Meet the Horfield Dental Care team
Our team aims to keep at the forefront of dental education, and are constantly striving to deliver the very highest level of patient care.
Mr Phillip ChanDentist BDS WALES 2007 GDC Number: 114371 GDC Date of Registration: 17 Jul 2007
Phillip is the Practice Principal at Horfield Dental Care.
He qualified from Cardiff University in 2007 spending part of his undergraduate career studying at Malmo University-Sweden.
Since qualifying he has worked in practices in Bristol, Cardiff and the surrounding areas.
In 2011 he completed a postgraduate Dental Implantology course at Cardiff University. Since 2011 Phillip has continued to exclusively provide implant treatment at several practices allowing him to gain valuable experience in this field. Phillip is a member of the International Team of Implantologists and treats all implant cases within Horfield Dental Care accepting referrals from other practitioners who require this service.
As well as dental implants, Phillip enjoys all areas of general dentistry but he has a particular interest in Cosmetic Dentistry. He is certified to provide cosmetically focused braces and together with simple restorative techniques and whitening, he is able to produce the best cosmetic results in a simple, conservative manner.
Outside of dentistry Phillip enjoys playing and watching Rugby, keeping active and travelling.
Mr Andrew CurranDentist BDS BRIST 2012 GDC Number: 229114 GDC Date of Registration: 17 Jul 2012
After graduating from Bristol University in 2012 with Merit in Restorative and Paediatric Dentistry and Distinction in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, Andrew returned to his home city of Newcastle upon Tyne to work for a year before travelling back to Bristol and joining Horfield Dental Care in 2013.
Andrew enjoys the unique blend of artistry, science and medicine that Dentistry offers, and he has a particular interest in minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry and smile makeovers involving CFast aesthetic braces. Andrew has great patience and is keen on alleviating the fears of anxious patients, particularly those who have struggled to visit the Dentist in the past, and are motivated to improve their oral health. For Andrew, working in a profession such as Dentistry, there is nothing more rewarding than helping someone conquer this fear and turn their lives around.
Outside of Dentistry, Andrew is a big film fan and enjoys keeping fit at the gym and playing football.
Mr Simon CottellDentist BDS Cardiff 2017 GDC Number: 271900 GDC Date of Registration: 21 Jul 2017
Simon focuses on improving every patient’s relationship with dentistry and their oral health. Spending time listening to patients’ individual concerns allows him to tailor each dental experience to that patient and their unique needs, this could be through using the latest cosmetic techniques to give patients more confidence in their smile, or helping patients to overcome their lifelong dental anxiety by providing pain-free dentistry in a relaxing environment.
Ranked in the top 5% of new dentists in the UK after graduating from Cardiff dental school in 2017, Simon worked in a city-centre practice in Cardiff. While working there he was shortlisted for a ‘Future of Dentistry‘ award for a case he completed demonstrating his ability in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.
Simon’s passion for minimally invasive restorative dentistry has led him to undertake a wide variety of post graduate training including attending numerous courses on cosmetically focused orthodontics., this allows him to straighten a patient’s teeth before then whitening them, and finally re-shaping then using advanced clinical restorative filling materials in order to provide patients with a perfect smile in the most healthy and natural way possible.
When not at work Simon enjoys playing and watching a wide variety of sports including golf, rugby and football.
Bernadine LusbyHygienist CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1994 GDC Number: 4727 GDC Date of Registration: 27 Sep 1994
Qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1994. She has been in Horfield Dental Care since 2013 having previously worked in various private practices in Bath and Bristol.
Bea’s passion is to help people establish and maintain heathly mouths. She focuses her treatment and advice based on patient’s needs.
Victoria WorthDental Hygienist Dip Dent Hygiene Brist 2011 GDC Number: 212906 GDC Date of Registration: 01 Aug 2011
Victoria qualified from the University of Bristol in 2011, and awarded the Marsh Midda prize for best research project.
Following graduation Victoria worked in Bristol Dental Hospital where she was then awarded funding for a Masters Degree by research, focusing on the differences that children with cleft lip and palate face in terms of dental decay, compared with unaffected children. This culminated in her research being published in the British Dental Journal.
Alongside Victoria's role at Horfield Dental Care, she also works as the clinical lead for a Consultant Periodontist in a private specialist referral practice in Bristol. This has enabled her to gain a wealth of experience; in dealing with complex periodontal cases, and keeping up to date with the latest techniques in treating gum disease.
Victoria understands many people find the dental environment challenging, her goal is to work together with her patients to achieve a healthy mouth, in welcoming and comfortable surrounding.
Sarah HartryPractice Manager Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2000 Level 4 Professional Diploma in Dental Practice Management GDC Number: 128452 GDC Date of Registration: 17 Jan 2008
Sarah joined the practice in 2001 as a qualified dental nurse and after gaining the BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Practice Management with Distinction in 2008, took the role of Practice Manager and receptionist.
Sarah is committed to ensuring your experience at Horfield Dental Care is as pleasant as possible, and enjoys making patients feel comfortable and welcome at the practice.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys travelling, keeping fit with swimming and zumba, and watching Liverpool FC.
Sarah LawrenceDental Nurse National Certificate NEBDN 1998 GDC Number: 134097 GDC Date of Registration: 19 Feb 2008
Emily LaneDental Nurse National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2017 GDC Number: 273368 GDC Date of Registration: 21 Sep 2017
Kelly GillettDental Nurse National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2015 GDC Number: 260074 GDC Date of Registration: 07 Sep 2015
Najma MohammedDental Nurse National Certificate NEBDN 2018 GDC Number: 279774 GDC Date of Registration: 21 Sep 2018
Olivia WillsTrainee Nurse