facial aesthetics and oral surgery and her favourite procedure to assist in is a sinus lift.

You’ll always find Antonia working hard and ensuring patients are well looked after within the practice.

In her spare time Antonia enjoys cycling, yoga, going to the gym, socialising with friends and travelling.

Darcey Mellen

Darcey Mellen

Trainee Dental Nurse

Darcey has recently joined the practice in March 2020 as a trainee dental nurse with a background in health and social care.

She has a keen interest in supporting patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s and creating a positive atmosphere and experience. She is looking forward to doing further training in radiography to follow in her mother’s footsteps who was a radiologist.

When Darcey isn’t in the practice, she does affiliated show jumping with her horse Vera Pepper.

Leyre Millias

Leyre Millias

Dentist - GDC No 287351

Leyre qualified at Complutense University in Madrid and joined the practice in January 2020. Currently, she works as a general dentist providing the best treatment according to each patient’s needs. In the future, she would like to apply for advanced training in periodontology.

In her spare time Leyre enjoys reading, she also loves writing short stories and photography.

Our values at Dentalcare Bradford On Avon

Caring

Professional

Supportive

Adaptable

Our Vision is based on the 4Ps at Dentalcare Bradford On Avon

Why Choose Dentalcare Bradford On Avon

  • 0% finance available
  • Online booking facility 24/7
  • Flexibility; early morning, late afternoon and on Saturdays appointments, so you never have to take time off work
  • A highly experienced and qualified team of professionals
  • Wide range of dental services to help patients achieve beautiful and healthy teeth
  • Options for nervous patients
  • Working towards digital dentistry – so no more impressions
  • Family friendly