Meet the team

At City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


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Nick Ross

Restorative, cosmetic and implant Dentist
LDS RCS (Eng) 1990, BDS (Birm) 1990, MSc ImpDent (Lond) 2005
GDC No. 65248

I am committed to providing the best dental care for our patients.

  • Qualified in Dentistry from University Birmingham 1990.
  • Post-graduate course in surgical and prosthodontic implantology
  • Certificate in restorative dentistry from Eastman Dental Institute
  • MSc in Dental Implantology
  • Trained in Dental Sedation

I established City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic in Winchester to create a centre of excellence. I am passionate about providing the best dental care for our patients.

I am an active member of the European Association of Osseointegration, and the Association of Dental Implantology, where I regularly attend congress meetings all over the world. I am also a Clinical Coach for Astra Tech implants, an implant mentor for the ADI and I teach other dentists about implant and restorative dentistry.

I am married with three children. A keen runner, I have completed the London marathon. My other pastimes include equestrian sports, good food and socialising.

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Mark Aston

Restorative, Cosmetic and Implant Dentist
BDS (Lond)1998, MClinDentProsth (Lond) 2003, MSc ImpDent (Lond) 2005, DipConSed
GDC No. 74994

I believe it is important to provide an understanding and friendly service combined with the highest level of care.

  • Qualified from Guy’s Hospital in London 1998 (Distinction).
  • Master of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics from Kings Hospital in London 2003 - (4 year course). Training in all areas of restorative dentistry.
  • MSc in Dental Implants – Guy’s Hospital London - trained in all areas of dental implant surgery and restoration
  • Conscious sedation training at Newcastle Hospital - 2 year course working specifically with anxious and phobic patients - DipConSed

After working in hospital oral surgery departments and NHS general practice, I chose to concentrate on restorative dentistry and undertook a four year master's degree in prosthodontics. This provided the highest level training in all areas of restorative dentistry including cosmetic fillings, composite build ups, onlays, crown and bridge restorations, dentures, and dental implants.

Following on from this I embarked on a 2 year implant specific master’s degree at Guy’s Hospital in London to obtain the highest level of training in implant surgery, bone grafting (augmentation) and restoration. This lead to my role as partner and lead clinician at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic.

I am dedicated to upholding City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic’s reputation as a centre for dental excellence. We always aim to provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere combined with the highest level of care. As a Dental Phobia Certified dentist, I want to ensure every patient feels confident when visiting the practice and I am experienced in helping nervous patients get the treatment they desire. I also enjoy helping patients transform their smile through cosmetic dentistry.

I am an active member of the European Association of Osseointegration and the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), as well as the Academy for Advanced Surgical Skills. I regularly attend congress meetings all over the world. I am a clinical coach for Astra Tech implants and implant mentor for the ADI and teach other dentists about implant and restorative dentistry.

Outside of City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic, I am a keen cyclist, runner and triathlete, I enjoy travelling with my wife and three daughters as much as possible.

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Mary Gibson

Specialist Periodontist
BDS (Lpool) 1983, FDS RCS (Eng) 1987, MSc (Lond) 1990
GDC No. 58216

I am passionate about empowering patients so that they may control gum disease. I work with patients to help them understand how to keep their gums healthy.

  • Qualified in dentistry in 1983 at Liverpool University
  • Holds Fellowship (1987) and Masters Degree (1990)
  • Regional representative in the South East for British Society of Periodontology for 16 years, served on Education sub-committee of the Society.

I have been working at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic since 1990. I believe in empowering patients so that they may control disease reliably and keep their teeth for life with appropriate professional support. With many years’ experience treating severe periodontal disease, I work with patients to help them understand how to keep their gums healthy and treat and manage problems when they occur. I work with my restorative colleagues at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic to ensure that, when complex dentistry is required, it happens in healthy mouths which I have worked with patients to achieve. There is no feeling better than helping a patient achieve pink, healthy gums around firm teeth in a lovely fresh mouth. I care about every one of my patients and I like to put patients at ease by making them laugh!

I have been qualified for over 30 years and had very wide ranging clinical experiences in dentistry before committing myself to City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic. Before then, I had worked in prestigious hospital and university positions and in industrial dentistry both as a clinician and educator and in specialist practice in London. I have published research work and I have lectured nationally and internationally.

Outside of my role, I am very sporty, with a particular passion for golf and tennis. I love theatre and reading, as well as spending time with friends and family.

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Sarjoo Mistry

Specialist Endodontics
BDS (Lond) 2006
GDC no. 103898

I handle patients with complex cases and I am dedicated to ensuring a comfortable treatment process.

  • Graduated from King’s College London in 2006
  • Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Endodontology from Royal College of Surgeons London
  • MClinDent and MRD in Endodontics from Eastman Dental Hospital London
  • Clinical Supervisor for Endodontics Eastman Dental Hospital London

I am one of the Specialist Endodontists at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic. In 2011, I completed a 4 year speciality training course in Endodontics at Eastman Dental Hospital, which allows me to call myself a ‘Specialist’.

The diagnosis of tooth pain and the root canal treatment procedure can be very complex in certain cases. With my experience and expertise in these fields, I will be able to guide you through your Endodontic journey in an assuring and comforting manner.

I devote all my time to the endodontic field and, in addition to my role at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic, I teach future Specialist Endodontists at the Eastman Dental Institute.

Winchester City Bridge Endodontist George

George Milesis

DipDS Thessaloniki 2011, MEndo RCSEd (Edinburgh) 2016
GDC no. 261135

George is a compassionate clinician that uses his endodontic expertise to deliver high quality of treatment, with patient’s best interest in mind.

Following his graduation in Dentistry in 2011, he gained an invaluable experience in managing dental pain and endodontic emergencies, working for two years in military and regional hospitals in Greece. These experiences fostered his interest in enhancing his endodontic clinical skills, to accurately diagnose and relieve patients from pain and help them save compromised teeth. He then embarked on the three-year specialist training programme in Endodontology at the world renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute, fulfilling the GDC and ESE requirements for endodontic specialist accreditation. He graduated with Distinction in 2016 and was awarded a Master of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontology, followed by the successful completion of the Membership in Endodontics examinations by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

George is passionate about delivering endodontic care and is committed to providing the highest quality of treatment, with attention to detail and ensuring patient comfort. He enjoys taking time to thoroughly discuss treatment options with his patients to aid in their informed decisions. His excellent knowledge and integration of Endodontic science to clinical practice and his wish to transfer his skills to his peers, resulted in his appointment as Clinical Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Endodontic Masters programmes at the world-renowned UCL Eastman Dental institute. He served this role for four years being heavily involved in teaching and clinical supervision of aspiring endodontic specialists, coaching them to fulfil their potential. His commitment to teaching and learning was affirmed by his recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research was published in international journals and focused on investigating bacterial mechanisms that influence root canal disinfection and how to tackle them, to optimise the long-term success of root canal treatment. He is currently limiting his practice to endodontics, working in private practices in London, Winchester and Hitchin. He is experienced in providing the full spectrum of endodontic services, including clinical diagnosis and management of dental pain, conventional root canal treatment and re-treatment cases, and has a particular interest in managing technically demanding cases and saving compromised teeth.

In his free time George enjoys socialising with friends, playing squash, running in the countryside and watching movies and plays.

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Helen Perry

B.D.S. (Sheff.) 1986
GDC no. 61695

Helen qualified from Sheffield University Dental School in 1986. She then went into General Dental Practice in the Southampton area, where she joined the Southampton General Hospital's Orthodontic department as a Clinical Assistant.

In 1992 Helen was awarded the South West and Wessex training scheme certificate in Orthodontics from Bristol University.

Helen is an experienced practitioner, and has provided Orthodontic treatment for patients in the Southampton and Winchester areas for 30 years.

Helen had her own Orthodontic Practice for many years, providing a comprehensive range of Orthodontic therapies to treat a wide variety of cases, from the most minor displacements, to complex movement of impacted or severely displaced teeth.
Helen carries out fixed, functional and removable appliance treatment, depending on treatment needs, for both adults and children. In addition she has been ‘Invisalign' accredited for 17 years.

Helen is caring, gentle, sympathetic and considerate to every patient's individual needs. All appointments will receive the highest standard of care.

Every effort is made to ensure everyone who visits the practice is made to feel welcome, relaxed, and well cared for.
Our aim is that each patient will experience a well informed and stress free journey throughout their treatment.

Helen accepts referrals for:

  • Fixed and removable appliance treatment for adults and children
  • ‘Invisible’ braces
  • Tooth whitening for adults over the age of 18
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Julie Petersen

Dental Hygienist and Therapist
BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (Ports) 2010
GDC no. 195591

I enjoy providing a service that helps take prevention of dental health problems to the next level.

  • BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy – University of Portsmouth graduating in 2010
  • Final Year Project – Researched cause of Dentine Hypersensitivity and the different ingredients found in sensitive toothpastes
  • Shortlisted National Dental Hygienist/Therapist of the Year in 2012
  • Available under the new Direct Access Scheme

I have worked at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic since 2010. Working at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic is unique, as we have a patient-centric approach to dental services. This allows me to provide longer appointment times to ensure I give tailored treatment and advice to each and every patient I see. I enjoy the challenge of helping patients maintain more complex treatment plans here at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic; whether it be full mouth implants, complex orthodontic treatment or periodontal maintenance appointments. I enjoy providing a service that helps take prevention of dental health problems to the next level. I am also available to treat patients under the new direct access scheme.

I have had an extensive career in Dentistry, having worked as a Dental Nurse, Dental Health Educator and NVQ Dental Nurse Assessor. I was also the Dental and Pharmaceutical Business Development Manager for Glaxo –SmithKline (GSK), where I sat on a panel of experts and helped design dental nursery educational resources for schools. I used my knowledge of child dental health to help launch “Ribena tooth-kind” to the dental profession and liaised following the conflict of opinion with the National Sugar Bureau. After this broad list of roles, it seemed like natural progression to become a Dental Hygienist and Therapist, leading me to my role at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic.

Outside of work I am a mother to a son and daughter both in their 20’s and a 9 year old step daughter. In my spare time I enjoy indulging my keen interest in astrology, and chair my local tennis club. My family tell me I am also a whiz in the kitchen.

Julie is also involved with the following charities;
The Brain Tumour Trust
Simon Says Child bereavement charity

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Sarah Hayward

Dental Hygienist and Therapist
BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (Ports) 2009
GDC no. 177145

I enjoy helping my patients overcome their anxieties and fears and motivating them to change their health for the future.

  • Qualified as Dental Hygienist/Therapist in 2009
  • Awarded communication award Glaxosmithkline 2009
  • Sat on the board of Dental Hygiene and Therapists 2010-2011
  • Short listed for Dental Therapist of the Year in 2012
  • Available under the new Direct Access Guidelines

My role at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic is that of Dental Hygienist and Therapist. Predominately, I support the dentist with their patients oral hygiene and aid them in controlling their gum disease. I work alongside the periodontist providing help and support for patients needing continuous oral hygiene guidance. Being dual qualified, I also do basic dentistry which allows me to offer more time and support for children needing restorative work. I find my role extremely rewarding as I can help patients overcome their anxieties and fears and motivate them to change their health for the future. Seeing fantastic results achieved by my patients is extremely satisfying.

After qualifying as a dental therapist and hygienist in 2009, I completed two years in community one of which was completing a vocational training scheme for undergraduates. Working in a community sector gave me an understanding of the challenges experienced by those who are phobic, disabled, bariatric and geriatric. I also sat on the board of dental therapists supporting the changes for Direct Access.

I would like my patients to feel listened to and understood so that I can help them feel enthused about their treatment.

Before dentistry, I worked as a beauty therapist for a major airline in upper class, this contributed to my love of travel and health spas! I love all sport and regularly do Pilates, yoga or long country walks. I’m always looking for a good book so any suggestions from my patients are graciously received!

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Alison Harding

Dental Nurse
Qual- National NEBDN 1996
GDC no. 110768

I oversee all the clinical aspects of the business. Including the running of the surgeries.

  • Gained hospital and National Examination Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) from London Kings College Hospital in 1994
  • NEBDN qualification in Radiography and Sedation

My role at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic is clinical manager. I oversee all the clinical aspects of the business which includes the day to day running of the surgeries and ensuring we are up to date with all the current regulations within our industry.

I find my role is very varied and rewarding, from carrying out audits to making sure that we all maintain high cross infection standards to running regular training courses for the nurses. I still nurse three days a week and work with all the dentists within the practice, ensuring our patients are provided with a high standard of care in a clean and safe environment. The entire City Bridge team are very passionate about dentistry and aim to provide the highest standard of dentistry and patient care.

I joined City Bridge in 2003 as a part time dental nurse, working with Mary Gibson, working my way up to my current role.

Outside of the practice, I spend most of spare time walking or cycling around the endless tracks in the New Forest. In the summer months, I enjoy camping and running my bouncy castle company with my husband.

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Karen Newton

Dental Nurse
Qual- Cert in Dental Surgery Assisting NEBDSA 1988
GDC no. 107567

I have worked at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic since 2004.

Over the years, I have developed an excellent rapport with many patients.

I have worked at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic since 2004. Having worked closely with Nick Ross as his nurse and PA for 10 years, we have become a great double act! I love working at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic as no two days are the same. I also enjoy City Bridge’s close team work and patient-centric approach to care. Over the years, I have developed an excellent rapport with many patients.

I qualified in 1988 and have had a varied career, dealing with people from all walks of life. Since joining, I have continued my professional development, recently passing my Radiography qualification. I hope to continue to attend courses to develop my skills and further my dental knowledge.

Outside of work, you’ll find me producing, choreographing, stage managing and, sometimes, acting in two Amdram productions a year. I also volunteer for The Scout Association Headquarters, running national activities and events for all age groups within the association.

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Paula Lillywhite

Dental Nurse
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2006
GDC no. 108450

I joined City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic in 2006.

I help carry out root treatments with Imram Azam and Sarjoo Mistry as an Endodontic nurse.

I joined City Bridge Dental in 2006 and I act as Endodontic nurse to Imran Azam and Sarjoo Mistry. I assist them during root canal therapy. You might also see me providing general assistance to other dentists in the practice.

I am passionate about dispelling the myths associated with root treatments and helping patients feel comfortable and confident before, during and after their treatment. I also enjoy keeping up with all the latest treatments and training and I’m always looking to further my professional development. Since joining the practice, I have achieved qualifications in dental radiography and sedation.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, sailing, exercise and travel.

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Bernice Read

Patient Care Coordinator
Qual- Cert in Dental Nursing NEBDN
GDC no. 117960

I take great care of our new patients, referrals and their accounts from the beginning of their treatment journey to its completion.

My Role at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic is Patient Care Coordinator.

I ensure that City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic maintain a high quality care service and work with our patients, clinical staff and administration staff to reach the healthcare goals that we have, and work to maintain the good communication we have with all of our patients. I strive to ensure that all patients have full understanding of their treatment needs and build good relationships with our more nervous patients to make their visit as comfortable as possible.

I have worked in dentistry since leaving school, have gained the National Examination Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN), and have worked as a Dental Nurse, Receptionist and Practice Manager during my career. I feel that the Patient Care Coordinator is a very important role and strive to ensure that patient care is at its utmost best at all times. I find the role challenging and rewarding and enjoy working with a team that is committed to giving a high standard of care.

Outside of the practice, I spend most of my spare time with family and friends.

I joined the practice in 2017 at the Patient Care Coordinator but throughout 2016 and 2017 had spent a lot of time with the practice as a locum dental nurse working with all the staff.

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Sarah Allen

Head Receptionist

I have 16 successful years’ experience in the customer service industry and am driven and passionate in providing the highest standard of customer service.

My previous job roles include Guest Service Manager and Wedding Co-ordinator. These have both enabled me to grow as a person and maximise my potential within my career whilst doing what I thrive most, delivering outstanding customer service.

I am now proud to be part of City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic. I take great pride in my job role and working with the team to provide the best patient care to each individual, whilst they are undergoing treatment with us.

My job role on reception includes all administration work and booking in patient appointments, ensuring reception runs efficiently whilst being customer focused and professional at all times.

I deal with patients on a daily basis both face to face and on the telephone and assist with questions and queries.

Outside of work I am a keen photographer and love spending time with my friends and family.

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