Meet our Kingswood Orthodontics Team

Bristol Orthodontics currently has 7 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 :

Dr David Alsop

BDS (Lon), DDorth.RCP&S (Glasg)

Specialist Orthodontist (GDC No 53722)

Dr Alsop qualified as a dental surgeon in 1979 from the University College Hospital, London University. This was followed by three years of hospital jobs mainly in oral surgery but also in other disciplines including children's dentistry. He also worked for three years as a general dental practitioner in Hertfordshire. This was followed by a three year orthodontic post in Nottingham culminating in his orthodontic qualification from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. Dr Alsop has worked as a specialist orthodontist since spending four years in Reading and eight years in Redland, Bristol before moving to the Kingswood Orthodontic Centre in 1999 where he continues to work part-time

Dr Claudia Richard

ZA (Mainz), DR med dent, FZAKFO (Muenster)

Specialist Orthodontist (GDC No 79001)

Dr Claudia Richard qualified as dental surgeon from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany in 1993. She completed her dissertation in human genetics with honours in 1995. In the following years she gained professional experience in general dental practice in the fields of oral surgery, restorative and paediatric dentistry and orthodontics. In 2003 Claudia completed her formal postgraduate orthodontic training at Bristol University and also obtained her Master's Degree in Orthodontics from the Chamber of Dentists in Muenster, Germany. Claudia works four days per week at our Kingswood practice.


  • Samantha Oldfield, GDC Registration No 109390
  • Jessica Monks, GDC Registration No 200241
  • Corrina Smith, GDC Registration No 171690
  • Claire Ferris – GDC Registration No 235676

Orthodontic Nurses

  • Katie Vicary – Head Nurse, GDC Registration No 190357
    • Leanne Pomphrey – Dental Nurse, GDC Registration No 200853  
    • Emma Shelton  Dental Nurse, GDC Registration No 247474
    • Amy Redfearn  Dental Nurse, GDC Registration No 250677
    • Carol Millington  Dental Nurse, GDC Registration No 262141
    • Shannon Pearce  Dental Nurse, GDC Registration No 268793
    • Carolyn Coates  Dental Nurse, GDC Registration No 216676
    • Irisa Seglina – Dental Nurse, GDC Registration No 259362
    • Sorroka Johnson – Dental Nurse, GDC Registration No 272664

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

    • Sonia Mumtaz – Practice Manager
    • Jess Howard-Williams - Receptionist /Treatment Co-ordinator
    • Julie Pitman – Receptionist
    • Michelle Lane – Receptionist