We rely on a wide support team of dental nurses, reception staff and a practice management team made up of full and part time staff. We focus on developing our team to help provide the best care possible so many of our team are trained to facilitate or provide portions of your care, from managing your patient journey to taking X-rays and impression.
GDC number 80765
BDS (Cardiff), MJDF, MSc Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry, MAcadMEd
Russell qualified from Cardiff, University of Wales, College of Medicine in 2002 and he has worked in General Practice in the Chepstow area since he qualified.
Russell has a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry providing cosmetic improvements and rehabilitations for his patients. With a Masters degree in Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry as well as completing the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons and experience in the provision of C-fast and Invisalign cosmetic orthodontics – Russell can combine various techniques to produce the best cosmetic result in the most conservative manner, preserving natural tooth tissue.
As well as working to keep the practice at the leading edge, Russell particularly enjoys working with anxious patients and offering an overall relaxing experience when providing care.
Russell is also a member of the Academy of Medical Educators, and works as a Clinical Supervisor in the teaching hospital in Cardiff, helping to guide the development of the next generation of dentists and providing mentorship for graduate dentists in the practice setting at BPDS.
Outside of work Russell enjoys spending time with his wife (our manager) and children. He is an enthusiastic hockey player, playing outfield and in goal for Whitchurch Hockey Club in Cardiff and for the Welsh Masters [insert ever increasing age group here] hockey team. He umpires and coaches for the youth and senior teams at Whitchurch and Gwent Hockey clubs in his spare time.
GDC number 212455
Laura qualified from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in 2011.
She has since moved back to South Wales where she has gained experience working within both a hospital & Dental Clinic setting. Laura joined our practice in February 2016. Laura has a particular interest in Minor Oral Surgery
Laura has a passion for playing Clarinet and Saxophone and continues to play within a community orchestra.
GDC number 290529
Leah qualified from Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry in 2020 and joined the practice in her first year as a foundation dentist.
On completion of her year’s post Leah decided to join continue with the practice and now works full time as an associate dentist
BPDS is accredited as a “Dental Foundation Training” (DFT) practice. DFT are specially selected to offer a supportive environment to aid support the development of recently graduated dentists. DF dentists are fully qualified but have chosen to further develop the the DF program under the guidance of a more experienced dental mentor. Russell Gidney and Laura Davies are appointed as mentor and will offer advice, support and supervision for patient care.
DF dentists are on a fixed 1 year contract with the practice. Patients treated with the DF can expect the a change of dentist after September before being allocated to one of our associate dentist’s patient lists. Quality of patient care remains the main priority at all times
Dental Therapists provide full care of teeth and gums, offering cleaning, routine fillings and total care for deciduous (milk) teeth. You may be referred to our therapist by your dentist for some or all of your treatment or for your routine assessment
For more information regarding the role of the Dental Therapist, click here.
GDC number 259299
Dip HE Dip DT (Newcastle)
Hollie qualified in Newcastle in 2016 as a dental hygienist and therapist and has worked at the practic since then. Hollie is an experienced and valued member of the team and works closley with the dentists to manage individual care.
GDC number 119521
BSc(Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (Cardiff
Bonnie qualifed as a dental therapist in 2021, building on years of experience in dentistry in South Wales.
Dental Hygienists work alongside the dentists to help maintain and improve the condition of your gums and teeth. As well as helping you understand how your homecare routine will prolong the life of your teeth and treating periodontal disease, hygienists can improve your smile by reducing staining.
For more information regarding the role of the Dental Hygienist, click here.
GDC number 104195
Dip HE (Cardiff)
Melissa started with the practice in September 2008 after graduating at Cardiff university in 2006.
Mel’s very passionate about her work and strives to build excellent relationships with patients in order to provide care that is tailored to each individual to make them feel as comfortable as possible during treatment.
Outside of work, Mel is mum to two teenage boys and Millie her labradoodle which she enjoys taking on long walks. Her other hobbies include going to the gym, baking and reading.
GDC number 259299
Daniel qualified from Cardiff Dental School in July 2015 and joined the practice in September 2015 and left in 2020.
GDC number 114383
Jess worked in BPDS for a period in 2008/9 before leaving to have children. Jess, now with 3 children, worked for a few years in Lydney when she returned to work but she jumped at the chance of returning to BPDS in 2017, leaving in 2020
GDC Number: 112792
BDS (Bristol), MFDS RCS(Ed), PGDip Endo (UCL)
Cameron joined the practice in 2013 and left in 2016Special interest in Endodontics (root fillings)
GDC Number: 125334
Dip HE Dip DT (Cardiff)
Gemma qualified in Cardiff in 2007 with distinction.
She then started work in the practice in January 2008 on the Introduction-To-Practice scheme and worked with us until she had her first child in 2016
GDC Number: 148751
BDS, MDS (Chennai) MFDS RCPS (Glasgow)
Sridhar qualified in 1998 at Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai India where he then went on to complete his MDS in 2001.
He has since moved to the UK, completing his MFDS RCPS in Glasgow in 2005 and has most recently been working within a Dental Clinic in Gloucester. Sridhar joined our practice in January 2016 and left October 2016