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, MClinDent (Lond) 2003, MSc ImpDent (Lond) 2005
GDC No. 74994

I believe it is important to provide a friendly service and high level of care.

  • Qualified from Guy’s Hospital in London 1998 (Distinction).
  • BDS MClin Dent Prosthodontics
  • MSc Dental Implants DipConSed – surgical and restorative dental treatment
  • Trained in conscious sedation

After working in hospital oral surgery departments and NHS general practice, I chose to concentrate on restorative dentistry and undertook a four year Masters degree in prosthodontics. This lead to my role as Partner at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic.

I am dedicated to upholding City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic’s reputation as a centre for dental excellence, in addition to providing a friendly service and high 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 achieve an improved smile through cosmetic dentistry.

I am active member of the European Association of Osseointegration and the Association of Dental Implantology, 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 enjoy spending time with my three young children and indulging in active sports, such as, running, sailing, windsurfing and skiing.

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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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Asmaa Yousef-El-Kaddar

Specialist Periodontist 
BDS (Lond) 2007 
GDC No. 114637

I am passionate about helping patients keep their gums healthy

  • Accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology
  • Qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Dental Institute with Honours in the Practice of Clinical Dentistry
  • Gained MJDF qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Completed the 3 year Master of Clinical Dentistry in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital
  • Has presented at the European Association of Osseointegration and the European Federation of Periodontology

I am a specialist periodontist at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic. I provide a wide range of periodontal therapy including diagnosis and treatment planning, non-surgical as well as surgical periodontal therapy, including resective as well as regenerative procedures, using a range of biomaterials and periodontal plastic surgery procedures.

I have previously worked in various Oral and Maxillofacial Departments in Portsmouth, Canterbury and Charing Cross Hospital in London as well as within general dental practice and prison dentistry.

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Imram Azam

Specialist Endodontist 
BDS (Lond) 2004, MFCDP RCS (UK) 2007
GDC no. 83792

I help patients who have had some form of dental trauma.

  • Specialist in Root Canal Treatment
  • Graduated with from The Royal London Hospital in 2004 – awarded the University Gold Medal.
  • Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Endodontology from Eastman Dental Hospital in 2010 (distinction)
  • Won the Dentsply Maillefer Endodontic Prize in 2010
  • Attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, The Dawson Centre and The University of Southern California.

I am one of the Endodontists at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic. I help patients who have had some form of dental trauma, such as cracked teeth, and I am a specialist in Root Canal Treatment. I am dedicated to providing efficient treatment, helping my patients feel comfortable during procedures and achieving painless teeth.

I was awarded the Membership in Endodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh after winning the Dentspy Maillefer award in 2010. I am also currently registered as a Specialist in Endodontics with the General Dental Council.

I am committed to helping others achieve postgraduate education and I currently teach Endodontics in the Department of Continuing Professional Development at the Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Healthcare Sciences.

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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.

Avan Mohammed

Specialist Orthodontist 

BDS (LOND) 2011, MJDF RCS (ENG), PG CERT AESTHETIC MEDICINE (DISTINCTION,) M. ORTHO RCS (ENG), DOCTORATE (ORTHO)
GDS NO. 212238

I am passionate about helping my patients achieve an attractive smile.

  • Received undergraduate training from the University of London in 2011
  • Completed post graduate Orthodontic training and received a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry at The Royal London Hospital. She also studied the determinants of Mandibular Advancement Appliance adherence in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.
  • Received a Bachelors of Dental Surgery, a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Aesthetic Medicine from Queen Mary’s University of London
  • Intercollegiate Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Member of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • A member of the British Dental Association, British Orthodontic Society, American Association of Orthodontists, European Society of Orthodontics, World Federation of Orthodontists

I am a specialist orthodontist at City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic.

I offer a full range of orthodontic treatment options including traditional metal braces, ceramic and removable braces as well as growth modification treatment. I am a certified to provide Invisalign (invisible braces) and Incognito 3M (Lingual Orthodontics) treatments.

I have a passion for education which has led me to present at both regional and international orthodontic and surgical conferences. I pride myself on my warm, friendly and kind nature and I work hard to ensure all my patients feel at ease when sitting in the dentist chair.

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Julie Petersen

Dental Hygienist and Therapist 
BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (Ports) 2010
GDS 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 enjoy spending time with my two teenage children.  I am involved in a number of charities, all of which are close to my heart, which are listed below. In my spare time, I enjoy indulging my keen interest in astrology and playing tennis.

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

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Sarah Hayward

Dental Hygienist and Therapist 
BSc Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (Ports) 2009 
GDS 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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Pam Haines

Dental Nurse 
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 1998
GDC no. 163204

I am passionate about practicing and teaching dental nursing

I have been dental nursing since the late 1970s, moving on from nursing into practice management in 1997. Later I was registered CQC Manager.

I am also qualified to teach, assess and internally verify trainee dental nurses. Motivating and passing on my passion to trainee dental nurses is most rewarding. I am very pleased to be part of such an advanced dental practice.

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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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Ruth Johnson

Practice Manager 
Qual- National Certificate NEBDSA 1991
GDC no. 147879

My main role is to ensure that the practice delivers the highest standard of care to every patient, to maintain the efficient running of the practice and to develop and sustain a proficient team.

I ensure that all non-clinical aspects of the practice are managed, so that the clinicians are free to concentrate on their patients.

  • BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Dental Practice Management
  • Oral Health Education Certificate
  • Dental Surgery Assistant National Certificate

I began dental nursing in Stirling in 1989, qualifying from Edinburgh’s Telford College in 1991.

Having worked in NHS Practice, Private Practice and with the East Berkshire Community Dental Service, I have had the opportunity to work with some inspiring and wonderful colleagues and patients, who have taught me a lot over the years.

Practice Management has been my professional area for the last seven years.

I was delighted to join City Bridge Dental & Implant Clinic as Practice Manager in August 2016. It is pleasure working alongside such highly skilled dedicated professionals, and where patient care is paramount.

Outside work I enjoy spending time with my partner, three children, golden retriever, family and friends.

I also like to kayak and paddle board when I get the chance.  I love live music too.

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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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