Dr Janet Barker

Dr Janet Barker

Principal Dentist


Janet qualified with Honours from the Royal London Hospital in 1977 and has since completed two further Diplomas in General Dental Practice and Post Graduate Dental Surgery. As the practice principal, she places great emphasis on Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and all practice members are encouraged to undertake regular training courses. Janet has completed formal training in Dental Implants and now offers this treatment to our patients.
General Dental Council No: 51691

Dr Richard MearsDr Richard Mears



Richard qualified from the University of Bristol in 2009. He returned home to the West Country and spent two years working in Cornwall. There he worked in a busy practice and as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery. He moved back to Bristol in 2011 and has been with the practice since July 2011. Richard covers the full range of general dental practice and has also trained in the Inman Aligner removable orthodontic system. He gained his Membership of the Joint Dental Faculty MJDF(RCS- Eng) in 2012.

General Dental Council No: 176997

Dr Chris Bell Dr Chris Bell

Specialist in Oral Surgery


Chris graduated from the Bristol Dental School in 1980.  He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Faculty of Dentistry in 1984 and gained his Masters in Dental Science in 2002. Chris is a registered specialist in oral surgery and a full time member of staff at the Bristol Dental Hospital and Bristol Dental School, where he has a particular interest in Dental Implants.  Chris has also worked in the Republic of Ireland for the past 12 years where he carries out regular oral surgery and implant clinics.

General Dental Council No: 54662

Mary DuserteDr Mara Duserte


Biography coming Soon…
General Dental Council No: 209196


Anne Wynne

Anne Wynne 


CEB Dip Dent Hygiene

Ann qualified as a hygienist at Bristol Dental Hospital in 1993 and has been with the Combe Road practice since 2005. Anne works with us on Wednesdays, Fridays and the occasional Saturday.

General Dental Council No: 4581


Paula Jay 

Associate Hygienist


Paula entered dentistry in 1994 after successfully replying to a job ad to become a Dental Nurse. She moved to London in 2002 to further her career to become a Dental Hygienist and has since gained much experience across general, private, hospital based and speciality practices. Paula has worked at Combe road on an associate basis since May 2016.

General Dental Council No: 6455

Nash BlundellNash Blundell

Dental Technician

Nash joined the practice part-time in August 2007 and worked with Janet to set up our dental laboratory. He joined us full-time in May 2008. Nash qualified at the Brooklands Technical College in 1980 and had his own dental laboratory in Bristol from 1992 prior to joining the team at Combe Road.

General Dental Council No: 118369

Jenny FordJoanne Barker BSc(Hons) RDN

Practice Manager/Registered Dental Nurse

Joanne graduated from Plymouth University in 2001 with a BSc (Honours) degree in Psychology. She later qualified as a Dental Nurse at Plymouth Hospital in 2003. She joined the practice in 2016 as our Sunday dental nurse, and then joined our permanent staff as Practice Manager in March 2017.
General Dental Council No: 134003


Trudy Stone RDN OHETrudy Stone

Registered Dental Nurse & Oral Health Educator

Trudy qualified with distinction as Dental Nurse in 1989 and gained her Oral Health Educator qualification in 1999. She joined the practice in 2002 and works part time as a Dental Nurse.

General Dental Council No: 109717


Carly SpinkCarly Spink RDN

Registered Dental Nurse

Carly started dental nursing in 2005 and gained her qualification in 2007 while working in Clevedon. She has worked for the practice numerous times as a locum dental nurse and joined us as a permanent member of staff in May 2017. Carly is the Infection Control Lead for the Practice.
General Dental Council No: 148104


Leanne SmithLeanne Smith

Registered Dental Nurse

Leanne joined the practice as Receptionist and Trainee Dental Nurse in June 2016. Leanne comes from Portishead and attended Gordano School. Leanne has recently completed her qualification in Dental Sedation Nursing.
General Dental Council No: 279259

Chloe PerryChloe Aitchison

Registered Dental Nurse

Chloe comes from Portishead and attended Gordano School. She has been a dental nurse since 2015 and joined the practice in June 2017 after a break from nursing to have her son.
General Dental Council No: 281955


Krystyna Molony 

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Biography coming soon


Mary ChapmaMary Chapman

Registered Dental Nurse

Mary joined the practice in August 2017. She has many years’ experience as a Dental Nurse and Dental Receptionist and now uses all the skills she has gained to support the smooth running of the practice.
General Dental Council No: 120183


Lucy HarrisLucy Harris


Lucy graduated from Plymouth University in 2019 with a BA (Honours) degree in Theatre and Performance. She then joined the Practice in January 2020 as our full time Receptionist.