An Introduction

I started Clifton Orthodontics in Victoria Square, Clifton in 1995 having moved back from New Zealand. The practice relocated to Berkeley Square in 2009 for larger premises with better parking which has proved invaluable over the past 10 years helping our patients to visit the practice without too much stress.

I work alongside Joanna our Orthodontic Therapist who I have known for many years. After your initial consultation with me, Joanna and I will both oversee your treatment to completion. We also have Lisa, our Treatment Coordinator, who sees all our patients and explains everything they need to know about treatment plans and options. Alyce, Kayley and Chloe are our Dental Nurse’s that support us in the surgery and we have Maria and Sarah on reception to answer all your telephone enquiries, and make sure you have the correct appointments booked. Finally, we have Benjamin our Practice Manager who deals with all our compliance, HR and financial management.

David Heads is our new specialist Orthodontist, he joined the team in April 2024. David will be working closely alongside myself and the support team.

I have endeavoured to create a beautiful practice for myself and the staff to work in as we spend a lot of time here, as well as for you, whether you are to be treated under the NHS or privately.


I trained in dentistry in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1984 and then undertook my specialist training at Guys Hospital in London for the required 3 years finishing in 1990. Subsequently, I moved to New Zealand to help train orthodontists at the University of Otago.

So I have spent nearly 23 years as a specialist orthodontist, of which 17 years I have been using lingual appliances. I was the first in the UK to gain my certification in Incognito lingual braces and would consider myself one of the most experienced in the UK. Having my own family has helped me have an understanding that children need encouragement to be responsible for themselves and benefit from a relaxing and reassuring atmosphere.

Adults aren’t that different, as many consider dentistry stressful. Orthodontics is different and many patients gain a lot of confidence from undergoing orthodontic treatment and find it helps with their normal dental appointments.

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  • Monday:  9am – 5:30pm
    Tuesday:  9am – 5:30pm
    Wednesday:  9am – 5:30pm
    Thursday:  9am – 5:30pm
    Friday:  9am – 4:30pm
    We are closed for lunch between 1-2pm

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  • 26 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1HP
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