Meet our Team

The SmileSuite currently has 4 fully qualified registered specialists in orthodontics (braces), a fully qualified and registered specialist in periodontics (gum treatments) and dental surgeons who limit their practice to providing dental implants. Each specialist is a qualified dental surgeon (5 years at University plus practical experience) who has gone on to undertake extensive further training in their specialist branch of dentistry, and has passed additional professional examinations after qualifying as a dentist. Each Specialist is on the General Dental Council's Specialist Register and our dental implant surgeon is on the General Dental Council's list of general dentists.

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 Orthodontics in 1997 and works 4 days a week there and also uses some of that time to work for The SmileSuite, also situated in Wallace House.

Dr Nicky Henderson

BDS (Edin), MSc, FDSRCS (Eng), MOrth (Eng)

Specialist Orthodontist (GDC No 65336)

Dr Henderson completed her initial dental training at Edinburgh University and began her career as a hospital dentist at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. She then spent two years in New Zealand lecturing in oral surgery followed by a further two years treating children at the Bristol Dental Hospital.

In 1994 she gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons and then spent a further three years in Orthodontics at the internationally renowned Eastman Postgraduate Institute, London. From there she moved on to achieve her Master of Orthodontics and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons. Dr Henderson has published regularly in dental journals and has taught orthodontic postgraduates at Bristol Dental Hospital.

She was the principal orthodontist in a private practice, Valley Orthodontics (2005-2012) and is an invited speaker at national (British Orthodontic Society) and local level.  In 2008 Dr Henderson achieved a Cerfiticate in Lingual Orthodontics from Warwick University and has been a Platinum Status Invisalign Practitioner since 2010.

She enjoys walking in the Mendip Hills and going on adventures with her family in their caravan.

Dr Andrew Hall

FDSRCS (Eng), BDS (Wales)

Dental Implant Surgeon (GDC No 63246)


Dr Hall first qualified as a dentist in 1988 and went on to work in several hospital posts in the disciplines of Restorative Dentistry and Maxillo-Facial surgery and after building considerable experience passed the examinations to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1992.

Dr Hall then took up an academic post as a lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Bristol. He held this position for several years before moving in to private practice.

Dr Hall now limits his clinical practice to the provision of dental implants.  He has over 20 years of experience in this field and is experienced in the advanced aspects of implant provision including bone grafting surgery and computer guided implant surgery.  At the Smile Suite we have our own CT scanner in house, which is used to optimise the planning of our implant surgery.


Dr Hall is passionate about achieving the highest standards for all of his patients.  He uses the PRGF technique (Plasma Rich in Growth Factor) for enhancing the bodies' own natural healing mechanisms.  This significantly improves the healing after implant surgery and is now a routine part of our practice.


Dr Bindhu Koshy

BDS, MFDSRCS (Eng), MClinDent (Perio) Lon, MPhil (CU) FHEA

Specialist Periodontist (GDC 83910)

Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry (Perio)

Dr.Bindhu Koshy has recently joined us to provide dedicated specialist periodontal services in the management of patients with periodontal diseases.

She gained her periodontal specialist qualification from the University of London in 2001, and then spent the next few years working at the Barts and the London NHS hospital in addition to Specialist Practice, building on her experience in patient management and research in the speciality of Periodontology.  

Since 2006, she took up an academic post as Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at Cardiff University where her career has focussed on research into identification of pathogenic mechanisms of periodontal destruction during periodontal disease and peri-implantitis, in addition to taking a lead role in major clinical trials with a view to developing biomarkers for periodontal diseases. She continues to make a major contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at UDH Cardiff, as well as provision of clinical service within Restorative Dentistry at UDH.

She holds a teaching qualification from Cardiff University, MPhil from Cardiff University, membership of the Royal College of Surgeons; she is a Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy and is on the GDC Specialist list in Periodontology.

Dr Koshy has presented her work both nationally and internationally and published in leading international periodontal journals. Her expertise covers all aspects of periodontics including nonsurgical and surgical management, regeneration, aesthetics, supportive periodontal therapy and is one of only a few clinicians to limit her practice solely to service limited to the specialist field of periodontics.

Her research background provides her with a good foundation and experience to integrate the scientific background to clinical situations.

Dr Koshy will be welcoming referrals and self-referrals for management of patients with periodontal diseases, second opinions in addition to providing specialised treatment protocol for the high-risk patients with a view to stabilising their periodontal condition and further monitoring them as required to achieve optimal dental health before discharging them back to the care of their general dentist.





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, and since Great George Street have moved to Wallace House with The SmileSuite, she is now also working under that brand.

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Dr. Ali Al-Rikabi

Dr. Ali Al-Rikabi


Oral and Facial Surgeon (GMC Specialist list number: 7046951; GDC Reg No. 84797)

Ali was appointed as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Musgrove Park hospital in Taunton following an undergraduate training in both dentistry and medicine.
As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Ali carries out daily outpatients and inpatients’ surgical operations in the field of oral and facial surgery. Ali has a significant interest in facial aesthetics, oral surgery and dental implants that is supported by the rich training he received throughout his professional career.
Mr Al-Rikabi finished dentistry 1996 in Baghdad and worked as a dentist for 5 years.
In 2003, he worked as a resident oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Dudley and Wolverhampton, he gained the membership of the faculty of dental surgery from the Royal College and Surgeon of Glasgow in 2004 ( MFDS ). He obtained the international qualifying exam ( IQE ) for overseas dentist by the general dental council in Edinburgh in 2005.
The world of oral and facial surgery always fascinated him and he decided to complete his education as a specialist maxillofacial surgeon. In 2009, he finished studying medicine in Cardiff ( 2005- 2009), he then worked as a junior doctor in South Wales Hospitals in Cardiology, intensive care, vascular surgery, general surgery and ENT.
In 2010, Ali gained the membership of the faculty of Royal college of surgeons in Edinburgh ( MRCS ).
In 2011, he entered a higher specialist training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. This intense 5 years training allowed him the opportunity to become an expert in oral and facial surgery. The training was focused on oral and dental surgery, jaw corrective surgery, dental implants, facial aesthetic, and head and neck cancer surgery.
In October 2016 Ali successfully finished the oral and maxillofacial surgery training by obtaining the fellowship of the Royal college of surgeons in Dublin ( FRCS ) , through which he was awarded the certificate of completion of specialist training from the Royal College of Surgeons in February 2017 and became a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon. 

Dr. Musaab Siddiqui

BSD, MClinDent in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, MPros RCS (Ed), FHEA

Specialist in Prosthodontics, Surgery, Implants Aesthetics & Reconstructive Dentistry GDC no: 254930

Dr Siddiqui currently works as a Specialist Prosthodontist and Clinical Teaching Fellow in Restorative Dentistry leading Prosthodontics at School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol.

Dr Siddiqui qualified from Fatima Jinnah Dental College, Pakistan in 2009. After working as a house officer in Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry, Dr Siddiqui entered specialist training and gained MClindent in Prosthodontics from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He moved to Newcastle Dental Hospital FoundationTrust where he worked as a Specialty Doctor and Associate Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry before moving to University of Bristol in 2018.

Dr Siddiqui has won multiple awards during his training such as the SSRDG/ACSRD Research Poster Awards and regularly presents at National and International level.

He has several years of experience in treatment of complex restorative and multi-disciplinary cases with emphasis on fixed and removable prosthodontics and implant dentistry.

He is involved with under graduate and postgraduate teaching at Bristol Dental Hospital and is a lecturer for MSc in Dental Implantology. He is also involved in reforming curriculum for Prosthodontics for the undergraduates and has also been appointed as an examiner for Overseas Registration Examination (ORE) by the GDC and for Membership in Faculty of Dental Surgery by RCS Edinburgh.

Yevedzo Manyarara

Dental Hygienist (GDC No: 272167)

Yevedzo has recently joined The SmileSuite following Gerry’s retirement.
She graduated from Teeside University with a first class honours degree, in BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene & Therapy.
As a GDC registered Dental Hygienist she is more than happy to see a wide range of patients via both self-referring or Dentist referrals.  Her skills include the treatment of gum disease, thorough scaling and polishing, and cosmetic stain removal for a whiter smile. She can offer fillings using high quality materials, whitening, dental radiographs, in addition to other treatments. She can treat both adults and children and has enthusiasm and an understanding and caring attitude to her work.
Her role and skills are varied and she provides the essential dental hygiene instruction and treatment to ensure that all our patients are provided with the skills to maintain a healthy mouth both during and after their orthodontic and implant treatment.
Yevedzo is an active member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy (BSDHT). Taking great pride in providing the highest quality treatment and care to each and every patient, and endeavour to provide a pleasant dental experience.
In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, travelling and particularly exploring the South West as she have recently relocated to Bristol from the Midlands. 

Dr. Joanna Bonnick

BDS, MFDS RCS (Eng) MSc, MOrth Rcs (Eng)

Specialist Orthodontist (GDC No 79138)

Dr Bonnick qualified as a dentist in 2001 from Bristol University. She then worked as a general dentist for a year and spent 2 years in Oral Surgery, Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics within hospital settings.
In 2004 Dr Bonnick embarked on a 3 year post-graduate Orthodontic training at the Eastman Dental Institute in London. She was awarded the MSc prize for her research project in 2006 and gained her Membership in Orthodontics in 2007.
Dr Bonnick returned to Bristol working in Specialist Practice for the past 10 years and recently joined Bristol Orthodontics in 2018 working 4 days a week.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children as well as skiing and Pilates. 

Dr. Alaa Aldaadaa

BChD (Hons) MClinDent OS (Eastman) MOralSurg (RCSEng) Cer.Imp.Dent (Warwick) Spec.Imp.Dent (Germany)

Specialist Oral Surgeon GDC no: 275892

AL is a Specialist Oral Surgeon with extensive training at world-prestigious universities and hospitals. Qualified in Dentistry with Distinction and embarked on a career in Oral Surgery. Following Implant Dentistry training in Germany, University of Warwick, and Harley Street Dental Excellence, AL undertook his junior surgical training at prestigious Barts & the Royal London Hospitals and went to complete 3-year higher surgical training within the Maxillofacial Diagnostic, Medicine & Surgical Sciences Division at the world renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute and University College London Hospitals. He was awarded a Master in Clinical Dentistry in Oral Surgery, with Distinction, as-well as the tri-collegiate specialty membership examination for Oral Surgery “MOralSurg” of the Royal College of Surgeons.

AL developed an interest in craniofacial reconstruction completing his master’s thesis in collaboration with the Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering Division at UCL Eastman Dental Institute where he is currently working towards his Doctor of Philosophy “PhD” degree in Maxillofacial Surgery & Tissue Engineering. He has passion for teaching and holds a Senior Clinical Lecturer position at multiple universities in Europe including Italy, Germany, and the UK training postgraduate dentists in both Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry. He manages patients with wide ranges of general Oral & Maxillofacial problems, ranging from complex impacted teeth, advanced implant dentistry, surgical treatments under conscious sedation and non-surgical facial aesthetics. He contributes of medical journals and has published many articles. 

Outside his work, AL is a keen athlete having played Basketball and Tennis at a semi-professional level. He enjoys also classical music concerts and socialising with friends. AL speaks English, German, Arabic and French.

Ms Sam Evison

Treatment coordinator at The Smile Suite, Wallace House, Clifton, Bristol

Sam worked as a trained dental nurse in her home town in Taunton.
Sam has also experienced having fixed braces herself, so she understands first-hand the commitment of an orthodontic treatment plan and believes in the life changing impact of a confident, healthy smile.
Sam joined us from a high end dental clinic in Bath as a Head Dental Receptionist, she developed experience with putting anxious patients at ease, understanding patients concerns and expectations, explaining and informing patients of their cosmetic, restorative and alignment treatment options, and scheduling complex cases.
Sam is passionate about her role in the practice, ensuring a patient’s journey is tailored to the individual. She loves getting to know patients and ensuring that she is an approachable point of contact that is always able to help with any questions or concerns.
In her spare time Sam loves to travel and enjoys surfing most weekends. 

the smilesuite team

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)
  • MDS (Masters Degree in Dental Surgery)
  • MOrthRCS (Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons)
  • DOrthRCS (Diploma in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons)

Nursing team:

  • Ami-Lee Barnes – Head Dental Nurse GDC 267767
  • Annie Raw- Dental Nurse GDC 382215
  • Jade Osmond - Dental Nurse GDC 152930
  • Rosalyn Taylor - Dental Nurse GDC 115459
  • Alishia Newman - Dental Nurse GDC 257580
  • Jahmel Swan - Dental Nurse GDC 254527
  • Zoe Smith - Dental Nurse GDC 253507
  • Lilliana Samson - Dental Nurse GDC 266942
  • Natalie  Oxenham  - Dental Nurse GDC 246766
  • Agnieszka Przywarty - Dental Nurse  GDC 279252

Administrative Staff:

The clinical team is supported by our dedicated team of administration staff.

  • Sarah Lansdown - Practice Manager
  • Samantha Evison -  Private Treatment Co-ordinator
  • Charlotte Boyle - Head Receptionist
  • Jasmine Vowels - Receptionist
  • Kayleigh Raw - Receptionist
  • Stacey Dorgan – Receptionist
The Smile Suite - Award Winning Bristol Orthodontics


Tel: 0117 974 6550


Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 8am - 7.50pm
Wednesday 8am - 6.50pm
Thursday 8am - 4.30pm
Friday 8am - 1.50pm
Weekends Closed
Bank Holidays Closed

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