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Our well-trained, friendly team aim to make your dental visit a pleasant one. We’re committed to continuing education and aim to provide you with the highest quality care.

Meet the Dental Team

  • Andrew House

    Partner Dentist
    Andrew House
    BDS (Bristol) 1995 GDC No. 70932

    Andrew qualified from the University of Bristol in 1995. He’s a member of the Avon Local Dental Committee and a Foundation Dentist Trainer. He holds a Teaching Certificate from the University of Bristol to support his mentoring of young dental professionals. He is interested in sports dentistry and has completed the year-long Sports Dentistry course at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Andrew is proud to be Bristol Rugby Club’s Dentist.

  • Tom Westcott

    Partner Dentist
    Tom Westcott
    BDS (Bristol) 2002 GDC No. 80569

    Tom is originally from Gower in South Wales and graduated from Bristol Dental School in 2002. As a Foundation Dentist Trainer for the South West Dental Postgraduate Deanery, Tom has been mentoring and supporting young dentists since 2011. He also holds a University of Bristol Teaching Certificate and is committed to continuing professional development. Tom enjoys providing all aspects of general family dentistry.

  • Lucy Davis

    Lucy Davies
    BDS (Manchester) 2002 GDC No. 80486

    Lucy qualified from the University of Manchester Dental School in 2002 and has since undertaken post-graduate training in Oral Surgery. She particularly enjoys helping anxious patients and people who lack confidence in their smile.

    Lucy has been trained by Dr Bob Khanna and provides various facial aesthetic treatments including dermal fillers for her patients.

  • Kate House

    Kate House
    BDS, MFDS RCPS (Glasg), MOrth RCS (Edin), DDS (Bristol), FDS Orth RCS (Edin) GDC No. 74474

    Kate qualified from Bristol University in 1998 and undertook her postgraduate orthodontic training at Bristol Dental Hospital to gain her orthodontic specialist qualifications in 2008. She held an Orthodontic Consultant position at Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals from 2008-2014. Kate is now a Consultant at Bristol Dental Hospital and, as well as providing orthodontic treatment for her patients, also teaches dental undergraduates, orthodontic postgraduates and orthodontic therapists.

  • Dylan Rakhra

    Associate Dentist

    BA (Hons) BDS MA (Hons) Bris. GDC No. 271172

    Dylan graduated from the University of Bristol in 2017. He currently works with us as an associate dentist after completing a NIHR-funded Academic Clinical Fellowship in Primary Care Dentistry. He has worked at Portishead Dental Practice since he qualified, with the rest of his time split between the Bristol Dental Hospital and the University of Bristol. Dylan holds a Bachelor's degree in Medical Humanities and a Master's degree in Philosophy and has a continued interest in the Philosophy of Illness, in which he has published multiple academic papers.

    Dylan has completed post-graduate training in dental sleep medicine can provide advice and help in treating both snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea with the provision of oral appliances, such as a mandibular advancement device. Day-to-day, Dylan strives to deliver high quality general dentistry with a particular interest in Endodontics (root canal therapy) and has maintains a strong focus on preventative care.

  • Tasha Draper

    Associate Dentist

    Foundation Dentist
    BDS (Cardiff) GDC No. 301814

    Tasha is originally from Bristol and has worked at Portishead Dental Practice since she qualified from Cardiff University in 2022. She has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and has had further education and training in this area. Tasha also likes to work with anxious patients and to help them to feel more at ease during their dental appointments. In her spare time, Tasha enjoys drawing, painting, and cooking.

  • Karina Winderam

    Karina Winderam
    BDS (London) GDC No. 309712
  • Benjamin Merrick


    Benjamin Merrick
    BDS (Newcastle) GDC No. 308349
  • Jasmine O'Donoghue


    Dentist Hygienist
    GDC No. 253670

    Jasmine graduated from the University of Bristol with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene. She is dedicated to her professional development and constantly strives to provide the best quality treatment.

    She regularly attends courses for Dental Hygienists to keep up to date with the latest evidence and techniques.

    Creating relationships with patients is a vital aspect of her role and she is always glad to provide advice and support, working with you to ensure you are taking the best care of your teeth and gums.

  • Cat Lennox


    Dentist Hygienist
    GDC No. 255393

    Cat graduated from Cardiff University with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 2019 after working as a Dental Nurse for over 5 years.

    Cat works to provide tailored oral hygiene advice and treatment to each patient and is passionate about working with anxious patients to help them feel comfortable during appointments.

  • Nursing Team

    Nursing Team

    Our nursing staff aim to make your visit as comfortable as possible and give you the help and support you need during treatment. We’re committed to their continued professional training.

    Susan Place GDC No. 256753

    Charlotte Downes GDC No. 248619

    Lilly Lloyd GDC No. 291963

    Francesca Bell GDC No. 290157

    Ara Wilson GDC No. 295379

    Krystyna Molony GDC No. 299695

    Sophie Mussett GDC No. 311844

    Leigh Burge GDC No. 311707

    Kate Barnes GDC No. 311845

    OIivia Taylor Trainee Dental Nurse

  • Emma Lee

    Practice Manager

    Dental Practice Manager

    Emma has held the role of practice manager since 2019, she started working at the practice, as a dental nurse, in 2005.

    She is passionate about excellent patient care and supporting our fantastic team.

  • Reception Team

    Reception Staff

    Our friendly, welcoming and caring reception team are on hand to make appointments for you and also make you feel more relaxed about your visit.

    Carla Price

    Amy Collins

    Helen White

    Kirsten Johnson