Meet our Clifton Orthodontics Team

Bristol Orthodontics currently has 4 fully qualified specialist orthodontists working from two practices. Each is a qualified dental surgeon (5 years at University plus practical experience) who has gone on to undertake extensive further training in this specialist branch of dentistry, and has passed additional professional examinations after qualifying as a dentist. Each of our Orthodontists is on the General Dental Council's Specialist Register for Orthodontics.

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)
  • MOrthRCS (Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons)
  • DOrthRCS (Diploma in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons)

Orthodontists at Clifton:

  • Dr Joanna Bonnick - Specialist orthodontist - GDC 79138
  • Dr Bethan Lewis - Specialist Orthodontist - GDC 74471
  • Dr Peter Thomas - Specialist orthodontist - GDC 65064
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Dr Joanna Bonnick

Dr Joanna Bonnick

BDS Brist 2001, MFDS RCS(Eng), MSc, MOrth RCS(Eng)

Specialist Orthodontist (GDC No 79138)

Dr Bethan Lewis

BDS (Bris), MFDS RCS (Eng), MScD (Cardiff), MOrthRCS (Edin)

Specialist Orthodontist (GDC No 74471)

Dr Lewis qualified as a dental surgeon in 1998 from Bristol University. After 1 year in general practice she worked for the following 3 years in the hospital dental service. Appointments included restorative dentistry, children’s dentistry, special needs dentistry, oral medicine and oral and maxillo-facial surgery. She completed her 3 year post-graduate training course in orthodontics at Cardiff University in 2005. Dr Lewis joined Bristol Orthodontics, in 2005, where she still works full time.

Dr Peter Thomas

BDS (Lon), FDSRCS (Eng), MOrthRCS (Edin), MSc (Bris)

Specialist Orthodontist (GDC No 65064)

Dr Thomas qualified as a dentist in 1989 from Guys Dental School in London. He then undertook a variety of jobs in dental teaching hospitals gaining experience in Children's Dentistry, Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery. He completed his 3 year post-graduate orthodontic training program in Bristol in 1996, gaining a national prize for the best two treated cases. He started working for Bristol Othodontics in 1997 and works 4 days a week.

Orthodontic Therapists

  • Jennie Nicholls, GDC registration No 145441
  • Jane Roberts, GDC registration No 206961
  • Tara Sinead Fagan  Dental Nurse GDC 244269 - Student Orthodontic Therapist

Orthodontic Nurses

  • Helen Grice - Roberts – Head Nurse GDC 107011 
  • Sophie-Louise Maguire - Dental Nurse GDC 222783
  • Jade Churches - Dental Nurse GDC 175550 (on maternity leave)
  • Tara Sinead Fagan  - Dental Nurse GDC 244269 - Student Orthodontic Therapist
  • Sally Ann Peters - Dental Nurse GDC 116620
  • Jade Osmond - Dental Nurse GDC 152930
  • Rosalyn Taylor - Dental Nurse GDC 115459
  • Ami-Lee Barnes - Dental Nurse GDC 267767
  • Eve Underhill - Student Dental Nurse

The clinical team is supported by a dedicated team of 6 administration staff:

  • Sarah Lansdown - Practice Manager
  • Ivete Hunt - Treatment Coordinator
  • Charlotte Boyle - Head Receptionist
  • Clare Purnell - Receptionist (on maternity leave)
  • Caroline Bird - Receptionist
  • Jenny Shaw - Receptionist