Meet the team

At Edgar Buildings Dental and 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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Philip

Dr Andre Philip Pettemerides

Implantologist and prosthodontist
BDS (Sheffield) 1976
DPDS Diploma in Implant Dentistry (Bristol) 2000
GDC No. 50160

André Philip Pettemerides graduated from The University of Sheffield in 1976. He has since gained enormous experience in the fields of restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry. In particular he is recognised for his work on immediate loading of implants, aesthetic cases, the use of computer guided placement, Nobel Guide and the All-on-4 concept.

He has achieved the certificate, the advanced certificate and the diploma in implant dentistry with distinction from the Eastman Dental Institute at the University of London. He has continued his postgraduate education in France, Malta, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland and the USA.

Philip is an executive committee member of the British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, an affiliate member of The European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry, a member of the association of dental implantologists and in addition to his clinical work Philip has taken a keen academic interest and has had several articles published in scientific journals including the British and European Journals of Orthodontics.

Philip currently runs implant courses at Edgar Buildings Dental & Implant Clinic and is a senior lecturer at the Portman Academy. He has lectured on dental implants at home and in Sweden and has lectured for Nobel Biocare including the World Conference 2007 in Las Vegas and as the lead presenter for The Nobel Biocare Procera Roadshow.

Sally

Dr Sally Davies

Dentist
BDS (London) 1990
GDC No. 66307

Sally Davies qualified from Guys Hospital (University of London) in 1990.

Since qualification and prior to joining Edgar Buildings, Sally joined the Royal Army Dental Corps, where she served as a Captain for a three year short service commission, she then returned to general practice in Surrey for several years, before moving to Bath and joining Edgar Buildings Dental Care in 2000.

Sally has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry and new advancements. She attends courses frequently to keep up to date with the latest techniques in this rapidly expanding field. She enjoys the challenge of building trust with phobic patients.

Sally’s other interest is children’s dentistry, where the focus is in prevention, advice and careful treatment, using up to date techniques. She also enjoys providing crown/bridgework, dentures , root canal treatment and places the restorative stage for implants.

Jay

Dr Jay Wilson

Specialist Orthodontist
BDS (Birm), MFDS (RCS Eng) 2005, MPhil (Birm) 2003, MOrth (RCS Edin) 2011
GDC No. 82421

Jay qualified from Birmingham University in 2005 and worked as a general dentist before embarking on further training.

In 2005 Jay gained her Membership in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She then went on to start her Orthodontic Specialist training in 2006 and was awarded her Masters in Philosophy and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and gaining Specialist recognition in 2011.

Since then, Jay has spent time teaching Orthodontics at Bristol Dental Hospital and has worked in both dental practice & hospital environments.

Jay has continued to further her knowledge by attending courses in advanced Orthodontic procedures to provide treatments that are both patient care focused and at the forefront of modern orthodontics.

In particular, Jay’s interests lie in invisible Orthodontics including lingual systems (Incognito) and aligners (Invisalign) and also working with a combination of restorative and aesthetic adult orthodontic cases.

Jay is available for appointments at Edgar Buildings Dental Care.

James

Dr James Alfred Pope

Restorative Dentist
BDS (Liverpool) 1998, Dip Endo (Chester) 2020
GDC No. 74925

James attended the University of Liverpool and achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1998. In the twenty years since qualifying he has gained extensive experience in restorative and aesthetic dentistry working throughout this time in the general practice setting. James has a particular interest in root canal treatment and is currently undertaking a Masters in Endodontics at the University of Chester. He also has a keen interest in the restoration of implants and has been restoring those placed by Dr Philip Pettemerides for the past eight years.

Having also embarked on a course of study in implants in the last six months he also plans to add the placement of implants as a service to his patients in the coming years. With a strong appreciation of the evidence base, he uses contemporary materials and techniques to produce lifelike and functional restorations for his patients.

James is very much an outdoors person and in his spare time enjoys nothing more than being in the great outdoors with his partner and two children.

Fred

Dr Frederico Ferreira

Practice Limited to Endodontics
LMD (Lisbon) 2005, MSc Endodontics (London)
GDC no. 117443

Frederico originates from Portugal. After graduating from Porto, he has held a post at the University as a clinical assistant, worked in private practice and at a private Hospital.

Frederico has completed his MSc in Endodontics, with Distinction, at the prestigious King’s College London.

Frederico exclusively practices endodontics and collaborates as a clinical tutor at the Delta Dental Academy in Bristol.

He is also the UK Key Opinion Leader, for the award-winning German microscope brand CJOPTIK and Eighteeth Medical. Frederico is a member of the British Endodontic Society (BES), the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), the British Academy of Microscope Dentistry (BAMD) and the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED).

Lilian

Dr Liliana Ruzzene

Specialist Oral Surgeon
BDS University of Witwatersrand 1985
MDENT Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery 1991
FFD Fellow of the College of Medicine of South Africa- MFOS 1991
GDC No. 70039

Liliana graduated with BDS Cum Laude, at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1985, with distinctions in all final year subjects. This was achieved only once before in the history of the University of the Witwatersrand and has not been achieved since. She received numerous awards including the Gold Medal of the Dental Association of South Africa for the most outstanding graduate.

Liliana went on to specialize in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and trained at the world renowned Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg.

She attained a Masters Degree in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery in 1991, also gaining her Fellowship in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery through the College of Medicine of South Africa in the same year, with a thesis which has been widely quoted since, on Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction. She subsequently fulfilled the requirements set out by the General Dental Council, to be registered as a Specialist in Oral Surgery.

Liliana is exceptionally qualified for her role as an Oral Surgeon and Implant Surgeon.

Her extensive background in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery provided her with the perfect starting point for learning the finer points of implant surgery when she placed her first implant back in 1990.

Liliana's area of excellence in her specialization in orthognathic surgery, implantology and conservative and surgical management of Temporo-mandibular Joint disorders as well as minor oral surgery. She has placed in excess of 6000 dental implants.

Liliana and her family relocated to the UK in August 2019.

Liliana has recently completed an intensive course with Prof. Bob Khanna on facial threads and wrinkle treatments. Facial Aesthetics is an area which Liliana is keen to expand in and use her vast knowledge of facial anatomy to create stunning results for her patients.

Liliana constantly strives to follow the highest professional and ethical standards to ensure her patients have a functional, healthy, and aesthetic smile throughout their lifetime.

She offers comprehensive oral surgical care utilizing the latest advancements in oral surgery, implantology and bone augmentation procedures including complex intra-oral grafting. She is actively involved in oral surgery and implant education.

Gurvinder

Dr Gurvinder Sokhi

Special Interest in Restorative
BDS (Lond) 2001
MFDS RCS (Ed) 2007
MSC Cons Dent (Lond) 2018
GDC No. 79851

Gurvinder qualified from Guy’s Hospital in 2001 and since then has gained wide ranging experience in dentistry both within the practice and hospital settings. He has held senior house office and staff grade positions in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in the West Midlands. It was during this time that he successfully completed the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons (MFDS) examination with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Prior to his move to Bath, he was a practice principal of a successful dental practice in London. Gurvinder gained an MSc in Conservative Dentistry from the Eastman Dental Hospital in London. This was an intense, year long full time programme, that required the treatment of patients with a variety of complex dental needs. Gurvinder is now the principal dentist at Edgar Buildings Dental & Implant Clinic.

Gurvinder regularly updates his knowledge and skills through proactive learning and has a special interest in prosthodontics.

Danielle

Dr Danielle Partt

Dentist
BSc (Hons) Staffordshire University 2016
BDS Bristol University 2021
GDC No. 296625

Danielle graduated from Bristol Dental School in 2021 having gained a first-class honours degree in Biomedical Science in 2016. Danielle takes great pride in her ability to put nervous patients at ease and enjoys educating children and parents on good dental habits from an early age.

Whilst Danielle loves all aspects of dentistry, she has found a particular passion for smile makeovers and is a provider of Invisalign®, ClearSmile, Inman Aligners, composite bonding and whitening. She also enjoys keeping up to date with the latest techniques by regularly taking courses in these fields.

Outside of dentistry Danielle enjoys a multitude of outdoor pursuits with her husband Alex and puppy Moose.

Dr Irina Kurteva

Dentist
Doctor of Dental Medicine DDM 2005 (Sofia)
GDC No. 141797

Rippon Sanagera

Rippon Sanagera

Specialist Orthodontist

Rippon qualified from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ in London in 2003. She had an interest in surgery and this led to her spending 9 years training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She spent 5 years as a Specialty Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in various hospitals in the South East including Royal London Hospital, where she was also a Honorary Clinical lecturer and involved in undergraduate dental training. In this time, she also obtained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In 2012 at a London Conference, Rippon was awarded the Associate Fellow’s Prize by the British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, for the best presentation of a clinical study, she had conducted in third molar surgery at the Royal London Hospital. She has been an examiner for the General Dental Council/Royal College of Surgeons London for 9 years, examining overseas dentists and continues to examine.

Through Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Rippon’s interest in jaw surgery, this led her path to specialising in Orthodontics. She undertook higher specialist training in Orthodontics at Birmingham Dental Hospital and Worcestershire Royal Hospital. As part of her training, she also completed a Masters in Research, looking at the self-esteem and quality of life in patients undergoing jaw surgery. She successfully completed training and was awarded a Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and is recognised as a Specialist in Orthodontics with the General Dental Council.

Rippon works in both NHS and Private practice in Gloucestershire and the Midlands. After qualifying, she continued to work as an Orthodontist at Birmingham Dental Hospital, where she dealt with an array of complex cases including surgical. She has a keen interest in aesthetic Orthodontics including Invisalign, treating mild to complex cases and experienced in Invisalign Teen. She loves keeping up to date with the constant changes and advancement in Orthodontics using an array of digital systems, designed to make life easier for patients and making that new smile easily accessible.

With her experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rippon has completed training in Advanced Facial Aesthetics. Specialist Orthodontists are taught a higher level of training in facial proportions and facial balance and Rippon enjoys enhancing natural beauty and facial rejuvenation.

In her spare time, Rippon is kept busy with her young dog and enjoys exploring the Cotswolds with him, one of his favourite spots being Leckhampton Hill.

Jacquie

Jacquie Bamber

Hygienist
CEB CERT IN DENTAL HYGIENE 1991 RDH, BA (Ed Studs)
GDC No. 4085

Jacquie qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Edinburgh University Dental Hospital in 1991.

On the first day of her new position as a Hygienist she had HGV training! Her week was split between driving a smiley faced ‘Donald The Dental Van’ around the winding and often snowy roads of Central Scotland and the Trossachs treating 100’s of children (and is surprised she actually has any fingers left! ) and also providing Oral Health Education in primary and secondary schools and to other health care professionals. She had great fun for 3 years there.

After moving to the north of England she continued to work for many years mainly in private dentistry, before moving south to Bristol when she joined Portman Edgar Buildings in the Autumn of 2018.

She loves teaching others, and obtained a BA in Educational Studies in 1997 from The University of Stirling, together with other teaching qualifications.
She always loves learning new stuff, especially what it really means to be human and what makes us all tick. She is fasciated by the mind, brain and body’s (including the mouth) interconnectedness to health, well-being and disease.

She has spent the last 15 years studying neuroscience, positive psychology, CBT, NLP, Psycho-spiritual psychology and Non Duality.

She has a very holistic approach to her work as a Hygienist, and is always aware that she is treating a ‘whole person’ not just a mouth, and loves helping her patients ‘join the dots’ to their dental and general health in a simple practical way.

Her gentle calm approach helps patients who are particularly nervous and anxious about having dental treatment settle quickly and easily, and she makes sure everyone feels safe.

Jacquie offers Direct Access Hygienist appointments without a dentist referral and looks forward to welcoming you.

Nicki

Nichola Tong

Hygienist
R.D.H BSc (Hons) DIPDH
GDC No. 4071

Darby

Darby Neil

Practice Manager
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016
GDC No. 268854

Darby has worked at Edgar Buildings since 2017. She was formally our lead nurse and treatment co-ordinator. The whole team are thrilled for her to become practice manager in February 2023.

Darby has experience nursing in implants, orthodontics, oral surgery and much more. She works closely with the team and clinicians to be able to provide and deliver great care to our patients. She is a fantastic support to the team; with her positive outlook she is looking excited for the future of the practice.

Outside of work Darby enjoys competing in netball and spending time with her nieces and nephews.

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Rachel Bray

Head Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019
GDC no. 286467

Rachel joined the Edgar Buildings dental team in 2021 and we don’t know what we would do without her! Rachel is incredibly hard working and a true team player. She enjoys all aspects of oral surgery and works alongside Liliana Ruzzene and Philip Pettemerides. Nothing is too much to ask of Rachel, her friendly comforting manner is always recognised by patients and colleagues. Rachel has recently achieved her Implant Nursing Qualification and she became our head nurse in March 2023. She continues with her passion to keep learning and has started the BDA Dental Radiography course in June 2024.

Outside of work she has an interest in photography, baking and renovating her home with her partner.

Rebecca Corrigan

Dental nurse
Certificate of Higher Education in Dental Nursing Teesside University 2018
GDC No. 291895

Rebecca works closely with our Endodontist Frederico and thoroughly enjoys developing her skills and ensuring the patient has a smooth and pleasant experience. When she’s not with Fred you will usually find her with one of our general dentists, Sally or with our Oral Surgeon, Lilliana.

Outside of work Rebecca enjoys dining out and being with friends and family.

Rhian

Rhian James

Dental Nurse
DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING LEVEL 3 QCF CITY & GUILDS 2024
GDC NO. 316392

Rhian qualified with us in April 2024 and we couldn’t be prouder of her. She has proven herself to be a real asset to the team and takes pride in everything that she does. You will find Rhian working alongside James Pope where she has honed her nursing skills in general dentistry and excels in her care and support for nervous patients. We have no doubt that Rhian will continue to blossom in her dental career and we are excited to watch her grow more and more.

In her spare time Rhian likes to spend time with her friends and family. She enjoys her music and going to festivals. She also spends her time working at her families Tanning shop.

Olivia Norris

Olivia Norris

Trainee Dental Nurse

Olivia joined our Edgar family in March 2022. She is continuing to show great promise with her training and extra tasks that she has taken on. She is extremely friendly, caring, and always beaming a smile! Olivia has found a passion for Orthodontic nursing and gets on famously with both Jay and Rippon. She is also trained to work with our Endodontist and shows passion in ensuring her surgeries are ran smoothly.

Outside of work Olivia enjoys going down to the coast with her friends and researching her next holiday abroad.

Cody Little

Cody Little

Trainee Dental Nurse

Cody joined the Edgar Buildings team in March 2024 after moving to Bath from Minehead with her partner. She is a little ball of energy that has taken to nursing like a fish in water. She is always happy to lend a helping hand and gain knowledge by working with all of our clinicians. She has settled in well and everyone has been highly impressed with her. You will see Cody working with our General Dentists – although she has shown an interest in Implants and Oral Surgery too.

When she’s not at work she enjoys long walks with her Partner, Callum and visiting friends and family back home. She loves to be by the coast and takes pleasure in painting landscapes.

Carol

Carol Thompson

Receptionist

Carol has been an irreplaceable member of Edgar buildings Dental team for over 25 years. Carol has a great relationship with patients new and existing, they are always happy to see her, welcoming all with a familiar friendly smile. Carol has a lovely relationship with all colleagues and clinicians, always there to give advice and support. She also takes pride in creating our beautiful window boxes which brighten up the reception area.

Jo Hurd

Jo Hurd

Receptionist

Jo has a wonderful approach with all patients and is a valued member of the dental team. Jo is passionate about getting to know all of our patients and making sure they receive quality service and attention at each visiting appointment. Jo’s attention to detail and calm demeanour has always been a great attribute to the reception dream team.

Philippa Robinson

Philippa Robinson

Receptionist

Philippa joined Edgar Buildings in August 2022 after moving back to the beautiful city of Bath. She has experience working in a medical environment and is passionate about improving her knowledge of dentistry. Philippa has a very calming and friendly nature, putting nervous patients at ease when they arrive at the practice.

Outside of work Philippa enjoys holidays with her two sons.

Lesley

Lesley Quintana

Admin Manager

Lesley has been at Edgar Buildings for over 40 years joining in 1979. She is the lexicon to everything at Edgar and we quite simply wouldn’t be able to function without her. She is the go-to team member when you need anything at all. Lesley is our administration manger she liaises with the dentists and nurses to send thorough treatment plans to our existing patients making sure they receive all the information they need to be able to proceed with dental or specialist treatment. She also works closely with our practice manager maintaining the smooth running of the practice. Lesley started at Edgar Buildings as a dental nurse and hasn’t been able to leave us since

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