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 Darren Hills

BDS. MScD, FDSRCS (Eng), MOrthRCS (Eng), MOrthRCS (Edin)

Specialist Orthodontist (GDC No 63864)

Dr Hills qualified as a dental surgeon in 1988 from Bristol University. After a series of hospital appointments (in the specialties of maxillofacial surgery and children's dentistry) and two spells in general practice, he embarked on a formal three year orthodontic training program at University of Wales, Cardiff which he completed in 1996 gaining two awards along the way. He then returned to Bristol to set up Bristol Orthodontics and is now Clinical Director for both practices. He has a particular interest in treating adults using invisable braces and works at the Clifton practice.

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.

Geraldine McGlynn

Dental Therapist  (GDC  No1146)


  • Daniel McLean, GDC registration No 199426
  • Jane Roberts, GDC registration No 206961
  • Jennie Nicholls, GDC registration No 145441

Orthodontic Nurses

  • Helen Grice-Roberts - Head Dental Nurse, GDC registration No 107011
  • Jade Osmond - Dental Nurse
  • Jade Churches - Dental Nurse
  • Rebecca Metcalfe - Dental Nurse
  • Tara Fagan - Dental Nurse
  • Faye Daw - Dental Nurse
  • Sophie McGuire - Dental Nurse
  • Sally Ann Peters - Dental Nurse

The clinical team is supported by a dedicated team of 5 administration staff:

  • Sarah Lansdown - Practice Manager
  • Charlotte Boyle - Head Receptionist
  • Clare Purnell - Receptionist
  • Caroline Bird - Receptionist
  • Jennie Shaw - Receptionist
  • Ivete Hunt - Treatment Coordinator